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The IEEE has approved a new standard for Ethernet. GNU is celebrating 33th Anniversary. Yahoo! officially confirmed the serious security incident at the end of year 2014. There were also several fixes of critical vulnerabilities.<

IEEE ratified a new standard for Ethernet

The American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), as it was expected, ratified a new standard 802.3bz for Ethernet 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, then 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s, for ordinary Ethernet cables, Cat5e and Cat6 with length of up to 100 m. This is official so called “fill” of the space between the existing 1 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s. More information

GNU celebrates 33 years!

The project GNU (Gnu’s Not Unix), celebrated 33th anniversary on September 27. It has already been thirty-three years, since Richard Stallman, well-known with nickname RMS in the Unix world, announced that he was going to create a free alternative to Unix called GNU. On the base of GNU whole ideology of free software was created, from which movement Open Source Initiative favoring open source was singled out. Linus Torvalds also built its system Linux, properly known as GNU / Linux on the GNU. More information

Yahoo! confirmed incident from 2014

Popular american portal Yahoo! Became the aim of the attack in 2014 that has led to the compromise of personal data of its users. From more than half a billion accounts an attacker managed to get names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and even hashes of saved passwords. In many cases, safety questions and answers to them was stolen, as well. The whole incident was officially confirmed by leaders of Yahoo! nowadays. Also they promised rigorous treatment of resulting risks, and collaboration with users whose details were stolen. More information

Important safety errors

Dangerous error in OpenSSL 1.1.0 and 1.0.2

OpenSSL library was upgraded to version 1.1.0b. only a few days after update. The reason is finding of critical vulnerabilities in versions 1.1.0 and 1.0.2. The problem lies in the wrong location of indicator which causes, that program tries to write to new free space. Theoretically, this may even launch a pirate code and subsequently gain control over the system. More information

Critical vulnerabilities in Firefox

Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox Web browser. The version 49 brings many bug fixes, including a recently discovered critical errors that can avoid working with certificates and expose users to man-in-the-middle attack (MITM). However several other bugs were fixed, those were concerning the flawed memory management. Some of them can be used for launching of fraud code. More information

Author: Jirka Dvořák

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