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May Enlightenment

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I've had a streak of bad luck this week with things I was hoping to prepare for the site.

I wanted to review flonix because it got left out of my mini distro round-up and the developer sent me a passcode. So, I borrowed a usbkey from a good friend and tried to boot it. Well, the bios seemed like it didn't see it, so I burnt the boot cdrom and it couldn't see the filesystem either. I don't know if I have time to mess with it before the promised return date for the usb stick.

Then I thought that PC-BSD sounded pretty cool and would make a good review. I had numerous difficulties, but once got as far as installing the kernel sources and nvidia drivers, but upon reboot that all went to hell. I don't know if I even care to mess with that much anymore.

And finally, I'm running late getting my May Gentoo Screenshots posted, but it's posted. I haven't customized my desktop as much as I would have liked yet, but perhaps I'll get around to it. So far tho, I really like it.

I tried enlightenment a few years back. OMG it was a resource hog then. Either my computer is much much better now or they've improved the code, cuz I've got a few cool effects going on and it seems quite snappy. I'm gonna check into some of those nice epplets I've been seeing around and perhaps update the screenshots. But for now I've posted a couple as it is right now. I'm running an older 23ozglass theme, a wallpaper called jeweljade (I think) and set the colors of my favorite kde apps to match. I took the borders off the pager & icon box and set the icon box to resize per icons and only show scroll bar when needed. I loved the dialogue box for setting up the wallpaper. That is the best background config I've seen yet. I've been running enlightment for about 6 hours now and I love it already.

I installed kde cvs a week or so back after posting my Month with Fluxbox - Part 2, yet I always seemed to choose fluxbox when it came time to log into X. I very much enjoyed running fluxbox, but I'm gonna run enlightment during May and see how it goes. ...and if anyone can tell me how to turn that dang desktop instruction thing that pops up I'd sure appreciate it. Big Grin

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  • OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws
    OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of its open source cryptographic library, fixing multiple security vulnerabilities that can lead to traffic being decrypted, denial-of-service attacks, and arbitrary code execution. One of the high-severity vulnerabilities is actually a hybrid of two low-risk bugs and can cause OpenSSL to crash.
  • Linux Foundation Advances Security Efforts via Badging Program
    The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative's badging program matures, as the first projects to achieve security badges are announced.
  • Linux Foundation tackles open source security with new badge program
  • WordPress Plugin ‘Ninja Forms’ Security Vulnerability
    FOSS Force has just learned from Wordfence, a security company that focuses on the open source WordPress content management platform, that a popular plugin used by over 500,000 sites, Ninja Forms, contains serious security vulnerabilities.
  • Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution
    While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is changing and connectivity is becoming much more personal. It’s no longer limited to high end technology consumers (watches and drones) but rather, it is showing up in nearly everything from children’s toys to kitchen appliances (yes again) and media devices. The purchasers of these new technology-enabled products are far from security experts, or even security aware. Their primary purchasing requirements are ease of use.
  • regarding embargoes
    Yesterday I jumped the gun committing some patches to LibreSSL. We receive advance copies of the advisory and patches so that when the new OpenSSL ships, we’re ready to ship as well. Between the time we receive advance notice and the public release, we’re supposed to keep this information confidential. This is the embargo. During the embargo time we get patches lined up and a source tree for each cvs branch in a precommit state. Then we wait with our fingers on the trigger. What happened yesterday was I woke up to a couple OpenBSD developers talking about the EBCDIC CVE. Oh, it’s public already? Check the OpenSSL git repo and sure enough, there are a bunch of commits for embargoed issues. Pull the trigger! Pull the trigger! Launch the missiles! Alas, we didn’t look closely enough at the exact issues fixed and had missed the fact that only low severity issues had been made public. The high severity issues were still secret. We were too hasty.
  • Medical Equipment Crashes During Heart Procedure Because of Antivirus Scan [Ed: Windows]
    A critical medical equipment crashed during a heart procedure due to a timely scan triggered by the antivirus software installed on the PC to which the said device was sending data for logging and monitoring.
  • Hotel sector faces cybercrime surge as data breaches start to bite
    Since 2014, things have become a lot more serious with a cross section of mostly US hotels suffering major breaches during Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. Panda Security lists a string of attacks on big brands including on Trump Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Starwood, Rosen Hotels & Resorts as well two separate attacks on hotel management outfit White Lodging and another on non-US hotel Mandarin Oriental.

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