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Canonical snapd Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the REST API for the Canonical snapd daemon could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to improper access controls that are implemented by the affected software when parsing and validating remote socket addresses. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a …

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Flatpak apply_extra Script Sandbox Unauthorized Access Vulnerability

A vulnerability in Flatpak could allow a local attacker to gain escalated privileges on a targeted system. The vulnerability exists because the affected software improperly handles file descriptors related to /proc/self/exe. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by persuading a user with root privileges to install a system-wide Flatpak application that has an apply_extra script, …

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JForum create user Function User Enumeration Vulnerability

A vulnerability in JForum could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information on a targeted system. The vulnerability exists in the create user function of the affected software and is due to the way the software handles messages based on username validity. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending mass register/check/username?username= requests …

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Container Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Affecting Cisco Products: February 2019

A vulnerability in the Open Container Initiative runc CLI tool used by multiple products could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to escalate privileges on a targeted system. The vulnerability exists because the affected software improperly handles file descriptors related to /proc/self/exe. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability either by persuading a user to create a …

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Attackers place cryptojacking apps in the Microsoft App Store

In January, security researchers from Symantec found cryptomining applications in the Microsoft App Store, but they were published in the store between April and December 2018. It’s not clear how many users downloaded or installed the apps, but they had almost 1,900 user ratings. [ Get inside the mind of a hacker, learn their motives …

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Introducing Cf-Terraform

Ever since we implemented support for configuring Cloudflare via Terraform, we’ve been steadily expanding the set of features and services you can manage via this popular open-source tool. If you’re unfamiliar with how Terraform works with Cloudflare, check out our developer docs. We are Terraform users ourselves, and we believe in the stability and reproducibility …

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Deploy a Kubernetes Cluster Using Amazon EKS with New Quick Start

This Quick Start automatically deploys a Kubernetes cluster that uses Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), enabling you to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications running on Kubernetes on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The deployment takes about 25 minutes. Source:: Amazon AWS

SEO Best Practices with Cloudflare Workers, Part 2: Implementing Subdomains

Recap In Part 1, the merits and tradeoffs of subdirectories and subdomains were discussed. The subdirectory strategy is typically superior to subdomains because subdomains suffer from keyword and backlink dilution. The subdirectory strategy more effectively boosts a site’s search rankings by ensuring that every keyword is attributed to the root domain instead of diluting across …

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SEO Best Practices with Cloudflare Workers, Part 1: Subdomain vs. Subdirectory

Subdomain vs. Subdirectory: 2 Different SEO Strategies Alice and Bob are budding blogger buddies who met up at a meetup and purchased some root domains to start writing. Alice bought aliceblogs.com and Bob scooped up bobtopia.com. Alice and Bob decided against WordPress because its what their parents use and purchased subscriptions to a popular cloud-based …

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Buy this $45 Netgear modem and stop paying your Internet provider’s sky-high monthly rental fees

Paying your internet service provider to rent a modem gets pretty expensive as the months roll on—but it doesn’t have to. Using your own modem lets you kick those fees to the curb. Today, a discount-coupon combo brings Netgear’s CM500 modem down to $45 on Amazon from a list price of $63. With many ISPs …

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Stream Data Centers Plans Massive Phoenix Campus

Stream Data Centers has acquired land for a major data center campus in Goodyear, Arizona, becoming the latest data center provider to expand in the red-hot Phoenix market. The project marks Stream’s entry into the Phoenix market, and continues a strategic focus on the hyperscale data center market. Stream has bought 157 acres of land, …

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Windows Malware for Macs and More Weekly News | Avast

Phishing scam has fishy URLs There’s a phishing campaign afoot that tries scamming users into believing their email accounts have been compromised. The phishing email claims multiple verification errors have caused the users’ accounts to be blacklisted and the only fix is an immediate login with the proper credentials. The email provides a link that …

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Government Sets Out Strategic Priorities for UK Broadband and Mobile

The Government has today set out its first ever Statement of Strategic Priorities (SSP) for UK mobile and broadband services, which requires Ofcom to reflect in their work the need to build “world-class digital infrastructure“, look at mobile roaming in rural areas and tackle the so-called “loyalty penalty” etc. The new SSP, which is a …

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