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Chrome for Linux, Mac, and Windows Now Features Picture-in-Picture by Default

2 hours 1 min ago

Google's engineers have been working for months to add Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support to the Google Chrome web browser

Essential System Tools: inxi - CLI system information tool

Monday 22nd of October 2018 01:00:00 AM

inxi is a command line system information script built for the console as well as Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

IPFire Hardened Linux Firewall Distribution Is Now Available on Amazon Cloud

Sunday 21st of October 2018 09:00:00 PM

IPFire 2.21 Core Update 124 is now available with Linux kernel, OpenSSH, and Unbound hardening.

Customize Folders with Folder Color on Linux

Sunday 21st of October 2018 05:00:00 PM

osradar: In most cases, all the folders have the same icon. That's so BORING

4 Ways to Disable Root Account in Linux

Sunday 21st of October 2018 01:00:00 PM

The root account is the ultimate account on a Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

How To Remove Docker Containers, Images, Volumes, and Networks

Sunday 21st of October 2018 01:00:00 AM

Linuxize: Docker doesn't remove unused objects such as containers, images, volumes, and networks unless you explicitly tell it to do so.

On the low adoption of automated testing in FOSS

Saturday 20th of October 2018 09:00:00 PM

For projects of any value and significance, having a comprehensive automated test suite is nowadays considered a standard software engineering practice.

Android Integration Extension For Gnome GSConnect v13 Stable Released

Saturday 20th of October 2018 05:00:00 PM

 LinuxUprising: The latest GSConnect v13, released today, is a rewrite with with changes to the architecture, settings and default behavior, and it requires Gnome Shell 3.28 or 3.30.

How to start a vnc server for the actual display (scraping) with TigerVNC

Saturday 20th of October 2018 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: VNC is a desktop sharing application

How the CISO of Xerox is Improving Security

Saturday 20th of October 2018 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Alissa Johnson knows full well that when it comes to securing a diverse, distributed enterprise like Xerox, there is no one single technology that is sufficient.

How To Browse And Read Entire Arch Wiki As Linux Man Pages

Saturday 20th of October 2018 02:00:00 AM

ostechnix: Arch-wiki-man program helps you to browse and read entire Arch Wiki as Linux man pages.

Linux: Find Out Which Port Number a Process is Listening on

Friday 19th of October 2018 10:00:00 PM

As Linux users, we sometimes need to know which port number a particular process is listening upon.

How to Search and Remove Directories Recursively on Linux

Friday 19th of October 2018 09:00:00 PM

Tecmint: This short tutorial describes how to find and delete directories recursively in the Linux file system.

Pagely NorthStack Makes WordPress Serverless

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Managed WordPress hosting provider Pagely has built its new NorthStack model to make running WordPress cheaper, using a serverless approach.

Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux Release

Friday 19th of October 2018 07:00:00 PM

ServerWatch VIDEO: The latest Ubuntu Linux distribution release provides new capabilities for both desktop and server users.

DisruptOps Aims to Improve Cloud Security With Guardrails

Friday 19th of October 2018 06:00:00 PM

eWEEK: While Amazon Web Services (AWS) has some intelligent secure defaults, those configurations can shift over time, which is where security startup DisruptOps is looking to make a difference.

How To Lock Virtual Console Sessions On Linux

Friday 19th of October 2018 05:00:00 PM

ostechnix: Vlock, stands for Virtual Console lock, is a command line program to lock one or more sessions on the Linux console.

Automating upstream releases with release-bot

Friday 19th of October 2018 04:00:00 PM

All you need to do is file an issue into your upstream repository and release-bot takes care of the rest.

Browsing the web with Min, a minimalist open source web browser

Friday 19th of October 2018 03:00:00 PM

Not every web browser needs to carry every single feature.

How to Use Git Version Control System in Linux [Comprehensive Guide]

Friday 19th of October 2018 02:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Git is a free and open source, fast, powerful, distributed, easy to use, and popular version control system that is very efficient with large projects

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Security: Cracking, Elections and Apache

  • Hack [sic] on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data

    A recent [crack] of eight poorly secured adult websites has exposed megabytes of personal data that could be damaging to the people who shared pictures and other highly intimate information on the online message boards. Included in the leaked file are (1) IP addresses that connected to the sites, (2) user passwords protected by a four-decade-old cryptographic scheme, (3) names, and (4) 1.2 million unique email addresses, although it’s not clear how many of the addresses legitimately belonged to actual users.

  • Professors discuss election security, voting systems at panel

    Amid questions of election security and potential system hacking in the upcoming midterm elections, Engineering prof. J. Alex Halderman spoke at the University of Michigan Alumni Center Thursday night about vulnerabilities in U.S. voting systems. Last June, Halderman appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to testify about such.

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    “If an attack takes place, we won’t necessarily see the physical evidence," Halderman said. "The physical evidence that it took place is a discrepancy between what’s written on a piece of paper and what a computer total of that paper says. Because elections are so complicated, they’re so noisy, because the [crackers] can hide their traces in various ways, we won’t necessarily see when something like this happen for the first time. We've got to be ready.”

  • Apache Access Vulnerability Could Affect Thousands of Applications
    A recently discovered issue with a common file access method could be a major new attack surface for malware authors. Vulnerabilities in Apache functions have been at the root of significant breaches, including the one suffered by Equifax. Now new research indicates that another such vulnerability may be putting thousands of applications at risk. Lawrence Cashdollar, a vulnerability researcher and member of Akamai's Security Incident Response Team, found an issue with the way that thousands of code projects are using Apache .htaccess, leaving them vulnerable to unauthorized access and a subsequent file upload attack in which auto-executing code is uploaded to an application.