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October 18, 2014
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.2, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. Major new features: install (most of) the Tor browser, replacing our previous Iceweasel-based browser, the version installed is from TBB 4.0 and is based on Firefox 31.2.0esr, this fixes the POODLE vulnerability; upgrade Tor to 0.2.5.8-rc; confine several important applications with AppArmor. Bug fixes: install Linux kernel 3.16.5. Minor improvements: upgrade I2P to 0.9.15 and isolate I2P traffic from the Tor Browser by adding a dedicated I2P Browser, also, start I2P automatically upon network connection, when the i2p boot option is added; make it clear that TrueCrypt will be removed in Tails 1.2.1 and document how to open TrueCrypt volumes with cryptsetup.
It's a busy time of the year for OpenStack, with the Juno release just out the door and planning for the upcoming release Kilo already underway. In celebration of new release and the OpenStack Summit in Paris on November 3-7, Opensource.com is featuring a number of interviews with key speakers at the event.read more
The problem with Shellshock is similar to problems that emerged after the Heartbleed bug and numerous other vulnerabilities—while organizations struggle to understand the disclosures, how they affect their systems, and how to successfully implement patches, others—including security researchers—race to build proof-of-concept attacks based on them to demonstrate exactly how dire they are. And those proofs of concept often get picked up by cybercriminals and others with bad intent before organizations can effectively patch them—using them to exploit systems in ways that are much longer-lasting than the vulnerability du jour.
The organizing team of Managua FUDCon 2014, led by the event organizer Neville Cross, is pleased to announce that the Fedora Users and Developers Conference Latin America (FUDCon LATAM) will start on Thursday, October 23.
This week, we look at GE going all in on the public cloud, the impact of the cloud on the recent corporate splits at HP, Symantec and eBay and the IBM-SAP cloud partnership.
OpenStack Juno, the 10th release of the open source cloud-computing operating system, introduces new data processing, storage and network functions virtualization (NFV) features as well as enterprise readiness.
Android 5.0 "Lollipop" won't ship to the public for a couple more weeks, but Google has tossed developers a bone by releasing the final SDK and system images for select Nexus devices ahead of launch.
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for October 17th, 2014.
FlightGear is a free, open-source flight simulator that comes with over 400 aircraft, worldwide scenery, multi-player environment, detailed sky and aircraft modeling, and a powerful scripting language.
In today's Android roundup: The Seek Thermal Camera lets you see in infrared. Plus: Android 5.0 Lollipop highlights for developers, and see the Flappy Bird easter egg hidden in Android 5.0.
Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of the SELKS 1.0 stable release. SELKS is both live and installable network security management ISO image, based on Debian GNU/Linux, implementing and focusing on a complete and ready-to-use Suricata IDS/IPS ecosystem with its own graphic rule manager. SELKS is comprised of the following major components: Suricata IDPS, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana and Scirius. It offers proven, powerful, innovative and scalable open-source multi-threading technologies in a bundle. SELKS 1.0 comes with 10 pre-installed Kibana IDS/NSM dashboards. They cover analysis of the Suricata alerts and events with per-protocol dashboards (Alerts, HTTP, Flow, SSH, TLS, DNS).
October 17, 2014
I was chatting with a Windows-using friend recently, and he wanted totry Linux on one of his older computers. I always like those sorts ofconversations, and so I kept chatting, walking him through setting upUnetbootin to create a USB installer and so on and so on. Unfortunately, he wasn'table to get the USB drive to boot.
In today's open source roundup: Why Linux developers and users need to disagree in a civil way. Plus: Remembering Netscape, and DeadCore has been released for Linux.
Judges Want To Make Life Harder On Patent Trolls: Want Them To Actually Have To Explain What Infringement Happened
I'd missed this one, but Cory Doctorow over at BoingBoing points our attention to the fact that, last month, the Judicial Conference voted to make a little-noticed change in patent lawsuits that should serve to make life more difficult for patent trolls.