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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Leftovers

Sunday 7th of August 2016 05:54:03 PM

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Reddit: How to close all the opened programs in one action?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 05:53:56 PM

I look information of how I can do next thing in Linux.

I want to close all the programs and all the folders opened in just one action.

Anyone knows an script or a command to do what I want?

I use debian testing xfce. Thks in advance for your help.

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Phoronix: Marek Continues Baking More Mesa Optimizations

Sunday 7th of August 2016 05:04:09 PM
AMD developer Marek Olšák continues leading their recent charge on looking to boost the performance potential out of Mesa / Gallium3D...

LXer: Def Con: Do smart devices mean dumb security?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 04:40:16 PM
Def Con, which sees 15,000 of the world's top hackers gather in Las Vegas, was this year studded with talks about the security shortcomings of IoT gadgets. Holes, data leaks and bugs have been found in everything from CCTV cameras to solar panels, thermostats to door locks. One talk about the bugs in those sex toys revealed that these intimate gadgets are being perhaps too candid with data about the people enjoying them.

LXer: Security Reseacher explains security issues related to Windows 10 Linux subsystem at Blackhat

Sunday 7th of August 2016 02:45:54 PM
“In some case, the Linux environment running in Windows is less secure because of compatibility issues,” Ionescu said. “There are a number of ways that Windows applications could inject code, modify memory and add new threats to a Linux application running on Windows.”

Reddit: Fortune knows.

Sunday 7th of August 2016 02:42:26 PM

Reddit: I am fuming: elementary murdered my battery!

Sunday 7th of August 2016 02:15:26 PM

So the story goes like this: I was using elementary for while.I stopped by my apartment, checked somethings, forgot to shut the lid and went on having an excellent Friday.

On Saturday morning, I have noticed that the battery had no power left and it won't charge. Oh no no no no. a day later, still nothing. hindsight is 20/20 I now know I shouldn't have just considered the pop up: 'this and this prevented the computer from going to hibernation' one of them any quirks of ubuntu. I mean, how basic it is not to deplete a lion battery? Well, it seems linux isn't fool proof. That is something idiots like me should keep in mind in the future.

So the moral of the story: learn from my mistake and make sure you have no wrenches in your power management.

cheers.

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TuxMachines: Security News

Sunday 7th of August 2016 02:04:26 PM
  • Surveillance video shows a case of high-tech grand theft auto, more than 100 cars stolen [Ed: proprietary software, recall this about Jeep]

    Houston, Texas police announced the arrest of two men accused of stealing about 30 Jeep and Dodge vehicles. Authorities say they did it by using a laptop computer.

    Police tell KTRK they've been watching these guys for a while but were never able to catch them in the act stealing Jeeps - until last Friday.

    Police say Michael Arce and Jesse Zelaya stole more than 30 Jeeps in the Houston area over the last six months.

  • Openssh backdoor used on compromised Linux servers

    Some times ago, I have installed honeypot services on one of my servers, in order to see what happens in the real outside world. I especially installed the cowrie ssh honeypot which simulate a Linux shell and gather binaries that people want to install on the server (this tool is awesome, check here to install it).

  • random failures

    Lots of examples of random numbers failing, leading to cryptographic failure.

    The always classic Debian, OpenSSL, and the year of the zero.

    The time Sony signed Playstation code with the same nonce and leaked the keys.

    Samy phpwned session IDS.

    The Bitcoin app Blockchain used random.org for entropy. Bonus giggles for not following the HTTP redirect, but actually using “301 Moved Permanently” as a random number.

    The paper Mining Your Ps and Qs has pretty extensive investigation into weak keys on network devices, many of which result from poor entropy.

    Now here’s a question. How many of these vulnerabilities could have been prevented by plugging in some sort of “true random” USB gizmo of the sort that regularly appears on kickstarter? I’m going to go with not many. USB gizmos don’t prevent inopportune calls to memset. USB gizmos don’t prevent nonce reuse. USB gizmos don’t block utterly retarded HTTP requests.

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Reddit: How to quickly dual boot Win10 (eMMC) and Linux (SDD)?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 01:33:59 PM

I have a laptop (UEFI) with Win10 pre-installed on an eMMC drive.

