Python developers want to make compiler twice as fast
Python users have long complained about the mediocre performance of the CPython compiler. This is about to change, according to a presentation by Python father Guido van Rossum.
Van Rossum held his presentation during the Language Summit, which was held this week. In it, he says that with versio... Read more
Cisco acquires security company Kenna Security
Cisco has announced its plans to acquire Kenna Security. Kenna makes a platform for vulnerability management, which Cisco wants to incorporate into its own SecureX offering.
Kenna's market is called risk-based vulnerability management. The company uses a combination of machine learning and other... Read more
Irish health services offline after ransomware attack
The Irish government has taken the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) IT systems offline following a cyber attack. With this, the authority is trying to prevent further damage.
With HSE systems down, it is expected that several hospitals will encounter problems, although the full extent of t... Read more
DarkSide hacker group says it will disband
DarkSide, a hacker group that has been in the news several times in recent weeks because of ransomware attacks, says it is throwing in the towel. The group would no longer have access to its infrastructure.
The Wall Street Journal reports this based on information from security research firms Fi... Read more
European subsidiary of Toshiba hit by ransomware attack
Toshiba Tec France Imaging Systems has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. The company is a subsidiary of Toshiba that focuses on point-of-sale equipment and multifunction printers.
Reuters reports that the attack was carried out by DarkSide, the same group of hackers who were behind the recen... Read more
VMware introduces Modern App Connectivity platform
VMware has combined its Tanzu Service Mesh and NXS Advanced Load Balancer into a new service. The service, called Modern App Connectivity, provides a comprehensive solution for deploying new applications.
With Modern App Connectivity, users get a single solution that brings together policies, mo... Read more
Confluent makes Kubernetes version of its Kafka service
Confluent has released Confluent for Kubernetes. This now makes it possible to run the data streaming software on-premises via Kubernetes.
In a blog post, Rohit Bakhshi, product manager at Confluent, says the company has completely reimagined its platform to allow users to run a Kafka service on... Read more
Dutch researchers receive 2 million euros to build quantum modem
Dutch quantum technology start-up QphoX has received a 2 million euro investment. The money will go towards the development of what it calls a Quantum Modem, which can connect future quantum computers together.
QphoX's Quantum Modem allows multiple quantum processors to be linked together, makin... Read more
Amazon found not guilty of tax evasion via Luxembourg
Amazon does not have to pay back 250 million euros in tax to the European Union. This was ruled by a judge after the company was accused of paying too little tax through a financial construction in Luxembourg.
In 2017, the European Commission ruled that Luxembourg had given an unfair tax advanta... Read more
KnowBe4 launches AI-based phishing simulations
KnowBe4 has introduced a new feature that allows employees to be trained to recognise phishing emails. The feature uses AI to simulate personal phishing attacks.
With the phishing platform, administrators can test how resistant their employees are to phishing attacks. The platform sends out phis... Read more