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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:18:46 AM

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TuxMachines: Fake News From Fossbytes and Techworm

Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:09:04 AM

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Reddit: Difference security wise between .deb files (or the equivalent for other distros... I put this in /r/linux and not /r/debian because I feel it's a general question) and make/configure

Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:07:17 AM

Sorry if this is a potentially stupid question but for, say, Debian, wisdom has it that you shouldn't install software not from official repositories, so don't just install any .deb file you find on the internet. But what if you download, say, a tar, and it comes with instructions to install it using make, configure, etc?

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LXer: Top 10 Social Media Plugins for WordPress

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:54:51 AM
In order to drive more social media traffic to your WordPress blog, you will love these WordPress social media plugins. These plugins will let you add a beautiful set of social share buttons on your posts which will encourage your visitors to share your content on their social networks. This will help your website get better exposure and it will increase the user engagement.

TuxMachines: Microsoft Versus GNU/Linux

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:47:54 AM
  • Europe-wide interest in Munich desktop debate

    In the days leading up to the vote, the city received a record-breaking number of comments, one city councillor noted. A handful of activists attended the city hall meeting, and an alliance of German and international free and open source organisations questioned the city's plans in an open letter.

    In a statement, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) says that the door is still open, “although the mandate is highly suggestive, in that it suggests that the existing vendor-neutral approach is to be replaced with a proprietary solution.” The advocacy group says it will continue to campaign: “The vendor-neutral strategy must prevail.”

  • Microsoft open source efforts draw praise [Ed: This article is a lie, based on selective quotes. Microsoft is attacking FOSS using patents and recall what happens in Munich.]

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TuxMachines: Hardware and Linux

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:45:06 AM
  • Snowden calls for AMD to open source

    Whistle blowing spook Edward Snowden says that AMD could kick Intel to death if it open sources its PSP and firmware.

    In an odd tweet, Snowden appeared to be jolly excited about the release of AMD’s new Ryzen desktop processor. But he said that the release of such a good product would be a good moment for AMD to open source their PSP & firmware.

    “In the next cycles, many will discuss replacing Intel. This is a low-cost, low-risk opportunity for AMD to distinguish themselves from Intel on an on-going basis. It's a shame to miss it,” he wrote.

  • AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu – Here is what you have to do to fix constant crashes!
  • AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu - Here is What You Have to Do to Fix Constant Crashes

    Of course, you can always download the kernel of your choice from the Mainline Kernel PPA, and use dpkg to install it yourself as well, rather than rely on their script.

  • How to Build a Linux Rig

    When building a machine, you must take manufacturer into consideration if you’re building for Linux. If you want a Linux machine and don’t want to worry that your build won’t work, there are several vendors to choose from (one of which is Dell). If you want all your Steam games to work, the best choice of Linux to put on it (short of putting Steam OS on it) is Ubuntu Linux. In the following article, I’m going to walk you through how to pick parts for your Linux machine.

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Reddit: Alternatives to Synergy ?

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:39:03 AM

Hi,

A few years ago, I used Synergy to share my mouse between my Windows and Linux computers and it was working quite well and I even donated something I believe. Now I wanted to use it again after a lot of time and noticed that its gone paid :s For now, I've gone back to my two keyboards and mice.

I was wondering if someone knew a good alternative to it ?

Thanks

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TuxMachines: By request, Razer may have a Linux option for its Razer Blade gaming laptop

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:15:20 AM

Razer founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said on Thursday that the company is now looking to support Linux on the Razer Blade laptop. He said that support for the open-source operating system is one of the most common requests for the Razer Blade and that Razer is now looking into the possibility. He is now asking all Linux “enthusiasts” to provide their feedback, suggestions, and ideas in the new Linux Corner section of Razer Insider.

“We decided to lead a new forum section that is dedicated to Linux’s applications for gamers or other creators alike,” the company states in its introductory post. “The Linux Corner is a result of this where fans can now discuss their experience, provide feedback, and talk about everything related to Tux’s OS running on the Razer Blade.”

Also: Microsoft Admits High Cost Of Windows 10 Upgrades

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TuxMachines: Lubuntu-Based Greenie 16.04 Distro Arrives for Slovak and Czech Linux Users

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:35:57 AM

Stanislav Hoferek, the developer of the Lubuntu-based Greenie Linux distribution designed to run on older PCs from ten years ago, was proud to announce the release of Greenie 16.04, which ships in two editions: Desktop and Lite.

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TuxMachines: 7 Essential Tips for Linux Sysadmin Workstation Security

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:32:40 AM

If you’re a sysadmin who works from home, logs in for after-hours emergency support or simply prefers to work from a laptop in your office, you need to do it securely. Preparation and vigilance are essential in keeping your workstation and network safe from hackers.

Anyone who uses a Linux workstation to access and manage their company’s or project's IT infrastructure runs the risk that his or her computer will become an incursion vector against the rest of that infrastructure.

