Crypto mining attacks in containerized environments are not new.

Researchers have found different kinds of crypto mining activities running inside misconfigured containers.

Microsoft, in April, had disclosed large-scale crypto-mining attacks against Kubernetes clusters which were discovered by Azure Security Center, thus helping users protect Kubernetes clusters from security threats.

We have seen how Microsoft is very proactive in monitoring security threats. For cloud security, Azure Security Center (ASC) monitors and protects thousands of Kubernetes clusters running on top of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Azure Security Center routinely searches for and does research on new attack vectors against Kubernetes workloads.

Recently, a new campaign was seen lately by ASC, which targeted Kubeflow, a machine learning toolkit for Kubernetes. Kubeflow is an open-source project, which began as a project for running TensorFlow workloads on Kubernetes.

Lex Fridman interviews Vitalik Buterin is co-creator of Ethereum and ether, which is a cryptocurrency that is currently the second-largest digital currency after bitcoin.

Ethereum has a lot of interesting technical ideas that are defining the future of blockchain technology, and Vitalik is one of the most brilliant people innovating this space today. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

Timeline:
0:00 – Introduction
4:43 – Satoshi Nakamoto
8:40 – Anonymity
11:31 – Open source project leadership
13:04 – What is money?
30:02 – Blockchain and cryptocurrency basics
46:51 – Ethereum
59:23 – Proof of work
1:02:12 – Ethereum 2.0
1:13:09 – Beautiful ideas in Ethereum
1:16:59 – Future of cryptocurrency
1:22:06 – Cryptocurrency resources and people to follow
1:24:28 – Role of governments
1:27:27 – Meeting Putin
1:29:41 – Large number of cryptocurrencies
1:32:49 – Mortality