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Keith Petersen has been shared in 27 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Kelvin Williams3,027Here are the people I'd recommend you follow on this #FollowFriday .I think these people are so awesome I'm sharing this circle again.  Add it, share it, and I'll put you into the next one.  :)(This is a slightly modified circle that was shared earlier in the week--I had some people left out.)2013-06-21 20:52:51202303CC G+
Kelvin Williams3,027This circle rightchea....  This is the only one you ever need.  This is the bestest circle on Google+ without question.Import it and share it.  It will make your Google+ more better.2013-06-20 00:51:1319176338CC G+
Mithu Hassan17,704Astonishing Engagers Sunday Hyperball 1-2-3 steps; if you want to be added to the next  #hyperball ?1) Add to your circles.2) Re-share this circle publicly with thanking to +Scott Buehler3) If you already included and received this by mail please spread up with +1, comment and share as we are growing together. 4) After adding the circle, give some G+ love to +Scott Buehler   's stream (profile). #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircle #circlesharing #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   2013-06-10 03:51:28314201133CC G+
Scott Buehler6,201Astonishing Engagers Sunday Hyperball Full content: Click "Read more"This circle share is my effort in rewarding those who participate with my posts. This hyperball is all about rewarding those who reshare my content and therefore, who has helped me reach more people out there in the Googlesphere.Note: My niece had a wedding and reception yesterday, so I've moved this shared circle back one day.Want to be added to the #hyperball? Simpler than ever.1) Add me to your circles.2) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile)2a) Or reshare this circle share.Want to stay in the hyperball? Just share this publicly.Please Connect with Scott - My Directory of Social Accountshttp://xeeme.com/buehler+1 My Page at https://plus.google.com/111555251124021034989/postsThis share is reset weekly so please be encouraged to add the circle. It's a list of people who reshare content! You want engagers? This is it!=========================================================Scott's FavoritesHere I list all of my favorite topics and things that happened for the week.Ultimate Google Plus GuideI've written a full Google Plus guide over the Memorial Day weekend and it has done quite well. This guide is a go-to guide to share with others who are new to the G+ experience. It solves the "ghost town" effect immediately.See It: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/3WL7edPMgQKThe Guide: http://www.scottbuehler.com/social-networking/google-plus/ultimate-guide-to-google-plus/My Chosen Caturday Photo for the WeekThis cat loves the bathtub!See it: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/61rA6v5Bc3yPhotos of the WeekWil Wheaton shared thios Xbox One infographic to his communtity which drove the post into the Hot section of Google Plus.1300+ Shares; 1016+ +1's; 415 commentsSee it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/Qefxa5wixaG=========================================================Scott's CommunitiesI've been busy this week on Google Plus! I've created two new communities this week that I'd like to share. Please consider joining them if they interest you.Hyperball Shared CirclesThis is a community built around my Hyperball theme. I've got a lot of plans working with circle shares, and I've been hard at work putting together some nice themed circle shares.http://gplus.to/HyperballWeb Hosting ReviewsI wanted a place where people could post web hosting reviews without affiliate links. It's a community where you can review your favorite web hosting providers.http://gplus.to/WebHostingReviewTiger of the DayLike Tigers? I love them! I've had this community up for a few weeks now and it has grown to well over 140 members with people posting actively. Feel free to hit the share button on awesome Tiger shots if you come across them and share it to the community.http://gplus.to/TigerOfTheDay2013-06-09 18:22:28244644057CC G+
Mithu Hassan13,514Astonishing Engagers Saturday Hyperball by  +Scott Buehler * 1-2-3 steps; if you want to be added to the next*  #hyperball?1) Add to your circles.2) Re-share this circle publicly.3) After adding the circle, re-share anything that interests you on +Scott Buehler  's stream (profile).4) If you already included and got this by mail please spread up with +1, comment and share for mutual benefits.Full content:https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/YUzAcm5jDfu#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles2013-06-01 17:45:09451181025CC G+
Scott Buehler5,291Astonishing Engagers Saturday Hyperball Full content: Click "Read more"This circle share is my effort in rewarding those who participate with my posts. This hyperball is all about rewarding those who reshare my content and therefore, who has helped me reach more people out there in the Googlesphere.Want to be added to the #hyperball? Simpler than ever.1) Add me to your circles.2) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile)2a) Or reshare this circle share.The more you share, the higher likelihood I'll pick you up.Want to stay in the hyperball? Just share this publicly.Please Connect with Scott - My Directory of Social Accountshttp://xeeme.com/buehler+1 My Page at https://plus.google.com/111555251124021034989/postsThis share is reset weekly so please be encouraged to add the circle. It's a list of people who reshare content! You want engagers? This is it!=========================================================Scott's FavoritesHere I list all of my favorite topics and things that happened for the week.Ultimate Google Plus GuideI've written a full Google Plus guide over the Memorial Day weekend and it has done quite well. This guide is a go-to guide to share with others who are new to the G+ experience. It solves the "ghost town" effect immediately.See It: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/3WL7edPMgQKThe Guide: http://www.scottbuehler.com/social-networking/google-plus/ultimate-guide-to-google-plus/Video of the WeekNeed an idea for fun next Winter season and don't mind risking a few bones in the process? Try extreme road tubing in snow!See it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/LfbE7pckFTMMy Chosen Caturday Photo for the WeekThis cat is a special Bengal Cat breed that really caught my eye. As you know, I'm a huge Tiger fan (see community) and this cat's markings are incredibly similar. I want one!77+ Shares; 370+ +1's; 160+ comments!See it: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/SX6U7F7ExaGPhotos of the WeekMy first 500 comment viral hot post on Google+Check out the Albino Alligator. There's less than 100 in existance and everyone thought the photo was a fake, but it isn't!750+ Shares; 3294+ +1's; 500 commentsSee it: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/LqDPnX847gkScared of heights? This Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Piedmont - Italy is sure to test your liimits.81+ shares; 500+ +1's; 40+ commentsSee it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/HjJjDxEvDZ7=========================================================Scott's CommunitiesI've been busy this week on Google Plus! I've created two new communities this week that I'd like to share. Please consider joining them if they interest you.Hyperball Shared CirclesThis is a community built around my Hyperball theme. I've2013-06-01 16:15:09451794865CC G+
martin shervington82,368Commoogling Engagers Circle 4 (April 2013)Here you have some more great engagers since I started on Google+A few more of the newest engagers have been included as well, to give them as boost. Add them in for some great conversations and connections as well. #commoogling  2013-04-12 13:22:38425301130CC G+
Chris Row3,041This is my VoIP, HostedPBX, BYOD shared circle pt 2Most in this circle is into VoIP tech2013-03-05 15:35:35496314CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,875BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.  I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou    #ShareYourCircle2013-01-16 07:02:003069110CC G+
Chris Row2,274This is my VoIP related Shared Circle. hope you enjoy2013-01-09 20:52:42405114CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,391BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-06 03:05:282959711CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,174BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you wish to be included in my next edition leave a comment.  I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou  2012-12-29 00:35:273134110CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,645BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-20 01:52:4839713320CC G+
AyJay Schibig11,988BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-11 22:56:3144620823CC G+
AyJay Schibig11,448BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-03 00:43:19444311035CC G+
Chris Row1,090Someone shared this Circle with me the other day, VoIP G+ users. anyone VoIP related. If you think you or someone you know should be added let me know, I'm trying to build a really good VoIP circle.  #voip   #skype   #googlevoice   #PBX   #avaya   #broadconnect     #Shared   #circles   http://www.broadconnect.ca/ 2012-11-28 05:00:31266201CC G+
Circles (CircleHub)18,607Technology Public CircleIf you love technology and would like to be included in the technology circle click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVitNote: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circleshare   #Technology   #TechologyCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #technologia   #Apple   #Tech   #HighTech   #iPhone   #WindowsPhone  #Microsoft   #Google   #Apple   #Android   #Public  #PublicTechnologyCircle2012-11-26 14:05:49427398193CC G+
Josh Schott1,790Tech & Social Media CircleSince it's Friday I thought I would share one of my circles. This happens to be one of my biggest circles. And since I'm now done cleaning my circles, I'm going to start having more circle shares. So if you're looking to supercharge your stream, I highly recommend adding these great people.BTW, a special thanks to +Jens Graikowski for his post on how to conduct shared circles!+Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles +Best Shared Circle 2012-11-16 19:19:0510436948CC G+
Chris Row650Here is a Circle of active people on G+ , Still adding people so if You know a person or if You would like to be added please let me know. Feel free to share this as well.2012-11-16 17:48:0541813316CC G+
Circles (CircleHub)14,664Technology Public CircleIf you love technology and would like to be included in the technology circle click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVitNote: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circleshare   #Technology   #TechologyCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #technologia   #Apple   #Tech   #HighTech   #iPhone   #WindowsPhone  #Microsoft   #Google   #Apple   #Android   #Public  #PublicTechnologyCircle2012-11-16 08:08:10368254662CC G+
Circles (CircleHub)12,285Technology Public CircleIf you love technology and would like to be included in the technology circle click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVitNote: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circleshare   #Technology   #TechologyCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #technologia   #Apple   #Tech   #HighTech   #iPhone   #WindowsPhone  #Microsoft   #Google   #Apple   #Android   #Public  #PublicTechnologyCircle2012-11-08 11:15:25314122739CC G+
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265019216CC G+
Moe „Gilvan Blight“ Tousignant3,306It's been a while since I've shared one of my RPG circles. Inspired by +Rhonda Koti getting involved over here and trying to find people to circle I thought it was time to do another.Here are a bunch of awesome gamers who's G+ names happen to start with the letter K or L. These are Games Masters, Writers, Artists, Podcaster, Bloggers,  Edition Warriors, LARPers or just plain old fans of Role Playing Games.If you choose to add this circle why not say hi?  Just toss all of them into a "new gamers" circle, send a message out to that introducing yourself and then move them into whatever sorting system you have. #circleshare  2012-11-01 02:44:25212302CC G+
Lee Smallwood8,954Want to share the 2nd of 2 circles of Engaging People here on G+ I love their content, the way the engage and I recommend you step and say Hello to them :)Have a great weekend all :)2012-04-13 17:23:5433731622CC G+
Scot Duke2,583Share My Circle The Best of G+It's time again to help out the Newbies to G+ by giving them a leg up on finding the people in G+ who are interactive, responsive and down right COOL!I hear there are a few million more here since my last so I am sure they are probably sitting there scratching their head with a look of confusion on what is going on. I remember when I got here, that was my thoughts. Wish there had been someone then sharing quality Circles.So here is my Inter-circle of real live people. If you are not in this circle here might be why.To be placed in my most cherished circle of friends you have had to: -Be someone I know personally-Have at least made one comment made to any of my posts, -Have a nice headshot photo,-Have a full profile-Make a number of original posts-Understand how social networking works.Sounds simple doesn't it! Well it is and how you should look to building your own circle. Here is your start. If your current circles are not producing the interaction you are looking for you might need to flush them and start over with this one.Warning: If you load this circle into your account to start spamming these people I can only warn you these people are well trained at using the Block for Spam button. Plus, there are a few people from G+ hidden in this circle who are very proud of their creation and I have actually witnessed them removing Knuckleheads like a bouncer at a bar.Have fun socializing..it will pay off ten times more than just gawking or becoming a Knucklehead.2012-03-20 12:07:3131326715CC G+
john sawyer0New Linux circle. Thanks guys.john sawyer shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 01:29:18398122CC G+
Phil Glass (voipusers)277VoIP, Telephony and Network TechnologiesRandulo Zeeek shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 10:15:49250704CC G+

