Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dow Jones index – of customers, not prices – leaks from AWS repo

Dow emulated Verizon safeguard several internal databases (including Wall Street Journal subscribers) in the cloud, without adequately securing it.

The rape was revealed by Chris Vickery of UpGuard and detailed in this publication.

This is a very familiar and direct infringement: someone left a cloud repository set up to provide a 'semi-public access' meaning 'the personal and sensitive financial details of millions of corporate clients' exposed.

"While Dow has confirmed that at least 2.2 million customers were affected, the UpGuard estimates the number of 4 million accounts," the post.

The temporary assignment was an AWS S3 cube with the wrong privacy settings: configuring it to allow access to authenticated users, someone configured did not seem to realize that they were offering access to an authenticated AWS user - not just those with linked accounts - Jones Dow).

UpGuard said Chris Vickery discovers the infringement in late May (in other words, he was working on the rape before UpGuard has announced that he had joined them).

His analysis of the repository, called "Skynet-dj", since even system administrators for those who have a sense of humor and discovered rich.

There is a client file - which now claims to have more than 4 million disks - which includes "customer names, Dow internal customer identifiers, home and business addresses, and account data, such as the promotional offer in which a customer Has registered subscription ".

There is a database of risk and compliance filled with individual records, such as "a large financial sector staff located around the world" to less healthy individuals. Then from the UpGuard post, it is an excerpt that has the leading Libyan database Muammar Gaddafi.

Dow Jones confirmed the breach, but said successes such as The Hill, which was not serious enough to warrant a customer notice as passwords and credit card numbers have not been revealed (just enough data to mount a phishing or theft campaign Identity help). As for the "risk and compliance" files, the database contains only public information.

News Corporation, parent company Dow Jones, another troubled computer to defend today: Australia's pay TV operation Streaming video service Foxtel crashed when a wave of Game of Thrones was up to order new episodes. ®

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Our growth is unparalleled - AWS UK boss Jackson

The growth of Amazon Web Services (AWS) looks nothing like the technology sector, according to UK general manager Gavin Jackson.

Opening of the AWS Summit in London, with about 6,000 participants expected to go through the gates, Jackson boasted income at 14,000 million (million dollars 11,000), cloud supplier and 43 percent year-on-year growth for the first quarter Of 2017

"It's unprecedented for a company with limited AWS seniority, with only 11 and a half," he said.

"It's unprecedented as a paradigm of any other technological change we've seen in history, so it's a pretty good indicator that the cloud is the new normal. "

In addition to measuring revenue AWS, Jackson told technology companies that use the AWS cloud architecture, claiming eight of the 10 companies are using their technology growth platform.

"This should be a very clear indication of how people think about their technology investment indicator," he said, "but also as a clear indicator of how people think about investments in talent and Skills, with the center of gravity really shifting to the cloud these companies. "

After Opening Speech by Jackson, Technical Director Werner Vogels captured the growing portfolio of AWS cloud applications, shutting down as BP technology leaders and Deliveroo come on stage to explain how AWS has improved performance.

Vogels paid particular attention to the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) AWS, explaining that the technology used in the Amazon site is moving to AWS.

"We have been doing AI for 20 years," he said. "AWS is the center of gravity of avian flu because of all the services you can use, be it hardware, software or high-level services.

"The good news is that we've done this for 20 years.If you've been visiting the site Amazon.co.uk has been exposed to the AI for 20 years or more recommendation engine. The is learning automatically. Customers who bought X or bought Y "is learning automatically.

"We've been doing this for so long and have thousands of engineers working on it. Now you look at this experience, we have in this world enter AWS ".

Closure of the keynote, Vogels underlined AWS 'commitment to partners and customers, while stressing that AWS will continue to innovate aggressively.

"If you succeed, I wish we succeed with you," he said.

"We invest in your success, not only want to sell, but it is the old world, we want to make you succeed through our services.

"It is quite difficult because we also said that if we fail to innovate will be out of business in 10 to 15 years, and we must constantly focus on innovation. "

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

AWS Mobility Awards 2017: The winners take it all

Application-based solutions are new to start-ups and Indian entrepreneurs meet their global counterparts in terms of innovation and investment in space. Nowadays, it is a smartphone di rigor for almost everyone, and the applications loaded on the phone are the way new companies, young and old, trying to make life easier and the world we live in better.

