Archivo mensual: mayo 2016

Aumenta la cantidad de asteroides peligrosos Se trata de un estudio que cuestiona las mediciones d…

Aumenta la cantidad de asteroides peligrosos
Se trata de un estudio que cuestiona las mediciones de la agencia espacial, generando polémica en torno a posibles fallas o inexactitudes. En los últimos dos años se detectaron 439 objetos cercanos a la Tierra, de los cuales 72 eran desconocidos…

Aumenta la cantidad de asteroides peligrosos

Se trata de un estudio que cuestiona las mediciones de la agencia espacial, generando polémica en torno a posibles fallas o inexactitudes. En los últimos dos años se detectaron 439 objetos cercanos a la Tierra, de los cuales 72 eran desconocidos.

Krita 3.0 Free Digital Painting Software Officially Released, Here’s What’s New Today, May 31, 201…

Krita 3.0 Free Digital Painting Software Officially Released, Here’s What’s New
Today, May 31, 2016, the Krita Foundation has had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita 3.0 digital painting software. After being in development for the past six months, Krita 3.0 is finally here, fully ported to the next-generation Qt 5 technologies. Prominent features of Krita 3.0 include built-in animation support, as well as the ability to work with big canvases and brushes, thanks to the Instant Preview functionality…

DDoS Attacks via TFTP Protocol Become a Reality After Research Goes Public Almost three months aft…

DDoS Attacks via TFTP Protocol Become a Reality After Research Goes Public
Almost three months after researchers from the Edinburgh Napier University published a study on how to carry out reflection DDoS attacks by abusing TFTP servers, Akamai is now warning of real-life attacks. Akamai SIRT, the company’s security team, says its engineers detected at least ten DDoS attacks since April 20, 2016, during which crooks abused Internet-exposed TFTP servers to reflect traffic and send it tenfolds towards their targets, in a tactic that’s called a “reflection” (or “amplification”) DDoS attack…

DDoS Attacks via TFTP Protocol Become a Reality After Research Goes Public

The first weaponized attack script started circulating days after the researchers published their study

El primer procesador de 10 núcleos de Intel costará 1.723 dólares Hace tiempo que la carrera por l…

El primer procesador de 10 núcleos de Intel costará 1.723 dólares
Hace tiempo que la carrera por los megahercios dejó de tener importancia para dar paso a los núcleos. Los fabricantes cada vez dan más importancia a aumentar el número de cerebros de sus procesadores, y hoy Intel ha presentado el que a día de hoy es el procesador para consumidores (ya existía desde hace tiempo un Xeon para servidores con 10 núcleos) con el mayor número de núcleos del mercado. Es el Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition, un modelo a 3.0 GHz con 25 MB de caché y la nueva tecnología Turbo Boost 3.0 de la marca. Eso sí, lo “Extremo” de su etiqueta no va únicamente por su potencial, sino también por el precio, ya que este i7 de 10 núcleos costará nada menos que 1.723 dólares…

El primer procesador de 10 núcleos de Intel costará 1.723 dólares

Hace tiempo que la carrera por los megahercios dejó de tener importancia para dar paso a los núcleos. Los fabricantes cada vez dan más importancia a aumentar el número de…

Bitcoin alcanza su valor máximo en 21 meses [ se necesitan muchos Bitcoins para pagar por las PC s…

Bitcoin alcanza su valor máximo en 21 meses [ se necesitan muchos Bitcoins para pagar por las PC secuestradas por ransomware ? ]
La criptomoneda se cotiza ahora a 547,40 dólares tras haber mantenido unos precios relativamente estables durante los últimos dos meses…

OwnCloud Forms A Foundation While we don’t yet know the exact cause of the exodus happening at own…

OwnCloud Forms A Foundation
While we don’t yet know the exact cause of the exodus happening at ownCloud Inc recently, there is a seemingly-related announcement that today the company has setup the ownCloud Foundation. Markus Rex of ownCloud announced this morning, “Today we announced the creation of the ownCloud Foundation which will guarantee the viability and availability of free ownCloud now and in the future. We have made a commitment to open development in a blog recently and want to extend that further to ensure that the community is providing the direction, planning and atmosphere that is best for the project. The ownCloud community has matured a lot over the last few years and is certainly to play a bigger part in its own destiny.”…

OwnCloud Forms A Foundation – Phoronix

Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

How Russia’s oldest bank found itself on the leading edge of in-memory computing It’s not your ave…

How Russia’s oldest bank found itself on the leading edge of in-memory computing
It’s not your average company that can trace its origins back to a 19th-century Russian czar, but then, Sberbank is no average financial institution. Established through a decree by Emperor Nikolai I in 1841, Sberbank is Russia’s oldest bank and has played a long and storied role in the nation’s history. Today, with more than 16,000 branches in all 83 constituent entities of the Russian Federation — traversing 11 time zones — it serves roughly 70 percent of the Russian population. Therein lie the roots of the bank’s very modern challenge…

How Russia’s oldest bank found itself on the leading edge of in-memory computing

It’s not your average company that can trace its origins back to a 19th-century Russian czar, but then, Sberbank is no average financial institution.

