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TuxMachines: Security: Voting Safety, Intel, Windows and Linux

Monday 29th of January 2018 06:32:56 PM

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TuxMachines: Games: Overload, Don't Sink, Voxel Tycoon, Overloop and More

Monday 29th of January 2018 06:25:56 PM

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LinuxToday: Linux 4.15 Released With Improved Meltdown, Spectre Patches

Monday 29th of January 2018 06:00:00 PM

eWEEK: CPU security issues led to the longest Linux kernel development cycle since 2011, as the first new Linux kernel of 2018 debuts.

TuxMachines: Q4OS 3 "Centaurus" Linux OS Development Kicks Off Based on Debian 10 "Buster"

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:56:01 PM

Dubbed Centaurus, the Q4OS 3.1 series of the open-source distro is based on the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system, which currently lives in the Debian Testing repositories, and uses the development branch of the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), version 14.0.5.

"Q4OS Centaurus will be in development until Debian Buster becomes stable, and will be supported at least five years from the official release date," reads today's announcement. "Anybody is invited to try out the brand new version and report bugs and glitches."

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TuxMachines: openSUSE Education Project Is Going Bye-Bye After Release of openSUSE Leap 15.0

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:54:31 PM

A public announcement was made last week by OpenSuSE Project's Lars Vogdt to inform the community about the future of the openSUSE Education project, which tried to support schools in the past several years using the latest openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise technologies.

The latest release of the openSUSE-Edu Li-f-e (Linux for Education) operating system was based on openSUSE Leap 42.1, and the team appears to still spend a lot of time maintaining more than 460 packages in the openSUSE Education project, but did not manage to find new contributors to maintain its repositories or create a new release.

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Reddit: Error, Need Help.

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:04:03 PM

Reddit: Collabora & Linux Kernel 4.15

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:02:18 PM

Phoronix: NVIDIA 390.25 Linux Driver Released With GTX 1060 5GB & Quadro P620 Support

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:00:00 PM
After rolling out the 390.12 beta Linux driver in early January as the first public driver in the 390 series, NVIDIA is ending January by the first 390 stable release: 390.25...

Reddit: VPN server for RHEL suggestions?

Monday 29th of January 2018 04:43:58 PM

I'm going to spin up a VPN server on RHEL. I'm looking for suggestions. I have done some preliminary investigations and I'm thinking about going with openVPN. Any info you guys have would be greatly appreciated. The server will be connection to a Cisco Meraki firewall. Thank you!!

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Phoronix: RADV Reworking Pipeline Emitting To Improve CPU Usage

Monday 29th of January 2018 04:36:26 PM
While using Vulkan lowers the CPU utilization compared to OpenGL, in our testing of NVIDIA versus the open-source Radeon drivers we generally have found the red team's drivers to consume more CPU resources. Thus it's good to hear that RADV co-conspirator Bas Nieuwenhuizen is working on reworking how this Radeon Vulkan driver handles pipeline emitting...

LXer: New Linux kernel adds support for AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization

Monday 29th of January 2018 04:22:13 PM
Among the new features that have landed in Linux 4.15 are a set of capabilities to support expanded security capabilities in Intel and AMD CPUs. On AMD, Linux now supports the AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV).

LinuxToday: SolydXK - A New Distro for Your Collection

Monday 29th of January 2018 04:00:00 PM

osradar: SolydXK’s history goes back to another popular Linux distro – Linux Mint.

Phoronix: OPNsense 18.1 BSD Firewall/Network OS Released

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:55:11 PM
After hitting the RC phase a few weeks ago, OPNsense 18.1 has been officially released as the latest version of this pfSense-forked network/router-oriented BSD operating system...

Phoronix: GNU Linux-libre 4.15-gnu Deblobs Two New Drivers, Drops More Upstram References

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:25:05 PM
Once again being punctual with their releases, the GNU Linux-libre volunteers managed to release the GNU Linux-libre 4.15-gnu kernel a short time after Linus Torvalds on Sunday released the official Linux 4.15 kernel...

Reddit: Shotcut: Video editing semplice su GNU/Linux

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:11:44 PM

LXer: Install Zabbix Monitoring Server and Agent on Debian 9

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:07:53 PM
Monitoring tools are used to continuously keep track of the status of the system and send out alerts and notifications if anything goes wrong. Zabbix is a free, open source and the ultimate enterprise-level monitoring tool designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices.

Phoronix: Spectre / Meltdown Code Gets Cleaned Up, Improvements For Linux 4.16

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:01:47 PM
After the page table isolation (K)PTI support was added late in the Linux 4.15 kernel cycle in light of the Meltdown CPU vulnerability, improvements to this code are on the way with Linux 4.16...

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    The Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program almost a decade ago was a watershed piece of malware for a variety of reasons. Chief among them, its use of cryptographic certificates belonging to legitimate companies to falsely vouch for the trustworthiness of the malware. Last year, we learned that fraudulently signed malware was more widespread than previously believed. On Thursday, researchers unveiled one possible reason: underground services that since 2011 have sold counterfeit signing credentials that are unique to each buyer.

  • How did OurMine hackers use DNS poisoning to attack WikiLeaks? [Ed: False. They did not attack Wikileaks; they attacked the DNS servers/framework. The corporate media misreported this at the time.
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  • Intel didn't give government advance notice on chip flaws

    Google researchers informed Intel of flaws in its chips in June. The company explained in its own letter to lawmakers that it left up to Intel informing the government of the flaws.

    Intel said that it did not notify the government at the time because it had “no indication of any exploitation by malicious actors,” and wanted to keep knowledge of the breach limited while it and other companies worked to patch the issue.

    The company let some Chinese technology companies know about the vulnerabilities, which government officials fear may mean the information was passed along to the Chinese government, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Intel hid CPU bugs info from govt 'until public disclosure'

    As iTWire reported recently, Intel faces a total of 33 lawsuits over the two flaws. Additionally, the Boston law firm of Block & Leviton is preparing a class action lawsuit against Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich for allegedly selling a vast majority of his Intel stock after the company was notified of the two security flaws and before they became public.

  • Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public [iophk: "yeah right"]

    Current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns that the government was not informed of the flaws before they became public because the flaws potentially held national security implications. Intel said it did not think the flaws needed to be shared with U.S. authorities as hackers [sic] had not exploited the vulnerabilities.

  • LA Times serving cryptocurrency mining script [iophk: "JS"]

    The S3 bucket used by the LA Times is apparently world-writable and an ethical hacker [sic] appears to have left a warning in the repository, warning of possible misuse and asking the owner to secure the bucket.

  • Facebook's Mandatory Malware Scan Is an Intrusive Mess

    When an Oregon science fiction writer named Charity tried to log onto Facebook on February 11, she found herself completely locked out of her account. A message appeared saying she needed to download Facebook’s malware scanner if she wanted to get back in. Charity couldn’t use Facebook until she completed the scan, but the file the company provided was for a Windows device—Charity uses a Mac.

  • Tinder plugs flaw that enabled account takeover using just a phone number

    As Tinder uses Facebook profile pics for its users to lure in a mate or several, the 'dating' app is somewhat tied to the social network. When a swipe-hungry Tinder user comes to login to their account they can either do so via Facebook or use their mobile number.

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