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Docker Update Addresses Critical Flaw (November 25, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58

Docker developers have released a security update for the Linux application containerization software to address a critical flaw that could be exploited to elevate access privileges and execute code remotely.......

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Craigslist Suffers DNS Redirect Attack (November 24, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58

Some Craigslist users found themselves redirected to several other websites on the evening of Sunday, November 23.......

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European Police Arrest 15 for Remote Access Trojan Use (November 21 & 22, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58

Police in seven European countries have arrested a total of 15 people in connection with allegedly using remote access Trojans (RATs) to conduct cyber crimes.......

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PayPal Patches Flaw (November 21, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58

PayPal has patched a remote code execution flaw in its web application and API that was detected 18 months ago.......

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WordPress Updates Address Critical Flaws (November 21 & 24, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58

WordPress has issued updates for several versions of its content management system software.......

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Private Investigator Fined for Illegal Data Access (November 24, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58

A private investigator has been fined 5,000 Euros for gaining access to the Garda Pulse system without authorization.......

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UK Bill Would Expand Service Law Enforcement Access to Internet User Information (November 23 & 24, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58

UK home secretary Theresa May is expected to propose a bill that would require companies to provide law enforcement agencies with information about the identities of people using computers and mobile devices.......

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U.S. issues travel warning for Djibouti over terror threat

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:58
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States has issued a warning to travelers citing "specific threats from terrorism" aimed at Western and local interests in the east African nation of Djibouti.
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Exclusive: Online protest delays EU plan to resolve U.S. trade row

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:45
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European campaigners against an EU-U.S. accord have held up progress towards the world's biggest free trade deal by deluging an online public consultation that EU officials had hoped would help them unblock a key issue.
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Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with <i>The Register</i>

The Register - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:44
Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion

Most car marques – Lagonda, Ford, Morgan and so on – have a proud history and the respective car clubs often worship the original form; if you present a car for judging, it had better be exactly as per factory spec. Or else.…

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Israel's lurch to the right dims two-state peace prospects

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:33
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A cartoon in Israel's left-leaning Haaretz newspaper showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu studying a poster made by his publicity team of Mahmoud Abbas, the mild-mannered, soft-featured Palestinian president.
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Yes, UK. Johnny Foreigner has better mobe services than you

The Register - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:32
EE best of a disappointing lot

UK readers, what you've always suspected has been proven true – even the weakest mobile networks abroad perform better than some of our best. This is according to German mobile network survey company P3, which this week published solid numbers on mobile network coverage.…

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Universal Credit CRISIS: Up to £200m in IT spend WASTED – NAO

The Register - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:16
Get ready for a write-off, say auditors

Around £219m in IT investments in the much-maligned Universal Credit programme may be written off, a National Audit Office report has revealed today.…

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Amazon Fire Phone: What's MISSING... and why it WON'T set the world alight

The Register - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:03
You fought hard and you saved and earned. But all of it's going to burn...

Review Having a headline piece of consumer tech crash and burn in the US market is every company's nightmare and that's exactly what happened to Amazon’s Fire Phone. Sales of the AT&T exclusive have been disappointing, to put it mildly, with the failure blamed on overly ambitious pricing and mediocre hardware.…

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Mandriva: 2014:229: libvncserver

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:03
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated libvncserver packages fix security vulnerabilities: A malicious VNC server can trigger incorrect memory management handling by advertising a large screen size parameter to the VNC client. This would result in multiple memory corruptions and could allow remote [More...]
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Two FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson unrest: broadcaster

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 05:59
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two FBI officers were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday, though it was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to racially-charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, media reported.
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Juncker unveils investment plan to kick-start EU growth

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 05:54
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Commission presented a plan on Wednesday for some 300 billion euros ($375 billion) of largely private new investment in the European Union, saying it was time to kick-start growth without adding to public debt.






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Israeli president criticizes divisive Jewish nation-state bill

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 05:47
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter to its founding fathers' vision of equality for Arab citizens.
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Inside Aurora: how disruptive is Amazon’s MySQL clone?

The Register - Wed, 2014-11-26 05:46
Storage engine made for the cloud – shame it's only for MySQL

At its recent re:Invent conference in Atlanta, Amazon announced its new database engine Aurora, claiming it to be a commercial grade database engine at open-source cost. “It’s at least as available, durable and fault-tolerant as the enterprise editions of the proprietary commercial database engines and high-end SANs,” said senior AWS VP Andy Jassy, “and it’s a tenth of the cost.”…

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Saudis signal no push for oil cut as market to 'stabilize itself'

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 05:43
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC leader Saudi Arabia signaled on Wednesday it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the producer group's meeting this week, a day after Russia refused to cooperate in any production cut. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he expected the oil market "to stabilize itself eventually" but did not comment on talks with Russia held on Tuesday, which produced no firm pledge from Moscow to help support flagging oil prices.






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