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  • Red Hat: 2015:1694-01: gdk-pixbuf2: Moderate Advisory
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated gdk-pixbuf2 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]





  • Fedora 23 mediawiki-1.25.2-2.fc23
    LinuxSecurity.com: * (T94116) SECURITY: Compare API watchlist token in constant time * (T97391)SECURITY: Escape error message strings in thumb.php * (T106893) SECURITY: Don'tleak autoblocked IP addresses on Special:DeletedContributions * (T102562) FixInstantCommons parameters to handle the new HTTPS-only policy of WikimediaCommons. * (T100767) Setting a configuration setting for skin or extension tofalse in LocalSettings.php was not working. * (T100635) API action=opensearchjson output no longer breaks when $wgDebugToolbar is enabled. * (T102522) Usingan extension.json or skin.json file which has a "manifest_version" property for1.26 compatability will no longer trigger warnings. * (T86156) RunningupdateSearchIndex.php will not throw an error as page_restrictions has beenadded to the locked table list. * Special:Version would throw notices if usingSVN due to an incorrectly named variable. Add an additional check that an indexis defined.


  • Fedora 21 rubygem-rack-1.5.2-5.fc21
    LinuxSecurity.com: Fix for CVE-2015-3225: Potential Denial of Service Vulnerability in Rack -Related rhbz#CVE-2015-3225 New rubygem-rack-1.6.1-1.fc22






  • Red Hat: 2015:1693-01: firefox: Critical Advisory
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated firefox packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security [More...]



  • Running Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce
    The good guys and gals at Linux Mint are on a roll, with three long-term support (LTS) releases in a row. It all started back in May of last year, with the release of 17.0, called Qiana, followed in January by 17.1, Rebecca. At that point it looked as if we’d hit the jackpot and could sit back and relax for at least a couple of years until the next LTS release, but the Mint folks had other plans and introduced yet another LTS, 17.2, Rafaela, this summer.






  • Manjaro 0.8.13.1 Fluxbox Screenshot Tour
    The Manjaro Community is proud to present our new Fluxbox Edition. Manjaro-Fluxbox aims to be light, fast and resource friendly, yet at the same time complete and ready to use for all typical everyday office- and multimedia-needs. The applications are easily accessible from the native right click menu with detachable submenus aswell as from the appealing docklike launcher wbar on the side or by easily configurable keyboard shortcuts. This edition features the beautiful and extraordinarily versatile icon-theme AwOken (coloured, white and dark). Install media are available with both init systems Systemd or OpenRC.



  • How To Change Boot Order/Set Default Boot OS In Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 / Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives
    If you are dual booting then probably you have suffered through a problem of booting into wrong OS or secondary OS because it's on top of grub menu. Recently somebody asked this to me that How can he boot into his primary OS by default. So I thought to write a tutorial. If you want to boot into your preferred OS without always pressing 'down arrow key' when you turn on your computer then read further for the solution. Let's go ahead!



  • Systemd version 225 available
    The systemd development team announced the release of systemd version 225. Systemd is an init system for GNU/Linux distributions.



  • 5 best open source board games to play online
    Board games have seen a resurgence in recent years, and Linux has a good range of board games to choose from. There is a credible implementation of Catan called Pioneers. But for my favourite implementations of classic board games to play online, check out the recommendations below.



  • PGP Encryption – A beginner’s guide
    Let’s start with the basics: so what is encryption? Encryption is used to ensure that certain information doesn’t get into the wrong hands. It does this by making information impossible to read without the correct keys (in other words, the password)...




  • $15 Orange Pi PC hacker SBC packs 1.6GHz quad-core SoC
    Shenzhen Xunlong tipped a $15 “Orange Pi PC” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, Pi-compatible expansion, HDMI, 100Mbit Ethernet, quad USB, and more. Late last year and early this year, Shenzhen Xunlong Software introduced a family of open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Orange Pi” single board computers. The first two, the $49 Orange Pi and […]




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  • Send Better Email
    Email marketing just got easier. MailChimp allows you to easily design, customize and send beautiful email newsletters.




