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Two critical bugs and more malicious apps make for a bad week for Android

Tue, 2016-09-13 09:08
The vulnerabilities, which are similar in severity to the Stagefright family of bugs disclosed last year, have been fixed in updates Google began distributing Tuesday. A large percentage of Android phones, however, aren't eligible to receive the fixes. Even those that do qualify don't receive them immediately (the September updates are currently not available as over-the-air downloads for either of the Nexus 5X devices in my household). That gives attackers crude blueprints for exploiting vulnerabilities that remain unpatched on millions of devices.

OpenDayLight Boron Set to Stabilize Open-Source SDN

Tue, 2016-09-13 08:11
The open-source OpenDayLight Software Defined Networking (SDN) project is set to debut its fifth release this week, code named Boron. The Boron release follows the Beryllium update which debuted in February.

Linus Torvalds reveals his favorite programming laptop

Tue, 2016-09-13 07:14
It[he]#039[/he]s the Dell XPS 13 Developer Editon, here[he]#039[/he]s why.

The end of design summits, launching a server with Ansible, and more OpenStack news

Tue, 2016-09-13 06:17
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites.

Install GitBucket on Ubuntu 16.04

Tue, 2016-09-13 05:19
In this article, we will explain how to install GitBucket on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy. GitBucket is a Git platform powered by Scala with Github API compatibility. Some of the main features include public and private Git repositories, plug-in system, wiki, online editor, notifications …etc.

iMX6-based IoT module gains an easily customizable carrier board

Tue, 2016-09-13 04:22
Gumstix unveiled a baseboard for TechNexion’s Linux-friendly, i.MX6-based, Pico-IM6X COM that can be customized with its Geppetto design service. Gumstix continues its Geppetto tour of major IoT-oriented ARM computer-on-modules with a customizable “PICO-IMX6 Development Board” designed to actualize the TechNexion PICO-IMX6 module.

Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 Beta Images Are Now Available for PC and Raspberry Pi 3

Tue, 2016-09-13 03:25
The Ubuntu Snappy team, through Michael Vogt, was pleased to announce the availability of the first Beta images of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system for embedded and IoT devices.

You’re a step closer to getting $55 from the PS3 Linux debacle lawsuit

Tue, 2016-09-13 02:28
Open up your wallets—Sony might have as much as $55 for you. PlayStation 3 owners who lost the ability to run Linux on their consoles following a 2010 firmware update should soon be getting a notice from the console maker that it is settling a class-action lawsuit over the debacle.

The Future at the Internet's Edge

Tue, 2016-09-13 01:31
With the current focus on the cloud it might seem that the Internet works from the center out -- if the Internet can be said to have a center. And with the massive move of IT infrastructure to the cloud, DevOps folks might be wondering what this means for the future of their careers and if increasing centralization will mean a shrinking job market, a question Robert Shimp with Oracle's Linux and virtualization unit, took a stab at answering at last month's LinuxCon.

Is Debian the gold standard for Linux security?

Tue, 2016-09-13 00:33
Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Apricity OS 07.2016, and 10 big improvements in Android 7.0 Nougat.

Google Developer Kees Cook Details The Linux Kernel Self-Protection Project

Mon, 2016-09-12 23:36
At the Linux Security Summit last month, Google developer Kees Cook shared the current workings of the Kernel Self-Protection Project (KSPP). The project, he said, goes beyond user space and even beyond kernel integrity. The idea is to implement changes to help the kernel protect itself.

How to Install Ghost Blog Software with Apache and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04

Mon, 2016-09-12 22:39
Ghost is a powerful Open Source publishing and blog platform that is beautifully designed and easy to use. Ghost is written in javascript and uses node.js as runtime environment. This tutorial shows the installation of the Ghost Blog software with Apache and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04.

Xen Project patches serious virtual machine escape flaws

Mon, 2016-09-12 21:42
The Xen Project has fixed four vulnerabilities in its widely used virtualization software, two of which could allow malicious virtual machine administrators to take over host servers.

Five Linux Server Distros Worth Checking Out

Mon, 2016-09-12 20:45
Pretty much any of the nearly 300 Linux distributions you'll find listed on Distrowatch can be made to work as servers. Since Linux's earliest days, users have been provisioning "all purpose" distributions such as Slackware, Debian and Gentoo to do heavy lifting as servers for home and business. That may be fine for the hobbyist, but its a lot of unnecessary work for the professional.

8 best practices for building containerized applications

Mon, 2016-09-12 19:48
Containers are a major trend in deploying applications in both public and private clouds. But what exactly are containers, why have they become a popular deployment mechanism, and how will you need to modify your application to optimize it for a containerized environment?read more

TuxCut - A Tool To Protect Linux Against arpspoof Attacks

Mon, 2016-09-12 18:50
TuxCut is an open source program that protects Linux computers against arpspoof attacks and also helps to block unwanted users on the network. Tuxcut is an alternative of Windows tool NetCut which is used for the same purpose of blocking unwanted users from the network. It is written in Python/Qt4 using PySide binding.

KDE Returns Home, QtCon Talks Videos Available

Mon, 2016-09-12 17:53
KDE has finished its fantastic week, celebrating 20 years of hacking and freedom fighting together with Qt, VLC and FSFE in Berlin. We finished our week with a fun day trip to Pfaueninsel, Berlin[he]#039[/he]s Peacock Island.Videos from many of the talks are now available to download with the rest being added in the coming weeks. They are also linked from the conference program with slides, where available.