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Fedora 25: rubygem-rmagick Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: 6.9.9-19 Original link
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openSUSE: 2017:2821-1: important: xen

LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves 8 vulnerabilities and has three fixes An update that solves 8 vulnerabilities and has three fixes An update that solves 8 vulnerabilities and has three fixes is now available. is now available. Original link
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Anarchy Linux Dispels Fear of Arch

By Jack M. Germain Oct 20, 2017 11:20 AM PT Anarchy Linux , the distro formerly known as "Arch-Anywhere Linux" has changed my tune about the terrors of Arch-based Linux as a suitable operating system. In general, however, Arch-anything presents a challenge that may not be worth the effort for typical desktop needs. A potential trademark violation forced Anarchy Linux developer/maintainer Dylan Schacht to rebrand Arch-Anywhere, his homespun ...
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This Week in Open Source News: Linux 4.14 Means Tighter Security, Hyperledger Adds Quilt Project & More

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Running Android on Top of a Linux Graphics Stack

You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack. This was not the case before, and according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora, this is hugely empowering. In his upcoming talk at Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Foss will cover recent developments in this area and discuss how these changes allow you to take advantage of new features and improvements in kernels. In this art...
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Samsung to Give Linux Desktop Experience to Smartphone Users

Samsung on Thursday announced a new app, Linux on Galaxy, designed to work with its DeX docking station to bring a full Linux desktop experience to Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone users. Samsung earlier this year introduced DeX, a docking station that connects to a monitor to give Galaxy smartphone users a desktop experience. With the Linux on Galaxy app, which is in the trial phase, users will be able to run full Linux desktop d...
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RedHat: RHSA-2017-2972:01 Moderate: httpd security update

LinuxSecurity.com: An update for httpd is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from Original link
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New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce

Epicor this week released Epicor Commerce Connect, a cloud-based application designed to help wholesale distributors quickly deploy e-commerce sites that will automate many of the steps required to move product to their customers. The Commerce Connect software is now available for Epicor Eclipse, a cloud-based platform geared toward helping companies deploy rich B2B and B2C solutions to drive efficiencies along their distribution chain. "To...
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Tips to Secure Your Network in the Wake of KRACK

The KRACK attacks vulnerability is now more than 48 hours old and has been discussed in detail on a number of technology-related sites , so I won’t repeat the technical details of the attack here. To summarize: A flaw in the WPA2 wireless handshake protocol allows attackers to sniff or manipulate the traffic between your device and the wi-fi access point. It is particularly bad for Linux and Android devices, due either to ambiguous wording ...
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Gentoo: GLSA-201710-20: Nagios: Multiple vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Nagios, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code. Original link
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Watch Keila Banks, Mitchell Hashimoto, and Jan Kizska Live at Open Source Summit Europe

The Linux Foundation is pleased to offer free live video streaming of all keynote sessions at Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2017. Original link
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Fedora 26: openvswitch Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: Add a symlink of the OCF script in the OCF resources folder ---- Updated to Open vSwitch 2.7.3 and DPDK 16.11.3 for CVE-2017-14970 ---- Security fix for CVE-2017-9263, CVE-2017-9265 ---- Updated to Open vSwitch 2.7.1 and DPDK 16.11.2 (#1468234) Original link
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Gentoo: GLSA-201710-15: GnuTLS: Denial of Service

LinuxSecurity.com: A null pointer dereference in GnuTLS might allow attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition. Original link
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Gentoo: GLSA-201710-11: GNU Libtasn1: Multiple vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNU Libtasn1, the worst of which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Original link
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This Week in Open Source News: OpenMessaging Project Launches, Hyperledger Offers MOOC & More

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Top 10 Open Source Linux Robots

Back in 2014, we struggled to fill out our top 10 roundup of Linux-based robots and padded the list with conceptually similar autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In addition, many of those robots were proprietary or open source only on the software side. Today, however, it’s easy to fill out a top 10 list of Linux-based terrestrial robots that are open source in both software and hardware. In fact, we ...
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NixOS Linux Lets You Configure Your OS Before Installing

