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Huawei P20 Final Specs Leaked Ahead of March 27 Launch, Comes with Android 8.1

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 09:08:13 AM
The final specs of the soon-to-be-unveiled Huawei P20 line-up appear to have been leaked online ahead of tomorrow's official launch, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the Android-powered smartphones.

How to create an open source stack using EFK

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 07:53:53 AM
Managing an infrastructure of servers is a non-trivial task. When one cluster is misbehaving, logging in to multiple servers, checking each log, and using multiple filters until you find the culprit is not an efficient use of resources.read more

Linux more Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:25:12 AM
Sometimes, while working on the command line, you'll see outputs produced by commands in certain cases are so large that they don't fit into the screen area, and hence, you get to see only the last part of the output (as the initial part scrolls past the screen). Thankfully, there are utilities that are specifically designed to help you in such cases, and one of them is more.

TLS 1.3 Encryption Standard Moves Forward, Improving Internet Security

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 04:10:52 AM
A decade after the last SSL/TLS web encryption standard was released, the IETF has finally settled on the 28th draft of the TLS 1.3 standard to be the next major protocol for internet security. The new standard aims to provide improved security and cryptographic assurances for the internet.

Launching External Processes in Python

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 02:56:32 AM
Think it's complex to connect your Python program to the UNIX shell? Thinkagain!

Digitizing VHS with Linux, creating a Bash completion script, Ansible, home automation, and more

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 01:42:12 AM
Last week our most popular articles covered a spectrum of fun and practical uses for technology at home and in the workplace. Here[he]#039[/he]s the list of reader favorites from March 19-25.

Linux Foundation Launches LF Deep Learning Foundation for AI

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 12:27:52 AM
The Linux Foundation brings technology vendors together to form new effort that aims to make it easier for different industry vertical to benefit from Artificial Intelligence.

Latest MintBox miniPC advances to Apollo Lake based FitLet2 foundation

Monday 26th of March 2018 11:13:32 PM
The Linux Mint project unveiled a “MintBox Mini 2” mini-PC with Linux Mint 19 preloaded on a Compulab Fitlet2 with a quad-core Celeron J3455, up to 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD, dual GbE, wireless, and mini-DP. For years, Compulab’s mini-PCs have offered pre-loaded Linux Mint, in addition to Windows and barebones options...

Mozilla Releases Firefox 59.0.2 to Fix High CPU/Memory Bug, Audio Issue on BSD

Monday 26th of March 2018 09:59:12 PM
Mozilla released on Monday the second point release of its latest Firefox 59 "Quantum" web browser for all supported platforms, fixing quite a bunch of issues and adding various improvements.

Ubuntu's Snapcraft Snap Creator Gets Better AppStream Integration, Base Support

Monday 26th of March 2018 06:37:38 PM
Canonical's Snapcraft team announced over the weekend the release of Snapcraft 2.40, an incremental update to the open-source tool used for packaging Linux apps as Snaps for Ubuntu other Snap-enabled GNU/Linux distros.

Linus Torvalds says new Linux lands next week and he's sticking to that … for now

Monday 26th of March 2018 05:11:51 PM
Bloated rc7 may or not be a sign of delaysLinus Torvalds is pretty sure he’ll release version 4.16 of the Linux kernel next week.…

Supporting protected computing on IBM Power Architecture

Monday 26th of March 2018 03:46:05 PM
This article describes the changes to the IBM Power Architecture that can be used to provide enhanced protection of virtual machines from other software running on the same system. A new higher privilege mode called Ultravisor mode is being introduced, along with the concept of secure virtual machines (SVMs). This mode is supported by the Protected Execution Ultravisor which will be open sourced. An SVM is protected at rest, when transmitted over a network as a file, and while executing. In this article, we discuss the impact of this new architecture for SVMs. There is near-zero impact on VMs.

4 command line note-taking applications for Linux

Monday 26th of March 2018 02:20:18 PM
When you need to save a code snippet or a URL, an idea or a quote, you probably fire up a text editor or turn to a desktop or web-based note-taking tool. But those aren't your only options. If you spend time working in terminal windows, you can use one of the many note-taking tools available for the Linux command line.Let's take a look at of those four apps.tnoteread more

How to Install Pydio Web File Manager on Debian 9

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:54:32 PM
Pydio is a powerful open source web file sync and file share solution software for online collaboration, similar to Gdrive or other online file-sharing services. In this tutorial, we’ll cover the installation and configuration process of the Pydio Community Edition from source on Debian 9 release, on top of LAMP stack.

New Spanish dictionaries available in Fedora

Monday 26th of March 2018 10:31:35 AM
One of the biggest success stories in open source is its support for users from all around the world. The hunspell spell checker project is a great example.Hunspell accesses dictionaries in dozens of languages to allow users to check the spelling...

