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  • Obama Playing Golf in 50-degree Weather

    11/08/2014 6:52:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 11/08/14 | Keith Koffler
    **SNIP** President Obama is playing golf today with a few of his usual crew of younger White House aides. It’s the 46th time he’s played this year and the 203rd of his presidency.
  • The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes (video)

    09/25/2014 12:57:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 9-25-2014 | Tom Scott
    Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here's a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don't worry: I haven't included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date!
  • Serious OpenSSL bug renders websites wide open

    04/08/2014 11:13:55 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    itnews au ^ | on Apr 8, 2014 8:07 AM | Juha Saarinen
    A serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic library has been discovered that allows attackers to steal information unnoticed. Known as the Heartbleed bug, the vulnerability allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems that run vulnerable versions of OpenSSL, revealing the secret authentication and encryption keys to protect the traffic. User names, passwords and the actual content of the communications can also be read. ... OpenSSL recommends that uses immediately upgrade to version 1.0.1g. If that's not possible, users should recompile OpenSSL with the -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS flag to remove the the heartbeat handshake. The 1.0.2 version of...
  • Woman Finds Huge Silverfish Bug in Soup Served in New York Restaurant

    03/15/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | |March 14, 2014 | Will Lerner
    It’s been a rough week in terms of eaters finding disgusting things in their food. There was Jon Hughes of North Wales, who found a dead shrew inside his bag of potato chips , and Robin Sandusky of New York who found a lizard’s head and arm inside her salad . Making this a trifecta is Natalie Estrella, who found a large, disgusting bug in her soup from a New York restaurant, as WPIX 11 News reports. After finding the bug (and taking a picture), she alerted her waiter. The waiter took the soup away and disposed of the bug,...
  • THE BUG IS BACK (No Sidebar)

    09/03/2013 5:52:20 PM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 8 replies
    2day | self
    The FR main page/display bug seems to have returned... ... No sidebar... Minimum first pages displayed Time to GIT-R-DONE.... (again)
  • America as Pill Bug (great imagery on this piece of Obama foreign policy)

    08/08/2013 7:13:08 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 8, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We’ve all run across the pill bug in our gardens. At the first sign of danger, the tiny paranoid crustacean suddenly turns into a ball — in hopes the danger will have passed when he unrolls. That roly-poly bug can serve as a fair symbol of present-day U.S. foreign policy, especially in our understandable weariness over Iraq, Afghanistan, and the scandals that are overwhelming the Obama administration.
  • Uh-oh, the Free Republic thread amputation glitch is back

    07/27/2013 8:54:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
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  • Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

    06/06/2013 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 98 replies
    MyWay ^ | 6/6/13
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>The order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and is good until July 19, the newspaper reported Wednesday. The order requires Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.</p>
  • McConnell accuses Kentucky liberal PAC of bugging campaign headquarters

    04/10/2013 8:02:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/09/13 08:26 PM ET | Alexandra Jaffe and Justin Sink
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused a Kentucky Democratic super-PAC of bugging his campaign office and asked the FBI to investigate. McConnell lashed out at the group Progress Kentucky after the release of a recording from a Feb. 2 meeting between the senator and his aides in which they debate the merits of attacking actress Ashley Judd’s mental health, views on religion and attitudes about family.
  • Rare Superbug Spreads in US

    02/27/2013 4:58:19 PM PST · by Doogle · 37 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/27/13 | FOX
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting clinicians of an emerging untreatable multidrug-resistant organism in the United States. There are many forms of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), but of the 37 forms reported in the U.S., 15 have been reported in less than a year. The CDC said the increase in CRE means health care providers need to “act aggressively to prevent the emergence and spread of these unusual CRE organisms.” Enterobacteriaceae lives in water, soil and the human gut. These “surperbugs” have developed high levels of resistance to antibiotics – even carbapanems. Individuals who usually develop CRE infections...
  • Sorry about the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem

    01/29/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Sorry that the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem is back again. I'm trying to reach John so he can fix it. No luck so far. Hope he checks his messages soon. I've also asked him what causes this, but he hasn't answered. Hoping we can get a permanent fix soon. Meanwhile, the work around is to set the number of results and items per page to 20 each. Look for the "My Preferences" link under "Account" at the top of any of the latest posts index pages. Thanks
  • FR Problem

    01/17/2013 4:07:15 PM PST · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 01/18/2013 | vanity
    The My Comments page shows over 45 comments for: When I view that post, only 15 comments load.
  • Bacteria that poop gold? Yep, that exists, and it’s in an art exhibit.