  • The Solar Sunflower: Harnessing The Power Of 5,000 Suns
    The two constituent technologies of the Solar Sunflower are both very well known and understood at this point, and not at all exciting. What's special about the Sunflower, however, is that it combines both of the technologies together in a novel fashion to attain much higher total efficiency.


  • Our Digg Pic Of The Day
    ​Preparations for launching Russian Soyuz TMA-18M spaceship that will carry a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, are under way in an assembly shop in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan


  • The Oliver Sacks Reading List
    Writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks passed away Sunday morning — he leaves behind a body of work that reveals a lifetime of asking difficult questions with empathy.









  • How Does A Gymnast Keep From Falling?
    Calculations individual neurons make in a part of the brain called the cerebellum can perform the simple task of making sure our bodies are positioned where we want them to be in relation to our surroundings.




  • How To Change Parking Spaces In Earth's Orbit
    Changing parking spaces seems like an utterly mundane task on Earth, but pulling it off on the International Space Station (ISS) requires some genuinely next-level driving skills.







  • Buying Organic Veggies At The Supermarket Is A Waste Of Money
    As a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found, the “premium” markup on organic food is 29-32%, when only a 5-7% markup would be needed to break even — making organic farms more profitable than conventional ones.


  • President Obama Approves Renaming Of Mount McKinley To Denali
    With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name, the White House and Interior Department announced Sunday. Denali is the Koyukon Athabascan name for the mountain.











  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat
    Famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died this morning at 82. Here is one of his classic articles — later expanded into a book with the same title — from 1983.


  • Oliver Sacks, Neurologist And Author Explored The Brain’s Quirks, Dies At 82
    Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients’ disorders as starting points for eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human condition, died Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 82.


  • Welcome To The World Of Irish Road Bowling
    If it sounds uncomplicated, that's because it is: two men hurling tennis ball-sized iron spheres down a rural Irish road to see who gets to the end of a kilometers-long course first.









  • Mostly Joking
    “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris’s balancing act.


  • A Nerd’s Guide To The 2,229 Paintings At MoMA
    On GitHub, an online data and code hosting service, sits the entire MoMA collection: 123,919 pieces, including 1,656 sculptures, 28,411 photographs, 11,420 drawings, 1,936 films and — most important for our tour today — 2,229 paintings. One of the rows in this giant spreadsheet: ObjectID 79802.




  • The Troubled Resurrection Of Black America's Historic Beach Haven
    Gulfside Assembly — the only place where black Americans could visit a coastal beach during Jim Crow — was once known as a civil rights mecca. Just as it was to make a comeback, Hurricane Katrina laid ruin to the retreat, leaving a dedicated few struggling to keep it from fading into historical obscurity.



  • One Year Later, Anita Sarkeesian Reflects On Gamergate
    When Anita Sarkeesian launched a YouTube series on misogyny in video games, she received death threats and was forced into hiding. A year on from GamerGate, she explains why a global "temper tantrum" won’t make her quit.


  • The Website MLB Couldn’t Buy
    Meet Durland and Darvin, the Hummer-driving, rock-and-roll-playing, real-life twins keeping Twins.com in the family and out of Minnesota’s baseball mitt



  • The Lessons Of Anwar al-Awlaki
    Four years after the United States assassinated the radical cleric in a drone strike, his influence on jihadists is greater than ever. Was there a better way to stop him?


  • A Scrappy, Beautiful Bicycle-Kick Goal
    One little-known fact about the bicycle kick, is that it's almost never planned. It's a desperation move. And, as Bournemouth's Callum Wilson demonstrates here, it's just a matter of being in the right place, at right time and mis-timing your run just badly enough to make it work.



