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Linux TCP flaw lets 'anyone' hijack Internet traffic

Friday 12th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, Internet connections between Linux and Android systems.

Open source R extension simplifies data science with IBM Watson

Friday 12th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM

Available through Columbus Collaboratory's GitHub repository, CognizeR will help data scientists access a host of IBM Watson services without leaving their native development environment.

How to Install WordPress with Docker on Ubuntu

Friday 12th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: In this tutorial, we will install WordPress by using multiple docker containers.

How to find a package version in Linux

Friday 12th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM

Find an installed package version in Arch Linux, Debian, RHEL and their derivatives.

4 open source alternatives to Ghost for disk cloning

Friday 12th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

Disk imaging and cloning doesn't require an expensive tool, or proprietary one.

Professional media production with Linux and free, open source software

Friday 12th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM

Is it possible to produce professional media on Linux using free, open source software?

DARPA's Machine Challenge Solves CrackAddr Puzzle

Friday 12th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

Mike Walker, the DARPA program manager responsible for the Cyber Grand Challenge, details how autonomous systems solved a decade-old security challenge. [VIDEO]

7 Best Twitter Clients for Linux That You Will Love to Use

Friday 12th of August 2016 02:00:00 PM

7 of the best Twitter clients for Linux that you will love to use

In limiting open source efforts, the government takes a costly gamble

Friday 12th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM

The vast majority of companies are now realizing the value of open sourcing their software and almost all have done so for at least certain projects.

How to Start/Stop and Enable/Disable FirewallD and Iptables Firewall in Linux

Friday 12th of August 2016 12:00:00 PM

FirewallD is the Dynamic Firewall Manager of Linux systems.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.14 for Ubuntu with New Rust Plugin, Improvements

Friday 12th of August 2016 11:00:00 AM

Coming hot on the heels of Snapcraft 2.13, the new 2.14 maintenance update is here to introduce a bunch of new plugins, namely rust, godeps, and dump.

How to Mount Remote Linux Filesystem or Directory Using SSHFS Over SSH

Friday 12th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM

 tecmint: How to mount a remote Linux filesystem or directory using SSHFS over SSH protocol

How FOSS Influences All Aspects of Our Culture

Friday 12th of August 2016 02:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: UNC's professor Paul Jones explains that the concept of "free and open source" was a part of our culture long before there were computers

SparkyLinux's Backup System Tool Gets Support for More Desktop Environments

Thursday 11th of August 2016 10:00:00 PM

The Sparky Backup System project consists of the sparky-backup-core and sparky-backup-sys commands

Linux Kernel 4.4.17 LTS Has Updated Drivers, eCryptfs, x86 and EXT4 Improvements

Thursday 11th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

The Linux 4.4 kernel series is the most advanced long-term supported series currently

KDE Announces the First Public Release of Their Kirigami UI Framework for Mobile

Thursday 11th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM

Work on the Kirigami user interface framework started back in March 2016

How the CORD Project Will Change the Economics of Broadband

Thursday 11th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM CORD is the biggest innovation in the access market since ADSL and the cable modem.

This Guy Tested 100 DRM-Free Humble Games on Linux So You Don’t Have To

Thursday 11th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM

OMG Ubuntu: Roum decided he’d test 100 DRM free Humble games on his laptop and file his findings (good, bad and the wonderfully detailed) in a colossal spreadsheet for your free-time perusal.

Why QuadRooter Is No More Scary Than Hundreds of Other Android Flaws

Thursday 11th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Four flaws reported by Check Point aren't the most serious Qualcomm Android flaws reported this year

New Version of GParted

Thursday 11th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: GParted is a nice tool for managing disk partitions in Linux.

