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In this article, I will explain how SSHFP DNS records can help mitigate such risks and share the results of our large-scale analysis.

A vulnerability in IBM Cloud databases for PostgreSQL could have allowed attackers to launch a supply chain attack on cloud customers by breaching internal IBM Cloud services and disrupting the hosted system’s internal image-building process.

Amazon Web Services has signaled that the future of cloud computing cannot rely alone on general-purpose chips with its new Graviton3E silicon, joining AMD and Intel in introducing specialized central processing units that are meant to perform certain applications faster and more efficiently.

A recent statement from Italy’s data protection authority, the Garante, opens a new chapter in the never-ending story of profiling cookies.

While analyzing its capabilities, Akamai researchers have accidentally taken down a cryptomining botnet that was also used for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Biometrics is supposed to be one of the underpinnings of a modern authentication system. But many biometric implementations (whether that be fingerprint scanes or face recognition) can be wildly inaccurate, and the only universally positive thing to say about them is they’re better than nothing.

Geolocation providers usually focus on locating end user devices at the edge of the Internet. But what about the machines that make up the infrastructure in the middle?

There are certainly plenty of myths in the industry about OpenRAN, and today I hope to eradicate one of them: OpenRAN will be deployed anywhere and everywhere, including the busy city centres.

The SMO provides a central interface for application configuration and provisioning. It also automates both infrastructure management processes and the creation of new services through southbound APIs (O2-IMS & O2-DMS).

There is a common misconception that all problems have clear, straightforward solutions — as long as you look hard enough. While this is a bold and ambitious goal, it’s misguided when applied to cybersecurity.

How valuable is it to keep older solutions like this running? Well, organizations don’t enjoy running old legacy systems just for the pleasure of it, but they’re often forced to keep them running because it’s their only option, or at least the only cost-effective option available to them.

Securing critical infrastructure is complicated because of the vast network of facilities and management systems. Threats targeting this sector can have dire consequences, and when attacks do happen, they’re often accompanied by a media storm.

The European tech industry saw $400 billion in value wiped out this year and an 18% decline in venture capital funding, according to a report from venture capital firm Atomico.

Fondly referred to as “spinning rust” among some computer nerds, mechanical hard drives seem almost quaint compared to hyper-fast SSDs. Yet, the idea that mechanical hard drives are ready for the trash pile may be more than a little premature.

Conventional wisdom says that trying to attach system memory to the PCI-Express bus is a bad idea if you care at all about latency. The further the memory is from the CPU, the higher the latency gets, which is why memory DIMMs are usually crammed as close to the socket as possible.