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2014-04-25 05:34:36 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Report: Google to end forced G+ integration, drastically cut division resources
#gplus #google #youtube  
By Ron Amadeo, ARS Technica

When Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, suddenly announced his departure from Google today, many were left wondering "why" and what it meant for the future of Google+. He didn't give a reason for leaving, but according to a report from TechCrunch, the likely reason is a major shakeup for Google's social network.

Google seems to be backing away from the original Google+ strategy. The report states that Google+ will no longer be considered a product that competes with Facebook and Twitter, and that Google's mission to force Google+ into every product will end. With this downgrade in importance comes a downgrade in resources. TechCrunch claims that 1000-1200 employees—many of which formed the core ofGoo... more »

Most reshares: 7

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2014-07-19 13:53:25 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)

SystemBack Creates System Restore Point In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
#linuxmint #ubuntu #backup

Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system installation and Live system creation.

System Restore is must have feature for any OS that allows the user to revert their computer's state (including system files, installed applications, and system settings) to that of a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems.

Sometimes installing a program or driver can make your OS go to blank screen. System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs to a time when everything was working fine, potentially preventing hours of troubleshooting... more »

Most plusones: 16

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2014-04-18 10:20:54 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

This is why I've always loved Amateur Radio
#hamradio #amateurradio

This is why I have always loved Amateur Radio. It is a great leveler - people from every walk in life from every country communicating with each other - all discussing a common interest in the hobby. People helping people, no matter what their station in life.

73 de w8sdz
(Literal translation: Best regards from Keith Petersen, w8sdz).

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2014-07-23 13:59:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Critical de-anonymization 0-days found in Tails
#security #tails #vulnerability

Tails, the security-focused Debian-based Linux distribution favoured by Edward Snowden, journalists and privacy-minded users around the world, sports a number of critical vulnerabilities that can lead to the user's identity to be discovered by attackers. The claim has been made by researchers with vulnerability and exploit research company Exodus Intelligence, who are scheduled to give a talk about it at the Black Hat hacking conference next month.

The release candidate for the upcoming Tails version 1.1 has been made available last week, and the final version is set to be released on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the researchers claim, their "multiple RCE/de-anonymization zero-days" are still present.

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2014-07-23 13:17:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

3CX calls out to VoIP Providers Worldwide - Complete the 3CX Interop
#voip #3cx #interop
Become a 3CX VoIP Provider and list your company in the 3CX website and Management Console.

3CX is one of the few PBX vendors which provides partners and customers easy access to VoIP Providers worldwide. Our interop test provides full functionality and automatically configures 3CX for use with VoIP Providers. This saves our customers and partners countless hours of configuration and guarantees that everything works perfectly, right out of the box. However, it does require that VoIP providers cooperate with 3CX in doing the interop, and VoIP providers pay us for the certification procedure - after which they get access to our worldwide customer base via our website and by having their template in the software.

2014-07-22 06:36:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and MATE ISO images updated to “v2″
#linuxmint17 #isoimage #update
Originally posted on the Linux Mint site on June 29, 2014.

