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Keith Petersen has been shared in 27 public circles

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Kelvin Williams0Here 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 Williams0This 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 17:45:09451181125CC 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 00:35:27313419CC 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 22:56:3144620824CC 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 00:43:19444311135CC 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 14:05:49427408494CC 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 08:08:10368264864CC 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 12:07:3131326717CC G+
john sawyer0New Linux circle. Thanks guys.john sawyer shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 01:29:18398122CC G+
Phil Glass (voipusers)0VoIP, Telephony and Network TechnologiesRandulo Zeeek shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 10:15:49250704CC G+


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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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2014-04-19 09:40:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Critical Java Update Plugs 37 Security Holes 
#java #security  
By Brian Krebs

Oracle has pushed a critical patch update for its Java SE platform that fixes at least 37 security vulnerabilities in the widely-installed program. Several of these flaws are so severe that they are likely to be exploited by Malware or attackers in the days or weeks ahead. So — if you have Java installed — it is time to update.

The latest update for Java 7 (the version most users will have installed) brings the program to Java 7 Update 55. Those who've chosen to upgrade to the newer, “feature release” version of Java — Java 8 — will find fixes available in Java 8 Update 5 (Java 8 doesn't work on Windows XP).

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2014-04-18 10:20:54 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +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 »

2014-04-09 12:06:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player and AIR  
#flash #air #security #adobe   

Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and AIR. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-09 to determine which updates should be applied.

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2014-04-08 23:41:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

April Patch Tuesday Fixes 11 Vulnerabilities, Last Updates for XP  
#windows #xp #security  

As expected, Microsoft issued its final epitaph for Windows XP today, pushing out four security bulletins for 11 vulnerabilities, including the last updates for the oft-maligned, thirteen-year-old operating system. Despite it being XP’s last gasp from a security standpoint, it’s actually a relatively light batch of Patch Tuesday updates this month. Two of the bulletins are branded critical and the other two important, but all of them can lead to remote code execution in their respective software, including recent versions of Word and some versions of Internet Explorer, if left unpatched.

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2014-04-08 23:28:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google Patches 31 Flaws in Chrome  
#chrome #security #vulnerabilities  

Google has patched a long list of serious security vulnerabilities in Chrome, including at least 19 highly rated flaws. The company patched a total of 31 vulnerabilities in Chrome 34. In addition to the security patches, Google introduced a change in Chrome 34 that will allow users to save passwords in the browser even if they have the autocomplete feature disabled.

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2014-04-08 00:26:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Heartbleed bug: serious vulnerability found in OpenSSL cryptographic software library  
#openssl #security #heartbleed  
By Graham Cluley

A serious security flaw has been uncovered in versions of OpenSSL’s transport layer security (TLS) protocols. A security flaw like that could be used by attackers to reveal the contents of a “secure” message, such as your credit card details shared with an online store via HTTPS. But more than that, it could also disclose the secret SSL keys themselves. These are the “crown jewels”, and could be used by malicious hackers to do even more damage, without leaving a trace.

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2014-04-07 11:18:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Set-Top Box 
#amazon #firetv #streamingmedia  

The New York Times review of the Amazon FireTV (see link below) sums up what I thought after mine arrived on Friday. In addition, in the Apps section, which appears to get its apps from the Amazon Android Appstore, I found several that were 2-3 years out of date. In one case, the Plex app, they wanted to charge me to download the app, which I already owned after having paid for it on another Android device. The Plex app they offer is over 2 years old. Mine was released a few months ago by the Plex folks and has many bug fixes and new features. There seems to be no way to add apps from other sources. There isn't even an external file loader. In other words, it's a "Walled Garden" (like the Apple iOS apps).

The bottom line for me is that I still prefer my Roku 3.-... more »

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2014-04-04 11:36:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google’s sneaky new privacy change affects 85% of iPhone users 
#google #privacy #ios7  
By Leo Mirani

The Gmail app now supports sign-in across Google iOS apps, including Maps, Drive, YouTube and Chrome. "Our new Privacy Policy makes clear that, if you’re signed in, we may combine information you’ve provided from one service with information from other services. In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience." This change affects only Apple users who have upgraded to iOS 7, the latest version—but that’s 85% of iOS devices.

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2014-04-02 23:45:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Fake Google sites hope to phish your login - downloads a malicious payload  
#malware #browser #phish   

Fake Google sites hope to phish your login and downloads a malicious payload. This article includes example screen shots, explains how to recognize this exploit, and how to prevent it from happening. Warning: This affects all browsers!

