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Friday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 1-December-2017  14:53:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The latest "High Sierra" version of MacOS has a major security issue, now patched, with more details here. n case you haven't heard the news there is a massive security flaw which affects the latest version of macOS (High Sierra). Essentially, bug allows anybody to log into the root account with a blank, or password of their choosing. Apparently this vulnerability was first posted, rather innocuously, to Apple's very own Developer Forums. Discussion here.

Meanwhile there's a new trojan specifically targeting Australian bank customers. X-Force noted that while changes were most significant in the code injection mechanism, the malware’s operators also opted to develop redirection attacks to target business and corporate banking customers in Australia. The redirection scheme is implemented through the configuration file and not embedded into the code itself. This finding is significant because it suggests that a new group has joined the cybercrime arena and is specifically operating in Australia, where malware gangs such as TrickBot and Dridex already have a firm foothold.

Tesla's South Australian battery is up and running, one day early. Premier Jay Weatherill is visiting the battery site — alongside the Hornsdale windfarm near Jamestown in the state's mid north — on Friday, to mark its official opening on the first day of summer. But with temperatures across South Australia and Victoria hitting the mid 30s, and output from the state's wind farms low, the battery was called upon early to help meet Thursday afternoon's peak demand. The battery dispatched a maximum of 59 megawatts of power.

Intel's Xeon D CPUs will be updated soon, with Skylake-SP cores. Xeon-D is a platform that sits in an odd position in Intel’s product portfolio. The first generation launched in November 2015, based on Broadwell, paired up to 8 Broadwell cores with 32 lanes of PCIe 3.0 and dual 10-gigabit Ethernet controllers. With a thermal design limit of 45W, memory support up to 128GB of ECC, speeds up to 2.7 GHz, and a BGA-only design, the Xeon-D platform found a place in home servers, networking, high-end NAS designs, hyper-scale embedded implementations, and was a general all-around interesting part that never really breached the light of day for most consumers.

There's going to be a supermoon this week. Mark December 4 in your calendar because you’ll have a chance to see something very special in the sky that night – supermoon. A ‘supermoon’ is a popular term for the lunar event which coincides with a new full moon and the moon making a closer-than-usual approach to Earth. Basically, because the moon orbits earth in more of an oval than a circle it means that sometimes it is much closer to Earth than normal – combine that with a full moon and you have yourself a big, beautiful ‘supermoon’.

A Perth man worked out how to stop his employer tracking his whereabouts - using a Twisties packet. Australia’s Fair Work Commission, a workplace tribunal, heard that Mr Colella blocked his whereabouts by storing his personal digital assistant, a phone-like device that has a GPS inside, in an empty foil packet of Twisties, a puffy cheese-based snack that is popular in Australia.



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