The ISO images for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” were updated and labelled “v2″. All the links were updated on the website and in the announcements to point to the new ISOs.

If you’re already running Linux Mint 17, you don’t need to reinstall.

Note from Keith: I am reposting in case you missed this important update. If you tried the original release and decided it wasn't for you because of an installation issue you may want to try again. It's worth the effort!

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2014-07-21 08:32:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Snowden Calls On Developers To Champion Privacy By Design
#privacy #snowden #developers

Speaking at the Hope X conference taking place in New York this weekend, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden put out a call for developers to build systems that protect privacy and constitutional rights by design. He also revealed his own intention to work on developing privacy protecting technology.

Responding to a question about what people working in technology can do to counteract dragnet, overreaching surveillance, Snowden said encryption is an “important first step”. But he added that simply securing the content of communications is not in itself enough. New privacy-protecting protocols and infrastructures need to be designed.

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2014-07-21 05:18:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Edward Snowden interview - the edited transcript
#snowden #theguardian #privacy
"We need to recognise that people have an individual right to privacy but they also have a collective right to privacy. Nobody should have their communications seized and stored for an indefinite period of time without any suspicion or justification, without any suspicion that they’re involved in some sort of specific criminality. Just as it would be for any other law enforcement investigation."

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, talks exclusively to Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian, and reporter Ewen MacAskill in Moscow. The 31-year-old former intelligence analyst discusses whether he is a Russian spy, his likely fate if he returns to the US and the relevance of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four in the age of Google.

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2014-07-19 13:53:25 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)

SystemBack Creates System Restore Point In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
#linuxmint #ubuntu #backup

Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system installation and Live system creation.

System Restore is must have feature for any OS that allows the user to revert their computer's state (including system files, installed applications, and system settings) to that of a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems.

Sometimes installing a program or driver can make your OS go to blank screen. System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs to a time when everything was working fine, potentially preventing hours of troubleshooting... more »

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2014-07-19 11:16:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

U.N.'s Navi Pillay suggests Snowden should not face trial
#snowden #humanrights #privacy

The top U.N. human rights official suggested on Wednesday the United States should abandon its efforts to prosecute Edward Snowden, saying his revelations of massive state surveillance had been in the public interest.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay credited Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, with opening a global debate which has led to calls for the curtailing of state powers to snoop on citizens online and store their data. "Those who disclose human rights violations should be protected, we need them," Pillay told a news conference.

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2014-07-18 09:57:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Snowden: Dropbox is hostile to privacy, unlike 'zero knowledge' Spideroak
#privacy #dropbox #spideroak

Edward Snowden has warned against the cloud storage service Dropbox which he says is "hostile to privacy", and called for more services to offer the 'zero knowledge' which have no decrypted access to user data. "Spideroak has structured their system in such a way you can store all of your information on them with the same sort of features that Dropbox does, but they literally had have no access to the content. So while they can be compelled to turn it over, the law enforcement agencies still have to go to a judge and get a warrant to actually get your encryption key from you."

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2014-07-12 14:08:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Encryption Works: How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance
#security #encryption #privacy
Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on. Unfortunately, endpoint security is so terrifically weak that NSA can frequently find ways around it.

Defending yourself against the NSA, or any other government intelligence agency, is not simple, and it's not something that can be solved just by downloading an app. But thanks to the dedicated work of civilian cryptographers and the free and open source software community, it's still possible to have privacy on the Internet, and the software to do it is freely available to everyone. This is especially important for journalists communicating with sources online.

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2014-07-10 20:28:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Build Your Own Personal Aereo
#aereo #videostreaming #tv
A number of companies are offering special deals to former Aereo customers.

I’ve seen many articles lamenting the Supreme Court decision shutting down Aereo’s TV over Internet service but several articles as well showing consumers there are do-it-yourself alternatives to Aereo. A Google search for “Aereo alternatives” is a good place to start. One thing to check is the cost of the program guide. While TV stations transmit an over-the-air program guide, many do not list more than a day or two's programming. Access to a guide service is included with some units but can require a monthly fee or a huge one-time cost.

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2014-07-10 11:22:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

A hidden trick to fix Android only techies know
#android #safemode #androidtips

When your computer keeps crashing or freezing, one of the best tools to fix it is Safe Mode. The same is true for Android. Getting to Safe Mode on Android isn't as easy as it should be. There's a slightly different version of Android for just about every type of smartphone and tablet, so it shouldn't be a surprise that each one has a different way to get into Safe Mode.

Here are the instructions for gadgets from several major manufacturers - Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG. If you don't see your gadget on the list, try the instructions for whichever gadget is closest to the one you have. If none of these works, check your gadget's manual.

