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Remote Router Hack: DSL ADSL router hack using NMAP on Kali Linux

Linux Today - Sun, 2014-05-18 16:00

blackmoreops: You'll be surprised how many have default username and passwords enabled.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Balkans flooding threatens Serbia power plants, 37 dead

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 15:44
KOSTOLAC, Serbia/DOBOJ, Bosnia (Reuters) - Soldiers, police and villagers battled to protect power plants in Serbia from rising flood waters on Sunday as the death toll from the Balkan region's worst rainfall in more than a century reached 37.






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Tamils say barred from commemorating war dead, Sri Lanka denies

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 15:20
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Minority ethnic Tamils said on Sunday they had been banned from commemorating the deaths of their relatives five years ago in the final battle of a 26-year war with Sri Lanka's military, a charge denied by the army.
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Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-05-18 15:00
JimLynch (684194) writes "Mozilla has been in the news quite a lot over the last few months. This time the organization is being hammered by open source advocates for adding Adobe DRM to Firefox. But did the folks at Mozilla really have a choice when it comes adding DRM? An open source project like Mozilla is not immune to market pressures. And with so many competing browsers such as Chrome adding DRM for Netflix, etc. how could Firefox avoid adding it? Is it realistic to think that Firefox can simply ignore such things? I don't think so and the reason why is in Firefox's usage numbers over the last few years."

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Swiss voters reject world's highest minimum wage, block fighter jets

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 14:15
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters on Sunday rejected proposals to introduce the world's highest minimum wage and spend $3.5 billion buying new Gripen fighter jets from Saab.






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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Leaves Space Station For Home

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-05-18 13:56
An anonymous reader writes "The commercial cargo ship Dragon left the International Space Station, and is heading home with nearly two tons of science experiments and old equipment. From the article: 'The unpiloted Dragon departed the International Space Station at 9:26 a.m. EDT to begin a trip expected to culminate just after 3 p.m. with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, about 300 miles west of Baja California. NASA astronaut and station commander Steve Swanson controlled a 58-foot robotic arm that pulled the Dragon from its Harmony node port at 8 a.m., then released the capsule into space 266 miles over the ocean south of Australia.'"

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Crimean Tatars commemorate Soviet deportation despite ban

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 13:13
SIMFEROPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - Defying a ban by their new Russian-backed rulers, thousands of Crimean Tatars gathered at a mosque on Sunday to commemorate the day 70 years ago the mass deportation of their families began under the orders of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.






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Chromecast Support Coming To Mobile Firefox

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-05-18 12:50
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Chromecast is a great device, and concept, however it is more or less limited to Google's Chrome browser and supported apps. That seems to be changing: Mozilla is working on bringing Chromecast support to its Firefox browser. Mozilla meeting notes from 14 May clearly mention Chromecast support for the browser: 'Work week in SF, making good progress. Hoping to have Netcast and Chromecast support landed by the end of the week.'"

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Chromecast Support Coming To Mobile Firefox

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-05-18 12:50
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Chromecast is a great device, and concept, however it is more or less limited to Google's Chrome browser and supported apps. That seems to be changing: Mozilla is working on bringing Chromecast support to its Firefox browser. Mozilla meeting notes from 14 May clearly mention Chromecast support for the browser: 'Work week in SF, making good progress. Hoping to have Netcast and Chromecast support landed by the end of the week.'"

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With ads and foot soldiers, Republican 'establishment' squeezes Tea Party

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 12:48
BOISE, Idaho (Reuters) - On a recent Saturday, foot soldiers in the Republican Party's civil war fanned out across a neighborhood of winding streets and manicured lawns to beat back the Tea Party.






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kcov 17

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-05-18 12:40
Kcov is a code coverage tester based for compiled programs (C/C++, etc) and Python scripts. It uses DWARF debugging information to collect coverage information from binaries without special compiler options. It produces lcov-style output and only requires a single step, i.e. collection and reporting are done in one sweep.

Release Notes: This release adds merging output where the coverage output of multiple binaries are merged into one, various bugfixes, and much refactoring.