  • Yo La Tengo Cook Up A Cover-Rich Dinner Party Soundtrack
    ​For over 30 years, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley have recorded everything from acoustic ballads to noise pop as two-thirds of indie stalwarts Yo La Tengo. That diversity is evident on the group's latest album of (mostly) cover songs, called "Stuff Like That There." Here they are to stir up a playlist for your next jambalaya feast.




  • OnHub Router -- Google's Smart Home Trojan Horse?
    An anonymous reader writes: A couple weeks ago, Google surprised everybody by announcing a new piece of hardware: the OnHub Wi-Fi router. It packs a ton of processing power and a bunch of wireless radios into a glowy cylinder, and they're going to sell it for $200, which is on the high end for home networking equipment. Google sent out a number of units for testing, and the reviews are starting to come out. The device is truly Wi-Fi-centric, with only a single port for an ethernet cable. It runs on a Qualcomm IPQ8064 dual-core 1.4GHz SoC with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. You can only access the router's admin settings by using the associated app on a mobile device. OnHub's data transfer speeds couldn't compete with a similarly priced Asus router, but it had no problem blanketing the area with a strong signal. Ron Amadeo puts his conclusion simply: "To us, this looks like Google's smart home Trojan horse." The smartphone app that accompanies OnHub has branding for something called "Google On," which they speculate is Google's new hub for smart home products. "There are tons of competing smart home protocols out there, all of which are incompatible with one another—imagine HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray, but with about five different players. ... Other than Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, everything in OnHub is a Google/Nest/Alphabet protocol. And remember, the "Built for Google On" stamp on the bottom of the OnHub sure sounds like a third-party certification program."
             

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  • Unearthed E.T. Atari Game Cartridges Score $108K At Auction
    MojoKid writes: Hundreds of Atari 2600 cartridges of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial that were excavated last year from a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico collectively raked in nearly $108,000 through eBay auctions. Some $65,000 of that will go to the city of Alamogordo, while the Tularosa Basin Historical Society will receive over $16,000. Over $26,600 went to shipping fees and other expenses. A team of excavators led by operational consultant Joe Lewandowski unearthed the E.T. cartridges in front of a film crew. The high profile (among gaming historians) dig was the basis a documentary called Atari: Game Over, which is available for free through the Microsoft Store.
             

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  • "McKinley" Since 1917, Alaska's Highest Peak Is Redesignated "Denali"
    NPR reports that the Alaskan mountain which has for nearly a century been known officially as Mt. McKinley will revert to the name under which it's been known for a much longer time: Denali. President Obama is to "make a public announcement of the name change in Anchorage Monday, during a three-day visit to Alaska." Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's secretarial order of August 28th declares the name change to be immediately effective, and directs the United States Board on Geographic Names "to immediately implement this name change, including changing the mountain's name in the Board's Geographic Names Information System and notifying all interested parties of the name change."
             

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  • T-Mobile Starts Going After Heavy Users of Tethered Data
    VentureBeat reports that T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced that T-Mobile will cut off (at least from "unlimited" data plans) customers who gloss over the fine print of their data-use agreement by tethering their unlimited-data phones and grab too much of the network's resources. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Legere says the company will be "eliminating anyone who abuses our network," and complains that some "network abusers" are using 2TB of data monthly. The article says, "This is the first official word from the carrier that seems to confirm a memo that was leaked earlier this month. At that time, it was said action would be taken starting August 17 and would go after those who used their unlimited LTE data for Torrents and peer-to-peer networking."
             

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  • Brain Cancer Claims Horror Maestro Wes Craven At 76
    New submitter JamesA writes: Wes Craven, the famed writer-director of horror films known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movies, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.  Though he's far less known as a novelist than for his various horror film jobs (writer, director, producer, actor ...), Craven also wrote a few books; I can't vouch for "Coming of Rage," but "Fountain Society" is pretty solid speculative fiction. Wikipedia notes that Craven also "designed the Halloween 2008 logo for Google, and was the second celebrity personality to take over the YouTube homepage on Halloween."
             

