Bugs in open-source libraries impact 70% of modern software

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70 percent of mobile and desktop applications that today we use are affected at least by one security flaw that is present in open-source libraries. Experts pointed out that every library could be affected by one o more issues which will be inherited from all the applications that use them.

Malware attack took down 600 computers at Volusia County Public Library

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System supporting libraries in Volusia County were hit by a cyber attack, the incident took down 600 computers at Volusia County Public Library (VCPL) branches. ” As a result of the incident, the computers at the library were not able to surf the web.

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Mobile Libraries: Culture on the Go

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National Bookmobile Day is April 22, part of National Library Week (April 19-25). . A library is a place that stores information, a place where people from all walks of life have the opportunity to obtain textual and audiovisual material for education, entertainment, and enlightenment.

jQuery JavaScript library flaw opens the doors for attacks on hundreds of millions of websites

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The popular jQuery JavaScript library is affected by a rare prototype pollution vulnerability that could allow attackers to modify a JavaScript object’s prototype. versions of the library that are affected by the ‘Prototype Pollution’ vulnerability.

Cisco Talos discovered 2 critical flaws in the popular OpenCV library

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Maintainers of the OpenCV library addressed two buffer overflow flaws that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Maintainers of the OpenCV library addressed two high-severity buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Library History with Heritage & University Archives

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The history of libraries at Florida State University traces back almost 100 years to the 1920s. In 1923, FSU’s first library opened in what is now Dodd Hall. The Library, undated, [link]. In 1929, Etta Lane Matthews was hired as the first professor of Library Science.

COVID-19 Guidance for School Libraries

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COVID-19 Guidance for School Libraries. This Guidance has been developed by a Working Party convened jointly by CILIP, the CILIP School Libraries Group (CILIP SLG) and the School Library Association (SLA). It will be updated periodically when new information becomes available.

A backdoor mechanism found in tens of Ruby libraries

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Maintainers of the RubyGems package repository have removed 18 malicious versions of 11 Ruby libraries that contained a backdoor. Maintainers of the RubyGems package repository have discovered a backdoor mechanism in 18 malicious versions of 11 Ruby libraries.

Two malicious Python libraries were stealing SSH and GPG keys

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The Python security team removed two trojanized Python libraries from PyPI (Python Package Index) that were stealing SSH and GPG keys from the projects of infected developers. The expert discovered the two libraries on December 1, by the German software developer Lukas Martini.

Arup Library: 60 years

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Arup Library: 60 years. Arup Library: 60 years. It was founded in 1946 by engineer Ove Arup, who was born in Newcastle to Danish parents. Key projects include the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre and the British Library. The first library in the firm?s

Backdoor mechanism found in Ruby strong_password library

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The developer Tute Costa found a backdoor in the Ruby library during regular security audits before deploying his code in the production environment. The developer Tute Costa found a backdoor in the Ruby library during regular security audits.

New report: Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives

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by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Web Archivist for Archive-It. The web archiving partners at the Internet Archive and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) are eager to share Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives: National Forum Report.

What are libraries worth?

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What are libraries worth? What are libraries worth? WHETHER it?s Suffolk Libraries has recently commissioned and published research to do just that: convert the social value of three of its core services into pounds and pence. 1 spent on three of Suffolk Libraries?

Designing Libraries: Making space for makerspaces

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Recently I heard a librarian say that introducing makerspaces into libraries was one of the riskiest undertakings the service had ever embarked upon. I found this a little odd, since we are all in the information business and a lot of library time is taken up with answering ?how now it?s

Prototype Pollution flaw discovered in all versions of Lodash Library

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Lodash is a JavaScript library which provides utility functions for common programming tasks using the functional programming paradigm. The flaw could be exploited by hackers to compromise the security of affected services using the library. “The popular npm library is used by 4.35

Celebrating the Library of the Future for Libraries Week

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s children build their Library of the Future for Libraries Week. Children, young people and LEGO enthusiasts from age 2 to 85 have been hard at work as part of Libraries Week ? s much-loved libraries. to distribute books to library users. Inspire Library?: ?Inspire

Libraries Week 2019 celebrates libraries in a digital world

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Libraries Week 2019 celebrates libraries in a digital world. Annual Libraries Week celebrations (7-12 October 2019) will showcase how libraries have transformed their digital offer, featuring events and activities in more than 1,000 libraries across the UK.

Honey, I blockchained the library

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Honey, I blockchained the library. Honey, I blockchained the library. A floor wax and a shoe polish that beats, as it sweeps, as it cleans, if you like. I suspect it is equally annoying for many information and computer scientists. ?We A new kind of library.

Next steps for art libraries and curated web archives

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by the Archive-It team. Partners from the Internet Archive and eight art libraries from across the country met earlier this month at the Getty Research Institute to plan next steps for collaborative archiving of web-published art resources.

Libraries: don't mess with trust

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Libraries: don't mess with trust. Libraries: don't mess with trust. Jeni Tennison, CEO of the ODI discusses how libraries could fit into it without damaging themselves. Operational uses such as using data to support the day-to-day running of a library. Sharing it?

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month in Libraries!

