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Server-jacking exploits for ImageMagick are so trivial, you'll scream

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 11:33:16 AM
All the more reason to deploy mitigations and patchesSamples of booby-trapped image files that exploit ImageMagick to compromise servers and other computers are well and truly out in the open now.…

TripleO Installer - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 10:30:22 AM
TripleO installer is a great tool to deploy an OpenStack cloud. It’s backed by a large user community and doesn’t invent any new tools to install OpenStack.On the other hand, I’m somewhat sceptical about Heat being the right tool to do software configuration. Funneling the configuration options through the Heat templates down to the Puppet scripts seems cumbersome to me.

7 lessons from DuckDuckGo's Instant Answers project

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 09:27:28 AM
DuckDuckGo is a search engine known for putting privacy first for users. So, when we passed 3 billion annual searches last year, we knew it was critical that we continue to serve users without sacrificing their privacy. The key, we realized, was open more

Unity 8 Won't Be the Default Desktop Session for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:24:34 AM
The Ubuntu Online Summit started just a few moments ago, and you can watch the Ubuntu Engineering team live right now talking about the features planned for the next Ubuntu release.

Install LEMP Stack (Nginx, PHP, MariaDB & phpMyAdmin) on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 07:21:40 AM
LEMP stack stands for Linux, Nginx, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, PHP, Perl, Python & phpMyAdmin. LEMP is bunch of open source software which is developed by different organization which will help us to maintain & develop websites.

NoSQL Databases, Explained: How They Help Solve the Data Storage Deluge

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 06:18:46 AM
An explanation of NoSQL databases such as open source MongoDB, Cassandra and Redis, and how they compare to relational databases such as MySQL.

Android dev kit takes Snapdragon 820A for a ride

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 05:15:52 AM
Intrinsyc’s Automotive Development Platform S820A runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 820A, and offers a 4K touchscreen, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and optional LTE.

Extreme photo-bombing: Bad Imagemagick bug puts countless websites at risk of hijacking

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 04:12:58 AM
Apply mitigations now while patches are worked on, exploits in the wild. A wildly popular software tool used by countless websites to process images submitted by users can be exploited to execute malicious code on servers and leak server-side files.

Could Android eventually reach 100 percent market share?

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 03:10:04 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: The best customizable Android Wear watch faces, and what's new in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 02:07:10 AM
He doesn’t specifically mention that careers in open source can also be “non-technical,” such as writing about open source, teaching open source, composing music with open source, doing animations with open source, etc. Once you start walking down the open source path, you might be surprised at the doors that open up for you.

Devuan Beta Release

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 01:04:16 AM
After two years in development, a beta release of the Devuan distro has made it into the world (Devuan is a registered trademark of the foundation). Devuan is a very Debian-ish distro.

Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 12:01:22 AM
A large number of websites are vulnerable to a simple attack that allows hackers to execute malicious code hidden inside booby-trapped images.

Aging and bloated OpenSSL is purged of 2 high-severity bugs

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 10:58:28 PM
Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library have patched high-severity holes that could make it possible for attackers to decrypt login credentials or execute malicious code on Web servers.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 46.0.1 to Fix Bugs and Limit Sync Registration Updates

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:55:34 PM
Mozilla today, May 3, pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

What the heck is HPE up to with its cloud?

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 07:28:25 PM
HPE[he]#039[/he]s cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.

Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:25:31 PM
ConclusionXubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones.

Solving university needs with Drupal

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 05:22:37 PM
A veteran of the web publishing and sports media industries, Jeff Diecks leads professional services and client delivery at Mediacurrent and is an active member of the Drupal community. Jeff also organizes events for his local Louisiana Drupal Users Group and Drupalcamp New more

Install MongoDB with RockMongo on CentOS 7

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 04:19:43 PM
In this article we will show you how to install MongoDB with RockMongo on a CentOS 7 VPS. MongoDB is a NoSQL document-oriented database and it is cross-platform which makes the process of data integration faster and much easier.

Performance monitoring with Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 03:16:49 PM
This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called Monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren't forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

How to plot a bar graph on Gnuplot

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 02:13:55 PM
A bar graph is a plot which visualizes data values using proportional-size bars. Bar charts are useful when you want to compare multiple items among different categories. As you can imagine, they are much more effective than a table of numerical data.

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Nvidia 361.45.11 Graphics Driver Released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Systems

Today, May 24, 2016, Nvidia released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems. Read more Also: New NVIDIA 361 Linux Driver Released

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NVIDIA vs. AMD OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks With Valve's Dota 2

Yesterday marked the public availability of Dota 2 with a Vulkan renderer after Valve had been showing it off for months. This is the second commercial Linux game (after The Talos Principle) to sport a Vulkan renderer and thus we were quite excited to see how this Dota 2 Vulkan DLC is performing for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here are our initial Dota 2 benchmarks with Vulkan as well as OpenGL for reference when using the latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu. Read more

Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’

Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project to produce a standard open-source blockchain, wants to solve that problem, and it just got an executive director, Brian Behlendorf, to help it on its way. He founded the Apache Software Foundation, was previously on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and managed tech VC firm Mithril Capital Management. Read more