PINEBOOK ARM Linux Laptop Powered by Allwinner A64 Processor to Sell for $89 and Up
Following up on Pine A64 board powered by Allwinner A64 quad core Cortex A53 processor, Pine64 has decided to work on a software compatible laptop based on the processor. PINEBOOK comes with 2GB RAM, 16 GB flash storage, a 11.6″ or 14″ display, and the usual ports you’d expect on such device.
Some nuts Black Friday deals for Linux gamers to make note of
I have done a little search and come up with some interesting stuff that you might want to look into for a good deal.
Plans for Core Apps Hackfest
I have requested and received a partial sponsorship for a trip to Berlin to participate in the Core Apps Hackfest. This is a great opportunity for me to meet up with other from the GNOME community and immerse myself in contributing. I’ll be going on Saturday the 26th and leave again Tuesday the 29th.
SUSE releases first 64-bit Linux OS for Raspberry Pi 3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi supports built-in I/O including WiFi, Bluetooth.
10 holiday gift ideas for open source enthusiasts
It's that time of year again! Our amazing community members shared some of their favorite open-source-related products and gifts with us, and we've pulled together some of the best for our annual holiday gift guide.
Kick off the holiday shopping season by checking out these 10 great gifts for open source enthusiasts. While you're at it, don't forget to enter our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for a chance to win your very own LulzBot Mini 3D printer.
ProtoLeap Starter Educational Open Source Platform (video)
Mazi Hosseini based in Toronto Canada has created a new educational open source platform, which has been designed to provide an easy way for anyone to learn more about electronics, as well as simplifying the sometimes laborious task of prototyping electronic circuits.
- Prynth is a new open-source platform for making DIY synths
Microsoft is reportedly sharing Windows 10 telemetry data with third-parties
MICROSOFT HAS REPORTEDLY signed a deal with FireEye that will see it share telemetry data from Windows 10 with the third-party security outfit.
So says Australian website ARN, which reports that Microsoft and FireEye's partnership, which will see the security firm's iSIGHT Intelligence tools baked into Windows Defender, will also see FireEye "gain access to telemetry from every device running Windows 10."
Microsoft uses telemetry data from Windows 10 to help identify security issues, to fix problems and to help improve the quality of its operating system, which sounds like a good thing. However, with the company previously admitting that it's latest OS is harvesting more data than any version before it, Microsoft's mega data-slurp also raised some privacy concerns.
Hackers attack European Commission
The European Commission was the victim of a “large scale” cyberattack Thursday, a spokesperson said.
“The attack has so far been successfully stopped with no interruption of service, although connection speeds have been affected for a time. No data breach has occurred,” the spokesperson said.
8 Books Security Pros Should Read
Calling all infosec pros: What are the best books in your security library?
On a second thought, let's take a step back. A better question may be: Do you have a security library at all? If not, why?
Security professionals have countless blogs, videos, and podcasts to stay updated on rapidly changing news and trends. Books, on the other hand, are valuable resources for diving into a specific area of security to build knowledge and broaden your expertise.
Because the security industry is so complex, it's impossible to cram everything there is to know in a single tome. Authors generally focus their works on single topics including cryptography, network security modeling, and security assessment.
Consider one of the reads on this list of recommendations, Threat Modeling: Designing for Security. This book is based on the idea that while all security pros model threats, few have developed expertise in the area.
DoD Opens .Mil to Legal Hacking, Within Limits
Security researchers are often reluctant to report programming flaws or security holes they’ve stumbled upon for fear that the vulnerable organization might instead decide to shoot the messenger and pursue hacking charges.
But on Nov. 21, the DoD sought to clear up any ambiguity on that front for the military’s substantial online presence, creating both a centralized place to report cybersecurity flaws across the dot-mil space as well as a legal safe harbor (and the prospect of public recognition) for researchers who abide by a few ground rules.
Data breach law 'will create corporate awareness'
The introduction of a data breach law requiring disclosure of consumer data leaks is important because it will make big corporates aware they need to be transparent about their state of security, the head of a big cyber-security firm says.
Guy Eilon, the country manager of Forcepoint, was commenting on the speech made by Dan Tehan, the minister assisting the prime minister on cyber security, on Wednesday.
US Navy breach: 130,000 soldiers at risk after HPE contractor hacked [iophk: "MS, possibly MS sharepoint?"]
The Navy has acknowledged the breach and said it was made aware of the incident after being notified that a laptop belonging to an employee of Navy contractor Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) was compromised by hackers.
US Navy warns 134,000 sailors of data breach after HPE laptop is compromised
Sailors whose details have been compromised are being notified by phone, letter, and e-mail, the Navy said. "For those affected by this incident, the Navy is working to provide further details on what happened, and is reviewing credit monitoring service options for affected sailors."
Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors stolen, admits US Navy
A spokesman for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, said: “This event has been reported to the Navy and because this is an ongoing investigation, HPE will not be commenting further out of respect for the privacy of our Navy personnel.”
Riseup’s Canary Has Died
Popular provider of web tools for activists and anarchists and backbone of much infrastructure for internet freedom, Riseup.net has almost certainly been issued a gag order by the US government.