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Journal: Oh the Irony 1

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Journal: Looks like somebody really hates me

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Journal: Please, show us your code

Journal by Lars T.
http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/12/please-show-us-your-code/

[...] calculations done by Scafetta & West (in the journals Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Physics Today) have inspired the idea that the recent warming is due to changes in the sun, rather than greenhouse gases. [...] Gavin and I published a paper in Journal of Geophysical Research, where we tested the general approach used by Scafetta & West, and tried to repeat their analysis. We were up-front about our lack of success in a 100% replication of their work, but we argue that the any pronounced effect - as claimed by Scafetta & West - should be detectable even if the set-up is not 100% identical.

However, Scafetta does not accept our analysis and has criticized me for lacking knowledge about wavelet analysis - he tells me to read the text books. So I asked him to post his code openly on the Internet so that others could repeat our test with their code. That should settle our controversy.

Looks like the denialists have something to hide...

Security

Journal: Storm Worm botnet cracked wide open 301

Journal by Lars T.
Heise Security reports that A team of researchers from Bonn University and RWTH Aachen University have analysed the notorious Storm Worm botnet, and concluded it certainly isn't as invulnerable as it once seemed. Quite the reverse, for in theory it can be rapidly eliminated using software developed and at least partially disclosed by Georg Wicherski, Tillmann Werner, Felix Leder and Mark Schlösser. However it seems in practice the elimination process would fall foul of the law.
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Journal: Meta-Mod goes old 2

Journal by Lars T.
Meta-moding, I got to a comment talking about Comaq in present tense - puzzled, I looked at the date:

by jeffwah on 15.01.1999 20:42
Attached to: Compaq to bundle Linux and provide support

Yup, close to a decade old. The others comments are somewhat younger (like 2004).

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Journal: Old Fortune 4 1

Journal by Lars T.
"If I am elected, the concrete barriers around the WHITE HOUSE will be replaced by tasteful foam replicas of ANN MARGARET!"

Ann Margaret? How many on Slashdot have heard of her?

Bug

Journal: Apple fixes "Crack a Mac" 0day issue

Journal by Lars T.
On May 1st, Apple has released the QuickTime 7.1.6 Update that (among other things) fixes the security issue that was used in the "CanSec Macbook Challenge" win.

Description: An implementation issue exists in QuickTime for Java, which may allow reading or writing out of the bounds of the allocated heap. By enticing a user to visit a web page containing a maliciously-crafted Java applet, an attacker can trigger the issue which may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional bounds checking when creating QTPointerRef objects. Credit to Dino Dai Zovi working with TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.

BTW: the bug is/was not limited to Safari (as was initially reported), but also works on other browsers and probably on Windows too.

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Journal: Old Fortune 3

Journal by Lars T.
"LBJ, LBJ, how many JOKES did you tell today??!"

Lyndon Frigging Baines Johnson? "Hey Hey, LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?"

Privacy

Journal: NO bugged Canadian Coins! 1

Journal by Lars T.
A recent Slashdot story asked: Bugged Canadian Coins?. Now The Globe and Mail has an update on the story - or rather the non-story. "Defence contractors had apparently been give certain special-issue Canadian coins, the unfamiliar look of which caused them to be concerned about the money, a source said. That led to an investigation once the contractors returned to the United States . But a U.S. agency that investigated the complaint found no evidence of any secret transmitters, or of any other tampering. It's not clear why this information failed to find its way into the released U.S. Defence Security Service report." So you can all pack in your tin-foil hats - at least that's what they want you to believe.
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Journal: Current Fortune by Linus

Journal by Lars T.
Software is like sex; it's better when it's free. -- Linus Torvalds

So people who decide that they want this software for free and just take it are software rapists?

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Journal: Local DoS Vulnerability in Linux Kernel

Journal by Lars T.
2005-12-24 22:02:21 Local DoS Vulnerability in Linux Kernel (Linux,Security) (pending)

iDefense reports a local exploitation of a memory exhaustion vulnerability in Linux Kernel versions 2.4 and 2.6 that can allow attackers to cause a denial of service condition. Successful exploitation requires an attacker to have local access to an affected Linux system and can result in complete system denial of service. The system may not reboot after successful exploitation, requiring human interaction to be restored to a working state. Depending on available resources, systems with large amounts of physical memory may not be affected. A source patch is in the article.

"It's curtains for you, Mighty Mouse! This gun is so futuristic that even *I* don't know how it works!" -- from Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse

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