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10 Open Source Pentest Tools

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Penetration testing tools, which check for malicious codes and security loopholes in applications, databases or systems, are some of the most important tools in the security professional's arsenal. These free or inexpensive pentest tools use open source technology, which offers security pros far more flexibility than they will find in most proprietary tools.

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Why Use Open Source Software?

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Almost everyday, someone within the open source community is talking about how folks should be using open source software. I completely agree with this point of view. To further dive into the issue, I'll share my opinion as to why using open source software offers significant advantages over proprietary alternatives.

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Open source Project Calico offers interesting alternative to Docker Networking

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With the release of Docker 1.9, Docker has eliminated many of the challenges of container networking. But, Project Calico is another unique option.

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Huawei taps into open source for 2016 smart home

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In a string of announcements, Huawei has unveiled plans to launch an open source OS and the HiLink SDK protocol aimed at the smart IoT home market.

The OS, dubbed Huawei Lite OS, has been designed with the purpose of standardising IoT technologies. The HiLink will be able to understand all programming languages.

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Also: Huawei announces HiLink open source platform for smart home devices

Newest Linux Foundation Video Highlights Open Source In Space

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Linux in space is the subject of the Linux Foundation's latest "World without Linux" video, which highlights how open source software helps power the world we live in -- or, in this case, the things orbiting around it.

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EC about to begin open source security audit

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The European Commission is about to start security audits of open source software it is using. Actual review is planned for next summer. The coming months teams will work on an inventory of projects at the European Parliament and Commission, and compare the security practices with those in the open source communities.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Mozilla Open Source Support: First Awards Made

    We are delighted to announce the first set of awards in the Mozilla Open Source Support program’s “Foundational Technology” track, which supports projects that Mozilla uses or relies upon.

    We have been greatly helped in evaluating applications and making awards by the MOSS “Foundational Technology” Committee – many thanks to them.

  • Mozilla Will Not Release Any New Firefox OS Phones

    Along the internet browser business, Mozilla has been also working at Firefox OS, their Linux-based mobile operating system built in HTML5, for the low-cost phones.

  • Firefox OS is dead, Firefox OS is alive
  • Bringing community members together, experimenting with containers and NFV, and more OpenStack news
  • Google tries to spread the SQL cloud love

    Google has unveiled the next gen of its Cloud SQL service, a hosted version of the MySQL database.

    The second generation Beta Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster than the first generation of Cloud SQL. And it scales to 10TB of data, 15,000 IOPS and 104GB of RAM per instance.

    The first generation of Cloud SQL was launched in October 2011 .

  • For the love of bits, stop using gzip!

    So, who *does* use xz? kernel.org. Also, the linux kernel itself optionally supports xz compression of initrd images. Vendors just need to pay attention and turn the flags on. Anyone else want to be part of the elite field of people who use xz? Please?

  • ROS, the Robot Operating System, Is Growing Faster Than Ever, Celebrates 8 Years

    Eight years ago, Morgan Quigley, Eric Berger, and Andrew Ng published a paper that was not about ROS. It was about STAIR, the STanford Artificial Intelligence Robot, which used a library called Switchyard to pass messages between software modules to perform complex manipulation tasks like stapler grasping. Switchyard was a purpose-built framework that was designed to be modular and robot-independent, and it was such a good idea that in 2009, “ROS: An Open-Source Robot Operating System” was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Japan. As of this month, the paper introducing ROS has been cited 2,020 times, an increase of more than 50 percent over last year.

  • The Cryptocurrency Open Source API Marketplace for Developers

    The API economy is the reality we live in and it’s an enormous one that, once the Internet of Things kicks into full gear, will feature an infinite number of API calls a day. But as we globalize, the world and the products—in this case APIs—we sell in it become more complicated and often more expensive as we factor in all the friction of exchange rates and credit card micropayments. It’s in everybody’s interest to smooth over that friction so developers can access our APIs or application programming interfaces more easily.

  • OSWatch, an open source watch

    If you are a soldering ninja with a flair for working with tiny parts and modules, check out the Open Source Watch a.k.a. OSWatch built by [Jonathan Cook]. His goals when starting out the project were to make it Arduino compatible, have enough memory for future applications, last a full day on one charge, use BLE as Central or Peripheral and be small in size. With some ingenuity, 3d printing and hacker skills, he was able to accomplish all of that.

  • Git 2.6.3 A Lot Of New Features And Fixes
  • Django awarded MOSS Grant

    We've been awarded $150,000 to help fund the development of Channels, the initiative to rewrite the core of Django to support (among other things) WebSockets and background tasks, and to integrate key parts of the Django REST Framework request/response code into Django, such as content negotiation. Together, these projects will help considerably improve Django's role of backing rich web experiences as well as native applications.

  • Go vs Node vs Rust vs Swift

    Some days ago ago Apple released Swift as open source language with instructions for Ubuntu Linux 15.10. So I decided to do a couple of simple benchmarks just to test some basic general purpose things like cpu, functions, read/write and not sequential access to arrays, concurrent parallel execution where possibile.

  • Vulkan: Explicit operation and consistent frame times

Dear parents: Let your kids use open source software

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If your eyes haven't crossed yet from information overload, I hope you can agree with me that free and open source software is a wonderful thing for a child to be interested in. And the best part is that the community welcomes you—as parents and as individuals—as much as it does your children! If you want to find out what your children are doing, you can read documentation for the operating systems and applications they're using, or you can install the same things they are on your own computers to see. It won't cost you anything, and it just might gain you a lot.

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Staking a career on open source software's success

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This is not to say that it has always been easy. A lot of people—at least back then—thought "free software" meant "free solution." In many cases it does make the best business sense to invest in open source, but it is sometimes hard to frame that it is the flexibility of the software that drives value more than the cost savings. Luckily, as open source has become ubiquitous, the job has gotten easier.

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Samsung Z4 gets WiFi Certified with Tizen 3.0 onboard, Launching soon

Today, the next Tizen smartphone, which should be the named the Samsung Z4, has received its WiFi certification (certification ID: WFA70348) – Model number SM-Z400F/DS with firmware Z400F.001 on the 2.4Ghz band. WiFi certification is usually one of the last steps before a mobile device gets released and means a launch is coming real soon as we have already seen the Z4 make its debut appearance at the FCC. For the previous model, the Samsung Z2, we saw it get WIFi certified on 7 July and then launched on 23 August, a mere 6 weeks. Read more