To recognize the contributions and achievements of new companies working in space, Amazon Web Services Private Limited (Aispl), joined Sequoia India, Facebook and Intel for Mobility AWS Awards 2017. Awards to discover new companies and businesses that propose the Most innovative mobile solutions.

The grand finale of AWS Mobility Awards 2017, held in Bangalore on June 1, 2017. The vibrant night congratulating the winners saw a gala atmosphere. "We are delighted to see this level of enthusiasm, which confirms the extraordinary potential we believe India is a global leader in the mobility and space of the IO. I look forward to seeing many of these revolutionary ideas made in the marketplace where they will A very positive impact in our country, the AWS mobility award winners have a unique opportunity to be mentored by industry experts, "said Singh Bedi Bikram, head of Amazon Web Services Pvt. Ltd.

"India is at the forefront of a starting revolution and I am pleased that AWS supports this movement and provides innovators in the mobility space." Any encouragement is important for startups, and it is great to see this recognition come in the search Of that price, "said Shradha Sharma, CEO of yourstory and publisher.

The prizes are divided into two categories: Industry and special. The industry category was also classified as established (for applications no later than June 30, 2015 outbound) and emerging (for applications out of July 1, 2015 or later).

Winners of the category: Industry

Established: the award was given to Goibibo, a well-known application of travel bookings for flights and hotels.

Emerging: the award was awarded to GetMyParking, an application that facilitates management by expanding real-time parking information and allows the driver to search, book and navigate to a desired parking space.

Retail and e-commerce
Established: The price of this category was granted to BigBasket online grocery and food store offering a wide variety of products.

Emerging: The award was given to Crownit, a platform for data analysis and consumer marketing, to help brands and retailers connect with consumer groups across the country.

Financial services
Established: In this category saw Mobikwik, a widely used for mobile payments applications, purchase and recharge, outside with the prize.

Emerging: The winner of the award went to Chillr, an Indian FinTech start making mobile banking and financial transactions simple for its users.

Means of communication and entertainment
Established: Hotstar, one of the most complete catalogs ever offered on mobile and web for Indian customers, was a clear winner for this category.

Emerging: the award went to Awesummly, the application of the new snapshot that provides hand information for its real-time interest.

Health & Wellness
Established: The award was given to Practo, a technology company that enhances the patient's experience by allowing clinics in India to dispose of their products.

Emerging: DocsApp, an application that provides instant and private consultations of qualified and experienced doctors, the winner of the award on the left

Created: Byju, edited a company that offers learning programs for the contest, using original content, surveillance videos and learning, animations and rich interactive simulations, won in this section.

Emerging: The winner was Toppr, a learning app for K-12 students, which organizes learning in four modules: video conferences, essays, quizzes and quizzes

Established: The award was launched at Freshdesk, a company that allows companies to provide multi-channel support by phone, email, chat, web, social networking and mobile applications.

Emerging: The price of this category was awarded to Vymo, a personal mobile sales assistant who helps generate sales and productivity will have a direct impact on revenue growth.

Food and Hyperlocal
Established: Swiggy, the delivery of solutions and widespread food delivery has left prices

Emerging: Chaipoint, a brand of F & B retailer, which aims to meet the hot drinks needs of working India, won in this category.

The special award category was eight lucky winners:

Deep Tech
This category had two names of the winners and Haptik Niki.ai. Haptik is an application that acts as a personal assistant with a great way in which AI works. Niki.ai On the other hand, it is an AI-driven robot that simplifies the ordering experience and works through a simple chat interface

Facebook Platform
This award gave Goibibo his second winner in the afternoon. Goibibo is a well-known travel booking app for flights and hotels

SheLeads Tech
The winner of the award was CultureAlley, a mobile application that offers audio-visual lectures and hands-on interactive practical exercises

ISV product
The winner of this category was CleverTap, a boot-based application that integrates analysis and participation into a consolidated, boxed, and off-the-shelf solution for companies to separate and target their users

Application developer
The award was given to Robosoft Technologies, a digital product design and engineering company specializing in end-to-end mobile application development

Strange vision, a technology company focused on integrated computer vision systems, left the award in this category

Non profit
The award was given to Loop, a non-profit organization that brings technology together and social organizations to improve agriculture, health and nutrition

Sunday, May 14, 2017

AWS expands DOD IL4, authentication services

Agencies, military units and commandos now in the Ministry of Defense have more tools in their arsenal when it comes to integrating cloud services into daily operations.

