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By News Staff
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This book will guide you through using these updated packages to build a secure network with the help of Python scripting. You’ll cover a range of topics, from building a network to the procedures you need to follow to secure it. Starting by exploring different packages and libraries, you’ll learn about various ways to build a network and connect with the Tor network through Python scripting. You will also learn how to assess a network's vulnerabilities using Python security scripting.
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By Abhay V
Microsoft Weekly: Patch Tuesday, Windows 11 builds, and Xbox Series X "Mini Fridge"
by Abhay V
There was a lot that happened in the world of Microsoft this week. There were updates to all supported Windows versions, including the first-ever update to Windows 11 that began rolling out to the public as part of the Patch Tuesday updates. While the updates brought fixes aplenty, not all was well for a few people when it came to performance. There were also disappointments in store for those excited about 3D emojis in Windows 11. This, gaming, and more are in our weekly digest for October 10 – October 16.
Patch Tuesday and Windows 11 preview builds
The second Tuesday of the month brought a bunch of updates to all supported Windows versions. This time around, Windows 11 joined the group and received its first-ever public update. As usual, other versions included Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and users of Windows 7 that have opted for extended security updates. While these updates did bring a bunch of bug fixes and improvements, what they did not bring were fixes for the issue affecting users running Windows 11 on AMD processors. Instead, performance on Ryzen systems reportedly deteriorated. The issue affected even the latest-generation chips.
The fix was said to come later in the week, which it actually did in the form of Windows 11 build 22000.282, which rolled out to the Beta and Release Preview channels. The build brought a ton of fixes, which will be eventually rolled out to the production version. Dev channel users, however, received Windows 11 build 22478 that included a few new features, improvements, and the addition of new Fluent emojis. The emojis were a topic of conversation as they were not as “3D” as the firm had been promising.
For those interested, the firm also detailed how it reduced the size of Windows 11 updates by 40%.
WSL in the Microsoft Store, security, and more
Continuing with the firm’s efforts to move more apps to the Microsoft Store, the newest entrant is the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Preview form. This will help the company bring new features to the capability without having to tie them to OS releases. This is also the version that the firm will be promoting as the optimal solution, it added.
The week also brought a few security-related news, the direst of which was the report by Microsoft that U.S. defense companies are being targeted by a threat actor that is being linked to Iran. The cluster is currently termed DEV-0343. The firm has listed some hunting queries for Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Sentinel that customers can utilize to detect malicious activity, which you can find here.
As for Windows 11, the company demoed a hacker attack on systems without TPM, VBS, and other security features, further justifying its decision to adopt those standards as the default. In addition to this, the company also showed off how Azure won against its biggest DDoS attack ever back in August this year.
In unrelated news, Microsoft also announced this week that Visual Studio 2022 will officially launch on November 8, bringing features such as .NET 6 and C++ 20 support, better performance for the core debugger, and much more.
Xbox Series X “Mini Fridge”, console giveaways, and games
We start off the gaming roundup with news of two custom Xbox Series X consoles; one featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and another featuring Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which are a part of a giveaway commemorating the launch of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Talking about new hardware, the company announced that the Xbox Series X “Mini Fridge” would launch in December for $99.99, for those that have been interested in the product.
Moving on, this week’s list of Deals with Gold included discounts and offers on games from the Batman and Fallout franchises. In terms of what’s new, Xbox Game Pass users on the PC will finally be offered Minecraft on that platform. This includes both the Bedrock version and the original Java Edition. Mojang Studios also announced that the next major update, Minecraft The Wild Update, will be out in 2022, bringing Ancient Cities, frogs, and more. Talking about subscriptions and platforms, Fallout 3 received an update that removed the requirements for Games for Windows Live completely.
Concluding the gaming section is the news of Halo: The Master Chief Collection updates. The latest inclusion of features comes via Season 8 which is titled Mythic. It comes with enhancements to the Firefight mode, custom games browser support for more titles, PC file share, and much more.
Microsoft launches UK's first British Sign Language billboard campaign Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.47.1 to address stability issues Everything new in Windows Holographic vesion 21H2 Closer Look Series: Taking a look at the new Paint app and the lock screen on Windows 11 Microsoft is deploying HTTP/3 on Exchange Online servers to reduce latency by up to 67%
For those disappointed about the absence of a full-fledged clock on secondary displays when running Windows 11, a third-party utility called ElevenClock helps users add a clock on the second display, including with seconds – something that is entirely missing on Windows 11. It must be noted that the tool is an unverified, third-party offering.
In addition to the tool, be sure to not miss our detailed coverage of Windows 11 as part of our Closer Look series here.
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By Usama Jawad96
Your WhatsApp backups on Google Drive and iCloud can now be encrypted end-to-end
by Usama Jawad
Although WhatsApp has supported end-to-end encryption of chats for the several years, this capability does not cover cloud backups, which are uploaded in an unencrypted state. The Facebook-owned chat app clearly notes in its backup settings that "Messages and media backed up in Google Drive are not protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption" on WhatsApp for Android.
That said, we know that the company has been testing encrypted cloud backups for well over a year, and after making its way to WhatsApp beta a few months ago, the capability has finally started rolling out generally.
Starting from today, users will have the choice to end-to-end encrypt their backups before they are uploaded to Google Drive or iCloud. WhatsApp has proudly boasted that no other global messaging service of this magnitude provides this capability to its customers.
Despite offering this feature which ensures that neither WhatsApp nor a cloud service provider can read your messages, encrypted chat backups is still an optional layer of security. This is because there are a couple of caveats to be aware of. Backups can be encrypted end-to-end using a password of your choice or a 64-bit key, however, if you lose access to your chats due to some mishap and forget your encryption key too, there is no way to restore the backup. Even WhatsApp won't be able to initiate this process since it claims that it doesn't get access to your key at all.
It appears that this capability is rolling out in a staggered manner since we don't have it on our devices yet. You can head over to Settings > Chats > Chat backup > End-to-end Encrypted Backup to check whether you have the feature yet. You can also utilize our brief guide to configure encrypted cloud backups.
By Fiza Ali
The Linux Foundation raises $10 million to expand and support the OpenSSF
by Fiza Ali
The Linux Foundation has announced that it has raised $10 million in new investments to expand and support the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). OpenSSF is a cross-industry alliance that congregates various open-source software initiatives under one umbrella to identify and solve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open-source software and create enhanced vulnerability disclosure practices, research, training, and tooling. Brian Behlendorf, open-source luminary and the primary developer of the Apache Web server, will serve this collaborative effort as General Manager.
Commenting on the alliance's response to U.S. President Joe Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order, Executive Director at the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin stated:
The financial commitments come from a diverse set of companies across different industries, including Premier members, such as VMware, Snyk, Red Hat, Oracle, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Intel, IBM, Google, GitHub, Fidelity, Facebook, Ericsson, and Dell Technologies. Additional commitments come from General members, such as Wind River, TideLift, Nutanix, GitLab, Devgistics, Deepfence, AuriStar, Apiiro, and Anchore.
Senior Vice President, CTO and, General Manager of Software and Advanced Technology at Intel Corporation, Greg Lavender stated:
According to the 2020 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report by Synopsys, open-source software accounts for at least 70 percent of all software, the OpenSSF provides the "natural, neutral, and pan-industry forum to accelerate the security of the software supply chain". For more information about OpenSSF and The Linux Foundation, head over to the dedicated webpages here and here, respectively.