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

Digital Convergence’s Impact on OT Security

There’s an old expression that says, “when it rains it pours.” This has never been more true than the current impact of digital transformation on security teams charged with protecting IT and OT networks. Today’s CSOs and CISOs find themselves at a crossroads in the transition of their role within an Continue Reading

The ACME Protocol is an IETF Standard – Let’s Encrypt

It has long been a dream of ours for there to be a standardized protocol for certificate issuance and management. That dream has become a reality now that the IETF has standardized the ACME protocol as RFC 8555. I’d like to thank everyone involved in that effort, including Let’s Encrypt Continue Reading

CentOS News

Founder of the CentOS project – Blog.CentOS.org

As I’ve mentioned, as we approach our 15th anniversary, I’ve been talking with some of the people who were around in those early days, to get more of the backstory. (See our YouTube channel for the full interview.) Last week, I spoke with Greg Kurtzer, who founded the Caos Linux Continue Reading

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