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Interesting: Homebrew no longer needs to have ownership of /usr/local

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/30

Time permitting, I will research more on this later:

Homebrew no longer needs to have ownership of /usr/local. If you wish you can
return /usr/local to its default ownership with:
  sudo chown root:wheel /usr/local

Reason: the log does look funny, see below.

–jeroen

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Green great dragons can’t exist 

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/30

via

OCR-ed by https://www.newocr.com/:

adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac. It’s an odd thing that every English speaker uses that list, but almost none of us could write it out. And as size comes before colour, green great dragons can’t exist.

Then I found some more references:

The indicated this went viral earlier this month and all pointed the actual source: Icon Books » The Elements of Eloquence subtitled “How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase” by Mark Forsyth.

My mother language Dutch probably has a similar rule that I never knew but just unconsciously use.

–jeroen

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The IoT strikes back: 650 Gigabit/second and 1 Terabit/second attacks by IoT devices within a week

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/30

Many people – me included – complain about the sadness of IoT device security.

It seems the hackers found out it’s time to take advantage of that as within a week both these attacks by IoT devices took place:

The first already suspected IoT devices, the latter confirmed it were ~ 150-thousand hijacked cameras and DVRs [WayBack] performing the attack.

Or in short:

The IoT strikes back

Few parties can cope with this kind of traffic (Akamai had to stop their pro bono servicing of Krebs on Security; it took a few days and a lot of effort for Google’s Project Shield to take over).

So I’ve a few questions for anyone running IoT devices:

  1. How secure are your IoT devices?
  2. Have you confined them to a network that’s easily filtered/shut-down in case of emergency?

–jeroen

Source: Da ist einiges neu an dem Fall: 1) Ein bisher unbekanntes Botnetz. a) Das neue…

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Released: Continua CI v1.8.1.112

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/29

Version 1.8.1 History | Continua CI:

v1.8.1.112

September 29th, 2016

Changes

  • Fix: Regression bug: repository branch auto-mapping changes were missing a null check causing triggering builds to be stuck in initialising state.
  • Fix: Branch auto-mapping was not working with all scenarios.
  • Update: Property collector added for .Net Framework 4.6.2.

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TODO: Check if Continua CI parsesl DUnit XML FinalBuilder emitted XML when using pure DUnit tests and TRepeatedTest ones

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/29

On my TODO list.

References:

This in order to get rid of MSXML dependencies in cross platform Delphi development.

–jeroen

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