The Actuator - August 28th

At VMworld this week in San Francisco and enjoying the cooler weather. After three straight years in Las Vegas, it's a nice change. The truth is, this event could be held anywhere, because the #vCommunity is filled with good people who are fun to be around.

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

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

"As a precaution, please reset your fingerprints and face, thank you."

California law targets biohacking and DIY CRISPR kits

Not sure we need laws against this or not; after all, we don't have laws against do-it-yourself-dentistry. But we certainly could use some education regarding the use of biohacking and your overall health.

Apple warns its credit card doesn't like leather or denim or other cards

Any other company would be laughed out of existence. With Apple, we just laugh, and then pay thousands of dollars for items we don't need.

VMware is bringing VMs and containers together, taking advantage of Heptio acquisition

One of the many announcements this week, as VMware is looking to help customers manage the sprawl created by containers and Kubernetes.

The surprisingly great idea in Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal: electric school buses

This is a good idea, which is why it won't happen.

Hackers are actively trying to steal passwords from two widely used VPNs

Please, please, please patch your systems. Stop making excuses. You can provide security AND meet your business SLAs. Is it hard? Yeah. Impossible? Nope.

Company that was laughed offstage sues Black Hat

Well, now I'm laughing, too. You can't expect to get on stage in front of a deeply technical audience, use a bunch of made-up words and marketing-speak, and be taken seriously.

This is my fifth consecutive VMworld, and back in the same city as the first. Lots of memories for me and my journey with the #vCommunity