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For the fourth month in a row, Microsoft patches Windows zero-day used in the wild

Today, Microsoft released its monthly security patches –known as the Patch Tuesday updates. This month the Redmond-based company fixed 38 vulnerabilities across a large set of products. For the fourth month in a row, Microsoft patched a Windows OS zero-day vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild. Just like in the last two months, and for the third month… Read more →

Itaú and Standard Chartered launch LatAm’s first blockchain-based loan platform

Brazil’s largest private bank Itaú Unibanco and Standard Chartered have successfully concluded the development and testing of Latin America’s first blockchain-based proof of concept for loans. In parallel, Itaú Unibanco has borrowed US$ 100 million through a club loan – a type of small syndicated loan – from Standard Chartered and Wells Fargo. The blockchain PoC was carried out using… Read more →

Kubernetes etcd data project joins CNCF

techrepublic Kubernetes: The smart person’s guide Kubernetes is a series of open source projects for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Find out why the ecosystem matters, how to use it, and more. Read More How do you store data across a Kubernetes container cluster? With etcd. This essential part of Kubernetes has been managed by CoreOS/Red… Read more →

Adobe updates Sign with Government ID Authentication feature

Adobe on Tuesday released new updates to Adobe Sign focused on digital onboarding and enrollment, including what the company is calling an “industry-first” feature that aims to increase signer security using a smartphone and a selfie. The new signer identification feature is called Government ID Authentication, and it lets users snap a photo of their driver’s license or passport as… Read more →

Facebook is no longer the best place to work in the US, says Glassdoor

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Grab opens Malaysia research facility to boost driver safety, communications capabilities

Grab has opened a research and development (R&D) facility in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, which will focus its efforts on tapping machine learning to improve driver safety as well as developing real-time communications capabilities. The new R&D lab is its seventh worldwide and first in the country where Grab was founded in 2012, when it began as a… Read more →

Australia’s encryption laws will fall foul of differing definitions

(Image: Heide Benser/Corbis) At the core of Australia’s controversial new encryption laws sits a conundrum. How can a communications provider create a way to access specific encrypted communications without also creating a prohibited “systemic weakness” that can be used to access any of these communications more widely? must read What’s actually in Australia’s encryption laws? Everything you need to know… Read more →

IBM, Nvidia pair up on AI-optimized converged storage system

IBM launched a storage system designed with Nvidia for artificial intelligence workloads and use of data tools such as TensorFlow, PyTorch and Spark. The effort, called IBM Spectrum AI with Nvidia DGX, is a converged system the combines a software-defined file system, all-flash and Nvidia’s DGX-1 GPU system. IBM Spectrum AI is part of a broader trend by storage vendors… Read more →

UNSW and Swinburne launch initiatives exploring the future of work

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Hackers ramp up attacks on mining rigs before Ethereum price crashes into the gutter

Hackers have set off in motion a massive campaign that scans for Internet-exposed Ethereum wallets and mining equipment, ZDNet has learned today. The mass-scan campaign has been raging for at least a week, since December 3, Troy Mursch, co-founder of Bad Packets LLC told ZDNet. Attackers are scanning for devices with port 8545 exposed online. This is the standard port… Read more →

Best Green Monday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

Let’s face it: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are “holidays” that retailers invented in order to get you spending money at their stores during the holidays. But why stop at just two days? Well, there’s actually a little-known third, called Green Monday, and you can thank eBay for it. In 2007, eBay invented Green Monday. It’s usually the second Monday… Read more →