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Study Says US Government Workers Do Not Practice Good Mobile Device Security (January 14, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

According to a study from the Mobile Work Exchange, many US federal government employees are not taking appropriate measures to secure their mobile devices, despite established security policies.......

Categories: security

Was Apple involved in the death of Pear OS?

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

IT World: So the question remains: Who killed Pear OS?

Categories: linux, news, open source

phodav 0.1

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:50
PhởDAV is a WebDAV server implemented using libsoup and GIO. It provides a library and a small standalone tool to share a directory called "chezdav".

Release Notes: This is the initial release.

Release Tags: Unstable

Tags: WebDAV, GNOME, libsoup, Windows, filesystem, remote, Server

Licenses: LGPL

Categories: open source

segatex 7.991

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:49
segatex is a tool to configure SELinux policy with the help of a GUI. At the push of a button, it can generate a .te file in the /usr/share/segatex directory. You can then edit your .te file, make a module, and install. You can make any module name and edit current modules. You can install, update, and remove modules. You can semanage list and semanage login, fcontext, and port or set some domain permissive. You can download SELinux-related RPMs, including xguest, sepostgresql, and mod_selinux. You can download Fedora DVD or CDs. You can relabel your system. You can audit2allow by GUI. You can check refpolicy by analyzer. segatex includes its own policy.

Release Notes: This release fixes Yum SELinux to install and update all seLinux-related packages. In the rpm package, "rpm -e segatex" will now clean segatex directories and modules altogether.

Tags: Security

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Prominent Chinese activist on trial, refuses to defend himself

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:37
BEIJING (Reuters) - Prominent Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong went on trial on Wednesday in the country's most high-profile dissident case in years, but his lawyer said he refused to offer any defense and called the court unjust.






Categories: news

Two Pi R 2: Web Servers

Linux Journal - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:25

In my last article, I talked about how even though an individual Raspberry Pi is not that redundant, two Pis are. I described how to set up two Raspberry Pis as a fault-tolerant file server using the GlusterFS clustered filesystem. more>>

Categories: linux, news, open source

CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:24
Slashdot visited the Formlabs CES display in 2013. Tim looked at their Stereolithgraphy 3-D printer again this year. The company is now boasting about their PreForm 1.0 software, and not as much about their hardware, which was their main focus last year. Another important difference was that at CES 2013 they couldn't talk about sales because they hadn't sold any units yet, but now they claim they've sold over 1000. And the last major problem they faced was a patent infringement suit, which seems to be settled (or nearly so). According to this Oct. 2013 article, it's doubtful that Formlabs would have been able to raise $2.95 million through Kickstarter, followed by another $19 million from traditional venture capitalists, if the lawsuit wasn't close to settlement -- which may not matter much in the long run, since many key patents in the field have either expired or are due to expire between now and 2015.

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Categories: news

CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:24
Slashdot visited the Formlabs CES display in 2013. Tim looked at their Stereolithgraphy 3-D printer again this year. The company is now boasting about their PreForm 1.0 software, and not as much about their hardware, which was their main focus last year. Another important difference was that at CES 2013 they couldn't talk about sales because they hadn't sold any units yet, but now they claim they've sold over 1000. And the last major problem they faced was a patent infringement suit, which seems to be settled (or nearly so). According to this Oct. 2013 article, it's doubtful that Formlabs would have been able to raise $2.95 million through Kickstarter, followed by another $19 million from traditional venture capitalists, if the lawsuit wasn't close to settlement -- which may not matter much in the long run, since many key patents in the field have either expired or are due to expire between now and 2015.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:24
Slashdot visited the Formlabs CES display in 2013. Tim looked at their Stereolithgraphy 3-D printer again this year. The company is now boasting about their PreForm 1.0 software, and not as much about their hardware, which was their main focus last year. Another important difference was that at CES 2013 they couldn't talk about sales because they hadn't sold any units yet, but now they claim they've sold over 1000. And the last major problem they faced was a patent infringement suit, which seems to be settled (or nearly so). According to this Oct. 2013 article, it's doubtful that Formlabs would have been able to raise $2.95 million through Kickstarter, followed by another $19 million from traditional venture capitalists, if the lawsuit wasn't close to settlement -- which may not matter much in the long run, since many key patents in the field have either expired or are due to expire between now and 2015.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:24
Slashdot visited the Formlabs CES display in 2013. Tim looked at their Stereolithgraphy 3-D printer again this year. The company is now boasting about their PreForm 1.0 software, and not as much about their hardware, which was their main focus last year. Another important difference was that at CES 2013 they couldn't talk about sales because they hadn't sold any units yet, but now they claim they've sold over 1000. And the last major problem they faced was a patent infringement suit, which seems to be settled (or nearly so). According to this Oct. 2013 article, it's doubtful that Formlabs would have been able to raise $2.95 million through Kickstarter, followed by another $19 million from traditional venture capitalists, if the lawsuit wasn't close to settlement -- which may not matter much in the long run, since many key patents in the field have either expired or are due to expire between now and 2015.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:24
Slashdot visited the Formlabs CES display in 2013. Tim looked at their Stereolithgraphy 3-D printer again this year. The company is now boasting about their PreForm 1.0 software, and not as much about their hardware, which was their main focus last year. Another important difference was that at CES 2013 they couldn't talk about sales because they hadn't sold any units yet, but now they claim they've sold over 1000. And the last major problem they faced was a patent infringement suit, which seems to be settled (or nearly so). According to this Oct. 2013 article, it's doubtful that Formlabs would have been able to raise $2.95 million through Kickstarter, followed by another $19 million from traditional venture capitalists, if the lawsuit wasn't close to settlement -- which may not matter much in the long run, since many key patents in the field have either expired or are due to expire between now and 2015.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:24
Slashdot visited the Formlabs CES display in 2013. Tim looked at their Stereolithgraphy 3-D printer again this year. The company is now boasting about their PreForm 1.0 software, and not as much about their hardware, which was their main focus last year. Another important difference was that at CES 2013 they couldn't talk about sales because they hadn't sold any units yet, but now they claim they've sold over 1000. And the last major problem they faced was a patent infringement suit, which seems to be settled (or nearly so). According to this Oct. 2013 article, it's doubtful that Formlabs would have been able to raise $2.95 through Kickstarter, followed by another $19 million from traditional venture capitalists, if the lawsuit wasn't close to settlement -- which may not matter much in the long run, since many key patents in the field have either expired or are due to expire between now and 2015.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

