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Google Lets SMTP Certificate Expire

OSDir.com - 6 hours 20 min ago
From the Oopsie dept.:
Google on Saturday let a digital certificate expire that was used to secure its smtp.google.com domain, the domain used by Gmail and Google Apps users to send outgoing email.

The certificate was issued by Google Internet Certificate Authority G2, which issues digital certificates for Google web sites and properties.

Open Crypto Audit Passes TrueCrypt

OSDir.com - 6 hours 20 min ago
From the Grading dept.:
At his blog, cryptographer Matt Green announced that the Open Crypto Audit project's review of the now-abandoned TrueCrypt encryption tool is complete, and that "based on this audit, Truecrypt appears to be a relatively well-designed piece of crypto software. The NCC audit found no evidence of deliberate backdoors, or any severe design flaws that will make the software insecure in most instances."


CIA 'tried to crack security of Apple devices'

OSDir.com - 6 hours 20 min ago
From the Inconceivable! dept.:
The CIA led sophisticated intelligence agency efforts to undermine the encryption used in Apple phones, as well as insert secret surveillance back doors into apps, top-secret documents published by the Intercept online news site have revealed.

The newly disclosed documents from the National Security Agency’s internal systems show surveillance methods were presented at its secret annual conference, known as the "jamboree".

Xen Security Bug: Amazon, Rackspace Cloud Reboots

OSDir.com - 6 hours 20 min ago
From the Bugs dept.:
Amazon Web Services and Rackspace are warning their customers of upcoming reboots they’re taking to address a new Xen hypervisor security issue.

In a premium support bulletin issued Thursday night, Amazon said fewer than 10 percent of all EC2 instances will require work but the affected instances must be updated by March 10. Rackspace also notified customers of the issue, which will affect a subset of a portion of its First and Next Generation Cloud Servers, Thursday night. Later on Friday, Linode also warned users of an upcoming Xen-related reboot.

Finally, an objective book review: A God In Ruins

OSNews.com - 6 hours 25 min ago
A God In Ruins is a novel by the author Kate Atkinson, following on from a previous novel by the same author entitled Life After Life. The book is 24 cm high and 16.2 cm wide. Across the main surface appears a predominantly brown background, depicting wooden boards. Upon them lies or hangs a rabbit, that is possibly dead, but could also be alive. A great story about ethics in book journalism.

Ways To Travel Faster Than Light Without Violating Relativity

Slashdot.org - 6 hours 25 min ago
StartsWithABang writes: It's one of the cardinal laws of physics and the underlying principle of Einstein's relativity itself: the fact that there's a universal speed limit to the motion of anything through space and time, the speed of light, or c. Light itself will always move at this speed (as well as certain other phenomena, like the force of gravity), while anything with mass — like all known particles of matter and antimatter — will always move slower than that. But if you want something to travel faster-than-light, you aren't, as you might think, relegated to the realm of science fiction. There are real, physical phenomena that do exactly this, and yet are perfectly consistent with relativity.

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Microsoft's Patent Allies LG and Sony Agree to Put Microsoft Inside Android

LinuxToday.com - 6 hours 55 min ago

 techrights: LG and Sony (of Rockstar Consortium) follow Samsung and Dell in Microsoft's campaign to turn Android into 'Microsoft Android' using patents-induced pressure/leverage

Categories: Linux

Magento sites migration to AWS by yelwork

Freelancer.com - 8 hours 20 min ago
i wish to migrate all 5 of my sites and email across to the AMAZON web servers - AWS - you will need of done this before as i need an experienced linux developer to do this--magento migration also includes... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Linux, Magento, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture)
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Gene Testing Often Gets It Wrong

Slashdot.org - 8 hours 27 min ago
BarbaraHudson writes: ABC is reporting that gene tests for risk of specific diseases are not as accurate as we'd like to think, with different labs giving different interpretations. Over 400 gene variants that could help one make medical decisions regarding breast and ovarian cancer or heart disease have different interpretations from different labs according to the study. "The magnitude of this problem is bigger than most people thought," said Michael Watson, executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, one of the study's authors. Researchers caution consumers to be careful when choosing where to have a gene test done and acting on the results.

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8 features multilingual organizations should look for in a CMS

OpenSource.com - 8 hours 55 min ago

For rapidly growing organizations, global expansion introduces hosts of new challenges. As you are spinning out more sites, you will likely be opening the door to new regional sites featuring local translations. In this scenario, a content management system (CMS) with multilingual capabilities isn’t just a nice feature to have, but rather a necessity.