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2014-04-01 12:54:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Anti-Exploit BETA - Free Zero-Day Exploit Protection  
#malware #security #0day #exploit   

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA protects you from zero-day exploits targeting browser and application vulnerabilities. Think of it as a First Line of Defense. It does not interfere with your existing Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware programs. I have installed it on all of my PCs that run Windows.

2014-03-27 23:46:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Twitter sneaks in Facebook-ish photo-tagging – how to switch it off 
#twitter #privacy #phototagging  
By Richard Chirgwin, The Register

Without much fuss, Twitter has taken another step to be more like Facebook – and added a photo-tagging feature. And in the best traditions of social networks, the privacy-diminisher is switched on by default. The tagging feature means anyone can identify someone in a photograph they post unless you realise it's happening, log into your security settings, and turn tagging off.

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2014-03-26 23:00:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

IRS says Bitcoin is taxable  
#bitcoin #irs #taxes   
By Jose Pagliery

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a formal notice saying it can tax Bitcoin transactions, calling it a property -- not a currency. On Tuesday, the IRS notice said payments worth at least $600 and made with Bitcoins will be taxed the same way the agency treats property transactions. That includes payments made with Bitcoins, gains realized by investing in it, and income derived from producing them on your computer, a process known as "mining."

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2014-03-20 00:46:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Firefox Add-on: Hide Tab Bar With One Tab 
#firefox #tabbar #addon  

Firefox recently changed the behavior of the Tab Bar to display a tab when only one is open. Previously a single tab was not displayed, which made the usable area of the page larger. This new Add-on restores that functionality. You can easily open another tab by pressing Control-T.

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2014-03-19 23:36:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Botnet of thousands of Linux servers pumps Windows desktop Malware onto web  
#linux #botnet #malware   
The scarcity of Linux desktops might keep it safe from malware, but web servers, dominated by the OS, are a different matter.
By Liam Tung, ZDNet

As many as 25,000 web servers infected with Linux Malware have been used in the past two years to hit website visitors with two variants of Windows Malware. Security researchers in Europe are urging sysadmins — if they haven't already been notified by their ISP — to check their web servers for the presence of several pieces of Linux Malware, including a troublesome rootkit known as Ebury SSH for Linux and Unix.

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2014-03-19 01:14:16 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Google Chromecast now available in Canada, UK and 9 other European countries 
#chromecast #canada #uk  
By Ben Woods, TNW

Google has finally launched its Chromecast streaming dongle — which allows for ’casting’ of content from a smartphone, tablet or laptop to any HDMI-equipped TV — outside the US for the first time since it launched in July last year. From today, Chromecast is available to buy in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, in addition to the US. In the UK, it costs £30 and is available from Google Play, Amazon, Currys and PC World.

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2014-03-18 11:27:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Make Chrome’s Download Manager use less space in the browser  
#chrome #downloadmanager   
By Martin Brinkmann

Whenever you download a file using the Google Chrome web browser, it is displayed in a bar at the bottom of the browser window. If you don't want to install a download manager, your next best bet is the Downloadr extension for Google Chrome. When you click on the icon, you see a list of all downloads that you made in the browser. The download icon changes colors indicating whether downloads are currently processed or completed. When you click on the icon, you see a list of all downloads that you made in the browser. Each download is listed with its file name and size, and an option to show it in the folder it was downloaded to.

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2014-03-15 11:40:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Code Execution Flaws Found by Vupen and Anonymous Researcher in Chrome 33 Fixed  
#chrome #security #update   
By Eduard Kovacs, Softpedia

Google has updated the stable channel of Chrome to 33.0.1750.152 for Mac and Linux and 33.0.1750.154 for Windows to address the vulnerabilities presented by contestants at Pwn2Own 2014. Users are advised to update their Chrome installations as soon as possible.

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2014-03-13 22:44:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Critical crypto flaw in Facebook’s WhatsApp for Android exposes chats  
#whatsapp   #security #android   
By Dan Goodin

The Android version of WhatsApp, the cross-platform instant messaging app purchased by Facebook for $16 billion, has a loophole that leaves chat histories wide open to other apps installed on the same smartphone, a security consultant says. "The WhatsApp database is saved on the SD card which can be read by any Android application if the user allows it to access the SD card," Bosschert wrote. Even when databases are encrypted by newer versions of WhatsApp, they're easily decoded.

