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IP keeps getting blacklisted by Proofpoint

Sysadmin - 5 hours 51 min ago

This is the 5th time or so in the past 2 months that Proofpoint has blocked our IP address. We are not a proofpoint customer and do not (and have not) appear(ed) on any other blacklists.

Other than submitting a ticket on their website it seems that it is impossible to get in touch with anyone at their company outside of sales. This severely impacts our business (healthcare organization) whenever it happens because many of the vendors we work with happen to use Proofpoint and we are unable to send mail to them.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I've spent many an hour combing outbound mail logs to see if we have a compromised mailbox but I am coming up short, and there are a couple of other horror stories similar to ours I've found online.

If I could just get a hold of someone at Proofpoint and if they could let us know why they keep blocking us I'm sure we could get this sorted out in no time. Just a very frustrating experience.

With that being said, Happy Monday!

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Reaper 5.92.0 - Digital audio workstation.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 53 min ago


Reaper is a digital audio workstation: a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. Reaper is designed to let you work quickly and creatively, without imposing any artificial limits on what you can do. It includes professional plugins, advanced customization, and compatibility with almost any hardware. It supports both VST and AU plugins.

Trial download is unrestricted and has no time limit. Discount license for personal or educational use is $60. Commercial license is $225 for those using Reaper commercially and making over $20,000 revenue per year.



Version 5.92.0:
  • Automation: do not auto-clear/disable armed invisible envelopes [t=207425]
  • Grid: prevent possible crash with very very small grid sizes and high zoom levels [p=2002568]
  • MIDI: import time signature messages incorrectly exported in instrument tracks [p=1999501]
  • MIDI: fix possible incorrect 14-bit message pairing
  • MIDI: rename "MIDI note name" menu/load/save/undo strings to "MIDI note/CC name"
  • MusicXML: improve error handling for failed XML import
  • Project notes: prevent fallback to default project behavior for 'show notes on open' [p=2000865]
  • ReaSurround: fix potential crash when duplicating UI while channel name editing [p=1997128]
  • ReaSurround: improve keyboard navigation and copy/paste when editing channel names
  • ReaScript: correct track state documentation for I_SOLO and I_RECINPUT
  • ReaScript: add ShowPopupMenu() API
  • Render: queued renders use original project filename for BWF tags [t=207574]
  • Render: improve handling of samplerate changes with online rendering [t=208029]
  • Ruler: support drawing ruler by measures, snapping to grid by measures
  • VST3: restore multichannel bus notifications to 5.90 behavior (default to enabled)
  • VST3: default to stereo-safemode for Steinberg plug-ins (e.g. HALion)
  • Video: .ini file setting for experimental video processor multiprocessing
  • Video: improve processor updating of TCP parameters


  • OS X 10.5 or later


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Building a Voice-Controlled Front End to IoT Devices

Linux Journal - 5 hours 56 min ago
by Michael J. Hammel

Apple, Google and Amazon are taking voice control to the next level. But can voice control be a DIY project? Turns out, it can. And, it isn't as hard as you might think.

Siri, Alexa and Google Home can all translate voice commands into basic activities, especially if those activities involve nothing more than sharing digital files like music and movies. Integration with home automation is also possible, though perhaps not as simply as users might desire—at least, not yet.

Still, the idea of converting voice commands into actions is intriguing to the maker world. The offerings from the big three seem like magic in a box, but we all know it's just software and hardware. No magic here. If that's the case, one might ask how anyone could build magic boxes?

It turns out that, using only one online API and a number of freely available libraries, the process is not as complex as it might seem. This article covers the Jarvis project, a Java application for capturing audio, translating to text, extracting and executing commands and vocally responding to the user. It also explores the programming issues related to integrating these components for programmed results. That means there is no machine learning or neural networks involved. The end goal is to have a selection of key words cause a specific method to be called to perform an action.

APIs and Messaging

Jarvis started life several years ago as an experiment to see if voice control was possible in a DIY project. The first step was to determine what open-source support already existed. A couple weeks of research uncovered a number of possible projects in a variety of languages. This research is documented in a text document included in the docs/notes.txt file in the source repository. The final choice of a programming language was based on the selection of both a speech-to-text API and a natural language processor library.

Since Jarvis was experimental (it has since graduated to a tool in the IronMan project), it started with a requirement that it be as easy as possible to get working. Audio acquisition in Java is very straightforward and a bit simpler to use than in C or other languages. More important, once audio is collected, an API for converting it to text would be needed. The easiest API found for this was Google's Cloud Speech REST API. Since both audio collection and REST interfaces are fairly easy to handle in Java, it seemed that would be the likely choice of programming language for the project.

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Lively Logic 1.5.3 - Analyze data and create graphs and charts.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 58 min ago


Lively Logic helps you analyze data and present it in beautiful graphs and charts. You can explore your datasets, perform calculations, and create graphs and fine-tune their content and appearance. Change the graph type, choose the data series, and customize axes, fonts, and colors all in seconds.

Features
  • Create line graphs, scatter plots, bar graphs, bubble graphs, candlestick charts, pie charts, and tables.
  • Inspector bar gives you control over the content and appearance of your graphs without clutter or unnecessary complexity.
  • Combine different graph types or show data from multiple datasets in a single graph.
  • Enter formulas to model variables or analyze quantities in a dataset. Whenever the values in the dataset change, the calculations are automatically updated to show the new results.
  • Over 80 arithmetic, statistical, logical, calendar, and text functions are available to help you work with your data.
  • Import or export CSV files. Save graphs and charts to JPEG, PNG, or TIFF formats.


Version 1.5.3:
  • Fixes a bug that caused new documents to always open in new window tabs.


  • OS X 10.11 or later


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Microsoft Teams 1.1.00.16251 - The hub for teamwork in Office 365.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 59 min ago

Note: This app requires an appropriate Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft Teams is your chat-centered workspace in Office 365.

Chat for today’s teams Communicate through threaded and persistent chat and keep everyone in the know. Initiate a private or group chat, share files or co-author content. Online meetings From team meetings to live streaming, or dialing into a conference call, Microsoft Teams is designed for all your meeting needs. Experience Microsoft Teams meetings on desktop, mobile, or Skype Room Systems with HD video. Phone system & calling plans Make, receive, and transfer calls using phone, PC, Mac, and mobile. Shift away from expensive, proprietary telephony hardware to simplify the management of your phone system. Communicate across devices Successful communications require the right audio devices. Our partner ecosystem offers certified devices which are reliable and enhance your experience. Additional features
  • Integrated Office 365 apps
  • Customize & extend your workspace
  • Enterprise security and compliance


Version 1.1.00.16251: Copy a link to a post:
  • Copy and paste a link to a channel post to bring someone up to speed or share important info. Copying a link to a response will take someone straight to that point in the conversation. From there, they'll be able to scroll up to see the original post.


Network Logger Pro 5.9.2 - Active network testing tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 2 min ago


Network Logger Pro is an active network-testing tool for documenting outages of both your Internet connection and Web sites. It also produces charts and logs of URL speeds over long periods of time. You can export network performance graphs as PDFs and quickly show tech support what you are experiencing in a way that enables them to understand what's going on at a glance. Everyone we know who has shown Network Logger output to their service provider has had their problems solved immediately.

An optional speech synthesis feature announces when your Internet connection goes down and up which can be handy when you are working on your network in another room and saves you from walking back and forth to check your network status.

Features
  • Network outage log
  • Website outage logs
  • Website transmission speed graphs
  • Website response-time graphs
  • Export graphs as PDFs
  • Export logs as .log files
  • Save and resume sessions


Version 5.9.2:
  • The "Email Reports" upgrade provides you with email notification of outage and restoration events for servers, web sites, pingable devices, and your internet connection. You can see this In-App Purchase in the new "Upgrade" menu in the menubar.


  • OS X 10.7 or later


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Gladys 1.2.1 - Drag and Drop assistant for Mac.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 4 min ago

Gladys is a drag-and-drop shelf that holds things you want to set aside, such as links, text snippets, map locations, contacts, images, photos, emails, messages and much more (even if the application that the information came from is removed).

It works with any applications that support drag-and-drop, and helps keep you focused by letting you quickly set something aside, without having to consider where it needs to be dropped, or having to constantly switch between apps.