Tags: Code coverage

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

Exclusive: Siemens seen making formal Alstom bid as early as this week

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 12:39
FRANKFURT/BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany's Siemens is working on a formal asset-swap offer for Alstom's power business that could come as early as this week and see France take a stake in a resulting rail-focused French group, sources close to the talks told Reuters.
Categories: news

Video Contact Sheet *NIX 1.13.2

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-05-18 12:30
Video Contact Sheet *NIX creates a contact sheet (preview) from videos by taking still captures distributed over the length of the video. The output image contains useful information on the video such as codecs, file size, screen size, frame rate, and length. It requires MPlayer or FFmpeg and ImageMagick. It is confirmed to work on Linux and FreeBSD, and possibly other POSIX/UNIX systems.

Release Notes: This release fixes contact sheets containing one extra capture in some cases when using MPlayer as capturer.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor, Bugfixes

Tags: multimedia, Graphics, Graphics Conversion, Video, Conversion

Licenses: LGPL

Categories: open source

Malvertising Up By Over 200%

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-05-18 11:46
An anonymous reader writes "Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Executive Director and President Craig Spiezle testified before the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, outlining the risks of malicious advertising, and possible solutions to stem the rising tide. According to OTA research, malvertising increased by over 200% in 2013 to over 209,000 incidents, generating over 12.4 billion malicious ad impressions. The threats are significant, warns the Seattle-based non-profit—with the majority of malicious ads infecting users' computers via 'drive by downloads,' which occur when a user innocently visits a web site, with no interaction or clicking required."

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webfwlog 1.00

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-05-18 11:35
Webfwlog is a Web-based firewall log reporting and analysis tool. It allows users to design reports to use on logged firewall data in whatever configuration they desire. Included are sample reports as a starting point. Reports can be sorted with a single click, or "drilled-down" all the way to the packet level, and saved for later use. Supported log formats are netfilter, ipfilter, ipfw, ipchains, Cisco routers, Snort, and Windows XP. Netfilter support includes ulogd MySQL or PostgreSQL database logs using the iptables ULOG or NFLOG target.

Release Notes: This is a major feature update as well as a maintenance release. It has full IPv6 support for netfilter, ipfilter, and database logs, and supports additional log file formats including Cisco routers. There are numerous other improvements and bugfixes; all users are encouraged to update.

Tags: Internet, Log Analysis, Networking, Firewalls, Monitoring, Security

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Profanity 0.4.1

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-05-18 11:30
Profanity is a minimalist console-based XMPP client inspired by Irssi. It features desktop notifications, typing notifications, chat logging, a customizable UI, and support for sending tinyurls.

Release Notes: Changes include bookmarks (using xep-0049 private storage), OTR policy at the global, account, and per contact levels, OTR shared secret and question/answer authentication, themes included during install, and an XML console showing raw XMPP stanzas.

Release Tags: Patch

Tags: xmpp, Jabber, Chat, Console

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Mexican opposition holds leadership vote that may impact reforms

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 11:19
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's biggest opposition party on Sunday holds a leadership election whose outcome could shape how quickly President Enrique Pena Nieto can pass pending legislation to open up the oil industry and increase competition in telecoms.
Categories: news

Republican chairman: Clinton's age, health 'fair game'

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-05-18 10:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's age and health are valid campaign issues if the 66-year-old Democrat makes another run for president in 2016, the Republican Party leader said on Sunday.






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Mozilla Launches Student Coding Program "Winter of Security"

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-05-18 10:40
First time accepted submitter NotInHere (3654617) writes "Mozilla has introduced a new program called MWoS, or 'Mozilla Winter of Security,' to involve university students in security projects. The attending students will write code for a Mozilla security tool during (northern hemisphere) winter. Unlike GSoC, attending it involves no monetary payment, but the student's universities are expected to actively cooperate and to give the students a credit for their work. From the article: 'MWoS is a win for all. Students get a chance to work on real-world security projects, under the guidance of an experienced security engineer. Professors get to implement cutting-edge security projects into their programs. Mozilla and the community get better security tools, which that we would not have the resources to build or improve ourselves.'"

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Categories: news

Speccing out a NAS-based home media rig. What do you suggest?

The Register - Sun, 2014-05-18 10:31
Your fellow Reg reader seeks your advice

Readers' corner And in El Reg forums, commentard Le Adder Noir is looking for a bit of a steer on a project for a new house. He writes:…

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