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Tizen News: Smart TVs, Wallpapers, and Games

Sun, 2017-05-28 01:52

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KDevelop 5.1.1 released

Sun, 2017-05-28 01:19

Together with the source code, we again provide a prebuilt one-file-executable for 64-bit Linux (AppImage), as well as binary installers for 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows. You can find them on our download page.

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Linux Devices: FriendlyElec, NComputing, CubieTech

Sun, 2017-05-28 01:13

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Security Leftovers

Sun, 2017-05-28 00:51
  • Security updates for Friday
  • That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases

    You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years.

  • Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows?

    When choosing an operating system, there are many different factors that are taken into consideration. However, security is becoming increasingly important. You only need to look at the news to see the increasing number of data breaches that are occurring around the world at present. Choosing an operating system with care is your first step when defending your personal data. With that in mind, read on to discover the reasons why Linux is more secure than Windows.

  • CloudLinux 7 Stable Kernel Security Update Patches Multiple Issues, Update Now

    CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi has announced today the availability of a new stable kernel update for users of the CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid operating systems, addressing multiple security issues and bugs.

    This new CloudLinux 7 stable kernel comes less than 24 hours after the release of the Beta kernel with the same version number, specifically 3.10.0-614.10.2.lve1.4.50, which replaces kernel-3.10.0-427.36.1.lve1.4.47 and is available for download as we speak from the production repository of CloudLinux 7 operating system series.

  • [Older] E-Health Cyber-DOOOOOOM.

    We know the Australian government has one of the worst record of data breaches in the world. So naturally, rather than addressing their incompetencies, the Australian government has decided to roll out an e-health record for every Australian citizen. And it's opt-out only.

  • Chipotle says 'most' of its restaurants were infected with credit card stealing malware

    We browsed through the tool and found that every state Chipotle operates in had restaurants that were breached, including most major cities. The restaurants were vulnerable in various time frames between March 24th and April 18th, 2017. Chipotle also operates another chain called Pizzeria Locale, which was affected by the hack as well.

  • 'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code

    The other study of the broader device market found only 17% of manufacturers had taken steps to secure gadgets.

  • Kaspersky says no idea why company targeted by US govt [iophk: "dared to show vista7 in an unfavorable light"]
  • Any website can crash your Windows 7 or 8 PC with these four characters

    Here's how the bug works. All a naughty website has to do is use the character string '$MFT' in the directory name where a website keeps its images. Windows expects to see the four characters $MFT only in a special metadate file on your PC. When it sees those characters as a directory name, however, it causes enough problems that an affected PC will begin to slow down and eventually hang. At that point your only recourse is to reboot the machine. In some cases, the problem may even trigger the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD).

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Android Leftovers

Sun, 2017-05-28 00:47

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First LXQt-Based Lubuntu 17.10 Daily Builds Surface, Here's What It Looks Like

Sat, 2017-05-27 09:05

Lubuntu maintainer Simon Quigley was kind enough to inform us today about the availability of the first daily build ISO images of the upcoming Lubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, with the LXQt desktop environment.

The development cycle of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system started two months ago when Canonical's Adam Conrad gave the green light to all maintainers and developers involved in the project, and the first Alpha milestone is now approaching fast.

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Mageia 6 RC

Sat, 2017-05-27 08:33
  • Mageia 6 Reaches Release Candidate Phase

    After being challenged by set backs, Mageia 6 is out in release candidate form.

  • Mageia 6 RC, we are nearly there

    Everyone at Mageia is exceptionally happy and proud to announce the availability of the release candidate of Mageia 6. It has been a long road, but we are at the last step and Mageia 6 is just around the corner.

  • Mageia 6 Linux Distro Reaches RC State, Ships with Linux 4.9 & X.Org Server 1.19

    "The extra time that this release has taken has had one huge benefit: the number of new and exciting additions to Mageia is staggering. They include the now far more mature Plasma to replace KDE4, the DNF and COPR stacks to supplement urpmi, big updates to the major desktops and the other large stacks and components, and lots of package updates," said Donald Stewart in the release announcement.