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Celebrating LGBT+ History Month in Libraries! February is LGBT+ History Month and libraries, information services and Learning Resource Centres up and down the country are organising events, activities, workshops and performances to celebrate LGBT+ people. Manchester Libraries.

The Library of Everything

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Emerging Technologies: The Library of Everything. Library of Babel ([link] in real life ? a (practically) infinite library. This sounds like it could be expensive and cumbersome, and indeed today it is ? Arguably it?s It Was Hell.?

Stepping into Leadership ? online resources for leadership in libraries launched

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online resources for leadership in libraries launched. Over the past few weeks, those working in our public libraries have demonstrated their expertise, creativity, and commitment to serving their communities. s Carnegie Library Lab programme. Stepping into Leadership ?

Closure JavaScript Library introduced XSS issue in Google Search and potentially other services

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A change made months ago in an open-source JavaScript library introduced a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Google Search. The library is named Closure and according to the expert it fails to properly sanitize user input.

Samsung fixes a zero-click issue affecting its phones

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“A possible memory overwrite vulnerability in Quram qmg library allows possible remote arbitrary code execution. The vulnerability resides in the Skia Android graphics library and affects the way Android OS running on Samsung devices handles the custom Qmage image format (.qmg).

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Dominic Cummings: Libraries are "desperately needed"

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Dominic Cummings: Libraries are ?desperately Dominic Cummings: Libraries are ?desperately DURING the 2019 General Election Boris Johnson said he loved libraries and wanted to invest in opening more of them, but added: ?We libraries plus internal historians? I think it?s

CVE-2020-7247 RCE flaw in OpenSMTPD library affects many BSD and Linux distros

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Security researchers have spotted a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-7247, that affects a core email-related library used by many BSD and Linux distributions. OpenSMTPD is an open-source implementation of the server-side SMTP protocol as defined by RFC 5321, it includes also some additional standard extensions. It allows ordinary machines to exchange emails with other systems speaking the SMTP protocol.

Turning over new leaves: Can outdoor spaces help libraries grow?

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Turning over new leaves: Can outdoor spaces help libraries grow? Turning over new leaves: Can outdoor spaces help libraries grow? ?IF IF you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need,? If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete!?

Designing Libraries: An academic question

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Designing Libraries: An academic question. Earlier this year I attended the biennial Liber Architecture Group (Lag) seminar, held in the Zaha Hadid-designed library and learning centre building on the impressive campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (known locally as WU).

Truman Library Ground-breaking Ceremony

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Truman Presidential Library in Independence, MO, is undergoing a year-long renovation that will result in a new Truman permanent exhibition, new amenities for visitors, and enhanced educational and community programming. Truman Library’s renovation. It must believe in the past.

Time to end a decade of library austerity

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Time to end a decade of library austerity. CILIP and Library Champion Bobby Seagull delivered a petition to Downing Street last Thursday calling for an end to a decade of public library austerity and demanding secure revenue funding for public libraries in the Chancellor?s

Overdrive CEO, Steve Potash, makes the case for public libraries

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Overdrive founder and CEO, Steve Potash makes the case for Public Libraries. Steve Potash, Lord John Bird, Bobby Seagull, Johanna Brinton Abela and Erica Lazzaro at the launch of Public Libraries: The Case for Support. 1 invested in public libraries.

Google expert disclosed details of an unpatched flaw in SymCrypt library

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Tavis Ormandy, a white hat hacker Google Project Zero announced to have found a zero-day flaw in the SymCrypt cryptographic library of Microsoft’s operating system. Ormandy privately reported the flaw to Microsoft in March 2019, but the tech giant failed into fixing it after 90 days.

New guide to improving library services using key library assessment methodologies

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New book on improving library services with assessment data. Facet Publishing announces the publication of Putting Library Assessment Data to Work by Selena Killick and Frankie Wilson. Effective library assessment is crucial for a successful academic library.

Prison library: Bringing children and dads together

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Prison library: Bringing children and dads together. THE world of the prison library is, by its very nature, hidden from the view of most people. Visits to the library. Additionally, they are supported by three prisoner orderlies who work as library assistants ?

UX in Libraries: Cognitive maps

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UX in Libraries: Cognitive maps. andypriestner ) is a freelance UX trainer and consultant and Chair of the UX in Libraries conference andypriestnertraining.com uxlib.org. Andy Priestner ( info@andypriestnertraining.com.

Public library content in an age of impact

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Public library content in an age of impact. Public library content in an age of impact. The range of activities, services and impacts a modern library service provides has grown significantly and undeniably in recent years. Content and its potential. earn its keep?,

Open research needs library support

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Open research needs library support. Open research needs library support. It has recently produced a first version of its publications, but is looking for more input before a final version is released. It points to actions that can be taken ? It says: ?There

An Island Library and Archives explored

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An Island Library and Archives explored. An Island Library and Archives explored. The present day Manx Museum and National Trust is supported by the Isle of Man Government and its Trustees are appointed by Tynwald. or free to search from the library reading room.

Community hubs keep libraries in the heart of local users

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Community hubs keep libraries in the heart of local users. Community hubs keep libraries in the heart of local users. It is no secret that public libraries have been hit hard by austerity. its library service has lost staff and been forced to reduce opening hours.