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Zoom does an about-face on its initial response to security vulnerabilities disclosed by a researcher, Cisco acquires optical interconnect maker Acacia Communications for $2.6 billion, and IBM completes its Red Hat acquisition.
Goldman Sachs downgrades F5 from “Neutral” to “Sell” as the company finds its way in a cloud-centric world, Microsoft Teams overtakes Slack in daily users, and Cloudflare re-trademarks “The network is the computer” as a marketing gimmick.
Mozilla blocks a security company from being a root certificate authority in Firefox, an IT pro goes to jail for trashing an employer’s files, and a software engineer releases a research project on how to make massive ZIP bombs. Oh boy!
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Zoom Zero Day: 4+ Million Webcams & maybe an RCE? Just get them to visit your website! – Jonathan Leitschuh via Medium
Response to Video-On Concern – Zoom
Cisco Acquires Acacia Communications – Packet Pushers Ignition
Cisco Intends to Acquire Acacia Communications – Acacia Communications, Inc.
F5 Networks -4.7% as Goldman cuts to Sell on pressures – F5 Networks, Inc. – Seeking Alpha
The Network is the Computer – Cloudflare
Mozilla Blocks DarkMatter From Becoming a Trusted CA in Firefox – Bleeping Computer
Zipbomb – Bam Software