    10/05/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WaPoop ^ | 10/05-2012 | By Emi Kolawole
    It won’t retrieve the global economy from the ditch, but there is bacteria that consumes a toxic metal to produce pure gold. Our colleagues over at Slate have produced a video explaining how the super-strong bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans goes about its precious dirty business But before you grab your lab coat and rush out to nab some of the gold -pooping bacteria, stop. It is about as rare as the precious metal itself. And if you’re thinking you can synthesize the reaction in your basement using your gold jewelry, think again. The bacteria is grown on large concentrations of gold...
  • Facebook flooded with complaints after messages 'bug'

    09/24/2012 3:23:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-24-2012 | Shane Richmond
    However, Facebook denied that there had been a privacy breach and claimed the messages were old public messages that were being reposted because of a bug. Some users said that messages they had sent privately on the social network between 2007 and 2009 were being republished into their public timelines on the site. Though it was not clear how many people were affected, there were complaints from users in Britain, America and in Europe. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive, was hit by the bug. His profile showed a message to a friend that said "2009 is going to...
  • Need help with **another** problem (computers this time)

    05/22/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 27 replies
    Self | 5/22/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    I sincerely apologize for taking up so much time from fellow FReepers, but now my computer is acting up. I'm hoping I want have to have the thing wiped clean and Windows reinstalled, but I am not a tecchie and have no idea what to do. My problem is with one of those frequent and usually welcome security updates heralded by the little yellow shield with the exclamation mark. I got this earlier today and it told me three updates were ready to be installed. So I installed them. Problem: the little yellow shield comes back on every time I...
  • Study: Half of supermarket meat may have staph bug

    04/16/2011 7:40:48 AM PDT · by Realman30 · 103 replies
    AP ^ | 04-15-11 | Mike Stobbe
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ, a new report suggests. The new estimate is based on just 136 samples of beef, chicken, pork and turkey purchased from grocery stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Flagstaff, Ariz. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Proper cooking kills the germs, and federal health officials estimate staph accounts for less than 3 percent of foodborne illnesses, far less than more common bugs like salmonella and E. coli.
  • Smelly kudzu-eating bug invades Alabama

    01/17/2011 10:49:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies · 1+ views
    An invasive kudzu-eating bug that swept across Georgia last year has now been detected in Alabama. Though you might be tempted to celebrate the arrival of a bug that eats The Vine That Ate the South, this kudzu bug stinks. Both literally and figuratively. When temperatures drop, the pea-sized bugs -- also known as the lablab bug or the globular stink bug -- invades homes in hordes. When threatened or crushed, they emit a foul odor. University of Georgia entomology Professor Wayne A. Gardner said he's found them 30 stories high, coating the window sills of Atlanta condo high rises,...
  • Bug Burgers

    07/28/2010 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 3+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | July 28, 2010 | Robin Shreeve
    (Would those of us in the West eat bugs if they looked like a Big Mac?) Swansea University in the UK, is the host to this year’s Royal Entomology Society conference and one of the speakers at this year’s conference will be talking about insect protein being a solution to getting rid of famine. On the one hand I say, “Ew.” On the other, I say, “Why not? Other people should eat bugs.” I remember watching a young Christian Bale in the film “Empire of the Sun” His character is in an internment camp, and he's told that if he...
  • 1 in 10 Windows PCs Still Vulnerable to the Conficker Worm, 1 in 25 infected

