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- SUSE and Mirantis to collaborate on OpenStack
- Mirantis partners with Suse to deliver enterprise Linux support
SUSE offers RHEL support for Mirantis OpenStack, While Red Hat Demurs
Mirantis and SUSE are joining forces to offer seamless support for running the Mirantis OpenStack distribution not only on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) but, surprisingly, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS as well.
“Many of our larger customers run two or three different Linux flavors. Now OpenStack users can get support for their major Linux distributions in one place from Mirantis,” said Mirantis co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Boris Renski.
- Mirantis and SUSE Partner to Give OpenStack Customers an Array of Support Choices
- Researchers identify serious threat to many internet users
- Linux operating systems vulnerable to cyber attacks: Report
- TCP Flaw in Linux Servers Allows Web Traffic Hijacking
- Serious TCP Bug in Linux Systems Allows Traffic Hijacking
- IP flaw leaves servers vulnerable to silent interception
- Linux security backfires: Flaw lets hackers inject malware into downloads, disrupt Tor users, etc
- Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack
- Linux bug leaves USA Today, other top sites vulnerable to serious hijacking attacks
Linux Kernel 4.6.6 Brings Minor Fixes to Architectures, Lots of Updated Drivers
Today, August 10, 2016, renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the sixth maintenance update to the Linux 4.6 kernel series.
Linux kernel 4.6.6 is here two weeks after the release of the fifth maintenance version in the series, bringing changes for a total of 90 files, with 920 insertions and 462 deletions. It appears to be a normal kernel update that patches various security flaws discovered recently by various kernel developers and hackers, as well as to update drivers and implement various other needed features.
- Open vSwitch becomes a Linux Foundation Collaborative project
- Open vSwitch Now a Linux Foundation Project
- Open vSwitch joins Linux Foundation
OpenDaylight Project: Community rallies around open-source SDN
Lisa Caywood recently joined The Linux Foundation as the director of Ecosystem Development at the OpenDaylight Project (ODL), which is the leading open-source platform for programmable, Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Widely adopted by service providers, telcos are using ODL to disentangle key network obstacles that are related to automated service delivery; network resource optimization; Cloud and NFV; research, education and government; and visibility and control.
A Policy Win For Open Source Software in NZ
The recent announcement of a new policy framework on open source software (OSS) licensing will lead to better results across government and industry by enabling more collaboration.
This policy is significant as it increases the likelihood of future government web services being developed using open source code and allowing external parties to copy, adapt or integrate their features. This will provide more efficient use of public money, more integrated government web services and contribute to driving local innovation and economic growth. However, what is perhaps most remarkable about this new framework is the transparent and collaborative online consultation and drafting process through which this ambitious idea became a robust policy in less than a year.
- White House embraces code sharing with new federal policy
- White House open-source software policy goes live
- White House finalizes Federal Source Code policy; will launch Code.gov within 90 days
U.S. Government Sets Mandates on Sharing Open Source Code
Code.gov is now the designated repository for shared federal code, and it is expected to launch in the next few months. OMB will also develop a set of metrics to track the program, which it has to up and running within 120 days.
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.
- OpenStack: From survive to thrive | #OpenStackSV
- The evolution of cloud-native architecture | #OpenStackSV
- Controlled chaos: Can containers straighten OpenStack's zigzag course? | #OpenStackSV
- Newcomer Tigera on its entry to the container game | #OpenStackSV
- Digital strategist weighs in on how OpenStack stacks up | #OpenStackSV
- Bridging the open-source networking gap | #OpenStackSV
- How Walmart Labs utilizes OpenStack to stay agile | #OpenStackSV
- OpenStack zigs and zags at the right time, analysts say | #OpenStackSV
- How Rackspace uses OpenStack to stimulate innovation | #OpenStackSV
- Is a MegaCloud on the way? | #OpenStackSV
- Bringing flexibility and heterogeneity to enterprise platforms | #OpenStackSV
- The end of processors, and the start of a developer-led market | #OpenStackSV
- Dispelling hybrid cloud myths | #OpenStackSV
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