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  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (electron, ghostscript, glibc, python2, and samba), Debian (webkit2gtk), Slackware (libtiff), SUSE (ImageMagick, python-ecdsa, and samba), and Ubuntu (apport, haproxy, ruby-nokogiri, and whoopsie).

  • Google Outs Android Security Patch for November 2019, 38 Vulnerabilities Fixed

    Google has released today the Android Security Patch for November 2019 to address various security vulnerabilities and fix bugs in its latest Android 10 mobile operating system.
    Consisting of the 2019-11-01 and 2019-11-05 security patch levels, the Android Security Patch for November 2019 is here to address a total of 38 security vulnerabilities in various of Android's core components, including the Android Framework, Android Library, Media framework, Android System, Kernel components, and Qualcomm components. Users are urged to install the Android Security Patch for November 2019 update on their devices as soon as possible.

  • Chrome Browser Had Two Serious Vulnerabilities: Google Fixed

    The Google Chrome browser . They allow hackers to escalate privileges and thereby perform high-level malicious attacks on users’ computers.

    The Chrome Security Team said the use-after-free vulnerability allowed hackers to execute arbitrary code on infected devices. One of the vulnerabilities exists in the browser’s audio component (CVE-2019-13720), while the other exists in the PDFium library (CVE-2019-13721). All three major platforms of Windows, macOS, and GNU/Linux couldn’t pass this

  • How Do You Prioritize Risk for Privilege Access Management?

    For many organizations implementing privileged access management (PAM) has become high on the priority list – and for good reason. Privileged access is the route to an organization’s most valuable information and assets and protecting them is paramount.

    However, many organizations lack visibility into where privileged accounts, credentials and secrets exist. The privilege-related attack surface is often much broader than anticipated. So before you get started with any PAM deployment, there’s one big question you need to answer: How Do You Prioritize Risk?

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    It’s time to update your kernel again as yet more Intel security issues come to light, good news for container management and self-hosted collaboration, and Brave is finally ready for production.

Bill Wear, Developer Advocate for MAAS: foo.c

I remember my first foo. It was September, 1974, on a PDP-11/40, in the second-floor lab at the local community college. It was an amazing experience for a fourteen-year-old, admitted at 12 to audit night classes because his dad was a part-time instructor and full-time polymath. I should warn you, I’m not the genius in the room. I maintained a B average in math and electrical engineering, but A+ averages in English, languages, programming, and organic chemistry (yeah, about that….). The genius was my Dad, the math wizard, the US Navy CIC Officer. More on him in a later blog — he’s relevant to what MAAS does in a big way. Okay, so I’m more of a language (and logic) guy. But isn’t code where math meets language and logic? Research Unix Fifth edition UNIX had just been licensed to educational institutions at no cost, and since this college was situated squarely in the middle of the military-industrial complex, scoring a Hulking Giant was easy. Finding good code to run it? That was another issue, until Bell Labs offered up a freebie. It was amazing! Getting the computer to do things on its own — via ASM and FORTRAN — was not new to me. What was new was the simplicity of the whole thing. Mathematically, UNIX and C were incredibly complex, incorporating all kinds of network theory and topology and numerical methods that (frankly) haven’t always been my favorite cup of tea. I’m not even sure if Computer Science was a thing yet. But the amazing part? Here was an OS which took all that complexity and translated it to simple logic: everything is a file; small is beautiful; do one thing well. Didn’t matter that it was cranky and buggy and sometimes dumped your perfectly-okay program in the bit bucket. It was a thrill to be able to do something without having to obsess over the math underneath. Read more Also: How to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 Daily Builds from Ubuntu 19.10

Intel is Openwashing With 'OpenVINO'

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