Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.

Moby and Open Container Initiative Release Critical Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities Affecting Docker-related Components

02/01/2024 04:00 PM EST

Moby and the Open Container Initiative (OCI) have released updates for multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2024-23651, CVE-2024-23652, CVE-2024-23653, CVE-2024-21626) affecting Docker-related components, including Moby BuildKit and OCI runc. A cyber threat actor could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the advisories from Moby BuildKit (CVE-2024-23651, CVE-2024-23652, CVE-2024-23653) and OCI runc (CVE-2024-21626), as well as the Snyk blog post about these vulnerabilities and apply the necessary updates.

Europe’s deepest mine to become giant gravity battery

The Pyhäsalmi Mine, an abandoned mine in Finland, is set to be transformed into a giant gravity battery to store renewable energy. The 1,400-meter-deep mine holds the potential to store up to 2 MW of energy. Gravity batteries are charged by lifting heavy weights – these weights are then released, and energy from the drop is used to power a turbine. The technology offers a potential future for mines approaching the end of their original service lives. Studies suggest that gravity batteries in abandoned mines could store enough energy to meet global electricity demands.

Apple actively developing foldable clamshell iPhone prototypes, folding 8-inch iPad

Apple has been exploring foldable iPhones as early as 2018. It currently has at least two active clamshell prototypes. Apple is also developing a larger form-factor foldable iPad. The company recently discussed component orders with manufacturers in Asia. The project may still be canceled if the final product cannot meet Apple’s design standards.



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