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Gartner: Dell nowhere to be seen as storage SSD sales go flat

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 07:41
EMC leads the way

Well, here's another nail in the coffin for traditional storage arrays; Gartner claims array SSD sales were up just one per cent year-on-year, while server flash sales grew 51 per cent. EMC leads the AFA players, while Cisco and Dell are nowhere.…

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Linux Mint Will Continue To Provide Both Systemd and Upstart

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-05-11 07:28
jones_supa writes: After Debian adopted systemd, many other Linux distributions based on that operating system made the switch as well. Ubuntu has already rolled out systemd in 15.04, but Linux Mint is providing dual options for users. The Ubuntu transition was surprisingly painless, and no one really put up a fight, but the Linux Mint team chose the middle ground. The Mint developers consider that the project needs to still wait for systemd to become more stable and mature, before it will be the default and only option.

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More on the NSA's Capabilities

Schneier on Security - Mon, 2015-05-11 07:26
Ross Anderson summarizes a meeting in Princeton where Edward Snowden was "present." Third, the leaks give us a clear view of an intelligence analyst's workflow. She will mainly look in Xkeyscore which is the Google of 5eyes comint; it's a federated system hoovering up masses of stuff not just from 5eyes own assets but from other countries where the NSA...
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ISS 'naut: How we collect our POO and DROP it FLAMING on hapless Earthlings

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 07:19
Café au urine quaffer shows off spaceborne khazi

Italy's first female astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, has offered the internet a full talkthrough on one of the International Space Station's most famous and terrifying facilities: its lavatory.…

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Delphix hires anti-PR bloke Silicon Valley Watcher as head of PR

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 07:01
Live! Press release! Live! Live! Live!

Gearing up for an IPO, copy data virtualiser startup Delphix has hired veteran blogger Tom Foremski as its communications editor, a CFO and corporate comms head.…

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Microsoft points PowerShell at Penguinistas

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-05-11 07:00

el Reg: Desired State Configuration tool spans Windows and Linux

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Whistleblower Accuses Cybersecurity Company Tiversa of Extorting Clients (May 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

Richard Wallace, a former investigator for Tiversa claims Tiversa made up fake data breaches and then threatened to (and did) contact the FTC about the "data breach" that was "discovered" by Tiversa.......

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Federal Appeals Court Rules NSA Data Collection Not Authorized by Patriot Act (May 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

A US Federal Appeals Court has found the National Security Agency's (NSA's) wholesale collection of cellphone communication metadata to be illegal.......

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Cybercriminals Targeting Healthcare Data (Cyber Summit Next Week) (May 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

According a new study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, criminal attacks have now passed insider negligence as the main cause of data loss and theft in the healthcare industry, which is not well prepared.......

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California County Calls Off Stingray Purchase (May 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

Officials in Santa Clara County (California) have said no to the acquisition of cell-site simulator technology known as Stingray.......

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Safari Update (May 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

Apple has issued security updates for its Safari browser to address memory corruption issues in WebKit.......

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Medical Infusion Pump Vulnerability (May 6 & 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) ICS-CERT has issued an advisory about a security issue in a medical infusion pump distributed by Hospira.......

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More WordPress Vulnerabilities (May 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

A vulnerability present in two WordPress plug-in could be exploited to take control of websites through cross-site scripting attacks.......

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CyberLock Lawyers Invoke DMCA to Halt Vulnerability Disclosure (May 5 & 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

Lawyers for electronic lock manufacturer CyberLock have sent two letters to individuals demanding that they refrain from disclosing information about vulnerabilities in the company's products.......

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IRS Cybercrime Unit (May 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a unit devoted to investigating cybercrime.......

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Superfish Responsible for Majority of Injected Ads on Google Sites (May 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

A study conducted by Google and University of California Berkeley and Santa Barbara researchers found that at least five percent of browser visits to Google websites experience injected ads.......

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Lenovo Releases Patch for Software Flaws (May 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-05-09 21:34

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is urging users to install a patch to address a trio of security issues in its software update system that could be exploited to install malware or take control of vulnerable machines.......

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