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TweetDeck Hacked

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 18:23
redletterdave (2493036) writes TweetDeck, Twitter's tool for real-time tracking and engagement of posts, was found to be vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS), a type of computer vulnerability commonly found in web applications that allows hackers to inject script into webpages to access user accounts and important security information. As a result of the hack, a tweet with an emoticon heart is being shared more than 38,000 times — automatically.

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U.S. House Republican No. 2 Cantor to step down after election shock

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-06-11 18:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit defaults.






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Dream job ad appears: Data wrangler for Square Kilometre Array

The Register - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:57
Curtin University seeks extreme sysadmin for Murchison 'scope

Australia's Square Kilometre Array boffins – courtesy of Curtin University – have put up the spec for might just be a dream sysadmin job, so long as they're ready, willing and able to cope with what will ultimately be one of the world's biggest data firehoses.…

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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:57
alphadogg (971356) writes China makes headlines every other week for its censorship of the Internet, but few people outside the country know what it's like to live with those access controls, or how to get around them. This IDG News Service writer has lived in China for close to six years and censorship has been a near constant, lurking in the background ready to "harmonize" the Web and throw a wrench in his online viewing. It's been especially evident this month. Google's services, which don't follow the strict censorship rules, are currently blocked. How long that will last is unknown, but it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests earlier this month — an event the Chinese government wants no one to remember.

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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:57
alphadogg (971356) writes China makes headlines every other week for its censorship of the Internet, but few people outside the country know what it's like to live with those access controls, or how to get around them. This IDG News Service writer has lived in China for close to six years and censorship has been a near constant, lurking in the background ready to "harmonize" the Web and throw a wrench in his online viewing. It's been especially evident this month. Google's services, which don't follow the strict censorship rules, are currently blocked. How long that will last is unknown, but it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests earlier this month — an event the Chinese government wants no one to remember.

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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:57
alphadogg (971356) writes China makes headlines every other week for its censorship of the Internet, but few people outside the country know what it's like to live with those access controls, or how to get around them. This IDG News Service writer has lived in China for close to six years and censorship has been a near constant, lurking in the background ready to "harmonize" the Web and throw a wrench in his online viewing. It's been especially evident this month. Google's services, which don't follow the strict censorship rules, are currently blocked. How long that will last is unknown, but it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests earlier this month — an event the Chinese government wants no one to remember.

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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:57
alphadogg (971356) writes China makes headlines every other week for its censorship of the Internet, but few people outside the country know what it's like to live with those access controls, or how to get around them. This IDG News Service writer has lived in China for close to six years and censorship has been a near constant, lurking in the background ready to "harmonize" the Web and throw a wrench in his online viewing. It's been especially evident this month. Google's services, which don't follow the strict censorship rules, are currently blocked. How long that will last is unknown, but it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests earlier this month — an event the Chinese government wants no one to remember.

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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:57
alphadogg (971356) writes China makes headlines every other week for its censorship of the Internet, but few people outside the country know what it's like to live with those access controls, or how to get around them. This IDG News Service writer has lived in China for close to six years and censorship has been a near constant, lurking in the background ready to "harmonize" the Web and throw a wrench in his online viewing. It's been especially evident this month. Google's services, which don't follow the strict censorship rules, are currently blocked. How long that will last is unknown, but it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests earlier this month — an event the Chinese government wants no one to remember.

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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:57
alphadogg (971356) writes China makes headlines every other week for its censorship of the Internet, but few people outside the country know what it's like to live with those access controls, or how to get around them. This IDG News Service writer has lived in China for close to six years and censorship has been a near constant, lurking in the background ready to "harmonize" the Web and throw a wrench in his online viewing. It's been especially evident this month. Google's services, which don't follow the strict censorship rules, are currently blocked. How long that will last is unknown, but it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests earlier this month — an event the Chinese government wants no one to remember.

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Over-confidence and neglect fuel Republican Cantor's stunning fall

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party.
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Senate passes bill aimed at fixing veteran healthcare delays

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan measure aimed at easing healthcare delays for veterans by giving them more access to private care and allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to open more clinics and hire more medical staff.
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A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites To Prepare Us For Space Farming

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:14
Jason Koebler writes: For those of us without a green thumb, growing even the most hardy plants in perfect conditions can seem impossible. How about trying to grow plants on a meteorite? Well, at least one scientist is doing it, with moderate levels of success. "People have been talking about terraforming, but what I'm trying to do is give some concrete evidence that it's possible to do this, that it's possible to grow in extraterrestrial materials," Michael Mautner, one of the world's only "astroecologists" said. "What I've found is that a range of microorganisms—bacteria, fungi, and even asparagus and potato plants—can survive with the nutrients that are in extraterrestrial materials."

