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Reddit: [Intel ME]How would a linux user defend against INTEL-SA-00086 on affected systems if you never setup AMT/messed with ME?

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 01:56:40 AM

A friend has an affected desktop running one of those chips(e3 1200s v5) listed on the vulnerability page https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00086&languageid=en-fr

however he's never setup AMT/ME and from our chat logs, his system refuses connections to the AMT ports(16992,*93), even from localhost

He runs debian sid and has said he blacklisted the mei and mei_me kernel modules from running. Does this help at all?

He's got an asrock e3v5 gaming board that had its last bios releases around 2016 http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty%20E3V5%20Performance%20GamingOC/?cat=Beta

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LXer: Linux/Android hacker SBC with hexa-core Rockchip SoC debuts at $75

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 01:03:16 AM
The Vamrs “RK3399 Sapphire” SBC is on sale for $75, or $349 for a full kit. Vamrs is also prepping an RK3399-based “Rock960” 96Boards SBC.Rockchip’s RK3399 is one of the most powerful ARM-based system-on-chips available on hacker boards, featuring two server-class Cortex-A72 cores clocked to up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 at up to 1.42GHz and a quad-core Mali-T864 GPU.

Slashdot: No, the Linux Desktop Hasn't Jumped in Popularity

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 12:59:19 AM

Slashdot: Appeals Court Rules: SCO v. IBM Case Can Continue

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 12:59:19 AM

Phoronix: Extra KVM Changes For Linux 4.15 Bring UMIP Support, AMD SEV Changes Delayed

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 12:40:14 AM
As some additional work past the KVM changes for Linux 4.15 submitted last week, a few more feature items have been queued...

LXer: Red Hat partners with AWS with OpenShift Container Platform 3.7

Monday 20th of November 2017 11:48:55 PM
Red Hat wants to be your AWS hybrid cloud and container company as well your Linux provider. Kubernetes has become the cloud container orchestration program. Red Hat jumped on the Kubernetes bandwagon early in 2015. Today, Red Hat is all in, with the release of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7.

LXer: Containers and Kubernetes: What's next?

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:34:35 PM
Experts weigh in on what's ahead for container orchestration and Kubernetes

Reddit: need help with eduroam!

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:07:33 PM

Reddit: Public bus in Warsaw

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:01:07 PM

LinuxToday: Linux Containers vs Virtual Machines

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:00:00 PM

 Datamation: Among the many distinctions between containers and virtual machines is that one is used for applications and the other is designed for entire operating systems.

LXer: DragonBoard gains a camera kit

Monday 20th of November 2017 09:20:15 PM
Arrow’s DragonBoard 410c Camera Kit combines the 96Boards SBC with D3’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 and a 5-megapixel camera module. D3 Engineering’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 is a 96Boards mezzanine add-on designed to work only with the Arrow Electronics/Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c. Arrow and D3 have now launched a kit that provides a DragonBoard […]

Phoronix: AMD EPYC Is Running Well On Linux 4.15

Monday 20th of November 2017 09:17:27 PM
Of the many changes coming for Linux 4.15, as detailed this weekend Radeon GPU and AMD CPU customers have a lot to be thankful for with this new kernel update currently in development. Here are some initial benchmarks of the Linux 4.15 development kernel using an AMD EPYC 7601 32-core / 64-thread setup...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Monday 20th of November 2017 09:15:24 PM
  • Why Linus is right (as usual)

    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable.

    This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs.
    The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.

  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes

    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies.

    One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.

  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
  • Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Breaking Down the Data

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TuxMachines: Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

Monday 20th of November 2017 09:13:29 PM
  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting

    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download.

    VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon.
    Why Vidcutter?

    If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily.

    VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.

  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More

    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases.

    The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.

  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows

    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.

  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements

    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes.

    MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Monday 20th of November 2017 09:10:08 PM
  • Reveal.js presentation hacks

    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it.

    Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.

  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know

    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.

  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon

    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed.

    The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.

  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development

     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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TuxMachines: 6-Way Enterprise Focused Linux Distribution Comparison With An Intel Core i9, Dual Xeon Gold Systems

Monday 20th of November 2017 08:53:20 PM

Here's our latest Linux distribution comparison with this time looking at the out-of-the-box performance of six Linux distributions while running a range of enterprise/workstation-focused benchmarks while using two systems. One system is a high-end Core i9 7980XE desktop system and the other a Tyan 1U Xeon Scalable server with dual Xeon Gold 6138 processors.

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TuxMachines: Security: FOSS Versus Windows

Monday 20th of November 2017 08:37:06 PM

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Kali Linux 2017.3 Ethical Hacking OS Brings InSpy, Sublist3r, and SMB3.0 Support

Coming two months after the previous release, Kali Linux 2017.3 is here with a new kernel, namely Linux 4.13.10, which adds better support for the latest hardware components, as well as all the security patches pushed upstream in the Debian Testing repositories, as well as various new tools. First off, the Linux 4.13.10 kernel adds SMB 3.0 support to CIFS by default, rises the EXT4 directories limit from 10 million entries to up to 2 billion, and enables TLS support. Second, Offensive Security updated several of the included tools for this release, such as The Social Engineering Toolkit, Reaver, Burp Suite, PixieWPS, and Cuckoo. Read more

pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE now available

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.2, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases. pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now! Read more

LXLE Eclectica 16.04.3 Released

LXLE 16.04.3 is built upon Ubuntu Mini LTS. Lubuntu-core is used as a starting point. Read more

Kernel Releases: Linux 4.14.1, 4.13.15, 4.9.64, 4.4.100, and 3.18.83