Had a great time at VMworld last week. I enjoyed speaking with everyone who stopped by the booth. My next event is THWACKcamp™! I've got a few more segments to film and then the show can begin. I hope to "see" all of you there in October.

 

As always, here are some links I hope you find interesting. Enjoy!

 

VMware Embarks on Its Crown Jewel’s Biggest Rearchitecture in a Decade

Some of the news from VMworld last week. Along with their support for most public clouds (sorry Oracle!), VMware is pivoting in an effort to stay relevant for the next five to eight years.

 

Google says hackers have put ‘monitoring implants’ in iPhones for years

The next time the hipster at the Genius Bar tries to tell me Apple cares about security, I'm going to slap him.

 

Amazon's doorbell camera Ring is working with police – and controlling what they say

This really does have "private surveillance state" written all over it.

 

Volocopter’s air taxi performs a test flight at Helsinki Airport

At first I thought this said velociraptor air taxi and now I want one of those, too.

 

Fraudsters deepfake CEO's voice to trick manager into transferring $243,000

Interesting attack vector with use of deepfake tech. Use this to raise awareness for similar scams, and consider updating company policies regarding money transfers.

 

About the Twitter CEO '@jack hack'

Good summary of what happened, and how to protect yourself from similar attacks not just on Twitter, but any platform that works in a similar manner.

 

Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency

What's the worst that could happen?

 

From the VMworldFest last week, a nice reminder that your documentation should be kept as simple and concise as possible: