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COM Express modules build on Kaby Lake and Xeon E3

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:38:18 AM
Aaeon announced a “NanoCOM-KBU” COM Express Type 10 Mini module with Intel 7th Gen U-Series chips and a “COM-KBHB6” Type 6 Basic module with a Xeon E3. Aaeon announced a pair of computer-on-modules that expand upon Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” U-Series and 6th Gen “Skylake” Xeon E3. Aaeon’s NanoCOM-KBU is not only its first […]

Watermarking Images--from the Command Line

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 04:36:46 AM
Us geeks mostly think of the command line as the best place for textmanipulation. It's a natural with cat,grep and shell scripts. Butalthough you can't necessarily view your results from within a typicalterminal window, it turns out to be pretty darn easy to analyze andmanipulate images from within a shell script.

Linux gets blasted by BlueBorne too

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 03:35:14 AM
BlueBorne is a set of Bluetooth security holes that just keeps on hitting. Besides smartphones and Windows, it seriously impacts Linux desktops and servers.

pHAT adds IR to the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 02:33:42 AM
Anavi has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a new run of its $16 “Anavi Infrared pHAT,” which adds IR remote control to the Pi, and offers optional sensors. Leon Anavi’s Bulgaria-based Anavi Technologies, which has introduced Raspberry Pi add-ons such as the RabbitMax Flex IoT HAT, is launching a smaller pHAT board that adds […]

IBM Debuts LinuxONE Emperor II Mainframe at Open Source Summit

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 01:32:10 AM
IBM is one of the founding members of the Linux Foundation and has long used Linux Foundation events as the place to announce new Linux products and services.

Zorin OS 12.2 Released

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:30:38 AM
Zorin Group recently announced the release of Zorin OS 12.2. It's Ubuntu based operating system for both, beginners and advanced users. This version brings innovations from the Open Source community together with a familiar user interface, requiring nearly no learning curve for PC users.

Install and Configure LEMP in Debian 9

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:29:06 PM
This tutorial will guide you on how to install and configure LEMP stack (Nginx with MariaDB and PHP7) on the latest release of Debian 9. These pieces of software are widely used on servers on the internet today to deploy dynamic websites or interactive web applications.

Linus Torvalds On Fun, the Linux Kernel, and the Future

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:27:34 PM
Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, took to the stage at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles. In this keynote presentation, Torvalds joined The Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin in conversation about Linux kernel development and how to get young open source developers involved. Here are some highlights of their talk.

An introduction to representation learning

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 09:26:02 PM
Although many companies today possess massive amounts of data, the vast majority of that data is often unstructured and unlabeled. In fact, the amount of data that is appropriately labeled for a specific business need is typically quite small (possibly even zero), and acquiring new labels is usually a slow, expensive endeavor. As a result, algorithms that can extract features from unlabeled data to improve the performance of data-limited tasks are quite valuable.read more

Linux server build template (document)

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 08:14:42 PM
Linux server build template which will help you design your own build sheet or build book. This template can be used as baseline and has all necessary details regarding new server build.

What you need to know to manage Linux disks

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:00:21 PM
Managing Linux disks and the file systems that reside on them is something of an art – from initial setup to monitoring performance. Learn how to master that art, learning everything from the basics of Linux file systems to some expert commands.

Jim Zemlin Declares 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:46:01 PM
LOS ANGELES — Open Source Summit, the event formerly known as LinuxCon North America, kicked off today with a series of announcements and a s strong message about the power of open source."2017 has been a pretty incredible year in open-source," Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Year of LinuxFoundation said in his opening keynote. "Open-source is growing exponentially."

Linus Torvalds' lifestyle tips for hackers: be like me, work in a bathrobe, no showers before noon

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 04:31:41 PM
Also be curious and constructive by working on Linux instead of breaking itLinux Lord Linus Torvalds has offered some lifestyle advice for hackers, suggesting they adopt his admittedly-unglamorous lifestyle but also his ethos of working on things that matter.…

5 reasons Facebook's React license was a mistake

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 03:17:21 PM
In July 2017, the Apache Software Foundation effectively banned the license combination Facebook has been applying to all the projects it has been releasing as open source.read more

First Look at the New Control Center of Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 02:03:01 PM
Canonical is still working on polishing its upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, due for release next month on October 19, and today we'd like to offer you a first look at the new control center that'll be implemented in this release.

Equifax blames open-source software for its record-breaking security breach: Report

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:48:41 PM
The credit rating giant claims an Apache Struts security hole was the real cause of its security breach of 143 million records. ZDNet examines the claim.

