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December 13, 2021, 10:30 AM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Researchers spot waves of attacks targeting unpatched Apache servers with the Log4j bug, exfiltrating data, spreading botnets, installing crypto miners, more  —  Threat actors and researchers are scanning for and exploiting the Log4j Log4Shell vulnerability to deploy malware or find vulnerable servers.
Filippo Valsorda / Filippo.io:
How the role of open-source maintainers could be professionalized, as the maintainer who fixed the Log4j zero-day says he works on the project in his spare time  —  Open Source software runs the Internet, and by extension the economy.  This is an undisputed fact about reality in 2021.
Ina Fried / Axios:
In an interview, Meta's Andrew Bosworth says political and COVID-19 misinformation are societal problems, not issues that have been magnified by social networks  —  Longtime Facebook veteran Andrew Bosworth insists that political and COVID-19 misinformation are societal problems rather …
Maddison Connaughton / New York Times:
An Australian artist using the @Metaverse Instagram handle for a decade found herself being blocked from using it after Facebook changed its name to Meta  —  Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian artist found herself blocked, with seemingly no recourse …
Financial Times:
Interview with UK's GCHQ head about the agency's upcoming cyber strategy, issues with state-sponsored digital currencies, hacking firms like NSO, and more  —  GCHQ head warns technology could allow Beijing to monitor users and exert control over global currency transactions
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
After a deadly warehouse collapse in Illinois, Amazon staff say a ban on phones at work denies access to emergency alerts and a way to contact first responders  —  - Online retailer is returning to a cell phone ban in warehouses  — Workers say they want access to weather alerts, communication

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