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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:49
hypnosec writes: "National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed the much-criticized Dual_EC_DRBG (Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator) from its draft guidance on random number generators following a period of public comment and review. The revised document retains three of the four previously available options for generating pseudorandom bits required to create secure cryptographic keys for encrypting data. NIST recommends that people using Dual_EC_DRBG should transition to one of the other three recommended algorithms as quickly as possible."

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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:49
hypnosec writes: "National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed the much-criticized Dual_EC_DRBG (Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator) from its draft guidance on random number generators following a period of public comment and review. The revised document retains three of the four previously available options for generating pseudorandom bits required to create secure cryptographic keys for encrypting data. NIST recommends that people using Dual_EC_DRBG should transition to one of the other three recommended algorithms as quickly as possible."

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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:49
hypnosec writes: "National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed the much-criticized Dual_EC_DRBG (Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator) from its draft guidance on random number generators following a period of public comment and review. The revised document retains three of the four previously available options for generating pseudorandom bits required to create secure cryptographic keys for encrypting data. NIST recommends that people using Dual_EC_DRBG should transition to one of the other three recommended algorithms as quickly as possible."

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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:49
hypnosec writes: "National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed the much-criticized Dual_EC_DRBG (Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator) from its draft guidance on random number generators following a period of public comment and review. The revised document retains three of the four previously available options for generating pseudorandom bits required to create secure cryptographic keys for encrypting data. NIST recommends that people using Dual_EC_DRBG should transition to one of the other three recommended algorithms as quickly as possible."

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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:49
hypnosec writes: "National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed the much-criticized Dual_EC_DRBG (Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator) from its draft guidance on random number generators following a period of public comment and review. The revised document retains three of the four previously available options for generating pseudorandom bits required to create secure cryptographic keys for encrypting data. NIST recommends that people using Dual_EC_DRBG should transition to one of the other three recommended algorithms as quickly as possible."

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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:49
hypnosec writes: "National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed the much-criticized Dual_EC_DRBG (Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator) from its draft guidance on random number generators following a period of public comment and review. The revised document retains three of the four previously available options for generating pseudorandom bits required to create secure cryptographic keys for encrypting data. NIST recommends that people using Dual_EC_DRBG should transition to one of the other three recommended algorithms as quickly as possible."

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libx1f4l2 1.20140420

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:46
libx1f4l2 is a data structures library. Featured are self balancing BSTs and self balancing BST backed lists. The BST (binary search tree) selection includes AVL, red/black, AA, and RBST trees in simple, parent pointer, and threaded flavors. The BST backed lists are all-purpose lists, allowing for sequential and random access. The complexity for most operations is log(N), including reading, inserting, and deleting, random or sequential. Other library features include pointer sets and tries. A collection of demo, test, and data structure comparison programs is included.

Release Notes: Bugs were fixed.

Tags: C, Libraries, POSIX, Software Development

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

sql2o 1.4.1

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:24
sql2o is a Java library which allows you to run SQL queries and parse the result into your POJOs using only a few lines of code.

Release Notes: A statement leak was fixed.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Java library, Java API, SQL, SQL Query, Java, jdbc

Licenses: MIT License

Categories: open source

LimeSurvey 2.05+ Build 140422

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:19
LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is a Web application that interacts with MySQL, MSSQL, or Postgres to develop surveys, publish surveys, and collect responses to surveys. Once a survey has been created, data can be inserted into the survey either by a "pretty" public screen which presents each question one at a time, or by a quick and nasty data entry screen. It includes the capacity to generate individualized "tokens", so that invitations can be issued to participants. It also has the capacity to set conditions on whether questions will display (branching), numerous question types, and a basic statistics function.

Release Notes: Plugin capability was improved. The whole plugin concept is still in its childhood and some functions might be still missing. About 40 translations were updated and 10 new languages were added.

Tags: Internet, Web

Licenses: GPLv2+

Categories: open source

Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:07
Iddo Genuth writes "Earlier today Lytro introduced a new light-field camera called Illum. This is the second camera with this innovative refocusing technology from the California based company founded in 2006. The new camera is a more advanced version of the first camera introduced in 2012. It has a much larger sensor with four times the resolution (Lytro still uses the term megarays instead of megapixels), a much larger and longer zoom lens with a f/2 constant aperture and of course the ability to refocus after you take a picture (the new Illum can refocus on many more points in the image compared to the older version). Users will also have more control of the camera, a larger screen, and the ability to create regular JPEG images or videos made from the refocused images they capture."