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  • F-35 To Face Off Against A-10 In CAS Test
    An anonymous reader writes: Lara Seligman from Defense News reports that the capabilities of the Joint Strike Fighter are to be evaluated for close-air support (CAS) missions. She writes, "To gauge the joint strike fighter's ability to perform in a close-air support role, the Pentagon's top weapons tester has declared the sleek new fighter jet must face off against the lumbering A-10. The Pentagon's Office of Operational Test and Evaluation plans to pit the full-up F-35 against the legacy A-10 Warthog and potentially other fighter jets to evaluate the next-generation aircraft's ability to protect soldiers on the ground."
             

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  • CenturyLink Takes $3B In Subsidies For Building Out Rural Broadband
    New submitter club77er writes with a link to a DSL Reports article outlining some hefty subsidies (about $3 billion, all told) that CenturyLink has signed up to receive, in exchange for expanding its coverage to areas considered underserved: According to the CenturyLink announcement, the telco will take $500 million a year for six years from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s Connect America Fund (CAF). In exchange, it will expand broadband to approximately 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states. While the FCC now defines broadband as 25 Mbps down, these subsidies require that the deployed services be able to provide speeds of at least 10 Mbps down.
             

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  • NSF Makes It Rain: $722K Award To Evaluate Microsoft-Backed TEALS
    theodp writes: Microsoft has $92 billion in cash parked offshore, so it's kind of surprising to see a $722K National Science Foundation award is going towards validating the efficacy of Microsoft TEALS, the pet program of CEO Satya Nadella that sends volunteer software engineers with no teaching experience into high schools to teach kids and their teachers computer science. Among its Program Changes for 2015, TEALS said it "explicitly commits to provide a core set of curriculum materials that are complete, organized, and adaptable," which should help improve the outcome of the Developing Computer Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge through On-the-Job Learning NSF study schools are being asked to participate in. Meanwhile, CSTUY, a volunteer organization led by experienced CS teachers (including Slashdot user zamansky), finds itself turning to Kickstarter for $25K to fund Saturday Hacking Sessions. So, as Microsoft-backed Code.org — which has also attracted NSF award money to validate its CS program — is fond of saying: What's wrong with this picture?  (To be fair to TEALS: it may have Microsoft backing, but it's not strictly a Microsoft effort, and also started out as a pure volunteer effort, as founder Kevin Wang explained earlier this year.)
             

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  • Assange Says Harrods Assisting Metro Police in 'Round-the-Clock Vigil'
    The Daily Mail reports that Julian Assange seems to have yet another foe (or at least friend of a foe) watching persistently while he stays put in the Ecuadorean embassy in London: Harrod's Department Store. The Metro Police, according to Assange, have developed a relationship with the store, and are using that relationship to facilitate their full-time observation of his roosting place in the embassy. When the founder of Wikileaks says, "We have obtained documents from Harrods [saying that] police have people stationed 24 hours a day in some of the opposing buildings Harrods controls," it seems likely that those documents actually exist.
             

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  • Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks Dead at 82
    Physician, writer and humanist Oliver Sacks has died of cancer at age 82. Sacks was famous for "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" and other books, including his account in "Awakenings" (later made into a well-recieved film) of administering treatment which resulted in several patients emerging from their comas. The Guardian reports: When he revealed that he had terminal cancer, Sacks quoted one of his favourite philosophers, David Hume. On discovering that he was mortally ill at 65, Hume wrote: “I now reckon upon a speedy dissolution. I have suffered very little pain from my disorder; and what is more strange, have, notwithstanding the great decline of my person, never suffered a moment’s abatement of my spirits. I possess the same ardour as ever in study, and the same gaiety in company. “I am ... a man of mild dispositions, of command of temper, of an open, social, and cheerful humour, capable of attachment, but little susceptible of enmity, and of great moderation in all my passions.”
             

