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Debian 8.11 Has Been Released | The Last Maintenance Release For Debian 8 (Jessie)

Sunday 24th of June 2018 07:35:06 PM
The last maintenance for the long term support release Debian 8.11 (Jessie) has been released. Debian 8.11 brings several bug fixes and resolved various security issues. Check the release notes and update instructions.

10 Best Math Libraries for Python

Sunday 24th of June 2018 05:40:44 PM
The Mathematics module in the Python standard library has many features. For functions beyond that, below are some libraries specialized for certain needs. Here are the top best math libraries for Python.

Ubuntu Data Collection Report is Out! Read the Interesting Facts

Sunday 24th of June 2018 03:46:22 PM
Ubuntu started collecting some basic, not-personally-identifiable system data starting with Ubuntu 18.04. Two months after Ubuntu 18.04 release, Canonical has shared some interesting stats.

Essential Free Python Maths Tools

Sunday 24th of June 2018 01:52:00 PM
I want to share some great libraries and tools that are useful for mathematicians working with Python. All of the 8 software receive my strongest recommendation. They expand immensely on the mathematics functionality provided by the Python Standard Library.

Oracle's new Java SE subs: Code and support for $25/processor/month

Sunday 24th of June 2018 11:57:38 AM
Prepare for audit after inevitable change, says Oracle licensing consultantPoll Oracle’s put a price on Java SE and support: $25 per processor per month, and $2.50 per user per month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time.…

Canonical Releases AMD Microcode Update for All Ubuntu Users to Fix Spectre V2

Sunday 24th of June 2018 10:03:16 AM
Canonical released a microcode update for all Ubuntu users with AMD processors to address the well-known Spectre security vulnerability.

Oracle's new Java SE subs: code and support for $25/server/month

Sunday 24th of June 2018 08:08:54 AM
Big Red says this is how you buy Linux, is cheaper and the key to long-term support. POLL Oracle’s put a price on Java SE and support: US$25/server/month and $2.50/user/month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time.…

Qseven duo showcases i.MX8M and i.MX8Quad

Sunday 24th of June 2018 06:14:32 AM
Seco unveiled a pair Qseven modules that run Linux or Android and offer optional industrial temp support. The Q7-C25 uses NXP’s quad -A53 i.MX8M while the Q7-C26 features the i.MX8Quad, which adds up to 2x -A72 cores. Starter kits are also available.

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

Sunday 24th of June 2018 04:20:10 AM
The Document Foundation informed Softpedia today about the general availability of the fifth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported operating systems.

New releases from Facebook and Google, CPTPPs potential open source impact, and more news

Sunday 24th of June 2018 02:25:48 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look new open source from Facebook and Google, the CPTPP[he]#039[/he]s potential to harm open source, open source traffic management, and more.

Weekend Reading: FOSS Projects

Sunday 24th of June 2018 12:31:26 AM
FOSS Project Spotlights provide an opportunity for free and open-source project team members to show Linux Journal readers what makes their project compelling.

Yaourt is Dead! Use These Alternatives for AUR in Arch Linux

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 10:37:04 PM
Yaourt had been the most popular AUR helper, but it is not being developed anymore. In this article, we list out some of the best alternatives to Yaourt for Arch based Linux distributions.

Fedora Atomic Host to Become Fedora CoreOS After Red Hat's Acquisition of CoreOS

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 06:48:20 PM
The Fedora Project's leader Matthew Miller and Red Hat's Atomic OpenShift Engineer Dusty Mabe announced Fedora CoreOS, an upcoming operating system designed to replace Fedora Atomic Host.

How To Create a Sudo User on Debian

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 04:53:58 PM
The sudo command (short for Super-user do) is program designed to allow users to execute commands with the security privileges of another user, by default the root user.

7 tips for promoting your project and community on Twitter

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 02:59:36 PM
Communicating in open source is about sharing information, engaging, and building community. Here I'll share techniques and best practices for using Twitter to reach your target audience. Whether you are just starting to use Twitter or have been playing around with it and need some new ideas, this article's got you covered.read more

How to Enable GZIP Compression in WordPress

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 01:05:14 PM
One of the first solutions to achieve faster load times of your WordPress CMS is to decrease the size of your page. The simplest method to reduce the size of your website, and improve the time to first render of your web pages, is to enable GZIP compression. Enabling GZIP compression on your server can significantly reduce the amount of time to download the requested resource. Today we will show you how to enable GZIP compression on WordPress.

Ubuntu Is Used All over the World, Reveal Initial Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Metrics

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 11:10:52 AM
Canonical revealed today the initial desktop metrics that it gathered from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users since the release of the operating system in April 2018.

Linux Mint 19 Review of New Features Video

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 09:16:30 AM
VIDEO: Linux Mint 19 is going to be released with several new features. Here's a video review of what's new in this release.

