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Ubuntu 14.04 - There has never been a better time to switch to Linux

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 17:00

 EverydayLinuxUser: If you are ever going to move to Linux, now has to be the right time.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs.






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600 school sysadmins sacked in New South Wales

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:32
Letter from Department of Education tells principals to hire direct

The Department of Education and Communities (DEC) in the Australian state of New South Wales has chosen not to continue funding a program that paid for sysadmins in many schools.…

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privacyIDEA 1.0dev7

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:26
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: Improved SMS provider configuration and the addition of a preset for the clickatel SMS gateway.

Release Tags: SMS Gateway, 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

Hack A Day Prize is a Trip To Space (Video)

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:16
Last month, at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, Timothy Lord spotted a guy wearing a very large piece of headgear that included two crossed wrenches. The guy turned out to be Mike Szczys, Managing Editor of hackaday.com, which says, "The Hackaday Prize will send one person into space for building the next evolution of hardware." That's certainly of interest to the hardware hacker/maker crowd. How they're going to arrange the space flight (probably one of those "just above the atmosphere" hops) isn't specified, but even so the contest is an interesting idea, and the Hack A Day site seems to have some interest hacks and tutorials on it. So go ahead and enter the contest -- and don't forget to take your camera with you on your flight into space, because we'll want to see pictures! (Alternate Video Link)

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Replicating NSA's gadgets using open source

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:00

 net-security: Could I make the gadgets that the agency uses to monitor and locate mobile phones?

Categories: linux, news, open source

Flying cars, submarine cars – Elon Musk says NOTHING is beyond him

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 15:57
Tesla could build an airborne auto 'just for fun'

Not impressed with Tesla Motors' line of all-electric cars so far? The company's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, says he's still thinking of new ways to wow you, as long as he can get the technological kinks ironed out.…

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Iran says six-month extension of nuclear talks may be necessary

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 15:36
GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's talks with global powers on curbing its nuclear program in exchange for an end to sanctions could be extended for another six months if no deal is reached by a July 20 deadline, a senior Iranian official said on Monday.
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South African Schools To Go Textbook Free

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 15:32
An anonymous reader writes "South African education authorities are about to embark on an ambitious plan to take their schools textbook free, using the familiar refrain of one-tablet-per-child to do so. The education minister in Gauteng (the province which covers Johannesburg and Pretoria) has announced a plan to model new schools in the area on Sunward Park, a government school which went all-digital at the start of 2012. Other schools in the state will then follow, along with a plan to extend the project nationally."

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Will New York City Embrace Open Source Code?

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 15:00

GovernmentTechnology: A new proposal by Council Member Benjamin Kallos would require city agencies consider open source software for projects, and establish a code-sharing portal for the city.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Ukraine sees 'understanding' with Russia on peace moves

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:57
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Monday it had reached a "mutual understanding" with Moscow on parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in the east of the country.
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Ukraine, separatists battle to control border with Russia

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:50
MARYNIVKA/LUHANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian border guards stand grim-faced and nervous at the remote Marynivka checkpoint on the frontier with Russia, fearing an attack by pro-Moscow separatists at any time.






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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:45
An anonymous reader writes "Two 14-year-olds hacked a Bank of Montreal ATM after finding an operators manual online that showed how to gain administrative control. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon alerted bank employees after testing the instructions on an ATM at a nearby supermarket. At first the employees thought the boys had the PIN numbers of customers. 'I said: "No, no, no. We hacked your ATM. We got into the operator mode,"' Hewlett was quoted as saying. Then, the bank employees asked for proof. 'So we both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again,' Hewlett said. 'Then I started printing off documentations like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it's made off surcharges. Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.'"

