HP Shutting Down Default FTP, Telnet Access To Network Printers

Security experts consider the aging FTP and Telnet protocols unsafe, and HP has decided to clamp down on access to networked printers through the remote-access tools. From a report on PCWorld: Some of HP’s new business printers will, by default, be closed to remote access via protocols like FTP and Telnet. However, customers can activate remote printing access through those protocols if needed. “HP has started the process of closing older, less-maintained interfaces including ports, protocols and cipher suites” identified by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as less than secure, the company said in a statement. In addition, HP also announced firmware updates to existing business printers with improved password and encryption settings, so hackers can’t easily break into the devices.

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How to get a C64 on WiFi and start BBSing again

Last year I created an account on Twitter to create a targeted feed for my hobby content and tweets for like-minded retro-gaming folk, separate from my personal account. On this hobby account I mainly follow retro-gaming and Commodore fans. When you use Twitter in a very targeted way like this, it actually can be extremely useful and enjoyable. In any event, during this time I began to see a healthy amount of discussion around BBS’es (Bulletin Board Systems) becoming “a thing” again for retro-computing nerds. And, amazingly, a few popular BBSes were being served off of 8-bit machines. “8-Bitters” were connecting to them, having virtually “off the grid” discussions and playing games outside the watchful eye of Google and the rest of the internet. I wanted to connect to them, too.Back in the day (BITD), people connected via modems over telephone lines. But these days most folks I know don’t


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A Simple Explanation: VLC.js

The previous entry got the attention it needed, and the maintainers of the VLC project connected with both Emularity developers and Emscripten developers and the process has begun.
The best example of where we are is this screenshot:

The upshot of this is that a javascript compiled version of the VLC player now runs, spits out a bunch of status and command line information, and then gets cranky it has no video/audio device to use.
With the Emularity project, this was something like 2-3 months into the project. In this case, it happened in 3 days.
The reasons it took such a short time were multi-fold. First, the VLC maintainers jumped right into it at full-bore. They’ve had to architect VLC for a variety of wide-ranging platforms including OSX, Windows, Android, and even weirdos like OS/2; to have something aimed at “web” is just another place to go. (They’d also made a few web


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Ask HN: Best current model routers for OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato, etc.?

Ask HN: Best current model routers for OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato, etc.?
79 points by zhan_eg 3 hours ago | hide | past | web | 38 comments | favorite I’m in the process of choosing new device(s) for a small wireless network in multi-story building and prefer having devices supporting some open source router software/firmware (OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato). The amount of models available is enormous, but as the last Ask HN[0] (from 3 years ago) on this topic was a good starting point I think some good up-to-date advice can come up now. malandrew the original poster told it well so:> If one were to decide to buy a brand new model router to install open source router software on, where would you go to find out the best current models and be able to compare their features?
> While it would be nice to know the best models as of today,


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Google Docs Makes It Easier to Add MLA, APA, and Chicago-Style Citations

If you’re in a rush to get your papers finished before the semester is over, Google can help you with some of the tedious stuff. Now, Google Docs can automatically create citations in your paper in your preferred style.Read more…


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Host the Docs: A Simple, Internal Read the Docs

README.rst

Host the Docs is a simple way to host static code documentation.
Its main use is as a self-hosted server for your organization’s private documentation.
Better alternatives are available for open source projects, such as Read the Docs or Github Pages.
Host the Docs was created after a long day of banging my head against the wall trying to get
Read the Docs set up with private GitHub repositories,
and having helped develop a plugin to get it to work with Perforce previously.
What the world needed was a way to easily host documentation from several projects,
from any source or language or SCM.
Seriously, let other people generate their own docs, I just want to Host the Docs!

Host the Docs is built with Flask,
so it should be easy enough to set up and run
even if you aren’t a competent web programmer.
You don’t even have to run Host the Docs with Apache or nginx


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