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some odds & ends:

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  • Mozilla launches massive campaign on digital surveillance
  • Got a PRISM and Boundless Informant problem? Whisper and Tor can help
  • Berlin rejects open source plan, looks to open standards instead
  • TuxRadar Open Ballot: Big Brother

Why we need an Anti-Virus in Linux?

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worldofgnome.org: For Free Software fans, malware is considered any non-open source software, like your nVidia or Catalyst proprietary drivers. So for this post I tried Avira Antivirus which isn’t free, to fight the fire with fire, or in my case to fight a malware with a malware Wink

Critical Linux vulnerability imperils users, even after “silent” fix

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arstechnica.com: A month after critical bug was quietly fixed, "root" vulnerability persists.

Linux still "benchmark of quality" in this year's Coverity Scan

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h-online.com: Coverity has called Linux the "benchmark of quality" in its newly published 2012 Coverity Scan Open Source report. Linux 3.8's 7.6 million lines of code has a defect density of .59.

Symantec finds Linux wiper malware

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itworld.com: Security vendors analyzing the code used in the cyberattacks against South Korea are finding nasty components designed to wreck infected computers. Tucked inside a piece of Windows malware used in the attacks is a component that erases Linux machines.

Taking Stock of Linux Security and Antivirus Needs

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thevarguy.com: Open source fans like to brag that Linux needs no antivirus software. Yet as executives at security vendor ESET were keen to remind me in a recent interview, that truism holds true only to a certain extent.

25 Years of vulnerabilities - Linux has the most

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itwire.com: Researchers at Sourcefire have analysed 25 years of vulnerabilities that were reported to CVE and NVD databases and found some interesting results.

Putting enterprise security in place with open source tools

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What's the best way to secure an enterprise network, including both communications and data? No single solution fits all situations, but the practices outlined here mark a solid starting point on which IT departments can build.

Desktop Linux needs anti-virus like a fish needs a bicycle

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dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: You don't need an anti-virus program on Linux: I've said it before, but Don't Surf in the Nude started because of an interest in internet security, so I can't resist trying out anti-virus programs in Linux.

Linux users targeted by mystery drive-by rootkit

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techworld.com: Security researchers have discovered what appears to be an experimental Linux rootkit designed to infect its highly select victims during a classic drive-by website attack.

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  • Plasma 5: Keeping an Eye on the Disk Quota
    At this year’s KDE conference Akademy, I was working on a small plasmoid to continuously track the disk quota. The disk quota is usually used in enterprise installations where network shares are mounted locally. Typically, sysadmins want to avoid that users copy lots of data into their folders, and therefor set quotas (the quota limit has nothing to do with the physical size of a partition). Typically, once a user gets over the hard limit of the quota, the account is blocked and the user cannot login anymore. This happens from time to time, since the users are not really aware of the current quota limit and the already used disk space.
  • KDEPIM 5.0
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  • rsibreak port to KF5 started!
    I just started the port of rsibreak to KF5.
  • Akademy 2015
  • Akademy 2015 and Akademy-es 2015 recap
    Finally thanks to the both Akademy and Akademy-es sponsors. Specially Qindel, that sponsored us for the first time, hope we can continue the relationship in the future.
  • Plasma 5 (KDE) In Testing
    A few days ago, fellow Qt/KDE team member Lisandro gave an update on the situation with migration to Plasma 5 in Debian Testing (AKA Stretch). It’s changed again. All of Plasma 5 is now in Testing. The upgrade probably won’t be entirely smooth, which we’ll work on that after the gcc5 transition is done, but it will be much better than the half KDE4 SC half Kf5/Plasma 5 situation we’ve had for the last several days.

Red Hat and Fedora

Red Hat:
  • Red Hat support evolves with new Access Insights services
    Open source users flock to Red Hat for enterprise support, but not all subscribers like the way the company handles IT issues. The company recently launched an updated support service. User experience is important to Red Hat Inc., and it dedicated its day-three keynote at the Red Hat Summit last month to its support.
  • Citrix, Red Hat Helping Startup Companies Launch in Raleigh, N.C.
    Raleigh has seen a 23% increase in IT jobs
  • Red Hat Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (NYSE:RHT)
    Several research firms have weighed in on RHT. Northland Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 target price (up from $85.00) on shares of Red Hat in a report on Thursday, June 25th. Northland Capital Partners upped their price objective on Red Hat from $85.00 to $92.00 in a report on Thursday, June 25th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Red Hat in a research report on Friday, June 26th. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price objective (up from $70.00) on shares of Red Hat in a research report on Thursday, July 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Red Hat in a report on Thursday, July 2nd.
Fedora:
  • Helps Improve Quality Kernel in Fedora
  • Flock Update
    So the schedule for Flock is finally fixed and I have to update some things according to my last post. First the practical part of the Wallpaper Hunt is scheduled now for Friday now instead of Satruday. Addionally I will help Máirín Duffy on Saturday morning with the Inkscape and GIMP Bootcamp, guess which part I will do.
  • Fedora 22 on Cubietruck
    In previous post (How-to set up network audio server based on PulseAudio and auto-discovered via Avahi) I’ve wrote details how I set up network audio-server. Actually I’m using cubietruck there.
  • Testing systemd-networkd based Fedora 22 AMI(s)
    Few days back I wrote about a locally built Fedora 22 image which has systemd-networkd handling the network configuration. You can test that image locally on your system, or on an Openstack Cloud. In case you want to test the same on AWS, we now have two AMI(s) for the same, one in the us-west-1, and the other in ap-southeast-1. Details about the AMI(s) are below: