Some other links for Oracle developers include:
A new ransomware named Bad Rabbit is spreading mostly in Europe and Russia and is spreading to other countries, according to ZDNet.com. It infects websites and prompts users to install a fake Flash update. The ransomware will attempt to spread across networks once it is installed on one computer.
Windows Defender can remove this threat with update 18.104.22.168 and higher, so make certain that Windows Updates are current.
Ars Technica reported that Equifax’s website may have been compromised in a different way than the prior data breach. In certain cases users have been prompted to run a fake Flash installer with filename MediaDownloaderIron.exe. The thread was identified as Adware.EoRezo.
Equifax stated that this third party advertising link was removed.
A security weakness named “Krack Attack” was found in the popular WPA2 protocol used for Wi-Fi access on computers, tablets and smartphones. This would allow a hacker to spy on data sent via Wi-Fi under these conditions:
- The website currently being used is not secured (no https:// used in web address)
- The hacker is in range and connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Microsoft stated that it issued a security update on October 10th 2017 to fix this issue and should have been installed as part of standard Windows Updates .
More information can be found at www.krackattacks.com.
On October 12th 2017, Google announced a one billion dollar grant initiative to nonprofits around the world to help train workers as well as grow businesses.
Applied Digital Skills is a part of this project and is a free online resource for learning digital skills.
More information is at https://google.com/grow.
ARS Technica reported that cell phone carrier T-Mobile had a web API bug that exposed customer data for a time but is now fixed. The bug was contained in the wsg.t-mobile.com API and it allowed users to pull customer data by entering the customer phone number as a parameter.
T-Mobile has stated that it has no evidence that customer accounts were affected by this and that the issue was quickly resolved, according to cnet.com.
- SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition
- SQL Server 2017 Standard Edition
- SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition
- SQL Server 2017 Web Edition
- SQL Server 2017 Express Edition (free version)
A list of new features can be found at docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/what-s-new-in-sql-server-2017. SQL Server PowerShell has also been updated.
SQL Server 2017 has updated Transact-SQL (T-SQL) syntax. Recommended updates and configuration options for high-performance workloads are also available. A poster-sized chart of SQL Server permissions is available here.
Additional information regarding SQL Server 2017 may be found at www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-2017.