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Shellshock bug makes Heartbleed look tiny

September 29th, 2014 // 9:08 pm @

Shellshock is the name for a newly discovered vulnerability in various Unix-based systems that allows an attacker to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary commands and scripts. Unix-based systems run about 51% of web servers and Unix-based systems an estimated 26 billion internet-connected devices (like WiFi routers, broadband modems) The vulnerability has existed in Unix-based systems […]

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Heartbleed: worse than previously thought

April 14th, 2014 // 1:33 pm @

Heartbleed bug Cloudfare, a provider of CDN and other hosting-related services, issued a challenge to researchers to steal a server’s private key. Coloudfare created a server with OpenSSL installed on it. Within hours of issuing the challenge on Friday April 11 2014, a software engineer retrieved the server’s private key. With the private key, an attacker […]

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Heartbleed in a few bullet points

April 10th, 2014 // 1:56 am @

Heartbleed is a vulnerability in implementation of OpenSSL. OpenSSL runs on Linux and about 2/3 of the world’s websites run on Linux-based operating systems.Here’s a brief explanation of the problem: While there’s a secure connection, the browser can request a heartbeat message to make sure that it can still contact the server. Heartbeat messages are […]

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Home work – exercises in problem solving

September 17th, 2013 // 6:25 pm @

One thing I have always enjoyed doing is working with my hands – wether it’s making something, fixing something, or even drawing. I find that the professional skills I use to solve problems in system architecture, design, and system development using programming languages like C# transfer to problem solving when I am doing repairs on […]

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OSX – remove readonly/locked flag

August 28th, 2013 // 8:50 pm @

The ‘locked’ flag in Mac OSX is the equivalent of ‘readonly’ on Windows. I had a situation where I needed to remove the locked flag for a large number of files and folders within another folder. Using Finder’s Get Info command was not going to help since I needed to remove the Locked flag from […]

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Beautiful Lyrics – Young and Beautiful

August 23rd, 2013 // 5:50 pm @

Will you still love me… When I’m no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me… When I got nothing but my aching soul? Lana Del Rey – chorus from Young and Beautiful First track of the album The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film

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Art in Maps

July 18th, 2013 // 5:07 pm @

Odra Noel’s Map of Health, based on 2008 World Health Organization statistics, uses more than just colors to render information about global leading causes of death. The map is made up of the artist’s rendering of various types of human tissue. North America is rendered in fat tissue to represent the region’s obesity epidemic Central […]

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News mag print advertising down; other sectors healthy

July 18th, 2013 // 4:50 pm @

New research shows advertisers’ shift from print only to a hybrid of print-online is continuing to gain momentum after a short period of relative stability. Online ads are ubiquitous, yet the majority of people say they generally ignore ads – even targeted ads. Yet advertisers’ commitment to online advertising is an indication of the medium’s […]

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Founder of Bose Corp, Amar Bose, dead at 83

July 12th, 2013 // 11:45 pm @

Bose, the audio equipment giant, lost its founder today – Amar Bose had died. He as 83. MIT announced Bose’s passing.

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Old books as a canvas

July 2nd, 2013 // 4:37 pm @

Paintings, drawings, sketches are, on their own, renderings that fascinate and often encourage introspection and often raise questions. I recently posted about an artist’s use of old books to create sculptures using the books’ pages. Now artist Ekaterina Panikanova is featured at the z2o gallery in Rome, Italy – she uses old books as her […]

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