  • A completely native Mac app, using standard key combinations such as copy and paste, Quicklook, Spotlight, Handoff, service integrations and a share extension for apps that don't support drag & drop.
  • Quickly search for items inside the app or via Spotlight.
  • Annotate items with notes, custom titles, and tag items with labels that allow you to easily categorise, browse, and sort your collection.
  • Turn on automatic iCloud syncing to sync your data with other Macs and iOS devices running Gladys. Use handoff to quickly locate and open items that you're viewing between devices.
  • Ideal for bookmarking between apps: For example you can quickly return to dropped email items by selecting 'Open' in their info view, or quickly share links between different browsers.
  • Advanced users can import/export/merge collection archives, as well as export items in a ZIP file for sharing, download items pointed to by web links, and even archive web pages.
  • Experienced users can get details on dropped items and extract or modify specific data components (e.g. extract the URL of an image link, instead of the whole item, add a new image, or edit the title).
  • Technical users can reveal the raw binary "blob" in Finder to access the raw bytes of whatever data was dragged in for further processing.
  • Contains no analytics, ratings prompts, or noise.
  • Gladys is free for casual use (up to 10 simultaneous items). Power users with larger libraries can expand Gladys to hold unlimited items with a 99 cent in-app-purchase.


Version 1.2.1:
  • Ability to sort items by their date, size, title, or note.
  • Sharing status icon is now also visible on locked items.
  • Fixes to some corner-cases of sharing not working, especially when trying to invite people to share an image-based item, or causing persistent errors to show up when manually syncing.
  • In-app-purchase restoration button makes clearer that the purchase is for macOS.As well as the changes from 1.2.0:
  • Invite others to hold common items from your collection, either as read-only or with the ability to collaboratively edit.
  • Improvements to the item info view, now shows size and creation date, as well as an "Open" button.
  • Improvements to the data component types that get picked when an item is dragged out to the finder. For example: Dragging out an image dragged in from Slack will now pull out the image component, and not XML data.
  • An Open button is added to the info panel, mirroring the iOS "Open" button.
  • Improvements to the data provided to the system share-sheet, allowing data to be better shared with more services/apps.
  • More detailed messages and reports when activating and de-activating iCloud sync.
  • More informative errors are reported if they occur when sync is manually requested.
  • Fixed: "Start at Login" didn't work correctly.
  • Fixed: Hotkey would become disabled after system went to sleep.
  • Fixed: Some text fields had an issue with keyboard shortcuts such as copy and undo.
  • Fixed: Various issues related to re-ordering when search or labels were active, as well as label display issues, especially when items were externally updated via iCloud or the main window was resized with labels visible.
  • General small tweaks and improvements.


  • macOS 10.13 or later


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Minecraft 1 - Popular sandbox building and adventure game.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 6 min ago

Minecraft allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival modes where the player must acquire resources to build and maintain his or her health and hunger, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build and the ability to fly, and an adventure mode where players can create custom maps for other players to play.



Version 1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

Fixed bugs:
  • MC-131706 - Water doesn't destroy carpet
  • MC-131633 - Mobs get stuck on carpet
  • MC-131458 - Cobwebs don't appear on maps
  • MC-131419 - Squids, fish, and dolphins don't suffocate on land
  • MC-131416 - Conversion of a 2013 world crashes as of 1.13
  • MC-131400 - Structure names allow trailing dots for folder names
  • MC-131343 - Crash when clicking on a recipe in the recipe book without sufficient ingredients
  • MC-131154 - Resource locations allow empty path pieces
  • MC-130778 - End return portals don't return you to the centre End Island
  • MC-130690 - EntityTag for spawn eggs is not working
  • MC-130667 - Flowing water freezes in frozen biomes.
  • MC-130554 - Waterlogged blocks have a full cube hitbox
  • MC-130486 - Side of water and lava not rendered besides non-full-height blocks
  • MC-130475 - Boats immediately sink when placed on water
  • MC-130374 - vSync turns off in fullscreen mode
  • MC-130169 - Enchanted items with capitals in enchantment ID cause crash (path of location: minecraft:Cookie)
  • MC-129526 - Grass and ferns don't show up on a map
  • MC-128558 - Swamp Hills (mutated_swampland) biomes have wrong colored water (light yellow)
  • MC-128237 - Conduits, kelp, coral (fans), and tall grass have full hitboxes
  • MC-128071 - Desert rabbits were the wrong color, but now they are missing
  • MC-127720 - Baby horses have long necks
  • MC-127326 - Rain splash particles don't appear on the surface of the water
  • MC-127109 - Nether caves under lava oceans don't fill up with lava properly
  • MC-127044 - Waterlogged blocks don't move entities if the water in them is flowing
  • MC-126809 - minecraft:exploration_map loot table function only works on block containers
  • MC-126138 - No rain sound in ocean
  • MC-126038 - Observers getting moved in "on" state rather than "off" state
  • MC-125644 - Dispenser filled with bone meal cannot create sea grass
  • MC-124876 - Villagers requesting tools with no damage provided specifically want Damage:0
  • MC-124325 - Nested /execute commands can only store success/result once
  • MC-124174 - Game crash when give yourself an item with empty name
  • MC-124025 - Terracotta, spawn egg and entity statistics are lost on world upgrade
  • MC-123362 - SuccessCount of command blocks use the "result" return value of a command instead of "success"
  • MC-123011 - Scores on scoreboard objectives created with old stats causes scoreboards to not store changes to scoreboard.dat
  • MC-122498 - Some advancements and recipes are not upgraded when opening world in 17w47+
  • MC-35856 - Multiple background /title songs playing at one time / automatic music overlap (not Jukebox music)
  • MC-258 - Most text boxes / chat / scroll bars revert when the window changes size, fullscreen mode is toggled, or fullscreened game is tabbed into


