Daily Archives: 2019-05-14

Lexington will no longer recycle paper products. Effective now. Find out why.

Source: Kentucky.com -- Fayette County

Article note: Well shit. They are still taking corrugated cardboard, but nothing else.

Lexington will no longer recycle paper products, effective immediately, city officials announced Tuesday. That means office paper, newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, paper rolls and other paper-based products should be put … Click to Continue »

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Microsoft warns of major WannaCry-like Windows security exploit, releases XP patches

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: If Microsoft released an XP patch, they are trying to get out ahead of a _major_ clusterfuck.

Microsoft is warning users of older versions of Windows to urgently apply a Windows Update today to protect against a potential widespread attack. The software giant has patched a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services that exists in Windows XP, Windows 7, and server versions like Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. Microsoft is taking the highly unusual approach of releasing patches for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 even though both operating systems are out of support.

“This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction,” explains Simon Pope, director of incident response at Microsoft’s Security Response Center. “In other words, the...

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ZombieLoad: Cross-Privilege-Boundary Data Sampling on Intel CPUs

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Another day, another microarchitectural side-channel data exfiltration attack. These things are getting ludicrously complicated, but the fact that the environment they work in has enough moving parts for that kind of complication is always the root cause.
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