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Submission + - MC Frontalot website hacked, users + passwords released. 1

kallisti5 writes: Looks like MC Frontalot had his website hacked. Potentially exposing clear text passwords. The following email went out to everyone who had an account:

Hi Folks, It's your old acquaintance MC Frontalot here! I have some shameful things to report: An enterprising youth managed to dump my site's user database. He published all the data on a hacker site, which means it's public. BIGGEST HASSLE FOR YOU: Your email is listed there, and all usernames and many cleartext passes are listed next to emails. If your password is the same one you used elsewhere in conjunction with this email or username, that pairing is compromised! For instance, if your email and password were the same as on your facebook account, you'd need to change your facebook password immediately. I posted a warning at signup that users should choose a low-security password for my site (since the phpBB2 framework mails passwords back as cleartext). I sure hope most of you caught sight of that when you signed up, but if you didn't I can't blame you. Your password has been reset and is enclosed below. This is terrible and I'm extremely sorry! I feel like a grade-A horse's ass. If I had been a more responsible guardian of passwords, I would have replaced my rickety old site code well before now. My smarter friends have been helping me fix the vulnerability that was already exploited. My site has never stored any kind of financial records — my databases don't have credit card numbers, real names, paypal addresses, or anything like that. But PLEASE make sure your password at IS NOT one that you're still using somewhere important. Your embarrassed friend, MC Frontalot

For what it's worth, he warned us in Secrets from the future.

Submission + - Haiku R1 Alpha 4 has been released! (

kallisti5 writes: "The Haiku project released their 4th alpha release today. A year and four months have passed since the 3rd alpha release. Haiku R1A4 includes several enhancements such as a large number of bug fixes, early IPv6 support, better drivers, improved file system support, better localization, and a wide variety of new features and applications."

Submission + - Attachmate completes acquisition of Novell (

kallisti5 writes: Attachmate has completed the acquisition of Novell.

"HOUSTON – April 27, 2011 – The Attachmate Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of Novell, Inc., a leader in intelligent workload management, under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on November 22, 2010. Novell will now operate as two separate business units under the Novell® and SUSE® brand names and join Attachmate® and NetIQ® as holdings of The Attachmate Group."

Submission + - Clearwire throttling home users at 8GB (

kallisti5 writes: There are massive numbers of users reporting Clearwire/Clear throttling their WiMax/4G home users down to ridiculously slow 0.25Mbit Down speeds after their transfers for the month reach the lowly download limit of 8GB. Clearwire states they offer 3-6Mbit down Unlimited, however has recently clarified this to be "6-8Mbit down Unlimited up to 8GB". You can check out the reports here, here, here, here, and here.

Submission + - Rumblings in OpenSolaris land. (fork?) (

kallisti5 writes: It looks as though an *official* fork of OpenSolaris may be under way, no details have been announced yet except for the following email...

Subject: [osol-announce] The Illumos Project
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:54:58 -0700
From: "Garrett D'Amore"
To: opensolaris-announce

A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have
been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're
just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general
participation of, the general public.

We believe that everyone who is interested in OpenSolaris should be
interested in what we have to say, and so we invite the entire
OpenSolaris community to join us for a presentation on at 1PM EDT on
August 3, 2010.

You can find out the full details of how to listen in to our conference,
or attend in person (we will be announcing from New York City) by
visiting (The final details shall be
posted there not later than 1PM EDT Aug 1, 2010.)

We look forward to seeing you there!

— Garrett D'Amore & the rest of the Illumos Cast


Submission + - HTC releases Android 1.5 Firmware update for ADP1 (

kallisti5 writes: "As of this morning HTC has released the long anticipated Android 1.5 "cupcake" Operating system for the G1 ADP1 development handheld.

New features include:
  • Video recording and playback, and videos can be uploaded to YouTube.
  • Stereo Bluetooth and auto-pairing for better Bluetooth headset support.
  • A Web browser with the latest WebKit technology, including the Squirrelfish technology for faster JavaScript. The browser also includes copy-and-paste support, search within the page, the unified search and address bar that debuted in Google's Chrome browser, and faster scrolling.
  • "Much faster" acquisition of location through the GPS system.
  • A "soft" screen-based keyboard.
  • More widgets on the home screen, including a music player and picture frame, along with the current search and clock widgets.
  • Applications can rotate when the phone's accelerometer detects a new orientation.
  • User interface improvements to messaging, Gmail, calendar, browser, and other applications. The Gmail application supports batch operations so multiple messages can be deleted or archived at once, for example.
  • Faster camera start-up and operation. Photos can be uploaded to Google's Picasa photo-sharing site.
  • User photos in the contacts application.


Submission + - FCC Comes Down On Comcast For P2P Blocking (

kallisti5 writes: "By a vote of 3-2, The Federal Communications Commission Friday voted that Comcast (NSDQ:CMCSA)'s management of its broadband network violated Net neutrality rules by hindering peer-to-peer filing sharing, the FCC said. The Commission concluded that Comcast has "unduly interfered" with Internet users' right to access the lawful Internet content and to use the applications of their choice," the FCC said in a statement. "Specifically, the Commission found that Comcast had deployed equipment throughout its network to monitor the content of its customers' Internet connections and selectively block specific types of connections known as peer-to-peer connections.

— From"

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