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Submission + - Hackers successfully cyber-attacked Vietnam's two largest airports and airline (washingtontimes.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The attacks — attributed to a Chinese hacking group known as 1937CN — ultimately failed to cause any significant security issues or air traffic control problems, Vice Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat told local media.
Nonetheless, the individuals briefly hijacked flight information screens and sound systems inside Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.
“All internet systems have been switched off so we had to do everything by hand,” an airline attendant at Tan Son Nhat told Vietnam’s Tuou Tre News.
At a third hub, Da Nang International, computer systems experienced repeated glitches, according to the news site. Instead of departure and arrival details, the airports’ flight screens and speakers broadcast what local media described as anti-Vietnamese and Philippines slogans, in turn prompting authorities to shut down both systems.

Submission + - Resolving IP address ranges conflicts in a corporate merger

SwingMonkey writes: Hoping the Slashdot audience may be able to offer some insight on this topic.

Caveat: I'm not a Network Engineer per se, but have spent some time playing in the networking space.

Currently I'm involved in a corporate merger. Both entities use extensive private IP address spaces internally, in the A, B and C class ranges, and the consolidated IP Routing table on each side runs into the thousands (expressed as a list of CIDRs) including inherited/aggregated collections of networks i.e. a /8 is further broken into a set of /16 which might be further divided into /23's or /24's. Inevitably there are entire network ranges that are in use on both sides, or overlap to some degree.

I've encountered this before, but never to this degree. Previously it has generally been a mostly manual effort to resolve the conflicts, but the size of the data sets in this case are somewhat daunting.

I've been looking for a data analysis tool, or visualization approach that would simply reviewing the data set, and develop a model of the conflicted spaces, but haven't been able to find much — hence turning to this forum (in desperation ;)

Thoughts?

Submission + - U.S. military veteran believed to be lone gunman in Da (reuters.com)

An anonymous reader writes: DALLAS (Reuters) — A black U.S. military veteran of the Afghan war who said he wanted to "kill white people" acted alone in a sniper attack that killed five police officers during a Dallas protest decrying police shootings of black men, officials said on Friday.

Submission + - The Trials And Tribulations Of 'Kidnapped' Startup Founder Mayer Mizrachi (dailydot.com)

blottsie writes: Mayer Mizrachi and his attorney sat in the backseat as guards drove through the barbed-wire gates of La Picota prison and deposited the pair onto a sidewalk in Bogotá, Colombia. Mizrachi held fast onto a piece of paper in his right hand that declared his freedom. Before slipping into a taxi, he took one last look at the prison behind him, his home for nearly six months.

The nightmare, it seemed, was finally coming to an end. Today, Mizrachi's future is anything but certain.

In the United States, we’re used to hearing tales of technology startup failures and successes. None compare to that of Mizrachi, a 28-year-old tech entrepreneur and startup CEO, who has endured what his attorney characterizes as “kidnapping,” months of imprisonment, political grudges targeting his family, multinational maneuvering, and a life-long illness that could kill him at any moment.

In this months-long investigation, the Daily Dot dives into the forces that landed Mizrachi in prison, and how he escaped to freedom—for now.

Submission + - Chrome Vulnerability Lets Attackers Steal Movies From Streaming Services (helpnetsecurity.com)

Orome1 writes: A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Germany. The vulnerability in the encryption technology, Widevine EME/CDM, opens an easy way for attackers to hijack protected content delivered via different popular streaming services, making the unprotected content available for illegal distribution.

Submission + - Asl Slashdot: How Hard Is It To Have a Smart Home That's Not 'In The Cloud'? 1

An anonymous reader writes: It's beginning to seem like everything related to home (and much other) automation is basically remote control 'in the cloud' feeding information about you to somebody's advertising system. In principle, this should not be the case, but it is in practice. So how hard is it, really, to do 'home automation' without sending all your data to Google, Samsung, or whoever — just keep it to yourself and share only what you want to share? How hard would it be, for instance, to hack a Nest thermostat so it talks to a home server rather than Google? Or is there something already out there that would do the same thing as a Nest but without 'the cloud' as part of the requirement? Yes, a standard programmable thermostat does 90% of what a Nest does, but there are certain things that it won't do like respond to your comings and goings at odd hours, or be remotely switchable to a different mode (VPN to your own server from your phone and deal with it locally, perhaps?). Fundamentally, is there a way to get the convenience and not expose my entire life and home to unknown actors who by definition (read the terms of service) do not have my best interest in mind?

