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Smishing scam utilising Amazon Web Services uncovered
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SNS Sender uses Amazon's cloud services for 'smishing' scams, impersonating USPS notifications, according to cybersecurity firm SentinelLabs.
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DataStax launches RAGStack, a Gen AI solution powered by LlamaIndex
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DataStax launches RAGStack, a solution powered by LlamaIndex aimed at tackling challenges faced by enterprise developers in utilising retrieval augmented generation (RAG).
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STX Next integrates AI into services, appoints Head of AI
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digital transformation
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STX Next intensifies expansion plans by integrating Artificial Intelligence into its services, following the recent appointment of a Head of AI.
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SQream integrates with Dataiku for boosted data analytics & AI
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SQream, a GPU data analytics platform, partners with AI platform Dataiku to enhance data analytics technology, thus facilitating businesses in seamless large data-sets preparation.
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Code Institute celebrates year of successes in tech education
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Renowned global tech educator, Code Institute, hails a year of extraordinary achievements, with a 98% graduate employment rate and initiatives supporting inclusivity in tech.
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ESET uncovers malicious Python projects spreading via PyPI
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ESET Research has discovered a series of malicious Python projects distributed via PyPI repository, introducing a customised backdoor into Windows, Linux systems, and stealing personal data.
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Google unveils Gemini, it's multimodal AI model that beats ChatGPT
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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Google debuts Gemini, a pioneering multimodal AI model, offering advanced code generation and comprehension across diverse tasks.
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Udemy reveals surge in AI training demand with first ChatGPT anniversary
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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edutech
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payroll systems
On its ChatGPT's first anniversary, Udemy reveals a vast 5,226% increase in demand for AI-related training in Q1 2023.
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Organisations turning towards AI for improved Quality Assurance
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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cloud services
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The 15th World Quality Report reveals a shift in quality engineering towards using AI for efficient defect management and promoting business sustainability.
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Docker Engine API exploit launches DDoS attacks in OracleIV campaign
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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ddos
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malware
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web development
OracleIV campaign uses Docker Engine API exploit to deliver malicious Docker containers for executing DDoS attacks.
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Intel reveals advanced AI & HPC tech at SC23 for scientific innovation
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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Intel showcased significant advancements in AI and high-performance computing technology at SC23 for scientific innovation.
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Malicious Python packages form serious security threat, Checkmarx study reveals
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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application security
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Checkmarx study uncovers serious security risk posed by malicious Python packages used to hijack victim's computers.
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Ververica reshapes future of data processing with cloud-based system updates
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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cloud services
Ververica revolutionises future of data processing with latest VERA Technology-powered cloud system enhancements.
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MongoDB partners with AWS to enhance AI-powered coding tool CodeWhisperer
Thu, 9th Nov 2023
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app development
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web development
MongoDB and Amazon Web Services join forces to upgrade CodeWhisperer, AWS's AI coding assistant, facilitating streamlined app creation.
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Appian launches AI offering, integrates tech on platform
Wed, 10th May 2023
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app development
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apm
Appian has integrated generative AI into the Appian Platform and launched AI Skill Designer, a simple but powerful tool for businesses.
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DragonForce Malaysia attacks Israeli institutions: Radware
Fri, 14th Apr 2023
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ddos
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cloud services
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According to Radware cybersecurity advisory, DragonForce Malaysia has returned for the third year with operations targeting Israel, known as OpsPetir.
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How Python turns data into business value across organisations
Wed, 1st Mar 2023
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data science
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The value of data is rising as businesses navigate supply chain disruptions and an impending recession. Python can help unlock the power of data.
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Snowflake announces Snowpark for Python and other updates
Thu, 16th Jun 2022
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data science
Snowflake has revealed new enhancements to improve programmability for data scientists, data engineers and application developers.
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Tech salaries on the rise while demand for data analytics, Python and cybersecurity skills remain high
Wed, 2nd Feb 2022
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Tech salaries are increasing 15-30% on average globally, while the ability to work from home is a non-negotiable for most.
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Sisense fuses data analytics with tools including Python and SQL
Fri, 17th Dec 2021
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data analytics
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Sisense introduces new functionality in its Fusion Analytics platform, allowing data analysts to conduct 'advanced analysis' using Python and SQL.
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Sophos discovers new Python ransomware called Memento
Tue, 7th Dec 2021
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
Cybercriminals are continuously scanning the internet for vulnerable online entry points, and they don't wait in line when they find one.
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Snowflake extends support for Python, gives developers greater flexibility
Thu, 18th Nov 2021
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Snowflake has announced that data scientists and developers can now use Python natively within its Snowpark developer framework.
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New sniper-like Python ransomware uncovered
Fri, 8th Oct 2021
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This is one of the fastest ransomware attacks Sophos has ever investigated and it appeared to precision-target the ESXi platform.
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Java, machine learning, AI amongst most important programming skills - report
Wed, 17th Mar 2021
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Software architecture, Java and machine learning are amongst the top programming skills ranked by software engineers as important to their role in 2021.