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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com! Good idea!
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. ;)
IRTS Radio News Bulletin, Sunday 19th October 2014
Irish Radio Transmitters Society Radio News Bulletin Sunday 19th October 2014
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. ______________________________________________
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. ______________________________________________
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 ______________________________________________
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 ______________________________________________
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. ______________________________________________
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. ______________________________________________
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. ______________________________________________
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