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Microsoft Chastises Google Over Chrome Security

Slashdot.org - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 02:04
An anonymous reader quotes PCMag: In a Wednesday blog post, Redmond examined Google's browser security and took the opportunity to throw some shade at Chrome's security philosophy, while also touting the benefits of its own Edge browser. The post, written by Microsoft security team member Jordan Rabet, noted that Google's Chrome browser uses "sandboxing" and isolation techniques designed to contain any malicious code. Nevertheless, Microsoft still managed to find a security hole in Chrome that could be used to execute malicious code on the browser. The bug involved a Javascript engine in Chrome. Microsoft notified Google about the problem, which was patched last month. The company even received a $7,500 reward for finding the flaw. However, Microsoft made sure to point out that its own Edge browser was protected from the same kind of security threat. It also criticized Google for the way it handled the patching process. Prior to the patch's official rollout, the source code for the fix was made public on GitHub, a software collaboration site that hosts computer code. That meant attentive hackers could have learned about the vulnerability before the patch was pushed out to customers, Microsoft claimed. "In this specific case, the stable channel of Chrome remained vulnerable for nearly a month," the blog post said. "That is more than enough time for an attacker to exploit it." In the past Google has also disclosed vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products -- including Edge.

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Install ffmpeg extension for php on xampp server in my local server by vmodini

Freelancer.com - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 01:54
Having hard time doing it, wont take more than 15 mins for experienced person. will give you Teamviewer access to do it. (Budget: ₹100 - ₹400 INR, Jobs: Apache, Javascript, Linux, MySQL, PHP)
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Installing PHP search script by neeozi

Freelancer.com - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 01:52
having all codes and file just want to install and function site on our server having some index tweek (Budget: $10 - $15 USD, Jobs: HTML, Javascript, Linux, MySQL, PHP)
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Technical Content Writer to write article on Linux by surjitdev

Freelancer.com - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 01:19
We are looking for experienced content writers to write excellent vocabulary enriched and seo optimzed articles based on Linux tech guides and other Linux related article. Major topic, LAMP installation... (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: Linux, Technical Writing)
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webscraping script using python Beautiful soup and or some headless browser like phantomjs by geekbrainstorm

Freelancer.com - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 00:51
I need you to develop one python script using beautiful soup and may be headless browser like phantomjs. There are multiple similar sections to be scraped, so a script that follows oop concept would be good... (Budget: ₹600 - ₹1500 INR, Jobs: Linux, Python, Software Architecture, Web Scraping)
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create a CLI script for laravel queue using beanstalk/redis by spham92

Freelancer.com - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 00:41
hi i need support , or doc to create script using laravel queue and beanstalk/redis. every day in ftp we receive file to process. (Budget: €30 - €250 EUR, Jobs: Laravel, Linux, MySQL)
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MySQL Advance Tuning Expert by adhaliwal3439

Freelancer.com - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 00:36
Hi, I need someone with very advance MySQL skills to tune a database with more than 100k q/s running in mysql cluster. Please note that the consultant must have very very advance mysql skills with in depth... (Budget: $750 - $1500 CAD, Jobs: Database Administration, Database Programming, Linux, MySQL, PHP)
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For Under $1,000, Mobile Ads Can Track Your Location

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:59
"Researchers were able to use GPS data from an ad network to track a user to their actual location, and trace movements through town," writes phantomfive. Mashable reports: The idea is straightforward: Associate a series of ads with a specific individual as well as predetermined GPS coordinates. When those ads are served to a smartphone app, you know where that individual has been... It's a surprisingly simple technique, and the researchers say you can pull it off for "$1,000 or less." The relatively low cost means that digitally tracking a target in this manner isn't just for corporations, governments, or criminal enterprises. Rather, the stalker next door can have a go at it as well... Refusing to click on the popups isn't enough, as the person being surveilled doesn't need to do so for this to work -- simply being served the advertisements is all it takes. It's "an industry-wide issue," according to the researchers, while Mashable labels it "digital surveillance, made available to any and all with money on hand, brought to the masses by your friendly neighborhood Silicon Valley disrupters."

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Deploy laravel php app on aws by jupeski

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:04
Deploy laravel php app on aws Requirements -Ubuntu 16.04 -Nginx -Php 7 -laravel -Mysql (connecting to remote mysql server) -Site to be https enabled -Using best practices for prod environment,... (Budget: $10 - $30 AUD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Apache, Linux, MySQL, PHP)
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US Government Warns Of 'Ongoing' Hacks Targeting Nuclear and Power Industries

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 20:54
An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. The agencies warned that hackers had succeeded in compromising some targeted networks, but did not identify specific victims or describe any cases of sabotage. The objective of the attackers is to compromise organizational networks with malicious emails and tainted websites to obtain credentials for accessing computer networks of their targets, the report said. According to the report, the Department of Homeland Security "has confidence that this campaign is still ongoing and threat actors are actively pursuing their objectives over a long-term campaign."

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Tech Comics: Mini Geek

LinuxToday.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 20:00

 Datamation: Sometimes results don't match plans, even for the most dedicated geek.