Submission + - ARM Tapes Out Next-Gen 64-Bit Artemis Mobile Chip On 10nm TSMC FinFET Process (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: ARM has been working closely with TSMC for years now. Over the last six years or so especially, ARM and TSMC have collaborated to ensure that TSMC's cutting-edge process technologies work well with ARM's processor IP. However recently, ARM just announced the successful tape-out of a test chip featuring next-generation, 64-Bit ARM v8-A mobile processor cores, codenamed Artemis, manufactured using TSMC's upcoming 10nm FinFET process technology. The test chip features what ARM calls an Artemis cluster. It's essentially a quad-core processor with power management IP, a single-shader Mali graphics core, AMBA AXI interconnect, and test ROMs connected to a second cluster by an asynchronous bridge that features the memory subsystem, which is stacked with a Cortex M core that handles control logic, some timers, SRAM, and external IO. Compared to 16nm FinFET+, at nominal voltage, the 10nm test chip offered a 12% performance improvement in a similar power envelope. In super-overdrive mode (Vsod), the Artemis test chip offered similar performance, but at 30% lower power.SoCs for premium mobile devices with next-generation cores produced on the 10nm process node are expected to arrive later in the second half of this year.

Submission + - How will President Donald Trump handle NASA and space exploration? (examiner.com)

MarkWhittington writes: As Donald Trump, incredibly, became the presumptive Republican nominee, a great deal of angst is arising over how he might handle NASA as president. Space Policy Online noted that Trump has dodged the question of how much the space agency will be funded during his potential presidency. Noting previous statements on the Journey to Mars, Ars Technica speculates that NASA will be in for a downsizing under a Trump presidency.

Submission + - Google Maps volunteers unable to contribute

lesincompetent writes: Have you noticed lack of progress in mapping or missing details in your Google Maps neighbourhood? Updates getting sparser and sparser? Well wonder no more, Betteridge's law apart. The root cause is a months-old bug affecting the Google Mapmaker tool which volunteer contributors can use to improve Google Maps.
This bug is preventing roads and paths from being drawn on almost ALL roads. This forum post (one of many, just the 'main' one for this issue) details the dire circumstances. There has been no response from the developers, just vague reassurances.

One user writes: One user My experience is that any mapping in the USA has stopped about Feb 1, 2016.

Another user writes: It's definitely a leadership problem, this project [Google Mapmaker] shows none of the quality we are accustomed to when using Google products.

If you had any experience with the aforementioned tool, you could definitely agree on that.

Submission + - Head of Oracle Linux Moves to Microsoft (zdnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Wim Coekaerts, formerly Oracle's Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, has left Oracle for Microsoft. Many of you may know of Coekaerts as "Mr. Linux" as he delivered the first Linux products, transitioned Oracle's programming staff from Windows to Linux desktops, and turned Oracle into a Linux distributor with the launch of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone, Oracle Linux. Mike Neil, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Cloud, told ZDNet, "Wim Coekaerts has joined Microsoft as Corp VP of Open Source in our Enterprise Cloud Group. As we continue to deepen our commitment to open source, Wim will focus on deepening our engagement, contributions and innovation to the open-source community."

Submission + - FCC Proposes New Restrictions On How Broadband Providers Share Data

An anonymous reader writes: In a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to propose new privacy rules for broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, as part of the FCC's new powers under Section 222 of Title II. The proposal will now enter a comment period, in which providers and other stakeholders will weigh in, before the commission can vote on whether to approve it. Under the proposed rules, providers would have implicit permission to collect any data necessary for providing internet service, typically including name, IP address and other basic subscriber information. Unless the customer opts out, providers would also be able to collect and share data specifically for the purpose of marketing other communications services. Any other use of the data, like sharing it with third-party marketing programs, would require explicit consent from the customer. The rules would also institute new transparency and data security requirements.

Submission + - SPAM: You Can Now Buy Dark Souls 3 Legally On The PSN Store

ilmato writes: So! Though the official release date of Dark Souls 3 (for most countries) remains the 22nd of April... Japan however, is not like the rest.

You can legally but the DarkSouls 3 title from the Japanese store right now. All you have to do is follow this simple step by step guide on how to get a new Japanese PSN account as well as some Yen currency in it.

Hope it's useful,enjoy this awesome new title!

Submission + - Why Periscope Can't Afford to Piss Off Broadcasters (wired.com)

An anonymous reader writes: If Periscope's piracy problem grows, it could threaten Twitter's cozy relationship with the TV industry. The post Why Periscope Cant Afford to Piss Off Broadcasters appeared first on WIRED.

Submission + - SPAM: Los Angeles drought tolerant design

An anonymous reader writes: We value communication and one of our major products is not simply a beautiful pavingstone, planting or water feature installation, but a highly informed client that feels well taken care of We also want to help people understand their world better at least by knowing the hows and whys for their residential or commercial project
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