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted temporary authorization for Amazon Web Services GovCloud to offer more than a dozen new cloud service applications under Tier 4. Impact AWS announced in the latest employment a blog post April 26 .

In 2016, AWS has received DISA Provisional Authority to provide two services: Amazon's Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service. The new IL-4 authorizations increase the number of bids to include AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Key Management Service, and Amazon redshift.

"CloudFormation is very important because it is an orchestration technology that allows you to automate, so rich, how to withstand a cloud environment and automate everything flows," said Mark Ryland, director of architecture solutions and chief architect of the World public sector by AWS teams. "[I] makes it less a manual procedure to use a cloud computing platform."

Although the DISA IL-4 permit facilitates the use of new services by AWS Department of Defense customers, this does not mean that they are automatically available for agency use.

"This announcement comes from a core group within the Department of Defense that created temporary permits, which means other groups within the Department of Defense can use," said M. Ryland. Users of the Department of Defense GovCloud "can take the document and analysis and granting the definitive authorization to operate."

In a separate blog post, AWS also announced multi-factor authentication capabilities for hardware-based GovCloud.

AWS has joined SurePassID, another digital security company, to implement the initiative, which will require users who log on to GovCloud to provide their user name and a password and authentication token code generated by the SurePassID.

The MFA tabs are stored in a different environment than the identity and access management in the GovCloud during the authentication process.

Ryland said that it is not supposed to replace the current GovCloud access cards through common access cards and personal identity verification cards. Instead, authentication-based tokens "fill the void" for agencies wishing to use GovCloud said Ryland. "This allows them to use a hardware token, but still get support from the MAE, which could be applicable in certain use cases."

Ryland describes the new features of the AMF plus a "edge case as a new critical capability" for GovCloud customers.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Amazon Dominates the Cloud as AWS Revenue Soars in Q1

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate the cloud services industry and to be a great money-making machine for the company in the early months of 2017. Amazon said its net profit rose to $ 724 million in the first quarter , Which represents for AWS products most of its profits to an operating profit of 809 million.

In comparison, the operating profit was AWS 604 million a year ago.

Major cloud services increased their net sales by 43% year over year to $ 3.7 billion for the quarter ended March 31. That compares with 2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

Profits from the Amazon reported after the market close on April 27 have exceeded analysts' expectations and the company's shares are sent around 2% by mid-April 28.

AWS growth in the first quarter of 2017 comes despite several price reductions for its cloud operations in late 2016.

"There are price reductions that are part of the company," said Brian Olsavsky, chief financial officer of the Amazon during the company's earnings call, citing seven price cuts scheduled for December 1, 2016. "Around one Third of the impact of the latter was seen in the fourth quarter. "

Olsavsky did not report the increasing usage number, but noted that AWS reached an annual rate of 14 billion.

"The pace of innovation continues to accelerate," Olsavsky said. "We are very proud of launches in the first quarter: Amazon Connect, which we believe will provide a customer service capability for customers and Amazon Timbre, which we believe will resonate with customers. Our new services. Customers have migrated more than 23,000 databases using AWS database migration services since they launched last year. "

In addition to the growth of AWS products, the cloud provider has also signed several corporate clients in the first quarter. This included live entertainment and Live Nation company selling "all-inclusive" tickets on AWS and Liberty Mutual, which uses AWS to accelerate the implementation of its trading platform. Snap Inc. has also expanded its use of AWS and announced a new agreement to use $ 1 billion in AWS services over the next five years.

While AWS remains the market leader, growth slows. The business grew 64 percent in the first quarter of 2016.

Meanwhile, its competitors, such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, continue to develop their business, as workloads continue to migrate to the cloud.

Microsoft Azure said its sales rose 93 percent in the first quarter. The parent company of the Google alphabet does not have separate data from its cloud business during appeal yesterday's earnings. However, they said Google Cloud Platform is one of the most dynamic companies in the alphabet.

And earlier this week, IBM said it has opened four new data centers in the United States and announced plans to open four more worldwide before the end of the second quarter.

Monday, April 24, 2017

TradAir Expands in Europe with Deployment of Amazon’s AWS UK Region

AWS Region of London joins Ireland and Frankfurt as the third location for European AWS.

