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Microsoft: You NEED bad passwords and should re-use them a lot

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:28
Dirty QWERTY a perfect P@ssword1 for garbage websites

Microsoft has rammed a research rod into the security spokes of the internet by advocating for password reuse in a paper that thoroughly derails the credentials best practise wagon.…

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Red Hat: 2014:0889-01: java-1.7.0-openjdk: Critical Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:25
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Critical [More...]
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If BlackBerry killed off its social gaming platform, would anybody notice?

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:01
El Reg in quantum news experiment

Sticking to its knitting, BlackBerry is closing Scoreloop - the German social gaming platform and tools company it acquired in 2011 for $71m. The Canadian mobile phone company once known as RIM told the Wall Street Journal that this was in line with its focus on enterprise.…

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'We screwed up' sighs Sony bigwig after gaming portals collapse in DNS cock-up riddle

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27
Players blame domain name lapse for outage

A couple of Sony's websites disappeared from the internet on Tuesday, leading some angry console fiddlers to accuse the Japanese giant of forgetting to pay its domain name bills.…

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Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Eccentric billionaire Musk gets his PRIVATE SPACEPORT

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:02
In the Lone Star State, perhaps appropriately enough

Elon Musk has taken another step in his transformation into James Bond supervillain, with the FAA granting SpaceX approval to start building its own spaceport in Texas.…

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Mozilla and Facebook snip a further five per cent from all JPEGs

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:33
New mozjpeg 2.0 flattens cats without perturbing pics

Just four months after loosing the mozjpeg encoder on a waiting world, Mozilla has updated it to version 2.0, at the same time announcing that Facebook is testing the new iteration.…

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Exclusive: U.N. monitors allege 'conspiracy' to divert Somali assets

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:11
VIENNA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - A United Nations panel that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions on Somalia has accused the country's president, a former minister, and a U.S. law firm of conspiring to divert Somali assets recovered abroad, according to a new report.






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OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:58
Also faster init and a new packages system

The embedded Linux distro OpenWRT has updated native IPv6 support – allowing devices to automatically pick up an IPv6 address, as well as an IPv4 one, from an ISP if possible.…

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New photonic router works by flipping reflective atom's lid

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:34
Look ma! No electronics!

Quantum boffins from Israel's Weizmann Institute have demonstrated a two-input/two-output router that works entirely with single photons – no electronics required.…

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U.S. House panel to probe if there was cover-up in CDC lab mishap

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel probing the mishandling of dangerous pathogens at federal laboratories will try to determine if U.S. officials sought to cover up an incident involving deadly avian flu, its Republican chairman said on Tuesday.
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Run Oracle? Want to sleep tonight? Then sort these 113 patches

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:02
And that's without Heartbleed patches says Big O, urging haste

Oracle has emitted its quarterly Critical Patch Update, this time offering a mere 113 patches sysadmins and security folks should get busy implementing.…

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How to check RPM package dependencies on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:00

 xmodulo: A typical RPM package on Red Hat-based systems requires all its dependent packages be installed to function properly.

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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 20:58
jmcbain writes: According to an article on Recode, Apple and IBM have announced a major partnership to bring mobile services to enterprise customers. "The deal calls for IBM and Apple to develop more than 100 industry-specific applications that will run on the iPhone and iPad. Apple will add a new class of service to its AppleCare program and support aimed at enterprise customers. IBM will also begin to sell iPhones and iPads to its corporate customers and will devote more than 100,000 people, including consultants and software developers, to the effort. Enterprise applications will in many cases run on IBM's cloud infrastructure or on private clouds that it has built for its customers. Data for those applications will co-exist with personal data like photos and personal email that will run on Apple's iCloud and other cloud services."

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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 20:58
jmcbain writes: According to an article on Recode, Apple and IBM have announced a major partnership to bring mobile services to enterprise customers. "The deal calls for IBM and Apple to develop more than 100 industry-specific applications that will run on the iPhone and iPad. Apple will add a new class of service to its AppleCare program and support aimed at enterprise customers. IBM will also begin to sell iPhones and iPads to its corporate customers and will devote more than 100,000 people, including consultants and software developers, to the effort. Enterprise applications will in many cases run on IBM's cloud infrastructure or on private clouds that it has built for its customers. Data for those applications will co-exist with personal data like photos and personal email that will run on Apple's iCloud and other cloud services."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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