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Create Enigma2, VU+ IPTV Plugin (openpli.org) by maakingsl

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:22
hello, I need to create Engima2, VU+ Plugin fro IPTV (to play streams .ts) steps: 1- create single login box with Activation Code (use will enter the code and press green button to connect to our... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Embedded Software, Linux, Software Architecture)
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NYT Op-Ed Argues Amazon 'Took Seattle's Soul'

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:49
New York Times columnist Timothy Egan was part of the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001. Now he's written an op-ed arguing Amazon "took Seattle's soul." An anonymous reader writes: Since Amazon arrived "we've been overwhelmed by a future we never had any say over," Egan writes, with a message for cities competing to be the site of Amazon's next headquarters. Amazon now owns as much office space as Seattle's next 40 biggest employers combined, according to an analysis by the Seattle Times, "a mind-boggling 19 percent of all prime office space in the city, the most for any employer in a major U.S. city...more than twice as large as any other company in any other big U.S. city." Egan notes Amazon is offering 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion worth of investments, "a once-in-a-century, destiny-shaping event," but "You think you can shape Amazon? Not a chance. It will shape you... What comes with the title of being the fastest growing big city in the country, with having the nation's hottest real estate market, is that the city no longer works for some people. For many others, the pace of change, not to mention the traffic, has been disorienting... [M]edian home prices have doubled in five years, to $700,000. This is not a good thing in a place where teachers and cops used to be able to afford a house with a water view... As a Seattle native, I miss the old city, the lack of pretense, and dinner parties that didn't turn into discussions of real estate porn. Wages have risen faster in Amazon's Seattle than anywhere else in America, and while Amazon changed the city's character, it also poured $38 billion into the city's economy. (Besides Amazon's own 40,000 employees, it also attracted another 50,000 new jobs.) "To the next Amazon lottery winner I would say, enjoy the boom," Egan concludes, "but be careful what you wish for."

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Linux by bobbyvanaalst

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:29
i am in need of a replica server from www.nexustk.com that is reversed code so that it can be ran like a private server and not copyright . the server runs on Linux and there is some basic code to start... (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture)
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transfer site to new server by lordofthemorning

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:57
I need to transfer a site from a linode server to my main server at micfo.com I can have all the files moved before the start of the project to make it easier if the coder chooses. Including databases... (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: HTML, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Web Hosting)
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DiscordBot script needs a minor rewrite to pull data from different mysql table IMMEDIATE by Astraithious

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:46
I have a bot already made, simple need somebody to change the mysql query to one that I have ready. I just do not know the how the python syntax works. Need done right away. (Budget: $10 - $30 CAD, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, PHP, Python, Software Architecture)
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Amazon Patents Drones That Recharge Electric Vehicles

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:44
slash.jit shared an article from Futurism: Amazon has been granted a patent for an ambitious new method of maintaining a charge in electric vehicles. The company wants to use drones to allow drivers to top up their vehicles without having to visit a charging station. Drivers would request a top up from a central server, which would dispatch a charging drone to their location. The drone would then dock with the vehicle and start transferring power, without the car ever needing to come to a stop. This solution isn't meant to administer a full charge to the car's battery, it would only supply enough power to get the driver to a charging station, which are still in somewhat limited supply. "Amazon first applied for this patent back in June 2014," reports CNET, noting it was finally granted this month. "Like many other patents, there's no guarantee that Amazon will actually create a product based on the design. It could merely be an attempt to stop competitors from doing so."

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PC-MOS released under GPL

OSNews.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:51
The old PC-MOS was released under the GNU GPL this Summer. From Wikipedia: PC-MOS/386 was a multi-user, computer multitasking operating system produced by The Software Link (TSL), announced at COMDEX in November 1986 for February 1987 release.[1] PC-MOS/386, a successor to PC-MOS, can run many MS-DOS software titles on the host machine or a terminal connected to it. Unlike MS-DOS, PC-MOS/386 is optimized for the Intel 80386 processor; however early versions will run on any x86 computer. The GitHub project includes a 1.44MB disk image for the latest version that will work under VirtualBox, but does not include older versions of the operating system from before it required an 80386+. The system won't work properly if you set a modern date at the boot up prompt.

See Giant Robots Fight. US vs Japan Match On YouTube

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:39
AmiMoJo writes: Suidobashi Heavy Industries and MegaBots agreed to test their piloted giant robots in combat a few years back, and the content is finally available on YouTube. It ended in a draw, with Japan decisively winning the first bout with a single punch and the US team winning the second thanks to a chainsaw weapon. There have been some complaints that the whole event felt scripted, but it's early days yet. ITMedia has a nice gallery of photos from the event. "The MegaBots team expressed hope for a formal fighting robot league in the future," reports CNBC.

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MIRAQUITV by ErichsDaniel

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:21
Linux Python Portal de Streaming de Audio y Video. con un poderoso soporte transcoding. (Budget: $750 - $1500 USD, Jobs: Linux, Python, Software Architecture)
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