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Ubuntu 3424-1: libxml2 vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in libxml2. Original link
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Boston Red Sox used Fitbit to steal signs, not Apple Watch, reporter claims

  By Roger Fingas Monday, September 18, 2017, 01:47 pm PT (04:47 pm ET) Recent accusations that the Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the New York Yankees were misguided, since the team may have actually used a Fitbit instead, according to one reporter. A Fitbit Blaze. "Turns out there was no Apple Watch involved in Red Sox sign stealing. It was a Fitbit product according to a major league source," said the Boston Globe...
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Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018

While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving. 1 of 11 Image: Shutterstock The IT business is drastically different from 20 years ago, yet it seems to be plagued by the same challenges year after year: talent and skills shortages and budget constraints. While the obstacles may be the same, the way the...
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'Half-Life 2' mod puts the sequel inside of the original

As you might imagine, the game isn't pretty. But, the end result might make you nostalgic for that resonance cascade we witnessed at Black Mesa in 1998. As Kotaku notes , that original toolset was a mod itself, expanding on the Quake engine's framework. When Half-Life 2 was first released in 2004 on its newly developed Source engine, it was a benchmark for what games were capable of in terms of physics, facial animation and overall graphics...
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2017 has had more mobile vulnerabilities than the whole of 2016 already

Mobile vulnerabilities are on the up and up A REPORT FROM A FIRM CALLED Zimperium has found that mobile vulnerabilities have had a rocket up them this year have already surpassed the total of flaws uncovered throughout the whole of 2016.  This is based on its own networks and systems and customer experience, but it could be viewed as a snapshot of the whole landscape. Zimperium definitely thinks so. " The report contains high-level statisti...
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How to post GIFs on Instagram

Animated GIFs are a great source of amusement — not to mention, a big business opportunity . It’s entertaining to come across a hilarious GIF your friend posted while scrolling through your social feed. Uploading them to Facebook is easy , but what if you want to post them on Instagram? Sadly, posting a GIF on Instagram is not as straightforward as one would like, though, you can use video as a work around until the social platform adds nat...
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Bing launches Google-like fact-checking label

Bing is taking action against fake news, in a similar fashion to what Google has already done.  Microsoft's search engine is adding a "Fact Check" label to the search results "to help users find fact checking information on news, and with major stories and webpages within the Bing search results," it said in a blog post .  The label could be used on both news articles and web pages from fact-checking organisations, such as Snopes or PolitiF...
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Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Communication and Collaboration

Today’s system administrators are wise to arm themselves with specialized technical skillsets, but sysadmins interact with people at least as much as they deal with systems, software, and security. Strong communication capabilities, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills are therefore not to be underestimated. In fact, a previous article emphasized the fact that across all levels of a system administrator’s career , these skills a...
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Americans Plan Massive 'Net Neutrality' Protest Next Week

An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian:A coalition of activists, consumer groups and writers are calling on supporters to attend the next meeting of the Federal Communications Commission on September 26 in Washington DC. The next day, the protest will move to Capitol Hill, where people will meet legislators to express their concerns about an FCC proposal to rewrite the rules governing the internet... The activist groups are encouraging int...
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Nokia says to get sales boost after patent ruling

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia ( NOKIA.HE ) will start to book additional revenue from the current quarter after a ruling by an arbitration court on payments from South Korea’s LG Electronics ( 066570.KS ) for using its smartphone patents. The Finnish company said it would also get a one-off payment, although it did not disclose any of the sums involved. The companies had started the arbitration in 2015. “We believe that this award confirms the...
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