mysqlbinlog: support for protocol compression

We are happy to share with you that the mysqlbinlog tool has been enhanced. Starting on 8.0.17, the user can instruct the mysqlbinlog tool to negotiate, with the server that it connects to, whether to use protocol compression or not. Since MySQL 5.6, the mysqlbinlog tool can connect to a Continue Reading

LooCipher: Can Encrypted Files Be Recovered From Hell?

LooCipher is a new ransomware being distributed in the wild. While there have been articles discussing its main behaviour, how this new ransomware is being spread, and how it communicates with its command and control server to send victim machine information, this blog will focus on LooCipher’s file encryption mechanism Continue Reading

Undocumented Excel Variable Used in Malicious Spam Run Targeting Japanese Users

Over the course of the past few months, the FortiGuard SE group has been utilizing and enhancing the Fortinet machine learning systems to detect emerging threats. Recently, one of those machines detected an anomalous spike that led us to discover a malware campaign that had been using social engineering techniques Continue Reading

New Rocke Variant Ready to Box Any Mining Challengers

FortiGuard Labs Breaking Threat Research FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring a Linux coin mining campaign from “Rocke” – a malware threat group specializing in cryptomining. Over the past month we have seen new features constantly being added to the malware. For instance, in their latest major update, they have added Continue Reading

Change group_replication_exit_state_action default option to READ_ONLY

In MySQL 8.0.16, the Group Replication plugin variable group_replication_exit_state_action default value has been changed to READ_ONLY. The group_replication_exit_state_action plugin variable was introduced in MySQL 8.0.12 to allow the user to configure how Group Replication behaves when a server instance leaves the group unintentionally. The group_replication_exit_state_action has following two values: ABORT_SERVER: Continue Reading

Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with Programs for Veterans

People have been talking about the cybersecurity skills gap for almost as long as they have been talking about the rise in data breaches. It’s easy to get “gap” fatigue and ignore the problem, but the facts warn against that approach. The 2018 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study reports that the Continue Reading

MySQL 8.0.16 Replication Enhancements

MySQL 8.0.16 has been released last Thursday. In it, you can find some new replication features. Here is a quick summary. Follow-up blog posts will provide details about these features. Large Messages Fragmentation Layer for Group Replication. Tiago Vale’s work, introduces message fragmentation to the Group Communication Framework. Group Replication’s Paxos Continue Reading

CentOS News

#CentOS15 – Manuel “Wolfy” Wolfshant – Blog.CentOS.org

For our next #CentOS15 profile, I spoke with Manuel “Wolfy” Wolfshant, who has been an active member of our community since the very beginning, shortly after we started working with the WhiteBox Linux community. (You can see some of the other #CentOS15 interviews on YouTube.) When Red Hat moved the Continue Reading

CentOS News

Welcoming Packet.net as new sponsor for CentOS.org infra – Blog.CentOS.org

It’s not a secret that the CentOS project has always been running on sponsored infra since the beginning of the journey. While over the years we sometimes lost some “sponsors”, we are always happy to see new ones joigning us . That’s especially true for the infra used to “seed” the Continue Reading

Support for Version 70 Extended to April 30th, 2019 | cPanel Newsroom

Support for the current LTS (Long Term Support) version, cPanel & WHM Version 70, has been extended to April 30th, 2019. This extension is due to cPanel & WHM Version 78 not reaching the STABLE tier prior to the end of Version 70 support. Support is not extended for any Continue Reading

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