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Software: Eternal Terminal, LMMS, Latte Dock, Parlatype and KDE in GSoC

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  • Eternal Terminal – A Remote Shell That Automatically Reconnects Without Interrupting The Session

    Eternal Terminal (ET) is a remote shell that automatically reconnects without interrupting the session. Unlike the normal SSH session, ET session will survive even after the network outages or IP changes. Please note that ET is not a terminal emulator, it’s only a remote shell. ET is mainly made for IP changes. That means even if the IP address of your remote host is changed, Eternal Terminal will keep you connected with the remote system. Another notable feature of ET is we can run tmux/screen inside a ET session. ET supports tmux control mode which lets you have OS scrollbars, tabs, and windows. This is where ET distinguishes itself from other similar applications like Mosh (A popular alternative to SSH). Even though Mosh offers the same functionality as ET, it does not support scrolling nor tmux control mode. In a nutshell, ET is a remote terminal for the busy and impatient.

  • LMMS A Music Production App For Linux

    ​LMMS is an audio workstation for audio designers and hobbies (yes that’s right). Still better it’s FOSS + it’s available for multiple Operating Systems and that gives you the great opportunity to recommend your music pals this great piece of tool.

  • Latte Dock – An Elegant and Intuitive Dock for Your Tasks and Plasmoids

    Latte Dock is arguably the best dock app for KDE Plasma especially since the release of its stable version 0.6 in April.

    It is based on plasma frameworks, that working together to provide users with an elegant and intuitive experience while going about their everyday PC tasks.

    Latte Dock is unlike some dock apps in the market in the sense that it lets you replace your desktop panels completely. You can use it to run multiple docks on one screen, mimic several panel layouts including that of Unity and Plasma, set animation styles especially using its parabolic zoom effects, and organize Plasmoids.

  • Parlatype – A Manual Audio Transcription App for Linux

    I remember a good number of years ago when I used to learn the lyrics to music by playing back songs to write their lyrics down in a note book. it was usually a tedious task because I always had to rewind the track each time I stopped it in order to get the right words, tones, etc.

    So you can imagine how much I could relate to an open-source developer picking up a project that will help audio transcribers worldwide. The project name is Parlatype.

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  • GSoC’17-Week #3
  • KIO Stash - Shipped!

    Selecting multiple files in any file manager for copying and pasting has never been a pleasant experience, especially if the files are in a non-continuous order. Often, when selecting files using Ctrl+A or the selection tool, we find that we need to select only a subset of the required files we have selected. This leads to the unwieldy operation of removing files from our selection. Of course, the common workaround is to create a new folder and to put all the items in this folder prior to copying, but this is a very inefficient and very slow process if large files need to be copied. Moreover Ctrl+Click requires fine motor skills to not lose the entire selection of files.

    This is an original project with a novel solution to this problem. My solution is to add a virtual folder in all KIO applications, where the links to files and folders can be temporarily saved for a session. The files and folders are "staged" on this virtual folder. Files can be added to this by using all the regular file management operations such as Move, Copy and Paste, or by drag and drop. Hence, complex file operations such as moving files across many devices can be made easy by staging the operation before performing it.

Software and Games: Network Monitoring, Steam Usage, RPCS3 Has Moved to Qt, Go support in KDevelop, and QT3D

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Software: José, Buildah, Poppins, KeePassXC, LabPlot, Design & Animation Software, Linphone

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  • What's new in José v8?

    José is a general purpose cryptography toolkit which uses the data formats standardized by the JOSE IETF Working Group. By analogy, José is to JOSE what GPG is to OpenPGP and OpenSSL is to X.509.

  • Quick Blog on Buildah.

    Buildah is a new tool that we released last week for building containers without requiring a container runtime daemon running. --nodockerneeded

  • Poppins beta 0.3 released

    We are proud to announce the new release of Poppins 0.3 beta. This release is a big improvement including new features and bug fixing.

