Author: Erik van Klinken

MSI leak undermines UEFI/BIOS security, what can you do?

MSI leak undermines UEFI/BIOS security, what can you do?

April's MSI hack led to the distribution of Intel Boot Guard keys on the dark web. The leak allows malicious actors to create UEFI/BIOS firmware that gets past a key security layer on countless PCs. A ransomware attack led to the loss of 1.5 terabytes of data at MSI in April, which the attackers... Read more

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Proximus files ten lawsuits against Telenet and Fluvius

Proximus files ten lawsuits against Telenet and Fluvius

Telecom provider Proximus is taking action with ten proceedings against the planned joint venture of rival Telenet and network operator Fluvius. According to the Belgian company, the two parties have repeatedly violated the law, reports De Tijd. The ten proceedings concern alleged illegalities r... Read more

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Angular v16 released

Angular v16 released

The team behind Angular says it is coming out with the most significant update since the platform was introduced—the web development framework talks about improved runtime performance through simplified code and increased usability. Angular is designed for building single-page applications. Th... Read more

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Insurer must pay $1.4 billion due to ransomware damage

Insurer must pay $1.4 billion due to ransomware damage

The U.S.-based Ace Insurance has been forced to pay $1.4 billion to pharmaceutical company Merck. The latter was hit by a ransomware attack by the Russian NotPetya. The insurer did not want to pay out on the grounds that the attack had supposedly been an act of war. The US judge argued that the ... Read more

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Microsoft promises extra speed with NVMe-enabled Azure VMs

Microsoft promises extra speed with NVMe-enabled Azure VMs

Microsoft has announced the general availability of NVMe-supported Ebsv5 virtual machines (VMs) on Azure. The company promises up to three times faster IOPS (input/output operations per second) for remote storage. In addition, Microsoft claims up to six times more throughput. The tech giant says... Read more

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‘Right to claim damages for GDPR violations has no minimum’

‘Right to claim damages for GDPR violations has no minimum’

The European Court of Justice says there is no minimum for non-material damages for violations of GDPR rules. The statement is a setback for many tech companies. GDPR legislation was introduced in 2018. Since then, almost every website has featured a cookie statement on the first visit. Companie... Read more

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It’s almost time for Google I/O: what can we expect?

It’s almost time for Google I/O: what can we expect?

Next week, the annual developer conference Google I/O takes place once again in San Francisco. There, as usual, the company will tell what projects it is working on and what it is looking to achieve in the future. Google has traditionally used the event to highlight new versions of Android and exte... Read more

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No more waiting list for Bing AI chat

No more waiting list for Bing AI chat

Microsoft has removed the waiting list for access to its own Bing AI chat feature. The tech giant is further expanding search features in its battle with rival Google, which is rushing to integrate AI into Search as well. Head of marketing Yusuf Mehdi announced the update in New York. Bing Chat ... Read more

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Paessler acquires qbilon to optimize IT monitoring

Paessler acquires qbilon to optimize IT monitoring

Paessler has acquired German company qbilon. In the process, it aims to expand its software suite with a solution that collects, analyzes and optimizes hybrid IT environments. Four former computer science students founded qbilon in Augsburg in 2019. The company does not have to move to Paessler'... Read more

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