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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Privacy Concerns on: Today at 04:43:15 AM
Woa...thanks for the heads up.



On a related note, is there a convenient tool to help with preventing the installation of a specific set of updates?
2  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: Forum Upgrade Will Occur September 1st, 2015 on: August 25, 2015, 07:45:33 PM
Compliments on the adjective preceding the word "upgrade" in the video smiley
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Mounting .vdi Files (Even Dynamic Ones) on: August 25, 2015, 01:02:33 AM
Convenient indeed.

My impression had been that doing VHD-booting for Windows 7 was limited to certain editions, but perhaps that is mistaken:

  http://www.techrepublic.c...ll-versions-of-windows-7/
4  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Lintalist - searchable interactive text to copy & paste with plugins on: August 24, 2015, 07:23:06 PM
fully portable, it stores everything in the folder the program resides in (settings and bundles). When you run it for the very first time it does ask if you want a shortcut on your desktop or would like to automatically start it with Windows but if you answer don't do that you can run it from a USB drive or dropbox account for example.

Nice!
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla to replace add-ons with Chrome compatible extensions on: August 23, 2015, 08:36:51 AM
So have you found a good alternative browser yet Wink
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 23, 2015, 01:51:44 AM
Trying out Keyboard Privacy -- current impression is that one is likely to notice a difference in usability.

via https://threatpost.com/ne...iometric-profiling/114018
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird Firefox hangs since 40.x? on: August 23, 2015, 01:28:14 AM
No hangs here, but more crashes Sad
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 23, 2015, 01:26:04 AM
Page Eraser has been helpful in preparing to create PDFs from pages.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla to replace add-ons with Chrome compatible extensions on: August 23, 2015, 01:20:19 AM
Thanks for sharing this.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Mounting .vdi Files (Even Dynamic Ones) on: August 18, 2015, 06:15:44 AM
Found this:

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libguestfs is a set of tools for accessing and modifying virtual machine (VM) disk images. You can use this for viewing and editing files inside guests, scripting changes to VMs, monitoring disk used/free statistics, creating guests, P2V, V2V, performing backups, cloning VMs, building VMs, formatting disks, resizing disks, and much more.

libguestfs can access almost any disk image imaginable. It can do it securely — without needing root and with multiple layers of defence against rogue disk images. It can access disk images on remote machines or on CDs/USB sticks. It can access proprietary systems like VMware and Hyper-V.

All this functionality is available through a scriptable shell called guestfish, or an interactive rescue shell virt-rescue.

via http://libguestfs.org/



Tried it out a bit with some success.

[copy or print]
$ virt-filesystems -a vm.vdi
/dev/sda1

[copy or print]
$ guestmount -a vm.vdi -m /dev/sda1 --ro tmp

[copy or print]
$ guestumount tmp

Might be a keeper smiley
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: So, what pdf reader app is your fav? on: August 17, 2015, 08:31:07 AM
I had been using the viewing capabilities of Firefox and Chromium until recently, but I was reminded by "a little bird" that a browser's context is one I ought to be careful of.

Still using PDF XChange Viewer and Sumatra (and was before the reminder too) smiley
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Security: Stagefright Vulnerability (Android) on: August 14, 2015, 06:50:16 AM
Thanks for sharing.

Came across this:

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Google today released to open source a new patch for the infamous Stagefright vulnerability found in 950 million Android devices after researchers at Exodus Intelligence discovered the original patch was incomplete and Android devices remain exposed to attack.

“We’ve already sent the fix to our partners to protect users, and Nexus 4/5/6/7/9/10 and Nexus Player will get the OTA update in the September monthly security update,” a Google spokesperson told Threatpost. Last week at Black Hat, Google announced that it would begin monthly OTA security updates for Nexus, and that Samsung and LG also committed to providing carriers with regular updates.

via https://threatpost.com/st...ices-still-exposed/114267
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Preloaded spyware, courtesy Lenovo on: August 13, 2015, 11:37:55 PM
Thanks for pointing this out.



