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Change Healthcare faces another ransomware threat—and it looks credible

Enlarge (credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus) For months, Change Healthcare has faced an immensely messy ransomware debacle that has left hundreds of pharmacies and medical practices across the United States unable to process claims. Now, thanks to an apparent dispute within the ransomware criminal ecosystem, it may have...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 21:40
How new tech is making geothermal energy a more versatile power source

Enlarge / The Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station. Geothermal power has long been popular in volcanic countries like Iceland, where hot water bubbles from the ground. (credit: Gretar Ívarsson/Wikimedia Commons) Glistening in the dry expanses of the Nevada desert is an unusual kind of power plant that harnesses energy...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 14:23
US drug shortages reach record high with 323 meds now in short supply

Enlarge / Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Adderall XR brand medication arranged at a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, in November 2023. (credit: Getty | George Frey) Drug shortages in the US have reached an all-time high, with 323 active and ongoing shortages already tallied this year, according to data collected by the American Society...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 01:53
SD cards finally expected to hit 4TB in 2025

Enlarge / Generic, non-Western Digital SD cards. (credit: Getty) Western Digital plans to release the first 4TB SD card next year. On Thursday, the storage firm announced plans to demo the product in person next week. Western Digital will launch the SD card, which follows the SD Association's Secure Digital Ultra Capacity...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 00:28
“Highly capable” hackers root corporate networks by exploiting firewall 0-day

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Highly capable hackers are rooting multiple corporate networks by exploiting a maximum-severity zero-day vulnerability in a firewall product from Palo Alto Networks, researchers said Friday. The vulnerability, which has been under active exploitation for at least two weeks now, allows the...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 00:28
Words are flowing out like endless rain: Recapping a busy week of LLM news

Enlarge / An image of a boy amazed by flying letters. (credit: Getty Images) Some weeks in AI news are eerily quiet, but during others, getting a grip on the week's events feels like trying to hold back the tide. This week has seen three notable large language model (LLM) releases: Google Gemini Pro 1.5 hit general availability...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 00:28

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