News briefs for August 15, 2018.
Three new Meltdown/Spectre-type Intel chip exploits have been discovered
that affect Intel’s desktop, workstation and server CPUs, and they are
especially problematic for containers. ItProToday
reports that “The latest exploits might prove to be particularly
troublesome for those using containers since each container runs on its own
implementation of Linux, which likely means each and every container will
need to be patched. According to Red Hat, ‘every Linux and Kubernetes
distribution is impacted. All organizations deploying containers should
consult their Linux/Kubernetes/containers provider.'” See also the Red
Hat blog for more information.
Instagram accounts are being attacked—even those using 2FA. Mashable
reports that users are being locked out of their accounts, their
profile avatars are being changed and bios deleted. Restoring account access
is evidently quite difficult.
Vita Hi-Res Music Server has been updated, adding serious new
functionality, such as multi-room streaming, support of up to 10TB, playing
music from a NAS or computer and CD ripping.
QEMU 3.0 is now available. Phoronix
reports that this big feature release
brings new functionality and several improvements including “Spectre
V4 mitigation for x86 Intel/AMD, improved support for nested KVM guests on
Microsoft Hyper-V, block device support for active mirroring, improved
support for AHCI and SCSI emulation, OpenGL ES support within the SDL
front-end, improved latency for user-mode networking, various ARM
improvements, some POWER9 / RISC-V / s390 improvements too, and various other
new bits.” See the QEMU
ChangeLog for details.
The Debian GNU/Linux project turns 25 tomorrow. Source: ITWire.
Source: Linux Journal