Day: October 14, 2021

Canonical Releases Ubuntu Linux 21.10 Impish Indri

Following a brief beta-testing period, Ubuntu 21.10 has finally become available to download in the “final” stable form. BetaNews: Code-named “Impish Indri,” this version of Ubuntu is not a Long Term Support (LTS) version, so it is only supported for nine months. Ubuntu 21.10 features Linux kernel 5.13 and a Snap variant of the Mozilla…

Enterprise Data Storage Environments Riddled With Vulnerabilities

Many organizations are not properly protecting their storage and backup systems from compromise, new study finds. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Elastic to buy ‘continuous profiling’ startup Optimyze

Elastic intends to join the computer profiling function of Optimyze to the enterprise observability functions of metrics, logs and traces. …read more Source:: ZDNet

A Newspaper Informed Missouri About a Website Flaw. The Governor Accused it of ‘Hacking’

On Thursday, Gov. Michael Parson (R) called a news conference to warn his state’s citizens about a nefarious plot against a teachers’ database by a reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. From a report: “Through a multistep process,” Parson said with great solemnity, “an individual took the records of at least three educators, decoded the…

Rickroll Grad Prank Exposes Exterity IPTV Bug

IPTV and IP video security is increasingly under scrutiny, even by high school kids. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Verizon-owned Visible acknowledges hack, confirms account manipulations

The company has faced overwhelming criticism from users who took to social media to say their accounts had been hacked and used to buy phones or make other charges. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Deepfence Announces Open Source Availability of ThreatMapper

Cloud native security observability platform seamlessly scans, maps, and ranks application vulnerabilities from development through critical production stage. …read more Source:: DarkReading

WhatsApp’s got your back(ups) with encryption for stored messages

Global messaging giant extends security and privacy to Google Drive and Apple iCloud Facebook’s WhatsApp on Thursday began a global rollout of end-to-end (E2E) encryption for message backups, which offers Android and iOS users with the ability to protect WhatsApp messages stored in Google Drive and Apple iCloud.… …read more Source:: Register

Palm Is Trying To Make a Comeback, Again

Palm probably wasn’t a name you were expecting to hear from again, but to the surprise of many, the company recently posted some teasers on Twitter foreshadowing a new gadget coming out later this month. From a report: While Palm hasn’t officially revealed detailed info about its upcoming release, the teaser pics in its tweets…

$7 Trillion Worth of Stocks Are Exposed to Crypto Risks

Attention institutional investors: Whether you’re a bonafide and laser-eyed true believer or a skeptical holdout, the risks from cryptocurrencies could be steadily “creeping” into your portfolio, according to MSCI. From a report: At least 52 companies representing $7.1 trillion in market capitalization have some exposure to cryptocurrencies, according to an analysis by MSCI. They range…