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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Steam On Linux Now Offers 600+ Games

    Two months ago I wrote about Steam having 500+ Linux games while now to start off August they have crossed the 600 game threshold.

  • Steam Survey Results For July 2014 Show A Slight Drop In Linux Usage

    With the start of a new month comes updates to Steam's hardware/software survey by those running this multi-platform gaming software.

    Compared to last month's results, Steam Linux usage dipped slightly to 1.11% from 1.20% the month prior. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit lost some ground though Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS rolled out in this time to reflect the shift, while Linux Mint 17 Qiana gained a little bit.

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Security Leftovers

  • DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw
    Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.
  • Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs
    The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren’t. It turns out this isn’t true. Two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of all the top PC makers can also hit the firmware of MACs. What’s more, the researchers have designed a proof-of-concept worm for the first time that would allow a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, without the need for them to be networked.

Brocade CEO: Transition To Open Source Will Be Difficult For Cisco

Communications CEO Lloyd Carney said traditional vendors like Cisco will have a tough time adapting to a more software-defined, open source space. That's because traditional vendors like Cisco's revenue streams are tied to closed architectures, Carney said. Read more