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Open Source Software: Secure Except When It Isn't

Sunday 20th of November 2016 02:00:00 AM

devproconnections: Linux and open source used to be 99% secure -- or so we thought.

Go Beyond Local with Secure Shell

Saturday 19th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM To administer a remote server, you need tools that can reach beyond the local. With ssh and scp, however, you can easily work with remote machines to make your admin life considerably easier.

When Trying Out Tumbleweed, It's Easy To See Why OpenSUSE Leap Disabled Nouveau

Saturday 19th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Earlier this month with openSUSE 42.2 RC2 they made the decision to disable Nouveau 3D support by default.

GStreamer 1.10.0 Open Source Multimedia Framework Gets Its First Point Release

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:00:00 PM

GStreamer 1.10 is the latest stable and most advanced branch of the project, bringing a large number of new features and improvements

KDE Applications 16.12 Enters Beta Testing, Final Release Arrives on December 15

Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:00 AM

The development cycle of the KDE Applications 16.12 software suite will continue with another snapshot

Docker Containers and Synnex? Oh My

Friday 18th of November 2016 11:00:00 PM

In a quiet corner at Synnex Varnex, Rob Moyer pulls back the curtain (a bit) on the Synnex CloudSolv strategy.

This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

Friday 18th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM System76's 15.6-inch Oryx Pro with a 4K screen starts at 1,789, and goes up to $7,012 with the ultimate features

4 tips for DIY makers

Friday 18th of November 2016 09:00:00 PM

If you're considering making your DIY project open, here are the four things you should consider.

Bypass ISP Website Censorship With Alkasir 2.0

Friday 18th of November 2016 08:00:00 PM

 webupd8: Alkasir is a free, open source website censorship circumvention tool, available for Linux

How to Install GoLang (Go Programming Language) in Linux

Friday 18th of November 2016 07:00:00 PM

Go (also referred to as GoLang) is an open source and lower level programming language designed to enable users to easily write simple, reliable, and highly efficient computer programs.

5 Fun Raspberry Pi Projects: Getting Started

Friday 18th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM With so much available and so many possibilities, it can be intimidating to know where to start.

GCC 6.2 vs. Clang 3.9 Compiler Performance On Clear Linux With Intel Kaby Lake

Friday 18th of November 2016 05:00:00 PM

Phoronix: For the latest benchmarking off MSI's Cubi 2 with Core i5 Kaby Lake CPU are some GCC and LLVM Clang compiler benchmarks on Intel's Clear Linux distribution.

Wireshark 2.2.2 Network Protocol Analyzer Brings over 30 Security and Bug Fixes

Friday 18th of November 2016 04:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Wireshark 2.2.2 is here one and a half months after the first point release for the 2.2 series of the applications, bringing over 30 security and bug fixes.

Latest Banana Pi offers SATA and 2GB RAM

Friday 18th of November 2016 03:00:00 PM

 hackerboards: Sinovoip's $48, open spec, Linux- and Android-friendly "Banana Pi M2 Ultra" single board computer adds SATA support and 2GB RAM, plus a new quad-core Cortex-A7 Allwinner R40 SoC.

How to add to bash $PATH permanently on Linux

Friday 18th of November 2016 02:00:00 PM

 nixcraft:  How do I permanently set $PATH on Linux?

Exponential change in IT requires continuous improvement ? Here's how to get there

Friday 18th of November 2016 01:00:00 PM

 enterprisersproject: Even a startup can be plagued by legacy technology in 4-5 years if they aren't following a model of continuous improvement.

Introduction to Tracktion 5 DAW on Linux

Friday 18th of November 2016 12:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Tracktion is one of the most popular digital audio workstations and one of the very few that are available for the Linux platform along with the magnificent Ardour.

