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Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:42:35 PM
Online cloud backups should be a part of your overall backup plan, but it’s crucial that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for desktop Linux users. Here is an updated look at five solutions for off-site online backups for Ubuntu that all work with the upcoming 18.04 release.

Triada Malware Preinstalled on Low-Cost Android Phones – Here’s How to Beat It

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:28:15 PM
Recently there’s been a nasty spike of malware found in a large number of low-cost Android phones. This Triada malware is installed during the manufacturing process of the phone, and you can’t just uninstall it.

Fedora Podcast 003 - Fedora Modularity

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:13:55 PM
Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast is now available. In Episode 003 features developer and software architect Langdon White from the Fedora Modularity team. Langdon also leads the Fedora Modularity objective.

How to Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:59:34 PM
In this tutorial, we will install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04, with Apache web server, MariaDB, and PHP. TYPO3 is completely free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It allows users to create websites even if they don’t have an experience in web development. TYPO3 is very easy to use and it is an effective tool for small sites as well as multilingual sites of large corporations, and it makes it a great alternative to the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly easy task, just follow the steps below carefully

How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:45:14 PM
If you (or someone you know) ever forget your Windows password, you[he]#039[/he]ll be glad to know about chntpw, a neat Linux utility that you can use to reset a Windows password. For this how-to, I created a Windows virtual machine and set the password to pass123 on my user account, Archit-PC. I also created a Live USB with Fedora 27 using the Fedora Media Writer application.

How to avoid humiliating newcomers: A guide for advanced developers

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:30:54 PM
To sustain an open source community's growth, we need to welcome new developers. Unfortunately, we are not always a welcoming bunch.

How to apply systems thinking in DevOps

Friday 16th of March 2018 01:16:34 PM
For most organizations, adopting DevOps requires a mindset shift. Unless you understand the core of DevOps, you might think it's hype or just another buzzword—or worse, you might believe you have already adopted DevOps because you are using the right tools.Let’s dig deeper into what DevOps means, and explore how to apply systems thinking in your organization.read more

Hybrid cloud security: 5 key strategies

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:02:13 PM
Once you know hybrid cloud security basics, you need these strategies to mitigate issues.

Intel Says Its Next Chips Will Be Fully Protected Against Spectre Vulnerability

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:47:53 AM
Intel released a statement on Thursday to inform us all that it has found new methods to protect its future processors against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that were unearthed earlier this year.

Meet the Scarlett Johansson PostgreSQL malware attack

Friday 16th of March 2018 09:33:33 AM
VIDEO: An image of the popular actress is being used as a malware attack vector on the open-source DBMS PostgreSQL.

Alexa development board runs Linux on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:19:13 AM
Gumstix has launched a version of its Linux-driven Chatterbox Alexa Voice Service development board designed for the RPi Compute Module, and updated its AeroCore 2 drone controller for the DragonBoard 410C. Gumstix has developed a variation on its recently announced Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7 that is instead powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. […]

How to Install AbanteCart on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:04:53 AM
AbanteCart is a free, open-source e-commerce platform based on PHP language. It comes with powerful features including, support for digital and tangible products, support for a variety of payment gateways, SEO Friendly, Mobile support, Fast and secure.

Raspbian Remix Lets You Create Your Own Spin That You Can Install on PC or Mac

Friday 16th of March 2018 05:50:32 AM
Developer Arne Exton announced today the release of the third iteration of its Raspbian PIXEL remix rebased on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system and synced with the upstream changes.

3 best practices for securing Kubernetes environments

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:36:12 AM
The Kubernetes orchestration platform is such a gigantic open source project that its evolution is inherently rapid. The pace of change significantly increases the importance of adhering to security best practices when using the ever-changing Kubernetes platform to automate deployment, scaling, and management of containerized cloud-native applications.read more

Install LEMP Stack on CentOS 7

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:21:52 AM
In this series, we will show you how to install Nginx, generate a free Let’e Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MariaDB and install PHP 7.x. The term LEMP is an acronym of the names of its four open-source components.

Linus Bashes CTS Labs, GNOME 3.28 Released, Project ACRN and More

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:07:32 AM
Linus Torvalds bashes CTS Labs' AMD chip report, calling it "more like stock manipulation than a security advisory...

How to Play Rubik’s Cube in Linux Terminal with nrubik

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:53:12 AM
While there are many Inventive games that pushed the boundaries of what’s possible for puzzle games, there were no n-curses-based Rubik’s Cube for the Unix console, until now.

