Canonical Announces Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Mozilla to Discuss the Future of Advertising at ICDPPC, Newegg Attacked, MetaCase Launches MetaEdit+ 5.5 and MariaDB Acquires Clustrix

News briefs for September 20, 2018.

Canonical
yesterday announced the Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu
14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”
, which means critical and important security patches
will be available beyond the Ubuntu 14.04 end-of-life date (April 2019).

Mozilla to hold a high-level panel discussion on “the future of advertising in
an open and sustainable internet ecosystem”
at the 40th annual International Conference of Data
Protection and Privacy Conference
in Brussels,
Belgium October 22–26, 2018. The discussion is titled “Online
advertising is broken: Can ethics fix it?”, and it’s scheduled for October
23, 2018.

Attackers stole credit-card information from Newegg by injecting 15 lines
of skimming code on the online payments page, which remained undetected from
August 14th to September 18, 2018, TechCrunch
reports
. Yonathan Klijnsma, threat researcher at RiskIQ, told TechCrunch
that “These attacks are not confined to certain geolocations or specific
industries—any organization that processes payments online is a
target.” If you entered your credit-card data during that period, contact
your bank immediately.

MetaCase this morning announced the launch of MetaEdit+ 5.5 for Linux, which brings
collaborated models to Git and other version control systems. It’s
“aimed at expert developers looking to gain productivity and quality by
generating tight code directly from domain-specific models”.
You can
download a free trial from here.

MariaDB has acquired Clustrix, the
“pioneer in distributed database technology”. According to the press release,
this acquisition gives “MariaDB’s open source
database the scalability and high-availability that rivals or exceeds Oracle
and Amazon while foregoing the need for expensive computing platforms or high
licensing fees.”

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