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VU#219739: Portrait Displays SDK applications are vulnerable to arbitrary code execution...

Applications developed using the Portrait Display SDK,versions 2.30 through 2.34,default to insecure configurations which allow arbitrary code execution.

Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you...

Unicode sleight of hand makes it hard for even savvy users to detect impostor sites.

New hybrid plant combines batteries with gas turbine to cut pollution...

After Aliso Canyon leak, state ordered utilities to fund alternatives.

VU#676632: IBM Lotus Domino server mailbox name stack buffer overflow

The IBM Lotus Domino server IMAP service contains a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in IMAP commands that refer to a mailbox name.

This can allow a remote,authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Domino server

ADLV and Fleets Welcome DVA’s Review Of Online Driving Licence Data...

The Association For Driving Licence Verification (www.ADLV.co.uk) has welcomed moves by Northern Ireland’s DVA (Driver & Vehicle Agency) to conduct a review of its upcoming online licence verification service to ensure best-practice.

The decision to initiate the review followed an approach by the ADLV which represents the licence checking needs of the UK fleet industry.

Currently, the processes adopted and developed by the DVA are designed to provide a licence verification service to third parties.... Source: RealWire

UK boffins steal smartmobe PINs with motion sensors

W3C API exposes sensors, so attackers only need JavaScript to follow your fingers The World Wide Web Consortium might want to take another look at its habit of exposing too much stuff to application interfaces: a UK researcher has demonstrated a JavaScript app can spy on smartphone sensors to guess the codes users employ to unlock the devices.…

LexisNexis report Amplifying the voice of the client, finds a significant...

Research conducted in partnership with Judge Business School finds signs of disruption in the business of established law firmsLONDON, 11 April 2017 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that its latest report Amplifying the voice of the client finds evidence of a significant disconnect between law firms and their clients. While both lawyers and clients seem to be aware of the disconnect, their interpretations of the magnitude... Source: RealWire

VU#921560: Microsoft OLE URL Moniker improperly handles remotely-linked HTA data

Microsoft OLE uses the URL Moniker to open application data based on the server-provided MIME type,which can allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

VU#307983: Action Message Format (AMF3) Java implementations are vulnerable to insecure...

Several Java implementations of AMF3 are vulnerable to insecure deserialization and XML external entities references.

WWW daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto

It's settled then, he has spoken Sir Tim Berners-Lee has criticised plans to weaken encryption or extend surveillance in the wake of recent terrorist attacks.…

Web inventor Berners-Lee adds Turing Award to prize collection

Sir Tim Berners Lee, deservingly among the most decorated of technology professionals for his invention of the world wide web, has now been honored with the 50th edition of the ACM A.M.

Turing Award (a.k.a., the Nobel Prize of Computing).The MIT and University of Oxford professor is being recognized with the $1M Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) prize, funded by Google, for inventing the web, coming up with the first browser and working on the protocols and algorithms that have allowed the web to scale.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]“The first-ever World Wide Web site went online in 1991,” said ACM President Vicki L. Hanson, in a statement. “Although this doesn’t seem that long ago, it is hard to imagine the world before Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s invention.
In many ways, the colossal impact of the World Wide Web is obvious. Many people, however, may not fully appreciate the underlying technical contributions that make the Web possible.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee not only developed the key components, such as URIs and web browsers that allow us to use the Web, but offered a coherent vision of how each of these elements would work together as part of an integrated whole.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

BrandPost: How Does a 20X Speed-Up in Python Grab You?

Thanks to Intel, I just got a 20X speed-up in Python that I can turn on and off with a single command.

And this wasn’t even in ideal conditions. but in a virtual environment: openSUSE Linux (Tumbleweed) running on a VBox on my quad-core iMac. What I did can be done on Windows, Linux, or OS X.  Intel doesn’t list openSUSE on their list of tested Linux configurations (SUSE Enterprise is on the list), but it worked perfectly for me.Here’s how I did it:1.     Download the Anaconda command-line installer from https://www.continuum.io/downloads.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here