Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?

Submission + - Critical BIND denial-of-service flaw could disrupt large portions of Internet (

alphadogg writes: Attackers could exploit a new vulnerability in BIND, the most popular Domain Name System (DNS) server software, to disrupt the Internet for many users. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND 9, from BIND 9.1.0 to BIND 9.10.2-P2, and can be exploited to crash DNS servers that are powered by the software. The vulnerability announced and patched by the Internet Systems Consortium is critical because it can be used to crash both authoritative and recursive DNS servers with a single packet.

Comment Re:No kidding. (Score 1) 259

What you're looking for is called "Pulse". It used to be independent, but was acquired by LinkedIn at some point (and I'm being too lazy to google when it happened). They have news sites, funny content, and...I don't remember what else, because that's pretty much all I use it for. Still, they have an aggregator-type method of displaying new posts from each site, which allow you to view most (if not all) of each new post in the app. If you want to see more, you can continue to the full site.

Comment Wait, wait, wait... (Score 1) 56

Are you telling me that with public acceptance of the vulnerability of Flash, malicious coders have turned to the replacement standard to deliver their malware? Why would they do that? That seems unethical. They should learn to stick to the platforms we know are dangerous, so we know how to protect ourselves.

Comment Re: Stop the press. The TV is on even after ... (Score 1) 217

Except that your understanding of how "the app" works is flawed. The functionality for backups is built into the OS. The Google Photos App is used for VIEWING the photos. Look at your settings when you add a Google account; THAT's when you're asked about syncing, not when you open the app.

Comment Re: pro government insanity (Score 1) 133

That's why I went ahead and bought my house now, with a fixed low-rate loan, and am paying more than the minimum so that I can (hopefully) have it paid off before the next bubble bursts. I was dumbfounded when I found out that my loan was sold within the first month...absolutely nothing has been done to prevent this sort of corruption, and I fear that because the general populace has no understanding of macroeconomics, there will never be anything done about it. I guess if you can't beat em...try to make sure they can't beat you either.

Comment Re:pro government insanity (Score 3, Informative) 133

Buddy, I strongly recommend you turn off Fox news for a moment and consider the way the bubble was actually formed. (Forgive me if you're not a Fox news watcher...but your post is characteristic of the rhetorical malarkey they spread...) Big banks bought up "sub-prime" mortgages from small lenders at a massive discount. These lenders wanted to dump the loans anyway, because they were forced to lend to people who couldn't afford homes. The big banks packaged large groups of loans and called them "assets" - then sold portions of those "assets" back to the small banks and lenders, and on the international market. Now, technically, that's legal - anticipated income can be considered an asset. However, many of these loans that were part of the packages were already in default. This made the assets "toxic" - if the banks held on to them, they'd lose money, but as long as they didn't foreclose, they could claim the asset. So, each time they repackaged these mortgages, they were able to falsely inflate their reported earnings. THAT's what made it seem like there was actually more money than there really was. Couple that with the fact that by buying up the mortgages, the value of homes was artificially inflated as well. People had to invest more in their property in order to become homeowners. When the market crashed, and property values plummeted, those investments deflated or disappeared. THAT's why we had a recession. The "fake money" talk is nothing more than a failure to understand the function of a "fiat" currency - and we don't have space here for a course on global economics.

Slashdot Top Deals

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton