I'm afraid this is another minimal edition. I'm still in caretaker mode for my wife and daughter, after my wife's fall a few weeks back, and on top of that we're having major house renovations done. Quite the double whammy :-) Sucks though, it was one hell of a juicy news week.
As usual in the minimal edition I've selected the articles and news that seemed most interesting, but with less curation and summarising than usual. I hope it still provides value to you. Cheers!
- Russian government sites leak passport and personal data for 2.25 million users: link.
- Over 10 million people hit in single Australian data breach: link.
- Unsecured server exposes data for 85% of all Panama citizens: link.
New Spectre-like speculative execution vulnerabilities were disclosed this week.
Despite the headline, it's not a omg-we-all-gonna-die vulnerability, apparently it's hard to exploit. But important to patch either way, you don't want it to evolve into something worse. Although if it does I sure hope they up the severity from High to Critical to match the headlines :D
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