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Mozilla Fixes Flaws With Firefox 39, Previews Firefox 40

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 02:27:37 AM
The Logjam SSL/TLS vulnerability is among the 13 security advisories in latest stable release of the open-source Firefox Web browse

LliureX 15.05 Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 01:30:26 AM
LliureX 15.05 has been released. LliureX is a project of the Council of Culture, Education and Sport at the Municipality of Valencia, Spain. The LliureX distribution is an Edubuntu-based live and installation DVD with support for the Valencian and Spanish languages. It is intended as an operating system for educational institutions in the Valencia region. LliureX uses exclusively free software and is distributed free of charge.

Solus OS Gets UEFI Fixes and Better Power Consumption for Laptops

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 12:33:15 AM
The Solus project is moving very fast, and its developers have managed to push another release out the door, this time with a lot of fixes that have been spotted and repaired in a very short amount of time.

One Port to Rule Them All!

Monday 6th of July 2015 11:36:04 PM
I was chatting with Fred Richards on IRC the other day (flrichar onfreenode) about sneaking around hotel firewalls. Occasionally, hotels willblock things like the SSH port, hoping people don't abuse their network.Although I can respect their rationale, blocking an SSH port for a Linux useris like taking a mouse away from a Windows user!

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  • DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw
    Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.
  • Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs
    The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren’t. It turns out this isn’t true. Two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of all the top PC makers can also hit the firmware of MACs. What’s more, the researchers have designed a proof-of-concept worm for the first time that would allow a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, without the need for them to be networked.

Brocade CEO: Transition To Open Source Will Be Difficult For Cisco

Communications CEO Lloyd Carney said traditional vendors like Cisco will have a tough time adapting to a more software-defined, open source space. That's because traditional vendors like Cisco's revenue streams are tied to closed architectures, Carney said. Read more