mask.of.sanity (1228908) writes “Honeypots are the perfect bait for corporate IT shops to detect hackers targeting and already within their networks and now a guide has been published to build a dirt cheap battalion of the devices from Raspberry Pis. “By running honeypots on our internal network, we are able to detect anomalous events. We gain awareness and insight into our network when network hosts interact with a Raspberry Pi honeypot sensor,” the author explained.”

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Axiomtek’s latest Mini-ITX board supports Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” Core processors, and offers dual GbE, 10 USB and six serial ports, and HD A/V. The MANO881 is billed as a “cost-effective” Mini-ITX board, adopting the Intel H81 chipset, which is more limited than the Intel QM87 and other Haswell-ready chipsets.

Wicd tutorial

On most Linux systems, network management – both wired and wireless – is handled by a utility called NetworkManager. It is so ubiquitous that you may not even think about it. But, in Linux, there is always another choice. You can always do network management by manually configuring the appropriate configuration files. A better option is to use the utility wicd. Wicd provides interfaces using either GTK or KDE. This means you can use the one appropriate for the graphic libraries for your desktop. There is also a text-based interface, which uses the curses library. You can even use wicd within your scripts or on the command line with the CLI interface. This tutorial will walk you through most of the interfaces, and how to use them to configure your machine’s networking. This will include some issues, like using unusual setups of WPA security and adding functionality in the guise of network templates.

mrspoonsi (2955715) writes A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England. Prime Minister David Cameron has said it “will see the UK lead the world in genetic research within years”. The first genetic codes of people with cancer or rare diseases, out of a target of 100,000, have been sequenced. Experts believe it will lead to targeted therapies and could make chemotherapy “a thing of the past”. Just one human genome contains more than three billion base pairs — the building blocks of DNA. Prof Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, said: “I can see a future where genetics is going to come into every bit of medicine from cardiology to oncology to infectious diseases.” “Twenty years from now there’s going to be a plethora of those, we will have a series of mutations which academics and industry will have developed therapies for, which will be targeted at you and specific for that cancer.” He said chemotherapy, which attacks all dividing cells in the body, would be replaced with such therapies. “We will look back in 20 years’ time and think of blockbuster chemotherapy [as] a thing of the past and we’ll think ‘Gosh, what an era that was’.” David Cameron has announced a series of investments across government, industry and charities totalling £300m ($500m).

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Open Source Storage has hired Leynette Larioza and Mark Nelson, who both have previous experience at Oracle, Sun and elsewhere, to help grow its software storage business.

If the release of Firefox’s Australis interface got you down, there are Firefox-based alternatives out there with a more traditional Mozilla UI. One such alternative is Pale Moon and here’s how you get it.

Tomorrow belongs to us, says iFixit boss

President Obama has signed off on the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, meaning that, in the US, people can take their mobile phone and unlock it from the carrier that sold it to them.…

An anonymous reader writes On Friday, Russia implemented a new law that significantly limits its citizens’ online free speech. Under this new law, social media sites must “retain user data for at least six months…within the country’s boundaries so it can be available for government inspection.” Also, “bloggers with at least 3,000 daily readers must register with Roskomnadzor, the regulator that also oversees Russia’s main media outlets.” This, of course, means that popular bloggers will no longer be able to remain anonymous.

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Baffling boat scuppered after Page and Brin abandon ship

Google’s hopes of operating a floating technology showcase in the San Francisco Bay appear to have sunk, with word that the online ad-slinger has sold off at least one of two mysterious – or merely hare-brained? – Google Barges.…

What is Docker?

An article which tends to answer the question everyone asks when they know about docker. Docker is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.

FYI, it was -70 degrees celsius

The comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta has got close enough to its target to start getting temperature readings. The results show that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko isn’t the snowball some boffins were expecting.…

Judge signs off on payout deal – but it’s not over yet

An ebooks price-fixing lawsuit against Apple in the US is close to wrapping up – with the iPhone maker coughing up nearly half a billion dollars as a result, potentially.…

HP Security Bulletin HPSBMU03081

HP Security Bulletin HPSBMU03081 – A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Enterprise Maps. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to allow disclosure of information. Revision 1 of this advisory.

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-148

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-148 – A flaw was reported in D-Bus’s file descriptor passing feature. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a service or application to disconnect from the bus, typically resulting in that service or application exiting. A flaw was reported in D-Bus’s file descriptor passing feature. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause an invalid file descriptor to be forwarded to a service or application, causing it to disconnect from the bus, typically resulting in that service or application exiting.

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-147

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-147 – Sendmail before 8.14.9 does not properly close file descriptors before executing programs. This bug could enable local users to interfere with an open SMTP connection if they can execute their own program for mail delivery .

Debian Security Advisory 2994-1

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2994-1 – Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in nss, the Mozilla Network Security Service library.

Debian Security Advisory 2993-1

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2993-1 – Several issues have been discovered in Tor, a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system, resulting in information leaks.

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-146

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-146 – file before 5.19 does not properly restrict the amount of data read during a regex search, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted file that triggers backtracking during processing of an awk rule. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7345. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-145

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-145 – The implementation of the ORDER BY SQL statement in Zend_Db_Select of Zend Framework 1 contains a potential SQL injection when the query string passed contains parentheses. The updated packages have been upgraded to the latest ZendFramework version which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2305-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 2305-1 – Volker Lendecke discovered that the Samba NetBIOS name service daemon incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code as the root user.