    04/08/2010 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 680+ views
    Rueters ^ | 04/08/2010
    More than a year after doomsday reports hinted that the Conficker worm would bring down the Internet, one-in-10 Windows PCs still have not been patched to plug the hole the worm wriggles through, new data shows. And 25 of every 1,000 systems are currently infected with the worm. According to Qualys, a security risk and compliance management provider, about 10% of the hundreds of thousands of Windows systems it monitors for customers have not yet applied Microsoft's MS08-067 security update. MS08-067, an out-of-band release that shipped in October 2008, patched a bug in the service Windows uses to connect to...
  • 2010 bug hits millions of German bank cards

    01/07/2010 8:55:56 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 6 replies · 449+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 01/05/2010 | AP
    Credit and debit cards contain software that can't process number ‘2010’ BERLIN - Millions of German bank cards have been affected by a "millennium bug"-like problem because they contain software that can't process the number 2010, an industry group said Tuesday.
  • In Shanghai, the Autumn Game Just Isn't Cricket Anymore

    12/01/2009 1:57:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 2 replies · 333+ views
    WSJ ^ | 01 Dec 2009 | James T. Arredy
    As Bug Fighting Goes Year Round, Fans Bemoan Role of Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Money Like the baseball calendar in the U.S., China's cricket-fighting season is getting longer and longer. Purists fret that the pastime is being threatened by a money culture. Helping lead the effort to upend thousands of years of Chinese tradition is Xu Moxiao, a man determined to lengthen the customary autumn fighting season. He thinks year-round bug fights are better for fans and for the people who make money off the sport. "What I'm doing is trying to expand the good things," says Mr. Xu. Cricket fighting has...
  • Brown Stink Bug Invades D.C.-area

    09/25/2009 1:32:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 76 replies · 3,362+ views ^ | Sept 25, 2009 |
    Experts say the insects are from Asia and first appeared in Allentown, Pennsylvania back in 1996. They then spread throughout our area and beyond. There are no known predators, so the bugs continue to creep into homes through cracks and crevices. Experts say while last year was bad, this year will be worse. "I thought I heard something rattling in the baseboard and there were hundreds in one window," Wade added. Residents say they are under attack inside and outside of their home. "I was battling them out of the way," Milhaupt said. Milhaupt says she snags them with tissue,...
  • Could New Fuel Come From Bug Poop?

    06/17/2008 7:34:46 PM PDT · by Westlander · 17 replies · 108+ views
    Internet Broadcasting ^ | 6-17-2008 | Internet Broadcasting
    LS9, Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, specializes in the genetic alteration of bugs -- single-cell organisms, each a fraction of a billionth the size of an ant -- so that when they feed on agricultural waste like woodchips or wheat straw, they excrete crude oil.
  • Britain In Grip Of Norovirus As Cases Hit 3m

    01/11/2008 6:10:20 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 225+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-12-2008 | Rebecca Smith
    Britain in grip of norovirus as cases hit 3m By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor Last Updated: 1:50am GMT 12/01/2008 Three million people have been struck down by the winter vomiting bug - with experts fearing that cases could rise through this month and next. The norovirus season began a month earlier than normal this winter. Cases of the bug increased rapidly, with more than 200,000 people a week now catching the infection, official figures claim. Those with symptoms are urged to engage in good hygiene to prevent the virus spreading further Hospitals struggling to cope have closed hundreds of wards...
  • GPs Urge Millions Hit By Bug To Stay At Home (UK)

    01/02/2008 7:00:45 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 2,529+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-3-2007 | By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor and Aislinn Simpson
    GPs urge millions hit by bug to stay at home By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor and Aislinn Simpson Last Updated: 2:14am GMT 03/01/2008 Doctors' leaders warned people struck down by a violent stomach bug sweeping the country not to return to work as GPs reported that they were being inundated by sufferers. More than 100,000 people a week are catching norovirus, which causes sudden vomiting and diarrhoea, and the numbers contracting the disease will peak this month. The NHS advises patients affected to stay at home for 48 hours after they last suffered the symptoms Thousands of workers and children...
  • Windows Home Server Bug Could Lead To Data Loss