  • OS X 10.8 or later


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Python 3: Sometimes Immutable Is Mutable and Everything Is an Object

Linux.com - 6 hours 9 min ago
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Unable to RDP due to credSSP error

Sysadmin - 6 hours 9 min ago

Noticed several people experiencing this issue here so thought I would share what I believe is the easiest solution unless the target machine is a few feet from you. With DISM and PS remoting this can be resolved in just a few steps. All of these steps are assuming you have initiated a PSSession with Enter-PSSession computerName.

  1. Determine required KB and download: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0886

Copy-Item \\sourceMachine\source\hotfix.msu \\targetMachine\C:\temp\

​2.Expand .msu file with Powershell

expand f:*.\Downloads\windows8rtkb4103726x64_2d9c6de8c4ca8cf3966e05f870c6e0e75e7e609a.msu C:\temp\
  1. Execute .cab from expanded .msu with DISM /add-package

    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\temp\Windows8-RT-KB4103726-x64.cab

  2. Reboot machine as required.

    Restart-Computer -Force

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Router 1.7.7 - View route file types.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 11 min ago

Router allows you to view .GPX, .TCX, .KML, and .FIT route files.



Version 1.7.7:
  • Fix for potential crash when editing routes
  • Improve graph drawing for routes w/ erroneous values (ex: no distance recorded)


  • OS X 10.13 or later


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Resizing Partitions|Raid 1

Sysadmin - 6 hours 12 min ago

Hello, I have been working on an older server (SBS2011 on lenovo thinkserver 130). The problem im dealing with is that the primary partition has been set to 60gb. Unfamiliar users have accessed this server in the past and used it.... as a workstation, leading to a build up of software that hasn't been the easiest to locate and remove. Ive looked to disk management to simply extend the volume, option is grayed out. I booted to gParted, to see whats available there, still does now allow me to extend. If anyone is familiar with this issue id greatly appreciate any feedback and work to supply additional info as requested.

Thank you, jb

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DHCP Migration

Sysadmin - 6 hours 13 min ago

Hi There

We are currently preparing to migrate from Cisco CNR DHCP server to Windows DHCP server in our organisation. Our organisation has approx. 800+ scopes mostly which are mainly /24 subnets.

Our plan is to import the scopes into Windows using a script. But to start we will be manually adding the first few scopes.

As a test I have set up a scope on the Windows that mirrors the scope on CNR.

My plan is to change the 2 IP-Helper addresses on the corresponding Vlan from the 2 CNR addresses to the 2 new Windows addresses.

The problem/question is: Within this scope I am using as a test (10.1.1.0/24) there are only 30 available IP addresses. I am concerned that when I change the helper address there will be issues in that there is not a big enough available pool within that scope to facilitate a smooth migration to the new servers.

There are many scopes within our 800 scopes with such a small pool of available addresses and our organisation is one were minimal downtime is essential.

