Boston Public Library discloses cyberattack

Security Affairs

The Boston Public Library was victim of a cyberattack that crippled its computer network, the library revealed in a statement Friday. The Boston Public Library announced on Friday that it was hit by a cyberattack that compromised its computer network.

Public Affairs: Your New Neighborhood Library

Information Governance Perspectives

When you think about the fact that libraries are about information and not simply about books, you begin to see where the value is. The post Public Affairs: Your New Neighborhood Library appeared first on Rafael Moscatel.

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Take action with your library this Libraries Week

CILIP

Take action with your library this Libraries Week. This Libraries Week (4-10 October 2021) libraries across the UK showcase their vital role in supporting active and engaged communities as we celebrate the transformative impact libraries can have on people?s

I Am Parting With My Crypto Library

Schneier on Security

The time has come for me to find a new home for my (paper) cryptography library. New owner pays all packaging and shipping costs, and possibly a purchase price depending on who you are and what you want to do with the library.

10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn ten rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

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

Security Affairs

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.

Malicious npm library removed from the repository due to backdoor capabilities

Security Affairs

The npm security team has removed a malicious JavaScript library named “ twilio-npm ” from its repository because contained malicious code. The tainted JavaScript library was spotted by the researcher Ax Sharma from security firm Sonatype.

Insider Attack on the Carnegie Library

Schneier on Security

Greg Priore, the person in charge of the rare book room at the Carnegie Library, stole from it for almost two decades before getting caught. It's a perennial problem: trusted insiders have to be trusted. insiders theft

The Cyentia Library Relaunches

Adam Shostack

I’m excited to see that they’re Re-introducing the Cyentia Research Library , with cool (new?) The Cyentia Library lets us see what people are doing in terms of research and data.

The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter April 2021 Edition available via Library and Archives Canada

IG Guru

The post The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter April 2021 Edition available via Library and Archives Canada appeared first on IG GURU. Check out the post here.

Google Researcher Details Windows Cryptographic Library Bug

Data Breach Today

Flaw Could Cause Denial-of-Service Event in Windows Fleet, Researcher Claims A Google security researcher has disclosed what he calls an unpatched bug in the main cryptographic library used in newer versions of the Windows operating system that he claims could affect an entire fleet of Windows-based devices

Malware attack took down 600 computers at Volusia County Public Library

Security Affairs

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.

Mobile Libraries: Culture on the Go

Unwritten Record

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.

Bitcoin Stealers Hide in 700+ Ruby Developer Libraries

Threatpost

Cybercriminals uploaded typosquatted malicious libraries to RubyGems, which contains open-source components that are used as basic application building blocks by software developers.

Independent Review of Public Library Financing Panel announcement

CILIP

Independent Review of Public Library Financing Panel announcement. CILIP is delighted to announce the expert members of the recently established Independent Review of Public Library Financing Panel. In recent years, libraries have found their creative identity ? Public librarie

Drupal fixed a new flaw related PEAR Archive_Tar library

Security Affairs

Drupal development team released security updates to address a vulnerability that resides in the PEAR Archive_Tar third-party library. The Drupal development team has released security updates to address the CVE-2020-36193 vulnerability in the PEAR Archive_Tar third-party library.

One world, one library network

CILIP

One world, one library network. Working Internationally for Libraries Virtual Conference 2021: A free, virtual conference for Public Libraries in the UK and across the world. Two, look for advocacy ideas and how best to campaign to keep libraries funded and active.?

Public Library Staff: Making a Difference

CILIP

Public Library Staff: Making a Difference. Public library staff are an integral part of library services and arguably its most vital asset. Our new research Making a Difference: Libraries, Lockdown and Looking Ahead has made this, among other things, abundantly clear.

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

Security Affairs

The popular jQuery JavaScript library is affected by a rare prototype pollution vulnerability that could allow attackers to modify a JavaScript object’s prototype. The impact of the issue could be severe considering that the jQuery JavaScript library is currently used on 74 percent of websites online, most sites still use the 1.x versions of the library that are affected by the ‘Prototype Pollution’ vulnerability. SecurityAffairs – hacking, jQuery JavaScript library ).

