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Doomsday Docker security hole uncovered

One of the great security fears about containers is that an attacker could infect a container with a malicious program, which could escape and attack the host system. Well, we now have a security hole that could be used by such an attack: RunC container breakout, CVE-2019-5736. Also: This is how Docker containers can be exploited RunC is the underlying container… Read more →

Lamborghini uses Carbon’s digital manufacturing for end-use parts

Lamborghini Lamborghini, the Italian sports car brand, is the latest automotive company to adopt 3D printing technology for its production process. The company is working with Carbon to more efficiently produce lightweight, high quality, end-use parts. Specifically, Lamborghini is using Carbon technology to redesign several parts of its vehicle interior, mirror assembly and accessory components. The first production parts are… Read more →

Microsoft: 70 percent of all security bugs are memory safety issues

Image: Matt Miller Around 70 percent of all the vulnerabilities in Microsoft products addressed through a security update each year are memory safety issues; a Microsoft engineer revealed last week at a security conference. Memory safety is a term used by software and security engineers to describe applications that access the operating system’s memory in a way that doesn’t cause… Read more →

I like Windows 7: Why should I pay to move to Windows 10?

I’m still getting used to living in a small town. This time, it’s the neighbors. I’ve lived in much bigger cities where I never even met my neighbors during my entire residence there. Here, the neighbors are more sociable, sometimes bringing cookies or fudge, sometimes complaining about Windows, and sometimes offering tips on my power tool posture when fixing my… Read more →

CRM Watchlist 2019: And the winners are….

“Once again, it’s the time of the season, when love runs high. And this time, give it to me easy and let me try with pleasured hands, to take you in the sun to promised lands to show you every one.” OK, how many of you recognized the lyrics to the Zombies’ “Time of the Season”? But is that time… Read more →

Mt. Gox touted for relaunch, ownership claims cause social media spat

The “Gox Rising” proposal aims to relaunch the disgraced Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange, pay off all remaining creditors, and make sure victims of the sudden closure of the trading post will not be left out of pocket — but the scheme relies on working out who actually owns Mt. Gox. Cryptocurrency advocate and billionaire Brock Pierce is the figurehead for… Read more →

Salesforce updates Health Cloud to consider "social determinants" of health

It is well accepted that a wide range of factors — beyond what you may typically discuss in your doctor’s office — can affect your health. Called social determinants, these include things like access to transportation or the safety of your neighborhood. In the latest version of Salesforce’s Health Cloud, medical providers and payers (including insurance companies or employers, for… Read more →

Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS

Special Feature The Art Of The Hybrid Cloud Cloud computing is insatiably gobbling up more of the backend services that power businesses. But, some companies have apps with privacy, security, and regulatory demands that preclude the cloud. Here’s how to find the right mix of public cloud and private cloud. Read More The top cloud providers for 2019 have maintained… Read more →

Russia to disconnect from the internet as part of a planned test

Russian authorities and major internet providers are planning to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment, Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) reported last week. The reason for the experiment is to gather insight and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliament in December 2018. A first draft of the… Read more →

Good enough 5G fixed-wireless broadband could change everything

Congratulations to Optus for re-creating fixed-wireless internet in Australia, and overbuilding parts of the nation that are currently covered by a government-owned wholesaler with ridiculous return expectations. Special Feature Special Report: How 5G Will Transform Business (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet / TechRepublic special feature, explores how 5G will connect the Internet of things, edge computing… Read more →