Any advice and procedure suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Uk.gov outsourcers must prove their 'social value' to win contracts

The Register - 6 hours 13 min ago
Push to boost supplier diversity after Carillion – but no plans to ditch private sector entirely

The UK government has revealed plans to rate outsourcers on "social value", require them to publish KPIs and meet higher cybersecurity standards to tackle the fallout caused by the collapse of Carillion.…

Quaver 1.5 - Musical calculator and look-up tool for recording engineers and composers.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 14 min ago


Quaver is a musical calculator and look-up tool for recording engineers and composers. It can calculate the delay times and oscillator frequencies that match a given tempo to help keep things in sync. Its pitch tool can tell you the fundamental frequency of any note in the MIDI range -- or perform the reverse calculation. Finally, the scale tool can tell you the notes that make up a given scale and draw the key signature.

Version 1.5:
  • Quaver can now convert time durations between milliseconds and samples at a variety of sample rates.
  • Other minor improvements.


  • OS X 10.6 or later


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GPX Binder 2.0.3 - Intuitive application to view and edit GPX files.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 16 min ago


GPX Binder is a very intuitive application to view and edit GPX files. It shows GPS tracks on the map, and provides a very easy way to create, edit, fix, and modify existing tracks, points, and bookmarks. Tracks can be created, split, and merged. Edited tracks can be exported as GPX, KML, or KMZ format, so you can use them on other apps or Web services. In addition, tracks can be generated from the geodata of a photo sequence. And the geodata of a photo can be corrected or adjusted, and written back into the photo.

Features
  • Import, edit, and export multiple GPX files
  • View and edit tracks, track points, waypoints, photo data, and track info
  • Add and change your favored map tile server on-the-fly
  • View elevation charts of tracks and track points
  • Add elevation data to waypoints and track points
  • Show or hide waypoints and track points
  • Drag waypoints, photos and track points to set new locations
  • Copy-and-paste waypoints, track points, and tracks between files
  • Add new waypoints, tracks, and track points
  • Calculate the coordinates of photos by their timestamp
  • Select multiple tracks, track points, waypoints, and photos
  • Delete tracks, waypoints, track points to refine your GPX file
  • Split tracks or track segments
  • Merge track points and waypoints
  • Merge tracks and track segments
  • Export tracks as GPX, KML, or KMZ format
  • Unlimited undo on all operations
  • iCloud support


Version 2.0.3:
  • A bug on writing geotag into photo files was fixed.


  • OS X 10.11 or later


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Hp Support site down?

Sysadmin - 6 hours 17 min ago

It seems the site is down and I'm also getting terrible customer service from them recently...

I'm trying to access it from the UK and I'm getting an IBM Websphere wesbite

https://support.hp.com/gb-en

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Outlook 2016 Click to Install unable to download OAB

Sysadmin - 6 hours 25 min ago

We are currently using Office 365 Business premium. Odd one here that Microsoft support can't seem to correct for us.(I know surprising...) We have almost every user suddenly unable to download the Offline Address Book. It is not affecting every user, but it is affecting almost 50%. This issue was first reported on 5/15/2018. Has anyone else experienced this issue or resolved it?

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Windows 2008 - Changing DHCP User

Sysadmin - 6 hours 28 min ago

I am having a (common) issue where some Linux machines on my network that are not domain-joined are not updating DNS when they get a DHCP reservation. This appears to be a feature, not a bug.

From what I have seen, the solution is to add the user that is running the DHCP service to the DnsUpdateProxy group in AD to allow the DHCP server to also update DNS when the client does not.

But, my DHCP service is running as "Network Service", not a separate domain account, so I can't just add this to the appropriate AD group.

So, for the question: I could just create a new "DHCP Server" account in AD, set the service to start as that user, then add that user to the DnsUpdateProxy group, simple enough. But will the service start properly if I change the user? Is there somewhere in the DHCP service that I will need to change permissions/ownership for this user in order for the service to work properly? Has anyone done this or have a better knowledge of the details of Windows DHCP service that can advise?

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Digital transformation: Visibility compliance in a transitional world

In this podcast, Darron Gibbard, Chief Technical Security Officer EMEA at Qualys, discusses digital transformation challenges, and illustrates what an organization has to do in order to stay compliant in this ever-changing world. Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hello, my name is Darron Gibbard, and I am the Chief Technical Security Officer of Qualys. In my Help Net Security session today, I will be covering digital transformation – visibility compliance in … More →

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