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ArchI0 - Arch Linux Applications Automatic Installation Script

LinuxToday - 15 hours 31 min ago

ostechnix: ArchI0 is a CLI menu-based Arch Linux applications automatic installation script.

Using Linux to teach PLCs

Reddit - Wed, 2018-07-18 23:49

I mostly use Allen Bradley PLCs, which only supports windows. I have an opportunity set up a new PLC lab for training new students PLCs. The class is not brand specific and I would love to use Open Source whenever possible. I will want to build ladder logic, download the programs onto the PLCs and operate inputs and outputs. If anyone has used Linux or knows software that might help me, let me know.

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Security: SSL, Microsoft Windows TCO, Security Breach Detection and SIM Hijackers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 23:48
  • Why Does Google Chrome Say Websites Are “Not Secure”?

    Starting with Chrome 68, Google Chrome labels all non-HTTPS websites as “Not Secure.” Nothing else has changed—HTTP websites are just as secure as they’ve always been—but Google is giving the entire web a shove towards secure, encrypted connections.

  • Biggest Voting Machine Maker Admits -- Ooops -- That It Installed Remote Access Software After First Denying It [Ed: Microsoft Windows TCO]

    We've been covering the mess that is electronic voting machines for nearly two decades on Techdirt, and the one thing that still flummoxes me is how are they so bad at this after all these years? And I don't mean "bad at security" -- though, that's part of it -- but I really mean "bad at understanding how insecure their machines really are." For a while everyone focused on Diebold, but Election Systems and Software (ES&S) has long been a bigger player in the space, and had just as many issues. It just got less attention. There was even a brief period of time where ES&S bought what remained of Diebold's flailing e-voting business before having to sell off the assets to deal with an antitrust lawsuit by the DOJ.

    What's incredible, though, is that every credible computer security person has said that it is literally impossible to build a secure fully electronic voting system -- and if you must have one at all, it must have a printed paper audit trail and not be accessible from the internet. Now, as Kim Zetter at Motherboard has reported, ES&S -- under questioning from Senator Ron Wyden -- has now admitted that it installed remote access software on its voting machines, something the company had vehemently denied to the same reporter just a few months ago.

  • Bringing cybersecurity to the DNC [Ed: Microsoft Windows TCO. Microsoft Exchange was used.]

    When Raffi Krikorian joined the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as chief technology officer, the party was still reeling from its devastating loss in 2016 — and the stunning cyberattacks that resulted in high-level officials’ emails being embarrassingly leaked online.

  • Getting Started with Successful Security Breach Detection

    Organizations historically believed that security software and tools were effective at protecting them from hackers. Today, this is no longer the case, as modern businesses are now connected in a digital global supply ecosystem with a web of connections to customers and suppliers. Often, organizations are attacked as part of a larger attack on one of their customers or suppliers. They represent low hanging fruit for hackers, as many organizations have not invested in operationalizing security breach detection.

    As this new reality takes hold in the marketplace, many will be tempted to invest in new technology tools to plug the perceived security hole and move on with their current activities. However, this approach is doomed to fail. Security is not a "set it and forget it" type of thing. Defending an organization from a breach requires a careful balance of tools and operational practices -- operational practices being the more important element.

  • The SIM Hijackers

    By hijacking Rachel’s phone number, the hackers were able to seize not only Rachel’s Instagram, but her Amazon, Ebay, Paypal, Netflix, and Hulu accounts too. None of the security measures Rachel took to secure some of those accounts, including two-factor authentication, mattered once the hackers took control of her phone number.

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GNU/Linux Desktops/Laptops and Windows Spying

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 23:46
  • Changes [Pop!_OS]

    For the last 12 years, my main development machine has been a Mac. As of last week, it’s a Dell XPS 13 running Pop!_OS 18.04.

    [...]

    Take note: this is the first operating system I’ve used that is simpler, more elegant, and does certain things better than macOS.

  • System76 Opens Manufacturing Facility to Build Linux Laptops

    As it turns out, System76 is making the transition from a Linux-based computer seller, into a complete Linux-based computer manufacturer. The Twitter photos are from their new manufacturing facility. This means that System76 will no longer be slapping their logo on other company’s laptops and shipping them out, but making their own in-house laptops for consumers.

  • Extension adding Windows Timeline support to third-party browsers should have raised more privacy questions

    Windows Timeline is a unified activity history explorer that received a prominent placement next to the Start menu button in Windows 10 earlier this year. You can see all your activities including your web browser history and app activity across all your Windows devices in one place; and pickup and resume activities you were doing on other devices. This is a useful and cool feature, but it’s also a privacy nightmare.

    You may have read about a cool new browser extension that adds your web browsing history from third-party web browsers — including Firefox, Google Chrome, Vivaldi, and others — to Windows Timeline. The extension attracted some media attention from outlets like MSPoweruser, Neowin, The Verge, and Windows Central.

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Linux chattr Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

LXer - Wed, 2018-07-18 23:45
Many a time, a Linux machine is used by different users. So there are chances that these users access a common set of files. This opens up door to problems like accidental deletion or editing of important files, something which you - as an administrator - would definitely not want to happen. Thankfully, there exists a command - dubbed chattr - that's developed to help you in specifically these kinds of scenarios.

[Rant] Is there a single Media Player that can sync playlists?

Reddit - Wed, 2018-07-18 23:27

Honestly, i know this supposed to go to the distro subreddit, but i don't want to distro hop just to test this single feature.

i've spent an entire day trying to find a media player that can sync Playlists, the closest one being Rhythm box but it just deleted everything i have on my Phone - it's an S8+ -and refused to sync with error "Could not open resource for writing"

went on and deleted the Music folder just to see what happens, it said there was no space and that it was a full 92.1 EB, aka ENFINTY BITES.

Another askubuntu question had me install (gvfs-mtp simple-mtpfs) and reboot with no result.

VLC? doesnt even show MTP devices.

Audacious is awesome but it has no sync functionality i know of.

every other MP? not even showing the device.

So what are the veterans doing? i'm new and currently on Fedora 28, so far been able to live on linux as daily driver but it is a small detail like this that just breaks my back, it might be the phone for some reason, but i bet i could have this task done on windows anyway with the plethora of media players on it in no time comparably.

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How to Install Zabbix and Add Remote Hosts on Ubuntu 18.04

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 23:00

Linoxide: Learn how to install Zabbix 3.4, an open source monitoring tool on our latest Ubuntu 18.04 server

How to (Safely) Add Code to functions.php in WordPress

LXer - Wed, 2018-07-18 22:31
Scouring the Internet for solutions to WordPress problems will inevitably bring you to sites that ask you to insert some piece of code or the other into functions.php.

anyone have a link to anarchy-linux.org iso? website seems to be down

Reddit - Wed, 2018-07-18 22:19

They also had a torrent option. I found the site via archive.org but the download content is not backed up. Looks like it was up June 28th so I dunno what happened. The domain is still registered.

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How to Monitor Linux Server Security with Osquery

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 22:00

Tecmint: Osquery is a free open source, powerful and cross-platform SQL-based operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics framework for Linux

Unreal Engine 4.20 Released

Reddit - Wed, 2018-07-18 21:27

How to check free disk space in Linux

LXer - Wed, 2018-07-18 21:17
Keeping track of disk utilization information is on system administrators' (and others') daily to-do list. Linux has a few built-in utilities that help provide that information.dfThe df command stands for "disk-free," and shows available and used disk space on the Linux system.df -h shows disk space in human-readable formatdf -a shows the file system's complete disk usage even if the Available field is 0read more

Public money, public code? FSFE spearheads open-source initiative

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 21:05

Last September, the non-profit Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) launched a new campaign that calls for EU-wide legislation that requires publicly financed software developed for the public sector to be made publicly available under a free and open-source software license.

According to the ‘Public Money, Public Code’ open letter, free and open-source software in the public sector would enable anyone to “use, study, share, and improve applications used on a daily basis”.

The initiative, says the non-profit, would provide safeguards against public sector organizations being locked into services from specific companies that use “restrictive licenses” to hinder competition.

The FSFE also says the open-source model would help improve security in the public sector, as it would allow backdoors and other vulnerabilities to fixed quickly, without depending on one single service provider.

Since its launch, the Public Money, Public Code initiative has gained the support of 150 organizations, including WordPress Foundation, Wikimedia Foundation, and Tor, along with nearly 18,000 individuals.

With the initiative now approaching its first anniversary, The Daily Swig caught up with FSFE spokesperson Paul Brown, who discussed the campaign’s progress.

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Digital Audio Workstation REAPER Adds Experimental Native Linux Builds

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-07-18 21:00

LinuxUprising: REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release.