    12/31/2007 1:25:04 PM PST · by familyop · 12 replies · 134+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | 31DEC07 | Thomas Claburn
    A flaw in Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s Windows Home Server could lead to data loss under certain circumstances, the company has confirmed. Windows Home Server, released over the summer, aims to offer home users centralized media storage and home backup capabilities for networked PCs. Microsoft last week updated a support document acknowledging that files edited using certain programs and then stored on Windows Home Server could become corrupted. "Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available," the Microsoft help documentation explains. "Until an update for Windows Home Server is available, we...
  • Unexplained Blue Cloud Floats, Darts Around Customers At Gas Station

    11/14/2007 7:20:46 AM PST · by milford421 · 103 replies · 154+ views ^ | 11/14/07
    Unexplained Blue Cloud Floats, Darts Around Customers At Gas Station Witness: 'It Gives Me Chills' POSTED: 10:38 pm EST November 12, 2007 UPDATED: 10:54 pm EST November 12, 2007 A strange blue cloud seen floating and darting around customers, freezing for 30 minutes and then speeding from an Ohio gas station, remains unexplained even though it was caught on security cams. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IMAGES: Strange Cloud Moves Around Station The ghostly image was seen moving near and over cars at a Marathon gas station located near the corner of State Road and Pleasant Valley in Parma on Sunday.
  • After 17 years underground, billions of cicadas emerging

    05/20/2007 9:59:37 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 76 replies · 4,285+ views
    KC Star ^ | 5/20/07 | TARA BURGHART
    After 17 years underground, billions of cicadas emerging These flying insects live only about 30 days as adults, and their main goal will be mating.By TARA BURGHART The Associated Press CHICAGO | Coming soon: Brood XIII.It sounds like a bad horror movie. But it’s actually the name of the billions of cicadas expected to emerge this month in parts of the Midwest after spending 17 years underground.The red-eyed, shrimp-sized, flying insects don’t bite or sting. But they are known for mating calls that produce a din that can overpower ringing telephones, lawn mowers and power tools.Brood XIII is expected across...
  • Remote Exploit Discovered for OpenBSD

    03/15/2007 10:23:10 AM PDT · by zeugma · 9 replies · 510+ views
    Core Security ^ | 2007-03-13 | Core Security labs
    Core Security is reporting a remote buffer exploit for the OpenBSD operating system. This is also being reported on /. Title: OpenBSD's IPv6 mbufs remote kernel buffer overflow Class: Buffer Overflow Remotely Exploitable: Yes Locally Exploitable: No   Advisory URL:   Vulnerability Description The OpenBSD kernel contains a memory corruption vulnerability in the code that handles IPv6 packets. Exploitation of this vulnerability can result in: 1) Remote execution of arbitrary code at the kernel level on the vulnerable systems (complete system compromise), or; 2) Remote denial of service attacks against vulnerable systems (system crash due to a kernel panic)...
  • Another good reason to stop using telnet (Major hack against Solaris)

    02/12/2007 10:35:07 PM PST · by zeugma · 22 replies · 549+ views
    SANS ^ | 2007-02-12 | donald smith
    There is a major zero day bug announced in solaris 10 and 11 with the telnet and login combination. It has been verified. In my opinion NOBODY be should running telnet open to the internet. Versions of Solaris 9 and lower do not appear to have this vulnerability. The issue: The telnet daemon passes switches directly to the login process which looks for a switch that allows root to login to any account without a password. If your telnet daemon is running as root it allows unauthenticated remote logins. Telnet should be disabled. Since 1994 the team has recommended...
  • Beetles take big bite out of forests ( 43 percent infested )

    11/29/2006 10:24:12 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 953+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 29, 2006 | Jim Erickson
    The number of Colorado lodgepole pines killed by bark beetles jumped nearly fivefold in 2006 as the explosive, decadelong bug epidemic continues to gain steam. About 4.8 million lodgepoles were killed this year, up from roughly 1 million trees last year, according to Bob Cain, an entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Golden. The lodgepole acreage under attack by mountain pine beetles jumped about 50 percent this year to 644,840 acres, up from 430,526 acres last year. The new numbers, which are considered preliminary, come from aerial tree-damage surveys conducted this summer. "We had a significant increase in both...
  • New Strain Of Hospital Bug Linked To 49 Deaths (UK)

