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The Difference Between Sandboxing, Honeypots & Security Deception

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 10:12:42 AM
Networks, cyberattacks, and the strategies used to stop them are continuously evolving. Security deception is an emerging cyber-defense tactic that allows researchers and information security professionals to observe the behavior of attackers once they've gained access to what they think is a business network.

Debian-Based Neptune Linux 5.5 Operating System Released with LibreOffice 6.1

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 08:58:22 AM
Neptune Linux developer Leszek Lesner announced today the release and general availability of Neptune 5.5, an incremental update to the Neptune Linux 5 operating system series that brings the latest technologies and software updates.

How to Install KVM and Manage Virtual Machines in Ubuntu 18.04

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 06:29:41 AM
KVM or Kernel-Based Virtual Machine provides a virtual environment used for running one or more additional operating systems besides the primary system without interfering with its functions. In this tutorial, we will describe how to install and use a virtual machine using the open-source virtualization platform-KVM.

Linux cut Command Explained for Beginners (with Examples)

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 05:15:21 AM
In Linux, if you want to print a file's content on stdout, the first command that comes to mind is cat. However, there may be times when the requirement is to remove certain part of the file and print only the rest of the content. You'll be glad to know there exists a tool - dubbed cut - that lets you do this.

No do-overs! Appeals court won't hear Oracle v Google rehash

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 04:01:01 AM
Only thing left now is a Supreme Court bidOver eight years of feuding between Oracle and Google over the use of Java code in Android may be nearing its end following a Tuesday court ruling.…

Rugged telematics fleet computer ready to be dinked and dunked

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 02:46:41 AM
Nexcom’s compact, IP67 protected “VTC 1911-IPK Telematics IoT Gateway” runs on a Bay Trail Atom and offers CAN 2.0B, dual mini-PCIe and SIM slots, GPS, 2x GbE, SATA, and more. It’s resistant to shock, vibration, humidity, and -40 to 70°C temperatures. With flooding and sea-level rise on the rise due to climate change, there will [[he]#8230[/he]]

10 Reasons To Replace Windows With Linux

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 01:32:20 AM
As a revamp of Everyday Linux User begins this article answers the questions "why would I switch from Windows to Linux?"

3D-Printed Firearms Are Blowing Up

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 12:18:00 AM
What's the practical risk with 3D-printed firearms today? In this opinion piece, Kyle explores the current state of the art.

4 Ansible playbooks you should try

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 11:03:40 PM
In a complex IT environment, even the smallest tasks can seem to take forever. Sprawling systems are hard to develop, deploy, and maintain. Business demands only increase complexity, and IT teams struggle with management, availability, and cost.How do you address this complexity and while meeting today's business demands? There is no doubt that Ansible can improve your current processes, migrate applications for better optimization, and provide a single language for DevOps practices across your organization.read more

Cleaning Your Inbox with Mutt

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 09:49:20 PM
Teach Mutt yet another trick: how to filter messages in your Inboxwith a simple macro.

Linux 4.19 lets you declare your trust in AMD, IBM and Intel

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 08:35:00 PM
Wave the the CPU trust flag if you're feeling safe enoughLinux v4.19-rc1, release candidate code published on Sunday, allows those building their own kernel or Linux distribution to choose whether or not to trust the CPU hardware random number generator, a decision that has become complicated in the wake of the revelations about government surveillance over the past five years.…

15 command-line aliases to save you time

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 07:20:40 PM
Linux command-line aliases are great for helping you work more efficiently. Better still, some are included by default in your installed Linux distro.This is an example of a command-line alias in Fedora 27:read more

Easy way to integrate Apache with modsecurity on Ubuntu

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 06:06:20 PM
ModSecurity WAF (Web Application Firewall ) is an open source software firewall that is used to safeguard applications from attacks & unauthorised access. ModSecurity WAF can be used as a module with already installed...

Open-source licensing war: Commons Clause

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 04:51:59 PM
VIDEO: A new open-source license addendum, Commons Clause, has lawyers, developers, businesses, and open-source supporters fighting with each other.

Now available: The open source guide to DevOps monitoring tools

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 03:37:39 PM
In this new series, we'll focus on DevOps monitoring and observability tools. Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore metrics aggregation and monitoring, log aggregation, alerting and visualizations, and distributed tracing. Alternatively, you can download the entire open source guide to DevOps monitoring tools now.Let’s get started.read more

Beginner’s guide to SELinux

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 02:23:19 PM
SELinux or Security Enhanced Linux is advanced access control mechanism which was developed by US security agency NSA to prevent malicious intrusions & tempering. It implements MAC (Mandatory Access control) over already present DAC (Discretionary Access Control ) i.e. read, write , execute permissions.

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Mozilla: Privacy, R.I.P., and Consent Management at Mozfest 2018

  • Firefox collects data on you through hidden add-ons

    Mozilla, the organisation that produces the Firefox browser and makes a loud noise about its open source credentials, is quietly collecting telemetry data on its users by the use of hidden add-ons, even though publicly visible telemetry controls are not selected.

  • R.I.P., Charles W. Moore, a fine man who liked fine Macs
    A farewell and au revoir to a great gentleman in making the most of your old Mac, Charles W. Moore, who passed away at his home in rural Canada on September 16 after a long illness. Mr Moore was an early fan of TenFourFox, even back in the old bad Firefox 4 beta days, and he really made his famous Pismo PowerBook G3 systems work hard for it.
  • Consent management at Mozfest 2018
    Good news. It looks like we're having a consent management mini-conference as part of Mozfest next month. (I'm one of the organizers for the Global Consent Manager session, and plan to attend the others.)

Android Leftovers

LibreOffice: A history of document freedom

My reminiscing led me to reach out to the Document Foundation, which governs LibreOffice, to learn more about the history of this open source productivity software. The Document Foundation's team told me that "StarWriter, the ancestor of the LibreOffice suite, was developed as proprietary software by Marco Börries, a German student, to write his high school final thesis." He formed a company called Star Division to develop the software. In 1999, Sun Microsystems bought Star Division for $73.5 million, changed the software's name to OpenOffice.org, and released the code as open source. Anyone could download the office suite at no charge for personal use. The Document Foundation told me, "For almost 10 years, the software was developed under Sun stewardship, from version 1.0 to version 3.2. It started with a dual license—LGPL and the proprietary SISSL (Sun Industry Standard Software License)—but it evolved to pure LGPL from version 2.0." Read more

Learn the 37 most frequently used shortcuts in GIMP

GIMP is a fantastic artist's tool for editing digital images, especially with the bevy of impressive features in the recent release of version 2.10. Of course, like all creative applications, you can get working more quickly if you can make yourself familiar with the various keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys available. GIMP, of course, gives you the ability to customize these shortcuts to match what you're personally comfortable with. However, the default shortcuts that GIMP ships with are impressive and generally easy to get used to. This cheat sheet is not an exhaustive list of all of the defaults GIMP has available. Instead, it covers the most frequently used shortcuts so you can get to work as fast as possible. Plus, there should be a few in here that make you aware of a few features that maybe you weren't aware of. Read more