Most technology containers live less than five minutes, and lifespans are getting even shorter

A majority of container instances, 54%, are only around for five minutes or less. And these average lifespans keep getting even shorter.  Photo: Joe McKendrick Comparing container lifespans now versus a year ago, a recent study from Sysdig finds that the number of containers that are alive for 10 seconds or less has doubled, from 11% to 22%. The number of containers that live for five minutes or less more than doubled…

November 8, 2019
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How to obscure open ports with knockd

Learn how to obfuscate SSH login with port knocking. Say you have Linux servers in your company and you need access to them from either the LAN or WAN, but you’re leery of leaving the SSH ports open. What do you do? One way to secure those ports is to obscure them a tool called knockd. Knockd works with port knocking, which is a method of dynamically opening network ports…

November 8, 2019
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VMware rolls out new Carbon Black security suite and Dell partnership

The company announced at VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona how it will integrate Carbon Black into its suite of tools. After announcing a deal for the cloud security company Carbon Black for $2.1 billion in August, VMware this week  revealed how it would be integrated into the larger Dell framework at VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona. Dell, which owns the majority shares of VMware, is making Carbon Black its preferred…

November 8, 2019
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Work-Life Balance: After Cryptographer’s Lawsuit, BAE Division Will Retrain HR

Longtime Slashdot reader mdecerbo writes: Back in 2015, defense giant BAE Systems fired cryptographer Don Davis on his first day of work, after learning he didn’t want to work more than 40 hours a week while caring for his dying wife. Davis filed a federal lawsuit, and the Boston Globe suggested that the company should settle it rather than try to defend the “soullessness of the machine.” It’s unusual for…

November 8, 2019
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