    Poppins 0.3 beta is PHP7 ready. It was tested on Debian 8 and 9, CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 server. Please read the release notes and edit your config files before upgrading.

  • The state of Linux media center software

    Recently a client expressed interest in developing a pre-built Home Theater PC (HTPC) solution with Digitial Video Recorder (DVR) functionality for Over The Air (OTA) broadcasts. They considered both low-end devices, like the Raspberry Pi, and high-end devices like dedicated PCs. As part of their marketing research, they wanted to have a broader perspective of existing solutions on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Out of respect for the open-source community’s efforts, our client has kindly agreed to let us publish a subset of the report that summarizes HTPC solutions with built-in OTA recording and playback capabilities.

  • [Older] KeePassXC 2.2.0 released

    We are very excited to announce the release of KeePassXC 2.2.0! We have worked long and hard to bring you lots of new features and bug fixes in a well-rounded release.

  • nnn v1.2
  • LabPlot getting "live support"

    As I told you guys in my previous post, I'm here now to show you some new, cool stuff about LabPlot. First let me introduce you the synopsis of my project's proposal:

    "Currently, the visualization and analysis of data is only possible on static data that was imported into or generated in one of LabPlot's data containers. The goal of the project is to add support for streaming data. At the moment LabPlot has no support for this kind of data processing even though it is very important for this feature to be available in a scientific data plotting software."

  • Intro to Graphic Design & Animation Software on GNU/Linux

    This article introduces free software alternatives on GNU/Linux towards graphic design & 2D animation software on Windows. Yes, I write this article for those switching to GNU/Linux. You'll find here replacements for Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Paint Shop Pro, CorelDRAW, and even Macromedia Flash MX. I hope this list helps you finding what you need!

  • Linphone 4.0 for desktop platforms is available!

    Our engineering team intensively worked in the past few months on the development of our new Linphone 4.0 app for desktop platforms. We are glad to announce that this new version has officially been released on June 14!

    We consequently improved the app’s look and feel with a more user-friendly and modern user interface. We also implemented various new features to bring new specific possibilities for a desktop usage and reach the same level of usability as in our mobile versions.

Software: PhockUp, Terminus, Weblate, PiCluster, FreeDOS, LibreOffice, Jio Cinema, and (GNU) GRUB

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  • PhockUp is a Clever CLI Tool To Organize Photos by Date

    Phockup is a simple, straightforward, command line tool for sorting photos into folders based on date. It's an ideal tool for making organized backups.

  • Terminus is modern, highly configurable terminal app for Windows, Mac and Linux

    Hands up if use GNOME Terminal as your default terminal on Ubuntu? That’s a lot of hands. GNOME Terminal is great. It’s fast, featured, and straightforward. But it doesn’t hurt to try a few alternatives to it from time to time. Be it the vintage chic of retro term or the modern minimalism of Hyper.

  • Weblate 2.15

    Weblate 2.15 has been released today. It is slightly behind schedule what was mostly caused by my vacation. As with 2.14, there are quite a lot of security improvements based on reports we got from HackerOne program and various new features.

  • [Old] Why Use Package Managers?

     

    Fortunately, the vast majority of all open source software installs can be made trivial for anyone to do for themselves.  Modern package managers perform all the same steps as a caveman install, but automatically.  Package managers also install dependencies for us automatically.

    [...]

    The pkgsrc package manager is unique in that it fully supports most POSIX compatible (Unix-like) operating systems.

  • What’s new in PiCluster 1.9

    PiCluster is a great platform to manage and orchestrate Docker containers.  Although it started as a way to manage my Raspberry Pi’s,   it can be run on any operating system that supports Node.js and Docker.  PiCluster has been under heavy development lately and I like to share what is new in v1.9.

  • 4 cool facts you should know about FreeDOS

    In the early 1990s, I was a DOS "power user." I used DOS for everything and even wrote my own tools to extend the DOS command line. Sure, we had Microsoft Windows, but if you remember what computing looked like at the time, Windows 3.1 was not that great. I preferred working in DOS.

  • LibreOffice Mascot competition
  • Jio Cinema app now runs on Samsung Tizen TV

    Over the years, Samsung Electronics has unveiled a lot of Tizen-powered devices, many of which have received positive reviews. Two years ago, Samsung decided to start shipping Tizen on all of its upcoming Smart TVs as part of a bid to boost Tizen TV ecosystem. Since then, we have seen the likes of the SUHD TV line which was unveiled at CES 2016, Las Vegas, an event in which Samsung released a total of 49 TVs at the same time. Now, to further boost the popularity of Samsung-Tizen TV, Jio Cinema has been added to its Tizen TVs.

  • d2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on moving the network stack out of the big lock

    I came to unlock the forwarding path and thanks to the multiple reviews from bluhm@, sashan@ and claudio@ it happened! It started as a boring hackathon because I had to review and fix all the abuses of splnet() in pseudo drivers but then it went very smoothly. I still haven't seen a bug report about the unlock and Hrvoje Popovski even reported a 20% forwarding performance increase.

  • GRUB Now Supports EXT4 File-Systems With Encryption

    The GRUB bootloader now supports file-systems making use of EXT4 file-system encryption but where the boot files are left unencrypted.

Software: Wormhole, Summernote, Cipher, Beast, Cylon, Papirus Icon Theme, Moe, LibreOffice and Games

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Wine Staging 2.11

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  • [Wine Staging] Release 2.11

    Wine Staging 2.11 contains improvements for the macOS preloader, which was added in the last release, and should now support all macOS versions >= 10.6. Besides these host system specific changes, several patches were added to fix individual game bugs. The Witcher 3 should now display the intro videos and contain less graphical glitches compared to Wine Staging 2.10. For GTA 5 it is no longer necessary to pass -GPUCount 1 as parameter or to change the PCI IDs to run the game on a NVIDIA graphic card (-DX10 is still required though). The handling of low level keyboard hooks has been improved to fix input issues in GTA 5. This release also changes the handling of clipping regions to fix the remaining mouse issues with Unity based games.

  • Wine-Staging 2.11 Brings NVAPI Improvements, PIE Support

    Building off last week's Wine 2.11 update is now the adjoining Wine-Staging release that adds in various experimental patches for more widespread testing.

  • Wine Staging 2.11 released with GTA 5 and The Witcher 3 fixes, also improved Unity game support

    The Wine Staging team has put out their 2.11 release and it comes with some interesting fixes. They've done some adjustments to help run GTA 5 and The Witcher 3.

    As a reminder: Wine Staging is the testing area for future features and fixes to make it into the normal Wine development releases and then eventually a stable Wine build.

Software: Nuvola Player, GStreamer, MKVToolNix, Parlatype, and PulseEffects

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  • Nuvola Player 4.5 Integrates Progress & Volume Bars in Google Play Music, Deezer

    Jiří Janoušek was pleased to announce the release of Nuvola Player 4.5, a new stable update to the 4.x series of the open-source cloud music player for GNU/Linux desktops.

    The Nuvola Player project is designed as a wrapper for various cloud music services that runs as a web-based interface in a standalone app that fully integrates with your Linux desktop's elements, such as the system tray area, notifications system, dock menu, and even Ubuntu's sound menu.

  • GStreamer 1.12 Open-Source Multimedia Framework Gets Its First Point Release

    The GStreamer development team announced the availability of the first point release of the GStreamer 1.12 stable series of the popular and widely-used open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework.

    Even if it comes about one and a half months after the GStreamer 1.12.0 release, the 1.12.1 update is a small one that contains only bugfixes. These include improvements to the Meson build system, a fix for a memory leak on the gstptpclock related to the delay request message release, leaving the timeout source referenced.

