Geek Reading August 11, 2015

Oh look, more security articles today! First, HotHardware reports on a rootkit exploit in Intel processors that has existed since 1997. It is research based, so it does not sound like it has been used in the wild. On Bits Please they talk about a TrustZone exploit for Qualcomm. This has already been fixed, so any mobiles using those chips should already be protected. BinaryEdge gives us some scary information about data security for publicly available data sources. A lot of people expose their database to the world, and use the sometimes terrible security defaults. In particular, this article looks at Redis, MongoDB, Memcache and ElasticSearch.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Startups, Career and Process

Design and Development

Concurrency, Performance and Scalability

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

IaaS, PaaS, Saas and *aas

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