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2014-03-13 09:40:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google fixes 7 Chrome security holes just before CanSecWest 
#chrome #security  
By Seth Rosenblatt

Google has fixed seven security flaws in Chrome, just a day before the annual, real-time hacking competitions Pwnium and Pwn2Own. The new security update for Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux patched four flaws labeled as High, below the more important level of Critical; three flaws in its rendering engine V8; and updated its internal version of Flash Player.

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2014-03-12 23:18:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Killing Windows XP Wastes Billions  
#microsoft #xp #windows   
Microsoft is in the process of flushing about $6 billion a year down the crapper by killing support for XP.
By John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine

Microsoft should examine the landscape. It must begin to understand why PC sales are languishing and tablet sales are increasing. It's not that the total environment is moving away from PCs. It's that people are happy with the PC they have and keep it for longer periods. That XP machine of mine that died was over 10 years old, for example.

This fundamental shift in the way things work and the way users behave is an invitation for Microsoft and other companies to cash in on various initiatives they continually blather on about. I am talking about the subscription model.

Imagine if Microsoft charged a mere $1 a month to those 500,000,000XP... more »

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2014-03-11 10:52:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Flamingo for Mac Is A Better Way to Use Google Hangouts 
#mac  #googlehangouts  #desktop  
By Owen Williams, TNW

Google Hangouts is one of the best chat services around, but its lack of a native desktop client irks many users. Flamingo is a third-party Google Hangouts and Facebook chat client that integrates beautifully with OS X and works as you would expect an official client to. It’s everything Google Hangouts should be, but isn’t.

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2014-03-09 22:27:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Perspective: Microsoft risks security reputation ruin by retiring XP  
#microsoft   #security   #xp   
Telling users they must upgrade, and to Windows 8.1, doesn't cut it  
By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

A decade ago, Microsoft kicked off SDL, or Security Development Lifecycle, a now-widely-adopted process designed to bake security into software, and began building what has become an unmatched reputation in how a vendor writes more secure code, keeps customers informed about security issues, and backs that up with regular patches. But the Redmond, Wash. company, which just touted SDL's 10-year history with a flashy, anecdote-filled online presentation, seems willing to risk torching that hard-won reputation by pulling the plug on Windows XP.

Microsoft plans to ship the final public patches for Windows XP on April 8. After that, it will not deliverfixes ... more »

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2014-03-09 00:21:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

20 Websites You Can’t Miss If You Want To Make Money As A Freelancer  
#freelance  #jobs   
By Ivan Dimitrijevic

Being a freelancer has a lot of benefits – you can work from anywhere you like, you make up your own rules, you don’t have to concern yourself with trivial office politics, there is less stress involved and you get to spend a lot more time with your friends and family. However, not having a stable job means that you will be living a nomad’s life, moving from project to project, constantly on the lookout for a new employer. Well, there are places you can go to look for great freelance opportunities, so do not despair. Here are 20 great freelance websites you should definitely check out.

2014-03-08 11:36:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

10 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know 
#googletips  #googleplustips  
By Amit Agarwal

Here are 10 important links that every Google user should know about. They are tucked away, somewhere deep inside your Google dashboard.

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2014-03-06 01:28:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Massive Linux security flaw in the GnuTLS library  
#linux #security #gnutls  
By Joel Hruska

A newly discovered bug in the popular GnuTLS library has the potential to dwarf Apple’s SSL encryption problems of just last week, thanks to a similar error with error checks and notifications. Cryptographic code signing is thought to protect against exploits in most Linux distros, but Cisco’s VPN software apparently relies on GnuTLS, to name just one company. Web hosts or online services that rely on GnuTLS will have to update their own software to guard users against man-in-the-middle attacks.

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2014-03-05 10:23:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Denis Labelle's Google Ecosystem Toolbox.  
Everything on one post: 4 Toolboxes.

Denis Labelle has just posted the latest version of his Google Ecosystem Toolbox which contains links to helpful information on just about everything that's of interest on Google. This is a Treasure Trove for both new and experienced Google users.

The four toolboxes are:
 - 1. Google+ Toolbox
 - 2. Google Enterprise/Entrepreneurs/Business Toolbox
 - 3. Google Toolbox
 - 4. YouTube Toolbox

h/t +Denis Labelle 

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2014-03-05 09:30:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Unofficial Google URL Shortener app hits the Play Store.  
#googleurlshortener #android #urlshortener   
By Valerie Richardson

Google’s URL shortening site known as goo.gl is quite a nifty tool to shorten massive links within the web. This URL shortener has now made its way to Android thanks to developer Thomas Devaux. The app is available as a free download in the Google Play Store now with a very nifty user interface and the ability to sync with your existing Google accounts as well. Users can also access and find all the URLs shortened in the past right within the app. The app almost looks like it’s designed by Google, so credit must be given to the developer.

