Docker Embraces Kubernetes

At DockerCon Europe, Solomon Hykes, the founder of Docker, announced support for Kubernetes as an orchestration platform alongside Swarm, it's own orchestration tool.

"The addition of Kubernetes as an option alongside Swarm gives our users and customers the ability to make an orchestration choice with the added security, management, and end-to-end Docker experience that they've come to expect from Docker since the very beginning. We look forward to working with the Kubernetes community to help users, partners, and customers achieve the full benefits of the containerization revolution," said Hykes.

The company said that through its integration with Docker EE, Kubernetes will be available across certified infrastructure platforms, including multiple Linux distributions (SLES, CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Oracle Linux) and Windows, as well as all cloud platforms, including AWS and Azure.

Developers running Docker on Mac and Windows will be able to use features like multistage builds and application composition (Docker Compose) in container development and have them run consistently from development all the way to production. Developers have the flexibility to write their applications in Docker and can choose their orchestrator without requiring any additional modification.

In an interview with Linux Pro, Hykes said that Docker will continue to engage with the Kubernetes community as a good citizen.

We Are Under Bad Rabbit Attack

A new variant of the NotPetya worm, dubbed Bad Rabbit, is wreaking havoc on Windows systems across the globe. The attack initially targeted Russian and Ukrainian corporate networks, but it has now spread across the globe inflecting Turkey, Bulgaria, Japan, Germany, Poland, South Korea and even the United States.

US-CERT, a US agency responsible for mitigating cyber threats, has released an alert, "US-CERT has received multiple reports of ransomware infections, known as Bad Rabbit, in many countries around the world. A suspected variant of Petya, Bad Rabbit is ransomware – malicious software that infects a computer and restricts user access to the infected machine until a ransom is paid to unlock it. US-CERT discourages individuals and organizations from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee that access will be restored. Using unpatched and unsupported software may increase the risk of proliferation of cyber security threats, such as ransomware."

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said that the ransomware dropper was distributed with the help of drive-by attacks. "While the target is visiting a legitimate website, a malware dropper is being downloaded from the threat actor's infrastructure. No exploits were used, so the victim would have to manually execute the malware dropper, which pretends to be an Adobe Flash installer," said Orkhan Mamedov, Fedor Sinitsyn, and Anton Ivanov of Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky Lab suggests disabling WMI on Windows systems to stop Bad Rabbit from digging burrows in your networks.

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