I've used unsafe usb flash drives (a practice I abruptly halted) both to host tails, and for interacting with data inside tails), if there was a virus in the file system of the usb flash drive is there any way it could spread to the computer hard drive assuming the hard drive wasn't mounted?
Is there any way a bug in tails could have leaked data onto the hard drive and if so, could this data contain sensitive file fragments for from the data I interacted with on tails?
I do not think that a filesystem virus could spread to the computers internal hard drive or that a tails bug could have caused a leak, (and that even if in theory there was a bug there is no way it could have leaked specific information about the files I was interacting with).
But since I live in a oppressive country (very high stakes here) I wanted to obtain a confirmation or rebuttal of these assumptions before I take them as fact.
Many thanks for any insight you may have.submitted by /u/PrivacyGeek2983
HowToForge: Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available
I am sure a lot of you know that the Muslim has to say PBUH all the time he mention Allah (God). It means something like "Peace be upon him".
I feel like a Muslim, when I have to always use the FSF version of PBUH.
To be specific, when I say "free" software I have to say the FSF's PBUH "as defined by RMS" or "respects user's freedom" or "where the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software" ;).
That's why I welcome the fact that more and more people are using "libre" instead of this FSF's PBUH I just mentioned above.
5 years ago people would look at you when mentioning "libre" software like you're a weirdo - except the ES, IT etc. speakers. Nowadays, more and more people are using the term "libre software" when they are talking about the free software (as defined by RMS).
More "libre" software, less "free" confusion!submitted by /u/davidika
What comes after openSUSE Leap 42.3 for SUSE's community non-rolling distribution? Version 15.
Richard Brown announced on the behalf of the openSUSE Board and Leap Release Manager that the next version after openSUSE Leap 42.3 will be openSUSE Leap 15. Yes, that's after pre-42 was openSUSE 13.2.