Parrot Security OS 3.1 Distro for Ethical Hackers Moves to Linux Kernel 4.6
The guys over Parrot Security OS have announced that the first point release of the 3.x series of the Debian-based distribution designed for security professional and ethical hackers is now available for download.
In less than five days, the fourth annual Flock conference will take place in Kraków, Poland. This is Fedora’s premier contributor event each year, alternately taking place in North America and Europe. Attendance is completely free for anyone at all, so if you happen to be in the area (maybe hanging around after World Youth Day going on right now), you should certainly stop in!
linux.conf.au, otherwise known as LCA, is one of the world's longest-running open source events. LCA has been held in a different city around Australia and New Zealand almost every year since 1999. Despite the name, linux.conf.au is a generalist open source conference. LCA hasn't been just about Linux for a long time. Rather, the conference focuses on everything to do with open source: the software, hardware, and network protocols that underly it. LCA also has a strong track on free and open culture, exploring how open source interacts with science, government, and the law.
Please note that the systemd.conf 2016 Call for Participation ends on Monday, on Aug. 1st! Please send in your talk proposal by then! We’ve already got a good number of excellent submissions, but we are very interested in yours, too!
There really was a Dan Murphy. An indomitable, feisty spiritual son of Ireland who single-handedly disrupted the cosy 1960s world of recommended retail priced liquor in Australia.
With just a handful of stores, all in Melbourne, he was the Aldi of his day. Even though Murphy accounted for a small share of industry turnover, his aggressive price point forced giants to follow suit.
That's why the open source cloud storage system OwnCloud is so important. Offering cloud at a fraction of the cost of a proprietary service, it helps keep the major players honest.
So it's concerning OwnCloud has hit a major snag. In the lingo of the open source world, it's forked.
The best part about open source for application delivery is the sheer breadth of tooling available to create and deploy apps. That's also the worst part.
Flynn, an open source platform-as-a-service now entering its 1.0 phase, deploys apps on an open source infrastructure without requiring the user to stitch together a disparate line of components to be useful.
Nobody ever said security was easy (other than just about every vendor at just about every expo) but claiming 'difficulty' as a reason not to bother is something of a first.
Yet that's precisely what Motorola appears to have done. When journalists asked at the launch of the Moto Z smartphone if it would commit to monthly Android OTA security updates, Motorola replied with a straight no.
One review of the device then went on to suggest, quite rightly, that this was not a good thing. Motorola responded with a statement that the "Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be supported with patches from Android Security Bulletins" which left the matter as clear as mud.
In a sign that the final version of Nougat is coming soon, one Nexus 6P user has apparently received a confidential Googlers-only OTA with an updated build of Android 7.0. While DP5 was NPD90G, this internal dogfood version is NRD90M…
That title may sound a bit “fanboyish”, but unfortunately, for Android Auto it is 100% true. You see, every Android manufacturer handles USB connections a bit differently. For example on my Nexus 6P, all I need to do is plug it in and it starts working perfectly fine with Android Auto. The same goes for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. But when it comes to the LG G5, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it recognizes the device for a second, then acts like it isn’t plugged in. Every so often I have to change the USB mode on the LG G5, which isn’t a good user experience at all.
Microsoft Corp. is more that doubling an earlier job cut plan, part of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s move to pare the company’s smartphone ambitions.
Some 2,850 positions worldwide will be eliminated in fiscal 2017, the company said Thursday in a regulatory filing. That’s in addition to 1,850 job cuts, primarily in the smartphone hardware business and sales, announced in May.
CORTANA IS taking over. The forthcoming Anniversary Update of Windows 10 has shown a new twist in Microsoft's 'do as we say' attitude towards customers.
It appears that the update, due for release on 2 August, just three days after the end of the free upgrade period for Windows 10, removes the ability to turn personal assistant bot Cortana off, reported PC World (not that one, the IDG one).
In all fairness, the upshot of this is fairly minimal. Cortana butts into your computing only if it's told to, and it's very easy for it not to.
However, the fact that it's always on means that it's always collecting metadata, and that might leave some people feeling a tad uncomfortable.
Microsoft is facing two more lawsuits over the company’s questionable Windows 10 upgrade tactics. Both suits are seeking class-action status.
The first suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Florida. It alleges that Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade prompts “violated laws governing unsolicited electronic advertisements,” as reported by The Seattle Times. The suit also says Microsoft’s tactics are against the Federal Trade Commission’s rules on deceptive and unfair practices.
The second suit was filed in June in Haifa, Israel alleging that Microsoft installed Windows 10 on users’ computers without consent. Microsoft already paid out a $10,000 award in a previous U.S. suit over similar circumstances.
Microsoft told the Seattle Times it believes the suits won’t succeed. The Times also reports that Microsoft said Windows 10 upgrades (the Times report called them “updates”) are a “choice, not a requirement.”
The story behind the story: That’s quite a disingenuous statement considering that Microsoft violated the known behavior of the Windows interface to essentially trick people into upgrading.
Fedora 24 Linux OS Gets New, Updated Lives ISOs with Latest Security Patches
Founder of The Fedora Unity Project and Fedora Ambassador, Ben Williams, is happy to report that updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system are now available for download.