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Windows 8 and Later Fail To Properly Apply ASLR

An anonymous reader writes: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and subsequent Windows 10 variations fail to properly apply ASLR , rendering this crucial Windows security feature useless. The bug appeared when Microsoft changed a registry value in Windows 8 and occurs only in certain ASLR configuration modes. Basically, if users have enabled system-wide ASLR protection turned on, a bug in ASLR's implementation on Windows 8 and later will not generate e...
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Consumers Are Holding Off On Buying Smart-Home Gadgets Due To Security, Privacy Fears

95251241 story Posted by BeauHD from the open-minded dept. According to a new survey from consulting firm Deloitte, consumers are uneasy about being watched, listened to, or tracked by devices they place in their homes. The firm found that consumer interest in connected home technology lags behind their interest in other types of IoT devices . Business Insider reports: "Consumers are more open to, and interested in, the connected world," th...
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Yelp Ordered To Identify User Accused of Defaming a Tax Preparer

95215321 story Posted by BeauHD from the free-speech-rights dept. mi writes: California State Appeals Court ruled this week that Yelp can't shield the identify of an anonymous reviewer who posted allegedly defamatory statements about a tax preparer. "The three-judge appeals panel in Santa Ana agreed with Yelp that it could protect the First Amendment rights of its anonymous reviewer but it still had to turn over the information," reports Bl...
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Qualcomm Board of Directors Unanimously Rejects Broadcom's Unsolicited Proposal

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on Monday rejected rival Broadcom's $103 billion bid to purchase the company, stating that Broadcom's proposal "dramatically undervalues" Qualcomm and comes with "significant regulatory uncertainty.". Read more of this story at Slashdot. Original link
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ESR Sees Three Viable Alternatives To C

ESR Sees Three Viable Alternatives To C - Slashdot Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook #NetNeutrality is STILL in danger - Click here to help. DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test. × 95130423 story Posted by EditorDavid from the legacy-languages dept. An anonymous reader writes:After 35 years of programming in C, Eric S. Ray...
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Exit Interview: Scott Kelly

An excerpt from a new interview of Scott Kelly , now a retired astronaut, who spent 11 months and three days at the International Space Station in one stretch:Q: What does space smell like? It smells different to different people. Some people say it smells sweet. To me it smells like burnt metal, like if you took a blowtorch to some steel or something. Q: When you're up there on the ISS, arguably you're the most expensive human being on the...
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Intel Recruits AMD RTG Exec Raja Koduri To Head New Visual Computing Group

95080901 story Posted by BeauHD from the one-door-closes-another-opens dept. MojoKid writes: Intel just announced that former AMD Radeon Technologies Group SVP, Raja Koduri, would be joining its team to head up a newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group , and as a general manager of a new initiative to drive edge and client visual computing solutions. With Koduri's help, Intel plans to unify and expand its IP across multiple segments in...
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Twitter Officially Expands Its Character Count To 280 Starting Today

95050507 story Posted by BeauHD from the freedom-of-expression dept. Twitter is rolling out an update around the world to allow users to post 280-character tweets . The company first announced the controversial plan to move beyond its traditional 140 characters back in September, noting at the time how a longer character count allowed users to express more of their thoughts without running out of room to tweet. TechCrunch reports: At the ti...
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The US Has Destroyed A Critical Sea Ice-Measuring Satellite

"A key polar satellite used to measure the Arctic ice cap failed a few days ago, leaving the U.S. with only three others, and those have lived well beyond their shelf lives," writes long-time Slashdot reader edibobb . The Guardian reports that all three of the remaining satellites "are all beginning to drift out of their orbits over the poles" and will no longer be operational by 2023. This could put an end to nearly 40 years of uninterrupt...
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Newspaper Obtains James Damore's Complaint Against Google

Newspaper Obtains James Damore's Complaint Against Google - Slashdot #NetNeutrality is STILL in danger - Click here to help. DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test. × 94979123 story Posted by EditorDavid from the labor-relations dept. A Silicon Valley newspaper brings this update on fired Google engineer James Damore:California...
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