How to use Ansible to set up system monitoring with Prometheus

Thursday 15th of March 2018 11:38:52 PM
In summer 2017, I wrote two how-to articles about using Ansible. After the first article, I planned to show examples of the copy, systemd, service, apt, yum, virt, and user modules.read more

Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat

Thursday 15th of March 2018 10:24:32 PM
Red Hat's Spectre remediation currently requires new microcode for a complete fix, which leaves most x86 processors vulnerable as they lack this update. Oracle has released new retpoline kernels which completely remediate Meltdown and Spectre on all compatible CPUs, which I install and test on CentOS here.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta From Ubuntu 17.10

Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:10:12 PM
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta from Ubuntu 17.10.

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Mozilla: Rust, Security, Things Gateway, Firefox and More

  • Rust pattern: Precise closure capture clauses
    This is the second in a series of posts about Rust compiler errors. Each one will talk about a particular error that I got recently and try to explain (a) why I am getting it and (b) how I fixed it. The purpose of this series of posts is partly to explain Rust, but partly just to gain data for myself. I may also write posts about errors I’m not getting – basically places where I anticipated an error, and used a pattern to avoid it. I hope that after writing enough of these posts, I or others will be able to synthesize some of these facts to make intermediate Rust material, or perhaps to improve the language itself.
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  • Mozilla publishes recommendations on government vulnerability disclosure in Europe
    As we’ve argued on many occasions, effective government vulnerability disclosure (GVD) review processes can greatly enhance cybersecurity for governments, citizens, and companies, and help mitigate risk in an ever-broadening cyber threat landscape. In Europe, the EU is currently discussing a new legislative proposal to enhance cybersecurity across the bloc, the so-called ‘EU Cybersecurity Act’. In that context, we’ve just published our policy recommendations for lawmakers, in which we call on the EU to seize the opportunity to set a global policy norm for government vulnerability disclosure.
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  • Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – April 20th – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14. Thank you all for helping us make Mozilla a better place: gaby2300, micde, Jarrod Michell, Thomas Brooks.
  • Supporting Same-Site Cookies in Firefox 60
    Firefox 60 will introduce support for the same-site cookie attribute, which allows developers to gain more control over cookies. Since browsers will include cookies with every request to a website, most sites rely on this mechanism to determine whether users are logged in. Attackers can abuse the fact that cookies are automatically sent with every request to force a user to perform unwanted actions on the site where they are currently logged in. Such attacks, known as cross-site request forgeries (CSRF), allow attackers who control third-party code to perform fraudulent actions on the user’s behalf. Unfortunately current web architecture does not allow web applications to reliably distinguish between actions initiated by the user and those that are initiated by any of the third-party gadgets or scripts that they rely on.
  • Enterprise Policy Support in Firefox
    Last year, Mozilla ran a survey to find out top enterprise requirements for Firefox. Policy management (especially Windows Group Policy) was at the top of that list. For the past few months we’ve been working to build that support into Firefox in the form of a policy engine. The policy engine adds desktop configuration and customization features for enterprise users to Firefox. It works with any tool that wants to set policies including Windows Group Policy.
  • any.js
    Thanks to Ms2ger web-platform-tests is now even more awesome (not in the American sense). To avoid writing HTML boilerplate, web-platform-tests supports .window.js, .worker.js, and .any.js resources, for writing JavaScript that needs to run in a window, dedicated worker, or both at once. I very much recommend using these resource formats as they ease writing and reviewing tests and ensure APIs get tested across globals.
  • Alex Gibson: My fifth year working at Mozilla
    Today marks my fifth year working for Mozilla! This past year has been both fun and frantic, and overall was a really good year for both Mozilla and Firefox. Here’s a run down a few of the things I got to work on.

Fedora Workstation 28 Coming Soon

  • Warming up for Fedora Workstation 28
    Been some time now since my last update on what is happening in Fedora Workstation and with current plans to release Fedora Workstation 28 in early May I thought this could be a good time to write something. As usual this is just a small subset of what the team has been doing and I always end up feeling a bit bad for not talking about the avalanche of general fixes and improvements the team adds to each release.
  • Fedora Workstation 28 Is Shaping Up To Be Another Terrific Update
    Fedora Workstation 28 is shaping up to be another compelling update for those that are fans of this bleeding-edge Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution. I've been running Fedora Workstation 28 snapshots on a few laptops and test machines here and am quite happy with how it's shaped up as another Fedora release that delivers not only the latest features, but doing so in a seemingly sane and stable manner: I haven't encountered any problems unlike some of the past notorious Fedora releases from years ago. Overall, I am quite excited for next month's Fedora 28 release and will be upgrading my main production system to it.

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