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Before there was the zombie show there was another kind of walking dead.
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This is a pretty decent analysis, and it's kind of neat from a pure "geek" perspective.  Not very sophisticated, but some interesting methods were employed to hide and initiate the backdoor.
Analysis of the Linux backdoor used in freenode IRC network compromise. Tuesday October 14, 2014. Background. freenode is a large IRC network providing services to Free and Open Source Software communities, and in September the freenode staff team blogged about a potential compromise of an IRC ...
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Check this out, if you're a student you may find this incredibly useful.
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Falkirk Wheel in Scotland is used to transport boats between 2 canals of different altitude.
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Classic!
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Now, I don't know what you say +Jesse Rhoads set up us the bomb.
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For great justice! Take off every Zig!
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Beware the POODLE's bite! Silly name and all, this is--yet another--major SSL attack vector. At least this one has nothing to do with open source per se. 
It's no Heartbleed, but this problem in the obsolete SSL 3.0 is still sure to cause trouble.
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If it's out on the edge, and running Linux/Apache with CGI, make sure you've patched so you aren't participating in this botnet.
With a bug as dangerous as the "shellshock" security vulnerability discovered yesterday, it takes less than 24 hours to go from proof-of-concept to pandemic.
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This is a great read demonstrating how you can sometimes take even a minor memory corruption bug and use it to gain a root shell.

http://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-poisoned-nul-byte-2014-edition.html
Posted by Chris Evans, Exploit Writer Underling to Tavis Ormandy Back in this 1998 post to the Bugtraq mailing list, Olaf Kirch outlined an attack he called “The poisoned NUL byte”. It was an off-by-one error leading to wr...
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Well the HP Slatebook 14 idea was nice while it lasted, maybe the next generation will be worthy.
 
HP Slatebook 14 first impressions

I've received my HP Slatebook 14 today, i.e. a full-size Android laptop.

First impressions:

-The screen only appears to be 18bpp, not 24bpp, whereas Android has used 24/32bpp since Gingerbread. Given how HP advertises it as "Vivid" and "Vibrant", this is a very big disappointment.

-The combination of touchscreen, trackpad and keyboard is odd and will take a bit of time to get used to. There are some strange behaviors here and there, e.g. trying to open the notification panes with the trackpad is clunky. Generally speaking, Android and Android apps still have some progress to make to properly support such a form factor, with some major issues and some minor ones.

-Font rendering leaves to be desired. Kerning and thicknesses are inconsistent. I'm guessing that Roboto isn't meant for mdpi screens.

-Portrait-only applications get displayed between big vertical black bars. That works, though obviously with a much smaller screen size.

-Google+ displays content across 5 columns, which is beautiful as it occupies the whole width of the screen. The apps is quite slow, though, though not nearly as much as the web version.

-Google Maps is beautiful, but not very smooth. Tegra 4 is definitely behind Snapdragon 800 on that one.

-Ironically, HP's own website doesn't recognize it as a laptop in Chrome and serves the phone version. Chrome itself seems fast.
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Happy Sysadmin Day folks!
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Thanks! I say the same to you!
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