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2014-07-09 13:15:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Android bug lets apps make rogue phone calls
#security #android #malware
Flaw affects the majority of Android devices and could easily be exploited by malware to make premium-rate calls

A vulnerability present in most Android devices allows apps to initiate unauthorized phone calls, disrupt ongoing calls and execute special codes that can trigger other rogue actions. The flaw was found and reported to Google late last year by researchers from Berlin-based security consultancy firm Curesec, who believe it was first introduced in Android version 4.1.x, also known as Jelly Bean.

The vulnerability appears to have been fixed in Android 4.4.4, released on June 19. However, the latest version of Android is only available for a limited number of devices and currently accounts for a very small percentage of Android installations worldwide.

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2014-07-09 11:17:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Google, Twitter, Tumblr fix bug exposing users to data-stealing Flash attack
#security #flash #csrf

A new "weaponised exploit" that abuses Adobe Flash has forced Google, Twitter, Tumblr, and others to fix a well-known weakness in widely-used web tools that allow an attacker to extract sensitive data from users' devices.

The attack tool, dubbed Rosetta Flash by Google researcher Michele Spagnuolo, affects popular websites that rely on JSON with padding or JSONP, which is used by web programmers to get around browser restrictions on sites sharing data between different domains.

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2014-07-09 11:00:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Microsoft fixes 29 Windows vulnerabilities
#windows #security #privacy
This Patch Tuesday brings six updates but the first, a Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer, fixes 24 of the vulnerabilities.

It is important that you run Windows Update to receive these important fixes. The Microsoft Exploitability Index this month's updates says that successful exploit code for 28 of the 29 vulnerabilities is "likely." The 29th is rated Moderate and therefore not rated as to exploitability.

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2014-07-09 10:43:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Adobe issues security fixes for Flash Player and AIR
#flash #air #security #adobe

Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player on all platforms. The new software fixes three critical vulnerabilities disclosed by Adobe. The new version for Mac and Windows users is 14.0.0.145. The new Linux version is 11.2.202.394. Users can manually update through the link [in this article]. Users of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer on Windows 8 will receive automatic updates to the Flash Player embedded in their browsers from those companies.

Adobe AIR products are also affected and users should update to version 14.0.0.137.

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2014-07-06 09:17:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

How To Get Chrome’s Latest Flash Player To Work In Firefox On Linux
#firefox #flash #linux

Here’s how to get the latest version of Flash for Firefox in Linux. Currently, Google Chrome is the only browser on Linux that offers the latest version of Flash. For Firefox, you’re just getting security updates to the much older 10.2 release. However, it’s possible to get around this.

h/t +Danny Stieben 

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2014-07-04 12:06:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

HowTo: Prevent photos and videos from displaying on Twitter
#twitter #photo #video

You can prevent photos and videos from displaying by default on Twitter, while still retaining the ability to display them by clicking on the Expand link. The trick is to add this custom filter to Adblock Plus:

"twitter.com##.stream-item:not(.open) .tweet .media"  
(without the quotes)

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2014-07-01 01:40:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Adblock Plus and (a little) more: About that Facebook tracking thing.
#facebook #tracking #privacy

You've likely heard that Facebook is extending its tracking. On June 12 the company said in a blog post that it would expand its tracking to "include information from some of the websites and apps you use." This means that if you're looking around the web for a certain product, Facebook will be there to know that it should target ads related to that product back to you. The issue has been predictably contentious, not the least of which because Facebook decided to stop honoring Do Not Track.

We've got you covered: you can disable all social media buttons with Adblock Plus.

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2014-06-29 22:46:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Get Microsoft Office for $9.95 From Your Employer
#microsoftoffice #windows #mac  

With the Microsoft Software Assurance Home Use Program you can get a legitimate copy of Office without any workarounds. Your employer's license for Microsoft products allows you to buy your own copy for $9.95.

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2014-06-28 05:08:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released.
#linuxmint17xfce #linuxmint #qiana  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit the "What's new in Linux Mint 17 Xfce" link on the page below.

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2014-06-24 11:02:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE released.
#linuxmint17kde #linuxmint #qiana  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE Edition. Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit the “What’s new in Linux Mint 17 KDE“ link on the page below.

Note from Keith: This is the version of Linux that I recommend to replace Windows-XP on PCs that have limited memory and/or hardware capabilities.

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2014-06-19 21:51:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

How to paste as plain text in Firefox
#firefox #richtext  
By Martin Brinkmann

When you paste rich text into a form open in the Firefox web browser you may notice that the formatting of the original text is retained on the page you have pasted the contents on. If you copy an article for example that you find here on this site or just a paragraph, and paste it into an editor in Firefox that supports rich text, you will notice that the title, bold text and links are still displayed even though you may not want that. That may not always be a problem, for instance if you are pasting the contents into a form configured to only accept plain text, but if the form accepts rich text, it may be one.

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2014-06-11 11:14:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Microsoft Protests Order for Email Stored Abroad
#privacy #email #nsa
By Steve Lohr

Microsoft is challenging the authority of federal prosecutors to force the giant technology company to hand over a customer’s email stored in a data center in Ireland.

