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MITRE gave a presentation on UEFI Secure Boot at SyScan earlier this month. You should read the the presentation and paper, because it's really very good.It describes a couple of attacks...
elementary OS 20140331 has been released. The very popular, elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Some of its more interesting features include a new GTK+ and icon theme for GNOME, the Midori web browser, new applications developed in-house (e.g. Dexter, an address book and Postler, an email client), and Nautilus Elementary, a simple file manager.
The web is a dangerous place these days. Akamai, which many large companies rely on for hosting as a CDN, has admitted that its Heartbleed patch was faulty, meaning that it was possible that the SSL keys "could have been exposed to an adversary exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability."
While AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have argued -- with incredible message discipline -- that network neutrality is "a solution in search of a problem," that's simply not true. There are many concrete examples of network neutrality violations around the world. These network neutrality violations include ISPs blocking websites and applications, ISPs discriminating in favor of some applications and against others, and ISPs charging arbitrary tolls on technology companies.
In today's open source roundup: Android 4.5 app icons may get flat design makeover. Plus: Run Windows XP in VirtualBox in Linux Mint, and the Steam Controller learning curve may be steep.
The 14.04 release of Ubuntu Linux, code-named Trusty Tahr, will bring new automation, virtualization and storage features to Ubuntu server users.
Arbor has launched two COMs based on Intel’s quad- and dual-core Atom E3800 SoCs, and built on 70 x 70mm Qseven and 84 x 55mm COM Express Mini form factors.
In a move that shook the very core of the internet today, Eldritch a pretty damn good action-roguelike has opened up her innards.
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.
For those who don't feel the urgency to install the latest security fixes for their computers, take note: Just a day after Heartbleed was revealed, attacks from a computer in China were launched.
The truth is, I really don't have anything on my hard drive that I would be upset over someone seeing. I have some cat photos. I have a few text files with ideas for future books and/or short stories, and a couple half-written starts to NaNoWriMo novels. It would be easy to say that there's no point encrypting my hard drive, because I have nothing to hide.
But where's the final release of Red Hat's flagship Linux server distribution?
TheStreet thinks that the iPhone 6 will demolish Android. Could they be more wrong?
Customizing Python's virtual environments for projects with conflicting library requirements or different Python versions is now easy in Python 3.3 and 3.4.
Atomic is effectively a much slimmed down Red Hat Enterprise Linux on which multiple application containers can ride," Cormier said. "The beauty is that it's the same RHEL 7 across bare metal, OpenStack and now the Atomic platform."
The Heartbleed vulnerability that has been discovered just last week took the world by surprise and most of the affected services and operating systems that were affected have been patched. Unfortunately, some of the Ubuntu users didn't understood how the patching process worked and have started to flood the forums and other social media with the message that Ubuntu is vulnerable.
The big news this past week that has been inescapable was the emergence of the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, which is a key part of nearly every Linux distribution. The OpenSSL project first reported the flaw on April 7 and is identified as CVE-2014-0160.
The OpenStack Networking components are deployed on the Controller, Compute, and Network nodes in the following configuration . . .
Cubuntu 14.04 LTS v162 is available. Enjoy the best of Ubuntu with Unity enhanced + Cinnamon + GNOME + Openbox & many extras. Cubuntu is based on the Ubuntu distribution and features multiple desktop environments, including Unity, Cinnamon and MATE.
This tutorial shown you how to play torrent video file using vlc media player integrated with app called torrent-video-player developed by pinguyOS Developer (Antoni Norman).Torrent-video-player is a very simple app that uses vlc media player as player, which allows you to watch streaming videos directly from a torrent video file, without downloading the file or use a torrent downloader like BitTorrent etc.