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18 Apr 2017 Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.20 [62686]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Today I'm going to announce VirtualBox updated releases on my personal blog; as maybe most of you already know our Virtualization Blog is migrating to a new platform and will be back very soon. Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 20.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

  • GUI: fixed a possible crash when switching a multi-monitor VM into full-screen or seamless mode
  • GUI: fixed non-literal shortcuts if the keyboard is not captured
  • GUI: several mini-toolbar fixes in full-screen / seamless mode
  • Windows Additions: another fix for automatic logins for Windows Vista and newer
  • ICH9: fix for Windows guests with a huge amount (>64G) of guest memory
  • BIOS: fixed El Torito hard disk emulation geometry calculation (thanks to Dwight Engen contribution)

Read on for details.
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18 Apr 2017 Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.20 [62687]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Today I'm going to announce VirtualBox updated releases on my personal blog; as maybe most of you already know our Virtualization Blog is migrating to a new platform and will be back very soon. Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 20.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

  • GUI: fixed a possible crash when switching a multi-monitor VM into full-screen or seamless mode
  • GUI: fixed non-literal shortcuts if the keyboard is not captured
  • GUI: several mini-toolbar fixes in full-screen / seamless mode
  • Windows Additions: another fix for automatic logins for Windows Vista and newer
  • ICH9: fix for Windows guests with a huge amount (>64G) of guest memory
  • BIOS: fixed El Torito hard disk emulation geometry calculation (thanks to Dwight Engen contribution)

Read on for details.
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16 Apr 2017 Why .NET Core and When to Use It [62479]
Thursday, April 20th, 2017: 6:30 PM to ...

Microsoft Innovation Center @ Venture Hive - Miami

Beware the Ides of dotNet Miami! This month we've got two presentations that will blow your mind. Microsoft MVP Dwight Goins will be back but this time he's got a Kinect and he's not afraid to use it! Dwight will show us how we can use the Kinect in our own Windows applications. Be prepared to create the next great app using motion controls. Then, Peter Faria will give us an introduction to one of the hottest technologies today, Docker. This is another can't miss dotNet Miami meeting.

Richie Rump, Dave Nicolas, Janier Davila
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11 Apr 2017 MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.7 [62457]
By Jose Ramirez

Jose blogs, "The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.7. This is a maintenance release for 1.2.x. It can be used for production environments.

MySQL for Visual Studio is a product that includes all of the Visual Studio integration functionality to create and manage MySQL databases when developing .NET applications.

MySQL for Visual Studio is installed using the MySQL Installer for Windows which comes in 2 versions..."
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11 Apr 2017 The FBI Shut Down A Huge Botnet, But There Are Plenty More Left [62378]
MIT Technology Review, April 11th 2017

A new law has allowed the feds to declare war on one of the world's most pernicious cybersecurity threats

"A prolific botnet has finally fallen .. but there are still plenty to go... at the request of the FBI, Spanish police officers arrested Russian hacker Peter Levashov while he holidayed in Barcelona with his family. The reason: Levashov is thought to be better known as Peter Severa, a cybercriminal who controlled the Kelihos botnet. Now, the Justice Department has announced that at the time he was seized the FBI simultaneously began the task of dismantling his nefarious creation.

The army of weaponized computers corralled by Levashov had been running since 2010 and at times numbered as many as 100,000 devices. According to the Justice Department, his malware scoured computers running Windows for usernames and passwords, as well as intercepting network traffic to the same ends. It leveraged those details and its presence on devices to provide a platform from which to send spam e-mail and perform ransomware attacks, and it was even hired out to other cybercriminals. A New York Times report contains more detail on Levashov himself, including his possible collusion with the Russian government..."
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