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Microsoft already fixed KRACK WPA2 vulnerability

KRACK, the Wi-Fi security vulnerability, has come as a shock to the technology companies including Microsoft, Apple, and Google. While the other companies are still looking for a security solution, Microsoft has released security updates for its Windows on Tuesday. Microsoft Security Response Center releases security bulletins monthly on a Tuesday (called Patch Tuesday), and this month they released security updates on 10th October. Microsoft had not disclosed that the new security features also address the KRACK until this vulnerability came in sight on Monday. The users who had already installed the Patch Tuesday’s security updates, already installed a fix for the KRACK vulnerability, albeit unknowingly. “In partnership with the International Consortium for Advancement of Cybersecu...

SAP Vora simplifies deployment and cluster management on public cloud with Kubernetes

SAP SE announced updates to its SAP Vora, to simplify deployment on public cloud using Kubernetes, and increase flexibility while migrating between cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployment models. SAP Vora’s new version now adopts container technology to deliver SAP Vora as a container, and utilizes Kubernetes to simplify the deployment and cluster management on public cloud infrastructure. The number of organizations moving Big Data workloads to the cloud is continuously increasing, and the SAP Vora aims to provide flexibility to the customers to choose from cloud, hybrid deployment, and on-premise models. The customers can also migrate between these options with minimum disruption.  “We are bringing together data transformation and business transformation on the same platform, uniting st...

Every Wi-Fi enabled device vulnerable to a new security attack called KRACK

Security researchers have discovered weaknesses in the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II), the security protocol for most modern Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within the range of victim can interrupt credit card numbers, passwords, photos, and other sensible information using the bug called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks). What this means is that the security built into Wi-Fi is likely ineffective, and we should not assume it provides any security. If the security problem which researchers have discovered is true, then it will be very difficult to fix it. Because the WPA2 is built into almost every internet connected device. During the initial research, it was found that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others are all affected by some variant of attacks. The a...

Google and IBM to jointly address developer security challenges with Grafeas

Google and IBM recently joined forces to create and open source the Grafeas project, with an aim to provide developers a structured way of auditing and governing the modern software supply chains. Grafeas provides an open API that collects and aggregates the metadata generated at various stages of software supply chain. The metadata store and enforcement point help in gaining visibility into development environments and in enforcing policies without slowing down the development teams. IBM has an in-built Vulnerability Advisor into its Container service as a part of DevOps process that scans the container images and detects software package vulnerability and poor software configurations. It further makes a risk assessment for the contained software. To build a more comprehensive security an...

Hostway continues expansion with new data center in Austin, new offices in Chicago and San Antonio

Hostway, a leading managed cloud hosting provider and specialist in compliant cloud hosting solutions, is expanding rapidly with a new data center in Austin and new offices in both Chicago and San Antonio. The new data center, Austin III, is an industry-leading, state-of-the-art facility built with the most advanced infrastructure technology, and designed for the utmost redundancy, resiliency, and reliability. Built in the heart of the city, the Austin III data center is the company’s tenth international, world-class data center, reinforcing Hostway’s commitment to deliver highly reliable and secure cloud hosting solutions 24x7x365 to its thousands of global customers. All Hostway data centers are designed with the highest uptime and efficiency in mind. They’re regularly independently audi...

GitHub introduces new code security and collaboration features for developers

At GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco, GitHub announced a number of new tools that leverage its community data to protect code, provide greater security, improve ways of collaboration and enhance the developer experience. GitHub had begun its journey almost ten years ago as a platform that brings together the developer community around the globe. Now that the millions of developers worldwide use its platform for various purposes, the company shared its future plans to expand the ecosystem and transform the way developers code through new tools and data. Dependency Graph The new dependency graph lets developers manage complexity of dependencies in their code. Developers can now keep track of their packages and applications easily without leaving their repository. Dependency graph c...

GitLab raises $20 million in funding led by GV to create Complete DevOps

GitLab, a leading code management platform for developers, recently raised $20 million in a Series C funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), which has brought GitLab’s total funding to over $45.5 million to date. The funding will be used for building ‘Complete DevOps’, a solution that merges development and operations into a single user experience. The Complete DevOps will reduce friction, increase collaboration, and drive a competitive advantage. The investment will be used to add new functionality for packaging, releasing, configuring, and monitoring software. “The Fortune 500 is racing to build world-class software development organizations that mirror the speed, productivity, and quality of the largest tech companies. As these organizations strive to produce high-quality co...

Akamai CDN now available on IBM Cloud

IBM and Akamai Technologies announced the availability of Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN) on IBM Cloud. The new offering aims to create one of the world’s fastest and most reliable content delivery network. The new IBM Cloud CDN with Akamai will accelerate and streamline the content delivery including general web delivery, content caching, content purge, ability to view historical metrics for up to 90 days, HTTPS support with wildcard certificates, access control, and more. “Enterprises are increasingly relying on the cloud to transform and deliver a spectrum of critical business applications to their users,” said Faiyaz Shahpurwala, general manager, IBM Cloud. “By combining the global reach of IBM Cloud with Akamai’s delivery and optimization capabilities, we’re giving businesses th...

Data center services provider Switch surges on its market debut

Switch Inc, the data center provider, rose as much as 45% on the day of its market debut, which helped the company in capitalizing market of more than $5.6 billion, as reported by Reuters. IPO of Switch was priced above the top end of range ($17 per share) previously expected ($14-$16 per share), helping it raise $531.3 million in its initial public offering, which made it the second biggest U.S. technology IPO followed by Snap Inc. that had raised $3.4 billion in March this year, as per data by Thomson Reuters. The company’s shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday under the ticker symbol SWCH. Switch is a Las-Vegas based corporation that helps enterprises managing data by leasing its cloud service infrastructures on a contractual basis. A few of the major customers...

Many organizations unprepared for DNS attacks, reveals new global survey

According to the recently released results of a global survey by Infoblox Inc., most of the companies are still not well-prepared against DNS attacks. The survey found that the companies have inadequate defenses against DNS attacks

Google Firebase releases Cloud Firestore, a NoSQL document database for developers

Google Firebase has recently launched a fully-managed NoSQL document database called Cloud Firestore, designed to offer high performance plus offline access for mobile and web app development.

Latest release Kubernetes 1.8 focuses on security and workload support

Kubernetes has released its latest version, Kubernetes 1.8, which provides features that improve the Kubernetes CLI, service automation, cluster stability, security and more.

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