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Not pretty. However the bigger problem is not the obvious one. There will be patches very soon for all the usual Linux platforms (or roll your own RPM it's not hard). However guess what many of those cheap GPL violating no source code ADSL routers that never get firmware upgrades run for their own internal use and to masquerade DNS.

Oh dear..

And that is why source code to your infrastructure is so important. This bug just obsoleted a pile of low end crapware router and firewall boxes holding homes, businesses and government together.

You can upgrade all your servers but if that little cheapo plastic box on your network somewhere has a vulnerable post 2008 glibc and ever does DNS lookups chances are it's the equivalent of a trapdoor into your network.

Even more fun of course - some of them regularly do poll some hardcoded DNS address so if anyone takes over that DNS record and starts serving a suitably compromised record back ...

https://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/cve-2015-7547-glibc-getaddrinfo-stack.html

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Liquid water flows on present-day Mars! Researchers using our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious dark streaks are seen on the Red Planet. Scientists say it’s likely a shallow subsurface flow, with enough water wicking to the surface to explain the darkening. This is a significant science discovery on our quest to send humans on a #JourneyToMars. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Lh2IvA 
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Linux is getting a larger user base
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If you don't have time to watch this keynote by Dan Geer, and you are at all interested in Cybersecurity, make time.   Alternatively, the text of his speech is here:  http://geer.tinho.net/geer.blackhat.6viii14.txt.   In some ways it's actually better to read the text, since a good part of the conclusion was cut due to time pressure.

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Another beautiful walk.
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Heerlijke korte wandeling gisteravond!
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Was triggered by this tweet. It tells the story of the copyright mafia and music labels in so called "talent shows". If talent should take down their previous work, I am very happy that some of that talent has some spine left over.

Reminded me about an Idols contestant that also refused to sign his creative rights away: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Peterson_(musician)#Idols
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