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  • Linux Kernel 4.2 Released
    An anonymous reader writes: The Linux 4.2 kernel is now available. This kernel is one of the biggest kernel releases in recent times and introduces rewrites of some of the kernel's Intel Assembly x86 code, new ARM board support, Jitter RNG improvements, queue spinlocks, the new AMDGPU kernel driver, NCQ TRIM handling, F2FS per-file encryption, and many other changes to benefit most Linux users.
             

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  • "Hack" Typeface Is Open Source, Easy On the IDEs
    Ars Technica writes that "At SourceFoundry.org this week, programmer Chris Simpkins debuted the 2.0 version of Hack, an open-source typeface designed specifically for use in source code." The revamped font is "characterized by a large x-height, wide aperture, and low contrast design in order to be 'highly legible' at common coding text sizes," and the font specimen shows how legible it is right down to downright tiny sizes, though Simpkins says the sweet spot is between 8 and 12 pixels.  Hack's roots are in the libre, open source typeface community, and the project expands upon the contributions of the Bitstream Vera & DejaVu projects. ... Simpkins has been working on the project throughout 2015, and he tweeted that this latest version includes "new open type features, changes in weights, significant changes in spacing, Powerline glyphs, and more." The typeface now comes with four font styles: Regular, Bold, Oblique, and Bold Oblique.
             

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  • Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For Taking a Business Out Into the Forest?
    An anonymous reader writes: I'm a huge fan of primitive survival reality TV. I am also self-employed in web troubleshooting and hosting services. I have to be available 24/7, but a lot of my work is just being online for a few minutes at a time. I often think about taking my business 'outdoors', camping, 3-7 days or so at a time — but staying online. Has anyone had experience with this? How did you do it, in terms of internet connectivity and portable power? Satellite internet or long distance Wi-Fi antennaes and a very tall pole? I've looked at some portable power stations with solar attachments, but the idea of hand-cranking to recharge if it's overcast isn't fun, after all, the point is to relax. But I'm willing to manually recharge if it's realistic (would prefer pedaling though!) I happen to have a Toughbook CF-52 (I just thought it was cool) but I may need to replace that with a more eco-friendly laptop as well. Thanks!
             

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  • AMD's R9 Fury On Open-Source: Prepare for Disappointment, For Now
    An anonymous reader writes: With Linux 4.3 AMD is adding the initial open-source driver for the R9 Fury graphics cards. Unfortunate for Linux gamers, the R9 Fury isn't yet in good shape on the open-source driver and it's not good with the Catalyst Linux driver either as previously discussed. With the initial code going into Linux 4.3, the $550 R9 Fury runs slower than graphics cards like the lower-cost and older R7 370 and HD 7950 GPUs, since AMD's open-source developers haven't yet found the time to implement power management / re-clocking support. The R9 Fury also only advertises OpenGL 3.0 support while the hardware is GL4.5-capable and the other open-source AMD GCN driver ships OpenGL 4.1. It doesn't look like AMD has any near-term R9 Fury Linux fix for either driver, but at least their older hardware is performing well with the open-source code.
             

