Docker Hub Unauthorized Access Incident: How to safeguard yourself?

What happened?

On April 25th 2019, Docker discovered unauthorized access to a database holding the credentials of 190,000 Docker Hub accounts which includes usernames, hashed passwords as well as GitHub and Bitbucket tokens for Docker autobuilds.

Resolution

  • Change password on Docker Hub and any other accounts that shared the same password.
  • For users may have been impacted, Github and Bitbucket autobuilds tokens are revoked. This means your autobuilds will fail, reconnect to your repositories again and check security logs to make sure everything is okay.
  • Enable Docker Content Trust to receive and send data to Docker Hub repositories.
    $ export DOCKER_CONTENT_TRUST=1

Alternatively, you can use repositories from Azure, Google, AWS, OCI, and others.

IT Business Trends for Next 10 Years

New technologies are constantly emerging, and many could have the potential to change the future of IT business. Companies that want to stay competitive must pay attention to following technologies.

Cloud Computing:

Cloud computing has become essential part of IT business now. Whether storing data, releasing products, making highly available systems, cloud computing is benefiting all businesses from small to large. Company like Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, Alibaba, Oracle, and others are heavily investing in providing underlying infrastructure to support digital transformation of all sectors.

Internet of Things:

The Internet of Things(IoT) is made up of devices that connect to the internet and share data with each other. IoT devices include all objects which we interact in our day to day life will be equipped with chips to gather and communicate data over a network.

The range of existing and potential Internet of Things devices is enormous. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be more than to 21 billion IoT devices.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning:

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning have been hot topics from few years. We’re still in the early stages of AI’s application, and its potential is very exciting.

Machine learning and deep learning will empower AI to become more and more smarter in taking decisions like humans and even better and fast.
As more and more companies starts implementing AI into their technologies, that will impact the future of business.

Decentralized Apps(Dapps):

Recently, you must have heard the name of Blockchain, this is one application of decentralized app. Imagine the beauty of decentralization is that everyone is owner and it eradicates the monopoly of one organization.

It represents, not just the future of applications online, but the future of the internet as a whole.

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality:

Already billions of dollars invested by Google (Glass, Magic Leap), Facebook (Oculus), Microsoft (Hololens) and others will lead to a new generation of displays and user interfaces.

The result will be a massive disruption in the way human interacts with object for good.

Quantum Computing:

Quantum Computing, still an emerging technology, is one of the most fascinating things of this century so far. With its impressive computational power quantum computers will most like be a cloud service in the near future rather than on-premise machines. IBM is already offering cloud-based quantum computing services.

Microsoft has already released Quantum Development Kit and programming language Q# (Q Sharp).


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