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Anti-Virus Vendors Scramble To Patch Hijacking Exploit Involving Microsoft Tool

“A zero-day attack called Double Agent can take over antivirus software on Windows machines,” Network World reported Wednesday. wiredmikey writes: The attack involves the Microsoft Application Verifier, a runtime verification tool for unmanaged code that helps developers find subtle programming errors in their applications… [The exploit] allows a piece of malware executed by a privileged user to register a malicious ... Read More »

After Healthcare Defeat, Can The Trump Administration Fix America’s H-1B Visa Program?

Friday the Trump administration suffered a political setback when divisions in the president’s party halted a move to repeal healthcare policies passed in 2010. But if Trump hopes to turn his attention to how America’s H-1B visa program is affecting technology workers, “time is running out,” writes Slashdot reader pteddy. Bloomberg reports: [T]he application deadline for the most controversial visa ... Read More »

Researchers Teach Self-Driving Cars To ‘See’ Better At Night

Researchers may have developed a way for self-driving cars to continue navigating at night (or on rainy days) by performing an AI analysis to identify traffic signs by their relative reflectiveness. Slashdot reader sciencehabit shares an article from Science: Their approach requires autonomous cars to continuously capture images of their surroundings. Each image is evaluated by a machine learning algorithm…looking ... Read More »

Stack Overflow Reveals Results From ‘Largest Developer Survey Ever Conducted’

More than 64,000 developers from 213 countries participated in this year’s annual survey by Stack Overflow — the largest number ever — giving a glimpse into the collective psyche of programmers around the world. An anonymous reader quotes their announcement: A majority of developers — 56.5% — said they were underpaid. Developers who work in government and non-profits feel the ... Read More »