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Security

Submission + - Easy Root Exploit in Linux Desktop (blogspot.com)

Dark Coder writes: Rafal (of invisiblethingslab.com) details a method of gaining root in a Linux Desktop (for Fun and Profit *wink* *wink*).

Joanna Rutkowska blogs that this even circumvents the famed NSA Secured-Edition Linux sandboxing of Xorg.

Details all in here.

Biggest ramification is that this is not a bug, but a Xorg design feature!

Politics

Submission + - Worse Recession Ever? (businessinsider.com)

Dark Coder writes: The Great Depression was extended by 5 years according to various economists due to debilitating Federal policies enacted by FDR. Five recent bills (Auto, Finance, Bank, Health-Care and Teacher Jobs) are touted as being similar to FDR's worsening policies. As a result, we're still sliding into a deeper recession. What does it take to get us out of this doldrums?

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