TradAir, a leading provider of cloud-based technology solutions, today announced that its technology solutions are currently deployed in the new AWS Amazon region of London that offers even lower latency and high data sovereignty while drastically improving competitiveness Of its execution time.

After deployment, customers in the region now benefit from a safer, risk-free solution and their customers better and more reliable.

Amazon Web Services has created a clear presence in the UK with the opening of the AWS Europe region (London) earlier this year. The new availability zones have helped many companies reduce IT costs to meet the needs of data areas and make rapid changes in new critical areas such as large data analysis.

TradAir technology, which can be integrated into existing trading systems, provides financial institutions with the opportunity to improve their customer relationships and participation in global markets by creating new sources of revenue and reducing costs.

AWS London Region joins Ireland and Frankfurt as the third location for European AWS and offers a new option for end users and applications that benefit from the infrastructure found in Europe. In general, AWS now offers users a choice among the 17 regions with a total of 44 availability areas around the world.

David Elliot, director of financial services solutions services for Amazon Web Services, said: "We are delighted that TradAir has been present in the London area of the AWS for years. Taking advantage of AWS, TradAir offers lower latency with servers Deployed near major sites of foreign exchange and commercial liquidity providers in the city of London. "

Illit Geller, Managing Director of TradAir, added: "We are delighted to announce that TradAir's high performance, low latency operations technology solutions are now deployed in the New London AWS area. Are central to the provision of platforms for high-yield trading.Locating our closer to our choice of servers for FX liquidity providers, we have reduced command and return latency, which helped to achieve higher load factors , Lower slip and improve performance at runtime. Ensure that our customers and their customers continue to receive exceptional business experience. "

Monday, April 10, 2017

New AWS-Tuned Ubuntu Kernel Boots 30 Percent Faster

Canonical, the company that supports the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, has refined the core for better cloud performance on Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), which provides disruptive downloads 30% faster in a smaller package.

The London-based company said it has worked with AWS - which provided long Ubuntu Linux distributions its many - to improve the "most popular operating system cloud in the world, the most popular public cloud world."

This is supported by numerous cloud naming studies from AWS Provider # 1 and statistics provided by the cloud market that list the distribution of distribution platforms used in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) web service. Cloud market data indicate that Ubuntu is the underlying platform for 56.4% of the 371,131 images available on EC2.

According to the AWS website for Linux distribution, "Ubuntu is popular because of its robust user interface, you can easily work with Ubuntu from the desktop or the command line." Ubuntu is a preferred platform for Linux batteries; AWS has hundreds of stacks of applications and application servers based on Ubuntu. "

Since March 29, developers and others who use these hundreds of application servers and applications based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and supplied through EC2 or AWS quick start of the market should see better performance, according to Canonical.

"This week, and for the first time in the public cloud, canonical, in collaboration with Amazon, is pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu kernel without AWS equalizer for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version," said Udi Nachmany to canonical, on a blog the week pass.

Nachmany highlighted the following KMS AWS fundamentals:

  1. cCre boot speed up to 30 percent faster, in a core package 15 percent smaller.
  2. Full compatibility with the elastic network adapter (ENA), including the latest version of the 1.1.2 controller, supporting the network at speeds up to 20 Gbps for ENA body types (currently I3, P2, R4, X1 and m4 .16xlarge).
  3. Support of i3 class
  4.  Improved example, with NVMe storage disks under high IO load.
  5.  Increased I / O performance for i3 bodies.
  6.  Improved instance initialization with NVMe-backed storage disks.
  7.  Disable CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL to remove locks in certain types of cases.
  8.  Resolution of the processor layout with AWS t2.micro cases.

According to the entry of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Xenial in the AWS market, this is a free version with three paid payment options offering different levels of support and other services.

Nachmany said instances using the AWS kernel Ubuntu offline will be compatible with the company's Ubuntu Advantage department, but they are not compatible with the original Canonical Livepatch service, which allows developers to apply kernel patches without criticism have to be Restarted.

"An investigation is underway to evaluate the delivery of this service to users of the Ubuntu AWS kernel," said Nachmany. "If, for now, speed stability is preferred, you can go ahead with Livepatch back to the old core."

Developers wishing to investigate the general details of version 4.4.0-1013.22 of the underlying Ubuntu distribution core provided by AWS can access the linux-kernel AWS package site.

AWS is also compatible with many other Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Kali, Red Hat and SUSE.