  • MKVToolNix 13.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation Tool Brings Small Enhancements

    MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus is pleased to announce today the release and immediate availability of MKVToolNix 13.0.0, a new stable update of the open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility.

    MKVToolNix 13.0.0 comes about one month after version 12.0.0 to add a handful of new features, and fix a bunch of bugs that have been reported by users during this period. The new version of MKVToolNix has been dubbed by the developer as "The Juggler" and it was built for GNU/Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows platforms.

  • Parlatype is an Ace Audio Transcription App for Linux

    Whether you’re a student needing to take notes from a lecture you recorded or a blogger trying to transcribe an audio interview, the following little GNOME app can help.

    Turning an audio recording into text format is a time-consuming and sometimes tedious affair, with endless stop/starts as you hurriedly attempt to keep pace with the spoken word, rewind to double check, and so on.

  • PulseEffects is a Powerful GTK Audio Effects & Equalizer App for Linux

    If you’re on the hunt for an advanced audio equaliser for Ubuntu, you’re definitely going to want to check this app out.

    It’s called PulseEffects and it’s an equalizer, limiter, reverb, and compressor that works with Pulseaudio, the default sound server in Ubuntu.

Software: Design Tools, Nageru, Obnam, VP9, and Older Articles

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  • 7 Great Linux Design Tools Digital Artists Should Know

    If you are a Linux user and a digital artist, there is good news for you – Linux offers some great design tools for digital artists to create outstanding designs, videos, animations, etc. Maybe you believe Mac and Windows are the platforms for artists. Not necessarily – you can do a lot with Linux digital art tools, too.

  • Frame queue management in Nageru 1.6.1

    Nageru 1.6.1 is on its way, and what was intended to only be a release centered around monitoring improvements (more specifically a full set of native Prometheus] metrics) actually ended up getting a fairly substantial change to how Nageru manages its frame queues. To understand what's changing and why, it's useful to first understand the history of Nageru's queue management. Nageru 1.0.0 started out with a fairly simple scheme, but with some basics that are still relevant today: One of the input cards was deemed the master card, and whenever it delivers a frame, the master clock ticks and an output frame is produced. (There are some subtleties about dropped frames and/or the master card changing frame rates, but I'm going to ignore them, since they're not important to the discussion.)

  • Obnam 1.22 released (backup application)

    I've just released version 1.22 of Obnam, my backup application. It is the first release for this year. Packages are available on code.liw.fi/debian and in Debian unstable, and source is in git. A summary of the user-visible changes is below.

  • VP9 Added To VA-API's Encode Capabilities For FFmpeg

    VA-API VP9 encode capabilities were introduced last year to this Video Acceleration API to complement the existing VP9 decode support. GStreamer was quick to enable the VP9 encode support while now FFmpeg has finally supported it too.

  • [Older] Simplenote gives a new life to your notes

    If you haven’t tried it yet, Simplenote brings a solid note taking utility to your day-to-day open source toolkit. Don’t be fooled by a simple appearance, as it’s one of the most comprehensive editing suite around, especially for Markdown, with previews and extensive syntax support.

  • [Older] Best GIF Recorder Tools For Linux In 2017

    When we talk of screen recording tools for Linux, most of us think about video recording. But, for those who don’t know, there also is another way to record your desktop session, that is animated GIF recording.

Software: Calibre, juju, Wine, Castle Game Engine, Budgie and Latte Dock

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  • Calibre 3.1 Open-Source Ebook Manager Released with Support for RAR 5.0 Archives

    Last week's major Calibre 3.0 update made a lot of noise among the ebook community with its new support for reading books in-browser on your phone or tablet, and now developer Kovid Goyal announces the first point release to the series.

    Calibre 3.1 is out, and among the new features is ships with, we can mention support for reading RAR and CBR files compressed using the latest RAR 5.0 archiving format, a new option in the Tag browser to control the spacing between items, and new buttons to the Edit metadata dialog to easily set and clear the "Yes/No" columns.

