Have You Checked Your Patches And Updates Today?

The Cyber Infrastructure Security Agency at the United States Department of Homeland Security has been filling my inbox with updates in the past 36 hours. From an alert concerning possible cyber response to a United States military strike in Baghdad to a press release about a new analytical report concerning geopolitical tensions (which is actually a 2 page PDF file) they certainly have been issuing reports. It may be prudent in these tense geopolitical times to ensure your package updates are in fact up to date, that you’re not running unnecessary services on public-facing servers, and that your firewall definitions meet current needs.

You don’t want to wind up with an intrusion like the United States Government Printing Office did relative to the website of the Federal Depository Library Program.

New NBC Streaming Service Details Announced

At this point news about NBC’s “Peacock” streaming offering has shown up in multiple places. Frankly I am underwhelmed due to the paucity of actual details that could be potentially useful to me. It seems like getting a proper aerial functioning to properly receive WICU would get me more useful access to NBC programming when paired with suitable personal video recording rigging.

Links gathered and stashed in Zotero include:

Alexander, J. (2020, January 16). Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers’ late-night shows will stream early exclusively on Peacock. The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/16/21069452/nbc-peacock-jimmy-fallon-seth-meyers-shows-exclusive-streaming-nbcuniversal-late-night

Barsanti, S. (2020, January 16). NBC’s Peacock streaming service announces MacGruber and Adventure Zone TV shows. The A.V. Club. https://news.avclub.com/nbcs-peacock-streaming-service-announces-macgruber-and-1841045788

Fingas, J. (2020, January 16). NBC’s Peacock lineup includes Mindy Kaling, Norman Lear and “MacGruber.” Engadget. https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/16/nbc-peacock-shows-mindy-kaling-will-forte/

Graham, M. (2020, January 16). NBCU’s Peacock will have no more than five minutes of ads per hour, even on the free version. CNBC. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/16/nbcus-peacock-will-have-no-more-than-five-minutes-of-ads-per-hour.html

Jarvey, N. (2020, January 16). NBCUniversal Unveils Peacock Launch Date, Pricing Tiers. The Hollywood Reporter. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbcuniversal-unveils-peacock-launch-date-pricing-tiers-1270476

Otterson, J. (2020, January 16). ‘Punky Brewster’ Sequel Series Ordered at Peacock. Variety. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/punky-brewster-sequel-series-peacock-1203469051/

Poggi, J. (2020, January 16). NBC reveals ad strategy and initial sponsors for Peacock. Ad Age. https://adage.com/article/media/nbc-reveals-ad-strategy-and-initial-sponsors-peacock/2227926