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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.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Nov 24 16:32

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.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Nov 24 16:29

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.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Nov 24 16:28

The National Transportation Safety Board wants to create a national database of your driving habits, and brick your car if you speed too often.

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:27

It’s Argentina all over again!

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:27

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."

Please.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Nov 24 16:25

Think of all the crap discounted things you won't need to buy now

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 24 16:23

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. 

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 24 13:39

“Exactly 317 J6 defendants were charged with obstruction of an official proceeding. One of the key figures in that case,
@JakeLangJ6

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Posted on: Nov 24 12:59

James Woods quite aptly puts the Potato in his place. Remember when Brian ‘Potato’ Stelter said Michael Avenatti could become president?

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Posted on: Nov 24 12:58
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Posted on: Nov 24 11:52

Five people, including children, were stabbed near a school in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday by a suspect whose identity has not yet been released.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 24 11:52

Taken side by side, the situation in the UK and Germany are very illuminating of the current moment in Western Europe.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 24 11:52

Another interesting point is that NVIDIA stock-based compensation equals 10% of its revenue. That is record high

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:31

The German steel sector, facing a substantial budget shortfall due to a court ruling, is sounding an alarm on the nation’s industrial transformation. 

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:31

The Biden campaign and Democrats are apparently crafting a message for voters in 2024 that will suggest Trump will make the border crisis worse.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 24 09:30

 When we say the word “Thanks-giving,” it presumes the giving of thanks.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 24 09:30

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.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 24 09:29

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a parasite known as Leishmania may already be endemic in Texas and other southern states, CBS News reported.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 24 09:29
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.
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Posted on: Nov 24 09:28
The superintendent of the school system in America’s wealthiest county has moved the classic American holiday to the category of religious and partisan holidays celebrated only by some.
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Posted on: Nov 24 09:27

Welp!

All my childhood heroes are getting destroyed.

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:12

Less quantity for same price = direct inflation.

Lower quality for same price = indirect inflation.

Inflation is far from being under control.

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:12

The Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen warned allies of Israel Wednesday that their shipping in the Bab al-Mandab Strait at the entrance to the Red Sea is a "legitimate target".

The warning comes after the Huthis on Sunday seized an Israel-linked cargo vessel, opening a new dimension in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

Helicopter-borne troops seized the Galaxy Leader and its 25 international crew days after the Huthis threatened to target Israeli shipping because of the war.

The ship had been chartered by a Japanese group, and was flying the flag of the Bahamas.

A photographer who collaborates with AFP said the Galaxy Leader was anchored at the rebel-controlled Hodeida port in northwest Yemen and was closely guarded.

It was now flying the Yemeni and Palestinian flags.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 24 08:56

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.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 24 08:55

Tel Aviv needs to borrow extensively to support its gravest armed engagement in decades, because of the demands of its present financial situation. With a whopping $300 billion debt stock to manage, the conflict has doubled the cost of insuring its sovereign bonds against default.

The escalating military operations by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza cast a spotlight on the country’s deepening economic challenges, as the conflict enters its seventh week. Amidst this continuing turmoil, a team of Israeli technocrats known as the 'government’s CFO' are responsible for navigating the emerging economic complexities.

Leader Capital Markets, a top financial advisory firm in Israel, reports that the war costs the economy around $270 million every day (citing Israel’s Finance Ministry). It estimates a total fiscal impact of 180 billion shekels ($48 billion) for 2023-24. Israel bears two-thirds of these costs, and the United States of America covers the remaining one-third.

Tags: ECONOMY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 24 08:54

Israeli troops opened fire at Palestinian civilians attempting to return to their homes in the northern Gaza Strip just hours after the temporary ceasefire agreed upon entered into effect on the morning of November 24.

Palestinian media said that the civilians were targeted after approaching a newly-established checkpoint of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) near the location of the former Israeli settlement of Netzarim in central Gaza. One was killed and at least seven others were wounded.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 24 08:53