Day: August 23, 2013

FreeBSD Security Advisory – sctp Kernel Memory Disclosure

FreeBSD Security Advisory – When initializing the SCTP state cookie being sent in INIT-ACK chunks, a buffer allocated from the kernel stack is not completely initialized. Fragments of kernel memory may be included in SCTP packets and transmitted over the network. For each SCTP session, there are two separate instances in which a 4-byte fragment…

FreeBSD Security Advisory – IP_MSFILTER Integer Overflow

FreeBSD Security Advisory – An integer overflow in computing the size of a temporary buffer can result in a buffer which is too small for the requested operation. An unprivileged process can read or write pages of memory which belong to the kernel. These may lead to exposure of sensitive information or allow privilege escalation…….

Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

How to remove the VIP mailbox in OS X if it unexpectedly appears, and more, answered in this week’s Q&A session…….

Newest YouTube User To Fight a Takedown: Lawrence Lessig

onehitwonder writes “Lawrence Lessig has teamed with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to sue Liberation Music, which recently demanded that YouTube take down a lecture Lessig had posted that features clips from the song ‘Lisztomania’ by the French band Phoenix (on Liberation Music’s label). Liberation claimed copyright infringement as the reason it demanded the takedown, but…

The Register: 4 Ways the Guardian Could Have Protected Snowden

Frosty Piss writes with this excerpt from The Register: “The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger fears journalists – and, by extension, everyone – will be reduced to using pen and paper to avoid prying American and British spooks online. And his reporters must fly around the world to hold face-to-face meetings with sources (‘Not good for…

Guardian teams up with New York Times for future Snowden GCHQ coverage

But ‘I never spoke to The Independent,’ Snowden says……

Instagram snaps up camera app to upgrade video

With the addition of Luma’s team and video stabilization tech, the Facebook-owned app hopes to help members capture higher quality footage…….

NSA paid tech firms over Prism, says latest Snowden leak

Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft all received money to cover costs related to surveillance requests, the UK’s Guardian reports, citing documents provided by former contractor Edward Snowden…….

Solar-powered Solara UAV could stay aloft for years

This “atmospheric satellite” flies at 65,000 feet, and could provide satellite-style services for a fraction of the cost…….

Censorship Doesn’t Just Stifle Speech — It Can Cause Disease To Spread

Lasrick writes “Maryn McKenna at Wired explores fears of a pandemic of MERS after October’s hajj to Saudi Arabia, the annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holy sites: ‘The reason is MERS: Middle East respiratory syndrome, a disease that has been simmering in the region for months. The virus is new, recorded in humans for the first…