- Pop! Slots Was August’s Top Trending Android Game in the U.S.
- Samsung announces September Android security update
- This nasty Android malware tries to bully its way past Marshmallow security features
- This nasty Android malware tries to bully its way past Marshmallow security features
- Android Pay now works with Chase Visa; mobile web coming soon
- Android Pay hits the web via Chrome
- Android Extension Pack Being Prepped For Mesa
Hackers Exploit Android Flaw to Target Iranian Activists
Suspected state-sponsored hackers have intensified their attempts to break into the online accounts of Iranian rights activists in recent weeks by exploiting security vulnerabilities in Android smartphones, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.
On August 11, 2016 an unknown person sent a message on Facebook to a prominent Iranian political activist living in Paris and introduced himself as a former student. The hacker said he had created political stickers with the activist’s photo on them. He then sent a file, with an APK suffix, to the activist claiming that the file contained the stickers.
But the file actually contained malware. Soon after the activist opened the file, the hacker was able to take over the activist’s Facebook page and sent similar messages to the activist’s friends, some of whom worked at Radio Farda, Deutsche Welle and the BBC. One of the friends fell for the trap and lost access to his Gmail account for several hours.
- Limited number of LPC registrations available starting September 8
New Members Strengthen Automotive Grade Linux Security and Software Capabilities
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, today announced that AutoIO Technology, Irdeto, Link Motion, Pocket Soft, sdtech and Synopsys have joined The Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux.
How blockchain will disrupt your business
Like mobile and cloud, blockchain — first implemented in the original source code of bitcoin in 2009 — stands poised to profoundly disrupt business. If it lives up to its promise, it won't just be financial institutions that are disrupted.
"If you can transfer money or something of value through the internet just like another form of data, what else can you do with it? It provides a way to establish trust in the digital world," says Angus Champion de Crespigny, Financial Services Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young. "How do you ensure something is the original copy of something on the internet? Prior to blockchain technology, you couldn't."
"If you want to prove something happened in the digital world, there is no more secure place to do that," he adds. "Once information is recorded on there, it is, for all intents and purposes, impossible to go back and retroactively change that. When there are such drastic new technologies that emerge, it isn't just a matter of looking at your business and thinking how this technology is going to make your business more effective. What you should be doing is considering that maybe your business isn't structured correctly for this new world."
- Flytoget Deploys Red Hat JBoss Fuse and the 3scale API Management Technology to Further Its Digital Ambitions
- Analysts Valuations For Two Stocks: American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT), Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)
- Active Movers: Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT), Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX), Carnival plc (ADR)(NYSE:CUK)
- Traders Targeted Movers: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Analyst Opinions Is A Thing Worth Watching: Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT), American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK)
- Fedorahosted sunset
Fedora 24 – MariaDB
I’m wanting to do some development on my laptop so as MariaDB has replaced mySQL I’ve installed that. It was simple enough all you need to do is run dnf install mariadb done.
- Fedora 26 Linux Operating System to Land on June 6, 2017 [Ed: corrected URL]
- Git v2.10.0
- Adobe revives Flash for Firefox on Linux after four-year lag
The new and brave Skype for Linux ... calls, too
You may not like the modern, minimalistic interface, but I say, look beyond that. The software works fine, we get new features that were lacking previously, the alpha version is actually stable enough for testing, you have been warned, and you can even have a bit of fun with the bots.
Google Earth For Linux Update Brings Fixes For Panoramio Pictures And Various Linux Crashes
Google Earth had quite a few issues on recent Linux distributions. Back when Ubuntu 16.04 was released, Google Earth wasn't installable at all, and this was later fixed, but the app would still crash after a few seconds of usage, for many users. Furthermore, Panoramio pictures weren't working.
These issues should be fixed with the latest Google Earth 126.96.36.19900 for Linux. Furthermore, the update also brings support for the OAuth2, as well as updated Google and Google Earth logos.
Harmony is an iTunes-Inspired Music Player with Soundcloud and Spotify Integration
Harmony is a sleek desktop music player for Linux (and macOS & Windows) that can play your regular music files and online streaming services like Spotify and Soundcloud.
Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'
Add another Linus Torvalds swearing incident to his long list of linguistic indiscretions. The Linux lord has unloaded on proposed new code in typically robust language.
“I call BS”, Torvalds' post opens. “Let me be very clear. I'm not applying that shit-for-brains stupid patch, and will not be pulling it unless somebody tricks me into it.”
He's got a point: his post goes on to ask why Andersson is asking him to approve code when it would mean “... a distribution is distributing the driver without the firmware”.
Torvalds asks “what the hell is the point of such a thing” and concludes the post by saying “Stop pushing this shit.”