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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:45
An anonymous reader writes "Two 14-year-olds hacked a Bank of Montreal ATM after finding an operators manual online that showed how to gain administrative control. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon alerted bank employees after testing the instructions on an ATM at a nearby supermarket. At first the employees thought the boys had the PIN numbers of customers. 'I said: "No, no, no. We hacked your ATM. We got into the operator mode,"' Hewlett was quoted as saying. Then, the bank employees asked for proof. 'So we both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again,' Hewlett said. 'Then I started printing off documentations like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it's made off surcharges. Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.'"

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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:45
An anonymous reader writes "Two 14-year-olds hacked a Bank of Montreal ATM after finding an operators manual online that showed how to gain administrative control. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon alerted bank employees after testing the instructions on an ATM at a nearby supermarket. At first the employees thought the boys had the PIN numbers of customers. 'I said: "No, no, no. We hacked your ATM. We got into the operator mode,"' Hewlett was quoted as saying. Then, the bank employees asked for proof. 'So we both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again,' Hewlett said. 'Then I started printing off documentations like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it's made off surcharges. Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.'"

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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:45
An anonymous reader writes "Two 14-year-olds hacked a Bank of Montreal ATM after finding an operators manual online that showed how to gain administrative control. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon alerted bank employees after testing the instructions on an ATM at a nearby supermarket. At first the employees thought the boys had the PIN numbers of customers. 'I said: "No, no, no. We hacked your ATM. We got into the operator mode,"' Hewlett was quoted as saying. Then, the bank employees asked for proof. 'So we both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again,' Hewlett said. 'Then I started printing off documentations like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it's made off surcharges. Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.'"

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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:45
An anonymous reader writes "Two 14-year-olds hacked a Bank of Montreal ATM after finding an operators manual online that showed how to gain administrative control. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon alerted bank employees after testing the instructions on an ATM at a nearby supermarket. At first the employees thought the boys had the PIN numbers of customers. 'I said: "No, no, no. We hacked your ATM. We got into the operator mode,"' Hewlett was quoted as saying. Then, the bank employees asked for proof. 'So we both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again,' Hewlett said. 'Then I started printing off documentations like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it's made off surcharges. Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:45
An anonymous reader writes "Two 14-year-olds hacked a Bank of Montreal ATM after finding an operators manual online that showed how to gain administrative control. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon alerted bank employees after testing the instructions on an ATM at a nearby supermarket. At first the employees thought the boys had the PIN numbers of customers. 'I said: "No, no, no. We hacked your ATM. We got into the operator mode,"' Hewlett was quoted as saying. Then, the bank employees asked for proof. 'So we both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again,' Hewlett said. 'Then I started printing off documentations like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it's made off surcharges. Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:45
An anonymous reader writes "Two 14-year-olds hacked a Bank of Montreal ATM after finding an operators manual online that showed how to gain administrative control. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon alerted bank employees after testing the instructions on an ATM at a nearby supermarket. At first the employees thought the boys had the PIN numbers of customers. 'I said: "No, no, no. We hacked your ATM. We got into the operator mode,"' Hewlett was quoted as saying. Then, the bank employees asked for proof. 'So we both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again,' Hewlett said. 'Then I started printing off documentations like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it's made off surcharges. Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.'"

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I, Librarian 3.0

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:20
I, Librarian is a PDF manager or PDF organizer that allows individual researchers or a group of researchers to create an annotated collection of PDF articles. Users may build the virtual library collaboratively, thus sharing the workload of literature mining. It enables smart browsing and fast searching in reference data and PDF files, and includes an advanced tool for mining scientific literature from PubMed, PubMed Central, NASA ADS, arXiv, IEEE Xplore, and HighWire Press.

Release Notes: In the PDF viewer, marker and notes can now be exported as real PDF annotations, pinned notes can be searched from global Advanced and Expert Search forms, and text in PDFs can now be selected and copied. The reference management now has an extended keyboard with additional Latin, Greek, and math characters, improved support for books and chapters, and duplicate detection based on identical titles, title similarity, and identical PDF files. Text from PDF files containing scanned images can now be extracted using OCR. MathML can be used in the rich text note editor.

Tags: PDF, Bibliography

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source