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How to check for SSL POODLE / SSLv3 bug? How to fix Nginx?
How to check for SSL POODLE / SSLv3 bug? How to fix Nginx?
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Google has just disclosed SSL POODLE vulnerability which is a design flaw in SSLv3. Since it is a design flaw in the protocol itself and not an implementation bug, there will be no patches. Only way to mitigate this is to disable SSLv3 in your web server or application using SSL.




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Microsoft, Adobe Push Critical Security Fixes
Krebs on Security

Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle each released updates today to plug critical security holes in their products. Adobe released patches for its Flash Player and Adobe AIR software. A patch from Oracle fixes at least 25 flaws in Java. And Microsoft pushed patches to fix at least two-dozen vulnerabilities in a number of Windows components, including Office, Internet Explorer and .NET.




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Respectful Software
Yet Another Me " Post: Respectful Software

The question, strange as it may sound, is not only valid but also becoming more and more important these days. If you think that the four freedoms are enough to guarantee that the Free Software will respect the user, you are probably being oversimplistic. The four freedoms are essential, but they are not sufficient.




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Surveillance in Schools
Surveillance in Schools
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The lessons in schools are equipping kids with relevant skills so they can work in Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and the likes ...




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Who?s Watching Your WebEx?
Krebs on Security
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KrebsOnSecurity spent a good part of the past week working with Cisco to alert more than four dozen companies - many of them household names - about regular corporate WebEx conference meetings that lack passwords and are thus open to anyone who wants to listen in.




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InnoDB General Tablespaces ? Preview
InnoDB General Tablespaces - Preview
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The new InnoDB Labs release contains the ability to create and use independent multi-table general tablespaces. This feature will provide a way to group tables together into tablespaces at a location and filename of your choosing. Tables using row formats of Redundant, Compact, and Dynamic can be combined together into the same general tablespace.




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How James Bamford Came to Write The Puzzle Palace
How James Bamford Came to Write The Puzzle Palace
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Interesting essay about James Bamford and his efforts to publish The Puzzle Palace over the NSA's objections. Required reading for those who think the NSA's excesses are somehow new.




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New To Fedora? Some Stuff You Might Want To Know
New To Fedora? Some Stuff You Might Want To Know
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There is alot of features that you might didn't know about that existed in Fedora. Let's start with list 2 of the features. This feature creates delta RPM packages (.drpm) that are binary "patches" to the existing RPM packages.




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Online Activism and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Online Activism and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
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Is there someone strong enough to say No! without asking big.govs servant justice for help? A real grasroots movement? The hacktivist scene is too small and even the NSA story meant nothing to most of the people out there. If they see a cam in the streets they think of a recorder, not of face recognition.




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MySQL compression: Compressed and Uncompressed data size
MySQL compression: Compressed & Uncompressed data size
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by Peter Zaitsev MySQL has information_schema.tables that contain information such as "data_length" or "avg_row_length." Documentation on this table however is quite poor, making an assumption that those fields are self explanatory - they are not when it comes to tables that employ compression. And this is where inconsistency is born.




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Malware Based Credit Card Breach at Kmart
Krebs on Security
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Sears Holding Co. late Friday said it recently discovered that point-of-sale registers at its Kmart stores were compromised by malicious software that stole customer credit and debit card information. The company says it has removed the malware from store registers and contained the breach, but that the investigation is ongoing.




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Dairy Queen Confirms Breach at 395 Stores
Krebs on Security
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Nationwide fast-food chain Dairy Queen on Thursday confirmed that malware installed on cash registers at some 395 stores resulted in the theft of customer credit and debit card information. The acknowledgement comes nearly six weeks after this publication first broke the news that multiple banks were reporting indications of a card breach at Dairy Queen locations across the country.




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Automated configuration analysis for Mozilla?s TLS guidelines
Automated configuration analysis for Mozilla's TLS guidelines
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My friend Herbert has been doing a lot of work to make better the world a little safer. Glad he's getting some recognition. Here's a great article on testing your server for proper SSL/TLS config...




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Signed Malware = Expensive ?Oops? for HP
Krebs on Security

Computer and software industry maker HP is in the process of notifying customers about a seemingly harmless security incident in 2010 that nevertheless could prove expensive for the company to fix and present unique support problems for users of its older products. Earlier this week, HP quietly produced several client advisories stating that on Oct.




