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Fedora 28: soundtouch Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:35
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EncryptPad: Encrypted Text Editor For Your Secrets

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:00

EncryptPad is a simple, free and open source text editor that encrypts saved text files and allows protecting them with passwords, key files, or both

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ptr whm expert

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:49
Add /21 ips ptr records to whm (Budget: $12 - $30 SGD, Jobs: Linux)
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Configuring UPS for FreeNAS Unix server

nixCraft - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:38

FreeNAS is nothing but a FOSS network-attached storage (NAS) system based on FreeBSD Unix and the OpenZFS file system. It comes with a dedicated management web interface for managing and configuring your NAS box. In this tutorial you will learn how to configure the APC (or any other supported brand) UPS service then start it in FreeNAS to protect your server from power failures. This tutorial shows how to configure and use UPS on a FreeNAS based server.

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Stress Test CPU and Memory (VM) On a Linux / Unix With Stress-ng

nixCraft - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:36

Learn how to stress out your CPU, memory, I/O, and disk and more with stress/stess-ng test tool on a Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD or Unix-like systems. The tool has over 200 stress tests, 70 CPU specific tests __DESC__ over 20 virtual memory stress tests.

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Leaked Documents Show Facebook's 'Threshold' For Deleting Pages, Groups

Slashdot.org - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:30
Facebook has repeatedly referenced to lawmakers a "threshold" that must be reached before the platform decides to ban a particular page for violating the site's policies, but it hasn't discussed its guidelines publicly. Motherboard has obtained internal Facebook documents laying out what this threshold is for multiple types of different content, including some instances of hate speech. From the report: One Facebook moderator training document for hate speech says that for Pages -- Facebook's feature for sections dedicated to, say, a band, organization, public figure, or business -- the Page admin has to receive 5 "strikes" within 90 days for the Page itself to be deleted. Alternatively, Facebook moderators are told to remove a Page if at least 30 percent of the content posted by other people within 90 days violates Facebook's community standards. A similar 30 percent-or-over policy exists for Facebook Groups, according to the document. In a similar vein, another hate speech document says that a profile should be taken down if there are 5 or more pieces of content from the user which indicate hate propaganda, photos of the user present with another identifiable leader, or other related violations. Although the documents obtained by Motherboard were created recently, Facebook's policies change regularly, so whether these exact parameters remain in force is unclear. Of course this still depends on moderators identifying and labeling posts as violating to reach that threshold. [...] Another document focused on sexual content says moderators should unpublish Pages and Groups under the basis of sexual solicitation if there are over 2 "elements," such as the Page description, title, photo, or pinned post, that include either explicit solicitation of nude imagery, or, if the page is more subtle, includes either a method of contact or a location. This slide again reiterates the over 30 percent and 5 admin posts rules found in the hate speech document.

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Build R for MKL

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:21
Hello, I am running R 3.4.3 in Windows 10. I needa freelancer to rebuild R to include support from Intel Math Kernel Library. Instructions to build in linux are below - these would ofcourse need to change... (Budget: $30 - $250 AUD, Jobs: Linux, R Programming Language)
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server issue linux admin needed -- 2

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:57
linux server loading problem too many connections and the server load time is high i just moved to this hosting. website is not loading properly i need someone who has experience and can fix this issue... (Budget: £10 - £20 GBP, Jobs: Apache, Linux, System Admin, VPS, Web Security)
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Create a RESTful client with spring mvc to consume a given RESTful web-services tutorial example -- v4

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:50
Hi, this is for educational purpose, We would like to create a WAR type client project to consume a RESTful server from the following example: https://www.concretepage.com/spring-boot/spring-boot-security-rest-jpa-hibernate-mysql-crud-example... (Budget: $10 - $20 AUD, Jobs: J2EE, Java, Linux, MySQL, node.js)
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Corning's New Gorilla Glass 6 Will Let Your Phones Survive 15 Drops

Slashdot.org - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:50
Corning just announced its most durable glass yet: Gorilla Glass 6. "The company says that the glass will survive up to 15 drops from a one meter height and can be 'up to two times better' than Gorilla Glass 5," reports The Verge. From the report: As phones get slimmer and have ever sleeker glass displays, reports have appeared that the slimness may actually cancel out the improvements in new iterations of Gorilla Glass, since thinner glass is weaker glass, even if it's become stronger. Still Corning argues that sleek edge-to-edge displays have actually led to stronger smartphones. Sometimes, in smartphones of previous years, the bezel would crack first, then leading to a weakness in the glass. There's also a tradeoff between drop resistance and scratch resistance, which Corning has admitted to in the past. Corning says that Gorilla Glass 6 will have the same amount of scratch resistance as previous generations. So although the company claims the new generation of Gorilla Glass is "better," you shouldn't expect new phones made with the glass to be more scratch-resistant. The first devices to feature Gorilla Glass 6 are expected to arrive near the end of the year.

