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Citing concerns from NASA, senators urge FCC to rein in 5G expansion

executive guide What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution It’s a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet, replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and maintenance costs. Read More Two senators this week urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rein in… Read more →

Patch status for the new MDS attacks against Intel CPUs

Earlier today, a group of academics and security researchers disclosed a new vulnerability class impacting Intel CPUs. Known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks, these vulnerabilities allow threat actors to retrieve data that is being processed inside Intel CPUs, even from processes an attacker’s code should not have access. Four MDS attacks have been disclosed today, with Zombieload being considered… Read more →

Linux vs. Zombieload

New ‘Spectre-class’ flaws in Intel CPUs might be revealed soon Reports are emerging about eight new ‘Spectre-class’ security CPU vulnerabilities. Read more: Zombieload sounds like a bad horror adult film, but it’s actually the latest class of Intel processors security vulnerabilities. Discovered by researchers, attackers can use Zombieload to steal data being used inside a CPU. Oh, boy. The… Read more →

New Relic rolls out New Relic One, aims to identify codependency of containers, microservices, cloud, apps

A screenshot of New Relic One. Special Report Riding the DevOps revolution You can download all of the articles in this special report in one PDF (free registration required). Read More New Relic, which provides DevOps and application monitoring software, launched an extension to its platform called New Relic One that visualizes data and maps complex environments. The effort is… Read more →

Intel CPUs impacted by new Zombieload side-channel attack

Academics have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel processors that can allow attackers to retrieve data being processed inside a CPU. The leading attack in this new vulnerability class is a security flaw named Zombieload, which is another side-channel attack in the same category as Meltdown, Spectre, and Foreshadow. New attack on speculative execution Just like the first… Read more →

Single server ties hacked diplomatic cables to Chinese cyberattacks worldwide

The most hacked passwords: Is yours one of them? Your name, your favorite football team and your favourite band: The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has released a list of the 100,000 most common passwords to appear in data breaches. Read more: A single command-and-control (C2) has revealed an extensive web of activity related to Chinese cyberattack groups, researchers… Read more →

Sisense merges with Periscope Data

Consolidation in the analytics world continues this week, as New York-based Sisense, a member of the newer team of self-service BI providers, is announcing its merger with San Francisco-based Periscope Data. Periscope Data was initially known for its SQL-based interface to data visualization and later for the addition of R and Python to its platform. Sisense, in addition to offering… Read more →

OnePlus launches OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G as it straddles premium, mid-premium smartphones

OnePlus Pro 7 OnePlus CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More OnePlus rolled out its OnePlus 7 series of flagship devices, including the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, with availability ranging from May 21 to June. Given the mix of features and pricing the… Read more →

Microsoft wants its Azure servers to be as durable as tardigrades

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is working on multiple fronts to improve resiliency of its Azure datacenters. During his “Inside Azure datacenter architecture” presentation at Build 2019 last week, Mark Russinovich, the Chief Technical Officer for Azure, outlined some of the reliability-specific areas on which the company is focusing. One of the efforts Russinovich described is known as “Project Tardigrade.” As Russinovich… Read more →

Confluent makes Apache Kafka cloud-native

Increasingly, the future of computing is in server-less, “cloud native” architectures, where Platform as a Service (PaaS) gives way to consumption-based pricing and thinking less about discrete infrastructure. This is especially true in the data world, and with good reason: setup and maintenance of the infrastructure — and the always-on hourly fees that go with it — is a headache…. Read more →

Machine vision is the newest weapon against crop loss

Crop loss is devastating for farmers. With increasing ecological volatility, it’s also a fact of life.  But a host of new techniques known collectively as “precision agriculture” or “agricultural intelligence” can help. One company, Taranis, just unveiled a novel weed identification system that combines computer vision, satellite and drone imagery, and AI to tell farmers what kinds of weeds are… Read more →