Orangutang Foundation – January Update

Overt Software Solutions are proud supports of the Orangutang Foundation. The Orangutang foundation have recently sent a January Update to see all of the updates please see the email here

 

JANUARY UPDATE
ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION: 2016 IN PICTURES AND NUMBERS. A HUGE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
6,000 wild Bornean orangutans live in the Belantikan region. The largest population outside of a protected area. Orangutan Foundation actively engages key stakeholders to conserve this critical tropical forest ecosystem.
 
The Belantikan Forest.

33 wild orangutans rescued. One particularly poignant rescue was Narti, who was found completely stranded, clinging to the burnt remnants of a tree surrounded by oil palms.


Narti was found completely stranded.
 
36 rescues of other wildlife species. All released into the safety of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve.

    
 A Brahminy Kite rescued by the Foundation.
 
              
A sunbear pictured shortly after release.


A slow loris rescued by Foundation staff.
 
16,000 Ubar tree seedlings nurtured and planted to restore areas of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve damaged by forest fires in 2015.

A nursery worker tending to seedlings.
 
One new patron. Patrick Aryee and Offspring Films visited our work in Borneo to film for “Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family”, a three-part series which airs on Sky 1, on Christmas day. Star of the show, was Okto who was charmed by Patrick’s presenting skills!


Okto, our adoption star!
 
 Foundation Director Ashley Leiman with Orangutan Foundation Patron Patrick Aryee.

Eight volunteers and one new guard post. In July, the construction of Guard Post 25 began. Now up and running, this guard post is critical for the protection of the new 8,000 hectare extension of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve.


2016 Volunteers.



The newly completed Guard Post 25.

Our 25th anniversary year saw the opening of Tanjung Harapan’s Information Centre, in Tanjung Tanjung Puting National Park. Renovated by our 2015 volunteers and designed by the Cube in Residence Programme.


Cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the Information Centre.
 

Orangutan Foundation Director Ashley Leiman with the administrative head of Tanjung Puting National Park.
 

Visitors taking in the exhibits in the Information Centre.
 
SECOND CHANCE FOR AAN
104 air rifle pellets were found in lodged in orangutan Aan, 32 of which in her head left her blind, in 2012. In October 2016, ophthalmic surgeon, Claudia Hartley, visited Aan to assess the permanence of her blindness. Claudia will return in February, to try and restore sight to one of Aan’s eyes.
Aan, found blinded by air rifle pellets.

What’s new in Shibboleth IdP V3?

Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) version 3 An Overview – References

IIS Denial of Service Vulnerability CVE-2015-1635

A recent exploit (CVE-2015-1635) affecting IIS was released yesterday. The exploit is a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability in the HTTP.sys.
Versions of Windows that are vulnerable:
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. HTTP.sys is used by any version of IIS running on one of these operating systems.
A patch was released on Tuesday April 14th as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, we recommend that you patch your IIS affected servers as soon as possible to avoid any potential DoS exploits.

Kerberos Critical Security Patch

Microsoft released a critical out of cycle patch yesterday (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS14-068). The security vulnerability affects Microsoft Windows Kerberos KDCs, allowing remote attackers to elevate unprivileged domain user account privileges to those of the domain administrator account.
We are notifying you of this, as some of our clients use Kerberos to provide seamless logins to their Shibboleth Identity Provider. The vulnerability however is a much larger issue than this, so should be updated regardless of whether you have seamless SSO in place or not.

Orange Day – Orangutan Awareness

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Here at Overt we are passionate about many charitable organisations. Recently Overt Software has become a patron of the Orangutan Foundation.

The Orangutan Foundation was founded in 1990. They are the foremost conservation organisation which works activly across the range of both Orangutan species.

Their Mission:
“Saving orangutans by protecting their tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education. Our approach goes beyond that of purely protecting orangutans. It recognises that orangutans are essential to their habitat, which is unique in its rich biodiversity and is crucial for local communities, who are as dependent on the forest as are the orangutans.”

The 10th-16th of Novemeber is Orangutan Awareness Week and Orange Day is on the 12th November. It is a time where all and any communities can come together and do small and big things to support the safeguarding of Indonesian Bornean habitat. All funds raised will go towards the conservation of orangutans in critical orangutan habitat. Our work prioritises conservation of standing forests and local capacity building to ensure orangutans and amazingly diverse habitat are protected into the future.

More information can be seen on the Orangutan Foundation website www.orangutan.org.uk

 

Shibboleth Identity Provider 2.4.3 Released

The Shibboleth Project has released a patch update, V2.4.3, of the
Identity Provider software, along with an update of the OpenSAML library,
2.6.4.

This release primarily addresses the security advisory just announced
addressing a denial of service vulnerability in the Xerces XML parser, and
fixes a bug in the code around scripted attributes when Java 8 is used.

We will be patching all affected Shibboleth IdP servers and will be in touch soon.

 

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