In October, a DDoS attack on Dyn's infrastructure took down a big chunk of the internet, making sites like Amazon and Twitter inaccessible. It was the first major attack involving IoT (internet of things) devices. Fortunately, it was also a benign attack: no one got hurt, no one died.
However, the next attack could be catastrophic. No one knows when it will happen. No one knows the magnitude.
Android Marshmallow on PC Falls Flat
The Android-x86 Project eventually may become a viable operating system alternative for your desktop and laptops computers, but it's not there yet. You will have to wait a while for the developers to fix a number of failures with the latest release upgrading Android-x86 to Marshmallow 6.0.1.
The developers late this summer released the first stable version of Android-x86 6.0, codenamed "Marshmallow." Android-x86 lets you run the Android OS with the Google Chrome browser on your desktop and laptop computers, rather than buying one of the qualified Chromebooks with the Google Play Store features bolted on.
Korora 25 Linux Released, Based on Fedora 25 Ships with Cinnamon 3.2, MATE 1.16
On December 7, 2016, the development team behind the Fedora-based Korora Linux operating system proudly announced the release and general availability of Korora 25.
SparkyLinux 4.5.1 MinimalGUI ISO Respin Improves the Sparky Advanced Installer
Only four days after the official release of the Debian-based SparkyLinux 4.5 operating system, the development team published an update MinimalGUI ISO image dubbed SparkyLinux 4.5.1.
BBM coming to Tizen Smartphones, will help boost Indonesian sales
Whilst BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) might not be seen as an attractive messaging application as it once was, due to the decline in popularity of the BlackBerry Operating System (OS), in some countries it is still continuing to thrive. Worldwide we are possibly looking at over 190 million users, with about 60 million located in Indonesia, a country that has recently had the Samsung Z2 released there.
MAME 0.180 Open-Source Arcade Machine Emulator Lets You Play Atari Space Lords
The MAME open-source emulator program that makes it possible to play a lot of classic arcade games and emulates a large number of old computers, such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, GameBoy, and Atari 2600, received a major update.
Audacious 3.8.1 Open-Source Music Player Supports Opus Cover Art in the Info Bar
More than two months after the release of the major Audacious 3.8 open-source and cross-platform music player software for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating system, the first maintenance update arrives on December 6, 2016.