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+ - New Windows RDP Flaw allows unauthenticated code execution->

Submitted by AlphaSys
AlphaSys (613947) writes "Microsoft today released six security updates that patched seven vulnerabilities, including a critical Windows bug that hackers will certainly try to exploit with a network worm, according to researchers.

"This is a pre-authentication, remote code bug," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security, referring to MS12-020, the one critical bulletin today and the update that he, other researchers and even Microsoft urged users to patch as soon as possible.

"It will allow network execution without any authentication, and has all the ingredients for a class worm," said Storms."

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Comment: Fisting (Score 1) 140

by AlphaSys (#36187356) Attached to: Verifying Passwords By the Way They're Typed
Guys, this as others have already asserted, is very old tech. It goes back to days of Morse code use in the military. Morse operators could authenticate another sender's identitiy (or whether he was sending his message under duress and potentially compromised) by what was called his "fist", or the rhythm of the transmission. Notably, Imprivata made an effort a couple of years ago to monetize this approach, but it is as many have pointed out fraught with multiple issues depending on how you enter and/or manage your passwords.
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat, Now Available 473

Posted by timothy
from the lucky-13 dept.
teeks99 writes "The latest version of Ubuntu — 10.10, called Maverick Meerkat — has been released. This release contains new improvements, like an update to the Ubuntu One online service (with music streaming), Shotwell instead of F-Spot, the new Unity interface (for netbooks), and an upgrade to just about every piece of existing software. The announcement e-mail has more details."
AT&T

AT&T To Allow Xbox 360 As U-verse Set-Top Box 62

Posted by Soulskill
from the convergent-evolution dept.
suraj.sun sends this quote from Engadget about U-verse subscribers soon gaining the ability to use an Xbox 360 as a set-top box: "A so-called Wired Release will roll out to AT&T U-verse customers next Sunday, and it'll bring the long awaited feature with it (though you'll have to wait until November 7th for that particular aspect). This means an AT&T U-verse customer's Xbox 360 will have a Dashboard app, and when launched, it'll let it function exactly like any other U-verse set-top. The only major catch is that it can't be the only set-top — you'll need at least one DVR at another TV in the house to enjoy one of the four HD streams that could be funneled into your home."
Advertising

Anti-Product Placement For Negative Branding 130

Posted by samzenpus
from the touch-of-death dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Product placement to promote your brand just isn't enough any more. These days, apparently, some companies are resorting to anti-product placement in order to get competitors' products in the hands of 'anti-stars.' The key example being Snooki from Jersey Shore, who supposedly is being sent handbags by companies... but the bags being sent are of competitors' handbags as a way to avoid Snooki carrying their own handbag, and thus potentially damaging their brand."

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