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Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report

2 hours 36 min ago
Linux[he]#039[/he]s creator said he thinks CTS Labs[he]#039[/he] AMD chip security report "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory" and questions an industry. CTS Labs, a heretofore unknown Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup, has claimed it's found over a dozen security problems with AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors. Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, doesn't buy it.

Developers dread Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2, SharePoint - survey

4 hours 36 min ago
Poll says devs wouldn’t write unethical code - probably.. Stack Overflow’s annual survey has revealed the tools and tech that developers love to hate: Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2 and SharePoint. According to the poll, which took in the views of more than 100,000 devs, Rust is the most loved programming language for the third year running. It is closely followed by Kotlin, which makes its debut in the survey.

How to Encrypt Files From Within a File Manager

6 hours 36 min ago
Many Linux desktops include the ability to easily encrypt or decrypt files, and if that capability is not built in, it’s easy to add. I will walk you through the process of encrypting and decrypting a file from within three popular Linux file managers: Nautilus (aka GNOME Files), Dolphin and Thunar.

Security: 17 Things

Saturday 17th of March 2018 06:25:51 AM
This is a list you can use to secure yourself, your significant other and your non-techie loved ones from the majority of the most-common and easiest-to-pull-off types of crime and cruelty.

Fanless system has four PoE and two standard GbE ports

Saturday 17th of March 2018 04:25:46 AM
EFCO’s Linux-ready “SmartMod” box PC offers a 7th Gen Intel Core CPU, SATA and mSATA, 5x USB, 6x serial, 3x mini-PCIe, dual display support, and 6x GbE ports, four of which have PoE. Taiwan-based EFCO, which bills itself as “a world-class supplier of industrial PC, Gaming and EMS solutions,” announced a fanless, embedded SmartMod UP 6-500 Series box PC with six Gigabit Ethernet ports, four of which can be equipped with optional Power over Ethernet (PoE).

NATS Messaging Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Saturday 17th of March 2018 02:25:41 AM
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) voted on March 14 to accept the NATS messaging project as its newest hosted effort. The NATS project is an open-source distributed messaging technology that got its start seven years ago and has already been deployed by multiple organizations including Ericsson, Comcast, Samsung and General Electric (GE).

6 ways a thriving community will help your project succeed

Saturday 17th of March 2018 12:59:54 AM
NethServer is an open source product that my company, Nethesis, launched just a few years ago. The product wouldn't be what it is today without the vibrant community that surrounds and supports more

Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Friday 16th of March 2018 11:34:08 PM
A very useful aspect of the Linux command line is that the documentation for almost all command line tools is easily accessible. These documents are known as man pages, and you can easily access them through the command line using the man command.

Canonical Releases Spectre/Meltdown Patches for Ubuntu 17.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:08:21 PM
Canonical published two security advisories on Thursday to announce the availability of Spectre mitigations for the ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architecture on its Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS systems.

Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:42:35 PM
Online cloud backups should be a part of your overall backup plan, but it’s crucial that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for desktop Linux users. Here is an updated look at five solutions for off-site online backups for Ubuntu that all work with the upcoming 18.04 release.

Triada Malware Preinstalled on Low-Cost Android Phones – Here’s How to Beat It

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:28:15 PM
Recently there’s been a nasty spike of malware found in a large number of low-cost Android phones. This Triada malware is installed during the manufacturing process of the phone, and you can’t just uninstall it.

Fedora Podcast 003 - Fedora Modularity

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:13:55 PM
Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast is now available. In Episode 003 features developer and software architect Langdon White from the Fedora Modularity team. Langdon also leads the Fedora Modularity objective.

How to Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:59:34 PM
In this tutorial, we will install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04, with Apache web server, MariaDB, and PHP. TYPO3 is completely free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It allows users to create websites even if they don’t have an experience in web development. TYPO3 is very easy to use and it is an effective tool for small sites as well as multilingual sites of large corporations, and it makes it a great alternative to the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly easy task, just follow the steps below carefully

How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:45:14 PM
If you (or someone you know) ever forget your Windows password, you[he]#039[/he]ll be glad to know about chntpw, a neat Linux utility that you can use to reset a Windows password. For this how-to, I created a Windows virtual machine and set the password to pass123 on my user account, Archit-PC. I also created a Live USB with Fedora 27 using the Fedora Media Writer application.

How to avoid humiliating newcomers: A guide for advanced developers

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:30:54 PM
To sustain an open source community's growth, we need to welcome new developers. Unfortunately, we are not always a welcoming bunch.

How to apply systems thinking in DevOps

Friday 16th of March 2018 01:16:34 PM
For most organizations, adopting DevOps requires a mindset shift. Unless you understand the core of DevOps, you might think it's hype or just another buzzword—or worse, you might believe you have already adopted DevOps because you are using the right tools.Let’s dig deeper into what DevOps means, and explore how to apply systems thinking in your more

Hybrid cloud security: 5 key strategies

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:02:13 PM
Once you know hybrid cloud security basics, you need these strategies to mitigate issues.

Intel Says Its Next Chips Will Be Fully Protected Against Spectre Vulnerability

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:47:53 AM
Intel released a statement on Thursday to inform us all that it has found new methods to protect its future processors against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that were unearthed earlier this year.

Meet the Scarlett Johansson PostgreSQL malware attack

Friday 16th of March 2018 09:33:33 AM
VIDEO: An image of the popular actress is being used as a malware attack vector on the open-source DBMS PostgreSQL.

Alexa development board runs Linux on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:19:13 AM
Gumstix has launched a version of its Linux-driven Chatterbox Alexa Voice Service development board designed for the RPi Compute Module, and updated its AeroCore 2 drone controller for the DragonBoard 410C. Gumstix has developed a variation on its recently announced Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7 that is instead powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. […]