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Github Under JS-Based "Greatfire" DDoS Attack, Allegedly From Chinese Government

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:29
An anonymous reader writes: During the past two days, popular code hosting site GitHub has been under a DDoS attack, which has led to intermittent service interruptions. As blogger Anthr@X reports from traceroute lists, the attack originated from MITM-modified JavaScript files for the Chinese company Baidu's user tracking code, changing the unencrypted content as it passed through the great firewall of China to request the URLs github.com/greatfire/ and github.com/cn-nytimes/. The Chinese government's dislike of widespread VPN usage may have caused it to arrange the attack, where only people accessing Baidu's services from outside the firewall would contribute to the DDoS. This wouldn't have been the first time China arranged this kind of "protest."

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Everyone's getting flashy: Intel and Micron want to feed you their wafers

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:21
And SanDisk's getting in on the action too

Four months after revealing their 3D NAND flash tech, Intel and Micron say they are now sampling product - the day after beleaguered SanDisk announced its 48-layer tech would enter pilot production in the second half of the year.…

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Everyone's getting flashy: Intel and Micron want to feed you their wafers

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:21
And SanDisk's getting in on the action too

Four months after revealing their 3D NAND flash tech, Intel and Micron say they are now sampling product - the day after beleaguered SanDisk announced its 48-layer tech would enter pilot production in the second half of the year.…

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Linux 3.19.3

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:00

Greg K-H: All users of the 3.19 kernel series must upgrade.

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:57
EU Parliament sends scientists snottogram over funding woes

The International Thermonouclear Experimental Reactor project is in hot water with the European Parliament for failing to manage EU funds properly.…

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:57
EU Parliament sends scientists snottogram over funding woes

The International Thermonouclear Experimental Reactor project is in hot water with the European Parliament for failing to manage EU funds properly.…

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Quebec Plans To Require Website Blocking, Studies New Internet Access Tax

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:47
An anonymous reader writes: Michael Geist reports that the Government of Quebec released its budget (PDF) yesterday featuring two Internet-related measures that are sure to attract attention and possible litigation. First, it is moving forward with plans to study a new tax on residential Internet services in order to provide support for the cultural sector. Second, the government says it will be introducing a new law requiring ISPs to block access to online gambling sites. The list of blocked sites will be developed by Loto-Quebec, a government agency. The government views this as a revenue enhancing measure because it wants to channel gamblers to its own Espacejeux, the government's own online gaming site.

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<i>El Reg</i> uncages its truly demonic BOFH t-shirt

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:31
Classic Bastard Operator apparel back at Cash'n'Carrion

You spoke, we listened, and as of right now, you can get your mitts on a classic BOFH t-shirt down at El Reg's merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion.…

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Mandriva: 2015:077: python-numpy

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:21
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated python-numpy packages fix security vulnerabilities: f2py insecurely used a temporary file. A local attacker could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to modify an arbitrary file accessible to the user running f2py (CVE-2014-1858, CVE-2014-1859). [More...]
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Mandriva: 2015:076: python3

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:09
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated python3 packages fix security vulnerabilities: ZipExtFile.read goes into 100% CPU infinite loop on maliciously binary edited zips (CVE-2013-7338). [More...]
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How Professional Russian Trolls Operate

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:06
New submitter SecState writes: Hundreds of full-time, well-paid trolls operate thousands of fake accounts to fill social media sites and comments threads with pro-Kremlin propaganda. A St. Petersburg blogger spent two months working 12-hour shifts in a "troll factory," targeting forums of Russian municipal websites. In an interview, he describes how he worked in teams with two other trolls to create false "debates" about Russian and international politics, with pro-Putin views always scoring the winning point. Of course, with the U.S. government invoking "state secrets" to dismiss a defamation case against the supposedly independent advocacy group United Against a Nuclear Iran, Americans also need to be asking how far is too far when it comes to masked government propaganda.

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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Unboxing - Video

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:00

 softpedia: The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone is a pretty cool device

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Voda UK CEO says one thing about not-spots, Minister of Fun says another

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:58
Gov, biz duke it out over coverage and licensing plans

Don’t hold your breath for better mobile phone coverage. While Vodafone UK CEO Jeroen Hoencamp is hopeful that the government will do its bit as part of the not-spots agreement, Minister of Fun Ed Vaziey claims he’s already done it.…

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Mandriva: 2015:075: python

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:48
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated python packages fix security vulnerabilities: A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used [More...]
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John Lewis stakes £100,000 on building a working tech creche

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:36
Come hither, Shoreditch upstarts

John Lewis has launched a £100,000 technology incubator competition to encourage tech start-ups to get involved with its business.…

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John Lewis stakes £100,000 on building a working tech creche

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:36
Come hither, Shoreditch upstarts

John Lewis has launched a £100,000 technology incubator competition to encourage tech start-ups to get involved with its business.…

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Google dangles $70m before new CFO to lure her from Wall Street

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:26
Ruth Porat now swimming in castrated shares

It took a $70m golden hello to entice Ruth Porat – Google's new chief financial officer – away from her role at Morgan Stanley.…

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Google dangles $70m before new CFO to lure her from Wall Street

The Register - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:26
Ruth Porat now swimming in castrated shares

It took a $70m golden hello to entice Ruth Porat – Google's new chief financial officer – away from her role at Morgan Stanley.…

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Facebook Successfully Tests Laser Internet Drones

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:22
rtoz writes: At its F8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook announced the first hardware it plans to use to beam the Internet down to billions of people around the world. Codenamed "Aquila," the solar-powered drone has a wingspan comparable to a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a small car. It will be powered by solar panels on its wings, and it will be able to stay at altitudes of more than 60,000 feet for months at a time. Facebook says it'll begin test flights this summer, with a broader rollout over the next several years. The drones were tested over the UK recently, and everything worked as expected.

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Mandriva: 2015:074: openldap

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:21
LinuxSecurity.com: A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in openldap: The deref_parseCtrl function in servers/slapd/overlays/deref.c in OpenLDAP 2.4.13 through 2.4.40 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via an empty [More...]
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