  • conjure-up dev summary for week 25

    We recently switched over to using a bundled LXD and with that change came a few hiccups in deployments. We've been monitoring the error reports coming in and have made several fixes to improve that journey. If you are one of the ones unable to deploy spells please give this release another go and get in touch with us if you still run into problems.

  • Wine 2.11 Adds OpenGL Support in the Android Driver, Adobe Premiere Improvements
  • Castle Game Engine 6.2 release

    We’re proud to announce the release of Castle Game Engine 6.2!

  • Budgie Desktop User? Here’s 5 Applets You Should Be Using

    Are you a Budgie desktop user wanting to add a bit more functionality to your nimble, lightweight desktop? Well you can, by adding Budgie applets.

    Budgie applets are like little souped-up mini-apps that live in your panel. They provide additional features and functionality in an accessible and semi-uniform manner.

    You likely already have a small set of icons and applets nestled in the far reaches of your Budgie panel right now, such as the simple clock applet, Wi-Fi signal status, and volume control.

  • Latte Dock Is Working On Wayland Support, New Features

    Latte Dock, the desktop dock based on KDE's Plasma Framework and Qt, is preparing for their next release at the end of August.

    Latte Dock 0.7 is expected to be the next major release of this dock and it's slated for availability by the end of August.

  • Latte Dock accepts donations, what is coming...

    to cheer you up a bit for the upcoming 0.7 version which is scheduled for the end of August or maybe earlier Wink based on the effort...

Software: ChatOps, Cool-Retro-Term, Calibre, Brightness Controller, gnuplot 5.2, Nix, and Gravit

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  • 7 Awesome ChatOps Open Source Software For Conversation-driven Development and Management

    A software bot is nothing but a set of scripts or an independent program that connects to web services or chat services as a client to perform automated functions. Often, bots are deployed from a server. It runs in background and performer various activities such as giving out information, providing an answer to common questions, deleting spam and much more. Here is a list of 7 of them that you must know.

  • Cool-Retro-Term is a great Mimic of old Command Lines, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    Cool-retro-term is a free terminal emulator developed by Filippo Scognamiglio, it mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. If you are tired of your current terminal than it comes in hand as eye-candy, it is customizable and reasonably lightweight terminal emulator. It uses the Konsole engine which is powerful and mature, it requires Qt 5.2 or higher to run terminal emulator.

  • Calibre eBook Library and Editor and Library Now Support Latest Kobo Device

    Calibre is an eBook management software that is almost without equal, on any platform that runs it. A few years ago nobody could anticipate that eBooks will take our lives completely, but the rise of eBook readers and the fact that most books are cheaper in digital form, proves that it was inevitable for someone to take matters in his own hands and develop something that can actually manage an entire library.

  • Are You Using Linux On Laptop? If Yes Then Try this Brightness Controller Program

    If you are using Linux on your Laptop then you have been using builtin brightness functionality which doesn't offer much but to increase and decrease brightness. Brightness Controller offers more functionality than builtin one, it is written in Python programming language and Pyside, it works with Pyton2 version.

    It lets you control the brightness, Color temperature of the display and RGB as well. You can control all these values from 1% to 100%, apart from hardware brightness control which lets you control the brightness like 10% 20% 40% and so on. It should be mentioned that it changes the present brightness value set via hardware control of your monitor. For example, if you set your Monitor's brightness to 50% using hardware buttons, then that will be the 100% value in Brightness controller. It also supports arbitrary number of displays, further more you can save current configuration profile and load them as you need.

  • [Older] What's new in gnuplot 5.2

    This article is a tour of some of the newest features in the gnuplot plotting utility. Some of these features are already present in the 5.0 release, and some are planned for the next official release, which will be gnuplot 5.2. Highlights in the upcoming release include hypertext labels, more control over axes, a long-awaited ability to add labels to contours, better lighting effects, and more; read on for the details.

