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Special Report: How Cairo is taking the fight to Sinai militants

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:36
HUSAYNAT, Egypt (Reuters) - At a remote spot in the Sinai desert last month, a commander of Egypt's most feared Islamist group outlined his hopes of toppling the country's government.
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Microsoft Open Sources CoreCLR, the </nobr>.NET Execution Engine

Slashdot - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:17
An anonymous reader writes: As part of Microsoft's continuing project to open source the .NET framework, the company has announced that CoreCLR, the execution engine for .NET Core, is now available on GitHub. CoreCLR handles things like garbage collection, compilation to machine code, and IL byte code loading. The .NET team said, "We have released the complete and up-to-date CoreCLR implementation, which includes RyuJIT, the .NET GC, native interop and many other .NET runtime components. ... We will be adding Linux and Mac implementations of platform-specific components over the next few months. We already have some Linux-specific code in .NET Core, but we're really just getting started on our ports. We wanted to open up the code first, so that we could all enjoy the cross-platform journey from the outset."

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German 700MHz auction signals start of Euro spectrum flogoffs

The Register - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:54
UK might, possibly, maybe join in - by, er, 2022

Germany is to be the first country in Europe to flog off the 700MHz frequency band, with auctions taking place in May and June this year.…

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Google Trades Technicality for Brevity With New SSL Warning

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:40
LinuxSecurity.com: Many users do not understand, let-alone listen to, browser-based SSL warnings. Google wants to change that and its newest browser warnings are based on years of interdisciplinary research about how human beings respond to warning signs.
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FBI put Anonymous 'hacktivist' Jeremy Hammond on terrorism watchlist

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:34
LinuxSecurity.com: The prominent Anonymous "hacktivist" Jeremy Hammond, who participated in some of the hacking collective's most audacious cyber acts, was placed by the FBI on a terrorism watchlist, the Daily Dot reported on Monday.
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O2 notifies data cops 'for courtesy' ... AFTER <i>El Reg</i> intervenes in email phish dustup

The Register - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:28
Suggests customers must have lost their own data

O2 has denied that it's suffered a serious data breach after customers began receiving sophisticated phishing emails that appeared to have been sent by the mobile operator late last month.…

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BMW Fixes Software Flaw that Affected 2.2 Million Cars (February 2, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

BMW has remotely fixed a vulnerability in software used in some of its cars that could have been exploited to open the vehicles' doors using a mobile phone.......

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US Army Shares Dshell on GitHub (February 2, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

The US Army Research Lab has posted a forensic network analysis tool to GitHub, an open software repository.......

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Adobe Will Patch Third Flash Vulnerability in Two Weeks (February 2, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

Adobe has released an advisory about yet another flaw in Flash Player.......

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E-Gov Cyber Division Will Oversee Dot-Gov Network Security (February 2, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

A new White House cyber security squad will make sure that agencies notify people whose information has been compromised in breaches.......

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Obama's 2016 Budget Proposal Includes US $14 Billion for Cyber Security (February 2 & 3, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

President Obama's 2016 budget proposal asks for US $14 billion to improve protection of government and private networks from attacks.......

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UK Information Commissioner's Office Can Now Conduct Data Security Audits on NHS (February 2, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) now has the authority to conduct data protection audits at NHS (National Health Service) organizations.......

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Apple iOS Updated to Version 8.1.3 (February 2, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

Apple has released an update for its mobile device operating system.......

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Verizon to Let Cookies Crumble (January 30 & February 1, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

Verizon says it will let its customers opt out of having their online activity on smartphones and tablets tracked with so-called "unkillable" tracking identifier, also known as super cookies.......

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ZeroAccess Botnet Operating Again (January 29 & 30, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

The ZeroAccess botnet, which was taken down in a cooperative effort between Microsoft and international law enforcement more than a year ago, appears to be active once again.......

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Ghost Flaw may Also be Exploitable Through WordPress, Other PHP Apps (January 30, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:48

The critical Ghost flaw in the Linux glibc library may be remotely exploited through WordPress and other PHP applications.......

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