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JRR Tolkien’s Son Christopher Dies Aged 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien who was responsible for editing and publishing much of his father's work, has died aged 95. The...

Browser Benchmark Battle: Chrome Vs. Firefox Vs. Edge Vs. Brave

An anonymous reader writes: It's been some 18 months since VentureBeat's last browser benchmark battle. What better time to get the latest results than the start of a new...

Twitter Will ‘Probably’ Never Offer the Option To Edit Tweets, Says CEO Jack Dorsey

Since the dawn of Twitter, users have been begging and pleading for a way to edit Tweets. Sadly, despite the entreaties of those upon whose usage the service depends,...

CNCF, Google, and HackerOne Launch Kubernetes Bug Bounty Program

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today announced it is funding a bug bounty program for Kubernetes. Security researchers who find...

Here are the police charges filed in the great African IP address heist

MyBroadband has received confirmation from the Commissioner of Police in Mauritius that AFRINIC has reported a breach of the country’s Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act. Read more

3 easy ways to make your Windows network harder to hack

Start the new year off by eliminating common paths for attackers to breach your network. Read more

“Extraordinarily serious” Windows 10 security flaw – Update now

Microsoft has addressed a severe bug in Windows that allowed malicious parties to spoof security certificates - allowing these attackers to decrypt confidential information. Read more

‘Fancy Bear’ Targets Ukrainian Oil Firm Burisma in Phishing Attack

The oil & gas company is at the heart of the ongoing US presidential impeachment case. Read more

Processor Vulnerabilities Put Virtual Workloads at Risk

Meltdown, Spectre exploits will likely lead to customers making tradeoffs between performance and security of applications, especially virtual and cloud-based apps Read more

Texas School District Loses $2.3M to Phishing Attack

The Manor Independent School District is investigating a phishing email scam that led to three separate fraudulent transactions. Read more

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Framework Developer ‘Ragequits’ Open Source Community, Citing Negative Comments, ‘Very Few Provide Help’

The maintainer of the popular Rust web framework Actix has quit the project -- though he's backed off threats to make its code private...

EFF Defends Bruce Perens Victory Against ‘Open Source Security’ in Appeals Court

Bruce Perens (Slashdot reader #3872) co-founded the Open Source Initiative with Eric Raymond in 1998. (And then left it this January 2nd.) But in...

Realtek SDK Information Disclosure / Code Execution

Realtek SDK based routers suffer from information disclosure, incorrect access control, insecure password storage, code execution, and incorrectly implemented CAPTCHA vulnerabilities. Read more