Slashdot - RSS Feed

News for nerds, stuff that matters

Latest articles

Supply Chain Attack Used Legitimate WordPress Add-Ons To Backdoor Sites

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Dozens of legitimate WordPress add-ons downloaded from their original sources have been found backdoored through a supply chain attack, researchers said. The backdoor has been found on "quite a few" sites running the open source content management system. The backdoor gave the attackers full administrative...

Cryptocurrencies Tumble As Global Investors Reduce Risk

New submitter NoMoreDupes shares a report from CoinDesk: The crypto market was in a sea of red on Friday as bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, tumbled more than 10% over the past 24 hours. It appears that global investors have entered the year with a reduced appetite for risk, and so the correlations between speculative...

Google Could Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Free G Suite Legacy Account Shutdown

On Wednesday, Google announced that it is getting rid of the G Suite legacy free edition, "which allowed those that snuck in before 2012 to get free Google apps services tied to a custom domain rather than Gmail," reports Android Police. Since a lot of people will be left "in the lurch" after the shutdown, attorneys at Chimicles Schwartz Kriner &...

Hands-On Microsoft's Canceled Andromeda OS

Windows Central got their hands on a pre-release build of Microsoft's canceled Andromeda OS running on a Lumia 950. As noted in the article, "Andromeda OS was never intended to ship on the Lumia 950, or any Windows phone on the market at that time." They're using a 950 because Microsofted used them to help develop Andromeda OS internally. Also worth...

Meta Researchers Build an AI That Learns Equally Well From Visual, Written or Spoken Materials

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Meta (AKA Facebook) researchers are working on [...] an AI that can learn capably on its own whether it does so in spoken, written or visual materials. The traditional way of training an AI model to correctly interpret something is to give it lots and lots (like millions) of labeled examples. A picture...

Ozzy Osbourne's NFT Project Shared a Scam Link, and Followers Lost Thousands of Dollars

Two days after Ozzy Osbourne's NFT collection were minted, supporters were being targeted by a phishing scam that drained cryptocurrency from their wallets, "playing off a bad link shared by the project's official Twitter account," reports The Verge. From the report: Like the majority of NFT projects, CryptoBatz uses Discord as a place to organize its...

Google Asks Judge To Dismiss Most of Texas Antitrust Lawsuit

Alphabet's Google asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss the majority of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Texas and other states that accused the search giant of abusing its dominance of the online advertising market. Reuters reports: Google said in its court filing that the states failed to show that it illegally worked with Facebook, now Meta, to...

Google Labs Starts Up a Blockchain Division

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Here's a fun new report from Bloomberg: Google is forming a blockchain division. The news comes hot on the heels of a Bloomberg report from yesterday that quoted Google's president of commerce as saying, "Crypto is something we pay a lot of attention to." Web3 is apparently becoming a thing at Google....

Game Developers Not Interested in NFTs, Survey Finds

NFTs remain a contentious topic for developers, according to the State of the Game Industry survey, with a majority claiming their companies aren't interested at all. From a report: The survey states that 72% of respondents related to cryptocurrency and 70% of respondents related to NFTs have no interest in either. "The current implementation of both...

Merck Wins Cyber-insurance Lawsuit Related To NotPetya Attack

A New Jersey court has ruled in favor of Merck in a lawsuit the pharmaceutical company filed against its insurer, Ace American, which declined to cover the losses caused by the NotPetya ransomware attack. From a report: The NotPetya incident, which took place in June 2017 and impacted thousands of companies all over the world, destroyed data on more...

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Follow RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Follow RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!