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What’s new in Java EE 8

Although Oracle has been mostly quiet lately about the progress of its enterprise Java overhaul, that is likely to change soon with the impending arrival of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8, better known as Java EE 8.The upgrade retools enterpris...
Nice birthday gift coming clever kid's way A teenager in Uruguay has scored big after finding and reporting a bug in Google's App Engine to view confidential internal Google documents.…
At the end of 2016, there was a major attack against San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency.

The attack was done using Mamba ransomware.

This month, we noted that the group behind this ransomware has resumed their attacks against corporations.
VPN service "can intercept and redirect HTTP requests to partner websites."
Exploits affecting Windows 7-based CT, SPECT, PET scanners are publicly available.
Microsoft Windows automatically executes code specified in shortcut(LNK)files.

DDoS attacks in Q2 2017

The second quarter quite clearly showed that the DDoS-attack threat is perceived rather seriously.
Some companies were prepared to pay cybercriminals literally after their first demand without waiting for the attack itself.

This set off a whole new wave of fraud involving money extortion under threat of a DDoS attack, also known as “ransom DDoSrdquo;.
38 lines of code later, you're owned.

Good thing the fix is in, eh? McAfee has moved to patch a bug that falls under the “didnrsquo;t you get the memo?” category: among other things, its free Security Scan Plus online tool retrieved information over HTTP – that is, in plain text.…
The Telerik Web UI,versions R2 2017(2017.2.503)and prior,is vulnerable to a cryptographic weakness which an attacker can exploit to extract encryption keys.
In the beginning of 2017, Kaspersky Lab became aware of new activities by an APT actor we have been tracking for several years called Spring Dragon (also known as LotusBlossom).
Information about the new attacks arrived from a research partner in Taiwan and we decided to review the actorrsquo;s tools, techniques and activities.
Inmarsat Solutions offers a shipboard email client service,AmosConnect 8(AC8),which was designed to be utilized over satellite networks in a highly optimized manner.

A third-party security research firm has identified two security vulnerabilities in the client software:On-board ship network access could provide visibility of user names and passwords configured on the client device.

A backdoor account has been identified in the client that provides full system privileges.

This vulnerability could be exploited remotely.

An attacker with high skill would be able to exploit this vulnerability.

AmosConnect 8 has been deemed end of life,and no longer supported.
Inmarsat customers must contact Inmarsat Customer Service to obtain the replacement mail client software.
Apache Solr is a subproject of Apache Lucene, which is the indexing technology behind most recently created search and index technology.
Solr is a search engine at heart, but it is much more than that.
It is a NoSQL database with transactional support.
It is a document database that offers SQL support and executes it in a distributed manner.Sound interesting? Join me for a closer look. (Full disclosure: I work for Lucidworks, which employs many of the key contributors to the Solr project.)[ NoSQL grudge match: MongoDB and Couchbase Server go nose to nose. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s Application Development newsletter. ]You need a decent machine (or just use an AWS instance) with ideally 8GB or more RAM. You can find Solr at http://lucene.apache.org/solr. You also need the Java Virtual Machine version 8. Unzip/untar Solr into a directory, make sure JAVA_HOME is set, and that the java binary is in your path.

Change to the directory Solr is in and type bin/solr start -e cloud -noprompt.

This starts a two node cluster on your laptop with a sample collection called gettingstarted already loaded.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here