The objection is believed to be the first time a corporation has challenged a domestic search warrant seeking digital information overseas. The case has attracted the concern of privacy groups and major United States technology companies, which are already under pressure from foreign governments worried that the personal data of their citizens is not adequately protected in the data centers of American companies.

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2014-06-07 11:47:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

When it comes to #NetNeutrality, AT&T has a little problem with the truth
#netneutrality #misinformation
By Matt Wood

Jim Cicconi's new blog post about Net Neutrality accuses open Internet advocates of repeating themselves, all while trotting out the same old AT&T claims we’ve rebutted countless times before. Jim can make all the tired Groundhog Day jokes he likes, but his weasel words are the only source of confusion and repetition in this discussion.

The post first claims that we’ve seen no pay-for-play deals, prioritization or self-serving practices that favor the ISPs’ own offerings. That’s just plain wrong.

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2014-06-03 17:31:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Critical new bug in crypto library leaves Linux, apps open to drive-by attacks
#gnutls #security #linux  
Vulnerability in GnuTLS allows malicious sites to execute malicious code.

A recently discovered bug in the GnuTLS cryptographic code library puts users of Linux and hundreds of other open source packages at risk of surreptitious malware attacks until they incorporate a fix developers quietly pushed out late last week.

Maliciously configured servers can exploit the bug by sending malformed data to devices as they establish encrypted HTTPS connections. Devices that rely on an unpatched version of GnuTLS can then be remotely hijacked by malicious code of the attacker's choosing, security researchers who examined the fix warned. The bug wasn't patched until Friday, with the release of GnuTLS versions 3.1.25, 3.2.15, and 3.3.4. While the patch has been... more »

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2014-06-02 09:57:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

How to disable Twitter email notifications
#twitter #twitternotifications
By Martin Brinkmann

Twitter just like any other social network out there enables email notifications for its users by default. If you hang out on Twitter or use one of the mobile apps of the service regularly, you may not need email notifications at all. Visit the notifications page on Twitter. Click on the turn off button to disable all email notifications. You can turn on all or some email notifications again at any time by reversing the changes that you have just made.
 

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2014-05-31 14:55:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE released!
#linuxmint #mate #linuxmint17  
Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which  will be supported until 2019

This release includes updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:
 - Update Manager
 - Drivers Manager
 - Login Screen
 - Language Settings
 - Software Sources
 - Welcome Screen
 - Cinnamon 2.2
 - System Improvements
 - Artwork Improvements
 - Main Components
 - LTS Strategy
 

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2014-05-31 14:49:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #linuxmint17  
Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which  will be supported until 2019

This release includes updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:
 - Update Manager
 - Drivers Manager
 - Login Screen
 - Language Settings
 - Software Sources
 - Welcome Screen
 - Cinnamon 2.2
 - System Improvements
 - Artwork Improvements
 - Main Components
 - LTS Strategy

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2014-05-24 12:47:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

How Google Fiber found the best route for the Netflix era
#netflix #googlefiber #netneutrality
Commentary: The answer to better, faster video-streaming services over the Internet can be summed up in one word -- competition.

This is an in-depth report on why Google doesn't charge companies like Netflix or Akamai for connecting directly with its own broadband network to exchange traffic, or what's known in the business as network peering.

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2014-05-24 00:41:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google says Netflix can use its fast lane for free
#netflix #googlefiber #netneutrality
By Chris Merriman

Google has announced that it is offering the Netflix streaming service a fast lane from its content servers over the Google Fiber service, free of charge, saying "it's really a win-win-win situation", with obvious advantages for Netflix and its customers, but also for Google, as it only has to transport Netflix data over the 'last mile'.

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2014-05-24 00:17:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

eBay bows to pressure and improves password reset tool following breach
#ebay #password #security  

eBay has made it easier for users to reset their passwords amid pressure from users complaining of the complex process involved in changing their credentials following a huge data leak, which came first came to light earlier this week. The site's homepage now features with a large banner at the top center which urges users to reset their passwords.

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2014-05-21 22:34:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

EBay customers must reset passwords after major hack
#ebay #security #password
By Jose Pagliery

Hackers quietly broke into eBay two months ago and stole a database full of user information, the online auction site revealed Wednesday. The company isn't saying how many of its 148 million active accounts were affected -- or even how many customers had information stored in that database. But an eBay spokeswoman said the hack impacted "a large number of accounts."

2014-05-16 10:48:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Microsoft sticking to its guns so far, leaving XP unpatched and exploited
#malware #xp #microsoft  
Patch Tuesday flaws affect Windows XP, and hackers are taking advantage.
By Peter Bright

This month's Patch Tuesday looks like it's going to play out a little differently [than last month]. Microsoft released a critical update for Internet Explorer addressing a flaw in every version from 6 to 11. Although the company says that it's aware of in-the-wild exploitations of the flaw, this time it says it won't fix Windows XP. Promise.

