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pfSense 2.3.3-p1 Is Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p17, Includes Security Fixes

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:43:19 PM
Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle is announcing the availability of the pfSense 2.3.3-p1 maintenance update to the world's most trusted open source firewall based on BSD technologies.

FPGA-based 96Boards SBC boasts quantum-resistant crypto

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:34:42 PM
Arrow is prepping a 96Boards CE “Chamelon96” SBC that runs Linux on an Intel Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC, and offers WiFi, BT, and quantum-resistant security. After Arrow revealed plans to follow up on its Qualcomm-backed DragonBoard 410C SBC with three more Linux ready, open spec 96Boards SBCs, one of the boards — the Chameleon96 — has been detailed on

The physical computing capabilities of the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:26:05 PM
While the Raspberry Pi is an excellent and affordable mini Linux computer with a stylish and functional desktop user interface, it has plenty of scope beyond that of a regular PC. Here's an overview of the physical computing capabilities of the Pi.

How to: linux add user to group

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:17:27 PM
This is a tutorial about How to: linux add user to group. This post describes quick way to add user to group while creating user as well as for existing users.

MATE 1.18 Desktop Environment Released, Focuses on Completing the GTK3 Migration

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:08:50 PM
Ubuntu MATE leader and MATE developer Martin Wimpress is proud to announce today the general and immediate availability of the MATE 1.18 desktop environment.

Do you own a Raspberry Pi?

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 04:00:13 PM
Happy Pi Day! 3.14, or Pi, is a mathematical constant celebrated every March 14 by people around the world. Pie makers make special baked goods. Mathematicians rejoice! And at, we celebrate with a series of articles on the Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer originally designed for education and inspired by the 1981 BBC Micro.

A Public-Private Partnership for Gigabit Innovation and Internet Health

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:51:36 PM
One partnership is Mozilla’s ongoing collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Ignite. We’re currently offering a $2 million prize for projects that decentralize the web. And together in 2014, we launched the Gigabit Community Fund. We committed to supporting promising projects in gigabit-enabled U.S. cities — projects that use connectivity 250-times normal speeds to make learning more engaging, equitable and impactful.

Learn Java Programming with 9 Excellent Open-Source Books

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:42:59 PM
This compilation focuses on the Java language with 9 strong recommendations. There are books here for beginner, intermediate, and advanced programmers alike. All of the texts are released under an open source license.

How to Access Secure Shell (SSH) Servers Through Standard Web Browsers

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:44:44 PM
shellinabox is a Web based AJAX terminal emulator which was written by Markus Gutschke. Shell In A Box implements a web server (It has built-in web server) that can export arbitrary command line tools to a web based terminal emulator.

Jarvis -- Personal Assistant for Linux

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:36:07 AM
A simple personal assistant for Linux which works on terminal.

Erasing complexity, submitting a summit talk, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 10:27:30 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.OpenStack around the webFrom news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few more

How to enable Remote Execution (Run Job) option in Foreman / Katello Dashboard

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:18:53 AM
From the Foreman dashboard we can execute Linux commands on the registered host but for that we have to install remote execution plugin in your Foreman or Katello Server.

Rugged Linux COM powers up with dual-GPU i.MX8 QuadMax

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:10:16 AM
Toradex revealed the “Apalis iMX8,” the first COM built around NXP’s i.MX8 QuadMax, which boasts 2x Cortex-A72, 4x -A53, 2x -M4F, and 2x GPUs. Toradex is participating in NXP’s early access program for the new i.MX8 QuadMax SoC, and has announced details about an upcoming Apalis i.MX8 computer-on-module. The 82 x 45 x 6mm COM […]

How to grow healthy open source project infrastructures

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:39 AM
In 2013 I joined the OpenStack Infrastructure team. In the four years I spent with the team, I learned a considerable amount about the value of hosting an infrastructure for an open source project in the open more

Linux Kernel 4.10.2 Brings Wi-Fi Improvements, Updated F2FS and EXT4 Filesytems

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:53:01 AM
Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability of the second point release to the Linux 4.10 kernel, urging users to update their systems as soon as possible.

Security Expert Bruce Schneier on Regulating IoT

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 04:44:24 AM
The sorry state of IoT security needs regulating, not only because it's disruptive to the Internet, but because it poses a threat to public safety.

A Step By Step Guide To Install Arch Linux

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:35:47 AM
Arch Linux is a great Linux distro but it's also the distro that is known to be the most complicated to install distro due to command line based setup. In this article, I'll guide you to step by step Arch Linux installation.

How to cope and bounce back from a failing IT project

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:27:10 AM
CTO of Cayan explains how to prepare for the possibility of IT setbacks before they occur.

Opening Up Virtual Reality Development with WebVR

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:18:33 AM
“Virtual reality (VR) is nothing new — people have been experimenting with it for decades. But only recently, we have come to terms with having commercial hardware like Oculus or HTC Vive to experience and enjoy VR content within our home,” says Rabimba Karanjai, a full-time graduate researcher and Mozilla contributor, who will be speaking about virtual reality development at the upcoming Open Networking Summit.

NMAP Idle Scan

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:09:56 AM
Idle Scans are performed against a Target System without any traffic occurring between the Source and Target Systems. The Idle Scan is accomplished by using a third system to pass requests between the Source and Target. The third system is referred to as a “Zombie” System. The “Zombie” System will receive requests from the Source System and send them to the Target System. Responses are passed to the Source System. The Idle Scan is sometimes referred to as a Proxy Scan since the scan is performed through a third-party system.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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Security and Bugs

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  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.