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Will Red Hat Enter the Security Market?

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Red Hat
Security

Security is key part of the open source Linux operating system that Red Hat delivers to its customers. Yet despite the fact that security is baked into the operating system, Red Hat doesn't currently have a separate security offering.

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Release of OpenMediaVault 2.1 (Stone burner)

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GNU
Linux
Server
Security

The main features at a glance:

Using Sencha ExtJS 5.1.1 framework for the WebGUI
Add a new dashboard and widgets
Many internal improvements and bugfixes
Improved the internal network interface backend
Add Wi-Fi support. Only WPA & WPA2 is supported
Add VLAN support
The network interface configuration page has been modified. Now only the configuration values are displayed. Use the dashboard widget to show the state of all network interfaces.
The public key of the user must now be specified in the RFC 4716 SSH public key file format. It is possible to add multiple keys.
Option to turn off the collection of system performance statistics.
Use the browser local storage to store the WebGUI state (e.g. displayed grid columns, column width, …) instead of cookies.

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Not OK, Google: Chromium voice extension pulled after spying concerns

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Google
Security

Google has removed an extension from Chromium, the open source sibling to the Chrome browser, after accusations that the extension was installed surreptitiously and subsequently eavesdropped on Chromium users.

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OS Security: Windows and Linux/UNIX

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft
Security

For those new to Linux/UNIX command line interfaces, there are lots of Internet sources that provide cheat sheets for the most common commands you'll need to navigate and perform actions. Here's another option we like because it's particularly handy.

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GNU Patch Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu

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GNU
Security
Ubuntu

Details about GNU patch vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have now been published by Canonical in a security notification.

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Pica8 CEO: Cisco's 'Primitive' ACI Poses Greater Security Risk Than Open Linux-Based White-Box Switches

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Security

Cisco Systems' Application Centric Infrastructure software-defined networking technology and its proprietary network switches pose a greater security risk than the open-source, white-box, bare-metal switches now storming the market, said Pica8 co-founder and CEO James Liao.

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Also: Pica8 fires back at Cisco, calls ACI security 'primitive'

Linux Foundation launches $500,000 project to stop future OpenSSL flaws

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Linux
Security

The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has announced a $500,000 investment in three projects designed to improve the open source technology's security and services.

The project will fund the ReproducibleBuilds, Fuzzing Project and False­Positive­Free Testing initiatives.

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Press release: Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative Funds Three New Projects

Five Security Tips for New Linux Admins

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Linux
Security

It’s generally fairly easy for new Linux administrators to get up and running with the basics of installing, configuring and managing Linux systems at a basic level. Truthfully, though, it takes years to get the in-depth knowledge required in many server environments today. One thing I really recommend learning early on — i.e. from the beginning — is security.

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Chrome, Debian Linux, and the secret binary blob download riddle

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Google
Security
Debian

"Anyway, I haven't said that banning such software from Debian would be the only solution... but at least these incidents come far too frequent recently, so apparently something needs to be done at Debian level to pro-actively prevent future cases/compromises like this."

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Tor Browser 4.5.2 Is Out with the Latest Tor Anonymity Network Software

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OSS
Security

On June 16, the Tor Project, through Mike Perry, announced the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance release of the Tor Browser 4.5 web browser for users who want to navigate the Internet anonymously.

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