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2014-05-07 12:10:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Exclusive: Emails reveal close Google relationship with NSA
#google #nsa #nsaspying
National Security Agency head and Internet giant’s executives have coordinated through high-level policy discussions 
By Jason Leopold

Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt suggest a far cozier working relationship between some tech firms and the U.S. government than was implied by Silicon Valley brass after last year’s revelations about NSA spying.

Al Jazeera has obtained two sets of email communications dating from a year before Snowden became a household name that suggest not all cooperation was under pressure.

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2014-05-03 09:57:36 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Anti-Exploit BETA - Free Zero-Day Exploit Protection for Windows
#zerodayexploit #protection #windows

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA for Windows protects you from zero-day exploits targeting browser and application vulnerabilities. Its proprietary technology protects you in that critical period between the release of a new exploit and its security patch. And, unlike antivirus products, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA proactively prevents the exploit from installing its payload. Before it can do damage.

If you installed this when I last posted about this free utility, you need to update. The new version number is 0.10.3.1000, dated May 4, 2014. After installation right click on its tray icon, then click on Show Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Check to make sure its running. If it's not running click the Start Protection button. The same button can be used to temporarily... more »

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2014-04-28 23:50:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

AOL Investigating Breach, Urges Users to Change Passwords
#aol #security #breach
By Michael Mimoso

AOL reported today that it has been breached and urges users of its web-based email and other online services to change their passwords. AOL was not specific about the number of accounts that were compromised, only calling it a “significant” number. Hackers accessed not only users’ personal information, including email addresses, and postal addresses, but also encrypted passwords and encrypted security questions and answers.

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2014-04-28 22:05:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Adobe Update Fixes Flash Player Zero Day
#flash #zeroday #security
By Brian Krebs

Adobe Systems Inc. has shipped an emergency security update to fix a critical flaw in its Flash Player software that is currently being exploited in active attacks. The exploits so far appear to target Microsoft Windows users, but updates also are available for Mac and Linux versions of Flash.

The Flash update brings the media player to v. 13.0.0.206 on Windows and Mac systems, and v. 11.2.202.356 for Linux users.

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2014-04-28 21:28:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Fraudsters modify eBay listings with JavaScript redirects and proxies
#ebay #security #javascript
By Paul Mutton

Fraudulent classified ads posted on eBay have been exploiting an opportunity to establish convincing attacks against potential car buyers. Simply viewing one of the sneaky eBay ads causes the victim's browser to instead request the same listing via an intermediate server, which subtly modifies the content of the page to the fraudster's advantage.

When a customer views one of the fraudulent ads on eBay, specially crafted JavaScript embedded within the item's description will automatically redirect the victim's browser to the attacker's website. The eBay item number is passed to a PHP script on the attacker's site, which allows it to fetch the same listing from ebay.co.uk before delivering a slightly altered version to the... more »

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2014-04-28 20:06:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Everything You Need To Know About The End Of Net Neutrality
#netneutrality #fcc  
By Gerry Smith

It may be the end of the Internet as we know it. That was the reaction from consumer advocates and some websites after the Federal Communications Commission announced new rules governing Internet service on Thursday. The rules effectively put an end to net neutrality, or the idea that all web traffic should be treated equally.

The new rules would allow companies like Netflix to pay Internet providers to stream their videos and other content more quickly. That could create two lanes on the Internet, fast super-highways that big tech companies can afford and a bumpy backroad where less fortunate websites dwell, consumer advocates say.

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2014-04-25 05:34:36 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Report: Google to end forced G+ integration, drastically cut division resources
#gplus #google #youtube  
By Ron Amadeo, ARS Technica

When Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, suddenly announced his departure from Google today, many were left wondering "why" and what it meant for the future of Google+. He didn't give a reason for leaving, but according to a report from TechCrunch, the likely reason is a major shakeup for Google's social network.

Google seems to be backing away from the original Google+ strategy. The report states that Google+ will no longer be considered a product that competes with Facebook and Twitter, and that Google's mission to force Google+ into every product will end. With this downgrade in importance comes a downgrade in resources. TechCrunch claims that 1000-1200 employees—many of which formed the core ofGoo... more »

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2014-04-24 09:04:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Netcraft releases Heartbleed indicator for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera 
#heartbleed #netcraft #browser  

Netcraft's updated extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Opera now allow you to see whether the sites you visit are still using potentially compromised certificates. The extensions use data from Netcraft's SSL Survey to determine whether a site offered the heartbeat TLS Extension prior to the Heartbleed disclosure. If this is the case, the extension will also check to see if the site's SSL certificate has been replaced; if it has not, then the site is considered to be unsafe, as the certificate's private key could have been compromised.

