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Top hacker says US spies on Australia

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:19
LinuxSecurity.com: One of the world's top cyber-security experts says the biggest threat facing Australia is the US. French-born, Sydney-based Jonathan Brossard, whose stable of clients includes the Commonwealth Bank and European car manufacturers, says the US may be a close ally but it would wrong to think the US was not spying on Australia.
Categories: linux, news, security

BitWrk 0.3.0

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:15
BitWrk is creating a marketplace where participants can buy or sell computing power like stocks in a stock exchange, using Bitcoin as currency. The client software can be integrated with existing, compute-intensive applications (e.g. rendering software), creating a big boost by harnessing the combined computing power of the BitWrk network. Sellers earn money by putting their hardware to work, offering an alternative to Bitcoin mining.

Release Notes: Major new features are support for Blender 2.70 (including 2.70a) and a de-duplication algorithm for compressing the data that is exchanged between clients. A total of 39 issues were closed, consisting of 24 enhancements and 15 bugfixes.

Tags: bitcoin, cloud computing

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Google+ maker Vic Gundotra: My work on this 'NETWORK THINGY' is DONE

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:01
Job done, log off, time to head into the California sunset

Comment Now that Google's "network thingy" is melded into the web giant's product line-up, the man behind Google+ Vic Gundotra has quit Mountain View to pursue a yet-to-be-revealed new venture.…

Categories: news

China Is Looking at Linux to Shake Its Dependency on Windows XP

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:00

softpedia: China has been struggling for years to make its own Linux operating system, but it had little success.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Obama says North Korea poses threat to region and to U.S.

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:55
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that reclusive North Korea posed a threat not just to the region but to the United States and that he hoped China would use its influence to rein in its ally.

Categories: news

HP Server Killer Firmware Update On the Loose

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:43
OffTheLip (636691) writes "According to a Customer Advisory released by HP and reported on by the Channel Register website, a recently released firmware update for the ubiquitous HP Proliant server line could disable the network capability of affected systems. Broadcom NICs in G2-G7 servers are identified as potentially vulnerable. The release date for the firmware was April 18 so expect the number of systems affected to go up. HP has not released the number of systems vulnerable to the update."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: news

UK bank heist-by-KVM gang sent down for 24 years after nicking £1.2m

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:28
Canny crooks lived high life with flash watches and Macs, say cops

A gang has been jailed after secretly installing hardware in Barclays bank branches to control PCs and steal £1.2m.…

Categories: news

Ganeti 2.11.0

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:09
Ganeti is virtual server management software built on top of Xen, KVM, and other open source software. It has been designed to facilitate cluster management of virtual servers and to provide fast and simple recovery after physical failures using commodity hardware.

Release Notes: This is a new feature release.

Release Tags: 2.11.0

Tags: Clustering/Distributed Networks, Emulators, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:02
MojoKid (1002251) writes "A new website sponsored by Ubisoft as part of its advertising campaign for the upcoming hacking-themed game Watch Dogs isn't just a plug for the title — it's a chilling example of exactly how easy it is for companies to mine your data. While most folks are normally averse to giving any application or service access to their Facebook account, the app can come back with some interesting results if you dare. Facebook's claims that it can identify you with 98.3% accuracy based on images.The Datashadow app also offers the ability to compare various character traits and gives a great deal of information about total number of posts, post times and inferred values about income, location, and lifestyle. Is Ubisoft actually performing some kind of data analysis? Almost certainly not. This is far from an exhaustive, comprehensive examination of someone's personality or FB posting habits. The companies that actually perform that kind of data analysis are anything but cheap. The point Ubisoft is making, however, is that your FB profile contains enormous amounts of information in a single place that can be mined in any number of ways. All of this information absolutely is combined and collated to create detailed digital profiles of all of us, and the more we engage with various online services (from Facebook to Google Plus), the larger the data pool becomes."

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Categories: news

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 RC Benchmarks

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:00

Phoronix: Now that the release candidate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 is publicly available, here are the initial benchmarks of RHEL 7.0 RC compared to Oracle Linux, CentOS, and Fedora Linux.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Dolibarr ERP & CRM 3.5.2

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:59
Dolibarr is a simple Web application with ERP and CRM capabilities. It is designed for small and medium companies, freelancers or foundations, and can be used to deal with all things you require to manage your activities, such as management of products, stocks, commercial proposals, invoices, orders, members of a foundation, and mailings. A single executable that installs the server and database is available for people with no technical knowledge.

Release Notes: This maintenance release fixed bugs. There were no new features nor data structure changes.

Release Tags: 3.5.2

Tags: Office/Business, ERP, CRM, Financial, groupware, management, Accounting, Point of Sale, project management, POS

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Brain surgery? Would sir care for a CHOC-ICE with that?

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:55
Education is nothing to be scared of, as Adam Ant (almost) said

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Another Easter, another long weekend, another splurge of CVs sent into the ether. Englishmen joke about Bank Holidays reliably bringing rain but the other thing you can count on following a public holiday is an exodus of staff seeking pastures new – or rather, pastures less strewn with the rank, metaphoric faeces of their current bovine bosses.…

Categories: news

<i>El Reg</i> posse prepares for quid-a-day nosh challenge

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:40
Battling malaria with rice, chickpeas and TWO RASHERS OF BACON

The countdown to this year's Live Below the Line challenge has begun, and next week, the elite El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse will attempt to survive for five days on a food budget of just £1 per day.…

Categories: news

Exclusive: Obama plans to call EU leaders in Russia sanctions push - sources

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to speak to several European leaders on Friday to try to nudge the EU toward fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter said.
Categories: news

Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:27
ANSAN, South Korea/SEOUL (Reuters) - A floral tribute to the children who drowned in a sinking South Korean ferry displays photographs of the victims in their school uniforms, while lines of empty spaces wait to be filled with photos once those still missing are confirmed dead.

Categories: news

Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:21
'Impeccable track record' clearly means we're not a spy conduit, says mouthpiece

Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei says allegations it provides backdoors for espionage in its kit remain unproven and would be “commercial suicide”.…

Categories: news

In California drought, big money, many actors, little oversight

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:19
(Reuters) - In the middle of one of the worst droughts in California's history, no one knows exactly how many agencies supply the state with water.
Categories: news

Nokia says handset business sale to Microsoft completed

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:15
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia on Friday said the sale of its once-dominant handset business to Microsoft has been closed after the companies agreed to leave two factories in India and Korea out of the deal.

Categories: news

Techies: Hands-on lab to find out what AWS Cloud can do for you

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:01
Last chance to register – London, 30 April

Promo The annual Amazon Web Services Summit kicks off in London on 30 April, 2014 and there are still some spaces available for this free all-day event.…

Categories: news

IPv4 Space Almost Completely Allocated

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:00

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Unallocated North American IPv4 addresses now down to just over 16 million.

Categories: linux, news, open source