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Gunter Ollmann: Time to Squish SQL Injection

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
Time to Squish SQL Injection
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Mark Rasch: Lazy Workers May Be Deemed Hackers

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
Lazy Workers May Be Deemed Hackers

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Adam O'Donnell: The Scale of Security

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
The Scale of Security
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Mark Rasch: Hacker-Tool Law Still Does Little

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
Hacker-Tool Law Still Does Little
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Infocus: Enterprise Intrusion Analysis, Part One

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
Enterprise Intrusion Analysis, Part One
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Infocus: Responding to a Brute Force SSH Attack

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
Responding to a Brute Force SSH Attack
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Infocus: Data Recovery on Linux and <i>ext3</i>

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
Data Recovery on Linux and <i>ext3</i>

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Infocus: WiMax: Just Another Security Challenge?

Security Focus - 1 hour 37 min ago
WiMax: Just Another Security Challenge?
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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'

The Register - 2 hours 28 min ago
'Proud of the BEELLIONS of $$$ I made at Microsoft'

Vid Ex-Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has attacked retail giant Amazon for failing to make a profit after more than two decades of trading its wares online.…

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High Speed Evolution

Slashdot - 2 hours 51 min ago
Taco Cowboy writes: Normally, the term "evolution" implicitly refers to super-long time frames. However, in the case of lizards on Florida islands, evolution seems to have shifted into a higher gear. Researchers have documented noticeable changes in a native species over a period of just 15 years, after an invading species altered their behavior (abstract). "After contact with the invasive species, the native lizards began perching higher in trees, and, generation after generation, their feet evolved to become better at gripping the thinner, smoother branches found higher up. The change occurred at an astonishing pace: Within a few months, native lizards had begun shifting to higher perches, and over the course of 15 years and 20 generations, their toe pads had become larger, with more sticky scales on their feet. 'We did predict that we'd see a change, but the degree and quickness with which they evolved was surprising,' said Yoel Stuart, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin and lead author of the study... 'To put this shift in perspective, if human height were evolving as fast as these lizards' toes, the height of an average American man would increase from about 5 foot 9 inches today to about 6 foot 4 inches within 20 generations — an increase that would make the average U.S. male the height of an NBA shooting guard,' said Stuart."

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Sun's latest FIERY BURP causes hour-long RADIO BLACKOUT

The Register - 3 hours 51 min ago
NASA observes MAJOR solar flare in MASSIVE sunspot

Pic NASA scientists observed another major solar flare on the Sun on Friday - the fourth such activity in the past week erupting from the biggest sunspot in nearly 25 years.…

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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Slashdot - 3 hours 58 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: In a post at the Free Software Foundation, lawyer Marco Ciurcina reports that the Italian Supreme Court has ruled the practice of forcing users to pay for a Windows license when they buy a new PC is illegal. Manufacturers in Italy are now legally obligated to refund that money if a buyer wants to put GNU/Linux or another free OS on the computer. Ciurcina says, "The focus of the Court's reasoning is that the sale of a PC with software preinstalled is not like the sale of a car with its components (the 4 wheels, the engine, etc.) that therefore are sold jointly. Buying a computer with preinstalled software, the user is required to conclude two different contracts: the first, when he buys the computer; the second, when he turns on the computer for the first time and he is required to accept or not the license terms of the preinstalled software. Therefore, if the user does not accept the software license, he has the right to keep the computer and install free software without having to pay the 'Microsoft tax.'"

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Canada's Parliament Hill reopens following Wednesday shooting

Reuters: Technology - 4 hours 10 min ago
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after shooting dead a soldier in the second attack on the country's military at home in a week.
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Scientists Engineer Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

Slashdot - 5 hours 2 min ago
SternisheFan writes with news that medical researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully cultivated stem cells that will kill brain cancer cells in mice without damaging healthy cells. "They used genetic engineering to make stem cells that spewed out cancer-killing toxins, but, crucially, were also able to resist the effects of the poison they were producing. ... In animal tests, the stem cells were surrounded in gel and placed at the site of the brain tumor after it had been removed. Their cancer cells then died as they had no defense against the toxins (abstract)." The next step in the research is to try the treatment on humans. Chris Mason, a professor of regenerative medicine, said, "This is a clever study, which signals the beginning of the next wave of therapies. It shows you can attack solid tumors by putting mini pharmacies inside the patient which deliver the toxic payload direct to the tumor. Cells can do so much. This is the way the future is going to be."

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On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

Reuters: Technology - 5 hours 11 min ago
KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past.






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Ebola medical worker quarantined in New Jersey tests negative for virus

Reuters: Technology - 5 hours 20 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker in New Jersey quarantined after arriving at an airport after treating Ebola victims in West Africa has tested negative for the virus, the state's health department said on Saturday.
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U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command

Reuters: Technology - 5 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said.






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