An open source tool for writing queries and modeling data designed for use with the RethinkDB query language is being positioned as an alternative to developing applications using the ReQL query language.
Compose, a provider of hosted databases founded in 2010, acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM) last year and incorporated into its Cloud Data Services unit, is pitching the ReQL alternative dubbed “Thinky.” The tool is described as an open source object relational mapper (ORM) designed for RethinkDB. IBM is offering RethinkDB and a batch of other hosted database services through its Compose Enterprise platform.
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Containerized Security: The Next Evolution of Virtualization?
We in the security industry have gotten into a bad habit of focusing the majority of our attention and marketing dollars on raising awareness of the latest emerging threats and new technologies being developed to detect them. One just has to look at the headlines or spend fifteen minutes walking the show floor at a major security conference to see this trend. However, while we are focusing on what all the bad guys are doing, we’ve taken the eye off the ball of where our infrastructure business is going.
SDN Security Researchers State Their Case at Black Hat
So say two of his grad students, Seungsoo Lee and Changhoon Yoon (left and right, respectively, in the photo above). But along with Shin, who’s now an assistant professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kaist) and a research associate at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), they’re hoping the industry is ready to start looking at the vulnerabilities that SDN introduces.
- Widespread Linux Flaw Allows TCP Session Hijacking, Termination
Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea [Ed: Microsoft and backdoor should become synonymous. At every level, online and offline, Microsoft products booby-trapped with backdoors.]
Microsoft leaked the golden keys that unlock Windows-powered tablets, phones and other devices sealed by Secure Boot – and is now scrambling to undo the blunder.
These skeleton keys can be used to install non-Redmond operating systems on locked-down computers. In other words, on devices that do not allow you to disable Secure Boot even if you have administrator rights – such as ARM-based Windows RT tablets – it is now possible to sidestep this block and run, say, GNU/Linux or Android.
What's more, it is believed it will be impossible for Microsoft to fully revoke the leaked keys.
And perhaps most importantly: it is a reminder that demands by politicians and crimefighters for special keys, which can be used by investigators to unlock devices in criminal cases, will inevitably jeopardize the security of everyone.
Microsoft's misstep was uncovered by two researchers, MY123 and Slipstream, who documented their findings here in a demoscene-themed writeup published on Tuesday. Slip believes Microsoft will find it impossible to undo its leak.
Microsoft Creates Backdoor In Windows, Accidentally Leaks UEFI Secure Boot Keys
Two researchers reported that Microsoft accidentally compromised the golden keys to its UEFI Secure boot feature.
- Can Copperhead OS fix Android's security problems?
Bedrock Linux is a unique Linux distribution that offers the best elements of different distros. The users are allowed to build a rock-solid base derived from Debian, RHEL etc. After that, one has the choice to add different packages from multiple Linux distributions according to the need. Bedrock Linux is able to perform this trick by manipulating the virtual file systems.
Ubuntu now supports popular React Native for first-class webapps
Canonical has announced that its Ubuntu operating system will support the React Native framework, allowing for the porting of iOS or Android React Native applications to Ubuntu. Canonical says that React Native apps that are built on, or ported to Ubuntu will “react” to converged environments, meaning the app can be run on desktop, tablet or mobile.
Ubuntu now supports React Native – speeding up iOS and Android ports
Ubuntu, one of the biggest names in Linux distributions, has announced support for the React Native framework. With application development using web technologies becoming ever more popular, today's announcement will be welcome news for many developers.
- React Native Comes to Ubuntu Developers
So, I have a home router/server that is just a linux (debian) based PC. I have a very old Wifi adapter in it now that was free from a family member many years ago. It's listed as lspci:
Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2800 802.11n PCI
A short description of the problem I'm having with it is that it's fairly slow no matter what I do with hostapd config files (I've tried many times over the years). It's listed as N, but I only ever get ~1.2 MBps, which leads me to believe it has always been in 802.11b mode. I use to have all my devices wired except for my phone, so this was fine, but that's not the case anymore.
So, I'm wondering what the state of current generation Wifi chipsets under linux, specifically when using them in a router with hostapd? Anyone have an 802.11ac pci-e adapter that just works with hostapd? Anything else to look for?
Thanks!submitted by /u/MakeWayForThePenguin
I went to visit my parents yesterday. I was helping my Dad assemble some speakers and after we completed he went to boot up his computer. I recognized the login screen immediately! Sure enough, he typed in his password and LXDE was displayed before my very eyes.
I was utterly blown away. He reminded me that it was I that installed it for him. The story is that he was complaining about his desktop having viruses and being generally slow about a year and a half ago, when I was visiting for Christmas. So I installed Lubuntu for him. I thought I had removed it the next day, due to his complaints or confusion but I guess I had not and he's been using it this whole time.
Before you get too excited. My dad was not opening up the terminal, installing new apps or doing essentially anything other than opening up chrome and browsing his favourite sites such as youtube & kijiji. But I almost wanted to cry when he told me that he's had almost no complaints and it works better than his Windows 7 install before. The one issue my mom pointed out is that their HP deskjet 1010 wasn't working, but I resolved the issue in 5 minutes for them.
I imagine he's just been accepting the GUI software center prompts to update the system because it was fully updated as I was whizzing around and inspecting in disbelief.
TL;DR -I install Lubuntu on my Dad's computer 1.5 years ago -He's of Scottish descent and has too much inertia to remove it -Ends up enjoying it because the only application he needs is Chrome and it still works wellsubmitted by /u/kazaii64
I'm currently running a MBPr 2015 early version, but it grew tired to keep up with all the bugs associated with it for every major/minor update. I also have a gaming desktop that has a linux partition which is about to get replaced with arch.
So I'm thinking about getting another laptop to strictly run Linux on. Being a college student, I don't have a huge budget, but I think I can spend around 300~400 bucks. The only spec that I want a laptop to have is at least have 1600x1nnn resolution.
I don't mind getting a used/refurbished or whatever. Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!