NIGHTSTAND: NSA Exploit of the Day

Schneier on Security - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:15
Today's device from the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group implant catalog: NIGHTSTAND (TS//SI//REL) An active 802.11 wireless exploitation and injection tool for payload /exploit delivery into otherwise denied target space. NIGHTSTAND is typically used in operations where wired access to the target is not possible. (TS//SI//REL) NIGHTSTAND - Close Access Operations • Battlefield Tested • Windows Exploitation • Standalone...
Categories: security

CmdrTaco Launches Trove, a Curated News Startup

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:00
jigamo writes "The Verge reports on a new app from Slashdot co-founder Rob Malda, a.k.a. CmdrTaco, which aims to provide a user-powered and -curated stream of news. It's called Trove, and it's currently available on the web as well as iPhones and iPads. From the article: 'Trove basically lets users opt in to feeds of stories that align with their interests. Users are encouraged to curate "troves," collections of stories that relate to a particular theme.' You can also read CmdrTaco's announcement post." Rob says, "At its simplest, Slashdot combines editor quality control and insight with crowd-sourced harvesting to cover the 'News for Nerds' space. Trove uses automated harvesting and machine learning to simplify a workflow for curators interested in ANY topic. The idea is that this opens up non-nerdy subjects. This will let us maintain a strong signal/noise ratio for casual users less interested in expending effort to get their news across diverse subject matter."

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Categories: news

Docker Raises $15M to Advance Open-Source Container Virtualization

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:00

eWEEK: What's next for the hot virtualization technology, and how will it make any money?

Categories: linux, news, open source

Japan-China tensions take center-stage with Abe in Davos

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-22 14:59
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Tensions between Tokyo and Beijing took centre-stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday as Japan's prime minister called for military restraint in Asia and a senior Chinese academic branded him a troublemaker.






Categories: news

Caché Monitor 2.53

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-01-22 14:50
Caché Monitor is an SQL development tool for InterSystems database Caché. It features an advanced SQL query editor with SQL syntax highlighting, SQL code completion with context sensitive information about database objects (also known as Intellisense), an SQL history buffer for executed SQL commands, SQL code formatting, parallel queries, graphical SQL execution plan with index and selectivity information, SQL abbreviations, and much more. Database diagrams graphically show the structure of the database.

Release Notes: A new Bulk Export Dialog allows the user to save the current and load the previous selections of Tables. The server version number can now be viewed in the Server Navigator tree, toggled via the Menu "Show version". A new context popup menu in the tables entry allows fast data access via generated SQL: "SELECT first 1000 rows".

Release Tags: mino

Tags: Utilities, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: Freeware

Categories: open source

Water Plume Detected At Dwarf Planet Ceres

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 14:40
astroengine writes "Astronomers analyzing data from the now defunct Herschel infrared space observatory have made a huge discovery deep inside the asteroid belt. Dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the region, is generating plumes of water vapor. 'This is the first time water vapor has been unequivocally detected on Ceres or any other object in the asteroid belt and provides proof that Ceres has an icy surface and an atmosphere,' said Michael Küppers of the European Space Agency in Spain and lead author of a paper published today (Jan. 22) in the journal Nature."

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Categories: news

Time to end al Qaeda presence in Falluja: Iraq's Maliki

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-22 14:37
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday it was time to clear al Qaeda-linked militants out of the rebel-held city of Falluja, but set no deadline for any military assault.
Categories: news

BlueMind 2.0.14

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-01-22 14:31
BlueMind is a messaging and collaboration platform. It offers scalable shared messaging, calendars, contacts, and instant messaging with advanced mobility (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.), and Outlook, Thunderbird, and CalDAV connectivity support. Designed with simplicity as a goal, it uses Web 2.0 technologies with a JavaScript UI, offline Web capability, and a Web-services-oriented pluggable architecture.

Release Notes: This maintenance release improved the Outlook connector's stability and the identity/signature screen, and fixed backup when over quota, the contact title field, PDF printing, address book sharing, and issues in the calendar, contact, SOAP API, Web mail, admin console, Outlook and Thunderbird connectors, mobile sync, and the Exchange migration tool.

Release Tags: Stable, 2.0

Tags: messaging, Email, Calendar, groupware

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source