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Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:07
Iddo Genuth writes "Earlier today Lytro introduced a new light-field camera called Illum. This is the second camera with this innovative refocusing technology from the California based company founded in 2006. The new camera is a more advanced version of the first camera introduced in 2012. It has a much larger sensor with four times the resolution (Lytro still uses the term megarays instead of megapixels), a much larger and longer zoom lens with a f/2 constant aperture and of course the ability to refocus after you take a picture (the new Illum can refocus on many more points in the image compared to the older version). Users will also have more control of the camera, a larger screen, and the ability to create regular JPEG images or videos made from the refocused images they capture."

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Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:07
Iddo Genuth writes "Earlier today Lytro introduced a new light-field camera called Illum. This is the second camera with this innovative refocusing technology from the California based company founded in 2006. The new camera is a more advanced version of the first camera introduced in 2012. It has a much larger sensor with four times the resolution (Lytro still uses the term megarays instead of megapixels), a much larger and longer zoom lens with a f/2 constant aperture and of course the ability to refocus after you take a picture (the new Illum can refocus on many more points in the image compared to the older version). Users will also have more control of the camera, a larger screen, and the ability to create regular JPEG images or videos made from the refocused images they capture."

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Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:07
Iddo Genuth writes "Earlier today Lytro introduced a new light-field camera called Illum. This is the second camera with this innovative refocusing technology from the California based company founded in 2006. The new camera is a more advanced version of the first camera introduced in 2012. It has a much larger sensor with four times the resolution (Lytro still uses the term megarays instead of megapixels), a much larger and longer zoom lens with a f/2 constant aperture and of course the ability to refocus after you take a picture (the new Illum can refocus on many more points in the image compared to the older version). Users will also have more control of the camera, a larger screen, and the ability to create regular JPEG images or videos made from the refocused images they capture."

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Categories: news

Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:07
Iddo Genuth writes "Earlier today Lytro introduced a new light-field camera called Illum. This is the second camera with this innovative refocusing technology from the California based company founded in 2006. The new camera is a more advanced version of the first camera introduced in 2012. It has a much larger sensor with four times the resolution (Lytro still uses the term megarays instead of megapixels), a much larger and longer zoom lens with a f/2 constant aperture and of course the ability to refocus after you take a picture (the new Illum can refocus on many more points in the image compared to the older version). Users will also have more control of the camera, a larger screen, and the ability to create regular JPEG images or videos made from the refocused images they capture."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:07
Iddo Genuth writes "Earlier today Lytro introduced a new light-field camera called Illum. This is the second camera with this innovative refocusing technology from the California based company founded in 2006. The new camera is a more advanced version of the first camera introduced in 2012. It has a much larger sensor with four times the resolution (Lytro still uses the term megarays instead of megapixels), a much larger and longer zoom lens with a f/2 constant aperture and of course the ability to refocus after you take a picture (the new Illum can refocus on many more points in the image compared to the older version). Users will also have more control of the camera, a larger screen, and the ability to create regular JPEG images or videos made from the refocused images they capture."

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AMD Catalyst 14.4 RC now available for Windows and Linux

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:00

Hexus: AMD has made its Catalyst 14.4 Windows and Linux drivers available for download.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Battery-production problems delay anorexic 5.5-inch 'iPhone Air'

The Register - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:43
Don't know about too rich, but apparently you can be too thin

The challenge of developing a battery slim enough for a 5.5-inch iPhone, nicknamed (暱稱) the "iPhone Air" by the parts-supply industry, may push that handset's introduction back until next year.…

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Asteroids as powerful as NUCLEAR BOMBS strike Earth TWICE YEARLY

The Register - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:42
Cold War tech detects worldwide hit rate

A study using data from monitoring stations designed to enforce a nuclear test ban treaty shows that the Earth is enduring far more dangerous asteroid impacts than previously thought.…

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Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES

The Register - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:32
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that

Apple has patented a system that will automatically detect when a user is driving, and lock out texting and other potentially distracting activities.…

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Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:24
An anonymous reader writes "Despite the high news coverage that large breaches receive, and despite tales told by their friends about losing their laptops for a few days while a malware infection is cleared up, employees generally believe they are immune to security risks. They think those types of things happen to other, less careful people. Training users how to properly create and store strong passwords, and putting measures in place that tell individuals the password they've created is 'weak' can help change behavior. But how do we embed this training in our culture?"

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