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  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cifs-utils, ffmpeg, libxml2, and vim), Fedora (rsyslog), Mageia (chromium-browser-stable), SUSE (chromium, containerd, docker, e2fsprogs, gzip, jackson-databind, jackson-dataformats-binary, jackson-annotations, jackson-bom, jackson-core, kernel, nodejs8, openldap2, pidgin, podofo, slurm, and tiff), and Ubuntu (clamav, containerd, libxml2, and openldap).

  • iPhones Vulnerable to Malware Even When Powered Down

    While at one point Apple devices were considered safe from vulnerabilities, one large reason they were considered “safe” is that hackers weren’t targeting them as much, as they weren’t as popular. Now that they’re more popular, they’re more vulnerable. Additionally, researchers have discovered that iPhones aren’t even safe when turned off. The chip that controls Bluetooth leaves iPhones vulnerable to malware even when powered down.

  • Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday Updates Cause Windows AD Authentication Errors | Threatpost

    Microsoft is alerting customers that its May Patch Tuesday update is causing authentications errors and failures tied to Windows Active Directory Domain Services. In a Friday update, Microsoft said it was investigating the issue.

    The warning comes amid shared reports of multiple services and policies failing after installing the security update. “Authentication failed due to a user credentials mismatch. Either the user name provided does not map to an existing account or the password was incorrect.” posted an admin to a Reddit thread on the topic.

  • Memray project showcases why Bloomberg is an ‘open source first’ company [Ed: This is openwashing, paid-for openwash-as-a-service, as Bloomberg is proprietary-first; OSI lost touch and sight of its original purpose, which it now undermines for cash (only about 3% of less of OSI's money comes from members; it's corporate); OSI says that a proprietary Wall Street firm is "open", but this is GitHub (proprietary/Microsoft) promotion. i.e. more of the same from OSI]