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Greg Sabino Mullane: Postgres copy schema with pg_dump


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News: Open SSH 6.7 released.
About me and my life ...
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The developers have begun a restructuring of the code. It base to make parts of Open SSH as a library to access. The Open-BSD developers write here about this new released: OpenSSH 6.7 has just been released. It will be available from the mirrors listed at http://www.openssh.com/ shortly.




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Avoiding MySQL ERROR 1069 by explicitly naming indexes
Mechanics of Flite - Avoiding MySQL ERROR 1069 by explicitly naming indexes
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Avoiding MySQL ERROR 1069 by Explicitly Naming Indexes Since I recently wrote about both MySQL error 1071 and error 1070 I decided to continue the ...




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BadUSB Code Has Been Published
BadUSB Code Has Been Published
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This isn't just about the fact that this device can be attacked with malware, this is about the fact that USB devices have access to more than they should. If you plug a USB thumb drive into a port on the same controller as your keyboard or wifi card, it can snoop all of that information or spoof the device (e.g.




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Shinguz: Migration between MySQL/Percona Server and MariaDB
Migration between MySQL/Percona Server and MariaDB

This week we did some migrations from MariaDB 10.0 to Percona Server 5.6 at the IT department of a big German bank. We were perfectly aware that since version 10.0 the MariaDB code base started to diverge slightly away from the MySQL and Percona Server code base which are still pretty close to each other.




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Keith Fiske: A Small Database Does Not Mean Small shared_buffers
Keith's Ramblings...

As a followup to my previous blog post, A Large Database Does Not Mean Large shared_buffers, I had some more interesting findings applying the queries in that blog post to another client recently.




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Yellow Sticky of Doom in the Cloud
Yellow Sticky of Doom in the Cloud
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The password managers we discussed in the last post are a good start. If you only use one system a local password database is all you need. Most people have multiple ?devices? - a PC, a laptop, a s...




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Jon Patterns

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2 months ago
wrote the following post:
Memories may be rewired in the brain

http://www.scienceonline.info/post/memories-may-be-rewired-in-the-brain

#science #research #news


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n0opy

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5 days ago
Baromètre de Google : 60% des Français se renseignent sur le Web ... - Zone Numérique http://t.co/voAmL1KYaw #geek #techno #news


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jpope

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5 days ago

An outstanding critical thinking guide from "On The Media" about how to regard breaking news coverage of infectious diseases. #CFB3333 #KNW2333



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n0opy

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5 days ago
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 : Mise à jour Android 5.0 Lollipop bientôt ... - meltyStyle http://t.co/kZQttRnozq #geek #techno #news


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Android_Actus

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5 days ago
RT @n0opy : Samsung Galaxy Note 4 : Mise à jour Android 5.0 Lollipop bientôt ... - meltyStyle http://t.co/kZQttRnozq #geek #techno #news


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n0opy

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6 days ago
Heure d'hiver: une heure en moins, 20 minutes de sommeil en plus - Pourquoi Docteur ? http://t.co/qpTjBCIwsI #geek #techno #news


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Interactions247

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Maelstrom - Adversarial Design @ http://t.co/jYXETcsbdo #Electronic #Techno #NewSounds


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Porsche Experience Center : Le Mans en terrain conquis - Le Point http://t.co/VfPlbtGPNF #geek #techno #news


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Propagation

To my knowledge, there is no collective name for
#Diaspora,
#Friendica and
#Red.

Or is there?!

Any suggestions if there isn't??

Federated social networks ?

and today gnusocial is out they started the federation few years ago

Federated Social Networks sounds about right even though that's just a feature for the RedMatrix.

I was looking for just one word really, rather than a term.

Like "fedsocnet" ? It's a word if you really want it hard enough :D

Not all distributed social networks are federated. These three can be called federated because connections can be added from more than one platform - e.g. diaspora contacts can be added to RedMatrix and Friendica and vice versa.

A tomato is both a fruit and a vegetable but not all vegetables are fruits.

Being a startrek fan I like "The Federation" better than "The Distribution" (which sounds like a Linux OS that thinks it's the only one). And "Red" has connotations that alot of people might not like (like "Red China," or "Red states" who elect Republicans), or that aren't politically correct, like "Redskins." Diaspora means distributed though, so let's call them all "the cyberspace diaspora."

Yeah! The Federation. I'm all in on this one. It's got a great pedigree and describes exactly what the networks are.

