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+ - Rebooting the Full Disclosure List

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Hi Folks. This is a one-time email to everyone who posted to Full Disclosure since the start of 2013. As an F-D subscriber and occasional poster myself, I was as shocked as you all last week when John Cartwright threw in the towel and shuttered the list (

Now I don't blame him one bit. He performed a thankless job admirably for 12 years and deserves some time off. But I, for one, already miss Full Disclosure. So I decided to make a new list today which is a successor in name and spirit. Like the old one, it uses Mailman and is being archived by my site as well as numerous other archives around the world.

This list is a fresh start, so the old userbase won't automatically transfer over. And I haven't added any of you either, because it is your choice. But IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE NEW LIST, you can do so here:

The list launched just 7 hours ago and we already have 904 members subscribed. I hope you'll join us and resume posting your security info and advisories. If not now, then someday :).


+ - Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected->

Submitted by astroengine
astroengine (1577233) writes "Astronomers were on a celestial fishing expedition for pulsing neutron stars and other radio bursts when they found something unexpected in archived sky sweeps conducted by the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia. The powerful signal, which lasted for just milliseconds, could have been a fluke, but then the team found three more equally energetic transient flashes all far removed from the galactic plane and coming from different points in the sky. Astronomers are at a loss to explain what these flashes are — they could be a common astrophysical phenomenon that has only just been detected as our radio antennae have become sensitive enough, or they could be very rare and totally new phenomenon that, so far, defies explanation."
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+ - Discrete Log Problem Breakthrough Threatens Crypto

Submitted by tbonefrog
tbonefrog (739501) writes "Cryptographic ground truth is changing fast. In February Antoine Joux produced a new record subexponential discrete logarithm algorithm running at L(1/4) speed and beating the long-standing L(1/3) mark. On June 20 a quasipolynomial algorithm was announced at the Workshop on Number-Theoretic Algorithms for Asymmetric Cryptology in France, and explained by Stephen Galbraith

Discrete logarithm and factoring are different problems but progress on one tends to lead to progress in the other. Get a paper bank statement mailed to you each month, order some paper checks, and buy stamps and envelopes for paying your bills via snail mail."

+ - Harlan: A language that simplifies GPU programming released-> 1

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "Harlan – a declarative programming language that simplifies development of applications running on GPU has been released by a researcher at Indian University. Erik Holk released his work publicly after working on it for two years. Harlan’s syntax is based on Scheme – a dialect of LISP programming language. The language aims to help developers make productive and efficient use of GPUs by enabling them to carry out their actual work while it takes care of the routine GPU programming tasks. The language has been designed to support GPU programming and it works much closer to the hardware."
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Comment: Re:Congratulations (Score 1) 114

by epe (#39474347) Attached to: Microsoft Leads Sting Operation Against Zeus Botnets

sorry but the point, I think, is for microsoft not only to "sting" the servers and finding the infected computers.... what are they doing in order to prevent those computers to become infected? I think the problems should be addressed from several parts.. stinging the command and control will only relief for some time... in a few days or weeks, another virus or trojan will infect pcs again and so on... what is Microsoft doing in order to avoid PCs to be infected.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

+ - Looking for Love; Finding Privacy violations->

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itwbennett writes "When you sign up for online dating, there's a certain amount of information you expect to give up, like whether or not your weight is proportional to your height. But you probably don't expect that your profile will remain online long after you stop subscribing to the service. In some cases your photo can be found even after being deleted from the index, according to the electronic frontier foundation (EFF), which identified six major security weaknesses in online dating sites."
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+ - Tools, Techniques, Procedures of the RSA hackers revealed

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Details of the tools, techniques and procedures used by the hackers behind the RSA security breach have been revealed in a research paper published by Australian IT security company Command Five. The paper also, for the first time, explains links between the RSA hack and other major targeted attacks. This paper is a vendor-neutral must-read for any network defenders concerned by the hype surrounding "Advanced Persistent Threats"."

Google News Sci Tech: Iran: 30 million lose email access - The Associated Press-> 1

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Globe and Mail

Iran: 30 million lose email access
The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency reports that more than 30 million people in the country have lost access to foreign email services such as Gmail, Yahoo mail and Hotmail. The Saturday report by the semiofficial Mehr agency says that the ...
Iran blocks the
Iran blocks access to some outside websites, servicesComputerworld
Iran Reportedly Cuts Off Access to Secure Internet SitesPC Magazine

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+ - RIP Compiz->

Submitted by vst
vst (2539516) writes "From the article: "This is not 100% confirmed, but the news that Fedora is dropping Compiz from release 17 can only mean one thing — Compiz is dead. Gentoo, openSUSE, GNOME, and a list of others had already dropped Compiz, leaving only one distribution holding onto the compositing software — Ubuntu.""
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+ - Alaskan tests to use waste CO2 to flush out natura->

Submitted by ananyo
ananyo (2519492) writes "This month, scientists will test a new way to extract methane from beneath the frozen soil of Alaska: they will use waste carbon dioxide from conventional wells to force out the desired natural gas.

The pilot experiment will explore the possibility of ‘mining’ from gas hydrates: cages of water ice that hold molecules of methane. Such hydrates exist under the sea floor and in sandstone deep beneath the Arctic tundra, holding potentially vast reserves of natural gas. But getting the gas out is tricky and expensive.

The test is to be run by the US Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with ConocoPhillips, an oil company based in Houston, Texas, and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation. The researchers will pump CO2 down a well in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, into a hydrate deposit. If all goes as planned, the CO2 molecules will exchange with the methane in the hydrates, leaving the water crystals intact and freeing the methane to flow up the well."

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+ - Dart Does Physics - Just To Prove It Can!->

Submitted by mikejuk
mikejuk (1801200) writes "One of the difficulties in getting a new computer language accepted by a wider audience is that there is doubt that it is real. Is it a toy language that just proves a concept or can it do real work?
In the case of Dart, which is Google's replacement for JavaScript, the development is speeding ahead at a rate that is impressive but worrying. To prove that Dart is already a language that can be used, we now have a port of the well known 2D physics engine Box2D, the one Angry Birds uses, to Dart. Take a look at the demo website and be impressed once again at what HTML5 and JavaScript can do but take note that at the moment it only seems to work under Chrome."

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The Almighty Buck

+ - Automated ATMs Recycle Phones For Money ->

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judgecorp writes "EcoATM is going to install machines which give money for old phones across the US. The system, shown at the CES show, takes a photo of any phone or other gadget put in its tray, and provides a data cable (for every kind of phone?) to check it is working. The machine offers a quote based on the current used price, and pays up on the spot."
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