What Red Hat OpenShift Online and OpenShift Dedicated customers should know about Fallout and RIDL/ZombieLoad/MDS

Earlier this week, details were made public about four CVEs related to microprocessor flaws that impact systems hosting Red Hat OpenShift Online (Starter and Pro) and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated. Some organizations are referring to these as “Fallout”, “ZombieLoad”, “RIDL”, or collectively as MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling). Read additional technical details at these links (CVE-2018-12127, […]

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From the Enterprisers Project: 5 Kubernetes Security Mistakes to Avoid

From the Enterprisers Project: 5 Kubernetes Security Mistakes to Avoid

Over on the Enterprisers Project, Kevin Casey has written a great little piece listing 5 Kubernetes security mistakes you should watch out for. From the piece: Consider the rise of Kubernetes in the enterprise: Like any tool or technology, it comes with security considerations. That’s not because Kubernetes is inherently risky or insecure – far from it. […]

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Requesting and installing Let’s Encrypt Certificates for OpenShift 4

Requesting and installing Let's Encrypt Certificates for OpenShift 4

Overview Red Hat OpenShift uses certificates to encrypt the communication with the Web Console as well as applications exposed as Routes. Without any further customization the install process will create self-signed certificates. While these work they usually trigger severe security warnings about unknown certificates in Web Browsers when accessing either the Web Console or any […]

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Considerations on OpenShift PKIs and Certificates

Considerations on OpenShift PKIs and Certificates

OpenShift features several Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) that manage certificates for specific purposes. To help deploy OpenShift more securely, it’s necessary to know what each of these infrastructures does and how to best configure them. Note that the information discussed in this article refers to OpenShift 3.x and it is subject to change in the […]

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OpenShift Commons Briefing: State of Open Source Security Report Review with Liran Tal (Snyk)

  OpenShift Commons Briefing Summary In this briefing, Snyk’s Liran Tal shows the results of his company’s State of Open Source Security 2019 Report. Liran explains each step of the process, from development, to testing, to deployment, and follows the chains of responsibility across those domains. Who is responsible for the security of container images? […]

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About the February 2019 Cri-O / RunC / Docker vulnerability

What OpenShift Online and OpenShift Dedicated customers should know about the recently announced vulnerability of runc/docker/CRI-O On February 11th, 2019, details of a vulnerability that researchers have confirmed is present on certain versions of runc (impacting docker and CRI-O) was published.  These tools are deployed as part of the OpenShift product and impact the Red […]

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OpenShift Protects against Nasty Container Exploit

OpenShift Protects against Nasty Container Exploit

Have you ever done something that was difficult for you to do, but you did it anyway because you cared about the people it would affect? Maybe it was something people honestly forgot you were even doing because you have been doing it for so long? This week I would like to pause and say […]

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Kubernetes Federation V2 on OpenShift 3.11

Kubernetes Federation V2 on OpenShift 3.11

With datacenters spread across the globe, users are increasingly looking at ways to spread their applications and services across multiple locales or clusters. This need is driven by multiple use cases: from providing high availability, spreading load across multiple clusters while being resilient to individual cluster failures; to avoiding provider lock-in by using hybrid cloud […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL – Reviewing KubeCon Seattle 2018

[Podcast] PodCTL - Reviewing KubeCon Seattle 2018

In 2016, just over a 1,000 people gathered in Seattle for the first “large” KubeCon event. Just two years later, the event had grow to over 8,000 attendees (+ a long waiting list). The event has always been billed at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, and this year’s event finally felt like the CloudNativeCon name desired equal […]

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