All FreeBSD systems under my care got upgraded last Friday to fix some NTP bugs. That upgrade introduced a new bug in the kernel. The bug first appeared at r298004 in base/head, and later at r298134 in base/stable/10. The i386-based systems were more notably affected than the amd64-based systems, as the former typically has less […]

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I received a cute email today. It has the usual traits of bad spelling, incorrect information, and other amusements. I wonder if the ID badge is genuine, but I doubt the name matches the pictured individual. Received: from (unknown []) by [WITHHELD] (Postfix) with ESMTP id B85CF94065; Tue, 3 May 2016 04:16:57 +0200 (CEST) […]

Read More → More fraud at the expense of the U.N. and the U.S. Department of the Treasure