US officials order government agencies to fix serious software bugs that hackers are exploiting

US officials order government agencies to fix serious software bugs that hackers are exploiting

“These vulnerabilities pose an unacceptable risk to federal network security,” US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly said in a statement.

The “emergency directive” from CISA gives agencies five days to either update the vulnerable software or remove it from their networks. The directive does not apply to the Pentagon computer networks, which are not under CISA’s jurisdiction.

The vulnerabilities are in a type of software made by VMware, a California-based technology giant whose products are widely used in the US government.

VMware on April 6 issued a fix for the software flaws, which could allow hackers

 
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As Automakers Add Technology to Cars, Software Bugs Follow

As Automakers Add Technology to Cars, Software Bugs Follow

About six months after Gary Gilpin leased a Subaru Outback from a California dealer, the screen went blank and wouldn’t come back on. Mr. Gilpin took the car to the dealer for what he figured would be a quick reset.

“It was a whole month before I got my car back,” said Mr. Gilpin, who runs a sailboat chartering and brokerage business.

Some people would have just fumed. Mr. Gilpin sued.

He is among thousands of car owners, encouraged by plaintiffs’ lawyers, who have joined class-action lawsuits that accuse carmakers of selling vehicles with faulty entertainment and related systems. Their

 
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