Claire's tests came out fine. Thanks to those who emailed.
Posted on: Oct 23, 2023
"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution" -- Aldous Huxley, 1931
The three security flaws described in the bulletins significantly impact the security and integrity of the ownCloud environment, potentially leading to exposure of sensitive information, stealthy data theft, phishing attacks, and more.
Security vulnerabilities in file-sharing platforms have been under constant attack, with ransomware groups, like CLOP, using them in data theft attacks on thousnads of companies worldwide.
Due to this, it's critical for ownCloud administrators to immediately apply the recommended fixes and perform the library updates as soon as possible to mitigate these risks.
Citrix reminded admins today that they must take additional measures after patching their NetScaler appliances against the CVE-2023-4966 'Citrix Bleed' vulnerability to secure vulnerable devices against attacks.
Besides applying the necessary security updates, they're also advised to wipe all previous user sessions and terminate all active ones.
This is a crucial step, seeing that attackers behind ongoing Citrix Bleed exploitation have been stealing authentication tokens, allowing them to access compromised devices even after they have been patched.
Microsoft says a North Korean hacking group has breached Taiwanese multimedia software company CyberLink and trojanized one of its installers to push malware in a supply chain attack targeting potential victims worldwide.
According to Microsoft Threat Intelligence, activity suspected to be linked with the altered CyberLink installer file surfaced as early as October 20, 2023.
This trojanized installer was hosted on legitimate CyberLink update infrastructure owned and has so far been detected on more than 100 devices worldwide, including in Japan, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States.
Way back when we loaded software with punch cards and magnetic tape, all programs were "free software" and "open source." Then along came proprietary software, and everything changed. But programmers rebelled and developed the first formal definitions of free and open source software.
Today, code that's not open source is the rare exception. But that hasn't stopped companies who mistook open source as a business model instead of a development model from trying to combine proprietary methods with "open source" code. The latest is Sentry's Functional Source License (FSL).
Following in the tradition of Server-Side Public License (SSPL), Common Clause, and the Business Source License, the FSL nods at the importance of open source while sneering at its heart by claiming its approach is "Freedom without Free-riding."
The mystery surrounding the brief dismissal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman last Friday, who has since been reinstated, might revolve around a Reuters report that suggests Altman's removal was due to a breakthrough in artificial general intelligence (AGI), which could threaten humanity.
In the days before Altman was sent off into exile, several staff researchers penned a letter to the board about a significant breakthrough - called Q* and pronounced Q-Star - that allowed the AI model to "surpass humans in most economically valuable tasks."
Reuters sources said the AI milestone was one of the significant factors that led to the board's abrupt firing of Altman last Friday. Another concern was commercializing the advanced AI model without understanding the socio-economic consequences.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced that the state will phase out the sale of new cars that run on gas by 2035. This is similar to what the Democrat governor of New Mexico has said. Other states are making similar moves.
An economist who is the acting director of the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation, Richard Stern, is marking Thanksgiving Day 2023 with a warning that Joe Biden’s economy is putting an “astonishing burden” on American households.
It took just one mention of the more than 11,000 Palestinians killed in Israel’s war on Gaza - a number that has since risen to 14,000 - for senior Netanyahu adviser Mark Regev to revert to the line that these are "Hamas numbers".
In a recent interview with Mehdi Hasan on MSNBC, Regev refused to acknowledge that Israel had killed children in its relentless and indiscriminate bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, suggesting that the hours of heart-wrenching footage aired daily could not be independently verified.
It is true that over the past six weeks of war in Gaza, the process of gathering and verifying information and footage has become extremely difficult, and sometimes impossible. But the primary reason for this is Israel’s ongoing push to control the narrative.
Israel has totally sealed off the territory, refusing to grant permission for foreign journalists to enter the war zone. At the same time, at least 53 media workers have been killed in the war since 7 October, making it the deadliest conflict for reporters since the Committee to Protect Journalists began collecting data in 1992.