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Arch Linux's October 2018 ISO Snapshot Released with Linux Kernel 4.18.9, More

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018 12:00:00 PM

Arch Linux 2018.10.01 arrived this week as the most up-to-date ISO image of the popular GNU/Linux distribution used by hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

Google Fixes 26 Vulnerabilities in the Android Security Patch for October 2018

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018 11:00:00 AM

softpedia: Consisting of the 2018-10-01 and 2018-10-05 security patch levels, the Android Security Patch for October 2018 fixes a total of 26 security vulnerability across several components

An introduction to swap space on Linux systems

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018 06:00:00 AM

Learn how to modify the amount of swap space available on your Linux system, and how much you really need.

How to Replace One Linux Distribution With Another From Dual Boot [Keeping Home Partition]

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018 02:00:00 AM

 itsFOSS: If you have a Linux distribution installed, you can replace it with another distribution in the dual boot.

How to Customize your Ubuntu Terminal Prompt

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 10:00:00 PM

In this article, we will use various examples to customize and recolor the prompt of our Terminal application that will enable you to do the same depending on your needs.

Turn your book into a website and an ePub using Pandoc

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 08:00:00 PM

Write once, publish twice using Markdown and Pandoc.

Scaling your developer community with plugins

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 07:00:00 PM

Plugins are an excellent way to get more people contributing code to your project.

16 iptables tips and tricks for sysadmins

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 06:00:00 PM

opensource.com: iptables provides powerful capabilities to control traffic coming in and out of your system.

How to Format a USB drive in Ubuntu

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 05:00:00 PM

There are various ways to format a USB drive in Linux.

How To Check Laptop Battery Status And Level In Terminal In Linux

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 04:00:00 PM

ostechinx: Four methods to check Laptop battery status and level in Terminal in any Linux distribution.

Essential System Tools: ps_mem - accurately report memory usage of programs

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 03:00:00 PM

LinuxLinks: This is the first in a series of articles highlighting essential system tools.

Kubernetes 1.12 Reaching for Cloud Native Maturity

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 02:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: The new release shows a degree of stability and feature parity that wasn't always part of the open source container orchestration platform.

How to Use 'fsck' to Repair File System Errors in Linux

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 01:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Filesystems are responsible for organizing how data is stored and recovered.

Linux Australia says no ban on Ts'o attending annual conference

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 11:00:00 AM

itwire: Tso is apparently welcome in Australia.

Cozy is a Cozy Little Audiobook Player for Linux

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 06:00:00 AM

How to Fix Ubuntu Update Errors

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 02:00:00 AM

Occasionally Ubuntu can throw some errors when updating the system and that can confuse the user.

Mesosphere User Survey Says Hybrid Deployments Top Cloud-Only for the First Time

Monday 1st of October 2018 10:00:00 PM

According to a recent user survey by Mesosphere, forecasts of the demise of on-premises data centers don't appear to be coming true

Opinion: What Linux users wants in Consumer Tech

Monday 1st of October 2018 09:00:00 PM

osjournal: There was a time when Linux users were thought of a computer users who preferred to use older computers.

Share your mouse and keyboard easily with Quick Synergy.

Monday 1st of October 2018 08:00:00 PM

One mouse and keyboard and 2 computers?

What comes after Moore's Law?

Monday 1st of October 2018 07:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: Today's short-lived software applications and cloud services open up possibilities for more specialized processor designs

More in Tux Machines

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

Does the world need another web browser? Even though the days of having a multiplicity of browsers to choose from are long gone, there still are folks out there developing new applications that help us use the web. One of those new-fangled browsers is Min. As its name suggests (well, suggests to me, anyway), Min is a minimalist browser. That doesn't mean it's deficient in any significant way, and its open source, Apache 2.0 license piques my interest. Read more

Security: Patches, FUD and Voting Machines

  • libssh 0.8.4 and 0.7.6 security and bugfix release

    libssh versions 0.6 and above have an authentication bypass vulnerability in the server code. By presenting the server an SSH2_MSG_USERAUTH_SUCCESS message in place of the SSH2_MSG_USERAUTH_REQUEST message which the server would expect to initiate authentication, the attacker could successfully authentciate without any credentials.

