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Submission + - Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account-> 2 2

vivaoporto writes: Gordon Lyon (better known as Fyodor, author of nmap and maintainer of the internet security resource sites insecure.org, nmap.org, seclists.org, and sectools.org) warns on the nmap development mailing list that the Sourceforge Nmap account was hijacked from him.

According to him the old Nmap project page (located at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap/, screenshot) was changed to a blank page and its contents were moved to a new page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap.mirror/, screenshot) which controlled by sf-editor1 and sf-editor3, in pattern mirroring the much discussed the takeover of GIMP-Win page discussed last week on Ars Technica, IT World and eventually this week Slashdot.

That happens after Sourceforge promises to stop "presenting third party offers for unmaintained SourceForge projects. At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers."

To their credit Fyodor states that "So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) and we haven't caught them trojaning Nmap the way they did with GIMP" but reiterates "that you should only download Nmap from our official SSL Nmap site: https://nmap.org/download.html"

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Comment Re:Or, it could be unrelated to actually extending (Score 1) 286 286

I've driven from Austin,TX to Madison,WI a few times (~1250 miles) in cars 25-33mpg avg, and what you claim sounds like BS dude. I stopped more than a couple times, to be safe whenever I got to a half tank and stretch.

My 1250 mile trip was 20 hour drive strait though, your claim would be closer to 28 hours non stop.... Really?

The only car off the top of my head that has 800 miles per tank is a newer Audi A8 diesel, and at $100k, a rare car for consumers. Most vehicles on the road I would say are under 400 miles per tank.

More details on what you drove, what speed, etc.

Comment Re:hardening is NOT blaming the hardware (Score 3, Funny) 115 115

What you posted about his being the 4th post struck me as wrong, given how far it was down the page. I'm bored, so I took a moment to look at how many posts have an earlier timestamp than the one you are slamming (at least 8), and 2 make dismissive statements about hardware, including the first comment of article at 8:12, and another at 8:19 seemingly dismissing hardware as a possibility.

So your snide comment is not based in fact. It's like you are reading a different page. Maybe you need glasses. An attitude adjustment, for sure.

Comment Re:OMFG, stupid (Score 2) 644 644

Perhaps my comment was rude, and 'a bit over the top' as you say. Microsoft's VP of Operating Systems is probably not a moron.

My initial reaction to Belfiore seeming to downgrade a previous version of their flagship product by referring to it as a first gen Prius, and then extending the bad car analogy to try and sell us the new shiny pissed me off.

Comparing a previous version to an niche, ugly, low powered econobox (that is heavily government subsidized) to an electric car, made by an independent company and is decidedly not meant to be mass market cheap, nor aimed at the same demographic... Having the people in charge of these products make these statements gives me the impression the same brain trust that turned Windows 7 into Windows 8 is still running the show.

What car would he have made Windows 8 in that analogy?

Comment OMFG, stupid (Score -1, Troll) 644 644

.... Microsoft's Joe Belfiore pointed to the millions of customers still using Windows 7, and said the company wants to make their transition to Windows 10 much more comfortable than the unfamiliar leap to Windows 8 two years ago. "We want all these Windows 7 users to have the sentiment that yesterday they were driving a first-generation Prius, and now with Windows 10 it's like a Tesla." ... nice car analogy, moron.

Comment Vendors do stupid things. (Score 1) 348 348

Why not try Sandboxie?

I've had similar experiences with EHR vendors requiring old, old versions. The lag time and impracticality of their limitations can be frustrating. One product I've worked on shares a parent company that was part of the Obamacare website roll-out (they wrote middleware). After spending some time working with the database on that product, I began to believe in the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

Comment Re:slashcode (Score 1) 2254 2254

Ok, I am using SRWare Iron 8 (stripped chromium webkit build for win32) with this user agent string as it's same WebKit build as Safari 5 ---

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/534.10 ... I get SPORADIC errors trying to post comments ... site works in IE8 ... gave up on FF until they multi-thread the UI

Comment Re:What's the point. (Score 4, Interesting) 268 268

I'm sort of curious why the slashdot story summary is so annoyingly biased in it's phrasing - "FreeBSD rather ends up taking a wallop to Ubuntu Linux, but there are a few areas where FreeBSD 8 ran well", when the arguably flawed test suite shows NO SUCH THING!

The FreeBSD system has very comparable or better benchmarks on nearly every metric in the test, just click through TFA and see for yourself.

Tripe.

Besides the needless and counterproductive bias, the phrase X "rather ends up taking a wallop to" Y is clunky and sophomoric. Editors, get a life.

Submission + - Haiku Project Reaches First Alpha Milestone

kad77 writes: After eight years of hard work, the open source reinvention of the proprietary BeOS operating system has reached it's first official alpha (developer) release. The Haiku operating system is a very active MIT licensed project, showcasing some of the best open source tools and building blocks alongside it's massive unique codebase. Guided by their ideals, the Haiku team is steadily creating a unified user experience best described in their own words: "Haiku is an open source operating system currently in development that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the Be Operating System, Haiku aims to become a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels." More information and download options available at their website. A press release is also available.

Submission + - Haiku, the Open Source BeOS Project Issues First A->

kad77 writes: After eight years of hard work, the open source reinvention of the proprietary BeOS operating system has reached it's first official alpha (developer) release. The Haiku operating system is a very active MIT licensed project, showcasing some of the best open source tools and building blocks alongside it's massive unique codebase. Guided by their ideals, the Haiku team is steadily creating a unified user experience best described in their own words: "Haiku is an open source operating system currently in development that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the Be Operating System, Haiku aims to become a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels." More information and download options available at their website. A press release is also available.
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