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  • The Coming Terrorist Threat From Autonomous Vehicles
    HughPickens.com writes: Alex Rubalcava writes that autonomous vehicles are the greatest force multiplier to emerge in decades for criminals and terrorists and open the door for new types of crime not possible today. According to Rubalcava, the biggest barrier to carrying out terrorist plans until now has been the risk of getting caught or killed by law enforcement so that only depraved hatred, or religious fervor has been able to motivate someone to take on those risks as part of a plan to harm other people. "A future Timothy McVeigh will not need to drive a truck full of fertilizer to the place he intends to detonate it," writes Rubalcava. "A burner email account, a prepaid debit card purchased with cash, and an account, tied to that burner email, with an AV car service will get him a long way to being able to place explosives near crowds, without ever being there himself." A recent example is instructive. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were identified by an examination of footage from numerous private security cameras that were recording the crowd in downtown Boston during the Marathon. Imagine if they could have dispatched their bombs in the trunk of a car that they were never in themselves? Catching them might have been an order of magnitude more difficult than it was.   According to Rubalcava the reaction to the first car bombing using an AV is going to be massive, and it's going to be stupid. There will be calls for the government to issue a stop to all AV operations, much in the same way that the FAA made the unprecedented order to ground 4,000-plus planes across the nation after 9/11. "But unlike 9/11, which involved a decades-old transportation infrastructure, the first AV bombing will use an infrastructure in its infancy, one that will be much easier to shut down" says Rubalcava. "That shutdown could stretch from temporary to quasi-permanent with ease, as security professionals grapple with the technical challenge of distinguishing between safe, legitimate payloads and payloads that are intended to harm."  (And don't forget The Dead Pool.)
             

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  • Hands on with Windows Server 2016 Containers
    Containers, Docker support are big new features, but the current preview is rough
    First Look Microsoft has released Technical Preview 3 of Windows Server 2016, including the first public release of Windows Server Containers, perhaps the most interesting new feature.…


  • The Honor's a defo gamechanger, but good luck buying one
    China sleeps no more ... and she could get tetchy
    Analysis China has been threatening to up-end the phone business for a while, without coming up with a convincing end product. Finally, though, it has, and I expect to see a rapid shakeout of top tier handset manufacturers, already reeling from years of losses.…



  • Boffins unveil open source GPU
    Benchmarks today, real hardware tomorrow?
    It's a kitten rather than a roar right now, but if the MIAOW project unveiled at last week's Hot Chips conference can get legs, the next year could see the launch of the world's first “open GPU”.…


  • US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018
    Hipsters to take on steampunks
    US brass-hats have decided when the F-35 “Joint Strike Fighter” will finally be ready to take on the ancient A10 “Warthog”: in another three years, give or take a little.…


  • Ruskie ICS hacker drops nine holes in popular Siemens power plant kit
    WinCC HMI control platform used in Natanz, Large Hadron Collider.
    Ilya Karpov of Russian security outfit Positive Technologies has reported nine vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control system kit used in critical operations from petrochemical labs and power plants up to the Large Hadron Collider.…


  • Linux Foundation releases PARANOID internal infosec guide
    Workstation security tips for system administrators.
    Linux Foundation project director Konstantin Ryabitsev has publicly-released the penguinistas' internal hardening requirements to help sysadmins and other paranoid tech bods and system administrators secure their workstations.…


  • Boffins laugh at Play Store bonehead security with instant app checker
    Your malicious payload is cool with Google, just call it something else.
    An armada of university researchers have devised a novel method of detecting malicious applications on Android app, and by way of demonstration have dug up 127,429 shady software offerings, including some bearing exploits for a whopping 20 zero days.…



  • Cisco ISE carries HTML authentication bug
    Web portal access needs to be restricted
    Cisco's identified a bug in its Identity Services Engine: its admin portal doesn't properly authorise HTML requests, and that can let an attacker see custom pages an admin has created.…


  • NASA names New Horizons' next target
    Just another BEEELLION miles to go before probe reaches interesting Kuiper Belt object
    NASA has tentatively named the next target for its New Horizons' probe.…




  • Dropbox DROPS BOX as service GOES TITSUP worldwide
    Finger trouble? Firm blames routine maintenance on downtime cockup
    Dropbox suffered a major outage across the globe today – the company blamed "routine internal maintenance" for the significant wobble, which appears to be ongoing.…




  • So, was it really the Commies that caused the early 20th Century inequality collapse?
    Or summat else entirely?
    Worstall @ the Weekend What with both the Corbynistas and Sandersistas on their various sides of the pond bringing back into the political mainstream the somewhat discredited ideas of state directed economies and socialism lite, perhaps it's time to have a look at one of the arguments used to bolster those ideas.…




