The flaw in ReadyNAS, specifically its Frontview front end, was patched via a firmware update three months ago. But according to Tripwire researcher Craig Young who discovered the issue and reported it to NETGEAR, only a fraction of Internet-facing boxes have been patched. An attacker exploiting the vulnerability could gain root access to the box.
“There’s a lot of room for people to get burned on this,” Young told Threatpost. “I felt it is important to get the message out to people that if you’re running the RAIDiator firmware (prior to the current version) it’s easy to attack the system. As we’ve found with Microsoft patches, people reverse-engineer patches to find vulnerabilities. This is the type of thing that anyone could trivially compare this firmware to the previous and see in an instant where the vulnerability is.”
The planetarium has been upgraded, transforming it into a digital IMAX-like theater (thread: http://np.reddit.com/r/space/comments/1owy12/a_look_inside_the_8k_theater_technology_at_the/ images: http://imgur.com/a/0vaj8 ) that’s open to the public every Saturday and Sunday with a variety of programs including shows for children. In addition to space odysseys and laser shows — longtime favorites of audiences — movies are now part of the Fiske lineup( http://www.boulderijournal.com/article.php?id=9779 http://connections.cu.edu/across-cu/modernized-fiske-planetarium-reopens/ ).
“Just like at an IMAX theater, we can take you near a black hole, through the Grand Canyon, under the ocean, or up to a super volcano,” said Doug Duncan, director of Fiske. “The sky is no longer the limit.” (http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/modernized-fiske-takes-viewers-through-universe-high-definition)
Google has decided to put the private back in VPN by supporting uProxy, a project developed at the University of Washington with help from Brave New Software. Still using a VPN schema, their aim is to keep the VPN amongst friends (literally). Of course, you'll need a friend who is willing to let you route your net through their tubes. Their simple integration into Firefox and Chrome will lower the barrier creating a decentralized VPN architecture would make sweeping pen register orders more difficult, and would also make blocking VPNs a rather difficult task for countries like China, who block citizens' access to numerous websites.
On a related note, when will the public finally demand that communications which pass through a third party, encrypted, still retain an reasonable expectation of privacy (rendering them pen register order-resistant)?
But... there were problems. The battery life was, to put it mildly, terrible. Performance has been mixed, and the OS was prone to what I call "The Pulsating Seizure Feature" a few dozen times over the weekend. In a nutshell: launching apps (and, occasionally, moving between apps) can cause the device to freeze and begin flashing the screen rapidly.
The full review can be read here.
The prime minister said the social network must explain its decision to allow images showing decapitations to worried parents.
Facebook has said users should be free to view such videos and then condemn the content.
Cameron wrote on Twitter: "It's irresponsible of Facebook to post beheading videos, especially without a warning. They must explain their actions to worried parents."
Facebook introduced a temporary ban on such videos in May but has since decided to remove the block on the grounds that the site is used to share information about world events, such as acts of terrorism and human rights abuses.
The OS X Aviator browser Chromium-based browser blocked online advertisements, cookies and cleared caches with the in-built Disconnect extension to prevent exposure to malvertising, and enforced click-to-play for Flash and Java.
It received criticism from security experts because its beta release was closed source.