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Bradypus variegatus aka Zenwalk's Mr. Kernel

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Linux

beranger.org: The recent Linux kernel local escalation of privilege is indeed a local vulnerability, however this should by no means neglected as minor: most of the vulnerabilities found in so many packages are local vulnerabilities, yet patches are issued responsibly (i.e. in a timely manner) by all the mainstream distros who ship the respective packages.

KGRUBEditor — A GRUB Editor for KDE 4

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Software

phorolinux.com: KGRUBEditor is a visual GRUB configuration editor for KDE 4. With KGRUBEditor, you can edit GRUB entries and alter GRUB settings. KGRUBEditor is very easy-to-use. The latest version of KGRUBEditor is 0.5b. You can get it at KDE-Apps.org web site.

Today the start of the Ubuntu Developer Week!

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Ubuntu

daniel.holba.ch: It’s an excellent day to get started developing Ubuntu! You never attended an event like Ubuntu Open Week before? Here’s how it works:

Negroponte: OLPC Machine Will Be $50 in 2011

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OLPC

blog.wired.com: "The target has been $100… And we'll get there before the end of 2009," Negroponte said. "(The price) will get down to $50 in 2011."

Firefox Stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Design better Web pages with Firefox extensions

  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Beta 3
  • Firefox 3.0 beta plugs memory leaks says Mozilla
  • How to install Flash for Firefox 3 beta in Ubuntu
  • Fun stuff for Firefox users

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 18 February 2008

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Gentoo

This month's issue implements some of the interesting suggestions we received from our readers. The security statistics have been removed, since it seemed to add a lot of clutter with little value-addition to the newsletter. Graphical bugzilla and package statistics is another feature we implemented.

Install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

linuxhelp.blogspot: AWN - short for Avant Window Navigator is a dock like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It provides similar effects as the Dock in Mac OSX Leopard.

New informal security organization: oss-security

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OSS

Vincent Danen: A few of us on vendor-sec have decided to pull some cross-vendor resources and we’ve put together a new informal organization, similar to vendor-sec, but for a more “general public”. It’s primarily a wiki of various security-related information and a mailing list for OSS vendors and authors to be able to discuss public security issues.

Review: PCLinuxOS Gnome 2.21.2

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PCLOS

jon-reagan.blogspot: PCLinuxOS Gnome 2.21.2 is PCLinuxOS with, well, Gnome 2.21.2. PCLinuxOS is one of the most popular Linux distributions that is built and run by a community of users.

Linux Is A Community.

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Linux

oneclicklinux.blogspot: Folks always ask me if it's easy to make the move to Linux. I tell them it is. It's very easy to move to Linux. But, the big key to getting any Linux Distro to work well for you, and to make a successful and smooth move, is to get involved in the Linux community.

shorts & stuff

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News
  • arch linux on olpc xo-1

  • Music recording studio in Ubuntu Hardy
  • Suse vs Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu random crash glitch solved (For me)
  • Creating a Linux Music Studio

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 10 Steps to Convert a Windows User to Linux

  • Creating a shared home partition between Mac OS X and Linux
  • Linux Tip No. 18: Restart Network Service
  • Configuring Xen HA with Heartbeat for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Dawn of War on Linux (How-to guide)
  • KDE-Improve Your Lock Screen Button!

Where KDE 4 Falls

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KDE

paulbeesley.com: When KDE 4 was released, I rushed to grab the brand new packages like a kid on Christmas day. Now, a few weeks on, I can share some of the problems that I encountered that would pose a real problem for the average user.

Virtual Testing - Xen Vs. KVM

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Software

nuxified.org: Some of you might know that I use virtualization for quite some time already, usually to test other OSs and the development of EasyLFS without having to leave my working-environment, and without having to have a free partition.

Firefox 3 Beta 3 Brings a New Browsing Interface

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Moz/FF

eweek.com: With the release of Beta 3 of Firefox 3, we are definitely getting closer to the final release of Mozilla's open-source Web browser. But for a third beta, this version of Firefox 3 includes some fairly significant changes from the previous betas, including changes to the main user interface of the browser.

