New Raspberry Pi 3B+, Infection Monkey, Samba Password Bug, Facebook’s Profilo and More

News briefs for March 14, 2018.

The new Raspberry
Pi 3B+ has arrived
, just in time for Pi Day. New features include “a more powerful CPU, now running at 1.4 GHz on all its four
cores. The ethernet port has also been updated to a Gigabit port, an oft
requested feature, although due to pre-existing limitations it maxes out
at about 350 megabits.” See the specs and benchmarks are here,
and you can get one for $35 via the Product
page
.

GuardiCore announced a new version of Infection Monkey, “an open source
cyber security testing tool freely available to the public security
community at large”. Significant upgrades include “ease of use, new user interface
design, visual mapping display, new exploits, and expanded platform
support including support for Docker containers, AWS, Azure, and Google
Cloud Platform environments.” See the blog
post
for more details on the enhancements.

Samba has released new patches to address a password bug that “allows
any authenticated user on a Samba 4 LDAP server set up as an Active
Directory Domain Controller (AC DC) to change other users’ passwords,
including administrative users and service accounts, such as Domain
Controllers”, as ZDNet
reports
. See the advisory
and the workarounds
for more details.

Facebook open-sourced Profilo yesterday, “a scalable,
mobile-first performance tracing library for Android”. Profilo eases the
mobile testing challenges faced by app developers trying to ensure their
apps perform across various operating systems, bandwidths and other
variables, and allows developers to “understand app performance in the
wild”.

Google is banning cryptocurrency ads, according to Ars
Technica
: “Google is not only banning advertisement of
cryptocurrencies themselves, but also ‘initial coin offerings,
cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency
trading advice.'”