A look at Elementary OS 0.4.1 – Loki

Monday 26th of March 2018 08:08:38 AM
So, I’ve taken a look at a number if distributions so far, like Linux Mint, Manjaro and KDE Neon, but I figured I should show another distribution that I’d highly recommend for users who are new to GNU/Linux systems; Elementary OS.

Top 10 Kali Linux Tools for Ethical Hackers and Penetration Tester

Monday 26th of March 2018 05:45:41 AM
Kali Linux is undoubtedly one of the best operating systems ever built for ethical hackers. It is the most advanced penetration testing operating system based on Linux.... Here is the list of Top 10 among all popular Kali Linux tools.

PHP Server Side Charts Tutorial

Monday 26th of March 2018 03:22:43 AM
Charts can be rendered onto webpages with PHP by importing the correct modules and calling the provided functions. This tutorial will showcase how to generate charts with PHP on the server side. Let's get started.

FOSSA: Open-sourcing open-source license management

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:59:46 AM
VIDEO: Senior developers know that one of the biggest problems with programming today isn[he]#039[/he]t the coding itself, but keeping on the right side of all the base code's open-source licenses. FOSSA has an answer.

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Security: Updates, GrayKey, Google and Cilium

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Hackers Leaked The Code Of iPhone Cracking Device “GrayKey”, Attempted Extortion
    The mysterious piece of hardware GrayKey might give a sense of happiness to cops because they can get inside most of the iPhone models currently active, including the iPhone X. The $30,000 device is known to crack a 4-digit iPhone passcode in a matter of a few hours, and a six-digit passcode in 3 days, or possibly 11 hours in ideal scenarios. That’s why security experts suggest that iOS users should keep an alphanumeric passcode instead of an all-number passcode.
  • Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code
    Law enforcement agencies across the country are buying or have expressed interest in buying GrayKey, a device that can unlock up-to-date iPhones. But Grayshift, the company that makes the device, has attracted some other attention as well. Last week, an unknown party quietly leaked portions of GrayKey code onto the internet, and demanded over $15,000 from Grayshift—ironically, the price of an entry-level GrayKey—in order to stop publishing the material. The code itself does not appear to be particularly sensitive, but Grayshift confirmed to Motherboard the brief data leak that led to the extortion attempt.
  • It's not you, it's Big G: Sneaky spammers slip strangers spoofed spam, swamp Gmail sent files
    Google has confirmed spammers can not only send out spoofed emails that appear to have been sent by Gmail users, but said messages also appear in those users' sent mail folders. The Chocolate Factory on Monday told The Register that someone has indeed created and sent spam with forged email headers. These not only override the send address, so that it appears a legit Gmail user sent the message, but it also mysteriously shows up in that person's sent box as if they had typed it and emitted themselves. In turn, the messages would also appear in their inboxes as sent mail.
  • Cilium 1.0 Advances Container Networking With Improved Security
    For last two decades, the IPtables technology has been the cornerstone of Linux networking implementations, including new container models. On April 24, the open-source Cilium 1.0 release was launched, providing a new alternative to IPtables by using BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter), which improves both networking and security. The Cilium project's GitHub code repository defines the effort as Linux Native, HTTP Aware Network Security for Containers. Cilium development has been driven to date by stealth startup Covalent, which is led by CEO Dan Wendlandt, who well-known in the networking community for his work at VMware on software-defined networking, and CTO Thomas Graf, who is a core Linux kernel networking developer.

Applications: KStars, Kurly, Pamac, QEMU

  • KStars 2.9.5 is out!
    Autofocus module users would be happy to learn that the HFR value is now responsive to changing seeing conditions. Previously, the first successful autofocus operation would set the HFR Threshold value of which subsequent measurements are compared against during the in-sequence-focusing step.
  • Kurly – An Alternative to Most Widely Used Curl Program
    Kurly is a free open source, simple but effective, cross-platform alternative to the popular curl command-line tool. It is written in Go programming language and works in the same way as curl but only aims to offer common usage options and procedures, with emphasis on the HTTP(S) operations. In this tutorial we will learn how to install and use kurly program – an alternative to most widely used curl command in Linux.
  • Pamac – Easily Install and Manage Software on Arch Linux
    Arch Linux is one of the most popular Linux distribution available despite its apparent technicality. Its default package manager pacman is powerful but as time always tells, it is a lot easier to get certain things done using a mouse because GUI apps barely require any typing nor do they require you to remember any commands; and this is where Pamac comes in. Pamac is a Gtk3 frontend for libalpm and it is the GUI tool that Arch Linux users turn to the most when they aren’t in the mood to manage their software packages via the terminal; and who can blame them? It was specifically created to be used with Pacman.
  • QEMU 2.12 Released With RISC-V, Spectre/Meltdown & Intel vGPU Action
    QEMU 2.12 is now officially available as the latest stable feature update to this important component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack.

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