HowToForge: This tutorial documents the process of installing OpenVAS 8.0 on Kali Linux rolling.
While the Ubuntu Phone efforts are basically on-hold until migrating to a Snap-based Ubuntu Phone/Touch image, OTA-15 was released today.
Ubuntu OTA-15 is rolling out today to Ubuntu Phone users, but it's not worth getting too excited about.
In November 2016, Microsoft became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation, the primary sponsor of top-drawer Linux talent (including Linus), as well as a leading organizer of Linux conferences and source of Linux news.
Does it matter that Microsoft has a long history of fighting Linux with patent claims? Seems it should. Run a Google search for "microsoft linux patents", and you'll get almost a half-million results, most of which raise questions. Is Microsoft now ready to settle or drop claims? Is this about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer? Is it just a seat at a table it can't hurt Microsoft to sit at?
Komorebi is an Animated/Parallax Wallpaper App for Ubuntu
Looking for parallax wallpaper, animated wallpapers, or a cute clock wallpaper for Ubuntu — why not combine them all in one stunning background?
There's Progress In 2017 For Running macOS Binaries On Linux
Five years ago we wrote about a project to run Mac OS X binaries on Linux, for what Wine is for allowing Windows programs on Linux/macOS/etc, Darling wants to let Mac binaries run under Linux. It's been a while since last having anything to report on for the project, but they are making new progress in 2017.
Best Linux Distro Award: The Envelope Please…
For the second year in a row, Arch Linux wins both rounds in our poll to determine the winner of our Readers’ Choice Award for Best Linux Distro.
SE Linux in Debian/Stretch
Debian/Stretch has been frozen. Before the freeze I got almost all the bugs in policy fixed, both bugs reported in the Debian BTS and bugs that I know about. This is going to be one of the best Debian releases for SE Linux ever.
Systemd with SE Linux is working nicely. The support isn’t as good as I would like, there is still work to be done for systemd-nspawn. But it’s close enough that anyone who needs to use it can use audit2allow to generate the extra rules needed. Systemd-nspawn is not used by default and it’s not something that a new Linux user is going to use, I think that expert users who are capable of using such features are capable of doing the extra work to get them going.
The 'Virtualette' Linux microcomputer for IoT and makers
From down under, Steven Howell of SRKH Designs flags his Virtualette V1 dual stack microcomputer. The 76 x 37 x 18 mm dual board stack is said to support Linux/Android operating systems and is ‘deployable out of the box’ for diverse applications such as drone or a robot controlling, an M2M node in a security system or ... you name it.
Open source multi-use instrument for the makers
US company Digilent Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Instruments and a provider of technology-based educational design tools, has launched a portable multi-function programmable instrumentation module, dubbed OpenScope on kickstarter.
- Celebrating 15 Years of TomiAhonen Consulting with CDB Blog Readers & My Twitter Followers - Giving everybody free version of previous TomiAhonen Almanac 2015, unedited, not copy-protected, full unrestricted pdf file 212 pages & 105 charts & tables
- The Cloud Native Compute Foundation acquires RethinkDB’s source code
- CNCF saves RethinkDB by purchasing code and contributing it to the Linux Foundation
- Linux Foundation Takes Ownership of RethinkDB Code
- After Corporate Failure, Open Source RethinkDB Lives On Under The Linux Foundation
RAP Demonstrates World-First Fully CFI-Hardened OS Kernel
Today's release of grsecurity® for Linux kernel version 4.9 makes good on our promise of publishing the implementation of the deterministic type-based return check portion of the Reuse Attack Protector (RAP) initially described at H2HC in October 2015. This release builds upon the indirect call checking published in RAP's initial April 2016 publication in the grsecurity test patch for Linux 4.5. RAP is our patent-pending and best-in-breed defense mechanism against code reuse attacks. It is the result of years of research and development into Control-Flow Integrity (CFI) technologies by PaX. The version of RAP present in the test patch released to the public today under the GPLv2 is now feature-complete. As a demonstration of its high security benefit to performance cost ratio, we're also providing the following benchmarks below, where RAP demonstrates a 5.4% performance hit in a "worst-case" kernel-bounded workload.