Archivo mensual: enero 2019

‘STOP Ransomware’ aumenta el número de víctimas en los últimos meses Desde el mes de diciembre han…

‘STOP Ransomware’ aumenta el número de víctimas en los últimos meses
Desde el mes de diciembre han aparecido múltiples variantes del ransomware conocido como ‘STOP ransomware’ que han infectado miles de usuarios. Durante el mes de diciembre y en lo que llevamos de enero, se han distribuido hasta 17 variantes de este ransomware…

‘STOP Ransomware’ aumenta el número de victimas en los últimos meses — Una al Día

Desde el mes de diciembre han aparecido múltiples variantes del ransomware conocido como ‘STOP ransomware’ que han infectado miles de usuarios. Durante el mes de diciembre y en lo que l…

Alibaba lashes out at US over ‘unfair’ treatment of Huawei as tech giant faces scrutiny

Alibaba lashes out at US over ‘unfair’ treatment of Huawei as tech giant faces scrutiny
E-commerce giant Alibaba slammed the US for attempting to curb Huawei’s access to Western markets. A senior official from the company says a political agenda lies behind Washington and its allies’ treatment of the Chinese firm…

Alibaba lashes out at US over ‘unfair’ treatment of Huawei as tech giant faces scrutiny
E-commerce giant Alibaba slammed the US for attempting to curb Huawei’s access to Western markets. A senior official from the company says a political agenda lies behind Washington and its allies’ treatment of the Chinese firm.

“Unknown Worlds” –Peering Beyond the Milky Way’s Opaque Center

“Unknown Worlds” –Peering Beyond the Milky Way’s Opaque Center
“How important is it, really, for us to be able to see clear across to the other side of our own galaxy?” asks Tom Bania, a radio astronomer at Boston University. “It is the most important thing in all of astrophysics.” Our cosmic home, the Milky Way Galaxy is a vast, star-filled spiral in excess of 100,000 light-years wide. After some 12 billion years, and fewer than sixty orbits around the galaxy that each take 230 million years, our solar system is now drifting between two spiral arms at its outer edges in a three-dimensional ballet some 27,000 light-years from its center. Beyond that, like the terra incognita of Earth’s ancient sea-faring mariners, no space craft has ever traveled beyond its opaque central disk the Milky Way to turn back and take its picture…

“Unknown Worlds” –Peering Beyond the Milky Way’s Opaque Center (Weekend Feature) | The Daily Galaxy
“How important is it, really, for us to be able to see clear across to the other side of our own galaxy?” asks Tom Bania, a radio astronomer at Boston University. “It is the most important thing in all of astrophysics.” Our cosmic home, the Milky Way Galaxy is a vast, star-filled spiral in …

5G vs. Wi-Fi: How they’re different, and why you’ll need both

5G vs. Wi-Fi: How they’re different, and why you’ll need both
It has been a few years since the United Nations Human Rights Council recognized internet access as a basic human right, albeit in a non-binding resolution, but most of us have viewed it as an essential part of our lives for a lot longer than that. Smartphones have become the most popular way to get online and we rely on two technologies to connect: Mobile networks and Wi-Fi. Both technologies are constantly evolving and improving…

Video: How 5G will change your life in 2019

New Railgun-Like Device Stabilizes Fusion Reactions – Just in time for the big fusion experiment planned…

New Railgun-Like Device Stabilizes Fusion Reactions – Just in time for the big fusion experiment planned in France.
As scientists try to work out the kinks of nuclear fusion, a type of atomic reaction that would generate vast amounts of cheap, clean electricity, they sometimes encounter problems. High-energy plasma inside the reactor can behave unpredictably, grinding any fusion that may have been happening to a halt and damaging equipment…

New Railgun-Like Device Stabilizes Fusion Reactions
Just in time for the big fusion experiment planned in France.

