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NVIDIA Bites Back At Its Recent CyberAttack Hackers

The recent cyberattacks on Nvidia may have been carried out by the South American hacker group Lapsus$. Vx-underground is reporting that Nvidia has retaliated by sneaking back into the hacker’s system and encrypting all of its stolen data.

With a market cap near 600 billion dollars, Nvidia is the most valuable chipmaker in America. It specializes in producing graphics processing units (GPU) for video game playing and advanced computer simulations to enhance user experience

The LAPSU$ hacker group in South America has illegally tapped into Nvidia’s mailing server and installed malware on the software distribution system. Last week, Lapsus$ announced that it had stolen 1 TB of Nvidia data and threatened to leak sensitive information about employees. The group also shared some screenshots as proof but they weren’t definitive; we may never know if this was true or not- there could be any number of reasons why these posts went up.

With the recent increase in ransomware attacks, it seems that Nvidia has identified these hackers. According to Vx-underground’s Twitter post and backed by screenshots they encrypted their system after being infected with malware for-profit motives which led them to theft data.


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Top Cloud Providers For AI/IoT/VR/AR

In 2021, cloud computing is the go-to model for information technology. Companies are prioritizing as service providers over traditional vendors and accelerating digital transformation projects with this new normal of work following COVID 19 pandemic.

The top cloud computing vendors are all about choice. You have a few great options when it comes to the vendor, but they’re not just one-and-done types of machines. Here are some of the top cloud providers to check:

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  • Amazon Web Services (AWS): AWS is a major player in AI, database and machine learning today. They were also one of the first companies to offer cloud computing back when it was just beginning years ago – 2008! In this time period since then, they’ve never looked back with new services launching all over town every other day or hour, depending how fast you can read about them on here.
  • Microsoft Azure : Microsoft has been making significant advances in enterprise technology with their Azure cloud platform. The company’s software-as-a service effort and its footprint among companies who want an alternative to AWS makes them a strong candidate. As we move forward into 2022 it will be interesting how much weight these two players can carry given the current state of affairs within ecommerce, AI, IoT globally
  • Google Cloud Platform: Google Cloud Platform is coming off a year where it built out its strategy, sales team and differentiating services. It also had performance hiccups but now COVID-19 has given the company a boost as well as setting up plans for managing multi-cloud workloads.
  • Alibaba Cloud: Alibaba Cloud is a global leader in cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Founded as early as 2009, it offers services to thousands of enterprises around the world from more than 200 countries or regions through its platform which has been built up by rapid expansion over time with numerous partnerships still remaining key aspects for success going forward
  • IBM: IBM is betting big on the Red Hat acquisition, hoping that it can boost their revenue growth.
  • Dell Technologies/VMware: With its product lineup now tied together with the help and guidance from VMware, it will be easier than ever for companies to offer customers a seamless experience across both on-premise data centers as well as public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services. This leadership position has been established through investing heavily into research & development efforts that produce cutting edge technology including processors which are optimally tuned per application needs; servers featuring upspeed capabilities such bumping speeds while reducing costs
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The global edge-to cloud company, HPE is looking to be a hybrid and multi-cloud player. However its secret sauce may lie at the edge with Aruba.
  • Oracle: Oracle is no stranger to the world of cloud computing. The company has been providing both IaaS and PaaS for years now, but with their latest acquisition they have become even more competitive in this market by adding NetSuite as well.
  • Cisco Systems: With a focus on network, security and analytics for the modern cloud environment Cisco is able to deliver comprehensive portfolios of software solutions that simplify connecting or protecting your IT infrastructure.
  • Salesforce: Salesforce is on a mission to be the center of your customer data universe. The company wants its customers utilize all that information for personal experiences, sell them cloud services and put their Sales Cloud Customer 360 effort in central tech world places.

We tried our best to bring some of the best cloud providers, but if we missed anything, then please feel free to reach out.


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Elon Musk Replies in Tweet To Confirm Starlink Active in Ukraine as Russian Invasion Disrupts Internet

Saturday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that the company’s Starlink satellite broadband service is available in Ukraine and they’re sending more terminals to their country. This comes after it was reported last week where Russian invaders had disrupted internet access in Ukraine.

“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route,” Musk tweeted.

When a Ukraine government official asked Elon Musk for help in providing the country’s embattled residents with Starlink stations, he responded by saying that they will definitely do this.

The internet in Ukraine has been cut off due to the Russian invasion, with monitors warning that it could get worse as fighting continues.

With satellite technology, people who live in rural or hard-to-serve areas can enjoy the same quality of internet access as city dwellers. In addition, this forms a critical backstop when hurricanes and other natural disasters disrupt communication networks–satellites provide an invaluable means by which we stay connected during difficult times.


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Open Brush 1.0, A New VR Sketching App is Now Available For Free

With the release of Open Brush 1.0, Icosa Gallery has taken virtual reality sketching to a whole new level. Now you can draw in 3D space with your Oculus Quest or SteamVR compatible headset and have those creations beamed directly onto any monitor for instant viewing.

The new software is a derivative made from the formerly Google-developed Tilt Brush which has been available for Oculus Quest and SteamVR compatible headsets. It unofficially continues where they left off, developing it further than what had been advertised when this product was no longer being sold as commercialized goods.

Open Brush is like the original app, but with more options. It allows you to paint in virtual reality and control your stroke form by curving or lathing it while using 3D geometric shapes like straight lines for sketching out objects.

With Open Brush, you can create 3D sketches that are rendered as videos and uploaded to YouTube. The app also has dedicated tools for Blender or Maya so your concepts don’t get lost in software.

