CoinMiners Use New Tricks To Impersonate Adobe Flash Installers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Cryptocurrency miners are now being distributed by a new campaign pretending to be Adobe Flash Player installers. While this is not new, this particular campaign is going the extra mile to appear legitimate by not only installing a miner, but also updating Flash Player as well. In a new malware campaign discovered by Palo Alto Unit 42 researcher Brad Duncan, it…

October 11, 2018
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Sources: Tencent Music is postponing its IPO until at least November because of the selloff in global markets (Wall Street Journal)

October 11, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Sources: Tencent Music is postponing its IPO until at least November because of the selloff in global markets  —  Music streamer and underwriters worried global market selloff would hurt pricing  —  Tencent Music Entertainment Group is postponing its initial public offering until … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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BrandPost: Cloud Migration Must-Haves: Security, Compliance, Availability

“Look before you leap” may be an old proverb, yet it’s as pertinent as ever when it comes to cloud migrations. The better prepared the organization is, the better the business outcomes. To better understand the considerations businesses must take into account, we spoke with William Bell, Executive Vice President of Products at phoenixNAP, a global IT services provider with expertise in helping organizations migrate to the cloud. Bell said…

October 11, 2018
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G2 Crowd, which crowdsources enterprise software reviews, raises $55M Series C led by IVP, source says at a valuation of around $500M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

October 11, 2018

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: G2 Crowd, which crowdsources enterprise software reviews, raises $55M Series C led by IVP, source says at a valuation of around $500M  —  G2 Crowd, a platform that lets businesses search for, compare reviews and pricing for, and then buy software and other IT services — it likes to refer to itself as the … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Boston Dynamics’ Robot Went From a Drunk Baby To a Nimble Ninja in a Matter of Years

In a new video from robotics company Boston Dynamics, which Alphabet sold to SoftBank last year, a robot is shown hopping over a log and then up a series of blocks, an activity called parkour. From a report: In previous videos, the robot did a backflip — now it’s leaping over obstacles and climbing up large, uneven stairs with fleet-footed ease. But Atlas wasn’t always so graceful. In some of…

October 11, 2018
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Facebook says it has disabled 66 profiles and pages run by Social Data Hub, a company that has called itself the “Cambridge Analytica of Russia” (Laura Hautala/CNET)

October 11, 2018

Laura Hautala / CNET: Facebook says it has disabled 66 profiles and pages run by Social Data Hub, a company that has called itself the “Cambridge Analytica of Russia”  —  Facebook disabled 66 profiles and pages run by a company claiming to sell user data scraped off the social network’s platform. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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