Polaris confirmed: AMD’s $200 Radeon card will bring high-end graphics to the masses The move to 1…

Polaris confirmed: AMD’s $200 Radeon card will bring high-end graphics to the masses
The move to 14nm FinFET technology will let AMD’s new $200 Radeon tango with the GTX 980 and Radeon R9 390X…

Polaris confirmed: AMD’s $200 Radeon card will bring high-end graphics to the masses

AMD’s new Polaris GPU-based Radeon RX graphics cards will start at $200 and ship in June.

Intel beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips Intel’s Skylake-based Xeon E3-1500 v5 s…

Intel beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips
Intel’s Skylake-based Xeon E3-1500 v5 server chips can improve the quality of streaming video. Many servers use discrete GPUs like AMD’s FirePro and Nvidia’s Quadro to process streaming video. Intel’s Iris Pro isn’t as powerful, but is a power-efficient alternative that won’t use up a PCI-Express slot in a server…

Intel beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips | Computerworld

Intel’s Skylake-based Xeon E3-1500 v5 server chips can improve the quality of streaming video

Samsung now producing world’s smallest 512GB SSD; it’s half the weight of a dime The new PM971 can…

Samsung now producing world’s smallest 512GB SSD; it’s half the weight of a dime
The new PM971 can transfer a 5GB-equivalent HD movie in about 3 seconds…

Samsung now producing world’s smallest 512GB SSD; it’s half the weight of a dime

Samsung is now producing the industry’s first 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD in a single ball grid array (BGA) package that triples I/O performance over typical SATA SSDs.

The entire mass of the Milky Way, measured We don’t really have specific numbers or language to ex…

The entire mass of the Milky Way, measured
We don’t really have specific numbers or language to express the number, but the best we can do so far is to say that the mass of the galaxy is 7 times 1,011 solar masses, or the mass of the sun multiplied by 700 billion. In case you’re wondering, the sun has a mass of 2 nonillion (2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) kilograms, which is 330,000 times the mass of Earth…

The entire mass of the Milky Way, measured – CNET

The mass of our galaxy is almost too much to describe, but one researcher is trying anyway.

Intel goes ‘extreme’ with first 10-core processor, puts tick-tock tactics on hold Multitasking is …

Intel goes ‘extreme’ with first 10-core processor, puts tick-tock tactics on hold
Multitasking is for the weak: Now Intel is targeting “mega-taskers” at Taipei’s Computex show, launching a lineup of desktop processors with “crazy good” performance.
You’ll find all those cores in Intel’s top Extreme Edition chip, the i7-6950X:
•10 cores, 20 threads
•8-core and 6-core options also available
•Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
•4-channel memory support
•25MB smart cache
•Fully unlocked (offering flexibility for overclockers)
For those not playing buzzword bingo, these features essentially work together to make a chip that can handle the bigger workloads demanded by applications, such as 4K gaming and VR content creation.

Intel goes ‘extreme’ with first 10-core processor, puts tick-tock tactics on hold – CNET

Multitasking is for the weak: Now Intel is targeting “mega-taskers” at Taipei’s Computex show, launching a lineup of desktop processors with “crazy good” performance.

Cray Unveils Open Appliance to Enterprise Analytics Workloads Cray officials are using the company…

Cray Unveils Open Appliance to Enterprise Analytics Workloads
Cray officials are using the company’s deep expertise in supercomputing to help enterprises address the challenges of big data analytics. The systems vendor on May 24 announced the Urika-GX, a supercomputing system that comes preloaded with open enterprise analytics software like Hortonworks Data Platform, which includes Hadoop and Apache Spark, and the OpenStack management suite…

Cray Unveils Open Appliance to Enterprise Analytics Workloads

The company’s Urika-GX system marries Cray’s supercomputing technologies, like the Aries interconnect, with open enterprise tools like Hadoop.