    10/01/2006 7:12:13 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 694+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-2-2006 | Caroline Davies
    New strain of hospital bug linked to 49 deaths By Caroline Davies (Filed: 02/10/2006) A virulent strain of a superbug has been linked to at least 49 deaths in three Leicester hospitals this year, the local NHS trust has revealed. Figures released by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said the superbug clostridium difficile (C Diff) was probably responsible for the deaths of 28 patients, and possibly contributed to the deaths of a further 21 found to be infected. Another 29 cases have been referred to the coroner. The superbug, a common cause of diarrhoea, is carried without side...
  • Security flaw in RealVNC 4.1.1

    05/11/2006 9:26:40 PM PDT · by zeugma · 24 replies · 3,515+ views ^ | Monday, May 08, 2006 | Steve Wiseman
    Security flaw in RealVNC 4.1.1   Update #2 (05/11/2006) - We have a proof of concept. You can see if your vulnerable. See our latest post for details Update (05/08/2006) - We have installed RealVNC 4.1.1 on as many fresh computers as possible. We wanted to make sure this is a real problem - indeed it is. Every single time we were able to access the machine without a valid password. We are still trying to see what is different about our viewer that exposes this flaw. We are currently developing a new product that would allow users to...
  • Federal Judge OKs Bug in Suspect's Phone

    02/17/2006 6:03:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 279+ views
    AP ^ | 2/17/6 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    New York -- A federal judge said Friday the government was within constitutional boundaries when it put a powerful eavesdropping device in a cell phone, turning a suspected mobster into what one defense lawyer called a "human microphone." The judge said the government got proper approval from other judges as it steadily increased the scope of audio surveillance in an effort to destroy the leadership of the Gambino crime family during a three-year probe. The eavesdropping was initially limited to a cell phone and a restaurant but was eventually expanded so the recording device could be used in any location...
  • Australians Win Nobel For Linking Bug To Ulcers

    10/03/2005 1:24:28 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 1,463+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-3-2005 | Andy Coghan
    Australians win Nobel for linking bug to ulcers 13:56 03 October 2005 news service Andy Coghlan Two Australians have won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for establishing that bacteria cause stomach ulcers, it was announced on Monday. Working at the Royal Perth Hospital, Barry Marshall and Robin Warren established beyond all doubt in the 1980s that Helicobacter pylori causes stomach ulcers by infecting and aggravating the gut lining. Moreover, they showed that ulcers could be cured altogether by killing the bacteria with antibiotics. Hitherto, ulcers had been considered uncurable. Instead, patients' symptoms were treated with a...
  • Ocean bug has 'smallest genome'

    08/19/2005 9:44:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies · 2,439+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/19/05 | Roland Pease
    Small but perfectly formed, Pelagibacter ubique is a lean machine stripped down to the bare essentials for life.Humans have around 30,000 genes that determine everything from our eye colour to our sex but Pelagibacter has just 1,354, US biologists report in the journal Science. What is more, Pelagibacter has none of the genetic clutter that most genomes have accumulated over time. There are no duplicate gene copies, no viral genes, and no junk DNA. 'Chicken soup'The spareness of its genome is related to its frugal lifestyle. The shorter the length of DNA that needs to be copied each generation, the...
  • Mozilla releases Firefox security update

    05/12/2005 7:54:09 AM PDT · by holymoly · 58 replies · 1,289+ views
    C|Net ^ | May 12, 2005 | Dawn Kawamoto
    A security update for the Firefox open-source browser has been released by the Mozilla Foundation, a move that follows the public disclosure of exploit code for two "extremely critical" vulnerabilities. Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4, released Wednesday, addresses vulnerabilities that surfaced earlier this week. The update includes several security fixes, as well as a fix to DHTML errors that were encountered at some Web sites, according to a posting on Mozilla's Web site. The update is designed to address the two flaws, which when combined could allow malicious attackers to engage in cross-site scripting and remote system access. Although the two vulnerabilities...
  • Firefox Develops Security Holes

