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WordPress plugin with 10,000+ installations being exploited in the wild

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:15:39 AM
A growing number of WordPress websites have been infected by attackers exploiting a vulnerability that remains unpatched in a widely used plugin called WP Mobile Detector, security researchers warned.

BakAndImgCD 18.0 Disk Imaging and Backup Live CD Now Available for Download

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 05:18:28 AM
Softpedia was informed by 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki about the release and immediate availability for download of the BakAndImgCD 18.0 Live CD distrolette.

Latin-quoting Linus Torvalds plays God by not abusing mortals

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:21:17 AM
Makes 4.7rc2 change after merge window because he's Linus, and by Jupiter he can. Linus Torvalds has loosed release candidate 2 of version 4.7 of the Linux kernel on the waiting world.

Quieting Scary Web Browser SSL Alerts

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 03:24:06 AM
The entire Internet depends on OpenSSL to secure sensitive transactions, but until the Linux Foundation launched the Core Infrastructure Initiative to support crucial infrastructure projects, it was supported by a small underfunded team with only one paid developer.

Open Source's Big Challenges Today: Cloud, IoT and Closed Distributions

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 02:26:55 AM
Cloud, embedded devices in the IoT and elsewhere and closed distributions highlight the new challenges for open source software developers and users.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 released for serious storage work

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 01:29:44 AM
The latest release of SUSE Enterprise Server 3 comes with Ceph Jewel support.

Install Shopware 5 on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 12:32:33 AM
In this article, we will explain how to install Shopware 5 on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Shopware is a modern open source e-commerce software, written in PHP on top of Symfony and Zend components. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and wrote this for an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

3 Emerging Open Source Data Analytics Tools Beyond Apache Spark

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:35:22 PM
On the data analytics front, profound change is in the air, and open source tools are leading many of the changes. Sure, you are probably familiar with some of the open source stars in this space, such as Hadoop and Apache Spark, but there is now a strong need for new tools that can holistically round out the data analytics ecosystem. Notably, many of these tools are customized to process streaming data.

What we can learn from ownCloud's collapse

Monday 6th of June 2016 10:38:11 PM
Open source companies have to strike a very fine balance between business needs and community needs. And that balance seems to have been tipped at ownCloud.

Open source networking: The time is now

Monday 6th of June 2016 09:41:00 PM
We are never going back to proprietary networks. Today’s world is all about open—from APIs to partnerships to end-to-end orchestrated services.

Raspberry Pi industrial HAT features RS-485 and 1-Wire

Monday 6th of June 2016 08:43:49 PM
The “Monarco HAT” industrial interface for the Raspberry Pi offers analog, digital, RS-485, and 1-wire I/O, plus a power supply, watchdog, and RTC. Czech-based REX Controls has passed the halfway mark on its Indiegogo funding journey for a 99-Euro ($126) Monarco HAT industrial interface add-on for the Raspberry Pi, with 20 days days left. Shipments […]

Install Horde 5 Webmail for ISPConfig on Debian Jessie through PEAR

Monday 6th of June 2016 07:02:00 PM
Horde is a groupware suite that offers email, calendar, task, contact management and more things. It also offers SyncML and ActiveSync to synchronize with your cell phones or other software. This Howto assumes that you followed the ISPConfig 3 installation for Debian Jessie (Apache2, Bind, Dovecot) and all the packages there.

NTP Patches Flaws That Enable DDoS

Monday 6th of June 2016 06:04:49 PM
The network time protocol, at the center of a number of high-profile DDoS attacks in 2014, was updated to ntp-4.2.8p8. The latest version includes patches for five vulnerabilities, including one rated high-severity.

How to build projects using the Raspberry Pi camera

Monday 6th of June 2016 05:07:38 PM
The Raspberry Pi camera module is a great accessory for the Pi—it's great quality, and can capture still photos and record video in full HD (1080p). The original 5-megapixel camera module was released in 2013, and a new 8-megapixel version was released in April this year. Both versions are compatible with all Raspberry Pi more

Wireless Display Support Is Coming to Nexus 5 and OnePlus One Ubuntu Phones

Monday 6th of June 2016 04:10:27 PM
UBports developer Marius Gripsgård announced earlier this morning that he is currently working on bringing Canonical's new Aethercast (Wireless Display) for the Nexus 5 and OnePlus One Ubuntu Phone devices.

How to effectively clear your bash history

Monday 6th of June 2016 03:13:16 PM
On your Linux machines, a history of your bash commands is retained. This is great when you need to repeat a command or can't remember exactly how you executed a command in a previous session. However, this can also be seen as a security issue. What if someone gains access to your machine, opens a terminal window, and checks through your bash history to see what commands you've run?

Linux Tutorial: Keep unreliable services running round the clock on production servers

Monday 6th of June 2016 02:16:05 PM
Despite your best efforts sometimes daemons don't behave and your services stop working.

Intel reveals Xeon E7 v4: Is that 24TB in your pocket or are... oh, it is

Monday 6th of June 2016 01:18:54 PM
New chips longing for a home in next refresh's scale-out serversAs expected, following the announcement of the Xeon E5 v4 server chips, here comes Intel's Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v4 processors.…

PostgreSQL High Availabilty/Fail Over options

Monday 6th of June 2016 12:21:43 PM
Postgres has many fail over and high availability options. This post is the 2nd in the backup and high availability configuration options for Postgres. It covers the built-in options only and does not look at the many plug-ins and 3rd party solutions that are available.

Tiny Core Linux 7.1: Big Where It Counts

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:24:32 AM
There's an old cliché that promises "big things come in small packages." Our reviewer takes a look at Tiny Core Linux and finds a lot of wallop in its 16MB size.

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