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  • Ransomware Operators Demand $14 Million From Power Company [iophk: Windows TCO]

    Available under the RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service) model, Sodinokibi is operated by a threat actor likely affiliated to “Pinchy Spider,” the group behind the GandCrab ransomware.

    While investigating the malware itself, AppGate discovered that it includes functionality to escalate privileges by leveraging 32-bit and 64-bit exploits for the CVE-2018-8453 vulnerability in the Win32k component of Windows.

  • MedSeg: AI(Artificial Intelligence)-based Free Online Segmentation Tool for Radiological Images

    The project is built with HTML5/ JavaScript and uses TensorFlow.js for AI. It's deployed currently on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The developers uses several open-source libraries and packages most of them are battle tested in enterprise projects here is a list of them included resources that helped in creating this project, we are really proud in Medevel to see it's listed there...

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    MedSeg is a free, openly available segmentation tool that requires little training and no prior set-up to start using. You may manually segment your images or take advantage of their developed AI-models to ease the segmentation process of your interest. MedSeg may also contribute in your own segmentation work by developing further AI-models for your need.

  • Databricks Contributes MLflow Machine Learning Platform to The Linux Foundation

    Databricks, the company behind big data processing and analytics engine Apache Spark, contributes open source machine learning platform MLflow to The Linux Foundation. The announcement was made by Matei Zaharia, the creator of Apache Spark and MLflow projects, in his keynote presentation at the recent Spark AI Summit 2020 Conference which was held as a global virtual event.

    MLflow was created to help data scientists and developers with the complex process of ML model development which typically includes the steps to build, train, tune, deploy, and manage machine learning models. It manages the entire ML lifecycle, from data preparation to production deployment, including experiment tracking, packaging code into reproducible runs, and model sharing and collaboration, and is designed to work with any ML library.

  • Open Source FinOps Foundation Brings New Focus to Cloud Costs
  • Firefox 80 To Support VA-API Acceleration On X11

    While recent Firefox releases have seen VA-API video acceleration working when running natively under Wayland, the Firefox 80 release later this summer will bring VA-API support by default to those running on a conventional X.Org Server.

    The bits are now landed that VA-API support within Mozilla's Firefox web browser should be working fine on X11.

  • Vulkan 1.2.146 Released With DirectFB Support, Extended Fragment Density Map

    The Khronos Group is celebrating the US Independence Day with the release of a new Vulkan spec.

    Vulkan 1.2.146 is out today with many documentation corrections/clarifications along with two new extensions.

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