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Introducing Fedora’s students for Google Summer of Code 2015

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-05-15 11:00

Fedora Magazine: This year, Fedora has been granted seven slots in the program, allowing us to bring on seven talented students to work on exciting projects for Fedora.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Didn't buy a tablet in Q1? You're not alone

The Register - Fri, 2015-05-15 10:59
UK shipments crash for all OSs, save for a little playa called Microsoft

It may just be the start of the post-tablet era, with shipments into retailers and tech distributors tumbling by double digits in the first three months of the year.…

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Wrestling with Microsoft's Nano Server preview

The Register - Fri, 2015-05-15 10:27
The current technical glimpse is promising, but so painful

Microsoft has slipped out a preview of Nano Server, its ultra-slim deployment option for Windows Server 2016, along with the full preview versions of the forthcoming operating system.…

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The Untold Story of Silk Road Part, Part 1

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:51
LinuxSecurity.com: The fact was, Green wasn't just your average Mormon grandpa. Over the past few months he had been handling customer service for the massive online enterprise called Silk Road. It was like a clandestine eBay, a digital marketplace for illicit trade, mostly drugs. Green, under the handle Chronicpain, had parlayed his extensive personal narcotics knowledge-he'd been on pain meds for years-into a paying gig working for the site.
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Microbe Biometric

Schneier on Security - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:20
Interesting: Franzosa and colleagues used publicly available microbiome data produced through the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), which surveyed microbes in the stool, saliva, skin, and other body sites from up to 242 individuals over a months-long period. The authors adapted a classical computer science algorithm to combine stable and distinguishing sequence features from individuals' initial microbiome samples into individual-specific "codes."...
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USIS Attackers Exploited SAP ERP Vulnerability (May 10, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

A digital forensics company retained by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor USIS said that a breach of its system last year was the work of attackers exploiting a vulnerability in a third-party enterprise resource planning (ERP) application.......

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US DoD Report Claims China is Developing Tools to Attack Critical Infrastructure (May 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

The US government has issued a warning that China is developing attacks capable of disrupting systems responsible for running a country's critical infrastructure.......

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Russia and China Sign Cyber Security Pact (May 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

Russia and China have signed a pact agreeing not to launch cyber attacks against each other.......

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Judge Says Airport Laptop Search "Unreasonable" (May 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

A US federal judge in the District of Columbia has ruled that a laptop search conducted at Los Angeles International Airport violated the laptop owner's constitutional privacy protections.......

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RSA President Questions Government's Role In Cybersecurity (April 29, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

Amit Yoran, president of RSA, rejected calls by U.......

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U.S. Ports Under Cyber Attack; 37% of the servers running Microsoft had not been patched (May 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

Ninety percent of the world's goods are shipped on boats; the ports through which those boats deliver the goods are under attack.......

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MacKeeper Vulnerability (May 11 & 12, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

A critical vulnerability in MacKeeper could be exploited to execute malicious code remotely.......

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Ed Felten Becomes White House Tech Official (May 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

Princeton Professor Ed Felten has been named White House deputy chief technology officer Office of Science and Technology Policy.......

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Paper Says Open Smart Grid Protocol Crypto is Weak (May 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

According to a paper presented at the International Association for Cryptologic Research, the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) lacks adequate security.......

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Former Dept. of Energy Employee Indicted for Alleged Phishing Attack (May 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

A man who used to work for the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been indicted on charges that he launched a spear phishing campaign against DOE employees.......

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Adobe to Patch Critical Flaws in Reader and Acrobat (May 8 & 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

Adobe plans to issue fixes for Reader and Acrobat on Tuesday, May 12.......

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Malvertising Attack Targets Adult Website Visitors (May 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:08

Computers belonging to people who have visited popular adult content websites were infected by malicious advertisements through Flash exploits.......

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