Interesting related commentary here:

  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10039306
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone running Firefox 40.0 stable release? on: August 12, 2015, 06:38:38 AM
I updated to 40.0 via the dialog box a couple hours or so back FWIW.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anyone want to team up on a little fun hardware project? a 2xl tinypc toy on: August 12, 2015, 06:32:16 AM
Just came across this:

  http://linuxgizmos.com/ra...35-hat-based-touchscreen/
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anyone want to team up on a little fun hardware project? a 2xl tinypc toy on: August 06, 2015, 01:41:09 AM
Have worked a bit with both an Arduino and a couple of Raspberry Pis, and at least from that background, what Ath says makes sense to me.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free Online Virusscan drag and drop? on: August 04, 2015, 09:54:38 PM
May be you can write a desktop wrapper for this:

   http://www.theregister.co...loak_to_white_hats_vxers/

smiley
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca on: August 01, 2015, 07:01:56 AM
I suppose there might be some clues obtainable via the dmesg command...

If you don't mind trying some other distribution's live cds, perhaps that might give some hints too.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca on: July 31, 2015, 11:09:25 PM
I'm still waiting on the Mint 17.2 XFCE's official release.

May be you noticed already, but FWIW:

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The upgrade path from Linux Mint 17 and 17.1 to Linux Mint 17.2 is now open for all editions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce).

Instructions on how to perform this upgrade are available at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2871

via http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2887
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SourceForge in Maintenance Mode on: July 30, 2015, 11:26:55 PM
Not having much luck downloading specific files from them.

Specifically, looking to download a couple of things listed at:

  http://sourceforge.net/pr...files/REPOS/MSYS2/x86_64/

Did manage to get something from another project.

Also, I get the sense that https is being redirected to http -- thought it had been different before.



Anyone else encountering a similar situation?
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Security: Stagefright Vulnerability (Android) on: July 28, 2015, 06:14:54 PM
The disabling instructions I've encountered include:

1. In messaging apps, disable automatic downloading of mms messages (like what Jibz said)
2. In APN settings, disable some appropriate mms-related settings (didn't manage to become clear enough on exactly what though)
3. For rooted phones, put media.stagefright.enable-player=false in /system/build.prop (likely have to do something like: 'mount -o remount,rw /system' as root first)

The first two suggestions might help to mitigate the issue, but there may be other ways for the code in question in stagefright to get executed, IIUC.

My current understanding is that on some phones the code in question can get executed with system level privileges (e.g. Galaxy S4), but not necessarily on all phones.  So I guess depending on one's phone, how nasty this is may be quite different.



Regarding updates, IIUC, the Cyanogemod 12.x (nightly) series has been patched:

  https://plus.google.com/+...ogenMod/posts/7iuX21Tz7n8

Personally I'm waiting for:
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CM11 will see these updates hit as part of out of band fixes this weekend (these releases occur weekly).
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Security: Stagefright Vulnerability (Android) on: July 27, 2015, 08:40:22 PM
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Six critical vulnerabilities have left 95 per cent of Google Android phones open to an attack delivered by a simple multimedia text, a mobile security expert warned today. In some cases, where phones parse the attack code prior to the message being opened, the exploits are silent and the user would have little chance of defending their data.

via: http://www.forbes.com/sit.../27/android-text-attacks/

Still trying to process what one can easily do about this (apart from disabling network access and turning off one's affected Android devices -- may be it's important to be careful about what one does after turning it back on too...).

Some related info:

  http://www.theregister.co.../android_phone_text_flaw/
  https://threatpost.com/an...on-devices-at-risk/113960
  http://it.slashdot.org/st...-android-with-just-a-text
23  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Syntax in Different Programming Languages on: July 27, 2015, 06:04:29 PM
FWIW, the situation in question was indeed for multiple similar languages (trying to express something in Clojure, but much more familiar with Emacs Lisp and Scheme).  The page being examined was:

  http://hyperpolyglot.org/lisp

For idiomatic usage, I tend to look for "Cookbook" types of documents (e.g. https://github.com/clojur...cookbook/clojure-cookbook), but perhaps the Rosetta Code site mentioned earlier can also help.
24  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Syntax in Different Programming Languages on: July 27, 2015, 06:33:17 AM
Just wanted to mention that I came across the Hyperployglot site again today -- the side-by-side comparison was handy for a particular situation I was investigating smiley
25  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 27, 2015, 01:25:46 AM
Thanks for the clarification.

For my part, I'd be willing to go with whatever is easiest to implement first, try that out for a while and then make loud noises if I didn't adjust to it smiley
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