Best Tools to Access Remote Linux Desktop

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 20:52

Nowadays, you can’t carry your system or laptop everywhere. So to make the things more manageable, there is a service of remote access that gives you full access to your system from anywhere. It is made possible by the Microsoft that developed a remote desktop protocol (RDP), which offers a graphical interface to connect to a remote system over a network connection.

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Ubuntu: Server Installer, IoT Security, Snaps, Xubuntu

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 20:49
  • The improved 18.04.1 LTS Server Installer - Call for testing!

    With the release of 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver the new server installer
    was introduced. At the time, it still lacked certain critical features
    which have now been implemented.

  • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Introducing Revised Server Installer, Adds Missing Features

    With the April release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on the server front was a brand new, in-house developed server installer created by Canonical to differentiate it from Debian's long-used text installer for the Ubuntu Server images. While it offered a fresh look and some new features, it shipped without many features common to Linux server installers. Fortunately, that is changing with the upcoming Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 release.

    As expected, Canonical is filling in the gaps with their new server installer dubbed Subiquity. With the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS release they will be shipping a new version of this installer.

    This updated installer now supports LVM, RAID, VLAN, and bonds -- important features missing originally from Ubuntu Server 18.04.0. The functionality is now in place with the latest daily images although the text-based user-interface is still being refined.

  • IoT Security at Scale: Managing end-to-end security
  • Perfectly Formed Snaps Challenge

    Snaps are perfect for the smaller things in life too. Looking away from the graphical flagship apps, the snap store hosts lightweight server daemons, command line utilities, developer tools and even tiny games.

    Recently, a couple of petite snaps were published in the store. Sparky is a simple game played in a terminal, and a modest 32KB on disk. Bash-Shell-RPG is similarly diminutive at only 8KB. Neither contain an excess of additional libraries, just the absolute minimum needed to function everywhere.

  • What’s New in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Xubuntu 18.04 LTS is the latest release of Xubuntu, it now available to download and install on your laptop and PC. This release features latest version of Xfce 4.12 as default desktop, include latest Xfce components.

    Xubuntu 18.04 LTS also comes with an updated Greybird GTK+ theme that includes a new dark style, better HiDPI support, greater consistency between GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3 apps, GTK+ 3 styles for Google Chrome and Chromium web browsers, smaller switches, and improved scales. However, the GTK Theme Configuration tool was removed and it’s no longer possible to override colors in themes.

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Software: Latte Dock, Emacs, Ick, REAPER

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-07-18 20:46
  • Latte Dock 0.8 Released with Widget Separators, Setup Sharing, More

    A new version of Latte Dock, an icon-based task bar for the KDE desktop, is available to download.

    Latte Dock 0.8 is the first stable release of the app switching software in almost a year and is the third stable release overall.

  • 3 Emacs modes for taking notes

    No matter what line of work you're in, it's inevitable you have to take a few notes. Often, more than a few. If you're like many people in this day and age, you take your notes digitally.

    Open source enthusiasts have a variety of options for jotting down their ideas, thoughts, and research in electronic format. You might use a web-based tool. You might go for a desktop application. Or, you might turn to the command line.

    If you use Emacs, that wonderful operating system disguised as a text editor, there are modes that can help you take notes more efficiently. Let's look at three of them.

  • Ick version 0.53 released: CI engine

    I have just made a new release of ick, my CI system. The new version number is 0.53, and a summary of the changes is below. The source code is pushed to my git server (git.liw.fi), and Debian packages to my APT repository (code.liw.fi/debian). See https://ick.liw.fi/download/ for instructions.

  • REAPER 5.93 Brings New Linux-Native Builds

    Since 2016 we have been looking forward to the REAPER digital audio workstation software for Linux while with this week's v5.93 release, the experimental Linux-native builds are now officially available.

  • Digital Audio Workstation REAPER Adds Experimental Native Linux Builds

    REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release.

    Initially released in 2005, REAPER (Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording) is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer, available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Cockos, the company that develops REAPER, was founded by Justin Frankel of Winamp and Gnutella peer-to-peer network fame.

    The application uses a proprietary license and you can evaluate it for free for 60 days without having to provide any personal details or register. After the free trial ends, you can continue to use it but a nag screen will show up for a few seconds when the application starts. A license costs $225 for commercial use, or $60 for a discounted license (details here).

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