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Submission + - Linode hacked, CCs and passwords leaked 6

An anonymous reader writes: On Friday Linode announced a precautionary password reset due to an attack despite claiming that they were not compromised. The attacker has claimed otherwise, claiming to have obtained card numbers and password hashes. Password hashes, source code fragments and directory listings have been released as proof. Linode has yet to comment on or deny these claims.
Firefox

Emscripten and New Javascript Engine Bring Unreal Engine To Firefox 124

MojoKid writes "There's no doubt that gaming on the Web has improved dramatically in recent years, but Mozilla believes it has developed new technology that will deliver a big leap in what browser-based gaming can become. The company developed a highly-optimized version of Javascript that's designed to 'supercharge' a game's code to deliver near-native performance. And now that innovation has enabled Mozilla to bring Epic's Unreal Engine 3 to the browser. As a sort of proof of concept, Mozilla debuted this BananaBread game demo that was built using WebGL, Emscripten, and the new JavaScript version called 'asm.js.' Mozilla says that it's working with the likes of EA, Disney, and ZeptoLab to optimize games for the mobile Web, as well." Emscripten was previously used to port Doom to the browser.
Electronic Frontier Foundation

DOJ Often Used Cell Tower Impersonating Devices Without Explicit Warrants 146

Via the EFF comes news that, during a case involving the use of a Stingray device, the DOJ revealed that it was standard practice to use the devices without explicitly requesting permission in warrants. "When Rigmaiden filed a motion to suppress the Stingray evidence as a warrantless search in violation of the Fourth Amendment, the government responded that this order was a search warrant that authorized the government to use the Stingray. Together with the ACLU of Northern California and the ACLU, we filed an amicus brief in support of Rigmaiden, noting that this 'order' wasn't a search warrant because it was directed towards Verizon, made no mention of an IMSI catcher or Stingray and didn't authorize the government — rather than Verizon — to do anything. Plus to the extent it captured loads of information from other people not suspected of criminal activity it was a 'general warrant,' the precise evil the Fourth Amendment was designed to prevent. ... The emails make clear that U.S. Attorneys in the Northern California were using Stingrays but not informing magistrates of what exactly they were doing. And once the judges got wind of what was actually going on, they were none too pleased:"

Comment California has laws that are relevant.... (Score 2) 68

California actually has laws governing this if personally identifiable information or medical info is breached. Unfortunately many companies do not know about these laws or do not follow them. Also, by the nature of how the law is worded, it may effectivly affect companies all over the US (anyone that does buisness with CA or a CA resident)...

1798.29
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/appndxa/civil/civ1798_29.htm

1798.82
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/appndxa/civil/civ1798_82.htm

Comment This seems like a reoccuring theme.... (Score 1) 232

This seems like a reoccuring theme....

Another account of the issues with the Windows Phone app store is also mentioned by a Developer working for Ceton (though the posts are from his personal blog...)

Blog post detailing the problem: http://www.motzwrit.es/post/33309406053/a-broken-process
Initial thread discussing delays in the process: http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=3093

Comment Re:Too personal to be widely desirable (Score 1) 248

This also can be applied to video games. I tend to stay away from "download only" games and get the physical media versions just for that reason. This is why it annoys me that some of the console game publishers are now going to a model where to play online you need an "online pass" or keycode that can only be used once to enable functionality that in the past would have been considered as part of the package.

Comment the net has a very long memory... (Score 2) 264

Unique accounts should be required. But not "real names". The problem is that many HR departments (I know of at least one that does not admit to doing it but I know for a fact does) will as part of their research/vetting of a potential employee actually check for the name/email/phonenumber on resume on MANY online sources (myspace, facebook, google, and USENET) at the very least.

The problem is that once the information is out there, there is no way to control what it is used for. Many poeple that were active on usenet in the 90s would never have thought that their posts would last longer than the longest USENET retention period of the time. Google ended up purchasing dejanews and all their backup spools (http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2001/02/google-acquires-usenet-discussion.html) to be included in googles archives. [BTW; Google also aquired MANY other backups of USENET spools from other sources as well to round out gaps in their archives]

- An innocent comment about "Apple" now for example may cost someone their job in 3-5 years when Apple buys out the company that they work for which is currently competition...

Another problem that I have with Real Name requirement is that it would make it extremely easy for the crooks to impersonate someone and commit identity theft.....

Comment Re:Upgrade Instructions for STUPID OWNERS (Score 1) 351

I had already disabled the automatic update. Currently running regular firmware 2.0.37.131047

I wanted to download the latest 2.0.37 to make sure I had a "backup" of the firmware....

Problem is, at least for the E4200v2 cisco has pulled 2.0.37 from the official download page. The only way to get it is to call them to complain and get a download link for the pre-cloud firmware, which is now "unsupported"...

Comment good hosting providers already patched... (Score 3, Informative) 181

I am surprised that it took this long for it to reach /.

Linode.com had already patched the items last month. During an emergency but scheduled update round (took less than 30mins per host) and most users did not notice any issues since they were given more than 7 days advanced notice of the emergency update. [linode uses XEN on intel].

http://blog.linode.com/2012/06/13/xen-security-advisories-and-how-we-handled-them/

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