Nearly all firms have suffered cloud security threats this year

The vast majority of organizations have suffered at least one cloud-related cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months, a new report from Venafi has claimed.  It found that rising complexity, and the lack of clarity over whose responsibility cloud security really is, are two major contributors to these incidents. According to Venafi, 81% of firms experienced at least one such incident in the last year. Almost half (45%) suffered as many as four incidents.  Security and operational risks Most of the time, they experience security incidents during runtime (34%), unauthorized…

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Nvidia explains what you need to know about RTX 4000 GPU power demands

Nvidia has clarified the situation around its RTX 4000 graphics cards and their demands on the power supply front, after what Team Green described as an “uptick in questions” regarding compatibility with the incoming next-gen GPUs. And the short answer for those worrying that they might need to buy a new power supply for compatibility in an outright sense is that they needn’t worry – it’s not necessary to have a new ATX 3.0 model with PCIe 5.0 power connectors (known as 12VHPWR). Current (no pun intended) ATX 2.0 PSUs…

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More Intel Arc GPUs get confirmed prices, and Nvidia should be worried

Intel is pushing ahead with its planned launch for the Intel Arc A7 desktop graphics cards, confirming pricing for the Arc A750 and A770 Limited Edition (LE), having already confirmed the price and release date for the regular A770. While the latter card sits in the middle at $329, the LE variant – which sports an upgraded 16GB of VRAM, compared to the regular model’s 8GB – will cost $349, while the A750 comes in at a very budget-friendly $289 MSRP. There’s an LE version of the A750 as well,…

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Nvidia explains what you need to know about RTX 4000 GPU power demands

Nvidia has clarified the situation around its RTX 4000 graphics cards and their demands on the power supply front, after what Team Green described as an “uptick in questions” regarding compatibility with the incoming next-gen GPUs. And the short answer for those worrying that they might need to buy a new power supply for compatibility in an outright sense is that they needn’t worry – it’s not necessary to have a new ATX 3.0 model with PCIe 5.0 power connectors (known as 12VHPWR). Current (no pun intended) ATX 2.0 PSUs…

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64-core Ryzen 7000 Threadripper monster caught in the wild

It’s been only a few days since AMD rolled out its Ryzen 7000 processors with up to 16 Zen 4 cores and there are already rumblings of its next big CPU announcement. What appears to be the follow-up to the world’s fastest x86 processor – the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX –  has appeared in a popular scientific computing project, einstein@home, as reported by prolific CPU chaser Benchleaks (via Tom’sHardware). The processor is listed as an “AuthenticAMD AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000454-20_Y [Family 25 Model 24 Stepping 1]” which, with 128 threads…

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64-core Ryzen 7000 Threadripper monster caught in the wild

It’s been only a few days since AMD rolled out its Ryzen 7000 processors with up to 16 Zen 4 cores and there are already rumblings of its next big CPU announcement. What appears to be the follow-up to the world’s fastest x86 processor – the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX –  has appeared in a popular scientific computing project, einstein@home, as reported by prolific CPU chaser Benchleaks (via Tom’sHardware). The processor is listed as an “AuthenticAMD AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000454-20_Y [Family 25 Model 24 Stepping 1]” which, with 128 threads…

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Many businesses are still just using passwords to stay safe

Security experts have once again highlighted how it’s almost 2023 and we’re still holding on to the password as our number one cybersecurity measure.  Despite a continued stream of headlines concerning businesses suffering tremendous losses due to poor cyberhygiene practices, most employees are still being reckless with their sensitive data, sharing them with other people, or simply keeping them around for everyone to see. Research from Yubico surveying more than 16,000 employees in different industries, and in eight countries found over half (59%) still rely on usernames and passwords as…

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Android apps are getting a major text-to-speech upgrade

Google is upgrading its Speech Services by Google 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 using fresher speaker data.”  This update will be rolling out to all 64-bit Android devices via the Google Play Store over the next few weeks as part of the Speech Services by Google APK. How can I upgrade?  If you already use text-to-speech or…

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Lenovo ThinkReality VRX wants to help your business embrace virtual reality

Lenovo has released a business-focused mixed-reality headset as it looks to help companies of all sizes explore the possibilities of the metaverse. The ThinkReality VRX all-in-one headset boasts a Snapdragon XR platform, pancake optics, four front-mounted cameras with 6DoF tracking, and two high-resolution passthrough cameras.  “Our customers are looking for reliable, flexible and scalable gateways into the growing enterprise Metaverse. They need business-class solutions for the new realities of working in hybrid scenarios and virtual environments,” stated Vishal Shah, GM of XR and Metaverse, Lenovo. Pancake Optics (Folded Optics) With…

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No, the IRS is not texting you – it’s a phishing scam

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning citizens that the number of SMS phishing attacks impersonating the tax office has gone through the roof lately.  “So far in 2022, the IRS has identified and reported thousands of fraudulent domains tied to multiple MMS/SMS/text scams (known as smishing) targeting taxpayers,” the IRS said in a recent warning. “In recent months, and especially in the last few weeks, IRS-themed smishing has increased exponentially.” Industrial scale The premise of such scams is simple: a threat actor will obtain a phone number from…

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