    05/09/2005 7:00:15 AM PDT · by holymoly · 71 replies · 3,051+ views ^ | May 09, 2005 | Techtree News Staff
    Firefox seems to be heading Internet Explorer's way with security research company Secunia stating on its website that two vulnerabilities found in the popular browser can be exploited to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system. The Mozilla Foundation is aware of the two potentially critical Firefox security vulnerabilities. They maintain that there are currently no known active exploits of these vulnerabilities though a "proof of concept" has been reported. Mozilla stated that it is aggressively working to provide a more comprehensive solution to these potential vulnerabilities and will provide that solution in a forthcoming security update. Users...
  • Patch Released for 'Highly Critical' RealPlayer Flaw

    04/22/2005 10:12:30 AM PDT · by holymoly · 8 replies · 631+ views
    GeekCoffee ^ | April 22, 2005 | GeekCoffee
    RealNetworks has released a security patch to fix a flaw in its RealPlayer software that could allow compromised code to be run on users computers. The flaw, which was rated "highly critical" by Secunia, is in the most recent versions of the software for both Windows and OS X. Also, Secunia said that some of the older Linux versions were at risk for the flaw. "RealNetworks has received no reports of machines compromised as a result of the now-remedied vulnerabilities," the company said on its website. "RealNetworks takes all security vulnerabilities very seriously."
  • Symantec (Norton) details flaws in its antivirus software

    03/30/2005 9:50:57 AM PST · by holymoly · 36 replies · 1,623+ views
    Symantec has reported glitches in its antivirus software that could allow hackers to launch denial-of-service attacks on computers running the applications. In a notice posted on its Web site this week, Symantec detailed two similar vulnerabilities found in its Norton AntiVirus software, which is sold on its own or bundled in Norton Internet Security and Norton System Works. The flaws, which could lead to computers crashing or slowing severely if attacked, are limited to versions of the software released for 2004 and 2005. The Information-Technology Promotion Agency of Japan, a government-affiliated tech watchdog group, identified the first instance of the...
  • 8 More Bugs Found In Firefox And Mozilla

    03/01/2005 3:07:13 PM PST · by holymoly · 69 replies · 2,077+ views
    TechWeb ^ | March 01, 2005 | TechWeb News
    Just a day after one security firm warned of a vulnerability in Firefox and Mozilla, a rival disclosed that another eight threaten the open-source browsers. The Danish security firm Secunia on Tuesday laid out the flaws, most of which could be used by criminals to spoof, or fake, various aspects of a Web site, ranging from its SSL secure site icon to the contents of an inactive tab. Other bugs can be exploited remotely by hackers able to introduce code of their own choosing on the vulnerable machine, possibly taking control of it or giving them access to files. For...
  • Electronic bug found in police station

    02/13/2005 11:56:14 PM PST · by ambrose · 3 replies · 461+ views
    Electronic bug found in police station State police are investigating the discovery of a listening device found in a clerical office at Providence police headquarters. 01:00 AM EST on Monday, February 14, 2005 BY GERALD M. CARBONE Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE -- A worker in Police Department headquarters found what is thought to be a sophisticated listening device covertly mounted beneath her desk, and the Rhode Island State Police are investigating whether someone was bugging the department. According to police Sgt. Robert Paniccia, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, this is what happened: Last Monday at 5:30 a.m.,...
  • Browsers: A return to arms

    01/01/2005 7:42:06 AM PST · by holymoly · 62 replies · 2,066+ views
    C|Net News ^ | 01/01/05 | Paul Festa
    For a market segment Microsoft was said to have won decisively in the mid-1990s, the company spent a lot of time in 2004 putting out fires on the browser front. Like the ghost of the Netscape browser rising to haunt its slayer, Firefox emerged with a vengeance from the Mozilla open-source group, which was founded by Netscape in 1998 and last year spun off by parent company Time Warner. Firefox started off the year a prerelease, name-challenged project by a group that had lost much of its credibility after chronic delays and significant setbacks. But Firefox ended 2004 as a...
  • Java bug could hit PC operating systems