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Categories: OpenSource

Setup Signed Certificate on XMPP Server (OpenFire) on RHEL 7 by rsgs

Freelancer.com - 9 hours 12 min ago
I have Amazon EC2 instance with RHEL 7 I've installed OpenFire XMPP Server. Its working perfect. I need someone with experience to do the following: 1. Install Signed SSL certificate (from Comodo)... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Apache, Java, Linux, Web Security, XMPP)
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A2Billing CMS integration into website and its installation on server. -- 2 by Ring4U

Freelancer.com - 9 hours 20 min ago
A2Billing CMS (all features) integration into my website and its installation on dedicated Linux server. I am just planning for it. Please tell me how much does it cost and how much time do you require? (Budget: $150 USD, Jobs: Asterisk PBX, Linux, PHP, Software Architecture, VoIP)
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The open source CEO strikes again

OpenSource.com - 9 hours 55 min ago

In The Open Organization, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst presents a compelling, modern alternative to the traditional, top-down hierarchy of business organization. I had the pleasure of interviewing Whitehurst for TechCrunch.com in early 2012, and the seeds of many of the ideas in the book were clearly present even then. Reading The Open Organization felt, in some ways, like the conclusion to that interview.

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Categories: OpenSource

Teaching Money Management Skills… Without Using Money

MyMoneyBlog.com - 9 hours 59 min ago

In the book The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber, there are a number of tips and tricks presented to help teach your kids to be good with money:

The foundation of the book is a detailed blueprint for the most successful ways to handle the basics: the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college.

As I read through them, most of them were never found in my own childhood. I was never given a wad of money to buy my own school clothes. I didn’t have a fancy save/spend/give jar system. I had chores, but was never paid for them. There was no forced or guided philanthropy. My parents didn’t pay me interest on my savings. When confronted with the fact that all my friends had allowances, my parents eventually relented and gave me… a dollar a week. This was sometime in high school.

I’m not saying that all these clever little schemes don’t help to create financial skills. I plan to use some of them myself. But we should also focus on the core values and character traits that lead to good behavior in general. Indeed, this is also acknowledged in the book:

Finally, I want to help all of you recognize that every conversation about money is also about values. Allowance is also about patience. Giving is about generosity. Work is about perseverance. Negotiating their wants and needs and the difference between the two has a lot to do with thrift and prudence.

So I took many of the topics in the book and tried to connect them with the corresponding character traits in the big graphic shown above.

There are many other ways to encourage your kids to learn traits like patience, perseverance, curiosity, or delayed gratification. Many have been part of cultures and/or religions for centuries. The first way kids learn is by watching their parents, so we must be good examples as well. (I know, can’t I just buy an app or something instead? I mean, thanks Mom and Dad!)


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Categories: Finance

High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block EBook Sites

Slashdot.org - 10 hours 52 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: The UK High Court has ordered British ISPs to block seven websites that help users find unauthorized copies of eBooks. Under the order, BT, Virgin, Sky, EE and TalkTalk must block AvaxHome, Bookfi, Bookre, Ebookee, Freebookspot, Freshwap and LibGen within the next ten days. “We are very pleased that the High Court has granted this order and, in doing so, recognizes the damage being inflicted on UK publishers and authors by these infringing websites,” says Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association. “A third of publisher revenues now come from digital sales but unfortunately this rise in the digital market has brought with it a growth in online infringement. Our members need to be able to protect their authors’ works from such illegal activity; writers need to be paid and publishers need to be able to continue to innovate and invest in new talent and material.”

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Test out DocHive for data geeks and journalists

OpenSource.com - 10 hours 55 min ago

Calling all data geeks and enthusiasts! Testing is now open on DocHive—get started on GitHub.

DocHive is an open source Ruby on Rails project for capturing data from image-based PDFs. Created for journalists and other professionals who need a more efficient way to extract meaning for tedious data, DocHive is in development and ready for testing in the community.

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Categories: OpenSource

Database Export by sourcecod3

Freelancer.com - 11 hours 50 min ago
Hello folks I have a quick task I need to export a PostgreSQL from my Heroku app should be a 10 minute job, only experts please. (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Heroku, Linux, PostgreSQL, SQL)
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11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks

LinuxToday.com - 11 hours 55 min ago

NetworkWorld: Some great Linux terminal tips and tricks, each one as pointless as it is awesome.

Categories: Linux

SVN settings by GaneshMTP

Freelancer.com - 12 hours 51 min ago
Hi, I have a VPS, I just installed SVN and I need settings and configuration, to add users projects and so on in order to be able to use it with my website development projects. Also i need some... (Budget: €30 - €250 EUR, Jobs: Linux)
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Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Lines

Slashdot.org - 13 hours 27 min ago
Eloking writes: Professor Jun-Ichi Hayashi from the University of Tsukuba in Japan has discovered the regulation of two genes involved with the production of glycine are partly responsible for some of the characteristics of aging. With this finding he has been able to "flip the switches on a few genes back to their youthful position, effectively reversing the aging process." The Professor's findings cast doubt on the mitochondrial theory of aging, which proposes that the accumulation of mutations in the mitochondrial DNA are responsible for aging.

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