Tennibot is a really cool Ubuntu Linux-powered tennis ball collecting robot dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 16:46:22

Linux isn't just a hobby --  the kernel largely powers the web, for instance. Not only is Linux on many web servers, but it is also found on the most popular consumer operating system in the world -- Android. Why is this? Well, the open source kernel scales very well, making it ideal for many projects. True, Linux's share of the desktop is still minuscule, but sometimes slow and steady wins the...

OnePlus unveils the OnePlus 6 smartphone, with glass back and inevitable notch dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 20:24:16

Today at a launch event in London, OnePlus unveiled its latest "flagship killer", the OnePlus 6, taking solid aim at high-end smartphones from the likes of Apple and Samsung. The OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch screen with a 2,280 x 1,080 resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, (up to) 256GB of storage, and dual 20 megapixel rear camera (sensibly centered now) and a 16 megapixel front-facing shooter. It...

Apps based on Electron framework are vulnerable to attack dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 12:37:38

The Electron framework -- the basis of popular apps including Skype, Slack, Signal and WordPress -- has been found to contain a security flaw that leaves it vulnerable to attack. The GitHub-created tool has a vulnerability that allows hackers to execute arbitrary code on remote systems. CVE-2018-1000136 affects Electron 1.7.13 and older as well as Electron 1.8.4 and 2.0.0-beta.3, and the problem...

Windows XP 2018 Edition is the operating system Microsoft should be making dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-11 21:35:16

Despite Microsoft ending support for Windows XP back in 2014, it’s still in use around the world. The latest usage figures from NetMarketShare give the vintage OS a decent 6.13 percent share of the market, and it’s still to be found in many businesses. The OS first appeared 17 years ago and the final service pack (SP3) came out a decade ago. Compared to Windows 10, XP now looks incredibly...

Apple clamps down on apps that share location data with third parties dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 17:42:33

Apple appears to be more vigorously enforcing App Store policies relating to the sharing of location data. Over the last few days the company has been removing apps that share location details with third parties without consent. Developers of apps found to be exploiting user privacy in this way have received emails from Apple. These indicate that apps have undergone "re-evaluation" and found to be...

Ubuntu Linux 18.10 is called Cosmic Cuttlefish -- yet another silly name dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 20:20:08

Ubuntu 18.04 was released last month, and for the most part, it is a solid release. As per usual, version 18.04 was given a silly name -- Bionic Beaver. Canonical follows an alphabetic naming convention, where two words are used that start with that same letter. The first word tends to be an adjective or other descriptive word, while the second word is always an animal. And yes, it is all a bit...

Critical vulnerability found in infrastructure and manufacturing applications dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-02 15:04:26

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in two Schneider Electric applications heavily used in manufacturing, oil and gas, water, automation and wind and solar power facilities. The vulnerability, discovered by cyber exposure company Tenable, could, if exploited, give cyber criminals complete control of the underlying system. Attackers would also be able to use the...

The CIO and robotics: Two peas in an IT pod? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-01 20:52:44

Best friends are hard to come by. Once the right one is found, we tend to make conscious choices to invest in those relationships in order to build the right foundation for the future. Unfortunately for many CIOs, it’s a pretty short list of applicants. As organizations change and grow, CIOs will be the resident experts on things like big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation. Not...

Configuration vulnerability could leave SAP systems open to compromise dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-26 15:23:50

A vulnerability arising from the default installation of popular business management platform SAP could lead to a full compromise of the system say researchers. SAP security and compliance specialist Onapsis has revealed the flaw which is found in SAP Netweaver and can be compromised by a remote unauthenticated attacker with only network access to the system. Driven by a security configuration...

North Korean leaders abandon western social media dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-25 17:11:15

Chances are you're not currently friends with Kim Jong Un on Facebook. And it's not likely to happen any time soon according to researchers at Recorded Future who have been looking at the internet usage patterns of North Korea's leaders. In July last year they found that the country's ruling elite were plugged into contemporary internet society, were technologically savvy, and had patterns of...