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US Retailers Launch Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (May 14 & 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

Major US retailers have come together to launch the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) in an effort to prevent incidents like the Target attack.......

Categories: security

Former Subway Sandwich Shop Owner Pleads Guilty in Point-of-Sale Terminal Fraud Scheme (May 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

A man who once owned several Subway sandwich restaurants has pleaded guilty to charges that he operated a gift card scam involving point-of-sale (POS) terminals at other Subway restaurants.......

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Guardian Journalists' Book Describes NSA Installing Spyware on Network Equipment (May 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

In excerpts of his upcoming book, journalist Glenn Greenwald describes how the National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted shipments of routers, servers, and other network devices bound for overseas destinations and installed spyware on the equipment before sending it on its way.......

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NIST Wants Developers of Critical Systems to Consider Security From the Start (May 14, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants developers of critical systems to build security into their products "from the ground up.......

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Linux Distributions Preparing Fixes for Kernel Flaw (May 14, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

Fixes are on the way for a vulnerability that affects several Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian, and certain Red Hat systems.......

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Iranian Hacktivists Shift Focus to Espionage (May 13 & 14, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

A group based in Iran that had been defacing websites has moved on to more serious activity.......

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Microsoft and Adobe Security Updates (May 13 & 14, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

On Tuesday, May 14, both Microsoft and Adobe released security updates.......

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A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

 GamingOnLinux: There's just so much news now that things like this are needed for people not to get swallowed up in a sea of Linux games.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Measles Virus Puts Woman's Cancer Into Remission

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00
clm1970 sends news that researchers from Mayo Clinic have successfully put a patient's cancer into remission using a modified measles virus. The researchers are quick to note that further trials are needed to determine whether these results are repeatable. Here are the two academic papers. "Multiple myeloma in a 49-year-old woman seemed to disappear after she received an extremely high-dose injection of a measles virus engineered to kill the cancer cells. Multiple myeloma affects immune cells called plasma cells, which concentrate in the soft tissue, or marrow, inside bones. A second woman also with multiple myeloma began responding to the therapy, but her cancer eventually returned. Four other patients who received the high-dose therapy had no response. .. [Dr. Stephen Russell] and colleagues believe the two women who showed some response had few or no circulating measles antibodies, which might eliminate the engineered virus before it has a chance to kill the cancer cells. The therapy will now enter a mid-stage trial to see whether more patients with low circulating antibodies respond to high-doses of the virus, he said."

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Embedthis Pak 0.9.0

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:21
Embedthis Pak is a simple package manager for embedded applications. It makes it easy to retrieve, integrate, and manage components for embedded applications. An Online Pak Catalog provides tested, integrated componens that work together. It is not intended as a generic package manager to install complete applications. It implements the CommonJS Package specification and uses Git as back-end storage for packages. Pak calls packages "paks". This is not a misspelling.

Release Notes: This minor release contains fixes to not overwrite files by default. SemVer version expression testing was fixed.

Tags: Build Tools, makefile

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Embedded Devices Leak Authentication Data Via SNMP

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:18
msm1267 writes: "Researchers have discovered previously unreported problems in SNMP on embedded devices where devices such as secondary-market home routers and a popular enterprise-grade load balancer are leaking authentication details in plain text. The data could be extracted by gaining access to the read-only public SNMP community string, which enables outside access to device information. While only vulnerabilities in three brands were disclosed today, a Shodan search turns up potentially hundreds of thousands of devices that are exposing SNMP to the Internet that could be equally vulnerable."

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Friday Squid Blogging: Fossil Squid

Schneier on Security - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:07
Rare fossilized cephalopods. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered....
Categories: security

Embedthis Ejscript 2.3.5

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:07
Ejscript is a complete server-side JavaScript Web framework. It supports both async and sync paradigms and includes Web templating, routing, and a complete class library.

Release Notes: This is a minor release to convert to using the MakeMe build tool, replacing make and autoconf. MakeMe is also used to generate Makefiles and IDE projects.

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

Embedthis Goahead 3.3.2

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:05
Embedthis GoAhead is a tiny embedded Web server. It is fast, runs in less than 150K, and has been embedded to a wide variety of operating systems and CPUs.

Release Notes: This is a minor release fixing the default MIME types.

Tags: web server, embedded, HTTP Servers, GoAhead

Licenses: Open source and commercial licenses.

Categories: open source

Embedthis Appweb 4.5.6

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:04
Embedthis Appweb is a fast, little embedded Web server. It is unmatched in efficiency and serves pages at native speed, using an event-driven, non-blocking core to serve multiple requests using minimal resources. It has integrated caching and the ESP "C" Web framework. Without compromising performance, it has extensive security controls and a rigorous security sandbox that helps protect the server and mitigate denial-of-service attacks. It is one of the most widely deployed embedded Web servers and is used in networking equipment, telephony, mobile devices, industrial control, and consumer and office equipment, and in high-performance Web services.

Release Notes: This is a minor release with fixes for default MIME types, preservation of session state, and CGI sample programs.

Tags: Software Development, Embedded Systems, Internet, Web, Libraries, HTTP Servers

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS Aims to Take Over Windows XP in China, HP Is on Board

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:00

 softpedia: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS, the Chinese Linux distribution developed in collaboration with Canonical, has been received very well in China

Categories: linux, news, open source

vifm 0.7.7

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:47
Vifm is an ncurses-based file manager with vi-like keybindings, which also borrows some useful ideas from mutt.

Release Notes: This version provides more customizations for several existing features and more convenient interaction with them.

Release Tags: Minor, bugfix, several enhancements

Tags: Desktop Environment, File Managers, VIM/VI

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Turkish police fire tear gas in town mourning dead miners

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:43
SOMA, Turkey (Reuters) - Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse several thousand protesters on Friday in a Turkish mining town still grieving the death of some 300 workers in the nation's worst ever industrial disaster.






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The Lithuanian Mob Was Smuggling Cigarettes Into Russia With a Drone

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:35
Daniel_Stuckey writes: "A homemade Lithuanian drone was reportedly being used to smuggle cigarettes into Russia, meaning that organized crime has beaten Amazon to the punch in the quest to deliver desirable products to customers aerially. Russia has 'detained' the drone, a spokesman with the Kaliningrad border department of the Russian Federal Security service told one of Russia's largest news organizations earlier this week. It's not the first time drones have been used to smuggle products — back in November, people tried to smuggle drugs into a prison in Georgia; the same thing happened in Sao Paolo back in March and in Quebec last fall. Basically, people have learned that drones are good at carrying things."

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The Lithuanian Mob Was Smuggling Cigarettes Into Russia With a Drone

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:35
Daniel_Stuckey writes: "A homemade Lithuanian drone was reportedly being used to smuggle cigarettes into Russia, meaning that organized crime has beaten Amazon to the punch in the quest to deliver desirable products to customers aerially. Russia has 'detained' the drone, a spokesman with the Kaliningrad border department of the Russian Federal Security service told one of Russia's largest news organizations earlier this week. It's not the first time drones have been used to smuggle products — back in November, people tried to smuggle drugs into a prison in Georgia; the same thing happened in Sao Paolo back in March and in Quebec last fall. Basically, people have learned that drones are good at carrying things."

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Categories: news