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The Mozilla Interview: Why Firefox Matters

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: We had a chance to chat with Johnathan Nightingale Mozilla’s Director of Firefox Engineering about Firefox’ current challenges, its opportunities, its rivals, trends and its future.

Also: Google, Mozilla Team Up to Create a Smarter, Action-Based Web

People behind Debian: Margarita Manterola

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raphaelhertzog.com: When I think about Margarita, I always remember her as a friendly and welcoming person. Like most of the Debian Women members by the way. But she likes to spread some love and organized a Debian Appreciation Day for example.

Interview with Cheri Francis on UDS

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  • Interview with Cheri Francis on UDS
  • The Linux Setup - Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint

Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst: "I Want to Meet Linus"

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linux.com: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is speaking this year at LinuxCon on opening day about the challenges that still lie ahead as we embark on another 20 years of Linux. We wanted to know more about Whitehurst's perspective as we prepare for the big event and the formal celebration of the 20th anniversary of Linux. Here's what he told us.

interviews w/ RH and Ubuntu

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Interviews
Ubuntu
  • The Other Side of Red Hat – an interview with Craig Muzilla
  • International Newsmaker Q&A: Jon Melamut

Developer Interview

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  • TDF Developer Interview: Tor Lillqvist
  • People behind Debian: Martin Michlmayr, former Debian Project Leader

FOSS advocate who's free, frank and fearless

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OSS

itwire.com: Journalist, FOSS advocate, feminist - Carla Schroder is all these and more. But more than anything it is her straight talking that marks her out - when she takes a stand on issues she is driven by conviction.

People of openSUSE: Manu Gupta

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: My name is Manu, I am 21 years old and I live in India. I am currently in my final year of graduation in computer science. My native language is Hindi. During my free time, I participate in openSUSE Project and hang out with friends, watch movies and do other stuff.

They make Mageia: Jérôme Quelin

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blog.mageia.org: Now that things are well on their way and that Mageia 1 is there, it’s time to discover some more about the persons that are making this a reality. Today, this is about Jérôme; thanks to him for being the first!

Fuduntu 14.10: An interview with Andrew Wyatt 'Fewt'

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cristalinux.blogspot: It was around 6 months ago that I got in touch with Andrew Wyatt (a.k.a. Fewt, lead developer for Fuduntu) to REVIEW release 14.7 of his distro FUDUNTU. Fewt kindly answered a number of questions which provided context to why Fuduntu was shaping up the way it was.

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today's leftovers

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Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
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  • Dodging Raindrops Escaping the Public Cloud