Science and Technology News: 28 October 2021

28 October, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. An SQL-injection bug in the BQE Web Suite billing app has not only leaked sensitive information, it’s also let malicious actors execute code and deploy ransomware. Threatpost
  2. NASA has been conducting some incredible science on the surface of Mars with its Perseverance Mars rover and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Ingenuity was a particularly important experiment that showed controlled flight was possible on another planet for the first time. Slashgear
  3. The only way to prepare a world for human inhabitants is to make the environment more Earth-like: terraforming. While most of humanity’s space dreams have focused on Mars, a better candidate may be even closer: the Moon. BigThink
  4. A team of Brown University researchers has shown a new method of probing the properties of anyons, strange quasiparticles that could be useful in future quantum computers.
  5. With cyber-threats evolving on a daily basis, talented workers being extremely difficult to find, and security tools being subpar compared to the arsenal of malicious actors, many organizations nowadays don’t feel confident in their ability to respond to incidents, or staying compliant with rules and legislation. Techradar
  6. In a survey of UK cyber security, IT and business professionals commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, 75% of respondents believe that remote workers pose a greater IT security risk to their business than office workers. Aithority
  7. Sometimes, you may have a photo of a model you want to use, but you don’t have a photo of this specific model in the exact pose you need. Project Strike a Pose then lets you use another photo of another model in the right pose as an example and the software — powered by Adobe’s Sensei AI platform — will automatically generate a new image with the original model in that same pose. Techcrunch
  8. Want to make your house smart. After you bought smart plug yesterday Science and Technology News: 27 October 2021, now its time to get Smart LED bulb. Buy on Amazon. wipro NS9400 9-Watt B22 WiFi Smart LED Bulb with Music Sync Compatible



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