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Comment Re:What is really worrying ... (Score 1) 108

then you have not read the "linuxQuestions" forum
the bleeped bleeps that do not even BOTHER to read and study the documentation and think a few mouse cklicks will install and CONFIGURE it

i am in the group that ENCOURAGES that new to Apache people build the stack from source and manually install the parts about 12 times
then use the package manager to save 30 min to 1 hour on install time

Submission 24 Chinese Android Smartphones Models Come With Pre-Installed Malware 1

Comment Re:su (Score 1) 747

THAT is why i DO NOT recommend ubuntu - canonical F'ed it up

on my Debian 8 install su is normal users
  set in the ~/.profile

the same as on my RHEL and ScientificLinux and Fedora and OpenSUSE installs

all one has to do is

Comment su (Score 4, Interesting) 747

"su command is seen as bad because what it is supposed to do is ambiguous. "
-- end quote --

it is NOT ambiguous!!!!!

"su" is root BUT!!! with the normal users $PATH and settings
"su - " and "su -l root "

there is NOTHING ambiguous there at all

now what Ubuntu did to "sudo"
THAT!!! is a problem

Submission It's Time to Go Nuclear Against DMCA Abuse->

Lauren Weinstein writes: We must make it expensive with a capital "E" to voluntarily file mass DMCA takedowns that are sloppy, haphazard, and likely to negatively impact significant numbers of innocent parties.

It has to cost. It has to cost big time.

Such abuse has to be made so expensive that even the entertainment industry moguls with the gold-plated toilet seats will start to feel the pain.

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Submission Windows 10: A Potential Privacy Mess, and Worse->

Lauren Weinstein writes: I had originally been considering accepting Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. After all, reports have suggested that it's a much more usable system than Windows 8/8.1 — but of course in keeping with the "every other MS release of Windows is a dog" history, that's a pretty low bar.

However, it appears that MS has significantly botched their deployment of Windows 10. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, even though hope springs eternal.

Since there are so many issues involved, and MS is very aggressively pushing this upgrade, I'm going to run through key points here quickly, and reference other sites' pages that can give you more information right now.

But here's my executive summary: You may want to think twice, or three times, or many more times, about whether or not you wish to accept the Windows 10 free upgrade on your existing Windows 7 or 8/8.1 system.

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Submission Industrial networks are vulnerable to devastating cyberattack, new research says->

Patrick O'Neill writes: New research into Industrial Ethernet Switches reveals a wide host of vulnerabilities that leave critical infrastructure facilities open to attackers. Many of the vulnerabilities reveal fundamental weaknesses: Widespread use of default passwords, hardcoded encryption keys, a lack of proper authentication for firmware updates, a lack of encrypted connections, and more. Combined with a lack of network monitoring, researchers say the situation showcases "a massive lack of security awareness in the industrial control systems community.”
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