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Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 11 Update 23H2 is now in broad deployment after fixing critical bugs

July 18, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

Per Microsoft’s official Windows Release Health page for Windows 11 Version 23H2, it seems that the so-called 2023 Update is finally “broadly available” to all Windows 11 users with eligible devices, here in July 2024. This update’s release has been […]


Computing, Data Management

Generative AI won’t fix cloud migration

July 12, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Management was optimistic when XYZ, Inc., embarked on a journey to migrate its extensive legacy systems to the cloud using cutting-edge generative AI tools. Partnering with a leading AI solutions vendor promised efficiency and reduced costs. However, the generative AI […]


Computing, Data Management

Microsoft updates its serverless Azure Functions

July 11, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Just a handful of years ago we couldn’t stop talking about serverless computing. Then it seemed to disappear, overtaken first by Kubernetes and then by artificial intelligence. But of course, like most technologies, it’s still there, delivering the on-demand compute […]


Hacking, Security

PHP Vulnerability Exploited to Spread Malware and Launch DDoS Attacks

July 11, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Multiple threat actors have been observed exploiting a recently disclosed security flaw in PHP to deliver remote access trojans, cryptocurrency miners, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets. The vulnerability in question is CVE-2024-4577 (CVSS score: 9.8), which allows an attacker to […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Judge dismisses most claims against Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI in Copilot lawsuit

July 10, 2024

Via: TechSpot

California Judge Jon Tigar has dismissed most of the claims from the class-action lawsuit filed by developers who claimed that GitHub Copilot was unlawfully copying their code. The decision marks a significant win for the generative AI industry. The plaintiffs, […]


Hacking, Security

New Ransomware Group Exploiting Veeam Backup Software Vulnerability

July 10, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

A now-patched security flaw in Veeam Backup & Replication software is being exploited by a nascent ransomware operation known as EstateRansomware. Singapore-headquartered Group-IB, which discovered the threat actor in early April 2024, said the modus operandi involved the exploitation of […]


Internet, Wireless & Cloud

The next 10 years for cloud computing

July 8, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

The landscape of cloud computing is changing significantly as enterprises question the value of public cloud solutions. This shift marks a departure from previous years when the public cloud was widely regarded as the panacea for all technology and infrastructure […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google rolls out new bugfixes with Android 15 Beta 3.1

July 1, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Google has just rolled out a small but important update to the Android 15 Beta program, fixing some pesky bugs that were causing issues with the user experience. This update, Android 15 Beta 3.1 (build AP31.240517.031), is focused on improving […]


Hacking, Security

CapraRAT Spyware Disguised as Popular Apps Threatens Android Users

July 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

The threat actor known as Transparent Tribe has continued to unleash malware-laced Android apps as part of a social engineering campaign to target individuals of interest. “These APKs continue the group’s trend of embedding spyware into curated video browsing applications, […]


Computing, Software & Applications

GitLab Releases Patch for Critical CI/CD Pipeline Vulnerability and 13 Others

June 28, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

GitLab has released security updates to address 14 security flaws, including one critical vulnerability that could be exploited to run continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines as any user. The weaknesses, which affect GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise […]


Computing, Software & Applications

How eBPF is shaping the future of Linux and platform engineering

June 27, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

When Docker burst onto the scene in 2013, Linux containers seemed like an overnight success. But the evolution to containers—and microservices and Kubernetes—was actually decades in the making, based on kernel primitives in the Linux operating system. Docker used these […]


Computing, Data Management

Microsoft adds code assessment to .NET Upgrade Assistant

June 26, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has enhanced its .NET Upgrade Assistant, a tool that helps developers upgrade from the .NET Framework to .NET 8 or between .NET Core versions, with code assessment features. The .NET Upgrade Assistant is available as a Visual Studio extension […]


Computing, Software & Applications

JetBrains AI Assistant to integrate Google Gemini AI models

June 25, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

JetBrains plans to use the Google Cloud Vertex AI development platform to bring Google Gemini AI models into JetBrains’ AI Assistant, the company’s AI-powered programming assistant that integrates with JetBrains IDEs (integrated development environments). JetBrains announced the plan on June […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Gmail’s Gemini AI sidebar and email summaries are rolling out now

June 25, 2024

Via: The Verge

Gmail is getting more AI features that could make it easier to stay on top of your email. On the web, Google is beginning to roll out a new Gemini side panel that can do things like summarize email threads […]


Internet, Wireless & Cloud

4 cloud certifications that will help you stand out

June 24, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Software developers and other technology professionals often look to certifications to advance their careers or open doors to new job opportunities. Hiring managers use certification as an important screening tool to help them quickly identify candidates with the skills needed […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 support external drive formatting

June 24, 2024

Via: GSMArena.com

The first developer betas for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 revealed an interesting under-the-radar addition – a native external drive format function within the Files app. Apple is bringing the feature with support for APFS (case sensitive or encrypted), ExFAT, […]


Computing, Software & Applications

4 keys to writing modern Python

June 19, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Although Python had its 30-year anniversary in 2021, the explosion of adoption, growth, and forward-thinking development associated with the language is still relatively new. Many features of Python have remained unchanged since its inception, but with every passing year, and […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft admits recent Windows 10 updates messed up the taskbar for some users – but a fix is coming

June 19, 2024

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has acknowledged that there’s a bug introduced by recent Windows 10 updates that can break a piece of taskbar functionality – but the good news is a fix is in the works. The problem is evident for some Windows […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Python pick: Monkeytype automates type hints

June 14, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

What’s new this (half-)month in Python and elsewhere? First up is Monkeytype, an Instagram-created library with a somewhat silly name. What’s not silly is using it to add type hints automatically to untyped Python code. We also have five lesser-known […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Apple won’t have to pay OpenAI for ChatGPT integration

June 13, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Apple announced at WWDC that its Apple Intelligence features would be arriving in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia this fall. OpenAI’s GPT-4o LLM will power some of the AI tasks, including the option to use ChatGPT to help […]