Big data without the big headaches: How to get your strategy right The potential benefits of big d…

Big data without the big headaches: How to get your strategy right
The potential benefits of big data are huge, but getting the projects running smoothly isn’t easy…

Big data without the big headaches: How to get your strategy right | ZDNet

The potential benefits of big data are huge, but getting the projects running smoothly isn’t easy.

Homeland Security warns thousands of industrial energy systems can be remotely hacked The decade-o…

Homeland Security warns thousands of industrial energy systems can be remotely hacked
The decade-old appliances can’t be patched, despite being in widespread use…

Homeland Security warns thousands of industrial energy systems can be remotely hacked | ZDNet

The decade-old appliances can’t be patched, despite being in widespread use.

A new, water-logged history of the Moon After the Apollo missions scooped up rocks from the Moon’s…

A new, water-logged history of the Moon
After the Apollo missions scooped up rocks from the Moon’s surface and brought them home, scientists were convinced for decades that they had proof our nearest celestial neighbour was drier than a bone. How wrong they were. New technology detected water in those dusty samples nearly a decade ago, and a new study, published Wednesday, tells us how and when that water—lots and lots of it—likely wound up on the Moon. In a word, asteroids…

A new, water-logged history of the Moon

After the Apollo missions scooped up rocks from the Moon’s surface and brought them home, scientists were convinced for decades that they had proof our nearest celestial neighbour was drier than a bone.

Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials The next generation of airplanes,…

Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials
The next generation of airplanes, body armor and football helmets crawled out from under a rock—literally. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Purdue University are one step closer to developing super strong composite materials, thanks to the mantis shrimp, a small, multicolored marine crustacean that crushes the shells of its prey using a fist-like appendage called a dactyl club…

Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials

The next generation of airplanes, body armor and football helmets crawled out from under a rock—literally.

CryptoWall, Locky, and Cerber Are Today’s Top 3 Ransomware Threats Statistics gathered by US cyber…

CryptoWall, Locky, and Cerber Are Today’s Top 3 Ransomware Threats
Statistics gathered by US cyber-security firm Fortinet reveal that, between April 1, 2016, and May 15, 2016, the top five most prevalent ransomware families were in this order: CryptoWall (41.04%), Locky (34.36%), Cerber (24.17%), TorrentLocker (0.24%), and TeslaCrypt (0.09%). You can put this recent data into context by first taking a look at a previous report from early March, which ranked CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt, and Locky as the top three most popular ransomware families…

CryptoWall, Locky, and Cerber Are Today’s Top 3 Ransomware Threats

Cerber replaces TeslaCrypt, after TeslaCrypt shuts down

Tor Browser 6.0 Based on Firefox 45-ESR Released with Updated Security Features The Tor Project re…

Tor Browser 6.0 Based on Firefox 45-ESR Released with Updated Security Features
The Tor Project released today version 6.0 of its famous privacy-first Web browser, which is now based on the Firefox 45-ESR release, and features better HTML5 support and updated security features to safeguard encrypted traffic and its updates mechanism…

Tor Browser 6.0 Based on Firefox 45-ESR Released with Updated Security Features

Tor Browser adds better HTML5 support, removes SHA-1

Calamares 2.2.3 Universal Installer Adds Locale Choice Support on Debian Linux Today, May 30, 2016…

Calamares 2.2.3 Universal Installer Adds Locale Choice Support on Debian Linux
Today, May 30, 2016, the development team behind Calamares, the next-generation, distribution-independent graphical installer framework announced the release of Calamares 2.2.3…

La UE prepara una propuesta de ley para obligar a que las investigaciones científicas sean open da…

La UE prepara una propuesta de ley para obligar a que las investigaciones científicas sean open data
En 2020 todos los trabajos científicos financiados con fondos públicos tengan un “acceso abierto” para utilizar de forma óptima los datos de las investigaciones…

MediaTek cargará el 70% de las baterías en 20 minutos MediaTek acaba de presentar la tercera gener…

MediaTek cargará el 70% de las baterías en 20 minutos
MediaTek acaba de presentar la tercera generación de su tecnología de carga rápida: Pump Express 3.0. Con ella pretende plantar cara a otro tipo de soluciones presentes en el mercado…

MediaTek cargará el 70% de las baterías en 20 minutos

MediaTek acaba de presentar la tercera generación de su tecnología de carga rápida: Pump Express 3.0. Con ella pretende plantar cara a otro tipo de soluciones presentes en el me…

Este es Zenbo, el robot asistente de Asus para el hogar Uno de los anuncios más destacados durante…

Este es Zenbo, el robot asistente de Asus para el hogar
Uno de los anuncios más destacados durante el marco del Computex 2016 fue Zenbo, un tierno robot de la compañía Asus y que aprovecha las bondades de la Internet de las Cosas (IoT) y apunta a convertirse en un producto referente para el hogar…

Este es Zenbo, el robot asistente de Asus para el hogar – FayerWayer

El simpático autómata puede ser desde un guardián hasta el fotógrafo de la familia.