Linux creator Torvalds has another expletive-filled rant at the community
LINUX FOUNDER Linus Torvalds has unleashed a foul-mouthed rant at a contributor over a piece of code with which he fundamentally disagrees.
Torvalds, usually a complete wallflower who never uses colourful language or sarcasm in any way shape or form, has repeatedly told the community that he is not willing to consider tying firmware and driver modules together in a single unit.
He was pushed on the issue yesterday with this comment: "Nobody has actually answered the 'why don't we just tie the firmware and module together?' question.
Akinsola Akinwale is a software developer with experience writing programs for mobile subscription platforms. The subscription platforms integrate with the Ericsson billing platform. He is also a Red Hat and CentOS systems administrator. Akinwale works for VAS Consulting as a Blackberry Developer Consultant to IBM Africa. In this capacity he works with odoo and SugarCRM.
Despite reading books about Linux, Akinwale didn’t know how to obtain the operating system. To learn more, he attended a Linux boot camp in 2010. There a friend gave him a copy of Fedora, which he quickly installed in VirtualBox. He says he left Windows for good when he “realized that 99% of the things I do were Linux related.”
I have been looking for a good, modern laptop that has solid linux support. I already attempted to get Ubuntu 16.04, Fedora 24, and Arch running on a Lenovo Yoga 710, but it just never worked right. Of the 4 cores, /proc/cpuinfo and lscpu only ever saw 1 core, booting was hit or miss, and bluetooth never saw my headset (but did see my android phone?) to name a few of the problems I saw.
Short version is this: Does anyone have any advice for a modern laptop that might fit my needs for work and is just stable?
Work needs: Core i5, 2 cores with HT => 8G RAM DDR3 15" Screen
Nice to haves: 2-in-1 form factor, that flip-behind, touch screen style
Thanks all!submitted by /u/txmoose
enterprisersproject: How discriminatory biases unintentionally find their way into machine learning algorithms.
Run Widgets on Your Ubuntu Desktop with Plexydesk
If I asked you about Plexydesk you’d probably look at be blankly. I last mentioned the promising widget-toting project five years ago today. Curious as to what became of it I went on a Google today. It only took a few characters strokes to discover that the project is still very much alive.
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Capabilities Demoed With Ubuntu
I don’t drive, so self-driving cars should be right up my one-way street, right?
I can’t feign interest. I’m not a particularly mechanical person, barring a brief spurt of Moto-X (the sport, not the handset) at the turn of the decade. I don’t even like Top Gear.
Intel Graphics Update Tool Adds Support for Ubuntu 16.04
Intel's graphic update tool has been updated to support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Fedora 24. It offers users the Intel 2016Q2 graphics stack.
Why I love these markup languages
Around this time last year, I wrote a brief introduction to various markup languages for this column. The topic of language selection has come up several times recently, so I thought it might be time to revisit the subject with my biases more overt. I'm here to explain why I prefer the languages I do, not to prescribe anything for you. After all, I'm no doc-tor.
LEGO Mindstorms programming with ev3dev
I was introduced to LEGO Mindstorms eighteen months ago while applying for a STEM grant at a local library. LEGO Mindstorms are kits to create customizable, programmable robots
Throughout my software engineering career, I’ve struggled with and against jargon. Intellectually, I understand jargon as a set of specialized terms meant to facilitate smooth and precise communication, particularly in a professional context. It binds groups together: it’s the secret handshake, the side-long wink, the showing that yes, you’re in the club too, you belong. Experientially? I know the ways jargon can keep you out as you feel along, grasping for knowledge in the dark.
Arcan Open-Source Display Server Continues Progressing As Alternative To Wayland, Mir
A few months back I wrote about Arcan: A New Open-Source Display Server Built Atop A Game Engine.
Wayland/Weston 1.12 Release Candidate Arrives
Bryce Harrington announced the release candidates on Tuesday for the upcoming Wayland 1.12 and Weston 1.12 compositor releases.
Over the earlier development builds, Wayland 1.11.93 simply has a documentation fix and a test case fix. Weston 1.11.93 meanwhile has just a handful of fixes to different parts of that compositor playground.
- Vulkan 1.0.26 Released
7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks To Kick Off September
In testing out a new Broadwell-EP system as well as for final validation of the new Phoronix Test Suite 6.6, I carried out a fresh Linux OS distribution comparison last week. Here are those results from Ubuntu, Clear Linux, Scientific Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Fedora, Antergos, and Sabayon Linux.
I'm announcing the release of the 4.7.3 kernel.
All users of the 4.7 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 4.7.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also; Linux 4.4.20