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How to get root on Linux with a seven-year-old bug

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Privilege escalation with polkit:  Kevin Backhouse polkit is a system service installed by default on many Linux distributions. It’s used by systemd, so any Linux distribution that uses systemd also uses polkit. As a member of GitHub Security Lab, my job is to help improve the security of open source software by finding and reporting vulnerabilities. A few […]

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NASA’s moon rocket

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SLS: First view of Nasa’s assembled ‘megarocket’ By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Published12 June Share Related Topics Artemis IMAGE COPYRIGHTNASAimage captionThe core stage and twin booster rockets stand taller than the Statue of Liberty (minus its pedestal) Nasa has assembled the first of its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rockets, which will […]

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Bitcoin transactions are more transparent than cash

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Colonial Pipeline investigation upends idea that Bitcoin is untraceable June 9, 2021 at 4:35 pm Updated June 9, 2021 at 7:28 pm    People mill about outside the Bitcoin 2021 confab in Miami on June 4. The FBI’s recovery of bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware… (Alfonso Duran / The New York Times) More  Skip Ad […]

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Pupil Size is a Marker of Intelligence?

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Pupil Size Is a Marker of Intelligence There is a surprising correlation between baseline pupil size and several measures of cognitive ability By Jason S. Tsukahara, Alexander P. Burgoyne, Randall W. Engle on June 2, 2021       Credit: Erik Von Weber Getty Images It has been said that “the eyes are the window to the soul,” but new research suggests […]

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A New Type Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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A New Type Of COVID-19 Vaccine Could Debut Soon Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email June 6, 20216:02 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered JOE PALCA TwitterFacebook LISTEN· 4:084-Minute ListenAdd toPLAYLIST Download Embed Transcript     A vial of the experimental Novavax coronavirus vaccine is ready for use in a London study in 2020. Novavax’s vaccine candidate contains […]

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Aducanumab, new drug for Alzheimer’s

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Explained: Aducanumab, new drug for Alzheimer’s disease and row over approval Early in November 2020, the drug was denied approval after a marathon seven-hour long virtual meeting with the federal medical panel disagreeing with the claims. ADVERTISEMENT India Today Web Desk  New Delhi June 9, 2021 UPDATED: June 9, 2021 16:55 IST     Aducanumab […]