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Net neutrality: Someone WILL sue. So will the FCC's rules hold up?

The Register - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:29
A deep look into the legality of chairman Wheeler's Title II plans

Analysis More details about what is contained within new net neutrality rules outlined yesterday by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler have made it a virtual certainty that they will be approved by the watchdog later this month.…

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Fire at warehouse in southern China kills 17

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:12
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A fire at a warehouse in China has killed at least 17 people, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, the latest disaster in a country with a poor record on work safety.

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Indonesia to execute two Australians for drug offences this month

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:01
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Australian members of the "Bali Nine" drug trafficking ring, arrested in Bali in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8 kg (18 lb) of heroin to Australia, will be executed this month, a government official said on Friday, ignoring clemency pleas from their home country.
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Major US news organisations to develop ROBOT JOURNALISTS

The Register - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:01
NYT, Washington Post, AP, Gannett in sinister alliance

In a development whose potential sinister consequences would be difficult to exaggerate, a number of major US new organisations have banded together in an alliance for the purpose of developing news-gathering robots.…

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How To Scan And Check A WordPress Website Security Using WPScan, Nmap, And Nikto

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:00

Unixmen: WPScan is a black box WordPress Security Scanner written in Ruby which attempts to find known security weaknesses within WordPress installations

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Mandriva: 2015:037: vorbis-tools - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:43 Updated vorbis-tools package fixes security vulnerability: oggenc/oggenc.c in vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a crafted raw file (CVE-2014-9640). [More...]
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Assange's cop chaperones have cost £10 MEEELLION to date

The Register - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:30
That's about $16,000 US dollars a day - for FREEDOM, forever!

Blighty has haemorrhaged A$19.6 million (£10 million, US$15.3 million) on the security detail guarding platinum-topped Wikileaks boss Julian Assange during his stay at the Ecuador embassy in London.…

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You're too NSX-y for this straitjacket

The Register - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:02
VCE and VMware are taking network virtualisation beyond the big end of town

EMC's recently-reintegrated hyperconverged storage arm VCE yesterday announced a new “VCE Foundation for Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud”.…

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Mandriva: 2015:036: python-django - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:39 Updated python-django packages fix security vulnerabilities: Jedediah Smith discovered that Django incorrectly handled underscores in WSGI headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to spoof headers in certain environments (CVE-2015-0219). [More...]
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Oracle tosses its Linux into Docker's repository

The Register - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:31
If you can't beat 'em ...

Oracle sometimes seems to be a bit miffed by enthusiasm for Linux container darling Docker because its own Solaris “Zones” have done containers for ages.…

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With Insider Help, ID Theft Ring Stole $700,000 In Apple Gift Cards

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:31
itwbennett writes The Manhattan District Attorney's office has indicted five people for using personal information stolen from around 200 people to fund the purchase of hundreds of thousands of dollars in Apple gift cards, which in turn were used to buy Apple products. "Using stolen information to purchase Apple products is one of the most common schemes employed by cybercrime and identity theft rings today," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. "We see in case after case how all it takes is single insider at a company—in this instance, allegedly, a receptionist in a dentists' office—to set an identity theft ring in motion, which then tries to monetize the stolen information by purchasing Apple goods for resale or personal use," he said.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Mandriva: 2015:035: libvirt - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:30 Updated libvirt packages fix security vulnerability: The XML getters for for save images and snapshots objects don't check ACLs for the VIR_DOMAIN_XML_SECURE flag and might possibly dump security sensitive information. A remote attacker able to establish [More...]
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Mandriva: 2015:034: jasper - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:24 Updated jasper packages fix security vulnerabilities: An off-by-one flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way JasPer decoded JPEG 2000 image files. A specially crafted file could cause an application using JasPer to crash or, possibly, [More...]
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Mandriva: 2015:033: java-1.7.0-openjdk - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:16 Updated java-1.7.0 packages fix security vulnerabilities: A flaw was found in the way the Hotspot component in OpenJDK verified bytecode from the class files. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use this flaw to bypass Java sandbox restrictions [More...]
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WHERE'S WALLY? He's in this algorithm, says developer

The Register - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:02
Stripey-shirted cartoon fugitive spotted by Python program

The location of stripe-shirt-wearing picture book character Wally has been nailed down by cold hard algorithms.…

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