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Encryption

OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL 144

Posted by Soulskill
from the like-independence-day,-but-for-communications-protocols dept.
ConstantineM writes: "What has been planned for a long time now, prior to the infamous heartbleed fiasco of OpenSSL (which does not affect SSH at all), is now officially a reality — with the help of some recently adopted crypto from DJ Bernstein, OpenSSH now finally has a compile-time option to no longer depend on OpenSSL. `make OPENSSL=no` has now been introduced for a reduced configuration OpenSSH to be built without OpenSSL, which would leave you with no legacy SSH-1 baggage at all, and on the SSH-2 front with only AES-CTR and chacha20+poly1305 ciphers, ECDH/curve25519 key exchange and Ed25519 public keys."
Games

Entertainment Software Association Following RIAA? 204

Posted by kdawson
from the iceberg-ho dept.
cavis writes "My organization just received an e-mail from the Intellectual Property enforcement division of the Entertainment Software Association. It accuses one particular IP address with 'infringing the copyright rights of one or more ESA members by copying and distributing unauthorized copies of game products (through peer-to-peer or similar software/services).' It goes on to name the filename and the application: Limewire. Has anyone had any contact with this group? Are they following the RIAA's lead and pursuing litigation for peer-to-peer piracy? I'm just trying to evaluate what I am in for as I try to battle P2P within my network." Read on for more details.
User Journal

+ - Why Is There Almost No HIV/AIDS In Japan?->

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hurr1
hurr1 writes "Total cases in twenty years amount to only 7,500 or 375 a year. By comparison, Cambodia, whose population is less than a tenth of Japan's, had 170,000 people living with HIV or AIDS, according to United Nations estimates. See the Ten Myths Of HIV/AIDS video movie explore this problem in human society."
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Windows

+ - WPA bug in Vista, is that a security problem?-> 1

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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "Many people, such as me-said-the-idiot, or maybe all, cannot connect to a WPA protected WiFi network with Vista. So many will have to use an unsecured network configuration in order to go online. Practically all new PC laptops sold now are bundled with Vista, so this could well become the biggest and easiest to exploit security leak.. Many posts on MS forum http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx? PostID=481371&SiteID=17 but apparently it still isn't considered a problem by MS.."
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