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LXer: Triada Malware Preinstalled on Low-Cost Android Phones – Here’s How to Beat It

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:28:15 PM
Recently there’s been a nasty spike of malware found in a large number of low-cost Android phones. This Triada malware is installed during the manufacturing process of the phone, and you can’t just uninstall it.

TuxMachines: Security: 17 Things

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:17:26 PM

A list for protecting yourself and others from the most common and easiest-to-pull-off security crimes.

I spend a lot of time giving information security advice, such as why RMF (Risk Management Framework) is too top-heavy for implementing risk management practices in small or R&D-focused organizations, what the right Apache SSL settings really are or how static analysis can help improve C code. What I'm asked for the most though isn't any of those things; it's the everyday stuff that even non-technical people can do to protect themselves from the looming but nebulous threat of an information security accident.

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Reddit: Completely Headless Firewall Distro, with OpenVPN ?

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:16:49 PM

Hi guys, I have a PC that the video card ( internal is busted ), and it's an old OLD box that only takes AGP or PCI video cards ( and I have non ) so I thought I could make it a firewall box, and use it for OPENVPN, I've tried pfsense, but at the end it did not run because I had to setup the ethernet so it got messy, so is there a distro like a router where you connect the cables and manage it all from a web server ? Thanks !

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation unveils open source hypervisor for IoT products

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:10:10 PM

The Linux Foundation recently unveiled ACRN (pronounced "acorn"), a new open source embedded reference hypervisor project that aims to make it easier for enterprise leaders to build an Internet of Things (IoT)-specific hypervisor.

The project, further detailed in a press release, could help fast track enterprise IoT projects by giving developers a readily-available option for such an embedded hypervisor. It will also provide a reference framework for building a hypervisor that prioritizes real-time data and workload security in IoT projects, the release said.

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TuxMachines: NXP IoT platform links ARM/Linux Layerscape SoCs to cloud

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:06:38 PM

NXP’s “EdgeScale” suite of secure edge computing device management tools help deploy and manage Linux devices running on LSx QorIQ Layerscape SoCs, and connects them to cloud services.

NXP has added an EdgeScale suite of secure edge computing tools and services to its Linux-based Layerscape SDK for six of its networking oriented LSx QorIQ Layerscape SoCs. These include the quad-core, 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 QorIQ LS1043A, which last year received Ubuntu Core support, as well as the octa-core, Cortex-A72 LS2088a (see farther below).

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Phoronix: Wine 3.4 Release Continues With Vulkan Upbringing, Some Wine-Staging Patches

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:02:13 PM
The latest bi-weekly release of Wine is now available for running your favorite or necessary Windows programs/games on Linux and macOS...

Reddit: TIL that Linus Torvalds makes more in Salary than Jim Zemlin, contrary to another post

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:16:41 PM

Another post on this subreddit claims that Jim/James Zemlin makes more than Linus according to a tax filing. The reference is a video from Bryan Lunduke. I like Bryan Lunduke a lot, hell I was even a patreon supporter for a period when I could afford it, but I think his video is actually wrong. Look at the tax document Bryan is referencing. In his video, Bryan is hiding the column for other compensation.

  • Jim/James Zemlin - 608,000 + 37,017 = 645,017
  • Linus Torvalds - 451,672 + 281,921 = 733,593

If you include all the compensation that they make, Linus makes more than Jim.

It's good to know how our charitable donations get spent, though I'm sure that Jim and Linus really hate that we're talking so much about this. I'm not a huge fan of the Linux Foundation, though out of respect for the individuals I'm going to delete this post in a couple days. I hope the OP for the other post will do the same.

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LXer: Fedora Podcast 003 - Fedora Modularity

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:13:55 PM
Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast is now available. In Episode 003 features developer and software architect Langdon White from the Fedora Modularity team. Langdon also leads the Fedora Modularity objective.

Phoronix: Mesa 17.3.7 Nearing Release With 50+ Changes

Friday 16th of March 2018 05:08:17 PM
While waiting for Mesa 18.0, the Mesa 17.3.7 point release will soon hit stable users of this open-source, user-space graphics stack...

LXer: How to Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:59:34 PM
In this tutorial, we will install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04, with Apache web server, MariaDB, and PHP. TYPO3 is completely free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It allows users to create websites even if they don’t have an experience in web development. TYPO3 is very easy to use and it is an effective tool for small sites as well as multilingual sites of large corporations, and it makes it a great alternative to the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly easy task, just follow the steps below carefully

Reddit: How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:48:39 PM

Reddit: What is your setup?

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:01:28 PM

Is there a sub/community where people share their linux setups? I don't mean like r/unixporn but more along the lines of partitioning, filesystems, local and remote storage, personalised scripts and workflows. Basically what is your environement like? I would be keen to test out some more exotic setups in a VM as a learning experience and would be keen to hear how people have customised their systems. Cheers

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LinuxToday: How to take back manual control over /etc/resolv.conf

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:00:00 PM

There are a number of programs including netconfig, NetworkManager, resolvconf, rdnssd, and systemd-resolved that want to manage /etc/resolv.conf on behalf of the user.

Reddit: Anyone here using Google WiFi? Impressions requested.

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:53:28 PM

This was posted to /r/linuxhardware and received no comments, so I'm trying again here...

I've heard great things about Google Wifi's mesh coverage and speeds, but I'm curious about the customizability of the configuration. The marketing materials tout an easy app-driven interface, which gives me pause.

I use PiHole, plan to build a NextCloud server that I want to be able to access remotely, and so on.

(I'm not asking in a general PC sub because it's my observation that Linux users care more about the admin granularity of their hardware, and are better-versed in networking.)

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Reddit: How To Hide Your Ports With Port Knocking

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:50:57 PM

LXer: How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:45:14 PM
If you (or someone you know) ever forget your Windows password, you[he]#039[/he]ll be glad to know about chntpw, a neat Linux utility that you can use to reset a Windows password. For this how-to, I created a Windows virtual machine and set the password to pass123 on my user account, Archit-PC. I also created a Live USB with Fedora 27 using the Fedora Media Writer application.

Reddit: Which was the first linux distro?

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:18:08 PM

More in Tux Machines

Mozilla: Rust, Security, Things Gateway, Firefox and More

  • Rust pattern: Precise closure capture clauses
    This is the second in a series of posts about Rust compiler errors. Each one will talk about a particular error that I got recently and try to explain (a) why I am getting it and (b) how I fixed it. The purpose of this series of posts is partly to explain Rust, but partly just to gain data for myself. I may also write posts about errors I’m not getting – basically places where I anticipated an error, and used a pattern to avoid it. I hope that after writing enough of these posts, I or others will be able to synthesize some of these facts to make intermediate Rust material, or perhaps to improve the language itself.
  • This Week in Rust
  • Mozilla publishes recommendations on government vulnerability disclosure in Europe
    As we’ve argued on many occasions, effective government vulnerability disclosure (GVD) review processes can greatly enhance cybersecurity for governments, citizens, and companies, and help mitigate risk in an ever-broadening cyber threat landscape. In Europe, the EU is currently discussing a new legislative proposal to enhance cybersecurity across the bloc, the so-called ‘EU Cybersecurity Act’. In that context, we’ve just published our policy recommendations for lawmakers, in which we call on the EU to seize the opportunity to set a global policy norm for government vulnerability disclosure.
  • Testing Strategies for React and Redux
  • K Lars Lohn: Things Gateway - a Virtual Weather Station
  • Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – April 20th – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14. Thank you all for helping us make Mozilla a better place: gaby2300, micde, Jarrod Michell, Thomas Brooks.
  • Supporting Same-Site Cookies in Firefox 60
    Firefox 60 will introduce support for the same-site cookie attribute, which allows developers to gain more control over cookies. Since browsers will include cookies with every request to a website, most sites rely on this mechanism to determine whether users are logged in. Attackers can abuse the fact that cookies are automatically sent with every request to force a user to perform unwanted actions on the site where they are currently logged in. Such attacks, known as cross-site request forgeries (CSRF), allow attackers who control third-party code to perform fraudulent actions on the user’s behalf. Unfortunately current web architecture does not allow web applications to reliably distinguish between actions initiated by the user and those that are initiated by any of the third-party gadgets or scripts that they rely on.
  • Enterprise Policy Support in Firefox
    Last year, Mozilla ran a survey to find out top enterprise requirements for Firefox. Policy management (especially Windows Group Policy) was at the top of that list. For the past few months we’ve been working to build that support into Firefox in the form of a policy engine. The policy engine adds desktop configuration and customization features for enterprise users to Firefox. It works with any tool that wants to set policies including Windows Group Policy.
  • any.js
    Thanks to Ms2ger web-platform-tests is now even more awesome (not in the American sense). To avoid writing HTML boilerplate, web-platform-tests supports .window.js, .worker.js, and .any.js resources, for writing JavaScript that needs to run in a window, dedicated worker, or both at once. I very much recommend using these resource formats as they ease writing and reviewing tests and ensure APIs get tested across globals.
  • Alex Gibson: My fifth year working at Mozilla
    Today marks my fifth year working for Mozilla! This past year has been both fun and frantic, and overall was a really good year for both Mozilla and Firefox. Here’s a run down a few of the things I got to work on.

Fedora Workstation 28 Coming Soon

  • Warming up for Fedora Workstation 28
    Been some time now since my last update on what is happening in Fedora Workstation and with current plans to release Fedora Workstation 28 in early May I thought this could be a good time to write something. As usual this is just a small subset of what the team has been doing and I always end up feeling a bit bad for not talking about the avalanche of general fixes and improvements the team adds to each release.
  • Fedora Workstation 28 Is Shaping Up To Be Another Terrific Update
    Fedora Workstation 28 is shaping up to be another compelling update for those that are fans of this bleeding-edge Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution. I've been running Fedora Workstation 28 snapshots on a few laptops and test machines here and am quite happy with how it's shaped up as another Fedora release that delivers not only the latest features, but doing so in a seemingly sane and stable manner: I haven't encountered any problems unlike some of the past notorious Fedora releases from years ago. Overall, I am quite excited for next month's Fedora 28 release and will be upgrading my main production system to it.

Android Leftovers

Configuring local storage in Linux with Stratis

Configuring local storage is something desktop Linux users do very infrequently—maybe only once, during installation. Linux storage tech moves slowly, and many storage tools used 20 years ago are still used regularly today. But some things have improved since then. Why aren't people taking advantage of these new capabilities? This article is about Stratis, a new project that aims to bring storage advances to all Linux users, from the simple laptop single SSD to a hundred-disk array. Linux has the capabilities, but its lack of an easy-to-use solution has hindered widespread adoption. Stratis's goal is to make Linux's advanced storage features accessible. Read more