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Developer of anonymous Tor software dodges FBI, leaves US

Thu, 2016-05-19 01:33
In its mission to hunt criminals, the FBI has been keen to hack Tor, the Internet browser that hides your true location... FBI agents are currently trying to subpoena one of Tor's core software developers to testify in a criminal hacking investigation...

3 Reasons Docker and Containerization Lit Up Application Development [Video]

Thu, 2016-05-19 00:45
Docker was the flame that catalyzed innovation in application development, according to Scott Johnston, senior vice president of product management and design at Docker. However, that success was entirely unforeseen. "I wish I could say that we had a premeditated mindset three years ago when we released Docker," Johnston said in his keynote at last month's Collaboration Summit. "But we did not." Looking back, he sees three main reasons for Docker’s success: Accessibility, Portability, and Openness.

OSCON for the Rest of Us Starts Today

Wed, 2016-05-18 23:58
With the two day training classes and tutorials out of the way, OSCON gets cranked up today for the rest of us -- in its new Austin, Texas home.

Unreal Tournament on Linux, checking up on the progress by Epic Games and how to get it running on Linux

Wed, 2016-05-18 23:11
For those that don't know, or forgot, the new Unreal Tournament does in fact have a Linux version. I check on it now and then and it's really starting to come together.

How to empty your bank's vault with a few clicks and lines of code

Wed, 2016-05-18 22:23
A security researcher has demonstrated how he could have theoretically emptied an Indian bank's coffers with no more than a few clicks and lines of code.

Building a bootstrapped business on open source

Wed, 2016-05-18 21:26
Back in 2009, our day-to-day life at Planio was writing software for clients. Client work is often fun, but there can also be a feeling that you're stuck on a hamster wheel of endlessly churning through projects, always looking for new customers.We used Redmine, an open source project management tool built using the Ruby on Rails framework, to manage these projects. And then something curious started happening.read more

Patch now: Google and JetBrains warn developers of buggy IDE

Wed, 2016-05-18 20:29
Cross-site scripting flaw gives evil websites access to local filesGoogle has emailed Android developers advising them to update Android Studio, the official Android IDE, to fix security bugs. Other versions of the JetBrains IntelliJ IDE, on which Android Studio is based, are also affected.…

It's trivially easy to identify you based on records of your calls and texts

Wed, 2016-05-18 19:32
Contrary to the claims of America's top spies, the details of your phone calls and text messages—including when they took place and whom they involved—are no less revealing than the actual contents of those communications.

It's trivially easy to identify you based on records of your calls and texts

Wed, 2016-05-18 19:32
Contrary to the claims of America's top spies, the details of your phone calls and text messages—including when they took place and whom they involved—are no less revealing than the actual contents of those communications.

Getting started with Node-RED

Wed, 2016-05-18 18:35
Node-RED is a browser-based flow editor that lets users wire together hardware devices, APIs, and online services in new and interesting ways.Node-RED's nodes are like npm packages, and you can get them the same way. And because Node-RED has a built-in text editor, you can make applications as complex as you like by adding JavaScript functions.Because Node-RED is based on Node.js and takes advantage of the event-driven, non-blocking model, it can be run on low-cost hardware like the Raspberry Pi or in the cloud.read more

Sony Xperia XA Ultra To Launch With 16MP Selfie Camera

Wed, 2016-05-18 17:37
The Android-based Sony Xperia series is going to get another powerful smartphone soon this year. Sony Xperia XA Ultra, the phone with some amazing specifications, including its 16MP selfie camera and 6" full HD display that lets you capture the selfie in very low light. Moto G4 Plus, released yesterday with 16MP primary camera does not compete with Sony Xperia XA, atleast in terms of camera. Let us see the full specifications of Sony Xperia XA Ultra.

Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN

Wed, 2016-05-18 16:40
enterprises are ramping up their shift to 100 Gigabit Ethernet, with one in four already implementing it and two out of three planning to adopt it by 2017.

Tiny Core Linux 7.1 Receives BusyBox 1.24.2 in the Second Release Candidate

Wed, 2016-05-18 15:43
The development of the Tiny Core Linux 7.1 operating system, the first major update to the 7.x series of one of the smallest GNU/Linux distros out there, continues with a second RC (Release Candidate) build.

5 Security Tools for Containers and Microservices

Wed, 2016-05-18 14:46
Containers and microservices from vendors like Docker and CoreOS offer innovative solutions for running apps and storing data in the cloud without the overhead of traditional virtualization. But they also present special challenges when it comes to security and protecting the data inside containers. Answers for container security are still emerging, but here's a look at what the ecosystem has produced so far.

Mark Shuttleworth: We Are at Our Best When We Are Constantly Improving

Wed, 2016-05-18 13:49
Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth published a new blog entry on his website to thank the Ubuntu Community Council for their hard work.

5 rules for avoiding burnout

Wed, 2016-05-18 12:52
I have goals that might seem familiar to you: improve my overall working conditions, set boundaries for myself, and arrive at some sort of balance between a reasonable stream of work vs. getting things done in a resource-constrained space. If these goals are true for you, keep reading. If not, is the company you work for hiring? "My friend" is looking.read more

How to install Elefant CMS on Ubuntu 16.04

Wed, 2016-05-18 11:54
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Elefant CMS on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Apache, PHP and MySQL installed on it. Elefant CMS is an open source CMS and web framework written in PHP that allows web developers to create everything from simple websites to complete web applications. This tutorial was tested and written for an Ubuntu VPS, but it should work on any Debian based Linux distribution.

Install Mysql with PHP 7 support in Ubuntu 16.04 server

Wed, 2016-05-18 10:57
Install Mysql with PHP 7 support in Ubuntu 16.04 server

Researchers crack new version of CryptXXX ransomware

Wed, 2016-05-18 10:00
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have developed a method of decrypting files affected with the latest version of CryptXXX, a malware program that combines ransomware and information-stealing capabilities.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Ubuntu 16.04 - The Good, The Bad And The Not Quite So Ugly

Wed, 2016-05-18 09:03
Ubuntu 16.04 has made few significant changes but the introduction of snap packages appears to be a good step forward as does the use of the Gnome package manager. Unfortunately it is let down by some key issues such as the inability to install major packages without the use of the command line

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