Day: March 11, 2020

Hackers are using coronavirus maps to infect your computer

As coronavirus threatens to become a global pandemic, everyone’s keeping a close eye on how it’s spreading across the world. Several organizations have made dashboards to keep track of COVID-19. But now, hackers have found a way to use these dashboards to inject malware into computers.

Shai Alfasi, a security researcher at Reason Labs, found that hackers are using these maps to steal information of users including user names, passwords, credit card numbers, and other info stored in your browser. 

[Read: Google now displays health info from the NHS directly in search results]

Attackers design websites related to coronavirus

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Review: Nvidia’s Rapids brings Python analytics to the GPU

Building machine learning models is a repetitive process. Often rote and routine, this is a game of “fastest through the cycle wins,” as the faster you can iterate, the easier it is to explore new theories and get good answers. This is one of the reasons practical enterprise use of AI today is dominated by the largest enterprises, which can throw enormous resources at the problem.

Rapids is an umbrella for several open source projects, incubated by Nvidia, that puts the entire processing pipeline on the GPU, eliminating the I/O bound data transfers, while also substantially increasing the speed of

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What is LLVM? The power behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and more

New languages, and improvements on existing ones, are mushrooming throughout the develoment landscape. Mozilla’s Rust, Apple’s Swift, Jetbrains’s Kotlin, and many other languages provide developers with a new range of choices for speed, safety, convenience, portability, and power.

Why now? One big reason is new tools for building languages—specifically, compilers. And chief among them is LLVM, an open source project originally developed by Swift language creator Chris Lattner as a research project at the University of Illinois.

LLVM makes it easier to not only create new languages, but to enhance the development of existing ones. It

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Nvidia’s Rapids: Python analytics on the GPU

Building machine learning models is a repetitive process. Often rote and routine, this is a game of “fastest through the cycle wins,” as the faster you can iterate, the easier it is to explore new theories and get good answers. This is one of the reasons practical enterprise use of AI today is dominated by the largest enterprises, which can throw enormous resources at the problem.

Rapids is an umbrella for several open source projects, incubated by Nvidia, that puts the entire processing pipeline on the GPU, eliminating the I/O bound data transfers, while also substantially increasing the speed of

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