    11/24/2004 11:39:32 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 10 replies · 1,656+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 24, 2004 | Will Knight
    Java bug could hit PC operating systems17:51 24 November news service The discovery of a serious software bug has simultaneously opened a variety of desktop computers to potential attack. The flaw has been found in Java, which works on a variety of computer operating systems – from Microsoft’s Windows to free software Linux – which means any worm which exploits it could hit a variety of computer platforms. The flaw is rated "highly critical" by the computer security firm Secunia and some experts believe it could lead to the development of a cross-platform computer worm. The bug was...
  • [Scotland] Navy battle software unsafe

    10/13/2004 5:16:46 PM PDT · by George Smiley · 27 replies · 522+ views
    Navy battle software unsafe <"Peter G. Neumann" <Redacted for his sake...GS>> Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:02:47 -0400 [Source: Article by Neil Mackay, Investigations Editor, *Sunday Herald* (Scotland), 10 Oct 2004] The Royal Navy's new, state-of-the-art destroyer has been fitted with combat management software that can be hacked into, crashes easily and is vulnerable to viruses, according to one of the system's designers who was fired after raising his concerns. Gerald Wilson, who has 25 years' experience designing naval software, worked for Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS) in a joint venture with Bae Systems and the Italian company Finmeccanica on the combat...
  • Pentagon memo reveals bugging-Listening device leftover from clinton administration

    07/25/2004 10:33:51 PM PDT · by kattracks · 143 replies · 8,007+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/26/04 | Rowan Scarborough
    When the Bush administration took over the Pentagon's beleaguered inspector general office in 2002, officials found something startling: The director's office, at some point, had been electronically bugged.     Sorting out why the listening device was inside the walls of the office, with a cord leading to another office, is just one issue that had to be addressed by Joseph E. Schmitz, President Bush's pick three years ago to be the Defense Department's top cop.     A Naval Academy graduate and civil litigation lawyer, Mr. Schmitz was tapped to run the office responsible for investigating million-dollar fraud in the far-flung defense industry...
  • Microsoft products also vulnerable to Mozilla flaw (Bad title)

    07/12/2004 5:03:19 PM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 35 replies · 915+ views
    Infoworld ^ | July 12, 2004 | By Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
    BOSTON - Popular Microsoft Corp. products may be vulnerable to a security vulnerability that is similar to one patched for the Mozilla Web browsers last week.
  • Koch: Moore's propaganda cheapens debate, polarizes nation

    06/28/2004 9:55:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 4 replies · 285+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 6/28/04 | ED KOCH
    Koch: Moore's propaganda film cheapens debate, polarizes nation By Ed Koch SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Monday, June 28, 2004 It is shocking to me that Americans in a time of war, and we literally are at war with Americans being deliberately killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere by Islamic terrorists, will attack their own country, sapping its strength and making its enemies stronger. I am not a supporter of the xenophobic slogan “My country right or wrong.” But I do believe, when seeking to make it right if it is wrong, that none of us should endanger the country, our...
  • Another Day Another IE (Microsoft) Bug

    06/09/2004 9:58:24 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 34 replies · 165+ views
    Comuter World ^ | 2004-06-09 | Kieren McCarthy
    Two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Internet Explorer which allow a complete bypass of security and provide system access to a computer, including the installation of files on someone's hard disk without their knowledge, through a single click. Worse, the holes have been discovered from analysis of an existing link on the Internet and a fully functional demonstration of the exploit have been produced and been shown to affect even fully patched versions of Explorer. It has been rated "extremely critical" by security company Secunia, and the only advice is to disable Active Scripting support for all but trusted...
  • Microsoft warns of 3 "critical" flaws

    04/13/2004 2:27:34 PM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 20 replies · 146+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/12/2004 | Reuters
    Microsoft warns of 3 "critical" flaws Tue 13 April, 2004 21:36 By Reed Stevenson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft has warned that three "critical"-rated flaws in the Windows operating system and other programs could allow hackers to sneak into personal computers and snoop on sensitive data. The security warning was announced with another software vulnerability rated "important" as part of Microsoft's monthly security bulletin. The warning was issued with a software patch that fixes the problem on Windows operating systems dating back to Windows 98, as well as software that is part of Internet Explorer and the Outlook express e-mail program....