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What app developers need to do now to fight Log4j exploits

Info World - Mon, 12/27/2021 - 04:00

Earlier this month, security researchers uncovered a series of major vulnerabilities in the Log4j Java software that is used in tens of thousands of web applications. The code is widely used across consumer and enterprise systems, in everything from Minecraft, Steam, and iCloud to Fortinet and Red Hat systems. One analyst estimate millions of endpoints could be at risk.

Log4j is just the latest in a series of software supply chain attacks, including SolarWinds (which had a compromised build process) and Kaseya (where attackers had substituted malware-laced code).

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How digital twins improve physical systems

Info World - Mon, 12/27/2021 - 04:00

There is a long lineage of technologies and tools used to model the physical world, including drawings, diagrams, and CAD models. There are also many ways to use technology to model real-world systems and make predictions, including financial trading simulators, weather predictors, and traffic pattern models.

When you put these two capabilities together—combining a digital representation of a physical-world system and a model that simulates output conditions based on inputs drawn from the physical environment—you get a digital twin. A digital twin allows you to validate the system against a wide array of real-world situations.

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TWiT 855: Smitten by 2021 - Biggest stories of the year including Meta, mRNA, Log4j, NFTs, Ransomware

This week in tech - Sun, 12/26/2021 - 09:00

Biggest stories of the year including Meta, mRNA, Log4j, NFTs, Ransomware

  • COVID-19's impact on tech.
  • Elon Musk in 2021.
  • The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.
  • GM's heated seats and steering wheels are the latest casualties of the chip shortage.
  • Baby Driver: Philadelphia woman gives birth in the front seat of Tesla on autopilot.
  • The tangled history of mRNA vaccines.
  • Ransomware Jerks Helped Cause the Cream Cheese Shortage.
  • The Harvard Job Offer No One at Harvard Ever Heard Of.
  • Microsoft's very bad year for security: A timeline.
  • Log4j: The 'most serious' security breach ever is unfolding right now.
  • REvil Ransom Arrest, $6M Seizure, and $10M Reward.
  • Billionaires in space.
  • FAA: No more commercial astronaut wings, too many launching.
  • Fact check: Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket launch didn't emit carbon.
  • Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon's C.E.O., handing the reins to Andy Jassy.
  • In a surprise tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he's stepping down.
  • Square is changing its name to Block.
  • The Metaverse Is Mark Zuckerberg's Escape Hatch.
  • A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived.
  • Lina Khan's Battle to Rein in Big Tech.
  • Top trend of 2021: The Metaverse.
  • 2021 ends with a question: Are NFTs here to stay?
  • Android 12: Everything you need to know about Google's new big update to the popular OS!
  • Colonial Pipeline: How a major oil pipeline got held for ransom.
  • Sinclair Confirms Ransomware Attack That Disrupted TV Stations.
  • A comprehensive breakdown of the Epic v. Apple Ruling.
  • Tardigrade is first multicellular organism to be quantum entangled.
  • Ever Given container ship leaves Suez Canal 106 days after getting stuck.
  • VW rebrand turns out to be April Fool's joke.
  • Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV.
  • Don't be fooled — Amazon's Astro isn't a home robot, it's a camera on wheels.
  • I swallowed one of my AirPods.
  • Woman swallows AirPods accidentally; claims device recorded audio from her stomach.

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 937

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 19:30
it might pop and crackle but joel has the inside scoop to stoke your fires
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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 936

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 19:30
between the holidays or between the sheets, joel is always rocking your night away! So grab a yule log and join in on the fun.
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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 935

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 19:30
docker, thermal paste, repair, tv shows
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