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Advisory says to assume all Drupal 7 websites are compromised

LinuxSecurity.com - 8 hours 54 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: If your organization uses Drupal, you might have a serious problem on your hands. On October 15, Drupal urged users to apply an update that fixed a SQL Injection flaw. However, unless that patch was installed within seven hours, Drupal now says it's best to assume the website was completely compromised.
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Parallels CTO: Linux container security is not the problem

LinuxSecurity.com - 8 hours 55 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: Containerization technology has been a game-changer, powering Docker and other transformative software solutions. It's also garnered its share of criticisms about performance, security, and resiliency.
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This time it's SO REAL: Overcoming the open-source orgasm myth with TODO

The Register - 8 hours 55 min ago
If the web giants need it to work, hey, maybe it'll work

What can the world learn from Google, Twitter and Facebook - apart from how to make millions through ads flinging? How to run a successful open-source project.…

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Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case

LinuxSecurity.com - 8 hours 56 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: Pirate Bay founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant JLT have been found guilty by a Danish court of mounting the most serious computer hack in the country's history.
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Ubuntu: 2392-1: systemd-shim vulnerability

LinuxSecurity.com - 9 hours 13 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: A denial of service issue was fixed in systemd-shim.
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Forget WHITE BOX, it's time for JUNK BOX NETWORKING

The Register - 9 hours 23 min ago
Readers: Could you build a complete data environment off eBay?

Storagebod On the way to "Powering the Cloud" with Greg Ferro and Chris Evans, we got to discussing Greg’s book White Box Networking and whether there could be a whole series of books discussing White Box storage, virtualisation, servers etc and how to build a complete White Box environment.…

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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

Slashdot - 9 hours 27 min ago
Presto Vivace writes H-1B records that are critical to research and take up a small amount of storage are set for deletion. "In a notice posted last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said that records used for labor certification, whether in paper or electronic, 'are temporary records and subject to destruction' after five years, under a new policy. There was no explanation for the change, and it is perplexing to researchers. The records under threat are called Labor Condition Applications (LCA), which identify the H-1B employer, worksite, the prevailing wage, and the wage paid to the worker. The cost of storage can't be an issue for the government's $80 billion IT budget: A full year's worth of LCA data is less than 1GB."

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Red Hat: 2014:1744-01: v8314-v8: Moderate Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - 9 hours 45 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated v8314-v8 packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Software Collections 1. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]
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China set to be buried under mountain of surplus robots, warns biz chap

The Register - 9 hours 56 min ago
Can't stop the damn things reproducing. Unlike humans

China has been warned of an approaching robot bubble fuelled by Beijing's desire to massively overdevelop the internal automation market.…

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Ubuntu: 2391-1: php5 vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com - 10 hours 3 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in PHP.
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Humanity now making about 41 mobes EACH SECOND

The Register - 10 hours 21 min ago
327 MEEELLION mobes shipped in Q3, say very tired analysts

The world is now manufacturing just under 42 mobile phones a second thanks to an uptick in global production, IDC's presumably-very-tired handset-counters say.…

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Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide

Reuters: Technology - 10 hours 22 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.






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U.S. drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan

Reuters: Technology - 10 hours 37 min ago
WANA Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers saying the dead included of a senior Arab commander.
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Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US

The Register - 10 hours 55 min ago
Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'

Microsoft has joined the wearables market with “band”, a fitness-monitor-cum-smartwatch, which is accompanied by a suite of online services dubbed “Microsoft Health”.…

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Amazon's hybrid cloud: EC2 wrangled by Microsoft's control freak

The Register - 11 hours 21 min ago
Plug-in for System Centre gives Windows Server control of Bezos' bit barns

Hybrid clouds are the new black: world+dog has decided that some workloads just won't ever ascend into the elastosphere, but that running a private and public cloud from separate control freaks is a dumb idea.…

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The Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers of All Time

Slashdot - 11 hours 49 min ago
bmahersciwriter writes Citation is the common way that scientists nod to the important and foundational work that preceded their own and the number of times a particular paper is cited is often used as a rough measure of its impact. So what are the most highly cited papers in the past century plus of scientific research? Is it the determination of DNA's structure? The identification of rapid expansion in the Universe? No. The top 100 most cited papers are actually a motley crew of methods, data resources and software tools that through usability, practicality and a little bit of luck have propelled them to the top of an enormous corpus of scientific literature.

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NASA: Spacecraft crash site FOUND ON MOON RIM

The Register - 12 hours 1 min ago
'What fun!' exlaims NASA boffin who found the LADEE

NASA boffins are chuffed as ninepence this week to announce that they have discovered unmistakable signs of a crashed spacecraft far away from the Apollo landing sites on the far side of the Moon.…

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U.S. drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan

Reuters: Technology - 12 hours 20 min ago
WANA Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers saying the dead included of a senior Arab commander.






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The Failed Promise of HTML5

Linux Today - 12 hours 53 min ago

InternetNews: From the 'Standards That Aren't' files

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U.S. says working with Iraqi Kurdistan to stop Islamic State oil smuggling

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:41
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is working closely with the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to clamp down on oil smuggling in a bid to cut off a key source of funding for Islamic State, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
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