Chrome, emergency patch released: update your browser now!

Google’s emergency release with Chrome 95.0.4638.69, for Windows, Mac and Linux. The purpose is to protect users from two 0-day saves already exploited. The columns are marked CVE-2021-38000 and CVE-2021-38003, and have already been spotted within exploits used by malicious actors. The advice is to immediately update your browser.

The update has already been released in the Stable Desktop channel and is automatically downloaded and installed on all installations. From the Chrome menu, you need to go to the About Chrome page and the download is done automatically. Finally, by pressing the Restart button, the software will be updated to the latest version available.
Chrome, uncovered and two exploited sockets

At the moment, no information has been disclosed on the techniques used by the malicious actors in the exploits, with Google that could wait some time for all browsers to be updated and are permanently safe from the two new flaws. From the beginning they were discovered together of 2021 0-day exploited on Chrome.

31th October (2021): Reformation Day

Reformation Day is a Protestant Christian religious holiday celebrated on 31 October, alongside All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween) during the triduum of Allhallowtide, in remembrance of the onset of the Reformation. According to Philip Melanchthon, 31 October 1517 was the day German monk Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire. Historians and other experts on the subject argue that Luther may have chosen All Hallows’ Eve on purpose to get the attention of common people, although that has never been proven. Available data suggest that 31 October was the day when Luther sent his work to Albert of Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz. This has been verified; nowadays, it is regarded as the start of the Reformation alongside the unconfirmed (Melanchthon appears to be the only source for that) nailing of the Ninety-five Theses/grievances to All Saints’ Church’s door on the same date. The holiday is a significant one for both Lutheran and Calvinist Churches, although other Protestant communities also tend to commemorate the day. The Roman Catholic Church recognized it only recently, and often sends its official representatives in ecumenical spirit to various commemoration events held by Protestants. It is lawfully and officially recognized in some states of Germany and sovereign countries of Slovenia and Chile. In addition, countries like Switzerland and Austria provide specifics in laws pertaining to Protestant churches, while not officially proclaiming it a nationwide holiday.

31th October (2021): National Unity Day (India)

National Unity Day (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय एकता दिवस, romanizedRashtriya Ekta Diwas, ISO: Rāṣṭrīya ēkatā divasa) is celebrated in India on 31 October. It was introduced by the Government of India in 2014. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar patel who had a major role in the political integration of India.

The official statement for National Unity Day by the Home Ministry of India cites that the National Unity Day “will provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.”

On the day, a pledge is read out in government offices:

I solemnly pledge that I dedicate myself to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation and also strive hard to spread this message among my fellow countrymen. I take this pledge in the spirit of unification of my country which was made possible by the vision and actions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. I also solemnly resolve to make my own contribution to ensure internal security of my country.

🎃 ♬ A recent song (2021) for Halloween: ED SHEERAN – Bad Habits

LYRIC

(One, two, three, four)
Ooh, ooh

Every time you come around, you know I can’t say no
Every time the sun goes down, I let you take control
I can feel the paradise before my world implodes
And tonight had something wonderful

My bad habits lead to late nights endin’ alone
Conversations with a stranger I barely know
Swearin’ this will be the last, but it probably won’t
I’ve got nothin’ left to lose, or use, or do
My bad habits lead to wide eyes stare into space
And I know I lose control of the things that I say
Yeah, I was lookin’ for a way out, now I can’t escape
Nothin’ happens after two, it’s true, it’s true
My bad habits lead to you

Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My bad habits lead to you
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My bad habits lead to you

Every pure intention ends when the good times start
Fallin’ over everything to reach the first time’s spark
It started under neon lights and then it all got dark
I only know how to go too far

My bad habits lead to late nights endin’ alone
Conversations with a stranger I barely know
Swearin’ this will be the last, but it probably won’t
I’ve got nothin’ left to lose, or use, or do
My bad habits lead to wide eyes stare into space
And I know I lose control of the things that I say
Yeah, I was lookin’ for a way out, now I can’t escape
Nothin’ happens after two, it’s true, it’s true
My bad habits lead to you

Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My bad habits lead to you
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

We took the long way ’round
Burned ’til the fun ran out, now

My bad habits lead to late nights endin’ alone
Conversations with a stranger I barely know
Swearin’ this will be the last, but it probably won’t
I’ve got nothin’ left to lose, or use, or do
My bad habits lead to wide eyes stare into space
And I know I lose control of the things that I say
Yeah, I was lookin’ for a way out, now I can’t escape
Nothin’ happens after two, it’s true, it’s true
My bad habits lead to you

Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My bad habits lead to you
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My bad habits lead to you

🎃 ♬ A historical song (1972) for Halloween: STEVIE WONDER – Superstistion

LYRIC

Very superstitious, writings on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders ’bout to fall,
Thirteen-months-old baby broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain’t the way

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin’ strong,
You don’t wanna save me, sad is my song

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain’t the way, yeah, yeah

Very superstitious, nothin’ more to say,
Very superstitious, the devil’s on his way,
Thirteen-months-old baby broke the lookin’ glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer, superstition ain’t the way, no, no, no

Fall at the Japanese Garden in Portland: LAPC & FOTD — bend branches

I have been patiently waiting for fall at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Every day, I visited their Fall Color Status Update website. In mid-October, the site indicated good leaf color in their plantings. Off we went! A brilliant rainbow of colors bordered the Flat Garden. The green Circle and Gourd Islands in the…

Fall at the Japanese Garden in Portland: LAPC & FOTD — bend branches

30th October 1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts a realistic adaptation of ‘War of the Worlds’ on the air, causing panic across the United States

Memorable remains the transmission that aired on October 30, 1938, during which the 23-year-old Welles interpreted a radio adaptation written by Howard E. Koch of The War of the Worlds, a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells; the program caused panic in much of the United States, as many radio listeners believed that Earth was indeed being invaded by a warlike Martian fleet.

Welles knew that CBS was broadcasting on frequencies to those of the most followed NBC, where at the same time they broadcast the popular broadcasts of comedian and ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his puppet Charlie McCarthy, but he also knew that Bergen, in a moment very precise about his transmission, he always broadcast a musical break during which the audience tended to change station: it was at that moment that Welles decided to land his Martians far away. The choice proved effective as the United States plunged into chaos. According to the testimony of many collaborators, including personal assistant Alland, CBS executive Davison Taylor swooped into the recording room after 15 minutes and exclaimed to Welles, “By God, stop this like this! People out there are. gone mad!”. Shortly after Welles replied to the CBS General Paley (down in slippers and I confess), who told him about the transmission: “Stop? Why? They must be afraid, let me continue to have!”, Only to declare the opposite in all subsequent interviews. To be sure, Welles thought the adaptation boring, and not bought wanted to propose it, but it was in use in the absence of other interesting material available.

Believing that the events described in the broadcast to be authentic, the listeners of the program panicked, not realizing that it was actually a simple radio show. The story narrated in the novel was interpreted by Welles as a real commentary, with the sole intent of public engaging for the. The adaptation of the novel in fact simulated a special news program, which at times was inserted above the other programs of the schedule, to provide updates on the landing of Martian spaceships in Grovers Mill (New Jersey). The result was all too realistic and went beyond the author’s expectations. The story turned into a huge advertising return for Welles, so much so that the RKO came forward offering him a contract for the making of three films in Hollywood.