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Oracle Desperate

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-28 15:20

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-28 15:19

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Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-28 15:16
  • Friday's security updates
  • Judge Says The FBI Can Keep Its Hacking Tool Secret, But Not The Evidence Obtained With It

    Michaud hasn't had the case against him dismissed, but the government will now have to rely on evidence it didn't gain access to by using its illegal search. And there can't be much of that, considering the FBI had no idea who Michaud was or where he resided until after the malware-that-isn't-malware had stripped away Tor's protections and revealed his IP address.

    The FBI really can't blame anyone but itself for this outcome. Judge Bryan may have agreed that the FBI had good reason to keep its technique secret, but there was nothing preventing the FBI from voluntarily turning over details on its hacking tool to Michaud. But it chose not to, despite his lawyer's assurance it would maintain as much of the FBI's secrecy as possible while still defending his client.

    Judge Bryan found the FBI's ex parte arguments persuasive and declared the agency could keep the info out of Michaud's hands. But doing so meant the judicial playing field was no longer level, as he acknowledged in his written ruling. Fortunately, the court has decided it's not going to allow the government to have its secrecy cake and eat it, too. If it wants to deploy exploits with minimal judicial oversight, then it has to realize it can't successfully counter suppression requests with vows of silence.

  • Researcher Pockets $30,000 in Chrome Bounties

    Having cashed in earlier in May to the tune of $15,500, Mlynski pocketed another $30,000 courtesy of Google’s bug bounty program after four high-severity vulnerabilities were patched in the Chrome browser, each worth $7,500 to the white-hat hacker.

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Monitor Network Services In Detail From The Console With Nload

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-05-28 15:00

On a continually changing network it is often difficult to spot issues due to the amount of noise generated by expected network traffic

Linux 4.7 To Support The Expensive Xbox One Elite Controller

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-05-28 14:19
The Linux 4.7 kernel is going to include out-of-the-box support for Microsoft's Xbox One Elite Controller...

Top 5: turns 19, an Arduino giveaway, and more

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-28 14:16
Jen is out this week, but she'll be back June 3 with her usual top 5 video. In the meantime, here's a look at some of this week's best articles.

More Sound Updates Playing For Linux 4.7

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-05-28 14:10
Last week Takashi Iwai of SUSE sent in the main audio/sound changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel but with the 4.7 merge window not being quite over yet, he's sent in a second helping of sound driver updates...

NetBSD 7.0.1 Brings Bug & Security Fixes

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-05-28 13:57
NetBSD 7.0.1 is now available as the first point release to NetBSD 7.0 that happened last October...

Intel's Mesa Driver Should Have Compute Working For All Hardware Back To Ivy Bridge

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-05-28 13:49
Francisco Jerez of Intel was pushing his SIMD32 changes into Mesa Git over night and benefits the driver's ARB_compute_shader support...

Gentoo "Choice Edition" Released, Slackware & Tumbleweed Latest

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-28 13:47

The big news today was the release of Gentoo 20160514, dubbed "Choice Edition" because it is especially good, cool, and excellent. In related news, Calculate Linux received an updated release and Computer Business Reviews answers, "What is Ubuntu?" Dimstar posted the latest changes to Tumbleweed and Slackware-current got some new updates. Laurent Montel answered Andreas Huettel's post on Akonadi must die and Fedora 24 sports new font improvements.

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Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-28 13:45

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TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-28 13:35
  • 10 Best Cheat Sheets That A Programmer Must Have
  • Thoughts on JSRs, TCKs, and Open Source

    In the Java EE umbrella every piece of technology is standardized under a JSR (Java Specification Request). The Expert Groups of the JSRs have to deliver the specification, a Reference Implementation, and a TCK (Technology Compatibility Kit). For most of the JSRs, the TCK is licensed as closed-source software and is not available for the public.

  • Omniscient DevOps? JFrog introduces Xray
  • Ciena Intros Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit for SDN/NFV

    The kit consists of a set of software development tools and community resources that allow operators to integrate network resources such as devices, functions, or domains (physical or virtual), as well as customize service templates, with the Blue Planet Network and Service Orchestration software.

  • Devops: A Culture or Concrete Activity?

    In traditional software development, the professionals who were responsible for building a company's applications were referred to as development. The team that tested the applications was QA management. At this point, the program would be handed off to operations, which would then be responsible for maintenance and update management.

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Back to the future: "Debian redesign proposal | DC9" presentation slides

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-28 13:03

This used to be my diploma thesis and I thought it might be interesting to share. There's still room for improvement graphic-wise for other open source projects, so I hope this presentation can illustrate how beneficial it can be. Enjoy! :)


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Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-28 12:22
This is the first in a multipart series on Qubes OS, a security-focusedoperating system that is fundamentally different from any other Linuxdesktop I've ever used and one I personally switched to during the pastcouple months.


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