- Security advisories for Wednesday
Linux Security Fundamentals Part 3: Risk Assessment / Trade-offs and Business Considerations
Earlier in this series, you learned the types of hackers who might try to compromise your Linux system, where attacks might originate, and the kinds of attacks to expect. The next step is to assess the security risks to your own system and the costs of both securing, and not securing, your assets in order to begin formulating a security plan.
- Mirai Gets a Windows Version to Boost Distribution Efforts
- Mirai: Windows Trojan helps hackers infect Linux-based devices with IoT malware
Arch Linux pulls the plug on 32-bit
If you’re reading this article on a PC, it’s quite likely the processor under the hood is 64-bit. Most computers these days run 64-bit CPUs, and most computers run 64-bit operating systems. Arch Linux is acknowledging that fact by making February the last month the distribution will include an i686 (32-bit) download option.
- 8 ways to speed up your Android device
- Android version distribution: the calm before the Nougat storm
- The latest version of Android is now on 1.2% of devices
- Google’s Feb. Android distribution numbers reveal drops for KitKat, Nougat surpasses 1%
- Android Lollipop stands strong, according to Google's Android distribution stats
- The LG Watch Style is a very basic Android Wear 2.0 device
This modular backdoor malware is now the most common threat to Android smartphones
It's taken a whole year for it to be dislodged, but Hummingbad has finally been overtaken as the leading form of mobile malware.
The Hummingbad Android malware is still likely making its creators hundreds of thousands of dollars a month and continues to infect millions of devices, but the Triada malware has taken the top spot in the first month of the year, Check Point's Threat Impact Index for January has revealed.
4 ways to send encrypted messages on Android
At some point in your mobile life, you're going to need to send an encrypted message. Whether it's mission-critical, sensitive business data, personal information, or a secret family recipe, the need to hide that information away in an encrypted missive will come to the fore. When that moment arises, you want to be ready. If you happen to use the Android platform, worry not...there are plenty of means to that end.
This Google X engineer’s open-source bot turns Trump’s tweets into hard cash
When Donald Trump tweets, the market responds. Wall Street has been on to this fact for a while now, but now, thanks to Google X robot engineer Max Braun, so can you.
- How to Install Firefox Developer Edition in Linux
- List installed packages and query package information with Yum
- What do you mean by “Event-Driven”?
- Commenting out XML snippets in libvirt guest config by stashing it as metadata
- PHPUnit 6.0
- An update on the migration of Fedora Free Media to Pagure
- Running Graphical Programs on Windows Subsystem on Linux
- Quick Guide: How To hack windows with Kali Linux
- How to install and use Linux Bash in Windows 10
Open Source MANO Interoperates with 10 NFV Infrastructures
At NFV Plugtests hosted by ETSI last week, the Open Source MANO (OSM) group tested its code for interoperability with various network function virtualization (NFV) infrastructures and virtual network functions (VNFs).
Participants at the Plugtests were provided with different combinations of VNFs, NFV infrastructures, and orchestrators, and they were given about an hour-and-a-half to make it all interoperate. OSM’s orchestrator software interoperated successfully with all 10 of the NFV infrastructures and all of the 15 “official” VNFs (5 additional VNFs were considered “test” VNFs).
Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That's Changing the World
Blockchain isn't a household buzzword, like the cloud or the Internet of Things. It's not an in-your-face innovation you can see and touch as easily as a smartphone or a package from Amazon. But when it comes to our digital lives—every digital transaction; exchange of value, goods and services; or private data —blockchain is the answer to a question we've been asking since the dawn of the internet age: How can we collectively trust what happens online?
Every year we run more of our lives—more core functions of our governments, economies, and societies—on the internet. We do our banking online. We shop online. We log into apps and services that make up our digital selves and send information back and forth. Think of blockchain as a historical fabric underneath recording everything that happens exactly as it occurs. Then the chain stitches that data into encrypted blocks that can never be modified and scatters the pieces across a worldwide network.
- Police Bust ‘Pirate’ Kodi Box Sellers on Behalf of Sky, Virgin, BT, Premier League
- What is Kodi? Installation, formats, add-ons: Five arrested in Kodi box crackdown
- Five people arrested for Kodi box sales on day of action on behalf of Sky, BT and Premier League
- Is Kodi legal? Police raid five sellers of 'fully loaded' boxes over modified streaming devices
- Biggest Kodi sweep: Brit cops nab five, bag some dodgy sticks
- Five suspects arrested for sale of “fully loaded” Kodi streaming boxes
- Five arrested for selling Kodi software with illegal streaming apps
- Illegal piracy-enabling Kodi streaming boxes seized by police
- Five people are arrested on suspicion of selling Kodi TV streaming boxes 'fully loaded' with apps to give access to illegal pirate services
- Five held in 'fully loaded' Kodi streaming box raids
- Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?
- Five arrests in 'fully loaded' Kodi streaming box raids
- How to download and install the Kodi Krypton 17 update
- Linux: How to install Kodi 17
Eight years ago, the CyanogenMod project exploded onto the mobile device software scene. The Android-based open source mobile operating system quickly caught the attention of developers, Android fans and investors, and attracted interest from tech giants including Microsoft and Google. But at the end of last year the project imploded spectacularly. Today the CyanogenMod project is no more, but the arc of its story offers fascinating insight into the world of open source software development.
Open source software is the norm these days rather than the exception. The code is being written in high volumes and turning up in critical applications. While having this code available can offer big benefits, users also must be wary of issues the code can present and implement proper vetting.
Josh Bressers, cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat, emphasized this point during a recent talk with InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill.
I'm announcing the release of the 3.18.48 kernel.
Wait, what? Yeah, 3.18.48, you read that right.
Turns out there was a bug in 3.18.47 in one of the backports. And a bug
in 3.18.27 as well, with one of the backports there. And a very minor
issue in the 3.18.28 release, but no one cares about the debug messages
for a specific scsi driver, so you can just ignore that issue...
Modern Linux distros are designed to appeal to a large number of users who run modern hardware. As a result, they have become too bloated for older machines, even if cut down by hand – if you don't have several gigs of RAM to spare and an extra core or two, these distros may not deliver the best performance for you. Thankfully, there are many lightweight distros, trimmed and tweaked by expert hands, which can be used to breathe new life into older hardware.
Mozilla always intended for Rust to be used in building key parts of the Firefox browser. Now the company is committing to that vision in a significant manner.
After version 53, Firefox will require Rust to compile successfully, due to the presence of Firefox components built with the language. But this decision may restrict the number of platforms that Firefox can be ported to—for now.
As a summary, the year 2016 was a good one for Sailfish OS and full of deliveries. We launched the Aqua Fish device together with Intex Technologies in India, brought the Jolla C along with the Community Device Program for our dear community, got a major deal and partner in Russia (more about it below), and started shipping with Turing Robotics. Sailfish OS 2.0 is now fully out there and making a mark to the world.
Inside the Jolla company, we’ve been working hard to stabilize our financial situation throughout 2016. We are now a slightly smaller company than before but with the stronger-than-ever Sailfish community the results have been significant: we’ve seen many new community ports, Sailfish 64 bit has progressed nicely, and we’ve got a lot of help in translating new Sailfish OS releases. Community has also done a great effort by getting the Android 6 BSP based adaptation and newer working with Sailfish OS, which helps Sailfish OS scale more easily to newer hardware. Overall there’s been a lot of contributions to the OS. A big thanks for all our active contributors, keep it up!