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eBay Is Conducting a 'Mass Layoff' In the Bay Area

Slashdot.org - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:30
eBay is planning to slash nearly 300 jobs from Bay Area locations by July 20, calling the cuts a "mass layoff." Those being laid off were informed at the end of June, reports The Mercury News. The San Jose-based company estimated that it would eliminate 224 jobs in San Jose, 41 in San Francisco, and five in Brisbane. From the report: "This action is expected to be permanent," eBay stated in the Employment Development Department filing. "No affected employee has any bumping rights." Over the one-year period that ended in March, eBay lost $1.64 billion on revenues of $9.84 billion, according to information posted on the Yahoo Finance site. During the first quarter that ended March 31, eBay earned $407 million on revenues of $2.58 billion. Compared to the year-ago first quarter, profits were down 60.7 percent and revenue rose 12 percent.

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DeepMind, Elon Musk and Others Pledge Not To Make Autonomous AI Weapons

Slashdot.org - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:10
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Yesterday, during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declaring that they will "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade or use of lethal autonomous weapons." The signatories, representing 90 countries, also call on governments to pass laws against such weapons. Google DeepMind and the Xprize Foundation are among the groups who've signed on while Elon Musk and DeepMind co-founders Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman have made the pledge as well. "Thousands of AI researchers agree that by removing the risk, attributability and difficulty of taking human lives, lethal autonomous weapons could become powerful instruments of violence and oppression, especially when linked to surveillance and data systems," says the pledge. It adds that those who sign agree that "the decision to take a human life should never be delegated to a machine." "I'm excited to see AI leaders shifting from talk to action, implementing a policy that politicians have thus far failed to put into effect," Future of Life Institute President Max Tegmark said in a statement. "AI has huge potential to help the world -- if we stigmatize and prevent its abuse. AI weapons that autonomously decide to kill people are as disgusting and destabilizing as bioweapons, and should be dealt with in the same way."

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​How to add Linux to your Chromebook - ZDNet

Linux News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:31


​How to add Linux to your Chromebook
After all, Chrome OS is a Linux variant. But, doing it by using either Crouton in a chroot container or Gallium OS, a Xubuntu Chromebook-specific Linux variant, wasn't easy. Then, Google announced it was bringing a completely integrated Linux desktop ...
Android Smart Text Selection headed to Chrome OSMySmartPrice Gear

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IBM Wants $167 Million From Groupon Over Alleged Patent Infringement

Slashdot.org - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:30
On Monday, IBM asked a jury to award the company $167 million in a lawsuit against deals site Groupon for using patented technology without authorization. The patents involve e-commerce technology that had already been licensed to Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet for between $20 million and $50 million per company. "Most big companies have taken licenses to these patents," IBM's lawyer, John Desmarais, said. "Groupon has not. The new kid on the block refuses to take responsibility for using these inventions." Reuters reports: Groupon lawyer J. David Hadden argued that IBM was overreading the scope of its patents and claiming ownership of building blocks of the internet. "A key question for you in this case is whether these patents cover the world wide web," Hadden told jurors. "They do not and that is because IBM did not invent the world wide web." An IBM executive is expected to testify during the two-week trial about licensing deals with technology companies like Amazon and Google, providing a rare glimpse into IBM's efforts to derive revenue from its large patent portfolio. The Armonk, New York-based company invests heavily in research and development and has secured more U.S. patents than any other company for the past 25 years.

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Project for Mohammad Abu S.

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:05
Hi abusayed2004, I noticed your profile and would like to offer you my project. We can discuss any details over chat. I have a diagram and list of AWS services I can use. Need to add the potential AWS services to the diagram... (Budget: $50 USD, Jobs: Asterisk PBX, Hire me, Linux, MySQL, Software Architecture, VoIP)
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Hackers Account For 90 Percent of Login Attempts At Online Retailers

Slashdot.org - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:50
Hackers account for 90% of of e-commerce sites' global login traffic, according to a report by cyber security firm Shape Security. They reportedly use programs to apply stolen data acquired on the dark web -- all in an effort to login to websites and grab something of value like cash, airline points, or merchandise. Quartz reports: These attacks are successful as often as 3% of the time, and the costs quickly add up for businesses, Shape says. This type of fraud costs the e-commerce sector about $6 billion a year, while the consumer banking industry loses out on about $1.7 billion annually. The hotel and airline businesses are also major targets -- the theft of loyalty points is a thing -- costing a combined $700 million every year. The process starts when hackers break into databases and steal login information. Some of the best known "data spills" took place at Equifax and Yahoo, but they happen fairly regularly -- there were 51 reported breaches last year, compromising 2.3 billion credentials, according to Shape. Taking over bank accounts is one way to monetize stolen login information -- in the US, community banks are attacked far more than any other industry group. According to Shape's data, that sector is attacked more than 200 million times each day. Shape says the number of reported credential breaches was roughly stable at 51 last year, compared with 52 in 2016. The best way consumers can minimize these attacks is by changing their passwords.

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