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Groundbreaking $3 Million Prize for Quantum Computing

The 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics is shared by four individuals who have made a series of contributions considered “fundamental work in the field of quantum information”. The Breakthrough Prize is the largest science prize in the world, with each prize worth $3 million, to be shared among its recipients. First awarded in 2012, …

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15-year-old Python flaw found in "over 350,000" projects

15-year-old Python flaw found in “over 350,000” projects

At least 350,000 open source projects are believed to be potentially vulnerable to exploitation via a Python module flaw that has remained unpatched for 15 years. On Tuesday, security firm Trellix said its threat researchers encountered a vulnerability in Python. tarfile module, which provides a way to read and write sets of compressed files called …

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Unpatched 15-year old Python bug allows code execution in 350k projects

Unfixed 15-year-old Python bug allows code to run in 350,000 projects

A vulnerability in the Python programming language that was neglected for 15 years is now back in the spotlight as it likely affects over 350,000 open source repositories and can lead to code execution. Disclosed in 2007 and tagged CVE-2007-4559, the security issue never received a fix, with the only mitigation provided being a documentation …

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