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LXer: Triada Malware Preinstalled on Low-Cost Android Phones – Here’s How to Beat It

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:28:15 PM
Recently there’s been a nasty spike of malware found in a large number of low-cost Android phones. This Triada malware is installed during the manufacturing process of the phone, and you can’t just uninstall it.

TuxMachines: Security: 17 Things

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:17:26 PM

A list for protecting yourself and others from the most common and easiest-to-pull-off security crimes.

I spend a lot of time giving information security advice, such as why RMF (Risk Management Framework) is too top-heavy for implementing risk management practices in small or R&D-focused organizations, what the right Apache SSL settings really are or how static analysis can help improve C code. What I'm asked for the most though isn't any of those things; it's the everyday stuff that even non-technical people can do to protect themselves from the looming but nebulous threat of an information security accident.

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Reddit: Completely Headless Firewall Distro, with OpenVPN ?

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:16:49 PM

Hi guys, I have a PC that the video card ( internal is busted ), and it's an old OLD box that only takes AGP or PCI video cards ( and I have non ) so I thought I could make it a firewall box, and use it for OPENVPN, I've tried pfsense, but at the end it did not run because I had to setup the ethernet so it got messy, so is there a distro like a router where you connect the cables and manage it all from a web server ? Thanks !

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation unveils open source hypervisor for IoT products

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:10:10 PM

The Linux Foundation recently unveiled ACRN (pronounced "acorn"), a new open source embedded reference hypervisor project that aims to make it easier for enterprise leaders to build an Internet of Things (IoT)-specific hypervisor.

The project, further detailed in a press release, could help fast track enterprise IoT projects by giving developers a readily-available option for such an embedded hypervisor. It will also provide a reference framework for building a hypervisor that prioritizes real-time data and workload security in IoT projects, the release said.

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TuxMachines: NXP IoT platform links ARM/Linux Layerscape SoCs to cloud

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:06:38 PM

NXP’s “EdgeScale” suite of secure edge computing device management tools help deploy and manage Linux devices running on LSx QorIQ Layerscape SoCs, and connects them to cloud services.

NXP has added an EdgeScale suite of secure edge computing tools and services to its Linux-based Layerscape SDK for six of its networking oriented LSx QorIQ Layerscape SoCs. These include the quad-core, 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 QorIQ LS1043A, which last year received Ubuntu Core support, as well as the octa-core, Cortex-A72 LS2088a (see farther below).

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Phoronix: Wine 3.4 Release Continues With Vulkan Upbringing, Some Wine-Staging Patches

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:02:13 PM
The latest bi-weekly release of Wine is now available for running your favorite or necessary Windows programs/games on Linux and macOS...

Reddit: TIL that Linus Torvalds makes more in Salary than Jim Zemlin, contrary to another post

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:16:41 PM

Another post on this subreddit claims that Jim/James Zemlin makes more than Linus according to a tax filing. The reference is a video from Bryan Lunduke. I like Bryan Lunduke a lot, hell I was even a patreon supporter for a period when I could afford it, but I think his video is actually wrong. Look at the tax document Bryan is referencing. In his video, Bryan is hiding the column for other compensation.

  • Jim/James Zemlin - 608,000 + 37,017 = 645,017
  • Linus Torvalds - 451,672 + 281,921 = 733,593

If you include all the compensation that they make, Linus makes more than Jim.

It's good to know how our charitable donations get spent, though I'm sure that Jim and Linus really hate that we're talking so much about this. I'm not a huge fan of the Linux Foundation, though out of respect for the individuals I'm going to delete this post in a couple days. I hope the OP for the other post will do the same.

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LXer: Fedora Podcast 003 - Fedora Modularity

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:13:55 PM
Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast is now available. In Episode 003 features developer and software architect Langdon White from the Fedora Modularity team. Langdon also leads the Fedora Modularity objective.

Phoronix: Mesa 17.3.7 Nearing Release With 50+ Changes

Friday 16th of March 2018 05:08:17 PM
While waiting for Mesa 18.0, the Mesa 17.3.7 point release will soon hit stable users of this open-source, user-space graphics stack...

LXer: How to Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:59:34 PM
In this tutorial, we will install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04, with Apache web server, MariaDB, and PHP. TYPO3 is completely free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It allows users to create websites even if they don’t have an experience in web development. TYPO3 is very easy to use and it is an effective tool for small sites as well as multilingual sites of large corporations, and it makes it a great alternative to the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly easy task, just follow the steps below carefully

Reddit: How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:48:39 PM

Reddit: What is your setup?