Open Brush 1.0 is available for free on Windows, Linux and macOS although users still have to pay for compiled binaries . A new beta version 1.1. of OpenBrush with features such as layer support will be released soon.

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EU Proposes New Rules on Who Can Use and Access Data Generated in The EU Across All Economic Sectors

After passing the Data Governance Act in 2020 and aimed at establishing a framework for shared information, this week, the European Commission finalized a proposal to allow businesses of all sizes in Europe to access data sent from connected devices. This is done with an aim toward creating fair and innovative use for this information that companies can collect within their industry or niche market segmentation where they see fit. It also allows consumers more control over how personal details are used online – which has become increasingly important following recent privacy breaches at major software platforms.

The European Commission has drawn attention to the state of data in Europe, which they say is underutilized. The main reason for this failure according to them are obstacles like failing on defining how you can access and use your personal information generated by connected products – especially as SMEs often fail when negotiating equitable terms with more powerful players; there’s also problems converting different competitors’ cloud services or “edge” capabilities together without any integration between fields.

The Data Act is landmark legislation that will change the landscape of digital services. For example, car owners and machine renters can share data from their connected devices to reduce traffic accidents in high-risk areas and help insurance companies offer more accurate rates for policies.

Large enterprises can help small start-ups by sharing data. This will extend the life of connected devices and promote market competition, as consumers choose which repair provider to go with based on quality service offerings rather than just price alone. Farming has always been a tough job, but now it’s getting even more difficult because unpredictable weather patterns change all over Europe every day. The use of private IoT technology in order to make sense of these problems through collecting information from various sensors embedded into crops themselves could save lives – not only ones related directly to agriculture (floods) or natural disasters such as wildfire here.

The Data Act will make it easier for users to transfer their data and applications across platforms and limit access from outside non-EU governments.


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Now You Can Protect Your Google Cloud Workloads (GCP) With Microsoft Defender For Cloud

Microsoft recently added protection for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), following support from Azure and AWS. This is to help customers defend the security of multi-cloud deployments by making sure they can quickly navigate any vulnerabilities in their environment.

The integration of Azure Security Center and Defender service into Microsoft’s new product, which is called “Defender for Cloud”, allows it to provide more protection from threats in clouds. The system can strengthen your overall security posture as well protect against any potential vulnerabilities that might exist across various environments like multi-cloud or hybrid setups.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud will provide more than 80 recommendations to protect your organization’s data in the cloud, including protecting key areas like anonymous or publicly accessible storage. The software also enables you build custom policies that meet specific security standards of an individual’s needs within seconds.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud uses Google APIs to connect and deploy its capabilities on containers, servers in the GCP environment. The product can also adapt automatically as resources are added or removed from a company’s hosting plan.


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AWS’s CodeGuru Reviewer Now Has New Features To Spots Log4Shell-Like Bugs In Java And Python Code

The Amazon Web Services’ CodeGuru Reviewer Tool’s ‘detectors’ has been updated to seek out potential flaws like the recently disclosed Log4J bug.

Two new features are now available for CodeGuru Reviewer, an AWS scanner that uses machine learning to check code during reviews and suggest improvements. The tool aims to improve reviews in the context of continuous integration processes (CI/CD) developed by developers with source codes stored on GitHub or Bitbucket; after they commit their work onto these platforms, it will be easy for them to add CodeGuru Reviewer as a code reviewer.

This past year, the company added new features to help flesh out their security checks. The first is CodeGuru Reviewer Secrets Detector which detects risky hardcoded secrets in source code and configuration files for Java or Python applications like passwords (and API access keys).

With the new features for CodeGuru Review, which includes the ‘Detector Library,’ you can now detect common security flaws affecting Java and Python web applications as well as several detectors specifically aimed at Log4Shell-like log injection.

The detector library is a great resource for reviewing the many different types of vulnerabilities that can occur in your code. It contains information about each security issue, including its severity and how it may affect an application process or system functionality. With over 91 Java and 69 Python detectors to choose from, the library’s comprehensive security system has you covered.


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Twitter Engineering Team Introduces A New Swift Package For Apache Thrift

Twitter is excited to announce the release of their new open-source, lightweight Thrift library for ApacheThrift and for communicating with backend servers. The company says that this will make it easier than ever before in developing software using Apple platforms and allow more people across all skill levels.

Thrift is an open-source interface description language similar to Google’s Protobuf. Thrifts and protofab are very similar; the main difference is that while prototypists use Serializer implementations for conversion purposes, at Twitter, they mainly rely on it to store data across services and communicate between ones where necessary.

Twitter wanted to use Swift in their new telemetry system because most features of the Twitter app are developed using that language. The library they previously used for Thrift only supported Objective-C, and it wasn’t intuitive or easy on anyone who had been coding exclusively with C.

Twitter Apache Thrift is a simple yet powerful package that you can add to any project in Xcode with ease. It doesn’t have any Foundation system framework dependencies, making it an ideal option for beginners!




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Google Open-Source ‘network-opt’: A C++ Library For Network Optimization

We are all part of the internet. From your computer’s electrical circuits to be networked networks that route data around globe, we live in this vast web-connected by blue links on pages everywhere you look- whether it is an article online or something more personal like Facebook status updates.

Networks have a variety of different shapes and sizes, from the most simple networks where all nodes communicate with each other to more complex arrangements that involve dedicated links or bridges between groups. The number is exponential as well; just 12 active participants can produce over 1 trillion possible topologies.

Google researchers have introduced a new open-source C++ library, ‘network-opt’, that can optimize network topologies. Using sophisticated techniques for combinatorial search, this algorithm efficiently constructs instances from series-parallel networks commonly found in electrical and telecommunications applications.