Functionality wise, the app does fairly well too. Users get a notification bar pop up every time a URL is shortened and they can share it with someone directly within the notifications tray or copythe lin... more »

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2014-03-03 08:20:31 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

ZenMate: Free Google Chrome plugin encrypts users’ browser traffic.  
#chrome #encrypted #proxy #extension   

The NSA spying program and the media frenzy surrounding it well and truly brought the subject of online security to the forefront of Internet users’ minds last summer. A blow for the credibility of many large Internet sites, the scandal did, however, provide a publicity boost for services specializing in online privacy. ZenMate is one of them. It offers a free Google Chrome plugin that, after a one-click download, encrypts users’ browser traffic. It does not require any changes to the operating system. At present, it allows the user to select between proxy servers in five different countries, or to temporarily disable it.

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2014-03-03 01:11:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Why is LastPass not being updated on Mozilla Add-ons? 
#firefox #lastpass #update  
By Martin Brinkmann

LastPass is a popular online password manager that is available for various web browsers. Firefox users can download the password manager extension for their browser from Mozilla's Add-on repository, or directly from the LastPass website. One would assume that the versions are identical, but when you compare the versions, you will find out that this is not the case.

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2014-03-01 10:42:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

10 Things to Consider Before Buying SSL Certificates.  
#sslcertificate #security   
By Eduard Kovacs

SSL certificates are very important, particularly for websites that handle sensitive information. However, before acquiring certificates, there are some things you must take into consideration.

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2014-02-28 12:35:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Download iTunes 11.1.5 : See What’s New in This Version. 
#itunes #bugfix #update  
By Pranay Patel

It’s always a good idea to update your system’s software on a daily basis. Apple has just released a latest version of its so popular music player, iTunes. Everyone knows what iTunes is and what services it has got to offer to its users. Just like the previous versions, this version too has nothing much to offer. The new iTunes 11.1.5 came up with some bug fixes and that’s all for now! Fortunately, iTunes 11.1.5 is now available to download for Windows OS and Mac OS X on the go.

Note from Keith: Use this link to download iTunes (the one in the article is country-specific to India).
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

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2014-02-26 12:09:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Download Released With SSL Vulnerability Fix. 
#osx #osxmavericks #security  
By Uzair Ghani

Apple has finally flipped the switch and made the OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks download available to the end users today. Details on what the update brings and how to download or update can be found below.
According to the official changelog that comes with the update, users will see a handful of major updates and fixes. Some of the new additions that come as part of this update are: inclusion of FaceTime Audio to the native FaceTime and Messages app, the ability to block contacts, fixes to the native Mail app, VPN fixes and more.

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2014-02-25 11:07:12 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

5 Best WhatsApp alternatives with end-to-end Encryption.  
#whatsapp #encryption #privacy   
By Sudhir K Bansal

Mobile messaging apps often used to deliver sensitive data or used for personal and corporate communications, so the data stored by the service provider should be encrypted end-to-end, which is not yet in the case of WhatsApp. There are a number of solutions available includes - Telegram, Surespot, Threema, TextSecure, RedPhone etc.

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2014-02-25 09:59:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Why You need to Stop using WhatsApp.  
#whatsapp #security #privacy   
By Mohit Kumar

WhatsApp is allowing its backend servers to use weak 40-bit and 56-bit encryption schemes, which can be easily cracked using brute force attack. 'This is the kind of stuff the NSA would love,' researchers said. WhatsApp team has confirmed that they are actively working on adding SSL Pinning to their app, but still that is not enough to protect our privacy.

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2014-02-24 10:23:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Help Protect a Mac from the SSL / TLS Security Bug, Until a Fix Arrives.  
#mac #osx #security

Apple recently released iOS 7.0.6 with an important security update for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users. While the problem has been patched on the iOS side, the same security flaw exists for OS X for the time being. Yes, Apple will likely push a bug fix to Mac users in the near future, and all Mac users should install that update right away when it arrives. Until then, you can take some simple precautions to help protect yourself and your Mac from harm.

