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  • SDL2 Lands Long-Sought Geometry Render API - Phoronix

    While not making it for last week's SDL 2.0.16 release, merged on Wednesday to the SDL2 development code is an "SDL_GeometryRender" interface that stems from feature requests going back nearly a decade for this graphics API independent triangle rendering API.

    Going back to 2012 was a bug report about desiring the ability with SDL to be able to render polygons with an SDL-defined API. And then in 2013 was a patch about adding a SDL_RenderGeometry interface that at the time allowed geometry rendering with OpenGL / OpenGL ES (ES2).

  • Godot Engine - Dev snapshot: Godot 3.4 beta 4

    The upcoming Godot 3.4 release will provide a number of new features which have been backported from the 4.0 development branch (see our release policy for details on the various Godot versions). This beta 4 build provides additional features and fixes to bugs reported against previous builds.

    If you already reviewed the changelog for the previous beta, you can skip right to the differences between beta 3 and beta 4.

  • Splitgate to remain in Open Beta 'for the foreseeable future', adds 2v2 Ranked mode | GamingOnLinux

    1047 Games have announced that due to the explosion in popularity that Splitgate, the FPS with portals will see the current Open Beta extended with no end date.

    They also recently announced that Splitgate has officially seen more than 10 million downloads, with server capacity being increased once again to cope with the rush of players flowing in to see what the fuss is about. 1047 also teased that there will be a "significant announcement" for players at this month's Gamescom 2021 which begins on August 24.

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Security Leftovers

  • Scanning Docker for Secrets - Infosecurity Magazine

    Owing to their structure and usage, docker images are likely to contain hidden secrets

  • Top IT Asset Management Tools for Security
  • Sensitive information of 30k Florida healthcare workers exposed in unprotected database
  • Security, Privacy Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

    “There are multitudes of ways in which AI is particularly useful in the healthcare context. But there are a whole host of concerns in terms of how we regulate AI, particularly because AI is so dependent on gathering large blocks of data in order to learn,” Malek explained. “When you consider that, you see that there are data privacy and cybersecurity issues, ethical issues, and safety issues.” The volume of data that AI models can maintain is staggering. Without the proper safeguards and regulatory assurances, AI could pose risks to patient data security and privacy. When it comes to protected health information (PHI), covered entities have a duty under HIPAA to protect patient data. Engaging with any third-party vendor comes with risks that should be carefully assessed.

  • Still paying for antivirus software? Experts say you probably don't need it [Ed: The advice here it poor; operating systems with back doors are not secure and the solution isn't in them but outside them, and not AV snake oil]
  • American diplomats' iPhones reportedly compromised by NSO Group intrusion software

    The Apple iPhones of at least nine US State Department officials were compromised by an unidentified entity using NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, according to a report published Friday by Reuters. NSO Group in an email to The Register said it has blocked an unnamed customers' access to its system upon receiving an inquiry about the incident but has yet to confirm whether its software was involved. "Once the inquiry was received, and before any investigation under our compliance policy, we have decided to immediately terminate relevant customers’ access to the system, due to the severity of the allegations," an NSO spokesperson told The Register in an email. "To this point, we haven’t received any information nor the phone numbers, nor any indication that NSO’s tools were used in this case."

Free Software: WordPress, Strapi, Mentors, and Firmware Conference 2021

  • Add CAPTCHA protection that’s not reCAPTCHA to a WordPress site – LinuxBSDos.com

    Want to add CAPTCHA protection that is not Google’s reCAPTCHA to the login page of your WordPress website? There is a WordPress plugin for that! And that’s how I ended up using CAPTCHA to protect the login page of this website. It was not planned, though. You see, it just so happened that I was trying to replace Google reCAPTCHA on a newsletter subscription plugin I wanted to use for this website. So I installed the CAPTCHA plugin, but I couldn’t get it to work as well as the default reCAPTCHA on the newsletter subscription form.

  • Strapi v4: Big changes in latest release of this open-source 'headless' CMS | ZDNet

    Strapi, the company behind the most popular open-source headless content management system (CMS) of the same name, has launched the next stable release of Strapi v4. This includes a new design system, user interface, plug-in Application Programming Interface (API), database query engine, and improved REST and GraphQL API performance.

  • 7 tips for virtual mentorship in open source | Opensource.com

    In open source, contributors collaborate across various projects, regions, and time zones. There are often untapped opportunities to create mentorship relationships through this distributed engagement. A mentorship is mutually beneficial to both the mentor and mentee when both parties are committed to the relationship's success. Both the mentor and mentee grow professionally in the process. For example, the mentor develops their leadership skills, evolves, and prepares for career advancement. Here are a few ways to effectively build a positive mentorship relationship.

  • Open-Source Firmware Conference 2021 Videos Now Available - Phoronix

    Taking place this week was the annual Open-Source Firmware Conference "OSFC" devoted to open-source firmware from Coreboot to open-source BMC solutions and other low-level booting/initialization efforts. OSFC 2021 was once again a virtual affair due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organizing the event was Meta (Facebook), 9elements Cyber Security, and Google. Talks this year covered U-BMC, the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS), Oreboot, Arm SystemReady effort for the Raspberry Pi, Arm LBBR, Coreboot, Slim Bootloader, and more.

New Videos: Python Hate, Learning GNU/Linux, and Common Ways Arch Linux & Rolling Releases Break

Windows Vs Linux: 7 Reasons To Switch To Linux

The view that Linux is a server operating system only is an outdated view. There are hundreds of Linux distributions designed specifically to be beneficial for the average desktop/laptop user, and it is perhaps time you consider switching to Linux from Windows. When we talk about switching to Linux, we talk about using distributions like Ubuntu or Linux Mint instead of your Windows installation. Of course, you don’t have to get rid of Windows at the same day either; you can install Linux side by side with Windows if you wish, until you have finally made your mind about it. Read more