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How Wizards and Muggles Break Free from the Matrix

Monday 9th of April 2018 09:00:00 PM

Linux Journal: The obvious parts of that Matrix are maintained by Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Amazon and so on.

Use restic on Fedora for encrypted backups

Monday 9th of April 2018 08:00:00 PM

Restic is a fast, efficient, free and open source backup application that secures your data with AES-256 encryption.

MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity

Monday 9th of April 2018 07:00:00 PM

Jack Wallen says this distro can make anyone feel right at home on Linux. Image courtesy: MX Linux.

The Big Changes Merged This Week For The Linux 4.17 Kernel

Monday 9th of April 2018 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: We are now through the first week of the two week long Linux 4.17 kernel merge window process for introducing the new features/functionality to this next big kernel release.

Important Kernel Update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Patches 39 Security Vulnerabilities

Monday 9th of April 2018 05:00:00 PM

softpedia: The new kernel update addresses a total of 39 security vulnerabilities for the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The Shuf Command Tutorial With Examples For Beginners

Monday 9th of April 2018 04:00:00 PM

ostechnix: The Shuf Command Tutorial With Examples For Beginners

Aqua Extends Container Security Platform with Compliance Features

Monday 9th of April 2018 03:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Aqua Security brings enhanced policy and compliance capabilities to its container security platform.

What's New in Enso OS 0.2.1

Monday 9th of April 2018 02:00:00 PM

LinuxScoop: Enso OS 0.2.1 is the latest release of Enso Linux Distribution 0.2 series.

Linux sdiff Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

Monday 9th of April 2018 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: learn how to use sdiff

How to create a bash completion script

Monday 9th of April 2018 12:00:00 PM

Bash completion is a functionality through which bash helps users type their commands faster and easier.

20 Outstanding Backup Utilities for Linux Systems in 2018

Monday 9th of April 2018 11:00:00 AM

Backup on personal computers or servers is always important to prevent permanent data loss.

What NASA Has Been Doing About Open Science

Monday 9th of April 2018 01:00:00 AM

itsFOSS: How NASA is using Open Source approach to improve science I

2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the contrab command

Sunday 8th of April 2018 09:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Unfamiliar with the contrab command?

Symantec may violate Linux GPL in Norton Core Router

Sunday 8th of April 2018 05:00:00 PM

ZDnet: A top Linux security programmer, Matthew Garrett, has discovered Linux in Symantec's Norton Core Router.

Newsboat - An RSS/Atom Feed Reader for Linux Terminals

Sunday 8th of April 2018 01:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Newsboat is a free, open source RSS/Atom feed reader for Linux terminals.

How To Register The Oracle Linux System With The Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

Sunday 8th of April 2018 01:00:00 AM

2DayGeek: This tutorial helps you to register the oracle Linux system with ULN and it's offers useful packages that are not included in the original distribution.

Submitting my first patch to the Linux kernel

Saturday 7th of April 2018 09:00:00 PM Here's how I went from Linux newbie to community contributor...

How to Install Spotify on Ubuntu/Debian and Fedora Using Snap

Saturday 7th of April 2018 05:00:00 PM

fossmint: Use the snapd service to put a Spotify desktop client on your Linux workstation

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Final Beta Released, Available for Download Now

Saturday 7th of April 2018 02:00:00 AM

softpedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is Canonical's seventh LTS (Long Term Support) release, and it comes with several exciting changes for the Ubuntu community.

How to Install and Dual-Boot Ubuntu on Mac

Friday 6th of April 2018 10:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: It is easy to dual boot Ubuntu on Mac.

More in Tux Machines

GitLab Web IDE

  • GitLab Web IDE Goes GA and Open-Source in GitLab 10.7
    GitLab Web IDE, aimed to simplify the workflow of accepting merge requests, is generally available in GitLab 10.7, along with other features aimed to improve C++ and Go code security and improve Kubernets integration. The GitLab Web IDE was initially released as a beta in GitLab 10.4 Ultimate with the goal of streamlining the workflow to contribute small fixes and to resolve merge requests without requiring the developer to stash their changes and switch to a new branch locally, then back. This could be of particular interest to developers who have a significant number of PRs to review, as well as to developers starting their journey with Git.
  • GitLab open sources its Web IDE
    GitLab has announced its Web IDE is now generally available and open sourced as part of the GitLab 10.7 release. The Web IDE was first introduced in GitLab Ultimate 10.4. It is designed to enable developers to change multiple files, preview Markdown, review changes and commit directly within a browser. “At GitLab, we want everyone to be able to contribute, whether you are working on your first commit and getting familiar with git, or an experienced developer reviewing a stack of changes. Setting up a local development environment, or needing to stash changes and switch branches locally, can add friction to the development process,” Joshua Lambert, senior product manager of monitoring and distribution at GitLab, wrote in a post.

Record Terminal Activity For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

At times system administrators and developers need to use many, complex and lengthy commands in order to perform a critical task. Most of the users will copy those commands and output generated by those respective commands in a text file for review or future reference. Of course, “history” feature of the shell will help you in getting the list of commands used in the past but it won’t help in getting the output generated for those commands. Read

Linux Kernel Maintainer Statistics

As part of preparing my last two talks at LCA on the kernel community, “Burning Down the Castle” and “Maintainers Don’t Scale”, I have looked into how the Kernel’s maintainer structure can be measured. One very interesting approach is looking at the pull request flows, for example done in the LWN article “How 4.4’s patches got to the mainline”. Note that in the linux kernel process, pull requests are only used to submit development from entire subsystems, not individual contributions. What I’m trying to work out here isn’t so much the overall patch flow, but focusing on how maintainers work, and how that’s different in different subsystems. Read more

Security: Updates, Trustjacking, Breach Detection

  • Security updates for Monday
  • iOS Trustjacking – A Dangerous New iOS Vulnerability
    An iPhone user's worst nightmare is to have someone gain persistent control over his/her device, including the ability to record and control all activity without even needing to be in the same room. In this blog post, we present a new vulnerability called “Trustjacking”, which allows an attacker to do exactly that. This vulnerability exploits an iOS feature called iTunes Wi-Fi sync, which allows a user to manage their iOS device without physically connecting it to their computer. A single tap by the iOS device owner when the two are connected to the same network allows an attacker to gain permanent control over the device. In addition, we will walk through past related vulnerabilities and show the changes that Apple has made in order to mitigate them, and why these are not enough to prevent similar attacks.
  • What Is ‘Trustjacking’? How This New iOS Vulnerability Allows Remote Hacking?
    This new vulnerability called trustjacking exploits a convenient WiFi feature, which allows iOS device owners to manage their devices and access data, even when they are not in the same location anymore.
  • Breach detection with Linux filesystem forensics
    Forensic analysis of a Linux disk image is often part of incident response to determine if a breach has occurred. Linux forensics is a different and fascinating world compared to Microsoft Windows forensics. In this article, I will analyze a disk image from a potentially compromised Linux system in order to determine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the incident and create event and filesystem timelines. Finally, I will extract artifacts of interest from the disk image. In this tutorial, we will use some new tools and some old tools in creative, new ways to perform a forensic analysis of a disk image.