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A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting...

When it comes to features and robustness, Hajime surpasses its blackhat rivals.

Docker’s Moby cast in same mold as Fedora’s Red Hat

When Docker announced the Moby Project earlier this week, it wasn’t entirely clear why it mattered—or even what it was.
It sounded like Docker was trying to share its internal processes for building Docker from components donated to the community.But Docker’s GitHub site has since been reworked as the Moby Project, and the point is much clearer. Moby is to Docker what Fedora Project is to Red Hat: an entirely separate brand, explicitly designated as a community project, that serves as a collection point and proving ground for the open source pieces that go into the commercial edition of the product.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Mirai and Hajime Locked Into IoT Botnet Battle

A white hat hacker is believed responsible for the Hajime IoT botnet because its main objective appears to be to secure IoT devices vulnerable to the notorious Mirai malware.

Vigilante botnet infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them

Hajime battles with Mirai for control over the Internet of poorly secured things.

Ansible’s rise is fueling Red Hat’s reinvention

Ask a Red Hat salesperson what is her favorite product to sell, and she’ll probably tell you OpenShift.

Close on its heels, however, is Ansible, the open source automation platform Red Hat acquired in late 2015.

Ansible has been on a tear of late, quickly rising to become the hottest devops tool in the market.The question is why.

A bigger question, however, is what it means for Red Hat.

For a company that thrives deep in the bowels of enterprise infrastructure, Ansible (and OpenShift) represent a march toward a simpler way to deliver IT.[ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | The InfoWorld Deep Dive: How to make document sharing really work in Office 365. ]Popular with the geeks The reason Ansible is so popular within Red Hat’s field is that it’s wildly popular with enterprise IT. How popular? Well, Ansible already finds its way into a third of all Red Hat deals, as Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst indicated on the company’s most recent earnings call.

That is staggering when you consider that Red Hat didn’t acquire Ansible until late 2015, and Ansible didn’t even exist as a project until 2012 or as a company until 2013.

For Ansible to be contributing in a significant way to Red Hat’s $2 billion-plus in annual revenue is a major accomplishment.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Reactive to Proactive: 7 Principles Of Intelligence-Driven Defense

Black Hat Asia keynote speaker and Net Square CEO Saumil Shah says bug bounty programs and reactive security techniques aren't enough to protect your business.

Internet’s Security Woes are Not All Technical

Google engineer Halvar Flake told Black Hat Asia attendees that flaws in organizational structure and market power put enterprises at risk.

How to respond to device and software backdoors inserted or left...

It’s bad enough when black hat hackers insert malicious backdoors into systems and software after vendors/makers have sold these into the marketplace.
It is another matter when the vendors who create these devices and programs unwittingly or purposely leave backdoors inside their products.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implants to target...

"Sonic Screwdriver" leveraged a now-patched vulnerability.

Black Hat Review Board Spotlight: Beyond the Bio with Jamie...

Get to know the Black Hat Review Board in a new interview series, Beyond the Bio.
In this series, Black Hat Review Board Members offer insight from their favorite exploits and pastimes to their most memorable Black Hat experiences.

Black Hat Asia 2017: CISOs Must Get Proactive about the...

These four steps will help reduce the risk from looming IoT attacks

Trump’s EPA chief: “We need to continue the debate” on climate...

Pruitt suggests "there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact."