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Librem 5 Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Ends with $2 Million

Monday 23rd of October 2017 09:00:00 PM

Librem 5 was successfully crowdfunded about two weeks ago when it surpassed its goal of $1.5 million, but the campaign continued to run

Wine 2.0 Gets Third Stability Update with Improvements for Adobe Premiere, More

Monday 23rd of October 2017 08:00:00 PM

Wine 2.0.3 comes three months after the previous maintenance release

GNOME 3.28 Linux Desktop Environment Development Kicks Off with First Snapshot

Monday 23rd of October 2017 07:00:00 PM

softpedia: With a three-day delay, the GNOME 3.27.1 milestone has been released this past weekend for early adopters

How to manage casual contributors to open source projects

Monday 23rd of October 2017 06:00:00 PM Try these strategies to better utilize contributions from your project's episodic volunteers.

How to Monitor and Detect Modified Files using Tripwire IDS on Ubuntu 16.04

Monday 23rd of October 2017 05:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Tripwire is a free and open source Intrusion Detection System (IDS).

5 ways to invigorate education with Raspberry Pi

Monday 23rd of October 2017 04:03:37 PM

Raspberry Pi and open source software are great options for teaching computers to students, teachers, and librarians.

How to explain Kubernetes in plain English

Monday 23rd of October 2017 04:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: Guidance on how to explain Kubernetes and orchestration in plain terms that people can at least begin to understand.

Updated Settings Application in Fedora 27 Workstation

Monday 23rd of October 2017 03:00:00 PM

FedoraMagazine: Fedora 27 Workstation is slated for release soon, and it ships with version 3.26 of GNOME.

How to Enable or Disable SELinux Boolean Values

Monday 23rd of October 2017 02:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a security mechanism for mandatory access control (MAC) implemented in the Linux kernel.

Linux 4.14 rc6

Monday 23rd of October 2017 01:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: By delaying things, I got a couple more ull requests in from Greg. Yay, I guess?

Microsoft and Nokia's Patent Trolls by Proxy: First Conversant, Now Provenance Asset Group Holdings LLC

Monday 23rd of October 2017 11:00:00 AM

techrights: Microsoft's shell game with patents (passing Android-hostile patents to trolls) carries on and publishers funded by these trolls offer the details, albeit vaguely and with obvious spin

LXQt 0.12.0 Desktop Environment Released with Better Support for HDPI Displays

Monday 23rd of October 2017 05:00:00 AM

While the LXQt team continues to work hard on the first mature update of LXQt, version 1.0.0, fans of the lightweight GNU/Linux desktop environment based on the Qt technologies can now install a newer update

Success! Beelink S1 Running Linux ?- Courtesy of the Open Source Community

Monday 23rd of October 2017 01:00:00 AM

From limited testing, the Beelink S1 functions as an excellent, inexpensive Linux-based mini PC.

How to Install and Configure latest version of Ansible on Ubuntu Linux

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 09:00:00 PM

Nixcraft: Ansible is a simple and easy to use IT automation tool.

Surprise Announcement Changes Container Landscape at DockerCon EU

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 05:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The Dockercon EU conference was loaded with content and news, including a big Kubernetes announcement.

9 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 01:00:00 PM

Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10

Tech Comics: Mini Geek

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 01:00:00 AM

 Datamation: Sometimes results don't match plans, even for the most dedicated geek.

Ubuntu Linux will never be the same after version 17.10

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:00:00 PM

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is here with the GNOME desktop as its new interface, as Ubuntu bids adieu to its own takes on the Linux desktop.

Install Let's Encrypt and Secure Nginx with SSL/TLS in Debian 9

Saturday 21st of October 2017 05:00:00 PM

This tutorial will show you how to install and secure a Nginx web server on Debian 9 with a TLS certificate issued for free by the Let's Encrypt Certificate Authority.

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Security: Google, Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), Quad9 and More

  • Google investigators find hackers swipe nearly 250,000 passwords a week
    Hackers are constantly trying to break into Google accounts, so Google researchers spent a year tracing how hackers steal passwords and expose them on the internet's black market. To gather hard evidence about the tools hackers use to swipe passwords, Google collaborated with University of California Berkeley cybersecurity experts to track activity on some of these markets. On Thursday, they published their results.
  • Time Will Tell if the New Vulnerabilities Equities Process Is a Step Forward for Transparency
    The White House has released a new and apparently improved Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), showing signs that there will be more transparency into the government’s knowledge and use of zero day vulnerabilities. In recent years, the U.S. intelligence community has faced questions about whether it “stockpiles” vulnerabilities rather than disclosing them to affected companies or organizations, and this scrutiny has only ramped up after groups like the Shadow Brokers have leaked powerful government exploits. According to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce, the form of yesterday’s release and the revised policy itself are intended to highlight the government’s commitment to transparency because it’s “the right thing to do.”
  • Security updates for Friday
  • Quad9 Secure DNS Service Embeds IBM Security Intelligence
  • New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone
    The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and Packet Clearing House to launch a free public Domain Name Service system. That system is intended to block domains associated with botnets, phishing attacks, and other malicious Internet hosts—primarily targeted at organizations that don't run their own DNS blacklisting and whitelisting services. Called Quad9 (after the Internet Protocol address the service has obtained), the service works like any other public DNS server (such as Google's), except that it won't return name resolutions for sites that are identified via threat feeds the service aggregates daily.
  • The Internet of Shit is so manifestly insecure that people are staying away from it in droves
  • Security updates for Thursday
  • [Ubuntu] Security Team Weekly Summary: November 16, 2017
  • Hacking Blockchain with Smart Contracts to Control a Botnet
    Blockchain has been hailed by some in the technology industry as a potential method to help improve cyber security. However, security researcher Majid Malaika warns that Blockchain can potentially be abused to enable a new form of botnet that would be very difficult to take down. Malaika detailed his Blockchain-powered botnet in a session at the SecTor security conference on Nov. 15. The overall attack method has been dubbed "Botract" by Malaika, as it abuses inherent functionality in the smart contracts that help to enable Blockchain.
  • What Can The Philosophy of Unix Teach Us About Security?

Graphics: AMD and NVIDIA

  • R600 Gallium3D Shader Image Support Lands, Other R600g Patches Pending
    As a follow-up to OpenGL 4.2 Support Could Soon Land For AMD Cayman GPUs On R600g, the patches have landed in Mesa 17.4-dev Git! Plus other R600g patches are on the mailing list for review. These shader image support patches for R600g expose OpenGL's ARB_shader_image_size and ARB_shader_image_load_store for Radeon HD 5000/6000 series. In the process, this ends up taking Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" GPUs to having OpenGL 4.2 compliance from 4.1 with the shader image support having been the last blocker. Other GPUs on R600g remain at OpenGL 3.3 due to lacking FP64 support, as outlined more extensively in that previous article.
  • GeForce GTX 900 Series Re-Clocking Patches Updated By Karol Herbst
    Frequent Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver contributor Karol Herbst has posted his latest patch series in working towards GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell 2" graphics processor re-clocking.
  • 25 More AMDGPU DC Patches, Mostly Focused On Raven DCN
    DCN in this context is for current the DCN 1.0 Raven Ridge family of display engines. The just-launched Vega+Zen APUs feature a new display engine and that's what this DCN code is for, which is also under a separate Kconfig tunable from the rest of AMDGPU DC.

Development of Linux 4.15

  • Broadcom Hurricane 2 & Allwinner R40 Supported By Linux 4.15
    More ARM platform upstreaming has taken place for the Linux 4.15 kernel development cycle among other ARM hardware improvements.
  • Intel Coffee Lake & Cannonlake Thermal Support In Linux 4.15
    While Intel Coffee Lake hardware is shipping already, a few bits of tardy kernel code for these "8th Gen Core" CPUs is only hitting the Linux 4.15 kernel. The Intel DRM driver is most notably enabling Coffee Lake graphics by default in 4.15, but there's also some thermal code now landing among other changes now happening. Zhang Rui sent in the thermal updates for Linux 4.15 on Thursday and they include late additions for Coffee Lake but at the same time the relevant additions for Cannonlake that will be shipping in 2018 as the next-gen Intel CPUs.
  • AMDGPU DC Pull Request Submitted For Linux 4.15 Kernel - 132,395 Lines Of Code
    One day after submitting the main DRM feature pull request for Linux 4.15, David Airlie of Red Hat has submitted the secondary pull request that would feature the long-awaited introduction of AMDGPU DC into the mainline kernel.

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