When people talk about "federation" in the context of Diaspora, they're usually talking about federation among the pods, not among other social networks.

But we can also use it to talk about the federation of decentralized "pods" like Frendica and whatever else there is.

Yes Brent, I have noticed that too, and it bugs the shit out of me. I have even used it in that context and scolded myself afterward.

What else would you call it, though? Federation among pods is an important thing to discuss, especially since there are apparently still some kinks to be worked out.

It could be called pod distribution...

Most everyone is probably too accustomed to incorrectly calling it federation to get them to change though.



And "Red" has connotations that alot of people might not like


So does Diaspora, amigo. So does Diaspora.

Diaspora has come to refer particularly to historical mass dispersions of an involuntary nature, such as the expulsion of Jews from Judea, the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Europeans from north western Europe, the southern Chinese or Hindus of South Asia during the coolie trade, or the century-long exile of the Messenians under Spartan rule.[3]



Touche', Mike.

I personally don't care what it's called. "Federation" is a pretty good term for going between the networks. Each platform is "distributed" but, the fact that they all talk together builds the Federation.

Nonetheless, high fives to the
#diaspora,
#friendica and
#redmatrix devs to enable this ability to talk between the platforms. \o

Fediverse? (seen that one used on statusnet ages ago)

I've personally been calling it the free web for some time now. It rolls off the tongue a bit easier than federated. I previously called it the indie web, but there's now a project by that name with a slightly different (although not completely incompatible) philosophy.

Federation -- yus! And yeah I had a few non D* folk comment on the term Diaspora. I never really thought about it myself. And nowadays if you look up the word Diaspora, it's all over the place.

fidonet and usenet had federation decades ago

so did email...


even the word "internet" hints at federation!

I'm going to make a suggestion. We call our pods Constellations and the aggregate of them all who communicate together The Federation or Federations. Constellations credit to jaya@diasporabrazil.org! Good idea!

I've also got a soft spot for "the rebel alliance".
#justsayin

I like it! The Federation of Rebel Alliances.

Cool thread :)

I'm still searching for that one magical word though, one word that describes all three networks. So when I use this magical new word everyone will know that I am specifically referring to D/F/R.

the wonderweb

"Rediaspica" tickles my pun-sense, but I must admit, "The Federation" is just too perfect not to go with it. Great thread, everybody!

indeed -

The Federation | La Federación | La Fédération | die Föderation.

A good name should be easily translatable, methinks

en attendant l'arrivée des vulcains ....

Vulcan Language Dictionary : Teraya-eingelsu . Yeah, we'll have to revise this when they arrive.

Ha! The Federation LIVES! Next stop, second star to the right...

Oh, while we're at it - why not

diatrixica


DIAspora + red maTRIX + friendICA

?

:-)

Freenet is a decentralized encrypted data store.
It is it's own thing.

Personally, whatever word that is finally ever agreed upon shouldn't be a mix of Diaspora+Friendica+Red Matrix. Not only is it super cheesy, hopefully in the future it's not just these three networks... I also agree that it should be a single word.

"Federation" is a long standing term for these distributed services but, the term also doesn't fully capture the overall essence. Yet, it's still a pretty strong term for what each team is doing here.

But, to go on @Mike Macgirvin's "the rebel alliance" idea, "
alliance " is a damn near perfect term.
A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes...

And then, we can easily geek out and call it The Rebel Alliance and be happy. ;)

Of course, this is all
#IMHO.

sporedica :)

*Like Phle, I was just kidding ;) * I think alliance is beautiful. And it is easily translatable to ES, FR, IT, GE... Alliance comes from the latin ad+ligare, which means literally to link together.


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Scott Forrester

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1 month ago
Sunday Sesh
Free Sunday Day Parties consisting of underground music ...
Community: 247 like this

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NATO Conducts Naval Warfare Maneuvers In The Baltic #WakeUp http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/?p=31349


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"newsteam at irts dot ie"

via Rec.radio.amateur.misc

2 weeks ago
IRTS Radio News Bulletin, Sunday 19th October 2014
Irish Radio Transmitters Society
Radio News Bulletin
Sunday 19th October 2014

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EI News Calling

Ei News is published on the first day every month and clubs are
requested to submit details of their club activities and events well in
advance of this date. Submissions to the Editor of EINews, Steve EI5DD
on wrights1 /at/ gmail.com.
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UKEICC 80m SSB Contest

The first SSB contest organised by the UK & Ireland Contest Club
takes place on Wednesday 22nd October.

It's a one-hour 80m contest starting at 9pm local time. You can work
anyone, and the exchange is your 4-character locator square, for
example IO63, with points based on distance. SD by EI5DI will log and
score your QSOs, and is free from ei5di.com.

Logs have to be uploaded within 1 hour of the end of the contest - by
11pm. For last month's CW contest, the results were published 15
minutes later, with four EI stations listed.

Please join in and enjoy the fun.
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Hurdy Gurdy Museum and Science Week

The Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio will be participating in
Science Week again this year. Check out the website at:
http://bit.ly/1wbV0qE
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Amateur Station Licence Examination

The next Amateur Station Licence Examination will be held on Thursday,
27th November in the ComReg Offices in Dublin. Full details, including
entry procedure, examination fee and how to pay the fee on line are
available at www.irts.ie/exam . Please note that it is necessary to
download the application form from the web page and forward the
completed form and the appropriate fee so as to secure a place for the
examination. If you pay the fee on line you must still complete and
forward the application form. The closing date for receipt of completed
applications is Tuesday 11th November. Three Exam Reports which were
previously published in Echo Ireland are now available on the Downloads
section of the website at www.irts.ie/downloads under Studying for the
Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate. These reports contain
very useful information for anyone studying for the Licence Examination
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Dominica on 5MHz

The Dominica National Telecommunications Regulator has permitted
Amateur operation on five 3 kHz-wide channels on 5 Mhz. This allocation
is applicable to General and Advanced licensees only. These are -
5330.5, 5346.5, 5355.5, 5371.5 and 5403.5 kHz at 50W pep SSB
http://www.ectel.int/images/Amateur-Radio-39-2012.pdf

Please note that the Dominica (J7) 5 MHz allocation should not be
confused with the Dominican Republic (HI), which also has a 5 MHz
allocation.
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DX News

A 4-man team will operate from the Marquesas Islands from 18 - 26
October. The callsign will be TX7G and they will operate all bands 80 -
10m from a beach location. QSL info is via ClubLog OQRS or direct to
N7SMI.

A Polish team will activate Christmas Island with the callsign VK9XSP
until 31 October. They will use all bands 160 - 6m SSB, CW and RTTY.
QSL info is via ClubLog OQRS or direct to SP6IXF.

A group of Spanish operators will sign CN2RY, CN2XX, CN2JR and CN2C
from Morocco from 22 - 27 October. They will be active on HF using SSB,
CW and RTTY.

Another group of Spaniards will be going a bit further afield to
operate XX9R from Macao from 23 October - 1 November. This trip will
take in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest on 25/26 October.
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ATV Activity

Ronnie EI9ED reports that EI2SDR is sending pictures of Dublin Bay on
frequency 2390 MHz from 3Rock. It is on test and orientated towards
Dublin and Dundalk. Rx Input 1240 MHz will be available next with DTMF
Control via 144.775.
______________________________________________

Items for inclusion in next week's Radio News can be submitted via
e-mail to "newsteam /at/ irts / dot / ie" for automatic forwarding to
both the radio and printed news services. Urgent news items for the
radio news may be telephoned to the radio news editor, Aidan, EI7JC on
085 7100511.

Please note that items for the radio news should reach the editor no
later than midday on Thursday in order to be guaranteed inclusion in
the following Sunday's bulletin.


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### cops blow out tires of pregnant woman in labor, hold her at gunpoint for not stopping

source: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/iowa-cops-blow-out-tires-of-pregnant-woman-in-labor-hold-her-at-gunpoint-for-not-stopping/



### cops blow out tires of pregnant woman in labor, hold her at gunpoint for not stopping

source: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/iowa-cops-blow-out-tires-of-pregnant-woman-in-labor-hold-her-at-gunpoint-for-not-stopping/



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Anonymiss

via Diaspora

2 weeks ago
### boss: We don't want a , we want the front door to phones

source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/fbi_director_we_dont_want_a_backdoor_to_your_phone_we_want_the_front_door/



### boss: We don't want a , we want the front door to phones

source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/fbi_director_we_dont_want_a_backdoor_to_your_phone_we_want_the_front_door/



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Anonymiss

via Diaspora

2 weeks ago
### Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock on wrong home

source: http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/aiyana-stanley-jones-raid/



### Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock on wrong home

source: http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/aiyana-stanley-jones-raid/



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