Day: January 27, 2021

Shared source won’t fix the AWS problem

I have a great deal of respect for my colleague Matt Asay, who works for Amazon Web Services and writes week after week about the advantages and virtues of open source. However, this is not to say that I agree with him.

In fact, I would suggest I more commonly disagree with him on a great many things, including his most recent column suggesting “shared source” or license tricks might be a solution for the competitive problem created by Amazon Web Services specifically and cloud computing generally.

I do not just disagree with him. I think that, like his

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Update your iPhone to iOS 14.4 right now to protect it from active bug exploits

Get up from the bed, and update your iPhone right now. Apple has released its iOS 14.4 update with fixes to three critical vulnerabilities that are possibly being exploited as we speak.

The iPhone maker hasn’t listed too many details about the bugs, apart from saying that they “may have been actively exploited.” One vulnerability is related to the kernel where the attacker could increase their privilege level (like becoming an admin) and cause serious damage to your device or steal your data. 

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The other two anomalies

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