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Fedora and Red Hat

Sat, 2017-05-27 08:16

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Debian and Devuan News

Sat, 2017-05-27 08:04

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Gaming News

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:54

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Security Leftovers

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:43
  • Samba flaw opens Linux systems to remote exploit

    A vulnerability in Samba, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, can be exploited remotely to gain access to Linux machines that have port 445 exposed.

  • UK cyber chief says directors are devolving responsibility for hacks {sic} [iophk: "a step towards banning Microsoft, yet the article closes with Microsoft talking points"]

    Ciaran Martin, the head of the agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said it is unacceptable for boards to plead ignorance about the threat from cyber attacks.

  • Ransomware and the Internet of Things

    But it is a system that's going to fail in the "Internet of things": everyday devices like smart speakers, household appliances, toys, lighting systems, even cars, that are connected to the web. Many of the embedded networked systems in these devices that will pervade our lives don't have engineering teams on hand to write patches and may well last far longer than the companies that are supposed to keep the software safe from criminals. Some of them don't even have the ability to be patched.

    Fast forward five to 10 years, and the world is going to be filled with literally tens of billions of devices that hackers can attack. We're going to see ransomware against our cars. Our digital video recorders and web cameras will be taken over by botnets. The data that these devices collect about us will be stolen and used to commit fraud. And we're not going to be able to secure these devices.

  • Kodi 17.3 Security Update Patches Infamous Subtitle Hack, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Crash

    The second stable point release of the major Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center was launched the other day, on May 24, 2017, but it was missing some binary add-ons, so Martijn Kaijser announced today Kodi 17.3.

  • Samba vulnerability brings WannaCry fears to Linux/Unix

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What to Expect (and Not Expect) from Linux Universal Packages

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:18

Last June, Canonical Software launched the development of Snap packages, which are intended to work on any Linux distribution. A week later, Red Hat announced its own version of universal packages, called Flatpak. In the months since, both Flatpak and Snap have been promoted as the solutions to the problems with traditional package formats. However, the solutions are not as complete as advertised and call for a rearrangement of the responsibility for security for which free software is simply not prepared.

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KDE: KIO GDrive 1.2, Krita 3.1.4, and Qt 5.9 Release Candidate

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:12
  • KIO GDrive 1.2 released

    A new stable release for KIO GDrive is now available, version is 1.2.0. The main change is the integration with Plasma/KAccounts. Have a look at my previous post for more details.

  • Krita 3.1.4 Released

    Today we’re releasing Krita 3.1.4. This strictly a bug-fix release, but everyone is encouraged to update.

  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released

    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer.

  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing

    Running just slightly behind schedule, the Qt 5.9 release candidate is now available for last-minute testing of this next tool-kit update.

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GNOME (and Related) News: Cinnamon, Container, GNOME Board, GNOME Logs, Tracker, GNOME Shell and Mutter

Sat, 2017-05-27 02:51
  • Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release for Linux Mint 18.2

    Linux Mint project leader and Cinnamon developer Clement Lefebvre published the first point release of the recently unveiled Cinnamon 3.4 desktop environment, which will be included in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.2 operating system.

  • Container secrets

    I recently spent some time tracking down a problem with GTK+ containers and drawing. Here is what I found out.

  • Please run for GNOME Board

    Are you a member of the GNOME Foundation? Please consider running for Board.

    Serving on the Board is a great way to contribute to GNOME, and it doesn't take a lot of your time. The GNOME Board of Directors meets every week via a one-hour phone conference to discuss various topics about the GNOME Foundation and GNOME. In addition, individual Board members may volunteer to take on actions from meetings—usually to follow up with someone who asked the Board for action, such as a funding request.

  • GSoC 2017 : GNOME Logs
  • Tracker loves Meson
  • GNOME Shell and Mutter Are Now Ready for the GNOME 3.25.2 Desktop Environment

    GNOME Project's Florian Müllner announced the availability of the GNOME Shell 3.25.2 and Mutter 3.25.2 development releases ahead of the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment.

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Gaming News

Sat, 2017-05-27 01:22

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