Coldfusion

New Cryptojacking Malware Targeting Apache, Oracle, Redis Servers

A financially-motivated threat actor notorious for its cryptojacking attacks has leveraged a revised version of their malware to target cloud infrastructures using vulnerabilities in web server technologies, according to new research. Deployed by the China-based cybercrime group Rocke, the Pro-Ocean cryptojacking malware now comes with improved rootkit and worm capabilities, as well as harbors new evasion tactics to sidestep cybersecurity companies’ detection methods, Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 researchers said in a Thursday write-up. “Pro-Ocean uses known vulnerabilities to target cloud applications,” the researchers detailed. “In our analysis, we found Pro-Ocean targeting Apache ActiveMQ (CVE-2016-3088), Oracle WebLogic (CVE-2017-10271) and Redis (unsecure instances).” “Once… Source link

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Uncommon Science – Experimental Frontiers, with Josh Mitteldorf

The scientific method is built on two pillars: First, the assumption of a common objective reality that separate observers can agree on. Second, the understanding of complex phenomena by isolating simple subsystems for experimental study. In a quantum world, (first) it is provably impossible to separate observer from observed. There is no such thing as objective reality. And (second) it is possible to isolate a particle and do experiments, but most of the interesting quantum effects depend on collective properties of many identical particles that we can never probe by studying one-particle-at-a-time. Since these two pillars of the scientific method fell in the 1920s, scientists continue to think in terms of objective reality, and we continue to analyze pieces to understand the whole…. Source link

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Toyota Set For Electric Revolution With New Solid State Battery

The battery breakthrough of the future and seemed like it always will be, is getting closer to the present with Toyota’s development. Electric car tech is ever-improving, as more and more manufacturers move away from ICE vehicles and more towards a future involving just EVs and hybrids. One company that you know will have a solid EV future is Toyota, being one of the world’s biggest car companies with the greatest success in… Source link

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Eugene Mallove, Scientist, Murdered After Housing Dispute

After a beloved scientist was found dead in Norwich, Connecticut in 2004, his killers were able to evade justice for more than four years. How? On the evening of May 14, Norwich police received a call that a dead body had been found at a local house. Upon their arrival, they found the victim, a man in his 50s, lying in a pool of his own blood. It was clear he had been viciously beaten, and there were even shoe patterns on his clothing, indicating someone may have stomped on him. “It was a horrific scene,” Joe Dolan, a retired detective with the Norwich PD, told Oxygen’s “An Unexpected Killer,” airing Fridays at 8/7c on Oxygen. The victim’s shoes and wallet were missing, and there was blood on multiple parts of the property, suggesting the struggle had… Source link

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Why Everyone Will Be Right About GME, But Still End Up Losing Everything

Everyone is talking about GameStop (NYSE:), but how can you not when we are witnessing something we will likely never see again in our lifetimes? If GME at $40 seemed ridiculous, then $100 is absolutely bonkers. And I can’t even begin to think of a word that adequately describes the $483 it reached. If someone told me a stock would explode 2,463% in four short weeks, surely they just cured cancer, cracked the code for cold fusion, or invented an anti-gravity machine. Obviously, whatever they did, it would change life as we know it. Yeah, no. GME is a pedestrian company that sells used video games on physical disks. And not only did this company not cure some great ailment, it probably won’t even survive long enough to see the 2024 Paris Olympics. That probably explains why the… Source link

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Is the Dream of Cold Fusion Still a Possibility?

Back in March 1989, at a press conference in Salt Lake City, scientists Stanley Pons of the University of Utah and Martin Fleischmann of Great Britain’s University of Southampton made a startling announcement. The researchers had managed to fuse the atomic nuclei of a hydrogen isotope to create helium — the same sort of process that powers the sun — and they’d been able to do it at room temperature, without putting in more energy than the process produced, as this Wired retrospective from 2009 details. The research raised hopes of a new source of abundant energy that would replace fossil fuels and conventional nuclear power, as a CBS News story from that time reported. But other researchers who tried to duplicate the experiments were unable to reproduce… Source link

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Security researchers earn $50k after exposing critical flaw in Apple travel portal

Chained exploit leads to shell access Security researchers have earned a $50,000 bug bounty after uncovering a critical flaw in Apple’s travel portal. Rahul Maini and Harsh Jaiswal were able to achieve remote code execution (RCE) by stringing together a string of vulnerabilities in order to exploit targeted domains. The bug hunting exercise was inspired by earlier work by Sam Curry and his associates that uncovered no fewer than 55 vulnerabilities in Apple’s web infrastructure, earning a cumulative bug bounty of $288,000. Curry is continuing his work and this week went public with vulnerabilities in Apple’s domain that created a means to get billing data from any Apple user. Lucee in the sky with exploits In a detailed technical write-up, Maini… Source link

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Ortus Solutions Releases Its Second Lucee ColdFusion (CFML) AMI

The Windows 2019+Boncode+Tomcat AMI will give users a complete, modern and hardened stack for the Lucee CFML (ColdFusion) server THE WOODLANDS, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2020 Ortus Solutions, Corp announced today the release of the Windows 2019+Boncode+Tomcat AMI. Complete with optimized Windows 2019 and Tomcat 9 settings, CFML applications will be highly performant and secure. This stack will allow users to build high performant production or development machines based on Lucee 5.3.6.61 CFML and with CommandBox 5 as the CLI companion. “We are so excited to release our Windows 2019 Lucee AMI to the Amazon Marketplace. This is another step completed in our initiative to build and offer several cloud server images to help our customers run highly scalable… Source link

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Out of the Bubble: Now or Never? – Mad In America – James Moore

The difference between public image and first-hand inside knowledge applies to all areas of life. Nobody can have a personal experience with each and every social institution; for most of them, we rely on what we hear, read, and watch. For example, I have never encountered police brutality, but I read about it in the media; media coverage, in turn, helps me contextualize stories that I hear from my non-white friends. Just by glancing at headlines, I immediately become aware that there is a wide range of positions on the current state of the American police. In all major media outlets, I can see op-eds, letters, and comments written by activists of all stripes; by victims of police brutality; by victims of crime who praise police or decry its inefficiency; by police employees who defend… Source link

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Safe alternatives to nuclear fission

Philo Farnsworth wasn’t working on “cold fusion.” He was working on nuclear fusion (hot plasma). Work on his “Fusor” reactor design continues with the Polywell reactor, but remains 20-plus years in the future. It is irresponsible for Don to bring up nuclear fission without mentioning the seriousness of its radioactive byproducts, some of which have a half-life of 200,000 years. Radioactive reactor garbage is an environmental catastrophe that has no solution. Chernobyl accidents will always happen. Don’s prejudices against batteries are not based on scientific fact. The 100MW South Australian Hornsdale Power Reserve is just one of many successful utility battery storage installations. Cheap battery recycling is a strategic part of Tesla’s corporate plan. Our leaders let the… Source link

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