Installing Ubuntu(s) on a Windows 98-era Laptop

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Linux

ibeentoubuntu.blogspot: My friend told me that his laptop wasn't working, and asked if I would fix it for him. He volunteered that he was open to Ubuntu, which I had installed on some mutual friends' computers. I started a download of Linpus and torrented gOS 2.0.

Survey: Half 'Have No Plans' To Deploy Vista

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OS

adtmag.com: The survey asked participants if they had "considered the possibility of deploying any non-Windows operating system as an alternative to adopting Windows Vista." It turned out that 44 percent of participants said that they were indeed considering a non-Windows alternative.

Time to dump Windows?

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OS

InfoWorld: InfoWorld's "Save XP" petition asking Microsoft to keep Windows XP available indefinitely has prompted many readers to suggest that maybe the best answer for those who don't like Vista is to switch to another operating system completely. Can it be done? Is it the right time? Find out what it'll take to finally switch to desktop Mac OS X or Linux.

Fedora Developer Interview: KDE 4

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KDE
Linux
Interviews

fedoraproject.org: KDE 4 is set to be the default KDE environment in the next major release of Fedora. We caught up with two members of the KDE SIG to talk about the work they're doing to get it ready for release, their own opinions on the software and what they think about the progress made by Fedora in getting over its GNOME centric reputation.

Five must-have apps for a new Linux install

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Software

tectonic.co.za: So, having re-installed a brand new copy of Ubuntu and required updates, there are a few applications that I immediately download because, without them, I would not be able to do most of my day-to-day work. Here, in no particular order, are the five application or tools I have to have but aren’t included in a default Ubuntu install.

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Security Leftovers

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  • OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws
    OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of its open source cryptographic library, fixing multiple security vulnerabilities that can lead to traffic being decrypted, denial-of-service attacks, and arbitrary code execution. One of the high-severity vulnerabilities is actually a hybrid of two low-risk bugs and can cause OpenSSL to crash.
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    The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative's badging program matures, as the first projects to achieve security badges are announced.
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  • WordPress Plugin ‘Ninja Forms’ Security Vulnerability
    FOSS Force has just learned from Wordfence, a security company that focuses on the open source WordPress content management platform, that a popular plugin used by over 500,000 sites, Ninja Forms, contains serious security vulnerabilities.
  • Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution
    While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is changing and connectivity is becoming much more personal. It’s no longer limited to high end technology consumers (watches and drones) but rather, it is showing up in nearly everything from children’s toys to kitchen appliances (yes again) and media devices. The purchasers of these new technology-enabled products are far from security experts, or even security aware. Their primary purchasing requirements are ease of use.
  • regarding embargoes
    Yesterday I jumped the gun committing some patches to LibreSSL. We receive advance copies of the advisory and patches so that when the new OpenSSL ships, we’re ready to ship as well. Between the time we receive advance notice and the public release, we’re supposed to keep this information confidential. This is the embargo. During the embargo time we get patches lined up and a source tree for each cvs branch in a precommit state. Then we wait with our fingers on the trigger. What happened yesterday was I woke up to a couple OpenBSD developers talking about the EBCDIC CVE. Oh, it’s public already? Check the OpenSSL git repo and sure enough, there are a bunch of commits for embargoed issues. Pull the trigger! Pull the trigger! Launch the missiles! Alas, we didn’t look closely enough at the exact issues fixed and had missed the fact that only low severity issues had been made public. The high severity issues were still secret. We were too hasty.
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    A critical medical equipment crashed during a heart procedure due to a timely scan triggered by the antivirus software installed on the PC to which the said device was sending data for logging and monitoring.
  • Hotel sector faces cybercrime surge as data breaches start to bite
    Since 2014, things have become a lot more serious with a cross section of mostly US hotels suffering major breaches during Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. Panda Security lists a string of attacks on big brands including on Trump Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Starwood, Rosen Hotels & Resorts as well two separate attacks on hotel management outfit White Lodging and another on non-US hotel Mandarin Oriental.

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