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India digs deep to bury neutrino-hunting chamber

The Register - Sun, 2015-01-11 18:58
3.5 Mars missions' worth of subterranean matter detector coming to Pottipuram

India is joining the world of exotic particle research, announcing US$235 million worth of funding for a neutrino observatory in the country's south.…

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Australia's Akamai ranking has nothing to do with the NBN

The Register - Sun, 2015-01-11 18:28
Are we going up, down or sideways?

There's never any shortage of ways for Australia to feel inadequate about its broadband performance, and speed comparisons are a perennial favourite.…

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Verizon says 40-hour outage was outage to end alll outages

The Register - Sun, 2015-01-11 17:58
Downtime sails past 'far less than 48 hours' pledge

Verizon Cloud's planned maintenance outage, for which the company last week allocated 48 hours but advised should “take far less than 48 hours” ran at least 40 hours, and the company now says the outage was needed for an upgrade that will remove the need for future outages of this type.…

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US Lawmakers Push For a Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-01-11 17:57
jfruh (300774) writes Since 1998, U.S. law has forbidden states from taxing Internet access — but the law has an expiration date that's been extended five times now. The new Congress is attempting to make the ban permanent, but some members are objecting to the fact that the proposed bill leaves in place grandfather clauses for states like Texas and Ohio that already had taxes in place in 1998.

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GM's European unit to build Buicks for U.S. market

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-01-11 17:45
(Reuters) - General Motors is giving its German Opel unit a new job -build Buick models to sell in the United States as part of a strategy to make good on Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s promise to make money in Europe by 2016.
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SURPRISE: Norks Linux disto has security vulns

The Register - Sun, 2015-01-11 17:03
Red Star turns into death star

Well, that didn't take long: mere days after North Korea's Red Star OS leaked to the west in the form of an ISO, security researchers have started exposing its vulnerabilities.…

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Eight Security Vulnerabilities Patched by OpenSSL Project

Linux Today - Sun, 2015-01-11 17:00

softpedia: OpenSSL has been updated to new versions as its maintainer repaired a set of eight security glitches, most of them graded with low severity.

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US Intelligence Authorities Still Pointing Finger at North Korea for Sony Attack (January 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

US FBI director James Comey reiterated the agency's position that the Sony Pictures attack was launched by North Korea.......

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And Critics Still Say Evidence is Flimsy (January 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

Critics are still wary that the evidence presented points definitively to North Korea as the perpetrator of the Sony Pictures attack.......

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Microsoft Advance Security Notification Changes (January 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

Microsoft will no longer provide advance notification about its monthly security bulletins to the general public.......

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OpenSSL Project Updates (January 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

The OpenSSL Project has released new versions of its open-source software to address a series of vulnerabilities.......

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Asus Router Flaw (January 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

An unpatched flaw in the firmware of nearly all versions of Asus wireless routers could be exploited from within networks to gain administrative control of the vulnerable devices.......

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DISA Posts RFI for Next-Generation Security (January 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

The US Defense Information Systems Agency has published a request for information regarding "next-generation" endpoint security systems.......

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Trojan Targets Linux Systems (January 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

A Trojan that has been named XOR.......

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Thieves Steal US $5 Million in Bitcoins from Bitstamp (January 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

On Monday, January 5, Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended service due to an attack.......

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FTC Chair Says Internet of Things Presents "Significant Privacy and Security Implications" (January 6 & 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

In a speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, US Federal Trade Commission chairperson Edith Ramirez warned that the Internet of Things (IoT) presents "significant" privacy issues.......

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AOL Halts Malware Being Served by its Advertising Platforms (January 6, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

AOL has stopped its advertising platforms from serving malicious ads after being alerted to the situation.......

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Correction on Morgan Stanley Data Theft (from SANS NewsBites Vol. 17 Num. 001)

SANS NewsBites - Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

The data stolen by a Morgan Stanley employee who was fired for the theft included account numbers but did not include account access credentials.......

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