- Security advisories for Wednesday
Linux.Encoder.1 Ransomware Has an Older Brother, Just as Dumb
Malware analysts from Bitdefender have come across an older version of the Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware, which they've manage to decrypt with the help of some voodoo magic.
Proofpoint Joins Open Information Security Foundation, Reinforces Open Source Commitment
The OISF formed in 2009 to develop Suricata, an open source IDS engine that functions as an intrusion detection system, intrusion prevention system and network security monitoring solution. Proofpoint provides the only Suricata-focused ruleset and maintains the quality assurance and distribution infrastructure for the Proofpoint ET Open IPS/IDS ruleset. More than 20,000 organizations and individuals rely on the ruleset, which is distributed daily at no cost and is known for providing one of the world's top sources for threat intelligence on major malware detection and prevention.
- Canonical Patches Nvidia Graphics Drivers Vulnerability in All Supported Ubuntu OSes
Important Xen Security Update Patched in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and CentOS 5
Red Hat has published a new security advisory for its long-term supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x series of operating systems, informing users about an important update to the Xen packages.
Debian Devs Patch Critical Libpng Bugs in Debian GNU/Linux 6 LTS
A libpng update has been released by the Debian Project for the long-term supported Debian GNU/Linux 6 LTS series of operating systems, fixing three critical issues discovered recently in the open-source C library.
- GNOME Developers Fix Famous Cat-Related Lock Screen Bypass Issue in GDM
If you like GNOME3, you will find that Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is a good and reliable system for you. Apart from small performance issues in the browser, I had nothing major to report in the "problems" area.
Basically, as soon as you say "Ubuntu", you are already in the area of well-tested and problem-free all-rounders, especially if the distribution is officially supported by Canonical, the company behind this family of Linux operating systems. Any part of that family is the tool that you can start using out of the box, adding necessary components as and when they are necessary. For the most of us, the choice between the parts of the family is merely a choice of visual design of components and workflows.
Samsung is on a multi-year journey to become both a better consumer of open source, and a better contributor and leader in the projects that end up in our products. The reasons for doing so are quite clear to us: While it’s easy to use code that’s made freely available, it’s risky and potentially quite expensive to rely upon it long-term, unless you are proactively working within the community.
The reason it’s potentially risky is actually the flip side of two of the biggest benefits of open source: development moves extremely fast, and a vibrant developer community leads to more diverse contributions. The result of this combination is that the APIs and the features you depend upon today could be entirely different tomorrow, depending upon the will of the contributor community.
Earlier today, November 18, Jeff Hoogland, the creator of the Bodhi Linux project, announced the general availability of the first maintenance release for the stable Bodhi Linux 3.1 operating system.
This is not the time for innovation in desktop environments. The memory of the user revolts against KDE, GNOME, and Unity are still too fresh for developers to attempt major changes. Instead, the preference is for tweaks and minor improvements in functionality that nobody is apt to get too upset about. All the same, I think the desktop is long overdue to switch to task-based design.
Historically, desktops have been organized by applications. This approach was adequate in the early days of personal computing, when the number of applications was small. However, today, it is hopelessly outdated in at least two ways.
Cloudpaging is already supported for Windows. Now, Numecent has raised $15.5M from several European investors, including Deutsche Telekom, to extend the technology to support the open source Android and Linux platforms.
Barry Kauler, the creator of the Puppy Linux computer operating system, has had the great pleasure of announcing today, November 17, the release and immediate availability for download of Puppy Linux 6.3 "Slacko."
The EcoGIS solution was made available as open source at the SFScon free software conference, which took place in Bozen/Bolzano last week. The software licensed under the AGPL.
Reddit: Does reading of /proc/<pid>/net/dev really show the bandwidth consumed only for that process?
Something weird is being happening with my ubuntu machine, or maybe its got to do with linux in general? As I understand, the summary of bandwidth consumed for each interface is shown at /proc/net/dev, whereas, the individual bandwidth consumed by processes are shown at /proc/<pid>/net/dev for that process only (correct me if I'm wrong).
However, on my ubuntu machine, total receive bytes as shown by proc/net/dev is presently 862025. But if I look into the pid for NetworkManager, that too is 862025. Even if I look into pid of Geany or irqbalance or firefox, it shows the same figure! And finally, if I check the total receive bytes using ifconfig, even that shows the same figure!
What's going on? How can I find bandwidth consumed for individual processes ?submitted by rms_returns
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