An open source toolkit for measuring project health

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:34:21 AM
I've always had a nagging question about open source projects: How does one determine a project's success/failure? Does "success" or "failure" get detemined by code commits and gut feel? Or is that some other way?read more

Tiny Bluetooth LE dev boards target IoT apps

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:20:01 AM
Two Cortex-M4 Bluetooth LE boards have gained wider distribution: Arrow is selling SensiEdge’s SensiBLE, and Mouser has Adafruit’s Feather Nrf52 Bluefruit. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continues to rise in importance as the wireless conduit for MCU-based IoT edge devices. Late last week Arrow Electronics announced it was launching the recently introduced SensiBLE IoT SoM, which […]

Linus Torvalds Wants Attackers to Join Linux Kernel Development

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 09:05:41 AM
Speaking at the Open Source Summit in LA, Linux creator said he wants hackers to join Linux before they turn to the dark side.

An intro to using eBPF to filter packets in the Linux kernel

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:51:20 AM
In 1992, Steven McCanne and Van Jacobson from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory proposed a solution for BSD Unix systems for minimizing unwanted network packet copies to user space by implementing an in-kernel packet filter known as Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF). In 1997, it was introduced in Linux kernel version 2.1.75.

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Security: Equifax, Kodi, Infrared, and Windows XP in 2017

  • Safer but not immune: Cloud lessons from the Equifax breach
  • Warning: If you are using this Kodi repository, you could be in danger
    Kodi is quite possibly the best media center software of all time. If you are looking to watch videos or listen to music, the open source solution provides an excellent overall experience. Thanks to its support for "addons," it has the potential to become better all the time. You see, developers can easily add new functionality by writing an addon for the platform. And yes, some addons can be used for piracy, but not all of them are. These addons, such as Exodus and Covenant, are normally added using a repository, which hosts them. [...] We do not know 100 percent if the person that re-registered the metalkettle name on GitHub is planning anything evil, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Infrared signals in surveillance cameras let malware jump network air gaps
    The malware prototype could be a crucial ingredient for attacks that target some of the world's most sensitive networks. Militaries, energy producers, and other critical infrastructure providers frequently disconnect such networks from the Internet as a precaution. In the event malware is installed, there is no way for it to make contact with attacker-controlled servers that receive stolen data or issue new commands. Such airgaps are one of the most basic measures for securing highly sensitive information and networks. The proof-of-concept malware uses connected surveillance cameras to bridge such airgaps. Instead of trying to use the Internet to reach attacker-controlled servers, the malware weaves passwords, cryptographic keys, and other types of data into infrared signals and uses a camera's built-in infrared lights to transmit them. A nearby attacker then records the signals with a video camera and later decodes embedded secrets. The same nearby attackers can embed data into infrared signals and beam them to an infected camera, where they're intercepted and decoded by the network malware. The covert channel works best when attackers have a direct line of sight to the video camera, but non-line-of-sight communication is also possible in some cases.
  • Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
    England's second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs ran the ageing operating system, representing 20.3% of all the office computers it used. Microsoft ended nearly all support for the operating system in 2014. Experts say its use could pose a hacking risk. The figure was disclosed as part of a wider Freedom of Information request. "Even if security vulnerabilities are identified in XP, Microsoft won't distribute patches in the same way it does for later releases of Windows," said Dr Steven Murdoch, a cyber-security expert at University College London.

Flock 2017, Fedora 27, and New Fedora 26 (F26) ISO

  • Flock 2017: How to make your application into a Flatpak?
  • Flock to Fedora 2017
  • Flock 2017 – A Marketing talk about a new era to come.
    I had two session at Flock this year, one done by me and another in support of Robert Mayr in the Mindshare one, if there were been any need for discussing. Here I’m talking about my session: Marketing – tasks and visions (I will push the report about the second one after Robert’s one, for completion). In order to fit the real target of a Flock conference (that is a contributor conference, not a show where people must demonstrate how much cool they are; we know it!) is to bring and show something new, whether ideas, software, changes and so on, and discuss with other contributors if they’re really innovative, useful and achievable.
  • F26-20170918 Updated Live isos released
  • GSoC2017 Final — Migrate Plinth to Fedora Server
  • Building Modules for Fedora 27
    Let me start with a wrong presumption that you have everything set up – you are a packager who knows what they want to achieve, you have a dist-git repository created, you have all the tooling installed. And of course, you know what Modularity is, and how and why do we use modulemd to define modular content. You know what Host, Platform, and Bootstrap modules are and how to use them.

Red Hat Financial Results Expectations High

Will Microsoft love Linux to death? Shuttleworth and Stallman on whether Windows 10 is free software's friend

Richard Stallman is a free-software activist and creator of the GNU OS that forms part of the basis of modern GNU/Linux distros. He believes that Microsoft's decision to build a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) amounts to an attempt to extinguish software that users are free to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve. "It certainly looks that way. But it won't be so easy to extinguish us, because our reasons for using and advancing free software are not limited to practical convenience," he said. "We want freedom. As a way to use computers in freedom, Windows is a non-starter." Read more