More in Tux Machines


  • The Begining
    The friendship/relationship with the awesome community of GNOME begins. What followed after 2 commits into the main branch, one application submission, and the result was the start of the most amazing few months. These months have been a humbling experience, the biggest learning experience, and the most productive time.
  • GTK+ Tester Window?
    For an internal application, I’ve created a Gtk.Window derived tester class, added some widgets to show current test, status, number of fails and a Gtk.Grid to attach custom widgets. This class expose some API to set a widget to test, autoclose and some signals you can use to run some tests.
  • GUADEC 2016
    A lot of great things happened – as always GUADEC with it’s perfect size got me to speak to a hell lot of new and interesting people. Thank you all for being there – it was a pleasure.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • #MyOpenHA Part 1 -Philosophy
    Home Automation. The holy hipster and geek grail. I have played with it. I have tried. I have failed. But today I am proud to have a solution I can truly endorse. So join me on this journey. This series will explain my solution, in excruciating detail. In the hope that I can learn from you while I am explaining. This series will be filled over time with more and more articles. But now, let’s talk about philosophy. The Why. Soon you will see the What and How. One promise, or the TL;DR: It is all 100% Open Source. Well, almost. I have integrated some quite non-open things but always in an Open Source Way.
  • Disable the new Firefox 48 location bar - Tutorial
    Here we are. Seven minutes later, our life is bearable again, but not perfect. Thank you Mozilla, thank you very much. This is exactly what I needed to enrich my life. After all, we all know, cosmetic changes are good, because that's what plants crave. Stop with these idiotic tweaks please. No one cares. It won't make the browser better. It won't change the market share. It will not attract idiots, as idiots are happy. It will only alienate diehard users who keep on using your browser because they have no alternative. From a loved favorite to the least of evils choice. That's what Firefox has become.
  • What’s Happening in OpenStack-Ansible (WHOA) – August 2016
    My goal with these posts is to inform more people about what we’re doing in the OpenStack-Ansible community and bring on more contributors to the project.
  • PowerShell on Linux? No, Thank You [comic]
  • LLVM Might Get An AAP Back-End (Altruistic Processor)
    There's an active proposal to incorporate a back-end into LLVM for AAP, a processor ISA for deeply-embedded Harvard architectures. AAP is designed for FPGA usage and there is an open-source soft-core with commercial deployments also being available. AAP is short for the Altruistic Processor and is described in technical detail here. AAP is said to be an original design but inspired by the OpenRISC / RISC-V projects.
  • UK-French Data Taskforce publishes joint report
    "Invest in and share experiences building core data registers, learning from the French National Address Database experience”; “develop initiatives to bring basic data literacy into primary and secondary education”; and “commission research into algorithmic transparency and accountability” are among the recommendations listed in a report published in July by the joint French-UK Data Taskforce.
  • Tuscany: how to promote the economy of sharing and collaboration
    In June, the region of Tuscany (Italy), in collaboration with Open Toscana and ANCI Toscana, launched a project, the goal of which is to “build a regional policy on the economy of sharing and collaboration”.
  • MS Tries But Just Doesn’t Get FLOSS
    This is what drove me to GNU/Linux so many years ago.
  • Microsoft's maps lost Melbourne because it used bad Wikipedia data
    Microsoft has laid part of the blame for Bing Maps' mis-location of the Australian city of Melbourne by a whole hemisphere on Wikipedia. Yes, Wikipedia, “the free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit.” Microsoft made its admission after your correspondent took to Twitter on Monday to do what we in publishing call “pimping"the story of Melbourne's mis-placement. Ricky Brundritt, a senior program manager at Bing Maps, noticed that pimping and responded as follows.
  • Northern Ireland promotes Open Data in education
    The Northern Ireland Department of Finance has supported a challenge that encourages the re-use of public Open Data in education. Called the OpenDataNI Challenge – Using Open Data for Education” (ODNI4EDU), this project, officially launched on June 14, intends to award two applications or educational tools and resources that make use of at least one dataset published on the portal OpendataNI.
  • Try this handy tool to convert a Web site into a native app with Electron
  • Introducing CloudiumOS [Ed: built on Electron]
    It is a complete multi platform operating system that allows you to manage your documents, access your media files and collaborate with other people on the go. CloudiumOS can work side-by-side with another operating system (either via a VM, a Desktop app or Mobile App) or as a standalone installation.

Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers