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Last Build Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2015 22:59:00 +0900

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LibreSSL 2.2.2 Released

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 22:59:00 +0900

An anonymous reader writes: LibreSSL 2.2.2 has been released. According to the release notes: "This release marks the end of the OpenBSD 5.8 development cycle,featuring expanded portable build support, code improvements, removal of obsolete workarounds....The LibreSSL project continues improvement of the codebase to reflect modern, safe programming practices. We welcome feedback and improvements from the broader community. Thanks to all of the contributors who helped make this release possible." ...

Tesla Model S Has Been Hacked

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 22:39:00 +0900

cartechboy writes: First, it was Chrysler last month with its Uconnect system being hacked while being driven down the road. Now, it's Tesla's turn. That's right, the Silicon Valley automaker's very own Model S electric car has been hacked by two white-hat hackers. The duo were able to manipulate the speedometer, lock and unlock the car, and at speeds of less than 5 mph they were able to make all the electronics go blank and shut down the car while engaging the emergency parking brake dragging t ...

Researcher Exploits 18-Year-Old Design Flaw To Compromise X86 Chips

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:57:00 +0900

jfruh writes: Security researcher Christopher Domas has demonstrated a method of installing a rootkit in a PC's firmware that exploits a feature built into every x86 chip manufactured since 1997. The rootkit infects the processor's System Management Mode, and could be used to wipe the UEFI or even to re-infect the OS after a clean install. Protection features like Secure Boot wouldnt help, because they too rely on the SMM to be secure. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

The Connoisseur of Number Sequences

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:15:00 +0900

An anonymous reader writes: 75-year-old Neil Sloane is considered by many to be one of the most influential mathematicians of our time, not because of the theorems he's proved, but because of his creation: The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS). Quanta Magazine reports: "This giant repository, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, contains more than a quarter of a million different sequences of numbers that arise in different mathematical contexts, such as the prime numbe ...

Good Economy? Tech Layoffs Are Up

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:33:00 +0900

Nerval's Lobster writes: If you look at the broad numbers produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy seems great, especially for the tech industry: The unemployment rate for tech pros currently stands at 2.1 percent, down from 2.3 percent in the first quarter. However, that dip isn't uniform for all sectors: The unemployment rate for Web developers climbed from 2.1 percent to 3.1 percent. Computer support specialists, network and systems administrators, computer & informati ...

DSA-3330 activemq

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0900

security update

DSA-3329 linux

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0900

security update

PHP 5.6.12 is available

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0900

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.12. 12 security-related issues were fixed in this release. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.12 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

NBC Report: Russian Hackers Behind Attack On Pentagon Mail System

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 04:54:00 +0900

New submitter packetspike alerts us to a story at CNBC, according to which U.S. officials have told NBC News that Russian hackers are behind a "sophisticated cyberattack" against the unclassified email system used by the Pentagon's Joint Staff , which has since been shut down and taken off line. "According to the officials, the "sophisticated cyber intrusion" occurred sometime around July 25 and affected some 4,000 military and civilian personnel work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff." The story cl ...

Israeli Security Company Builds "Unhackable" Version of Windows

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 04:18:00 +0900

New submitter Neavey writes: Sounds too good to be true, but Morphisec, an Israeli startup, claims to have built an unhackable version of Windows. Its not yet publicly available, a red flag if ever I saw one, but internal testing has had a 100% success rate: "In a statement for BI, Dudu Mimran, the co-founder of the company, describes this new OS version as the Windows that 'Microsoft should be doing,' explaining that, while the platform was initially designed for government use, it can be actua ...