Open letter concerning proposed cuts and closures to Croydon Libraries

CILIP

Croydon Libraries: Open letter concerning proposed cuts and closures to Croydon Libraries. Dear Councillor Lewis, Open letter concerning proposed cuts and closures to Croydon Libraries. Elizabeth Ash, Save Croydon Libraries. Public libraries

Shift happens: the future office/library in a connected world

CILIP

Shift happens: the future office/library in a connected world. and, yes, the library. So what role can libraries play in the new normal ? Our libraries are cherished and often the strong vocal support for the ?as

Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework Bugs Plague WordPress Sites

Threatpost

Two vulnerabilities in the site-building plugin could be useful tools in the hands of a skilled attacker, researchers warned. Vulnerabilities Web Security

Google discloses a severe flaw in widely used Libgcrypt encryption library

Security Affairs

Google discovered a flaw in GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)’s Libgcrypt encryption library that could be exploited to get remote code execution. It’s also the crypto library used by systemd for DNSSEC.

International library leaders explore the purpose and future of libraries

CILIP

International library leaders explore the purpose and future of libraries. Facet Publishing announces the publication of Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption edited by Margaret Weaver and Leo Appleton. Are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st century?

Cisco Talos discovered 2 critical flaws in the popular OpenCV library

Security Affairs

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.

Get ready for Libraries Week 2021

CILIP

Get ready for Libraries Week 2020. CILIP is delighted to launch campaign assets for Libraries Week 2021, recognising the amazing contribution that libraries make to their communities as drivers for inclusion, sustainability, social mobility and community cohesion.?

Bolinda UK Ltd and CILIP join forces to activate Libraries Week 2021

CILIP

Bolinda UK Ltd and CILIP join forces to activate Libraries Week 2021. CILIP is pleased to announce that Bolinda UK Ltd , the creators of BorrowBox , has joined forces with CILIP as a supporter for Libraries Week 2021 alongside Nielsen Book. Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation?s

Public Libraries as part of the HM Government ?roadmap? for COVID-19 Recovery

CILIP

Public Libraries as part of the HM Government ?roadmap? CILIP welcomes the recognition of libraries as essential services and library staff as ?key s pandemic response, demonstrating the vital role public libraries have to play in our national recovery. Public libraries

Should libraries fine users for late return of books and other items?

CILIP

Should libraries fine users for late return of books and other items? We asked you what you thought about the use of library fines and you didn?t All fines do is scare people, especially those on low-incomes from accessing the library. Public libraries

Feminist leadership, libraries and Covid-19

CILIP

Feminist leadership, libraries and Covid-19. s Library which was established in 1991 and now has more than 20 paid staff ? s was Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library. s Library were sown.? s Library (GWL) and having been involved in a range of women?s

Arup Library: 60 years

CILIP

Arup Library: 60 years. Arup Library: 60 years. Key projects include the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre and the British Library. The first library in the firm?s What follows is a brief overview of 60 years of the Arup Library in London. Early Arup Library.

Learning Journey ? Apprentice Library Assistant

CILIP

Apprentice Library Assistant. Working in a library was always a goal of mine, but I was never quite sure how to get there. Getting into my apprenticeship with Southmead Library was a fruitful result of a vigilant library career quest, including countless job searches and CV tweaks.

Wartime Reading: The Library War Service

Unwritten Record

When America entered World War I in 1917, the American Library Association decided to take part in the war effort by establishing the Library War Service. Its purpose was to provide library services to American soldiers in training camps and overseas. Poster used in A.L.A.

The British Library?s International Library Leaders Programme

CILIP

The British Library?s s International Library Leaders Programme. Ilene McKenna is the Lead Archivist, Archival Information System Renewal at Library and Archives Canada. In November 2019, she had the opportunity to take part in British Library?s

Six-Library Vulnerability in NGA

ForAllSecure

The US government has published a software library called six-library designed to parse and manipulate satellite imagery and data for both internal and public use. Imagine if all of the sudden satellites across the world stopped working.

Six-Library Vulnerability in NGA

ForAllSecure

The US government has published a software library called six-library designed to parse and manipulate satellite imagery and data for both internal and public use. Imagine if all of the sudden satellites across the world stopped working.

What are libraries worth?

CILIP

What are libraries worth? What are libraries worth? 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. Bruce Leeke, chief executive of Suffolk Libraries said: ?Talking

Two malicious Python libraries were stealing SSH and GPG keys

Security Affairs

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.

Back-to-School Scams Target Students with Library-Themed Emails

Threatpost

Web Security back to school credential harvesting education cyberattack fake login pages library portals malware MediaGet torrent application downloader Phishing scam Scams student students university portals Win32.Agent.ifdx malware downloader WinLNK.Agent.gen downloaderStudents should keep their eyes peeled for phishing emails purporting to be from their colleges, as well as online student resources laced with malware, researchers warn.

79% of Third-Party Libraries in Apps Are Never Updated

Dark Reading

A lack of contextual information and concerns over application disruption among contributing factors