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Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:10:40 PM
"The problem was that it asked for just about every permission that an app could ask for," said Bill Anderson, chief product officer at mobile security company OptioLabs. "It was an especially long list. And surprisingly, most people said yes. But the permissions were so excessive that it turned this thing into a potentially marvelous way to hack phones."

Prepare to be hacked: Information security for small organizations

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 10:13:29 PM
Information security is challenging, and can be breathtakingly expensive in money and staff energy. Smaller organizations may not have the money or staffing expertise to do the job right, even when the need is the greatest. At OSCON 2016, Kelsey Gilmore-Innis of Sexual Health Innovations (SHI) gave a really interesting talk on how her small nonprofit has done some creative thinking about security, and how that influences the deployment and operation of their application.read more

Setting Up an NFS Server and Client on CentOS 7.2

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:16:18 PM
This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on CentOS 7. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

Android malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 08:19:07 PM
Once downloaded, the malware, which has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS, will create fake user interfaces on the phone as an “overlay” on top of real apps. These interfaces ask for credit card information and then send the entered data to the hacker.

RPi 3 add-on loads up on sensors, wireless radios

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:21:56 PM
Matrix Labs’ FPGA-driven “Matrix Creator” IoT daughter board for the Raspberry Pi 3 is loaded with sensors, 802.15.4 radios, and a mic array. The disc-shaped Matrix Creator add-on for the Raspberry Pi is based on AdMobilize’s successfully Kickstartered Matrix home automation and surveillance hub. AdMobilize spun off Matrix Labs, which has now built this cheaper, […]

Why I’m Unlikely to Ever Return Microsoft’s Love

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:24:45 PM
While the mainstream tech press is ready to embrace "the new Microsoft" as a friend to open source, many who fought in the trenches against the corporate giant will never be able to forgive and forget.

5 SSH Hardening Tips

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 05:27:34 PM
When you look at your SSH server logs, chances are they are full of attempted logins from entities of ill intent. Here are 5 general ways (along with several specific tactics) to make your OpenSSH sessions more secure...

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro launched – Everything you need to know

Xiaomi is well known for their range of affordable smartphones and tablets, and the company continues to grow their device portfolio with some great options. After much anticipation, Xiaomi has finally taken the wraps off their latest smartphone offering at a launch event in Beijing earlier today. Here’s everything we know about the Xiaomi Redmi Pro! The Redmi Pro features a full metal unibody construction with a brushed metal finish, and up front is a 2.5D glass that covers the 5.5-inch Full HD OLED display. The change to OLED, from the usually standard in this price range IPS LCD, is a nice touch, and should provide a more vivid and pleasing viewing experience. Read more

More on Canonical in the Document Foundation

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    The Document Foundation today announced that Ubuntu parent company Canonical has joined The Document Foundation Advisory Board. The foundation said Canonical is to provide "experience and insights" to increase the use of LibreOffice in the enterprise and government. Canonical joins the likes of KDE, GNOME, Red Hat, SUSE, and Google on the board. The board's main purpose is to represent the foundation's sponsors and their needs to the Board of Directors, although the BoD isn't under obligation to accept or act on any proposals made by the advisory board. The BoD does, on occasion, solicit advice and guidance from the advisory board and the advisory board does make proposals on behalf of their members. Some of the other members on the Advisory Board include those listed above as well as the Free Software Foundation, Collabora, Intel, the French government, CloudOn, City of Munich government, and AMD.

Blackmagic on GNU/Linux

  • Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
    Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
  • Blackmagic Puts Fusion 8.2 on Linux, Updates Duplicator
    Blackmagic Design released a pair of announcements, the first revealing that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform, and second that it has release version 1.0.2 of Duplicator.
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