You're taking the p... Linux encryption app Cryptkeeper has universal password: 'p'
Linux encryption app Cryptkeeper has a bug that causes it to use a single-letter universal decryption password: "p".
The flawed version is in Debian 9 (Stretch), currently in testing, but not in Debian 8 (Jessie). The bug appears to be a result of a bad interaction with the encfs encrypted filesystem's command line interface: Cryptkeeper invokes encfs and attempts to enter paranoia mode with a simulated 'p' keypress – instead, it sets passwords for folders to just that letter.
Reproducible Builds: week 92 in Stretch cycle
John Gilmore wrote an interesting mail about how Cygnus.com worked on reproducible builds in the early 1990s. (It's eye opening to see how the dealt with basically the very same problems we're dealing with today, how they solved them and then to realize that most of this has been forgotten and bit-rotted in the last 20 years. How will we prevent history repeating it)self here?)
MongoDB ransom attacks continue to plague administrators
Earlier this month, Salted Hash reported on a surge in attacks against publicly accessible MongoDB installations.
Since January 3, the day of that first report, the number of victims has climbed from about 200 databases to more than 40,000. In addition to MongoDB, those responsible for the attacks have started targeting Elasticsearch and CouchDB.
No matter the platform being targeted, the message to the victim is the same; send a small Bitcoin payment to the listed address, or forever lose access to your files.
Be the open source supply chain
I would bet that whoever is best at managing and influencing the open source supply chain will be best positioned to create the most innovative products. In this article, I’ll explain why you should be a supply chain influencer, and how your organization can be an active participant in your supply chain.
Leon Anavi’s Open Source News Vlog
All of us at the FOSS Force office have become big fans of this new open source news blog from Leon Anavi and can’t wait until the next edition comes out in February. Don’t worry Leon, your English is fine. Keep ’em coming.
Announcing the Google Code-in 2016 Winners!
Drum roll please! We are very proud to announce the 2016 Google Code-in (GCI) Grand Prize Winners and Finalists. Each year we see the number of student participants increase, and 2016 was no exception: 1,340 students from 62 countries completed an impressive 6,418 tasks. Winners and Finalists were chosen by the 17 open source organizations and are listed alphabetically below.
LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon Come to China for the First Time in 2017
The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting the adoption of the latest Linux and Open Source technologies to the enterprise industry, is announcing the upcoming schedule for LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon conferences.
Taking in place for the first time in China, between June 19-20, 2017, the LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen events will be held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, where it is expected that thousands of attendees will share their knowledge, collaborate on new technologies, and learn about the latest Open Source and GNU/Linux technologies, including cloud, containers, microservices, and networking.
5 new guides for working with OpenStack
OpenStack experience continues to be among the most in-demand skills in the tech world, with more and more organizations seeking to build and manage their own open source clouds. But OpenStack is a huge domain of knowledge, containing dozen of individual projects that are being actively developed at a rapid pace. Just keeping your skills up to date can be a challenge.
C++ Support Added To GCC's libcc1, Benefiting GDB
Another late feature addition to GCC 7 is C++ support for libcc1.
Libcc1 is the GCC cc1 plugin for the GDB debugger. With the latest GCC SVN/Git code tonight is now C++ support to complement the C interfaces.
not sure if this exists
open an audio file. it plays it back or analyzes it and interprets what is said and converts it to text.
i have no problem paying for something that works. id prefer it to be open source but at the end of the day i just need the job done.
my google fu is just serving me to apps that have nice shortcuts to pause or slow it down while you type. this is not what i am after at all.submitted by /u/asureyouknowyourself
It's that time of development again when the Fedora Design Team sends out their call for supplemental wallpapers. Artists and photographers are encouraged to participate. Matt Hartley discussed today some of the mistakes new users make with Ubuntu and offered up his best advice for avoiding them. TecMint compiled the top five reasons to install Linux and the second round of voting has begun in FOSS Force's Best Distro of 2016 contest. Some familiar names graced Google's Code-in winners and Gaming On Linux has identified the best games of 2016 through a user polling survey.