    Most of the examples in this article should work as-is in the 5.2 alpha release when it is available; they should also work with latest development version, the source for which can be downloaded from the repository and compiled. There is also a new stable branch for 5.2 that was established as this article was written; this may be the best choice for users who want the latest features and don't mind compiling themselves.

    For an introduction to gnuplot — what it is, where it comes from, how to compile and install, and how to get started using it — please refer to our earlier article.

  • Nix, the purely functional package manager

    The problem of course, is that the current code has not been designed with typing in mind. This code as it stands will probably never type check in any reasonable static type system. But thanks to the wonders of gradual typing, this isn't a real problem: we just have to gradually type the untypeable part. Furthermore, we had the chance of having Jeremy Siek − the inventor of gradual typing − in Paris for a month, and he provided us some substantial help in designing this.

  • An alternative to Illustrator and SketchApp: Gravit tops the list

    People often state that there are no alternatives to popular applications like SketchApp (for the Mac only) and Adobe Illustrator (for both the Mac and Windows) without digging into the inter-webs enough.

    After hours of searching for something that lets me wire-frame like Sketch would and vector and edit images like Illustrator would, I stumbled onto Gravit. And boy, was I lucky.

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Fedora: Fedora + Plasma + Unity, Design Interns, and New ISO Build

  • Fedora + Plasma + Unity = Nice looks?
    Hybrid things aren't usually the best option around. Like hybrid cars, for example. Technically, when you marry concepts, you change the energy state, and while this could make sense in that you blend the best of several worlds, when this is done in a forced manner over a short period of time rather than eons of evolution, you end with the worst bits as the product of your mutation. I read about the United theme for Plasma a few months ago, and given that I've spent a fair deal of time fiddling with themes and icons and fonts and making different desktop environments look prettier than their defaults, I was intrigued. So I decided to see whether the notion of having Plasma look like Unity is a sane option. Let us.  Fedora + Plasma + Unity = Nice looks? [...] What is thy point, Vanessa, the astute among you may ask? Well, I have nothing against United or its creators, but I did come to the conclusion that too much tweaking is worse than no tweaking, if this statement makes sense. I like the notion of trying to overcome the inherent problems in each desktop through the use of themes and extensions. After all, I've been doing that profusely for the past few months. But it gets undone when you cross the desktop environment space. Making Gnome better yes. Making Plasma better, absolutely. Unity as an overlay for Plasma, well tricky. There's too much disparity for you to be able to hide the underlying workflow mechanisms and UI philosophies. Then, every little inconsistency glares. You notice things you do not expect, and you get angry because there are certain things you do expect. Some transformations work quite well because they build on the foundations, e.g. various Gnome panels or Macbuntu. But Plasma has its own special charm and flow and making it into a weird version of Unity, which itself is a weird version of Gnome misses the bigger picture. And so, if you're asking me, Plasma and Unity are two separate worlds, best enjoyed in isolation. United is an interesting notion, but it also signifies the upper limit for my own wild ideas and tweaking. Yes, you can make it work, then again, it means taking away from the beauty and style of what these two desktops do, and that's not the purpose of my pimping guides. So we shall stop here, and explore other colors and shapes. Have fun, little penguins.
  • Fedora Design Interns 2017
    Here’s an update on internships. Older post linked to here. Quick recap: there’s been 2 long-term interns for Fedora design team since February, and one short-term guy, who came for 2 weeks at the beginning of June. Guys have been doing an amazing job, I can’t stress enough how happy I am to have them around.
  • F26-20170815 Updated ISOs released

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Security: Hardware Back Doors, Microsoft Windows, Kronos

  • Hiding malware in boobytrapped replacement screens would undetectably compromise your mobile device
     

    On the one hand, if you let an untrusted stranger install hardware in your electronic device, you're opening yourself up to all kinds of potential mischief; on the other hand, an estimated one in five smartphones has a cracked screen and the easiest, most efficient and cheapest way to get that fixed is to go to your corner repair-shop.  

