Amazon S3-izure cause: Half the web vanished because an AWS bod fat-fingered a command
Amazon has provided the postmortem for Tuesday's AWS S3 meltdown, shedding light on what caused one of its largest cloud facilities to bring a chunk of the web down.
In a note today to customers, the tech giant said the storage system was knocked offline by a staffer trying to address a problem with its billing system. Essentially, someone mistyped a command within a production environment while debugging a performance gremlin.
"The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) team was debugging an issue causing the S3 billing system to progress more slowly than expected. At 9:37AM PST, an authorized S3 team member using an established playbook executed a command which was intended to remove a small number of servers for one of the S3 subsystems that is used by the S3 billing process," the team wrote in its message.
HackerOne Offers Free Bug Bounty Programs for Open Source Projects
HackerOne, a platform that is offering hosting for bug bounty programs, announced today that open-source projects can now sign up for a free bug bounty program if they meet a few simple conditions.
The new offering, named HackerOne Community Edition, is identical with HackerOne Professional Edition, the commercial service the company is offering to some of the world's largest organizations, such as Twitter, Dropbox, Adobe, Yahoo, Uber, GitHub, Snapchat, and many others.
Once overlooked, uninitialized-use 'bugs' may provide portal for hacker attacks on linux
Popular with programmers the world over for its stability, flexibilityand security, Linux now appears to be vulnerable to hackers.
Docker Debuts Enterprise Edition to Advance Container Deployments
Docker rebrands its commercially supported version and launches a new release approach for its container engine technology.
Docker Inc. is now taking a new approach to how it packages, releases and supports its popular open-source container engine technologies. The Docker Commercially Supported (CS) edition is being rebranded and expanded under the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) name, along with new certified plug-ins and the official launch of the Docker Store for certified container applications.
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I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Asus computer. It already has windows on it too and a Mediatek MT7630E wireless adapter. While Ubuntu is booted, it doesn't recognize the adapter. I've installed drivers which don't seem to work. Any suggestions?
Also, I've noticed a lot of people claiming problems with 16.04. Should I just change to a different release?submitted by /u/radild1
The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.5.2 of its Alpine Linux operating system.
This is a bugfix release of the v3.5 musl based branch, based on linux-4.4.52 kernels and it contains bugfixes.
Aries’ “M6UL” COM expands on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC with 4GB eMMC, dual Ethernet ports, and dual CAN ports, as well as DRM ID, encryption, and secure boot.
Germany-based Aries Embedded has announced a “M6UL” computer-on-module as a drop-in replacement for its earlier i.MX28-based M28 COM. The new device keeps the SODIMM-style form factor, but advances to NXP’s i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) SoC.
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- EPO Budget Obscures and Distorts Facts About the Unitary Patent (UPC) in a Classic Antidemocratic Exercise by an Unaccountable Institution
- Supplying Techrights With Leaked Material
- MIP (Managing IP) International Patent Forum 2017 to Have EPO and UPC Propaganda, as Before
- Battistelli and His Swamp Resurface Very Old News, Possibly to Distract From Boards of Appeal Complaining About Battistelli
- Links 1/3/2017: Q4OS 1.8.3, Lakka 2.0 RC1
- Links 2/3/2017: Systemd 233, GNOME 3.24 Beta 2
The last news we got was about a beta 6 version that came out. It looked like they wanted to experiment with KDE and Gnome and then the distros never got any where. You might still be able to get the beta 6 iso's but what happened? Why did the distro just disipear. It is the same with alot of these Windows clones.submitted by /u/Kmetadata
ostechnix: This tutorial describes how to set password policies such as password length, password complexity, password expiration period etc., in Linux.
Reddit: AMD to consider Coreboot/Libreboot support. Contact AMD!!! Let them know there is demand. (x-post/ r/opensource)
In AMD’s AMA here, they say they will seriously consider releasing their Platform Security Processor (PSP) source code. This is their equivalent of the Intel Management Engine and would make AMD processors compatible with coreboot/libreboot.
This would be massive. It would make it possible to have a truly open-source machine, with all the security and privacy benefits that entails. At the moment secure boot relies primarily on aging Intel processors from nearly a decade ago.
In 2011, AMD began supporting coreboot, but stopped in 2013 and introduced the PSP. Why? Because they didn’t think it was economically worthwhile.
Don’t let that happen again! Let’s tell AMD there is demand for this. Get into that thread and comment. And – more importantly – message them! If you’re reading this after the AMA has ended, contact them anyway!
AMD’s contact page (You can find details on AMD in your country)
You can also reach them on Facebook.submitted by /u/G4nfAnspNDW8
LinuxConfig: Rainbow Stream allows you to manage just about every aspect of your Twitter account from the command line.