Ubuntu is now available on AWS

Linux

Ubuntu WorkSpaces on AWS, a fully managed virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), is now generally available on the public cloud platform. This is the first time a virtual Linux OS desktop is available on AWS, which previously only offered iOS and Windows operating systems. Ubuntu has consistently counted as one of the most popular Linux distributions, …

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This new Royal ransomware is already asking for millions

Ransomware

A brand new ransomware operator has been discovered operating in the wild, and although it is a newcomer, it is already demanding large ransom payments. A new report from BleepingComputer together with cybersecurity intelligence firm AdvIntel, it analyzed the group’s operations, the encryptor and its methodology. Apparently the group is made up of experienced ransomware …

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European cloud market is dominated by three major players

Racks of servers inside a data center.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google now control nearly three quarters (72%) of the European enterprise cloud storage market, according to a new study. Synergy Research Group found that while local cloud hosting providers in the region have seen revenues grow by 167% since 2017, they have also taken a huge hit in their …

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VMware virtualization software is being hijacked to spy on companies

Windows Server 20H2 will soon reach the end of its life

Criminals have managed to compromise VMware’s ESXi hypervisors and gain access to countless virtual machines, meaning they can spy on countless companies using the hardware without those companies ever knowing they are being spied on. The warning was issued by cyber threat intelligence firm Mandiant, along with virtualization firm VMware. According to the two companies, …

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This New POS Malware Can Completely Bypass Your Card Security

Credit card information for sale

A notorious point of sale (PoS (opens in new tab)Malware has resurfaced after a year-long hiatus and is now more dangerous than ever, researchers say. Experts at Kaspersky claim to have seen three new versions of the Prilex malware, which now comes with advanced features that allow it to bypass today’s fraud blockers. Kaspersky says …

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No, the IRS won’t text you – it’s a phishing scam

Messaging

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning citizens that the number of SMS phishing attacks masquerading as the IRS has skyrocketed recently. “So far in 2022, the IRS has identified and reported thousands of fraudulent domains linked to multiple MMS/SMS/SMS scams (known as smishing) targeting taxpayers,” the IRS said in a recent warning. (opens …

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Many companies still only use passwords to stay safe

passwords

Security experts have re-emphasized that it’s almost 2023 and we’re still holding onto the password (opens in new tab) as our number one cybersecurity measure. Despite a constant stream of headlines about companies suffering huge losses due to poor cyber hygiene practices, most employees are still reckless with their sensitive data, sharing it with other …

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Android apps get a major text-to-speech upgrade

Android

Google is upgrading its speech services through Google’s speech engine, in a move it says will provide “clearer, more natural voices” for Android users using its text-to-speech services. All 421 voices in 67 languages ​​have apparently been upgraded with a new voice model and synthesizer, “built with fresher speaker data”. This update will be rolled …

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Lenovo ThinkReality VRX wants to help your business embrace virtual reality

Lenovo ThinkReality VRX

Lenovo has released a mixed reality business headphones because it aims to help companies of all sizes explore the possibilities of the metaverse. The ThinkReality VRX all-in-one headset features a Snapdragon XR platform, pancake optics, four front-facing cameras with 6DoF tracking and two high-resolution pass-through cameras. “Our customers are looking for reliable, flexible and scalable …

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A new dangerous malware turns Windows and Linux devices into DDoS tools

Cyber attack

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malware strain that infects Windows and Linux endpoints (opens in new tab) of any size and use them for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and cryptocurrency mining. Experts at Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs say the malware is written in Chinese and uses the Chinese command & control (C2) …

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