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How to Install MediaWiki with Nginx on CentOS 7

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 11:07:11 AM
MediaWiki is a popular wiki software that was originally developed for use on Wikipedia. It's a free and open source wiki software written in the PHP programming language. In this tutorial, we will discuss how to step-by-step install MediaWiki with Nginx web server on CentOS 7.

Disney-branded internet filter had Mickey Mouse security

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 09:41:25 AM
23 vulnerabilities let rats run riot, even as kids' eyes were kept innocentA Disney-branded home internet filtering device might keep bad content out, but it was an open door to bad actors until earlier this month.…

List All Installed Packages with apt on Debian 9

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 08:15:38 AM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to list all installed packages with apt on a Debian 9 VPS.

Canonical Outs Important Linux Kernel Updates for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 06:49:52 AM
Canonical published today a new set of Linux kernel security updates for all supported Ubuntu releases, which patch up to 12 vulnerabilities discovered lately by various security researchers.

Migrating to Linux: An Introduction

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 05:24:05 AM
If you are new to Linux, or you would just like to try something different on your desktop computer, this series of guides will briefly cover the basics and help you in migrating to Linux from another system.

Testing the Waters: How to Perform Internal Phishing Campaigns

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 03:58:19 AM
Phishing is one of the most dangerous threats to moderncomputing. Phishing attacks have evolved from sloppily written mass emailblasts to targeted attacks designed to fool even the most cautioususers. No defense is bulletproof, and most experts agree education andcommon sense are the best tools to combat the problem.

How to get involved with open source if you're a cat

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 02:32:32 AM
We humans are social creatures, and we're really smart and advanced, so there's no need for us to read an article about how to get involved in open source. Cats, on the other hand, are socially awkward, sometimes aloof, sometimes overly sensitive, and a little jumpy. When a cat tries to get involved with open source, it often comes on too strong, or gets spooked by an unpleasant experience, or fails to communicate properly.read more

How to make the case for Kubernetes

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 01:06:46 AM
Need to convince people in your organization that orchestration tools like Kubernetes make sense for managing containers and microservices? We break it down

RPi Zero W clone offers quad-core power for $15

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 11:41:00 PM
SinoVoip’s Linux-friendly, 60 x 30mm Banana Pi M2 Zero (BPI-M2 Zero) SBC closely mimics the Raspberry Pi Zero W, but has a faster Allwinner H2+. Just as we were trumpeting the $23 BPI-M2 Magic as being the “smallest, cheapest Banana Pi yet,” SinoVoip has launched an even tinier and more affordable Linux/Android hacker board on […]

Open Source Cloud Storage Firm Finds Unsettling Number of Unpatched Instances Online

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 10:15:14 PM
Not only did they end up finding a disturbingly high number of vulnerable instances, but they found them running on domains where security should be considered critical: sites for large businesses, governments, and other organizations undoubtedly hosting sensitive information.

Google lets Android devs see nanosecond-level GNSS data

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 08:49:27 PM
Location, location, location ... for testing and research onlyGeonerds, how would you like to work with raw GNSS data at nanosecond accuracy?…

How Go and Raspberry Pi power piano-playing AI

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 07:23:41 PM
Dan Tepfer's piano worlds on NPR inspired me to explore my own universe of augmented piano playing. Could I write a program that learns in real time to improvise with my style in the music breaks in my own playing?read more

ES8, the Javascript standard of 2017

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 05:57:54 PM
Surely you will know that since 2015 it was agreed to update the Javascript standard every year in order to keep JS up to date in a smooth way. The changes of last year were very decaffeinated, but this year we have some juicier news.

How To List All Installed Packages In Linux

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 04:32:08 PM
We can easily get all the installed packages on Linux using package manager.

Rough Edges of the ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 LXQt

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 03:06:22 PM
LXQt is a desktop environment that is under heavy development. Unfortunately, there are still some rough edges in it.ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 is not the first distribution from that team to feature LXQt. But you still can feel these rough edges here and there.

Appeals court keeps alive the never-ending Linux case, SCO v. IBM

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 10:18:22 AM
A federal appeals court has now partially ruled in favor of the SCO Group, breathing new life into a lawsuit and a company (now bankrupt and nearly dead) that has been suing IBM for nearly 15 years.

5 tips for getting the biggest bang for your cover letter buck

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 08:52:36 AM
We all love free and open source software and culture, but few of us are lucky enough to be paid to do that work. The rest of us need to find jobs that will allow us to pay the rent and support our families while still (hopefully) giving us leisure time to indulge in our free and open passions.In a previous article, I shared 10 tips for improving your resume. The next step in most job hunts is writing the cover letter.read more

Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS Just Around the Corner as Linus Torvalds Outs Seventh RC

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 07:26:49 AM
The development of the Linux 4.14 kernel, the next LTS (Long Term Support) kernel series, is almost over now that the seventh, and probably the last Release Candidate (RC) milestone hit the streets.

SCO, the Not-Walking Dead, Returns

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 06:01:03 AM
SCO. There’s a name I’ll bet you thought you’d never hear again. Guess what? It’s back.

Dual Boot Linux Mint 18/18.2 And Windows 10

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 02:06:45 AM
Linux Mint is arguably the best Linux distro around and I recommend it above any other operating system out there. It provides you with one of the best out-of-the-box experience with an awesome selection of software, packages and media plugins. But what if you have to run it along ?Windows 10 because of that one software that is not available for Linux? Well I got you covered.

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today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
  • MX 17 Beta 2
  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

Red Hat: OpenStack and Financial News

Security: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire

  • Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accounts

    The researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the stolen credentials can successfully be used by cyber crooks to gain access to functioning Google accounts.

  • Data breaches, phishing, or malware? Understanding the risks of stolen credentials

    Drawing upon Google as a case study, we find 7--25\% of exposed passwords match a victim's Google account.

  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with 10 women across North America and Marquis-Boire's home country of New Zealand who say that they were assaulted by him in episodes going back years. A woman that The Verge gave the pseudonym "Lila," provided The Verge with "both a chat log and a PGP signed and encrypted e-mail from Morgan Marquis-Boire. In the e-mail, he apologizes at great length for a terrible but unspecified wrong. And in the chat log, he explicitly confesses to raping and beating her in the hotel room in Toronto, and also confesses to raping multiple women in New Zealand and Australia."