Unfortunately they use a botnet which is not just Russian, it's worldwide.
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So how do you authenticate when the pipe connecting you to the internet is so full of random data that the real stuff cannot get through. Your grasp of what a DDoS attack actually does and how it operates seems to be not very aligned with reality. You cannot protect against a DDoS attack once the packets from it arrive at your endpoint. It's already too late.
> Savvy users often clean the surface with some high-strength isopropyl alcohol to remove debris and ensure peak effectiveness.
Here's a warning for those of you who have a bottle of 99.x% pure isopropyl alcohol. If it's over about 5 years old, get rid of it. I speak from experience, very bad experience :-( I had a bottle of it that fell into my pocket at a $dayjob nearly 40 years ago and I just finished it up and found the bottle rattled. Tipped it out into a pyrex glass ashtray and it was a small crystal, probably no more than 4x4x1mm, poked it with a metal stick and BOOM! Loudest single noise I have ever heard. My hearing cut out about 1/10th of the way through the B in BOOM! and and was followed by a ringing so loud I tried to cover my ears with my hands, I can only hear about 80% of what I could before. Shattered the glass ashtray into several large pieces and left a pile of powdered glass on the table. Left me completely deaf for at least 4 hours and recovered only gradually and is almost certainly never coming back. Went to A&E and they tell me my eardrums are still in one piece though I'm not sure I believe them.
Apparently isopropyl alcohol forms peroxides over time and these are extremely unstable.
I don't think they need to merge with OFTC. According to https://twitter.com/TwitchiH/status/1395350831805894659 libera.chat is already the 6th largest IRC presence on the internet and scheduled to pass OFTC in the next few days. Effectively libera is freenode by another name since it has the same staff and many of the same sponsors have already given them new servers.
Having been a white hat hacker, I think I find being called "offensive" more offensive than any negative correlation of the existing name. Besides an "offensive security researcher" sounds more like someone trying to do damage than not. Perhaps a "defensive security researcher" would be better.
Also, from what I remember the terms white hat and black hat don't have racial origins at all, they come from the old Hollywood westerns where the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. Both sides were almost always white men.
The downside that you are missing is that with the old style CentOS, you could plan for a point release coming along and including new things that would break your system. So you knew when to watch out for breaking changes and could plan for them. In the new scheme of things you will now get breaking changes whenever Red Hat feel like pushing them.
Plus the CentOS board have no power to make any decisions about it at all so their "It's hard to predict the future" really translates as "we do what we're told".
The majority of CentOS board members are Red Hat employees and most of them, if not all of them, are nowhere near the C-level execs needed to make such decisions. Some others are not RH employees but when the vote goes 7:2 (or whatever) it's not hard to know who voted where...
I've not used the 8.3 beta installer but it looks like they just moved the user creation bit into the stuff that has to be filled in before the install can start. If it's like it was before this change, when you got to fill it in at your leisure while the install was running, then setting the root password is mandatory but the user creation is optional. If you look at the text it does actually say "No user will be created".
Plus mortality rate at present is being estimated assuming that we have a functional health care system. If 20% of the population go down with this at once and 4% of those fall into the "critical" category then we're talking about more than 500,000 people in the UK needing ICU treatment at any one time. That still leaves the 15% with "severe" symptoms to fend for themselves at home. Better hope that you're one of the 81% with only "mild" (whatever those are!) symptoms.
> to make the content of the communication available to someone who is neither sender nor recipient"
Under that clause, is it not the responsibility of the NHS trust in question since it is them that are making the content of the communication system available by broadcasting it in plain text in the first place?
> Just yesterday his news leak org claimed that blackmailers had threatened to reveal "sexual" things alongside other details
> of Assange’s life inside the embassy; the group claimed that miscreants were trying to squeeze €3m out of it.
You mean he got one of those emails saying "I caught you in front of your computer and your password is 'password'"?
TL;DR: "Rarely used parliamentary powers were used to demand that the boss of a US software firm hand over the details." and "In a highly unusual move the House of Commons serjeant-at-arms was sent to the businessman's hotel and he was given a final warning and a two-hour deadline to comply with the order."
The bug is already identified and a fix has been provided (unofficially) for CentOS. The CentOS bug report for this is https://bugs.centos.org//view.php?id=15193 and the fixed version is on https://buildlogs.centos.org/c7.1804.u.x86_64/kernel/20180820114938/3.10.0-862.11.6.el7.bug15193.x86_64/ and the fix has also been incorporated into the latest CentOS plus kernel kernel-plus-3.10.0-862.11.6.el7.centos.plus.1.x86_64.rpm
So.... interviews at the start of October, by the time they've interviewed the candidates and made their decision and had an offer accepted it'll be at least the end of October. Wait 3 months for them to resign and be released from their current job and they'd be starting around Feb 2019 and this all has to be up and running by March. So start in Feb, fired in March. Good job!
Why the fsck has this person not been in place since June 24th 2016?
I've had two of these mails in the last 3 days and both told me that my password was 'changeme' which, to the best my knowledge, is not one I've ever used anywhere for anything. I vaguely recall it used to be the default password for some java key store as delivered from Sun/Oracle but it's certainly not one I'd choose to use (much too complicated, mine are all 'password', honest). They can send me as many as they want but since I already know I've never been anywhere near an adult site and most likely never will, I'm not likely to be paying anyone anything.
So... yes, CentOS 6 is "supported" until 2020 but the upstream RHEL that it's based on and receives all its patches from went into what Redhat call "Production Phase 3" on May 10th 2017. That means that only security vulnerabilities that Redhat class as "critical" will now be fixed. Anything that's merely "important" or less gets patched if they feel like it and judging by the things that _didn't_ get fixed in RHEL5 once that reached PP3, that's going to mean that CentOS 6 gets less and less secure over the next 2.5 years until it goes EOL.
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