FreeBSD ZFS vs. TrueOS ZoF vs. DragonFlyBSD HAMMER2 vs. ZFS On Linux Benchmarks

FreeBSD ZFS vs. TrueOS ZoF vs. DragonFlyBSD HAMMER2 vs. ZFS On Linux Benchmarks
With TrueOS offering daily snapshots built against the “ZFS on FreeBSD” code derived from OpenZFS / ZFS on Linux, I decided to run some benchmarks to see how the performance compares to that of FreeBSD 12.0 with its ZFS file-system support, DragonFlyBSD 5.2.1 with its HAMMER2 file-system alternative, and then Linux with ZFS/ZoL and other file-system options…

FreeBSD ZFS vs. TrueOS ZoF vs. DragonFlyBSD HAMMER2 vs. ZFS On Linux Benchmarks – Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

Earth Could Be Crushed to The Size of a Soccer Field by Particle Accelerator Experiments, Says Astronomer…

Earth Could Be Crushed to The Size of a Soccer Field by Particle Accelerator Experiments, Says Astronomer
Martin Rees, a well-respected British cosmologist, made pretty bold statement late last year when it comes to particle accelerators: there’s a small, but real possibility of disaster. Particle accelerators, like the Large Hadron Collider, shoot particles at incredibly high speeds, smash them together, and observe the fallout. These high speed collisions have helped us discover lots of new particles, but according to Rees, this isn’t without its risks…

Earth Could Be Crushed to The Size of a Soccer Field by Particle Accelerator Experiments, Says Astronomer
Martin Rees, a well-respected British cosmologist, made pretty bold statement late last year when it comes to particle accelerators: there’s a small, but real possibility of disaster.

How to Run Docker on Your Mac

How to Run Docker on Your MacReady to dive into the world of containerized software? This free app can help…How to Run Docker on Your MacReady to dive into the world of containerized software? This free app can help.

Photos: Delta 4-Heavy blasts off from Vandenberg

Photos: Delta 4-Heavy blasts off from Vandenberg
The first of up to seven United Launch Alliance missions lifted off Jan. 19 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where a Delta 4-Heavy launcher fired into orbit with 2.1 million pounds of thrust from three hydrogen-fueled RS-68A main engines with a U.S. government spy satellite. The orange and white launcher, standing 233 feet (71 meters) tall, lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg at 11:10 a.m. PST (2:10 p.m. EST; 1910 GMT) on Jan. 19, after more than a month of delays caused by technical concerns with the Delta 4-Heavy rocket, and bouts of bad weather…

Photos: Delta 4-Heavy blasts off from Vandenberg – Spaceflight Now
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Wake Up, Oppy! NASA Sends New Commands to Mars Opportunity Rover

Wake Up, Oppy! NASA Sends New Commands to Mars Opportunity Rover
NASA’s beloved Mars rover Opportunity has been silent for months after getting swept up in an enormous dust storm on the Red Planet last summer, and NASA engineers have been pinging the rover to answer to no avail. Now, NASA says it will send new commands to the resilient explorer in hopes of making contact, even as the possibility that it will respond becomes increasingly uncertain…

NASA Sends New Commands to Mars Opportunity Rover

How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

How SD-WAN can improve your security strategySD-WAN introduces new security options, not previously available with legacy networking technologies, that make it easier to manage and secure network traffic…How SD-WAN can improve your security strategyS…

More globular star clusters found at Milky Way’s heart We think of globular clusters as being scat…

More globular star clusters found at Milky Way’s heart
We think of globular clusters as being scattered far from the galaxy’s central regions, in the great spherical halo of our Milky Way. But astronomers are finding them much closer to the galactic center…

More globular star clusters found at Milky Way’s heart | EarthSky.org

We think of globular clusters as being scattered far from the galaxy’s central regions, in the great spherical halo of our Milky Way. But astronomers are finding them much closer to the galactic center.

Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019

Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019
As the new year begins gaining steam, there is ostensibly a piece of good news on the cyber front. Major cyber attacks have been in a lull in recent months and still are. The good tidings are fleeting, however. Attacks typically come in waves. The next one is due, and 2019 will be the worst year yet — a sad reality as companies increasingly pursue digitization to drive efficiency and simultaneously move into the “target zone” of cyberattacks…

Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019 – TechCrunch

Facebook Details the “Defense-in-Depth” Approach Used to Secure its Platform

Facebook Details the “Defense-in-Depth” Approach Used to Secure its Platform
Facebook revealed the “defense-in-depth” approach it uses to make sure that its platform and services are secure and to find, fix, and prevent security issues to reach live deployment and affect end users. As described by Collin Greene, Facebook’s Manager of Product Security, the social networks’ development and security teams use a “layered” approach for bug prevention and patching. Because bugs can later evolve into very serious security vulnerabilities would-be attackers could use to gain access to Facebook users’ data, the social network giant’s development workflow includes multiple measures designed to keep them in check…

Facebook Details the “Defense-in-Depth” Approach Used to Secure its Platform

Google Chrome to add drive-by-download protection

Google Chrome to add drive-by-download protectionFirefox and Internet Explorer already have this feature, since at least 2015…Google Chrome to add drive-by-download protection | ZDNetFirefox and Internet Explorer already have this feature, since at l…

Earth’s Oldest Known Rock Found on Moon – Scientists Explain How It Got

Earth’s Oldest Known Rock Found on Moon – Scientists Explain How It Got
One of the Moon rock samples collected decades ago by Apollo 14 crew appears to be originally from Earth. The rock is presumed to be the oldest known rock, formed around the same time our planet was formed, according to an analysis in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Until this discovery, the oldest known rocks were around 2 billion years old. This rock was formed between 4 and 4.1 billion years ago, about 12.4 miles beneath the Earth’s crust, yet the most curious thing about it that it was found far beyond our planet’s surface – on the Moon…

Earth’s Oldest Known Rock Found on Moon – Scientists Explain How It Got There
One of the Moon rock samples collected decades ago by Apollo 14 crew appears to be originally from Earth.

Facebook’s plan to merge its messaging services ignites further antitrust concerns

Facebook’s plan to merge its messaging services ignites further antitrust concerns
Facebook is planning to integrate the technical infrastructure behind its messaging platforms, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, according to The New York Times. The move will likely catch the attention of regulators. Facebook has faced intense legal and political scrutiny around the world, including calls to break up the company…

Facebook’s plan to merge messaging services ignites antitrust concerns
Facebook is reportedly planning to combine its messaging services, and regulators will be paying close attention.

Triangulum Galaxy Reveals Stunning Stellar Symmetry in Amazing Hubble Telescope Views

Triangulum Galaxy Reveals Stunning Stellar Symmetry in Amazing Hubble Telescope Views
The famed space observatory captured a swirling spiral of stars in 54 fields of view, capturing data across a span of some 19,000 light-years, Hubble researchers said in a statement. (One light-year is the distance light travels in a year, about 6 trillion miles, or 10 trillion kilometers.) The result is a huge picture of Triangulum — also called M33 — that encompasses some 25 million viewable stars. While the image is an art piece in itself, astronomers will use it to learn more about the neighborhood near the Milky Way, which is our own galaxy…

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Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Upgrade Warning

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Upgrade Warning
The problems associated with Windows 10’s most controversial feature are well known, but now Microsoft MSFT +0.91% has warned users it will soon be consuming more of your computer’s resources to enforce it. In a new blog post, Microsoft program manager Jesse Rajwan confirmed that the company is taking measures to ensure Windows 10 computers will always be able to upgrade automatically. And you might not like it…

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Upgrade Warning
Microsoft has warned users Windows 10 will soon consume more of your computer’s resources…

Not even archaeology is safe: AI just discovered a new human species

Not even archaeology is safe: AI just discovered a new human species
It appears even archaeologists aren’t safe from the 21st century takeover, after an artificially intelligent algorithm traced a previously unknown human species using DNA from present-day Asian people…

Not even archaeology is safe: AI just discovered a new human species
It appears even archaeologists aren’t safe from the 21st century takeover, after an artificially intelligent algorithm traced a previously unknown human species using DNA from present-day Asian people.