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[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 17:13:26 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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India Business Machines, the former technology company?

[#] Mon Nov 20 2017 17:52:15 EST from Ladyhawke

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<laughs>  In this case, it's that small business unit that is still International Business Machines.  It's hard to find these days, but there is still a bit of it lingering around.  :-)



[#] Wed Nov 29 2017 23:09:26 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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...aaaaaaaaand just like that, the year-end layoffs are being distributed as badly chosen Christmas presents at India Business Machines.

Seriously, there's very little left of IBM anymore. It's now just an accounting firm that dabbles in technology. 30 years ago I wouldn't have dreamed of ever saying this, but I miss the Incongruous Blue Monoliths.

[#] Mon Feb 11 2019 20:42:12 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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I've been suspect of Docker when it comes to security since I first learned of containers....


https://www.zdnet.com/article/doomsday-docker-security-hole-uncovered/

[#] Tue Feb 12 2019 08:43:08 EST from LoanShark

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"Doomsday" is absurd. First an attacker has to break into the container from the app before they can break out of the container.


Most people running containers are hosting all the same organization's assets on that shared kernel, and we're using containers as much for management and fault tolerance as for security.

There's always another privilege escalation bug.

[#] Thu Feb 14 2019 16:22:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Containers seem to make sense as the ultimate package management tool ... but there are also service providers who like to treat them as lightweight virtual machines ... particularly the ones like Google who suck at virtual machines.

But considering the tight kernel integration, it seems that there will be a lot of privilege escalation bugs on the way.

I want to understand more about containers in a service provider environment, because I work for a service provider and we don't currently have a container strategy.

[#] Fri Feb 15 2019 14:48:35 EST from LoanShark

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Maybe it actually was doomsday in a sense - this issue impacted Fargate, meaning it could have allowed one AWS customer to compromise another AWS customer: https://aws.amazon.com/security/security-bulletins/AWS-2019-002/

[#] Fri Feb 15 2019 14:48:50 EST from LoanShark

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(Didn't impact us to that degree because we don't use Fargate)