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A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites To Prepare Us For Space Farming

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:14
Jason Koebler writes: For those of us without a green thumb, growing even the most hardy plants in perfect conditions can seem impossible. How about trying to grow plants on a meteorite? Well, at least one scientist is doing it, with moderate levels of success. "People have been talking about terraforming, but what I'm trying to do is give some concrete evidence that it's possible to do this, that it's possible to grow in extraterrestrial materials," Michael Mautner, one of the world's only "astroecologists" said. "What I've found is that a range of microorganisms—bacteria, fungi, and even asparagus and potato plants—can survive with the nutrients that are in extraterrestrial materials."

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A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites To Prepare Us For Space Farming

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:14
Jason Koebler writes: For those of us without a green thumb, growing even the most hardy plants in perfect conditions can seem impossible. How about trying to grow plants on a meteorite? Well, at least one scientist is doing it, with moderate levels of success. "People have been talking about terraforming, but what I'm trying to do is give some concrete evidence that it's possible to do this, that it's possible to grow in extraterrestrial materials," Michael Mautner, one of the world's only "astroecologists" said. "What I've found is that a range of microorganisms—bacteria, fungi, and even asparagus and potato plants—can survive with the nutrients that are in extraterrestrial materials."

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A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites To Prepare Us For Space Farming

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:14
Jason Koebler writes: For those of us without a green thumb, growing even the most hardy plants in perfect conditions can seem impossible. How about trying to grow plants on a meteorite? Well, at least one scientist is doing it, with moderate levels of success. "People have been talking about terraforming, but what I'm trying to do is give some concrete evidence that it's possible to do this, that it's possible to grow in extraterrestrial materials," Michael Mautner, one of the world's only "astroecologists" said. "What I've found is that a range of microorganisms—bacteria, fungi, and even asparagus and potato plants—can survive with the nutrients that are in extraterrestrial materials."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites To Prepare Us For Space Farming

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:14
Jason Koebler writes: For those of us without a green thumb, growing even the most hardy plants in perfect conditions can seem impossible. How about trying to grow plants on a meteorite? Well, at least one scientist is doing it, with moderate levels of success. "People have been talking about terraforming, but what I'm trying to do is give some concrete evidence that it's possible to do this, that it's possible to grow in extraterrestrial materials," Michael Mautner, one of the world's only "astroecologists" said. "What I've found is that a range of microorganisms—bacteria, fungi, and even asparagus and potato plants—can survive with the nutrients that are in extraterrestrial materials."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites To Prepare Us For Space Farming

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:14
Jason Koebler writes: For those of us without a green thumb, growing even the most hardy plants in perfect conditions can seem impossible. How about trying to grow plants on a meteorite? Well, at least one scientist is doing it, with moderate levels of success. "People have been talking about terraforming, but what I'm trying to do is give some concrete evidence that it's possible to do this, that it's possible to grow in extraterrestrial materials," Michael Mautner, one of the world's only "astroecologists" said. "What I've found is that a range of microorganisms—bacteria, fungi, and even asparagus and potato plants—can survive with the nutrients that are in extraterrestrial materials."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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HP cloudy bigwig: the Helion train is steaming ahead

The Register - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:07
Jumping on the enterprise version will cost $1,400 a server per year

A "full blown" commercial release of HP's Helion enterprise edition should hit the market in the dead of summer - a little later than expected - priced at $1,400 a year per server.…

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privacyIDEA 1.0

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:06
privacyIDEA is a multi-factor authentication solution. It can manage any type of authentication device. All common OTP (one time password) devices are supported, including Google Authenticator, eToken Pass, OTP cards, Yubikey, SMSOTP, and mTAN/mobileTAN. New devices can be added easily. Users can be retrieved from flat files, LDAP, Active Directory, SQL databases, and SCIM services. It can also handle authorization and writes all events to a digitally signed audit log, giving you basic AAA functionality.

Release Notes: This release added support for the sipgate SMS provider for SMS OTP.

Release Tags: sipgate, SMSOTP

Tags: Authentication, Security, OTP, two factor authentication, multifactor authentication, Audit, Google Authenticator, Yubikey, 2FA, OpenID, SAML, SCIM, LDAP, SQL, SMSOTP, mTAN, mobileTAN

Licenses: AGPLv3

Categories: open source

What Docker 1.0 means for OpenStack

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:00

OpenSource.com: Docker is going to be an important tool for OpenStack administrators to familiarize themselves with, as it rises to stand beside traditional virtual machines in OpenStack clusters.

Categories: linux, news, open source