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Debian

FreeNAS Switching From FreeBSD To Debian Linux 206

Posted by Soulskill
from the changing-horses dept.
dnaumov writes "FreeNAS, a popular, free NAS solution, is moving away from using FreeBSD as its underlying core OS and switching to Debian Linux. Version 0.8 of FreeNAS as well as all further releases are going to be based on Linux, while the FreeBSD-based 0.7 branch of FreeNAS is going into maintenance-only mode, according to main developer Volker Theile. A discussion about the switch, including comments from the developers, can be found on the FreeNAS SourceForge discussion forum. Some users applaud the change, which promises improved hardware compatibility, while others voice concerns regarding the future of their existing setups and lack of ZFS support in Linux."
Security

+ - Apache site hacked through SSH compromise->

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Trailrunner7
Trailrunner7 writes "The main site of the Apache Software Foundation was compromised on Friday through an attack using a compromised SSH key, leading to concerns about the integrity of copies of the hugely popular Apache Web server, which is distributed through the Apache.org site. Early Friday morning EDT, a message appeared on the main Apache.org site saying that the main Web server for the site had been compromised and that the foundation had taken many of its services offline as a precaution. A short time later, the foundation updated the notification, saying that the compromise was the result of a compromised SSH key, not the result of an attack against the Apache server itself."
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Privacy

+ - Did Slashdot cause a UK Government U-turn?->

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Richard Rothwell
Richard Rothwell writes "Jack Straw has announced today a back down on plans to exempt the UK Government from the Data Protection Act. The announcement was made to the Daily Telegraph initially — saying that it will completely remove the offending clause from the Coroners and Justice Bill. The effect of this clause was reported earlier on Slashdot.

In the report, Jack Straw's minions seem to underplay the impact of the Slashdot article and mass Facebook/NO2ID campaign. Is this because they are worried that this sort of campaign could be launched at any time to keep them honest?"

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Medicine

+ - Vaccines as Biological Weapons?-> 1

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GoogleFreak1969
GoogleFreak1969 writes "Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Baxter International Inc. has just been caught shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with vaccine material to medical distributors in 18 countries. The "mistake" (if you can call it that, see below...) was discovered by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada. The World Health Organization was alerted and panic spread throughout the vaccine community as health experts asked the obvious question: How could this have happened? Was the viral contamination intentional? The shocking answer is that this couldn't have been an accident. Why? Because Baxter International adheres to something called BSL3 (Biosafety Level 3) — a set of laboratory safety protocols that prevent the cross-contamination of materials."
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Comment: Good Idea! I will file another patent. (Score 1) 379

by Rusty pipe (#26855125) Attached to: IBM Files Patent For Bullet-Dodging Bionic Armor
A slow bullet, so the enemy would not need a special armor or suit. The bullet will need about ten seconds for the way from the rifle to the target. It doesn't matter how near or far the target is. Ten seconds is programmed into the bullet, so anybody has plenty of time to get out of the way, if he or she don't want to get hit. I'll get rich!!!

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