I have added a SATA SSD and installed Fedora 24 on it.

In order to boot into Fedora I have to manually press F12 once I turn of the PC, than choose the 2 available options in the "Boot Option Menu":

1) Windows Boot Manager (eMMC)

2) Linpus Lite (SSD)

When I choose option 2) Grub starts and I can choose between Fedora and Windows.

But for the moment I haven't found a solution to avoid pressing F12 at each reboot.

I have entered into the UEFI settings, chose the SSD as the first boot option but each time I turn on the PC or reboot it Windows is automatically started, without having the option to choose Fedora (if I don't promptly press F12).

I have tried to refresh the GRUB configuration for UEFI systems with:

#grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg

and reinstalling the bootloader files as stated here, but with no success.

Do you know any stratergies or workarounds to just have a GRUB menu and select between Linux and Win10?

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LXer: PLC-Blaster Worm Targets Industrial Control Systems

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:48:38 PM
Security researchers at Black Hat USA described a proof-of-concept worm that targets weaknesses within automated industrial control systems used to manage critical infrastructure and manufacturing. The worm, according to OpenSource Security, has the capability to autonomously search for and spread between networked programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

TuxMachines: Show Off Your Linux Desktop with Screenfetch

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:41:45 PM

Linux users are notorious for our resilient pickiness when it comes to the software we use. It’s probably why we’re Linux users in the first place. Instead of submitting to oppressive operating systems and software with limited room for customization, we happily format our hard drives to purge them of Windows and OS X tyranny, instead opting for the freedom of choice that Linux provides. Not only can we control exactly how we want our systems to work, we can also control exactly how they look, which some would say is equally important.

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Phoronix: The Many Exciting Features To The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:41:00 PM
Today marks the closure of the Linux 4.8 kernel merge window so as usual here is our recap of all the features we've been monitoring over the past two weeks. Among the highlights for Linux 4.8 are AMD GPU OverDrive overclocking, initial NVIDIA Pascal support, a new ARM Mali display driver, mainline support for the Raspberry Pi 3 BCM SoC, HDMI CEC support, big reworks to Btrfs and XFS file-system code, and a number of new security features, among other changes.

Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 M2 Preps More Open-Source Benchmarking Improvements

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:38:10 PM
The second development release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.6-Loppa is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

TuxMachines: Steam and KDE on FreeBSD

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:21:35 PM
  • Script Makes It Easy To Deploy Steam On FreeBSD

    With a new script, it's possible to get Valve's Steam Linux game client running relatively well on FreeBSD.

    On FreeBSD in conjunction with its Linux binary compatibility layer it's possible to run Steam for handling your favorite Steam Linux titles. If you are unfamiliar with FreeBSD's Linux compatibility layer, see FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux?. That article has background information along with some Linux vs. FreeBSD gaming benchmarks I did five years ago... When FreeBSD 11.0 is out, I'll try again to get it working to see how FreeBSD 11 performs for running Linux native games.

  • Time flies for FBSD updates, too

    The older KDE stuff — that is, KDE4, which is still the current official release for the desktop on FreeBSD — is also maintained, although (obviously) not much changes there. We did run into a neat C++-exceptions bug recently, which was kind of hard to trigger: running k3b (or ksoundconverter and some other similar ones) with a CD that is unknown to MusicBrainz would crash k3b. There’s not that many commercially-available CDs unknown to that database, so I initially brushed off the bug report as Works For Me.

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TuxMachines: Bodhi Linux review

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:18:05 PM

These are just few reasons to think about Bodhi Linux. As it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it doesn't lacks in case of applications. There is an alpha release of Bodhi Linux which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This gives us another reason to think about Bodhi Linux. Try it out and make it permanent if you like it. In our next segment we will be introducing an independent Linux distribution. So stay tuned with us and don't forget to have fun with Linux.

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Phoronix: Script Makes It Easy To Deploy Steam On FreeBSD

Sunday 7th of August 2016 11:51:37 AM
With a new script, it's possible to get Valve's Steam Linux game client running relatively well on FreeBSD...

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers

FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more