Day: May 19, 2020

NXNSAttack technique can be abused for large-scale DDoS attacks

New vulnerability in DNS server software can be leveraged for DDoS attacks with an 1620x amplification factor. …read more Source:: ZDNet

OpenBSD 6.7 Released

New submitter xhonza writes: New OpenBSD version. String of good news. Some of the new changes, as highlighted by Phoronix, include: – FFS2 file-system improvements including using 64-bit timestamps and block numbers by default for new installs. – Support for the Raspberry Pi 4 on ARM64 while improving the Raspberry Pi 3 support too. Raspberry…

Scientists suffer headaches when penguin poop turns into laughing gas – CNET

Penguins are adorable, but their feces aren’t having the cutest impact on researchers. …read more Source:: CNet

Magecart Plants Card Skimmers via Old Magento Plugin Flaw

The FBI has warned ecommerce sites about attacks targeting a more than three-year-old flaw in the Magmi mass importer. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Project Reunion: Microsoft’s attempt to tear down all those barriers it’s built for Windows developers over the years

Plus: Bye-bye Xamarin Forms, hello Multi-Platform App UI, for when Universal is not universal enough Build As its virtual Build conference gets underway, Microsoft has unveiled Project Reunion, described as “our vision for unifying and evolving the Windows developer platform to make it easier to build great apps that work across all the Windows 10…

Microsoft builds massive supercomputer for smarter AI – CNET

The Azure machine has 285,000 processor cores and 10,000 GPUs to tackle a new class of artificial intelligence tasks. …read more Source:: CNet

Google’s smart headphone wire has touch sensing for controls – CNET

The braided cord can sense multiple touch gestures and lights up in different colors when activated. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Says It Will Not Build Custom AI for Oil and Gas Extraction

After a year of weathering criticism from tech workers, politicians, and activists over its oil industry contracts, Google has stated that it will not create new custom A.I. or machine learning algorithms that would help the oil and gas industry enhance its ability to extract fossil fuels. From a report: “We will not … build…

Krispy Kreme offers free doughnuts for graduates in the class of 2020 – CNET

Inspiring speeches by luminaries are one thing. A free sugar-high is quite another. …read more Source:: CNet

Carbon Emissions Dropped 17 Percent Globally Amid Coronavirus

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: The coronavirus pandemic has forced countries around the world to enact strict lockdowns, seal borders and scale back economic activities. Now, an analysis published Tuesday finds that these measures contributed to an estimated 17 percent decline in daily global carbon dioxide emissions compared to daily global…