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:01:28 PM

Is there a sub/community where people share their linux setups? I don't mean like r/unixporn but more along the lines of partitioning, filesystems, local and remote storage, personalised scripts and workflows. Basically what is your environement like? I would be keen to test out some more exotic setups in a VM as a learning experience and would be keen to hear how people have customised their systems. Cheers

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LinuxToday: How to take back manual control over /etc/resolv.conf

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:00:00 PM

There are a number of programs including netconfig, NetworkManager, resolvconf, rdnssd, and systemd-resolved that want to manage /etc/resolv.conf on behalf of the user.

Reddit: Anyone here using Google WiFi? Impressions requested.

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:53:28 PM

This was posted to /r/linuxhardware and received no comments, so I'm trying again here...

I've heard great things about Google Wifi's mesh coverage and speeds, but I'm curious about the customizability of the configuration. The marketing materials tout an easy app-driven interface, which gives me pause.

I use PiHole, plan to build a NextCloud server that I want to be able to access remotely, and so on.

(I'm not asking in a general PC sub because it's my observation that Linux users care more about the admin granularity of their hardware, and are better-versed in networking.)

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Reddit: How To Hide Your Ports With Port Knocking

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:50:57 PM

LXer: How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:45:14 PM
If you (or someone you know) ever forget your Windows password, you[he]#039[/he]ll be glad to know about chntpw, a neat Linux utility that you can use to reset a Windows password. For this how-to, I created a Windows virtual machine and set the password to pass123 on my user account, Archit-PC. I also created a Live USB with Fedora 27 using the Fedora Media Writer application.

Reddit: Which was the first linux distro?

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:18:08 PM

More in Tux Machines

Why Everyone should know vim

Vim is an improved version of Vi, a known text editor available by default in UNIX distributions. Another alternative for modal editors is Emacs but they’re so different that I kind of feel they serve different purposes. Both are great, regardless. I don’t feel vim is necessarily a geeky kind of taste or not. Vim introduced modal editing to me and that has changed my life, really. If you have ever tried vim, you may have noticed you have to press “I” or “A” (lower case) to start writing (note: I’m aware there are more ways to start editing but the purpose is not to cover Vim’s functionalities.). The fun part starts once you realize you can associate Insert and Append commands to something. And then editing text is like thinking of what you want the computer to show on the computer instead of struggling where you at before writing. The same goes for other commands which are easily converted to mnemonics and this is what helped getting comfortable with Vim. Note that Emacs does not have this kind of keybindings but they do have a Vim-like mode - Evil (Extensive Vi Layer). More often than not, I just need to think of what I want to accomplish and type the first letters. Like Replace, Visual, Delete, and so on. It is a modal editor after all, meaning it has modes for everything. This is also what increases my productivity when writing files. I just think of my intentions and Vim does the things for me. Read more

Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
    Last week Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released their latest quarterly "graphics stack recipe" for the Linux desktop. The Intel Graphics Stack Recipe is the company's recommended configuration for an optimal and supported open-source graphics driver experience for their Intel HD/UHD/Iris Graphics found on Intel processors.
  • Mesa 18.1-RC1 Released With The Latest Open-Source 3D Driver Features
    Seemingly flying under our radar is that Mesa 18.1 has already been branched and the first release candidate issued. While the Mesa website hasn't yet been updated for the 18.1 details, Dylan Baker appears to be the release manager for the 18.1 series -- the second quarter of 2018 release stream.

Exploring Contributors Centrality Over Time

At the end of my previous post we concluded with yet another question. Indeed, on the 2017 KDEPIM contributor network we found out that Christian Mollekopf while being a very consistent committer didn't appear as centrality as we would expect. Yet from the topology he seemed to act as a bridge between the core contributors and contributors with a very low centrality. This time we'll try to look into this and figure out what might be going on. My first attempt at this was to try to look into the contributor network on a different time period and see how it goes. If we take two snapshots of the network for the two semesters of 2017, how would it look? Well, easy to do with my current scripts so let's see! Read more

KDE: Elisa 0.1.1, KDE Plasma 5.13 and More

  • 0.1.1 Release of Elisa
    The Elisa team is happy to announce the first bug fix release for the 0.1 version.
  • KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Making Great Improvements On Its Wayland Support
    KDE Plasma 5.13 that is due for release in June will have a great number of improvements to its Wayland support for allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to work much better on this alternative to the X.Org Server. KDE developer Roman Gilg has provided a nice summary of some of the Wayland improvements in the queue for the Plasma 5.13.0 release due out towards the middle of June.
  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 15
    I’ve initiated a big project: overhauling KDE Open & Save dialogs for greater usability and productivity.
  • Latte bug fix release v0.7.5
    Latte Dock v0.7.5   has been released containing important fixes and improvements! Hopefullly this is going to be the last stable version for v0.7.x family. During the next months the next stable branch (v0.8.x) is going to appear.