Bibi Times: Netanyahu's tangled relationship with Israel's media

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-11-23 09:17
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - "You have to play the media like a piano," an adviser recalls being told by his ex-boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Linux 4.4 rc2

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-11-23 09:00

Linus Torvalds: Things are looking fairly normal in 4.4-land, with no huge surprises in rc2.

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Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 November Update (1511) ISOs

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-11-23 08:55
AmiMoJo writes: When Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1511 earlier this month, the company also updated the installer files it delivers via a free, downloadable media creation tool (MCT). That upgrade option worked as advertised for more than a week. This weekend, however, the new files have been pulled and the media creation tool available for download from that page instead installs the July 2015 (build 10240) release. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed they wish people install the older version and get the 1551 update via Windows Update. The more recent release is still available via an unpublished link (EXE download).

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Cipher Security: How to harden TLS and SSH

Linux Journal - Mon, 2015-11-23 08:50

Encryption and secure communications are critical to our life on the Internet. Without the ability to authenticate and preserve secrecy, we cannot engage in commerce, nor can we trust the words of our friends and colleagues. more>>

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Homebrew crypto in Telegram hangout app full of holes, say security pros

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 08:47
'Jihadi favourite' cooked up by Vkontakte's Durov Bros

Security experts have poured scorn on claims by developers of the Telegram messaging app – said to be popular amongst the cadres of the so-called Islamic State – that it’s more secure than its rivals.…

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Australian State Bans Possession of Blueprints For 3D Printing Firearms

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-11-23 08:12
angry tapir writes: Possessing files that can be used to 3D print firearms will soon be illegal in the Australian state of New South Wales after new legislation, passed last week by state parliament, comes into effect. Possessing files for 3D printing guns will be punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The provisions "are targeted at criminals who think they can steal or modify firearms or manufacture firearms from 3D blueprints," NSW's justice minister, Troy Grant, said when introducing the bill in the state's lower house on 27 October. "Those who think they can skirt the law will find themselves facing some of the toughest penalties for firearms offences in this country," Grant said.

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Want to defend your network? Profile the person attacking it

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 07:58
PART 1 – Can't keep them out, so catch them while they’re in

Sysadmin Blog If you want to hack someone's network then learn your target. This starts with recon. What does your target run? What information can you find out about them? Remote scanning will tell you lots about a target system ... unless their sysadmins are good and have changed all the banners to throw you off.…

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Austria's highest court mulls class action status for Schrems v Facebook

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 07:37
1000s of privacy gripes deserve to be heard, says complainant

Austria's highest court is poised to consider whether the Schrems vs Facebook case should be granted class-action status.…

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Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 07:24
Unregistered 'occupant' receives disconnection notice

Those readers who believe that death will finally deliver them from the attentions of utility companies are advised not to pop their clogs in Ireland, or at least not in County Kerry.…

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As Islamic State threat looms, New York prepares for Thanksgiving parade

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-11-23 07:04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - David Huddle and his daughter Megan, a flute player for the North Hardin High School marching band in Kentucky, have been preparing for more than a year for the band's performance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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Container Security, Management Advances Grab DockerCon EU Spotlight

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-11-23 07:00

eWEEK: At the the DockerCon EU conference in Barcelona, Spain, held Nov. 16-17, developers, users and vendors from around the world gathered to not only learn more about Docker, but to also demonstrate new technologies and talk about what's next.

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Data breach at firm that manages Cisco, Microsoft certifications

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 06:53
Pearson VUE says credentials manager product affected

Cisco, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft's certification management provider, Pearson VUE, has copped to a data breach following a malware compromise of its Credential Manager System.…

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Mali TV shows photos of man and woman suspected in hotel attack

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-11-23 06:38
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Authorities in Mali published the photographs on Monday of a man and a woman they said helped plan an attack on a luxury hotel in which 19 people and two gunmen were killed, according to state television, which showed the pictures.
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U.S. military helicopter crashes in South Korea, two dead

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-11-23 06:27
SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. Apache helicopter crashed in central South Korea on Monday, killing its pilot and another crew member, police and military officials said.

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Brit filmmaker plans 10hr+ <i>Paint Drying</i> epic

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 06:15
By law, the BBFC must suffer every single minute of it

A cheeky Brit has agreeably decided that if the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is going to charge filmmakers to submit their work for certification, he's going to make the longest possible film of paint drying ever to hit the silver screen, and oblige the censors sit through every minute of it.…

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Cisco slurps Acano for $700m

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 05:58
Brit video conferencing and collaboration biz to be assimilated by the borg

Cisco is to hoover up London-based video conferencing and collaboration tech outfit Acano for $700m.…

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Malvertising: How the ad model makes crime pay

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 05:31
... and who's liable for all the money lost?

Feature The exploitation of online advertising networks by malware-flingers is expected to cause up to $1bn in damages by the end of this year, but despite ongoing regulatory efforts, it is not clear to whom the liability for these enormous losses will fall.…

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Austria's highest court to decide whether to allow class action vs Facebook

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-11-23 05:29
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian student Max Schrems's attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its privacy policies will head to Austria's Supreme Court to determine whether such collective legal action is allowed, his group said on Monday.

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How Anonymous' War With Isis Is Actually Harming Counter-Terrorism

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-11-23 05:07
retroworks writes: According to a recent tweet from the #OpParis account, Anonymous are delivering on their threat to hack Isis, and are now flooding all pro-Isis hastags with the grandfather of all 2007 memes — Rick Aston's "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video. Whenever a targeted Isis account tries to spread a message, the topic will instead be flooded with countless videos of Rick Astley circa 1987. Not all are praising Anonymous methods, however. While Metro UK reports that the attacks have been successful, finding and shutting down 5,500 Twitter accounts, the article also indicates that professional security agencies have seen sources they monitor shut down. Rick Aston drowns out intelligence as well as recruitment.

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This storage startup dedupes <i>what</i> to do <i>what</i>? How?

The Register - Mon, 2015-11-23 05:03
Yep, it's complicated. Our man Trev unravels one new firm's tech

Sysadmin Blog Two months ago hyper-converged infrastructure appliance startup SimpliVity sued its rival Springpath. I know next to nothing about the lawsuit – nor do I want to – but the whole thing has caused commentators and armchair analysts everywhere to ask what exactly SimpliVity does that is unique.…

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