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Purism Progress Report, Spectre Mitigation for Ubuntu, Malicious Chrome Extensions and More

Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 16:20 PM - (Security)

News briefs for January 18, 2018.

Purism, the group behind the security and privacy-focused Librem 5 phone just recently published a progress report highlighting the latest developments and design decisions to its crowdfunded project. Changes include an even faster processor. more>>


Spectre Patches, Snap, Happy Birthday LWN and More

Monday, 22 January 2018 - 18:54 PM - (Security)

News updates for January 22, 2018.

Are you using protection? Longtime kernel developer, Greg Kroah-Hartman, just posted a simple recipe for users to verify whether they are running a Spectre/Meltdown patched version of the Linux kernel. more>>


Linus Rants, Cryptojacking Protection, openSUSE and Games

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 16:15 PM - (Security)

News updates from January 23, 2018.

Linus Torvalds slams Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches, calling them "COMPLETE and UTTER GARBAGE". See LKML for more. more>>


Chrome 64, GCC 7.3, Librem 5 Phone Progress and More

Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 13:57 PM - (Security)

News updates for January 25, 2018.

Chrome 64 is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows, featuring a stronger ad blocker and several security fixes, including mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown. See the release updates for more info. more>>


Mycroft Mark II, Chronicle, Intel and Bionic Beaver

Friday, 26 January 2018 - 13:55 PM - (Security)

News briefs for January 26, 2018.

The Mycroft Mark II Open Source Voice Assistant (that doesn't spy on you) just launched on Kickstarter. Mycroft source code is available on GitHub. more>>


Advice for Buying and Setting Up Laptops When You're Traveling or On-Call

Sunday, 28 January 2018 - 14:08 PM - (Security)

Why stress over losing that expensive personal or work laptop? Buy a cheap one for risky situations.

In a previous article, I wrote about how to prepare for a vacation so you aren't disturbed by a work emergency. As part of that article, I described how to prepare your computer: more>>


Linux 4.15 Kernel, GCC, LinxBoot Project and More Cryptojacking

Monday, 29 January 2018 - 15:03 PM - (Security)

News briefs for January 29, 2018.

The good: the Linux 4.15 kernel officially has been released. View the diff here, and also see the Linux Kernel Archives for more info. more>>


Rapid, Secure Patching: Tools and Methods

Monday, 29 January 2018 - 16:45 PM - (Security)

Generate enterprise-grade SSH keys and load them into an agent for control of all kinds of Linux hosts. Script the agent with the Parallel Distributed Shell (pdsh) to effect rapid changes over your server farm. more>>


KDE Plasma 5.12, Btrfs Improvement, Linux Support for Wacom SmartPad Devices and More

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 15:27 PM - (Security)

News updates for January 30, 2018.

Interested in giving KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS Desktop a spin (currently in beta)? Look no further than the latest snapshot releases of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. more>>


Spectre/Meltdown Updates, Skype Snap, Red Hat's Open Brand Project and Happy Birthday to the Open Source Initiative!

Friday, 02 February 2018 - 14:59 PM - (Security)

News updates for February 2, 2018

The AV-TEST Institute tweeted yesterday that it has discovered 139 samples that appear to be related to recently reported CPU vulnerabilities due to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. more>>


Meltdown/Spectre Status for Red Hat and Oracle

Monday, 05 February 2018 - 20:34 PM - (Security)

The Red Hat family of operating systems addressed Meltdown and Spectre in its v3.10 kernel quickly, but relied too much upon Intel's flawed microcode and was forced to revert from a complete solution. more>>


OpenWall's LKRG, Hitachi Joins the Open Invention Network, xcp-ng Kickstarter Campaign and More

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 14:45 PM - (Security)

News updates for February 6, 2018. more>>


Mozilla Announces Project Things, ZFS Version 0.7.6, Kali Linux New Release and More

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 14:49 PM - (Security)

News updates for February 7, 2018. more>>


For Open-Source Software, the Developers Are All of Us

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 19:06 PM - (Security)

"We are stronger together than on our own." This is a core principle that many people adhere to in their daily lives. Whether we are overcoming adversity, fighting the powers that be, protecting our livelihoods or advancing our business strategy, this mantra propels people and ideas to success. more>>


VLC 3.0, PostgreSQL 10.2, Sylabs, Zerodium Bounty and More

Friday, 09 February 2018 - 14:55 PM - (Security)

News briefs for February 9, 2018. more>>


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