Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6, Alma Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8.6 are all out now, for various platforms.
RHEL version 8.6 – codenamed "Ootpa" – arrived on May 11, and is the latest update to 2019's RHEL 8. RHEL point releases are relatively neat affairs compared to, say, Ubuntu's short-term support releases.
8.6 is a step up from last November's RHEL 8.5. It's still based on Fedora 28 and still uses the same kernel version. In this version, you get kernel 4.18-372, which has another six months' worth of bugfixes, security updates and so on.
When an accounts assistant asked Autonomy founder Mike Lynch to approve a $700,000 purchase order in December 2010, the British exec "wrote 'ok' from his iPhone."
"He asked no questions at all," wrote the High Court judge who found Lynch liable for fraud in the case brought against him by HPE.
The detail was included in Mr Justice Hildyard's substantial (1,600+ pages) judgement yesterday, which expanded on his earlier civil fraud claim ruling.
Microsoft is offering a series of concessions over its software licensing policies to European cloud providers in a bid to address their accusations of anti-competitive tactics and cool any interest from local regulators.
One bone of contention for some is licensing – for example, the higher fees to pay while running Windows in non-Microsoft Azure clouds.
A report into cloud adoption in the international banking industry shows that despite a broad appetite for cloud services, only around a third of banks have migrated more than 30 percent of their applications.
The Future of Cloud in Banking report found the majority of retail and commercial banks aim to triple their use of cloud services by 2025, and migrate more client-facing applications and data. However, the usual concerns about security, a lack of cloud skills and a lack of understanding of cloud benefits are said to be holding back some adoption.
The report comes from Publicis Sapient, a digital transformation company, and was compiled in collaboration with Google Cloud. The state-of-play findings are based on a survey of 250 executives at retail and commercial banks conducted in September and October 2021 across the EMEA, North America, and APAC regions.
The average American has their personal information shared in an online ad bidding war 747 times a day. For the average EU citizen, that number is 376 times a day. In one year, 178 trillion instances of the same bidding war happen online in the US and EU.
That's according to data shared by the Irish Council on Civil Liberties in a report detailing the extent of real-time bidding (RTB), the technology that drives almost all online advertising and which it said relies on sharing of personal information without user consent.
The RTB industry was worth more than $117 billion last year, the ICCL report said. As with all things in its study, those numbers only apply to the US and Europe, which means the actual value of the market is likely much higher.
Apple has postponed employees' scheduled return to the office for three days a week amid a jump in COVID-19 infections.
Staff at the world's most valuable company were due to up their time in the office from next week, May 23, with Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays set as the fixed days each week.
Yet due to the pandemic, Apple confirmed to its workforce that it is delaying the edict for the "time being" with no new date cited, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) expanded its European footprint this week as it revealed plans for a new manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic, dedicated to building high-performance compute (HPC) systems.
The new facility, located in Kutná Hora, adjacent to HPE's existing server and storage manufacturing plant and about 90km outside Prague, will be built in collaboration with Foxconn.
HPE sees the investment as an opportunity to address ongoing supply chain challenges in the region. "We are now able to manufacture the industry's leading supercomputing, HPC, and AI systems, while increasing supply chain viability and resiliency," Justin Hotard, EVP and GM of HPC and AI at HPE, said in a statement.
The vice premier of China and Xi Jinping's economic right hand man, Liu He, has offered a rare show of support to China's tech industry – both domestic and abroad.
According to state-sponsored media, Liu told around 100 members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) it is important to have a good relationship between the government and tech, and to research and support specific measures that grow the platform economy.
"It is necessary to wage a successful battle for the strategic ground of critical core technologies," Liu said, according to Xinhua news agency.
Fresh off the heels of Marvell Technology's Tanzanite acquisition, executives speaking at a JP Morgan event this week offered a glimpse at its compute express link (CXL) roadmap.
"This is the next growth factor, not only for Marvell storage, but Marvell as a whole," Dan Christman, EVP of Marvell's storage products group, said.
Introduced in early 2019, CXL is an open interface that piggybacks on PCIe to provide a common, cache-coherent means of connecting CPUs, memory, accelerators, and other peripherals. The technology is seen by many, including Marvell, as the holy grail of composable infrastructure, as it enables memory to be disaggregated from the processor.
Microsoft has advised its reseller community it needs to pay attention to the debut of improve security tooling aimed at making it harder for attackers to worm their way into your systems through partners.
That service providers can be used to attack their customers is not in dispute: recent exploits targeting ConnectWise, SolarWinds, and Kaseya made that plain. If you need extra proof, recall that just last week the Five Eyes nations’ intelligence agencies urged managed services providers to harden up in the face of increased attacks.
Microsoft currently lets its resellers gain “delegated administration privileges” (DAP) that let them manage a customer's services, software, or subscriptions.
The fraud industry, in some respects, grew in the first quarter of the year, with crooks putting more human resources into some attacks while increasingly relying on bots to carry out things like credential stuffing and fake account creation.
That's according to Arkose Labs, which claimed in its latest State of Fraud and Account Security report that one in four online accounts created in Q1 2022 were fake and used for fraud, scams, and the like.
The biz, which touts device and network defense software, said it came to this conclusion after analyzing "billions of sessions ... across our global network" during the first three months of the year. These sessions apparently spanned account registrations, logins, and interactions with financial, ecommerce, travel, social media, gaming, and entertainment services. Take all these numbers with a grain of salt as ultimately Arkose wants you to buy its stuff to prevent all this kind of crime.
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