2014-02-24 00:49:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'?  
#linux #desktop #classic   
By Bruce Byfield

Based on the figures in LinuxQuestions' Members Choice Awards, 84% of Linux desktop users prefer a classic desktop. By contrast, innovations like GNOME 3 or Ubuntu's Unity lag far behind. Which raises the question: what accounts for the popularity of the classic desktop, and what are the implications for the design of graphical interfaces? Mostly, a classical desktop is defined as whatever you point at when you use the term. In the case of the LinuxQuestions Awards, I mean Cinnamon, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Trinity, and Xfce. I include KDE because, despite numerous innovations, its interface begins with a classical desktop.

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2014-02-23 11:33:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Apple's iOS vulnerable to Man-in-the-middle Attack, Install iOS 7.0.6 to Patch. 
#ios #security #privacy  
By Sudhir K Bansal

Apple's latest 35.4 MB update of iOS 7.0.6 doesn't seem important at first, but it contains a critical security patch that addresses a flaw with SSL encryption. The vulnerability assigned CVE-2014-1266 and affects both the iOS and OS X operating systems, describes as 'Secure Transport failed to validate the authenticity of the connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps.' in other words, anyone with a certificate signed by a "trusted CA" can perform Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.

So, If an attacker has access to a mobile user's network, such as both are sharing same wireless service, the hacker could intercept communication between the user and protected sites such as Gmaila... more »

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2014-02-19 11:19:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Dear Asus router user: You’ve been pwned, thanks to easily exploited flaw. 
#asus #security #router
Hackers expose eight-month-old Asus weakness by leaving note on victims' drives. 
By Dan Goodin, Ars Technica

An Ars reader by the name of Jerry got a nasty surprise as he was browsing the contents of his external hard drive over the weekend—a mysterious text file warning him that he had been hacked thanks to a critical vulnerability in the Asus router he used to access the drive from various locations on his local network. Two weeks ago, a group posted almost 13,000 IP addresses its members said hosted similarly vulnerable Asus routers. They also published a torrent link containing more than 10,000 complete or partial lists of files stored on the Asus-connected hard drives.

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2014-02-17 07:13:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Linux Mint 16 Xfce Live DVD Xorg Openchrome regression error  
#linuxmint16 #openchrome #incompatibility

I need the Openchrome generic VESA driver because my PC's video display adapter is no longer supported. I was hoping to install this distro before the Windows XP support is discontinued, but I cannot.

Earlier I posted a request for help with an Openchrome driver error (see link below). I have tracked it down to an incompatibility between the Xorg version and the Openchrome version included in this release.

The solution and proof of the incompatibility is detailed here: https://goo.gl/RdHPWq

I hope someone will consider re-releasing Linux Mint 16 Xfce with the updated Openchrome. I do not have the expertise to do it myself. I believe it is in the best interest of the Linux Mint community for this to be fixed before the April deadline for... more »

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2014-02-15 23:14:46 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Netflix slow on Verizon or Comcast? A VPN might speed up that video.  
#netflix #internetneutrality #vpn #dns   
By Jon Brodkin, Ars Tecnica

A reader sent us bandwidth statistics from his home that compared traffic on Comcast to traffic over a VPN, saying the poor Comcast performance proves that "they throttle Netflix heavily." It's also clear that some people have improved their own streaming video by using VPNs (virtual private networks) or third-party DNS (Domain Name System) services. Sandvine cofounder and CTO Don Bowman talked to Ars this week about why VPN and DNS services can help relieve congestion for certain users.

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2014-02-15 11:41:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Bizarre attack infects Linksys routers with self-replicating malware. 
Some 1,000 devices have been hit by the worm, which seeks out others to infect.

Researchers say they have uncovered an ongoing attack that infects home and small-office wireless routers from Linksys with self-replicating malware, most likely by exploiting a code-execution vulnerability in the device firmware. Johannes B. Ullrich, CTO of the Sans Institute, told Ars he has been able to confirm that the malicious worm has infected around 1,000 Linksys E1000, E1200, and E2400 routers, although the actual number of hijacked devices worldwide could be much higher. A blog post Sans published shortly after this article was posted expanded the range of vulnerable models to virtually the entire Linksys E product line. Once a device is compromised, it scans the Internet for other vulnerable devices to infect.

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2014-02-14 22:06:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Hackers used previously unknown Internet Explorer flaw in new attacks. 
#security #privacy #malware

A previously unknown flaw in a recent version of Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer web browser is being used to attack Internet users, including some visitors to a major site for U.S. military veterans, researchers said Thursday. Security firm FireEye Inc discovered the attacks against IE 10 this week, saying that hundreds or thousands of machines have been infected. It said the culprits broke into the website of U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and inserted a link that redirected visitors to a malicious web page that contained the infectious code in Adobe Systems Inc's Flash software.

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