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18 Jul 2017 Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.24 [65088]
By: Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 24.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following regressions, now fixed:

  • Linux Host/Guest: fixes dedicated to 4.12/4.13 kernels and further improvements
  • VMM: masked AMD Ryzen VME CPUID to have legacy platform running on this CPU and more SSE2 instruction-sets
  • GUI: more fixes dedicated to multi display with fullscreen/seamless mode enabled
  • AUDIO: improvements dedicated to Microsoft Windows 10 guests
  • Further fixes on API and guest Networks (Host only and NAT)"

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28 Jun 2017 Everything You Need to Know About the Petya, er, NotPetya Nasty Trashing Pcs Worldwide [64583]
The Register, June 28th 2017

"It is now increasingly clear that the global outbreak of a file-scrambling software nasty targeting Microsoft Windows PCs was designed not to line the pockets of criminals, but spread merry mayhem.

The malware, dubbed NotPetya because it masquerades as the Petya ransomware, exploded across the world on Tuesday, taking out businesses from shipping ports and supermarkets to ad agencies and law firms. Once inside a corporate network, this well-oiled destructive program worms its way from computer to computer, trashing the infected machines' filesystems..."
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16 May 2017 Statement On Wannacry Ransomware From Aerohive [63534]
Aerohive Networks, May 16th 2017

Recently "the 'WannaCry' ransomware worm began infecting Microsoft Windows based platforms worldwide. Partners, resellers, and customers have asked us whether Aerohive was affected by this and whether any Aerohive products are vulnerable.

No Aerohive commercial products are vulnerable. Partners, resellers and customers using Aerohive access points, switches, branch routers, or management solutions do not need to do anything to these products in response to WannaCry..."
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16 May 2017 Threat Brief: WanaCrypt0r- What We Know [63573]
Palo Alto, May 16th 2017

Rick Howard blog, "This Unit 42 blog provides an update on the threat situation surrounding the WanaCrypt0r ransomware attacks and how the attack propagates.

Initial reports said that the WanaCrypt0r attack began as part of a spam/phishing campaign. Unit 42 and other researchers have concluded that these reports are not substantiated. While the initial attack vector for these attacks is unknown, it is certain that the spread of the ransomware occurs through active exploitation of the ETERNALBLUE vulnerability (CVE-2017-0144) in Microsoft Windows. Patches for this vulnerability for all supported versions of Windows have been available since March 2017. On Friday May 12, 2017, Microsoft took the extraordinary step of releasing patches for out-of-support versions of Windows to help protect against these attacks..."
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09 May 2017 Oracle Cloud Platform Adds New Levels of Performance, Availability, and Access for Oracle Database Applications [63346]
Oracle, May 9th 2017

Oracle announced major enhancements that make it easier for organizations to move enterprise database applications to the cloud. Oracle now offers Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle FastConnect private networking capabilities, and Microsoft Windows Server support for Oracle's high performance next generation IaaS. These offerings enable a new range of customers to deploy and access Oracle Database applications in the cloud with performance and availability on par or exceeding on-premises, and demonstrate performance of up to 20 times faster on benchmark tests compared with Oracle running on a competitor's cloud.
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