Hello everyone. I’m hoping all of you have a wonderful holiday season. I’ll be working through most of the holidays if you need anything. Here are nine stories I’m watching right now.
Ⅰ - [Security
]> You never want to know this, but here’s the research
on negotiating with ransomware attackers.
Ⅱ - [Economy
]> This video
raises many interesting ideas about how we can get to a post-capitalist society many say we have to get to.
Ⅲ - [Programming
]> Microsoft has released the open-source Power Fx
programming language. It’s an interesting Excel-like coding style called ‘low code’.
Ⅳ - [Crime
]> Wild. A Hamilton, ON teenager, managed to steal
$36 million in cryptocurrency with a SIM swapping hack before being caught by the RCMP.
Ⅴ - [Hardware
]> Sony’s $9,000 Airspeak S1 drone is now available
. The drone can carry an entire full-frame mirrorless camera.
Ⅵ - [Health
]> It’s grim, but researchers are finding
that survivors of severe COVID-19 die within a year. The harsh emerging reality of the long-lasting effects of this virus.
Ⅷ - [Security
]> The Canadian govt has released a ransomware playbook
to help businesses in this fight.
Ⅸ - [Security
]> A huge exploit
in Apache’s Log4j 2 library is causing havoc
all over the Internet. Some of the payload being injected is ransomware and crypto mining/theft tools. Microsoft
. Huntress has a tool
to test for this vulnerability. The majority of attacks seem to be from Russia
. On docker, Linusserver containers are very commonly used, they have a page for this
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