On the night of February 14-15, the Bitcoin exchange rate reached a new record high - $49.5 thousand on the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinmarketcap. [hi-tech.mail.ru]
The company Ilona Mask announced the purchase of bitcoins for $1.5 billion, after which cryptocurrency began to grow sharply. [hi-tech.mail.ru]
Experts from Queen Mary University in London and one of the largest funds of the UK National Health Service Barts Health conducted a study and found strange differences during the COVID-19 in patients from different ethnic groups. The results of scientific work are published in the medical journal BMJ Open. [Lenta.ru]
3iTech developed speech models for speech recognition in Kazakh and Uzbek languages and opened access to their testing. New languages will enhance the 3i Vox platform as an ecosystem of voice services for developers, integrators, and enterprise IT departments that use voice technology. [CNews]
More than one hundred thousand firewalls, VPN gateways and access point controllers from Zyxel contained a hard-coded administrative backdoor account, which, if necessary, could open root access to cybercriminals to devices through the SSH interface or the administrator's web panel. According to the RK Computer Incident Response Service, a dangerous account was discovered by specialists of Eye Control, based in the Netherlands. [Profit]
Kaspersky Lab analyzed ten English and Russian-language international shadow forums and found out what time users' data on the black market are estimated today. It turned out that their cost is quite high. Especially in demand are selfies with documents such as passports or driver's licenses (up to $40-60 per document), medical cards (up to $30 per full patient card), information from a credit card (up to $20), PayPal accounts (up to $500), as well as accounts in entertainment or streaming services such as, for example, Netflix, Twitch or Pornhh.
The company has already begun the transition to in-house processors in junior computers, solutions for top models will soon appear. [hi-tech.mail.ru]
Hyperloop is a concept of ultra-fast transport, the tunnels of which are located above the ground on supports. It is planned that the new vehicle will be twice as fast as the aircraft. [hi-tech.mail.ru]