Critical Rails vulnerabilities discovered, lets attackers bypass authentication, perform DoS attacks

Posted by admin at Jan 9th, 2013 10:40 Uncategorized

Following earlier security issues, major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ruby on Rails, the highly popular Ruby framework used by massive services like GitHub and Hulu. The issues, which are the result of weaknesses in “the parameter parsing code,” allow attackers to “bypass authentication systems, inject arbitrary SQL, inject and execute arbitrary code, or perform a DoS attack on a Rails application.”

In response to the bug, a Rails patch has been released to resolve these “extremely critical security fixes.” According to the announcement, “all users running an affected release...

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Microsoft has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses, passes 100 million app download mark

Posted by admin at Jan 9th, 2013 10:40 Uncategorized

As Windows 8 continues to gain market share, Microsoft has announced i has sold 60 million total Windows 8 licenses since the operating system first launched in October 2012. The company also confirmed the Windows Store has passed the 100 million app download mark.

With this new figure, it’s clear now that total Windows 8 sales have grown by 33 percent since late November, when Microsoft announced 40 million licenses had been sold. Microsoft appears to still be on track to cross the 100 million license benchmark during the first calendar quarter of 2013 — if it can keep up its current...

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Plug and Play Spain launches new call for applications, actively seeks Latin American startups

Posted by admin at Jan 9th, 2013 10:39 Uncategorized

Applications are now open for the spring startup acceleration cycle at Plug and Play Accelerator Valencia. As its name suggests, the program will take place in Valencia, Spain, and will last 3 to 4 months.

As you may remember, Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Centerannounced last June that it was expanding into Spain, where its first batch of startups have recently celebrated their first Expo Day.

While its graduates already include Wayra Argentina’s alum Quolaw, Plug and Play wants to seek Latin American applications more actively in 2013.

Shortlisted Spanish and Latin American...

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