Vida en Ceres? La variación de puntos luminosos en el planeta enano desconcierta a los científicos…

Vida en Ceres? La variación de puntos luminosos en el planeta enano desconcierta a los científicos
Los cambios que experimentan unas manchas luminosas del planeta enano podría estar provocados por la presencia de sustancias volátiles que se evaporan debido a la radiación solar…

¿Vida en Ceres? La variación de puntos luminosos en el planeta enano desconcierta a los científicos – RT

Los cambios que experimentan unas manchas luminosas del planeta enano podría estar provocados por la presencia de sustancias volátiles que se evaporan debido a la radiación solar.

Logran manipular genéticamente a una bacteria con ‘superpoderes’ que come gas y crea combustible E…

Logran manipular genéticamente a una bacteria con ‘superpoderes’ que come gas y crea combustible
Estos microorganismos se alimentan de hidrógeno y dióxido de carbono, que convierten en alcoholes listos para ser utilizados como fuentes de energía…

Logran manipular genéticamente a una bacteria con ‘superpoderes’ que come gas y crea combustible – RT

Estos microorganismos se alimentan de hidrógeno y dióxido de carbono, que convierten en alcoholes listos para ser utilizados como fuentes de energía.

Rusia pondrá en marcha la instalación láser más potente del mundo Rusia tiene previsto poner en ma…

Rusia pondrá en marcha la instalación láser más potente del mundo
Rusia tiene previsto poner en marcha la primera línea de la instalación láser UFL-2M, la más potente del mundo, para fines de 2017, informó a la prensa el director del Centro Federal Nuclear de Rusia e Instituto Ruso de Investigaciones Científicas de Física Experimental, Valentín Kostiukov…

Rusia pondrá en marcha la instalación láser más potente del mundo

MOSCÚ (Sputnik) — Rusia tiene previsto poner en marcha la primera línea de la instalación láser UFL-2M, la más potente del mundo, para fines de 2017, informó a la prensa el director del Centro Federal Nuclear de Rusia e Instituto Ruso de Investigaciones Científicas de Física Experimental, Valentín Kostiukov.

Pwned: 65 million Tumblr accounts, 40 million from Fling, 360 million from MySpace That “set” of a…

Pwned: 65 million Tumblr accounts, 40 million from Fling, 360 million from MySpace
That “set” of accounts compromised in the Tumblr hack was actually 65 million. Have I Been Pwned added another 40 million from the ‘dating’ hookup site Fling. The MySpace hack had more than 360 million email addresses in it…

Pwned: 65 million Tumblr accounts, 40 million from Fling, 360 million from MySpace

That “set” of accounts compromised in the Tumblr hack was actually 65 million. Have I Been Pwned added another 40 million from the ‘dating’ hookup site Fling. The MySpace hack had more than 360 million email addresses in it. All of these mega breaches are old, but still the data is being sold in a darknet marketplace.

ARM’s next-gen Cortex-A73 chips are just right for your phone The company’s new CPU and GPU design…

ARM’s next-gen Cortex-A73 chips are just right for your phone
The company’s new CPU and GPU designs aim for high efficiency and sustained performance…

ARM’s next-gen Cortex-A73 chips are just right for your phone

ARM, the company behind the architecture of most mobile processors, created its next-generation chip designs for sustained high performance and longer battery life.

New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware European countries are the most affected, bu…

New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware
European countries are the most affected, but detections have also been recorded in the United States and Canada…

New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware | InfoWorld

European countries are the most affected, but detections have also been recorded in the United States and Canada

Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn’t warmed Observed warming over the past 50 years…

Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn’t warmed
Observed warming over the past 50 years (in degrees Celsius per decade) shows rapid warming in the Arctic, while the Southern Ocean around Antarctica has warmed little, if at all…

Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn’t warmed

The waters surrounding Antarctica may be one of the last places to experience human-driven climate change. New research from the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that ocean currents explain why the seawater has stayed at roughly the same temperature while most of the rest of the planet has warmed.