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TuxMachines: Wine 2.3 Released

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:31:32 AM
  • Wine 2.3 Released with Mortal Kombat X, Kholat and The Witcher 3 Improvements

    The Wine development team announced the availability of a new development release of the open-source and cross-platform application that lets Linux and Mac users install and use games and apps made only for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    Wine 2.3 is now the newest development release, the third of its kind after the release of the major Wine 2.0 stable series earlier this year. Prominent features include improvements to ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) support on 64-bit platforms, more Shader Model 5 instructions, and additional work on the Direct3D command stream.

  • Wine 2.3 Released, Still Prepping For The Direct3D CSMT

    Wine 2.3 is out as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot.

  • Wine 2.3 Released

    The Wine development release 2.3 is now available.

  • Wine 2.3 released with more Direct3D command stream and Shader Model 5 work

    Wine 2.3 has officially released today and the developers are continuing their work to improve Wine performance and work on Shader Model 5.

    For those of you that don't know what "Direct3D command stream" means, it's multithreading to improve performance of games ran in Wine with OpenGL.

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LXer: Top 5: New Raspberry Pi Zero, MySQL 8 preview, and more

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight new Raspberry Pi hardware, programming languages for beginners, MySQL 8, and machine learning.Top 5 articles of the week5. Pi Zero Wireless out now for $10Columnist Ben Nuttall introduces a new member of the Raspberry Pi family. The Pi Zero Wireless is the same Pi Zero you've come to love, with WiFi and Bluetooth.read more

Reddit: You might be interested in what OS the Nintendo Switch runs :P

Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:57:58 AM

It's FreeBSD.

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LXer: Kaby Lake-S COM offers PCIe options

Saturday 4th of March 2017 06:06:07 AM
Portwell announced a COM Express Basic Type 6 with Intel’s 7th Gen S-series CPUs, 4x SATA 3, triple displays, and 8x PCIe x1 and PCIe x16 expansion. Portwel’s 125 x 95mm “PCOM-B642VG” COM Express Basic Type 6 entry taps Intel’s higher-end quad- and dual-core S-series desktop-class models. No model details were offered, so presumably the […]

Reddit: Razer seeks perfect linux support

Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:32:24 AM

LXer: IBM is a Massive Patent Bully That Amasses Software Patents, So Invalidation or 'Sharing' of One Single Patent Misses the Point Entirely

Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:11:45 AM
IBM's patent gold rush and worldwide lobbying for software patents yield lawsuits but also draw complaints -- to the point where IBM resorts to face-saving moves and the Patent Office looks foolish for accepting bogus patent applications

LinuxToday: 16 Linux server monitoring commands you really need to know

Saturday 4th of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

If you want to know what's going on with your Linux server, start with these Linux monitoring commands.

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Security Tips for Installing Linux on Your SysAdmin Workstation
    Once you’ve chosen a Linux distro that meets all the security guidelines set out in our last article, you’ll need to install the distro on your workstation.
  • Fedora 26 crypto policy Test Day today (2017-03-30)!
  • Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack
    For the past few months, developers who publish their code on GitHub have been targeted in an attack campaign that uses a little-known but potent cyberespionage malware. The attacks started in January and consisted of malicious emails specifically crafted to attract the attention of developers, such as requests for help with development projects and offers of payment for custom programming jobs. The emails had .gz attachments that contained Word documents with malicious macro code attached. If allowed to execute, the macro code executed a PowerShell script that reached out to a remote server and downloaded a malware program known as Dimnie.
  • A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense
    When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) swung into action. The Wikileaks documents described how the Central Intelligence Agency had learned more than a year ago how to exploit flaws in Cisco's widely used Internet switches, which direct electronic traffic, to enable eavesdropping. Senior Cisco managers immediately reassigned staff from other projects to figure out how the CIA hacking tricks worked, so they could help customers patch their systems and prevent criminal hackers or spies from using the same methods, three employees told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
  • NTPsec: a Secure, Hardened NTP Implementation
    Network time synchronization—aligning your computer's clock to the same Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) that everyone else is using—is both necessary and a hard problem. Many internet protocols rely on being able to exchange UTC timestamps accurate to small tolerances, but the clock crystal in your computer drifts (its frequency varies by temperature), so it needs occasional adjustments. That's where life gets complicated. Sure, you can get another computer to tell you what time it thinks it is, but if you don't know how long that packet took to get to you, the report isn't very useful. On top of that, its clock might be broken—or lying. To get anywhere, you need to exchange packets with several computers that allow you to compare your notion of UTC with theirs, estimate network delays, apply statistical cluster analysis to the resulting inputs to get a plausible approximation of real UTC, and then adjust your local clock to it. Generally speaking, you can get sustained accuracy to on the close order of 10 milliseconds this way, although asymmetrical routing delays can make it much worse if you're in a bad neighborhood of the internet.
  • Zelda Coatings
    I assume that every permutation of scams will eventually be tried; it is interesting that the initial ones preyed on people's avarice and dishonesty: "I will transfer millions to your bank account, then you share with me" - with subsequent scams appealing to another demographic: "I want to donate a large sum to your religious charity" - to perhaps capture a more virtuous but still credulous lot. Where will it end ?

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Mesa and Intel Graphics