  • How hackers {sic} are targeting the shipping industry [iophk: "Microsoft TCO"]
     

    Whenever one of the firm's fuel suppliers would send an email asking for payment, the virus simply changed the text of the message before it was read, adding a different bank account number.  

  • Locky ransomware is back from the dead with two new strains [iophk: "Windows TCO"]
     

    What hasn't changed, though, is the method of distribution.Rather than rifling through the trove of spilt US National Security Agency exploits, as the groups behind WannaCry and NotPetya did, Locky is distributed via phishing emails containing malicious Microsoft Office files or zipped attachments containing a malicious script.

  • Connected cars could have an airbag problem
     

    "It's not the car manufacturers' fault, and it's not a problem introduced by them. The security issue that we leveraged in our research lies in the standard that specifies how the car device network (i.e., CAN) works," added Trend.

    [...] To eliminate the risk entirely, an updated CAN standard should be proposed, adopted, and implemented. This whole process would likely require another generation of vehicles."

  • Code chunk in Kronos malware used long before MalwareTech published it
    A chunk of code found in the Kronos bank-fraud malware originated more than six years before security researcher Marcus Hutchins is accused of developing the underlying code, a fellow security researcher said Friday. The conclusion, reached in an analysis of Kronos published by security firm Malwarebytes, by no means proves or disproves federal prosecutors' allegations that Hutchins wrote Kronos code and played a role in the sale of the malware. It does, however, clarify speculation over a Tweet from January 2015, in which MalwareTech—the online handle Hutchins used—complained that a complex piece of code he had published a month earlier had been added to an unnamed malware sample without his permission.
  • Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security
    People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device. The concern arises from research that shows how replacement screens—one put into a Huawei Nexus 6P and the other into an LG G Pad 7.0—can be used to surreptitiously log keyboard input and patterns, install malicious apps, and take pictures and e-mail them to the attacker. The booby-trapped screens also exploited operating system vulnerabilities that bypassed key security protections built into the phones. The malicious parts cost less than $10 and could easily be mass-produced. Most chilling of all, to most people, the booby-trapped parts could be indistinguishable from legitimate ones, a trait that could leave many service technicians unaware of the maliciousness. There would be no sign of tampering unless someone with a background in hardware disassembled the repaired phone and inspected it.

Ubuntu: Themes and Icons, MAAS, Podcast and More

  • Some interesting Ubuntu themes and icons
    Well, I guess there isn't much to say. If you like the stock looks, ignore this article. If you find the defaults not colorful or fun enough, or you just plain like tweaking, then you might want to consider some of the stuff I've outlined here. My taste is subjective, of course, but then, I aim for simple, clean designs and pleasing art work. Overall, you have a plenty of good options here. More icons than themes. Vimix or Arc seem like neat choices for the latter, and among the sea of icons, Moka, Numix and Uniform seem to do a great job. And of course, Macbuntu. I wish there were more monochrome or accented icons, but that's something I still haven't found. Anyhow, I hope you like this silly little piece. If you have suggestions, please send them, just remember my aesthetics criteria - simplicity of installation, clean lines, no gradients, no bugs. That would be all for today, fellas.
  • 7 of the Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu
    On a hunt to find the best icon themes for Ubuntu? Well, you’ve come to the right post place! In this post we will show you some of the best icon themes for Ubuntu, ranging from modern, flat icon sets, to a circular icon pack carrying a colourful twist. Oh, and as this article is constantly updated you don’t need to fret about any of the links or information being out of date. Feel free to bookmark this list for future reference, or share it on social media.
  • MAAS Development Summary – August 18th, 2017
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  • conjure-up dev summary: aws native integration, vsphere <3, and ADDONS