New story! Ztorg malware hid in Google Play to send premium-rate SMS texts, delete incoming SMS messages

The Ztorg malware hid in apps on Google's Play Store to send premium-rate SMS texts and delete incoming SMS messages on Android devices.

New story! Linux clear command tutorial for beginners (3 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes, while working on the command line, you arrive at a point where there's too much text on the terminal screen, and none of that is relevant to you. So, in order to avoid distraction, you'd want to clear the terminal screen. Those new to the Linux command line may not know that there exists a dedicated command line utility that does this work for you.

New story! Fedora 26 beta finally rolls out

Red Hat and community developers took their own sweet time, but the next version of Fedora is finally on the runway and ready to fly.

New story! Canonical Also Patches Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Against the Stack Clash Vulnerability

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 22, 2017 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical today announced that it released a new kernel security update for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system series to patch the infamous Stack Clash vulnerability discovered recently by Qualys Research Labs.

New story! Robert Kaye -- Music Buff, Entrepreneur, Akademy Keynote Speaker

Robert Kaye is definitely a brainz-over-brawn kinda guy. As the creator of MusicBrainz, ListenBrain and AcousticBrainz, all created and maintained under the MetaBrainz Foundation, he has pushed Free Software music cataloguing-tagging-classifying to the point it has more or less obliterated all the proprietary options.

New story! Revisit Colossal Cave with Open Adventure

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
In the history of computer games, very few are as influential as Colossal Cave Adventure. Initially developed in 1976 by Will Crowther and expanded by Don Woods in 1977, Adventure was the first interactive fiction game and inspired countless other computer games. Adventure directly or indirectly led to the entire corpus of text-based adventure games, and by extension, graphical adventure games. read more

New story! Open source social robot kit runs on Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Thecorpora’s Scratch-ready “Q.bo One” robot is based on the RPi 3 and Arduino, and offers stereo cams, mics, a speaker, and visual and language recognition. In 2010, robotics developer Francisco Paz and his Barcelona-based Thecorpora startup introduced the first Qbo “Cue-be-oh” robot as an open source proof-of-concept and research project for exploring AI capabilities in […]

New story! Red Hat Grows Linux Business as Telcos Adopt OpenStack

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 22, 2017 1:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat reports first quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $677 million as the company's core Linux platform continues to score large deals.

New story! 5 things you need to know about Stack Clash to secure your shared Linux environment

Attackers can locally exploit the privilege escalation vulnerability to gain root access over Linux, Solaris and BSD machines. This is bad news for Unix-based servers, and even more so for multi-tenant environments.

New story! Boot Repair Tool - Repair The Most Boot Related Problems

?We all encounter many times the boot related problems and most of them are simply related to GRUB. Many people find it way too hard sometimes to enter long commands or search forums to find the way they can solve it. Today I am going to tell you how to use a simple, small software to solve most of the boot related problems. This tool is known as Boot Repair Tool. Now no more talk and get to work.

New story! Learn to Develop Lua Applications with Free Books

Lua is a lightweight, compact, and fast programming language designed as an embeddable scripting language. This cross-platform interpreted language has a simple syntax with powerful data description constructs. Lua aims for simplicity, small size, performance and portability. It has automatic memory management and incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

New story! Using Kdump for examining Linux Kernel crashes

Kdump is a way to acquire a crashed Linux kernel dump, but finding documents that explain its usage and internals can be challenging. In this article, I'll examine the basics of kdump usage and look at the internals of kdump/kexec kernel implementation. read more

New story! How to Install and Configure the ELK Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jun 21, 2017 6:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
ELK stands for Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana and is a robust open source solution for searching, analyzing and visualizing data. Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine based on Lucene, Logstash is a data processing pipeline for managing events and logs and Kibana is a web application for visualizing data in Elasticsearch.

New story! Awesome way to run-execute multiple remote commands-shell scripts using ssh in Linux / UNIX.

In this article we will be discussing about how to run-execute multiple remote commands-shell scripts using ssh in Linux / UNIX.

New story! Controlling Windows via Ansible

For many Linux systems engineers, Ansible has become a way of life. They use Ansible to orchestrate complex deployment processes, to define multiple systems with a quick and simple configuration management tool, or somewhere in between. However, Microsoft Windows users have generally required a... Continue Reading →

New story! A $2 Million Prize to Decentralize the Web. Apply Today

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jun 21, 2017 1:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
We’re fueling a healthy Internet by supporting big ideas that keep the web accessible, decentralized and resilient. What will you build? ...

New story! OpenMandriva Lx 3.02 Released with Updated Wayland and X.Org Infrastructures

OpenMandriva announced today the release and immediate availability of the second point release to the stable OpenMandriva Lx 3 series of the open-source computer operating system.

New story! Google, Mozilla both say they sped up the web today. One by blocking ads. One with ads

Guess which was which. Hint: Firefox now crushes trackers on Android Mozilla's announced that its “Firefox Focus” ad-busting browser has made it to Android.…

New story! How to Setup a VPN with OpenVPN on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Setting up your own VPN is no small task, but there are plenty of reasons that you'd want to do it. For one, when you run your own VPN, you have complete control of it and know exactly what it's doing.

Security is an important factor for VPNs. It's possible to set up a simple one in a few minutes, but it won't be secure at all. You need to take the appropriate steps to ensure that both the server and your connections remain private and encrypted.

New story! Firefox Focus for Android Promises to Block Annoying Ads, Protect Users' Privacy

Mozilla announced today that the Firefox Focus web browser that the Open Source company launched last year for iPhone and iPad devices is now also available for Android.

New story! Using hashcat to recover your passwords

Many people may have a user account on their system which they may not know the password to log in. Other passwords may also exist which can be recovered. This article will cover the use of Hashcat to find missing passwords. Of course, this process will not find every password, but it can help to attempt a recovery.

New story! Latest quad-core Banana Pi offers SATA support for $32

SinoVoiP’s open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Banana Pi BPI-M2 Berry” SBC has a Raspberry Pi-like layout, WiFi, BT, GbE, HDMI, 4x USB, CSI, and SATA. SinoVoip’s Banana Pi project has introduced a variation on its $40 Banana Pi M2 Ultra hacker SBC with a smaller, Raspberry Pi like, 85 x 56mm footprint instead of the Ultra’s 92 x 60mm.

New story! Shotwell, GNOME's Open-Source Image Viewer and Organizer, Gets Important Update

The Shotwell open-source image viewer and organizer that is installed by default in various GNU/Linux distributions has been recently updated to version 0.27, a major release that adds numerous improvements and fixes annoying bugs.

New story! 5.5 Million Devices Operating with WannaCry Port Open

Although the Linux machines running Samba can’t be targeted by EternalBlue, the exploit believed to have been developed by the NSA upon which WannaCry is based, they’re not entirely safe either. Since late May, all versions of Samba released since 2010 have been vulnerable to an exploit called SambaCry in which a hacker can upload a shared library to a writable share and then cause the server to load and execute it.

New story! Erebus Resurfaces as Linux Ransomware

  • Trend Micro; By Ziv Chang (Posted by bob on Jun 21, 2017 1:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
As for how this Linux ransomware arrives, we can only infer that Erebus may have possibly leveraged vulnerabilities or a local Linux exploit. For instance, based on open-source intelligence, NAYANA’s website runs on Linux kernel 2.6.24.2, which was compiled back in 2008.

New story! SUSE release Container-as-a-Service Platform

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 20, 2017 11:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
SUSE goes all in for containers with SUSE Container-as-a-Service.

New story! A beginner's guide to collecting and mapping Twitter data using R

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 20, 2017 10:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I started learning R, I also needed to learn how to collect Twitter data and map it for research purposes. Despite the wealth of information on the internet about this topic, I found it difficult to understand what was involved in collecting and mapping Twitter data. Not only was I was a novice to R, but I was also unfamiliar with the technical terms in the various tutorials. Despite these barriers, I was successful! In this tutorial, I will break down how to collect Twitter data and display it on a map in a way that even novice coders can understand. read more

New story! Using open source tools to play Dungeons and Dragons

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 20, 2017 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have two active role-playing gaming (RPG) sessions going all the time. One is a traditional face-to-face game, and we play at my kitchen table. The other is played online via Google Hangouts and a website, Roll20.net. read more

New story! Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy

Last year, we introduced Firefox Focus, a new browser for the iPhone and iPad, designed to be fast, simple and always private. A lot has happened since November; and more … Read more The post Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

New story! Escuelas Linux 5.4 Educational Distribution Officially Released, Based on Bodhi

If you can't get enough educational-oriented GNU/Linux distributions, here's another one for you, Escuelas Linux 5.4, an open-source computer operating system based on Bodhi Linux and designed for deployment in schools.

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