I’ve been using Linux for a very long time. Over the years, I’ve been incredibly happy with how the open source landscape has evolved. One particular area that has come quite a long way is the installation of various distributions. Once upon a time, installing Linux was a task best left to those who had considerable tech skills. Now, if you can install an app, you can install Linux. It’s that simple. And that, my friends, is a very good thi...
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AWS, Microsoft Offer New Open Source AI Framework

By Jack M. Germain Oct 13, 2017 5:00 AM PT Amazon Web Services and Microsoft on Thursday announced the availability of Gluon, an open source deep learning library for building artificial intelligence neural networks. Gluon will make it easier for researchers to define machine learning models using a collection of prebuilt, optimized neural network components. The interface will enable software developers and enterprise users to manipulate m...
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10 layers of Linux container security

LinuxSecurity.com: Containers provide an easy way to package applications and deliver them seamlessly from development to test to production. This helps ensure consistency across a variety of environments, including physical servers, virtual machines (VMs), or private or public clouds. Original link
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Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH

By Jack M. Germain Oct 11, 2017 2:28 PM PT The Cloud Foundry Foundation on Wednesday launched Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, or CFCR, as the default deployment and management platform for containers using Kubernetes and BOSH. The foundation announced Container Runtime, a project supported by The Linux Foundation, at its annual European user conference. Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service offering used for building and ma...
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Sneak Peak: ODPi Webinar on Data Governance - The Why and the How

We all use metadata everyday. You may have found this blog post through a search, leveraging metadata tags / keywords. Metadata allows data practitioners to use data outside the application that created it, find the right data sets, and automate governance processes. Metadata today has proven value, yet many data platforms do not have metadata support. Furthermore, where metadata management exists it uses proprietary formats and APIs.  Prop...
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Fedora 25: rubygem-rmagick Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: 6.9.9-15 ---- Rebuilt for ImageMagick 6.9.9-13 Original link
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In Device We Trust: Measure Twice, Compute Once with Xen, Linux, TPM 2.0 and TXT

Is it a small tablet or large phone? Is it a phone or broadcast sensor? Is it a server or virtual desktop cluster? Is x86 emulating ARM, or vice-versa? Is Linux inspiring Windows, or the other way around? Is it microcode or hardware? Is it firmware or software? Is it microkernel or hypervisor? Is it a security or quality update? Is anything in my device the same as yesterday? When we observe our evolving devices and their remote services, w...
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GNOME and Budgie: 2 Comfy Ubuntu 17.10 Environments

By Jack M. Germain Oct 10, 2017 5:00 AM PT Ubuntu 17.10, otherwise known as "Artful Aardvark," is a paradigm shift for Canonical . The company is set to release the official version of the much anticipated Ubuntu 17.10 desktop, server and cloud distro on Oct. 19 -- it released the final beta version late last month. Ubuntu 17.10 comes with a new default desktop to replace the retired Unity interface. It's likely that GNOME 3 is too commonpl...
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Android Devs May Follow Apple's Face ID Lead

Apple's use of facial recognition to unlock its iPhone X may open the gates for developers champing at the bit to bring the technology to the Android world. Face ID, which will replace fingerprint scanning in Apple's new US$1,000 iPhone X, uses Apple's TrueDepth 3D camera to verify the owner of a phone and unlock it. Android developers have been working on similar systems and are close to bringing them to market, said George Brostoff, CEO o...
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VPN logs helped unmask alleged 'net stalker, say feds

LinuxSecurity.com: Virtual private network provider PureVPN helped the FBI track down an Internet stalker, by combing its logs to reveal his IP address. Original link
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Fedora 25: libmspack Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: Security fix for CVE-2017-6419 and CVE-2017-11423 Original link
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With the Shell, You Can Go Wild(card) and Follow Your Pipe Dream

There is more to the shell, the terminal's interpreter software, than commands composed of alphanumeric characters. In addition to those familiar programs, there is a whole host of processing tools hiding behind the symbols of a standard keyboard. To say nothing of their incredible potency in combination, each one is so powerful on its own that it helps to take a methodical approach to get familiar with them. With that in mind, I'll narrow ...
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Debian: DSA-3992-1: curl security update

LinuxSecurity.com: Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in cURL, an URL transfer library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: Original link
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This Week in Open Source: Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Networking Event Series, Skype For Linux Keeps Expanding, & More

The Linux Foundation has launched a new networking events series, to kick off Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, and Japan later this month. Original link
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