  • Jeep Cherokee 2.2: Capable, comfortable ... but just not very Jeep
    So Italian it probably has Venetian glass
    Vulture at the wheel Ever since Fiat became FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automotive – there has been something a bit incongruous about the mix of brands. An Italian Jeep takes a bit of getting used to. Refined ride, exceptionally nice leather, a responsive automatic gearbox, multi-link rear suspension.…




  • FORKING BitcoinXT: Is it really a coup or just more crypto-FUD?
    Let's unleash a new craptocurrency
    Something for the Weekend, Sir? Bitcoin is about to fork off. Too forking right, some of you may cheer. But a great many Bitcoin “users” – miners, developers, retailers and spenders – are against the idea. If you ask them about it, they’ll tell you they don’t like being forked about. Some of them say they couldn’t be forked.…









  • Spaniard claims WWII WAR HERO pigeon code crack. Explain please
    Come on, give it up and let Speckled Jim rest in peace
    A 22-year old Spaniard claims that he's cracked a previously unsolved WWII coded message. Others have claimed this before and there's nothing particularly solid to back up the latest effort, but let's have a look at it anyway.…



  • Vodafone: Dammit Britain, your emergency services need 4G!
    Incidentally, we provide a pretty comprehensive data network
    Despite not being part of the bid to supply the future Emergency Services Network, Vodafone wants to see public services using its 4G, and has commissioned a YouGov survey (something companies do when they want to put numbers in press releases) of front line workers, such as police officers, nurses, and social workers.…



  • Storage boosters: Six mSATA format SSDs on test
    Back-to-school hand-me-down upgrade time
    Product Round-up The M.2 format for SSDs seems to be hogging all the headlines of late and the form factor may well be the future for storage for thin and light notebooks, tablets and nano-sized PCs. Yet the market is still gearing up to support it, so devices that can accommodate the format are still pretty thin on the ground, albeit improving all the time.…





  • Manchester skeptics annexed in hostile digital power grab
    Meetup.com takeover by mysterious 'Sophie' reveals flaws in site organisation rules
    The Greater Manchester Skeptics Society (GMSS) has been obliged to start up a new group on Meetups.com, after someone with a very different agenda took over its profile on the social networking site.…


  • Computacenter CEO: Currency headwind? Yep, that hurt alright
    But Brit sub strikes back to steady top line, and RDC sale beefs up profits
    For a business, not losing sales ground in these uncertain economic times might be considered something of an achievement in itself. If so, Computacenter bosses will be downing celebratory doubles this morn.…


  • Violin's breakeven within reach, but revenues still falling
    There’s only so much lipstick you can put on this pig
    It's like looking at a drawing of an iceberg when you know the bulk of it is under water; Violin Memory's revenues and net income I mean. Look at all that red ink below the profit waterline!…



  • BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments
    Employees left cashless. Planning to go away this weekend? Not anymore
    Update III Potentially millions of employees expecting to be paid ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend have been left without their salaries due to a cockup with the Bankers' Automated Clearing Services (BACS) payment system.…



  • Honor 7 – heir apparent to the mid-range Android crown
    Huawei's nicely honed handset with nowt left out
    Review With a starting price of £249, the Honor 7 is a quality phone that offers astonishing value for money: and it could be a genuine game-changer for how people buy phones. Not only is it (comfortably) the standout product in its price range, it also has the kind of features associated with much more expensive models, and a few unique tricks of its own that make it nicer to use.…




  • Spooks, plod and security industry join to chase bank hacker
    Perp known as 'DD4BC' has some serious heat on his or her tail, with worse to come
    A group of security boffins have joined police and intelligence spooks in a clandestine mission to identify those behind distributed denial of service (DDoS) extortion attacks against major banks.…




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