Wednesday WIN (2014-Dec-17)


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Tuesday Tunes‬ #186 – Jethro Tull

JethroTull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band’s sound soon incorporated elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band were led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and have included other significant members such as guitarist Martin Barre, drummer Doane Perry, and bassist Dave Pegg.
The group achieved commercial success in 1969 with the folk-tinged blues album Stand Up, which reached No. 1 in the UK charts, and they toured regularly in the UK and the US. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung, Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play, and shifted again to hard rock mixed with folk rock with Songs from the Wood and Heavy Horses. Jethro Tull have sold over 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 gold and five platinum albums among them. They have been described by Rolling Stone as “one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands”.
The last works released as a group were in 2003, though the band continued to tour until 2011. In April 2014 as he was concentrating on his solo career, Anderson said that Jethro Tull were finished.

One legged rock flute you say? Must be Jethro Tull. Having been at Ian Anderson presents the Best of Jethro Tull last night with Tracy, there was really only one option for today’s #TuesdayTunes.

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iOS 8.1.2

iOS8 Apple has released its latest iOS 8 update, iOS 8.1.2

8.1.2 Release [1]
This release includes bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have been removed from your device. To restore these ringtones, visit from your iOS device.

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This weeks links (2014-12-15)

In brief:

* Crisis at IAAF that threatens to bring athletics to its knees (2014-Dec-13) [The Guardian]
The IAAF has been engulfed in crisis over doping allegations – but where does the governing body go from here?

* Dean Sunshine’s Melbourne street art book a permanent record of ephemeral works (2014-Dec-11) [The Age]

* Wikipedia is amazing. But it’s become a rancorous, sexist, elitist, stupidly bureaucratic mess. (2014-Dec-11) [Slate]


* The Week in Bike #48 – Grossly Disproportionate [cyclingtips]

* How to Watch a Bike Race (2014-Dec-10) [cyclingtips]
Cosmo Catalano is frequently asked how he manages to catch all the detail he works into the How The Race Was Won videos. So naturally, he decided to make a video going through his viewing process. …

Some reading/listening:

* The Most-Recommended Novel Of All Time Is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (2014-Dec-15) [Huffington Post]

* Are You an Adult Who Reads YA Novels? Congratulations, You Saved Publishing in 2014 (2014-Dec-16) [Flavorwire]

Something from Bandcamp:

A Very Steampunk Christmas by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

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Adobe Patches (Dec-2014)

Adobe has three security bulletins for this month’s Patch Tuesday.

Bulletin Description Impact / Severity Software
APSB14-27 Security Updates available for Adobe Flash Player Critical :
Remote Code Execution
Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Air
APSB14-28 Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat Critical :
Remote Code Execution
Adobe Reader and Acrobat
APSB14-29 Security Update: Hotfixes available for ColdFusion Important :
Denial of Service
Adobe ColdFusion
[1.] Adobe Security Bulletins Posted (2014-Dec-09) [Adobe PSIRT Blog]
[2.] Adobe December Patch Tuesday (2014-Dec-10) [SANS]
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Patch Tuesday Wednesday (Dec-2014)

patch-tuesday This month Microsoft have released seven (7) security bulletins of which three (3) have a maximum rating of Critical and four (4) have a maximum rating of Important.

❝ Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released seven security updates – three rated Critical and four rated Important in severity, to address 24 unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and Exchange. ❞ [1]

Bulletin KB number Description Impact / Severity Software
MS14-075 3009712 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege Important:
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Exchange
MS14-080 3008923 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Critical:
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer
MS14-081 3017301 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical:
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Office
MS14-082 3017349 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution Important:
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Office
MS14-083 3017347 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution Important:
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Office
MS14-084 3016711 Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical:
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Windows
MS14-085 3013126 Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Information Disclosure Important:
Information Disclosure
Microsoft Windows

❝ We re-released two Security Bulletins:
• MS14-065 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
• MS14-066 Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution

One Security Advisory was revised:
• Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer (2755801).❞ [1]

(2014-Dec-11) MS14-075 has undergone a MAJOR revision due to an issue identified with the Exchange 2010 SP3 version of this update. Microsoft has removed the download of update 2986475 and recommends you hold off any new deployments of 2986475 and uninstall 2986475 if you have already deployed it.

Update 12/10/2014: [4]
An issue has been identified in the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8. The update has been recalled and is no longer available on the download center pending a new RU8 release. Customers should not proceed with deployments of this update until the new RU8 version is made available. Customers who have already started deployment of RU8 should rollback this update.
The issue impacts the ability of Outlook to connect to Exchange, thus we are taking the action to recall the RU8 to resolve this problem. We will deliver a revised RU8 package as soon as the issue can be isolated, corrected, and validated. We will publish further updates to this blog post regarding RU8.
This issue only impacts the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU8 update, the other updates remain valid and customers can continue with deployment of these packages.

* MS14-080, MS14-084

[1.] December 2014 Updates (2014-Dec-09) [MS: MSRC]
[2.] Microsoft Patch Tuesday – December 2014 (2014-Dec-09) [SANS]
[3.] Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2014 (2014-Dec-09) [MS]
[4.] Exchange releases: December 2014 (2014-Dec-10) [MS: The Exchange Team]
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Tuesday Tunes‬ #185 – Blondie

Blondie Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles including “Call Me”, “Atomic” and “Heart of Glass” and became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, rap, and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a new wave band.wikipedia

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