Setting up a periodic badware scan on Fedora Linux

Friday 18th of November 2016 07:00:00 AM

ClamAV requires a bit of configuration, and as a Fedora user you must work around some issues with the packages.

spf13-vim - The Ultimate Distribution for Vim Editor

Friday 18th of November 2016 03:00:00 AM

 tecmint: spf13-vim is a cross platform and highly customizable assortment of vim plugins and various resources for Vim, GVim and MacVim.

OpenSUSE 42.2 Merges Best Features of Enterprise, Community Models

Friday 18th of November 2016 01:00:00 AM

eWEEK: In the world of Linux distributions, users are often faced with the option of choosing an enterprise-grade distribution or a community distribution.

More in Tux Machines

Remembering Linux Installfests

Ah, yes. I remember the good old days when you had to be a real man or woman to install Linux, and the first time you tried you ended up saying something like “Help!” or maybe “Mommmmyyyyy!” Really, kids, that’s how it was. Stacks of floppies that took about 7,000 hours to download over your 16 baud connection. Times sure have changed, haven’t they? I remember Caldera advertising that their distribution autodetected 1,500 different monitors. I wrote an article titled “Monitor Number 1501,” because it didn’t detect my monitor. And sound. Getting sound going in Linux took mighty feats of systemic administsationish strength. Mere mortals could not do it. And that’s why we had installfests: so mighty Linux he-men and she-women could come down from the top of Slackware Mountain or the Red Hat Volcano and share their godlike wisdom with us. We gladly packed up our computers and took them to the installfest location (often at a college, since many Linux-skilled people were collegians) and walked away with Linuxized computers. Praise be! Read more

What New Is Going To Be In Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'

Right on the heels of Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Ubuntu 17.04 is currently scheduled for release on April 13, 2017 but know that this is only an estimate. One thing to know is that all things being equal, it is going to be released in April 2017. Ubuntu Zesty Zapus will be supported for only 9 months until January 2018 as it is not a LTS (long term support) release. Read

Security News

  • News in brief: DirtyCOW patched for Android; naked lack of security; South Korea hacked
  • Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels
    Researchers from antivirus provider Eset said "Stegano," as they've dubbed the campaign, dates back to 2014. Beginning in early October, its unusually stealthy operators scored a major coup by getting the ads displayed on a variety of unnamed reputable news sites, each with millions of daily visitors. Borrowing from the word steganography—the practice of concealing secret messages inside a larger document that dates back to at least 440 BC—Stegano hides parts of its malicious code in parameters controlling the transparency of pixels used to display banner ads. While the attack code alters the tone or color of the images, the changes are almost invisible to the untrained eye.
  • Backdoor accounts found in 80 Sony IP security camera models
    Many network security cameras made by Sony could be taken over by hackers and infected with botnet malware if their firmware is not updated to the latest version. Researchers from SEC Consult have found two backdoor accounts that exist in 80 models of professional Sony security cameras, mainly used by companies and government agencies given their high price. One set of hard-coded credentials is in the Web interface and allows a remote attacker to send requests that would enable the Telnet service on the camera, the SEC Consult researchers said in an advisory Tuesday.
  • I'm giving up on PGP
    After years of wrestling GnuPG with varying levels of enthusiasm, I came to the conclusion that it's just not worth it, and I'm giving up. At least on the concept of long term PGP keys. This is not about the gpg tool itself, or about tools at all. Many already wrote about that. It's about the long term PGP key model—be it secured by Web of Trust, fingerprints or Trust on First Use—and how it failed me.

OpenSUSE Ends Support For Binary AMD Graphics Driver

Bruno Friedmann has announced the end to AMD proprietary driver fglrx support in openSUSE while also announcing they don't plan to support the hybrid proprietary AMDGPU-PRO stack either. Friedmann wrote, "Say goodbye fglrx!, repeat after me, goodbye fglrx... [In regards to the newer AMDGPU-PRO stack] I will certainly not help proprietary crap, if I don’t have a solid base to work with, and a bit of help from their side. I wish good luck to those who want to try those drivers, I’ve got a look inside, and got a blame face." Read more