Linux Networking Efforts Advances with New DPDK and OpenSwitch Releases

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 07:22:08 AM
The OpenSwitch (OPX) project released version 2.3 of its open source network operating system providing users with new management and automation features. The DPDK project released its 18.05 "Venky" update providing improved compression and packet processing capabilities.

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  • Four top open source SIEM tools you should know
    With open source SIEM tools, organizations can test out certain capabilities and reduce cost barriers before expanding their product investments. Depending on what functions you're interested in, there is a variety of software to choose from. [...] Another choice for open source SIEM tools is Apache Metron. ELK Stack is a general purpose log and data parsing tool; Apache Metron focuses squarely on security. Apache Metron provides four main capabilities. First, it offers long-term, cost-effective storage of telemetry data through its security data lake feature. Second, it features an extensible framework that collects data from a variety of sources and supports any future endpoints. Third, Metron performs normal SIEM tasks, such as data ingest and threat alerts. The fourth capability is threat intelligence driven by machine learning-based anomaly detection.
  • Open Your Own Front Page Using Firefox New Tab
    Did you know Firefox has a unique page full of great links and ideas curated just for you? In one simple click, we’ve made it faster and easier for you to find things that are important to you whenever you open a new tab in Firefox.
  • pfSense Gold Free with 2.4.4-RELEASE
    Starting with the upcoming release of pfSense® 2.4.4, all of the services previously offered under “pfSense Gold” will continue, but will be free to all pfSense users. Read on for more detail.
  • Google Fined by EU for Antitrust Violations, Qt Creator 4.7.0 Now Available, New ownCloud Version 10.0.9, pfSense Gold to Be Free with the 2.4.4 Release, Kobol Relaunches Helios4
    Netgate announces that pfSense Gold will be free with the 2.4.4 release, including all services previously offered under the pfSense Gold subscription, such as the pfSense Book and monthly online Hangouts (video conferences). In addition, AutoConfigBackup (ACB) also will be free and will conform to GDPR best practices. The 2.4.4 release is planned for September 2018.
  • Emacs & TLS
    A recent query about the status of network security (TLS settings in particular) in Emacs led to a long thread in the emacs-devel mailing list. That thread touched on a number of different areas, including using OpenSSL (or other TLS libraries) rather than GnuTLS, what kinds of problems should lead to complaints out of the box, what settings should be the default, and when those settings could change for Emacs so as not to discombobulate users. The latter issue is one that lots of projects struggle with: what kinds of changes are appropriate for a bug-fix release versus a feature release. For Emacs, its lengthy development cycle, coupled with the perceived urgency of security changes, makes that question even more difficult.
  • nanotime 0.2.2
    A new maintenance release of the nanotime package for working with nanosecond timestamps just arrived on CRAN.

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Security: Spectre V1, Gentoo, Google’s Servers and Denuvo DRM

  • Spectre V1 defense in GCC
  • Signing and distributing Gentoo
    The compromise of the Gentoo's GitHub mirror was certainly embarrassing, but its overall impact on Gentoo users was likely fairly limited. Gentoo and GitHub responded quickly and forcefully to the breach, which greatly limited the damage that could be done; the fact that it was a mirror and not the master copy of Gentoo's repositories made it relatively straightforward to recover from. But the black eye that it gave the project has led some to consider ways to make it even harder for an attacker to add malicious content to Gentoo—even if the distribution's own infrastructure were to be compromised. Unlike other distributions, Gentoo is focused on each user building the software packages they want using the Portage software-management tool. This is done by using the emerge tool, which is the usual interface to Portage. Software "packages" are stored as ebuilds, which are sets of files that contain the information and code needed by Portage to build the software. The GitHub compromise altered the ebuilds for three packages to add malicious content so that users who pulled from those repositories would get it. Ebuilds are stored in the /usr/portage directory on each system. That local repository is updated using emerge --sync (which uses rsync under the hood), either from Gentoo's infrastructure or one of its mirrors. Alternatively, users can use emerge-webrsync to get snapshots of the Gentoo repository, which are updated daily. Snapshots are individually signed by the Gentoo infrastructure OpenPGP keys, while the /usr/portage tree is signed by way of Manifest files that list the hash of each file in a directory. The top-level Manifest is signed by the infrastructure team, so following and verifying the chain of hashes down to a particular file (while also making sure there are no unlisted files) ensures that the right files are present in the tree.
  • Here’s How Hackers Are Using Google’s Servers To Host Malware For Free
  • Pirates Punish Denuvo-Protected Games With Poor Ratings

    Denuvo's anti-piracy technology is a thorn in the side of game pirates. While it has been defeated on several occasions recently, the strict anti-piracy measures have not been without consequence. According to new research, Denuvo has frustrated pirates to a point where they sabotage reviews on Metacritic, leading to significantly lower ratings for protected games.

Games: EXAPUNKS, Minecraft, The Station, Chicken Assassin: Reloaded, Stack Gun Heroes