This critical software flaw is now being used to break into networks – so update fast

State-backed hackers and criminal gangs are now actively using a vulnerability in mobile device management (MDM) software to successfully gain access to networks across government, healthcare and other industries.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued an alert warning that a number of groups are currently using a vulnerability in MDM software from MobileIron.

MDM systems allow system administrators to manage an organisation’s mobile devices from a central server, making them a valuable target for criminals or spies to break into.

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In June 2020, MobileIron released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in its products. This included CVE-2020-15505, a remote code execution vulnerability. This critical-rated vulnerability affects MobileIron Core and Connector products, and could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a system.

The NCSC is aware that nation-state groups and cyber criminals “are now actively attempting to exploit this

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Software Dominates Deloitte’s 2020 Tech Fast 500 With 71% Of All Companies

  •  353 of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America are in the software industry according to Deloitte’s 2020 Tech Fast 500, the most ever in the history of their rankings and a 3% increase over last year.
  • Two of the ten fastest-growing companies over the last three years specialize in cybersecurity, OneTrust and Transmit Security.
  • Notable software companies ranked in Deloitte’s 2020 Tech Fast 500 include Bolt, Illumio, LogicMonitor and Seeq.
  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies are the second most prevalent sector, comprising 14% of all companies, followed by digital content/media/entertainment (5%) and medical devices (4%).  

It’s fascinating to look at the emerging trends in Deloitte’s 2020 North America Technology Fast

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Google Cloud’s New Serverless Database Migration Service ‘A Fast Track To The Cloud’

Google Cloud is debuting its new serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) that will support migrations of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL — its fully managed relational database service and one of its fastest-growing offerings – with minimal downtime.

Andi Gutmans, general manager and vice president of engineering for databases at Google Cloud, describes DMS as the “simple, easy, fast track to the cloud.”

“You can think about the Database Migration Service as being a super simple serverless way — meaning customers don‘t have to manage any servers — to basically replicate databases from their on-premises environments into Cloud SQL,” Gutmans told CRN. “They can also use it to replicate from other clouds or from self-managed databases on the Google Cloud.”

Google Cloud’s DMS has an edge over other commonly used solutions that move production databases to the cloud and often are more costly and error-prone, according

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Google Cloud’s New Serverless Data Migration Service ‘A Fast Track To The Cloud’

Google Cloud is debuting its new serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) that will support migrations of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL — its fully managed relational database service and one of its fastest-growing offerings – with minimal downtime.

Andi Gutmans, general manager and vice president of engineering for databases at Google Cloud, describes DMS as the “simple, easy, fast track to the cloud.”

“You can think about the Database Migration Service as being a super simple serverless way — meaning customers don‘t have to manage any servers — to basically replicate databases from their on-premises environments into Cloud SQL,” Gutmans told CRN. “They can also use it to replicate from other clouds or from self-managed databases on the Google Cloud.”

Google Cloud’s DMS has an edge over other commonly used solutions that move production databases to the cloud and often are more costly and error-prone, according

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From Painfully Slow to Lightning Fast: SpaceX’s Starlink Makes Rural Internet Usable

(Credit: Nickolas Friedrich)

Nickolas Friedrich lives in central Montana, where his local broadband connectivity hasn’t been good.

Every month, he pays about $120 for a measly 0.8Mbps download speed from the only DSL provider in town. And his connection can freeze up when too many neighbors are on the service at once. 

As a result, streaming videos isn’t really possible. Instead, it can take an hour to download a low-quality 240p video from YouTube. The situation is so bad that Friedrich used to go to the local library to download internet videos to his laptop so he could watch them later. 

But recently, he’s been able to enjoy Netflix and YouTube at home, where the internet speeds can now shoot up as high as 170Mbps. The reason? Starlink, the next-generation satellite internet service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which Friedrich has been helping test out.  

“It has been a lot faster

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