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2014-04-19 11:16:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Heartbleed maliciously exploited to hack network with multifactor authentication 
#heartbleed #multifactor #security  
In-the-wild VPN attack using Heartbleed underscores real-world threat of bug.
By Dan Goodin, ARS Technica

Demonstrating yet another way the catastrophic Heartbleed vulnerability threatens users, malicious hackers were able to exploit the bug to successfully bypass multifactor authentication and fraud detection on an organization's virtual private network (VPN), security researchers said. Beginning on April 8, an attacker leveraged the Heartbleed vulnerability against a VPN appliance and hijacked multiple active user sessions. Specifically, the attacker repeatedly sent malformed heartbeat requests to the HTTPS web server running on the VPN device, which was compiled with a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, to obtain active session tokens for currentlyaut... more »

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2014-04-18 10:20:54 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

This is why I've always loved Amateur Radio
#hamradio #amateurradio

This is why I have always loved Amateur Radio. It is a great leveler - people from every walk in life from every country communicating with each other - all discussing a common interest in the hobby. People helping people, no matter what their station in life.

73 de w8sdz
(Literal translation: Best regards from Keith Petersen, w8sdz).

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2014-04-17 10:40:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Confirmed: Nasty Heartbleed bug exposes OpenVPN private keys, too 
#heartbleed #openvpn #security  
Until you get a new key, consider your OpenSSL-powered VPN network compromised.  
By Dan Goodin

Private encryption keys have been successfully extracted multiple times from a virtual private network server running the widely used OpenVPN application with a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, adding yet more urgency to the call for operators to fully protect their systems against the catastrophic Heartbleed bug. Because Heartbleed may have leaked the private key that undergirds all VPN sessions, updated users may still be susceptible to attacks by anyone who may have exploited the vulnerability and made off with the key.

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2014-04-15 23:38:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Improve font rendering in Google Chrome 35 or newer on Windows
#chrome #fonts #windows  
By Martin Brinkmann

If you are using the Google Chrome browser on a Windows system, you may have noticed that the program's font rendering is not the best on some web pages. If you take the Dart web page for example, you will notice that several  words or entire text passages render in a weird way. This can be observed especially when you check out the download links displayed on the page, as they appear cut off somehow.

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2014-04-13 10:10:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Private crypto keys are accessible to Heartbleed hackers, new data shows  
#heartbleed #security #ssl  
Four people have been able to see server keys and certificates in a test.
By Megan Geuss, ARS Technica

Contrary to previous suspicions, it is possible for hackers exploiting the catastrophic vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed to extract private encryption keys from vulnerable websites, Web services firm Cloudflare reported Saturday. To be extra-sure, Cloudflare launched “The Heartbleed Challenge” to see how other people exploiting Heartbleed might fare. The company set up an nginx server running a Heartbleed-vulnerable version of OpenSSL and invited the Internet at large to steal its private key. Just nine hours later, software engineer Fedor Indutny and Ilkka Mattila at NCSC-FI had obtained the server's private keys using nothing but the Heartbleedvulne... more »

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2014-04-12 10:39:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Android app could save your phone from the Heartbleed bug  
#android #heartbleed #security   
By Jacob Siegal

The NSA has apparently known about Heartbleed for years, but the general public was only made aware of the devastating bug a few days ago. Many of us are at a loss for what to do, but smartphone security firm Lookout is living up to its name with a free app that will allow you to check and see if your Android device is vulnerable. Lookout’s Heartbleed Detector app determines which of OpenSSL is running and then tells users whether or not their phones could have been affected by Heartbleed.

2014-04-12 10:32:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

OpenSSL "Heartbleed" vulnerability and OpenVPN  
#openvpn #openssl #heartbleed   

A vulnerability in OpenSSL, nicknamed heartbleed, was published in April 2014. OpenVPN uses OpenSSL as its crypto library by default and thus is affected too.Your OpenVPN is affected when your OpenVPN is linked against OpenSSL, versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f. An attacker can trick OpenSSL into returning a part of your program memory. That memory contains your session keys (the keys used to encrypt your data), and usually your master secret key too. If your OpenVPN is or has been vulnerable to heartbleed you should consider your keys, and the traffic over the VPN tunnel, compromised.

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2014-04-10 22:57:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now  
#heartbleed #password #security   

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years. But it hasn't always been clear which sites have been affected. Mashable reached out some of the most popular social, email, banking and commerce sites on the web. We've rounded up their responses below.

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2014-04-10 19:22:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

PCs, phones and more are under threat by Heartbleed bug  
#security #heartbleed #openssl   
By Richard Chirgwin, The Register

While most of the buzz surrounding OpenSSL's Heartbleed vulnerability has focused on websites and other servers, software running on PCs, tablets and more are just as potentially vulnerable. Vulnerable OpenSSL implementations on the client side can be attacked using malicious servers to extract passwords and cryptographic keys. A malicious server could easily send a message to vulnerable software on phones, laptops, PCs, home routers and other devices, and retrieve a 64KB block of sensitive data from the targeted system. It's an attack that would probably yield handy amounts of data if deployed against users of public Wi-Fi hotspots, for example.

Note from Keith: Some versions of OpenVPN are also vulnerable because they are linkedto ... more »

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