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Mandatory MFA pays off for GitHub and OSS community

Introducing a multifactor authentication (MFA) mandate for users of its platform has paid off for GitHub, which has reported a massive uplift in adoption in the past 12 months, as it continues its drive to improve cyber security standards across the open source software (OSS) community. Recognising the security impact of software supply chain issues…

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LockBit locked out: Cyber community reacts

News that the prolific, dangerous and feared LockBit ransomware cartel has been significantly disrupted by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), the FBI and others, has been welcomed by the cyber security community. Operation Cronos, which has been quietly unfolding over a period of several months, saw the NCA and partners compromise the gang’s infrastructure…

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AMD to the rescue for Nvidia RTX 2000 and 3000 GPUs, as fudge for DLSS 3 games turbocharges frame rates to an eye-opening level

Owners of older Nvidia RTX graphics cards can now benefit from FSR 3 frame generation in games that support DLSS 3, thanks to a smart new mod.Your first reaction to that may be confusion around FSR support being brought in for Nvidia DLSS 3 games, and how that figures. So, the simplest way to look…

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Could Nvidia be trailing behind AMD in upscaling tech? AMD certainly thinks so

It’s hard to talk about AMD without bringing up arch nemesis Nvidia, and vice versa, when it comes to upscaling technology and GPU technology. Nvidia drops DLSS, and AMD follows quickly with FSR. Normally we expect Nvidia to lead with a new feature or product launch, with AMD soon following, but according to AMD’s Aaron…

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Data: the golden thread of military defence

Militaries have long depended on information. Tactical, operational and strategic intelligence is vital to warfare. And there has long been a close relationship between defence and technology. Military innovations during the Second World War – from cracking the German Enigma codes to naval gunnery – drove the developments of the earliest computers. Defence is undeniably…

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China’s UNC4841 pivots to new Barracuda ESG zero-day

The Chinese state threat actor tracked as UNC4841 that last year attacked users of Barracuda Networks’ Email Security Gateway (ESG) appliances through a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability has been back in action, exploiting a newly disclosed zero-day to target high-profile Barracuda customers. Barracuda officially disclosed the vulnerability on Christmas Eve, three days after it…

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AMD in 2023: year in review

We’re almost done with 2023, and as ever at TechRadar, it’s time to look back at how the various tech giants performed over the past year. In AMD’s case, we saw some inspiring new products introduced for its consumer processor and GPU ranges, and renewed gusto in its pursuit of AI.There were also shakier times…

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AMD Begins Polaris and Vega GPU Retirement Process, Reduces Ongoing Driver Support

As AMD is now well into their third generation of RDNA architecture GPUs, the sun has been slowly setting on AMD’s remaining Graphics Core Next (GCN) designs, better known by the architecture names of Polaris and Vega. In recent weeks the company dropped support for those GPU architectures in their open source Vulkan Linux driver,…

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VMware consolidates AI push at Explore in Barcelona

VMware Explore in Barcelona this week saw the virtualisation pioneer continue its push to go all-in on generative AI (GenAI) as a core capability for enterprises. This saw VMware extend its vision of a hybrid cloud and multicloud future built around generative AI and applications that can run in locations that include private cloud, public…

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Designing software for efficient IT operations

Is digital transformation purely a question of speed? It would be easy to think so, given that transformation is commonly associated with a shift to more rapid deployment of software, features and services. The sooner you get these into production, the theory goes, the sooner you can start delivering value. And it follows that the…

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