  • A Cybersecurity Weak Link: Linux and IoT [Ed: Blaming "Linux" for companies that put default passwords on all their products? Windows has back doors.]
  • Undetectably bypass voting machines' anti-tamper mechanism with a bit of a soda-can

    But University of Michigan grad student Matt Bernhard has demonstrated that he can bypass the tamper-evident seals in seconds, using a shim made from a slice of a soda can. The bypass is undetectable and doesn't damage the seal, which can be resecured after an attacker gains access to the system.

  • Security Seals Used to Protect Voting Machines Can Be Easily Opened With Shim Crafted from a Soda Can

    Bernhard, who is an expert witness for election integrity activists in a lawsuit filed in Georgia to force officials to get rid of paperless voting machines used in that state, said the issue of security ties and seals came up in the lawsuit earlier this year when Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron told the court that his Georgia county relies on tamper-evident metal and plastic ties to seal voting machines and prevent anyone with physical access to the machines from subverting them while they sit in polling places days before an election.

    [...]

    He noted that defeating ties and seals in non-tamper-evident ways isn’t the only method to wreak havoc on an election in Michigan. The state has a unique law that prohibits ballots from being used in a recount if the number of voters doesn't match the number of ballots cast at a precinct or if the seal on a ballot box is broken or has a different serial number than what it should have. Someone who wanted to wreak havoc on an election or alter an election outcome in Michigan could purposely tamper with ballot box seals in a way that is evident or simply replace them with a seal bearing a different serial number in order to get ballots excluded from a recount. The law came into sharp relief after the 2016 presidential election when Green Party candidate Jill Stein sought to get a statewide recount in Michigan and two other critical swing states and found that some precincts in Wayne County couldn't be recounted because the number of voters who signed the poll books—which get certified with a seal signed by officials—didn't match the number of ballots scanned on the voting machines.

OSS: Hedera Hashgraph, Service Providers, and Renaming the Bro Project

  • Hedera Hashgraph Distributed Ledger Technology Shares New Open-Source SDK [Ed: Hedera needs to delete GitHub, however, as the new head of GitHub killed Java projects like Hedera's]
    Hedera Hashgraph, one of the DApp facilitators within the blockchain industry recently announced that it has released its Software Development Kit (SDK) in Java.
  • Service Providers Should Adapt to Open Source World
    Finding differing opinions on open source with the telecom industry isn't hard to do, especially where orchestration is concerned. That's why a panel discussion on open source and MANO at the Light Reading NFV-Carrier SDN event in Denver seemed an odd place to find such outspoken agreement on that topic, but there it was. Four smart guys, none shy with their opinions, all seemed to agree on key points around open source, the need for standards, the role of vendors and the lack of internal software skills. But they also agreed that telecom service providers are struggling a bit to understand how to proceed in an open source world and still need some fundamental internal changes.
  • Renaming the Bro Project
    More than 20 years ago I chose the name "Bro" as "an Orwellian reminder that monitoring comes hand in hand with the potential for privacy violations", as the original Bro paper put it. Today that warning is needed more than ever ... but it's clear that now the name "Bro" is alas much more of a distraction than a reminder. On the Leadership Team of the Bro Project, we heard clear concerns from the Bro community that the name "Bro" has taken on strongly negative connotations, such as "Bro culture". These send a sharp, anti-inclusive - and wholly unintended and undesirable - message to those who might use Bro. The problems were significant enough that during BroCon community sessions, several people have mentioned substantial difficulties in getting their upper management to even consider using open-source software with such a seemingly ill-chosen, off-putting name.

Back End: Apache Kafka, 'Serverless'