07 Apr 2022

US Action Disrupts Russian Botnet Cyclops Blink

US authorities claim to have disrupted a botnet controlled by the Russian state. The disruption occurred as a result of a court- authorized operation that took place in March. The botnet, called Cyclops Blink, was first discovered in February and tracked back to the Sandworm team. Sandworm is a malicious

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12 May 2020

Quantum Hardware Could Cut AI Power Needs

Researchers have reported that hardware that can learn skills through using a certain type of artificial intelligence could dramatically cut the power requirements of AI. Sharing intelligence features between hardware and software would also offset the energy needed for deploying AI in advanced applications, including self-driving cars. AI can require

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09 Dec 2019

Chinese government to replace foreign hardware and software within three years

In a government directive issued to public institutions earlier this spring, Beijing officials have ordered the government offices and public institutions of China to replace foreign hardware and software with alternatives constructed in China within the next three years. The directive is known as 3-5-2, based on the percentage targets

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11 Sep 2019

Weakness in Intel chips lets researchers steal encrypted SSH keystrokes

Vulnerabilities in the Data-Direct I/O (DDIO) mechanism in Intel server processors can be exploited by attackers in order to grab keystrokes and other sensitive data, new research from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and ETH Zurich shows. In the most dangerous attack scenario, threat actors could abuse DDIO in order to

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