Patch Tuesday, October 2018 Edition

Microsoft this week released software updates to fix roughly 50 security problems with various versions of its Windows operating system and related software, including one flaw that is already being exploited and another for which exploit code is publicly available.

The zero-day bug — CVE-2018-8453 — affects Windows versions 7, 8.1, 10 and Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019. According to security firm Ivanti, an attacker first needs to log ...

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Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018

(Reuters) – For the fourth year running, Stanford University tops Reuters’ ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.

1. Stanford University. The Hoover Tower rises above Stanford University in Palo Alto, California REUTERS/Noah Berger

Contributing to its solid foothold at No. 1 is Stanford’s steady stream of patents ...

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Waymo’s cars drive 10 million miles a day in a perilous virtual world

You could argue that  Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Alphabet, has the safest autonomous cars around. It’s certainly covered the most miles. But in recent years, serious accidents involving early systems from Uber and Tesla have eroded public trust in the nascent technology. To win it back, putting in the miles on real roads just isn’t enough.

So today Waymo ...

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