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Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced: US-CERT

United States Computer Emergency Rediness Team (US-CERT)

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed

Overview

According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1](link is external)

Thwarting Vandalism of GTT's Infrastructure

In a recently published Guyana Chronicle article titled “BILLIONS LOST –vandalism, illegal international bypass continue to bleed GTT“ by Ariana Gordon, the Guyana Telephone Telegraph Company (GTT) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd said that “VANDALISM and illegal international bypass remain the two most critical issues affecting the Guyana Telephone Telegraph Company (GTT). The company spends more than USD $150,000 on materials and labor every year as a result of vandalism.”

Guyana explores green technology opportunities at Korea-Caribbean Forum

Georgetown, Guyana – (October 26, 2015) Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman last week represented Guyana in a high level meeting in Seoul, Korea after an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, to participate in the Fifth Korea-Caribbean High-Level Forum.

The Aviation Culture War; Technology vs Humans

The recent air crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 where it is alleged that one of the crew members deliberately crashed the aircraft, brings to the forefront the debate about the direction of technology vs humans in the aviation industry.

The Birth of In Flight Entertainment (IFE) on Helicopters

Ian G. Hall - Bristow Helicopters - Circa 1979

Sometime around June 1979 while employed as a “contractor” (temporary hire) at Bristow Helicopters in Redhill, Surrey, UK, Ian Hall mentioned to George Arnold (Avionics Manager), that rather than passengers sitting in the back of the aircraft with ear defenders and the pilot having to use hand signals to communicate, he could design a system where passengers could listen to music in

ExxonMobil Set to Begin Drilling Off Guyana

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - ExxonMobil will start exploration drilling at the large Stabroek Block off the coast of Guyana on Friday, the government said, in a move that could inflame a long-running territorial row with neighboring Venezuela.

Microsoft Windows Kerberos KDC Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability - US-Cert Alert (TA14-323A)

United States Computer Emergency Rediness Team (US-CERT)

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1
  • Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2

Overview
A remote escalation of privilege vulnerability exists in implementations of Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) in Microsoft Windows which could allow a remote attacker to take control of a vulnerable system.

Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet

Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet

This morning, President Obama asked the FCC to put in place strong rules to protect the Internet.

Every day, the Internet unlocks countless possibilities for creation and innovation. And one reason it's been so successful is a level playing field: Most service providers have traditionally treated all Internet traffic equally.

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows Server 2003 Operating System - US-CERT

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

US-CERT Alert (TA14-310A)

Systems Affected - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system

Overview

Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Server 2003 operating system on July 14, 2015.[1] After this date, this product will no longer receive:

Water Management During Rice Production Influences Methylmercury Production

After harvest, wetlands are reflooded to decay residual rice straw. Photo credit: M. Marvin-DiPasquale, USGS

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found that management practices relating to water drawdown and re-flooding in agricultural wetlands used for rice production contributed to highermethylmercury concentrations in sediment than was found in nonagricultural wetlands that were permanently or seasonally flooded.

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