New story! Wireless router garment runs on Linux threads

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2014 8:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The “BB.Suit,” a wearable wireless router garment prototype created by Dutch design house By Borre, runs OpenWRT Linux on a TP-Link router board. Last month at South-by-Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, Dutch fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk unveiled his wearable computer called the BB.Suit. While most wearables are eye- or wrist-wear, the BB.Suit is an actual […]

New story! For world’s biggest troll, first patent case ends up in tatters

The case was just weeks away from a jury trial, but US District Judge Anthony Trenga didn't let it get that far. In an opinion published Wednesday, Trenga found that IV's patents were simply abstract ideas: "nothing more than the mere manipulation or reorganization of data," he wrote. "At most, the patents describe a more efficient system or method for performing tasks than could be done without a computer, i.e. monitoring expenditures according to preset limits (the '137 Patent) or determining what would appeal to a particular user from a particular website (the '382 Patent.)"

New story! Fixing OpenSSL's Heartbleed flaw will take MONTHS, warns Secunia

Expunging the Heartbleed bug from vulnerable computers and gadgets is likely to take months, according to a leading vuln research firm. The cautionary assessment by Secunia comes as more and more products are judged to be vulnerable to the infamous OpenSSL security flaw.

New story! Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds

Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which says it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.

New story! Targeted Attack Uses Heartbleed to Hijack VPN Sessions

A targeted attack against an unnamed organization exploited the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability to hijack web sessions conducted over a virtual private network connection.

New story! KaOS 2014.04 Screenshot Tour

KaOS 2014.04 has been released. KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution which was originally inspired by Arch Linux, but which is independently built and maintained using a rolling-release development model. It features the latest KDE desktop, the Calligra office suite and many popular KDE/Qt applications.

New story! Steam Gauge exposes the secret data behind the games

In today's open source roundup: Ars Technica's Steam Gauge reveals game popularity and play time. Plus: A review of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS, and how to customize Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.

New story! The demand has always outstripped the supply for Linux professionals asked Brent Marinaccio, the HotLinuxJobs Director, to express his opinion on the Linux recruitment market and to provide some hints on how to land a Linux Job

New story! Five Things in Fedora This Week (2014-04-22)

  • Fedora Magazine; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2014 12:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Fedora
A round up of weekly events in Fedora.

New story! OpenSSL code beyond repair, claims creator of “LibreSSL” fork

The decision to fork OpenSSL is bound to be controversial given that OpenSSL powers hundreds of thousands of Web servers. When asked why he wanted to start over instead of helping to make OpenSSL better, de Raadt said the existing code is too much of a mess.

"Our group removed half of the OpenSSL source tree in a week. It was discarded leftovers," de Raadt told Ars in an e-mail. "The Open Source model depends [on] people being able to read the code. It depends on clarity. That is not a clear code base, because their community does not appear to care about clarity. Obviously, when such cruft builds up, there is a cultural gap. I did not make this decision... in our larger development group, it made itself."

New story! Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Ubuntu 14.04LTS This document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota with this setup. This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 14.04LTS.

New story! Who Contributed to OpenStack Icehouse development?

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 22, 2014 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
For OpenStack Icehouse, 1,202 authors contributed 17,209 code commits. In terms of contributing organizations, Red Hat tops the list, followed by IBM, HP and Rackspace. I

New story! SBC apes RasPi, beefs up CPU, adds SATA

A $49 community-backed “Banana Pi” SBC is a Raspberry Pi lookalike, but uses a faster, dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC and adds HDMI and several other features. Shenzhen China based has launched its Banana Pi single board computer for $49 plus shipping at Ali Express. The Banana Pi is aimed at Raspberry Pi users who […]

New story! OpenBSD founder wants to bin buggy OpenSSL library, launches fork

One Heartbleed vuln was too many for Theo de Raadt In the wake of the Heartbleed bug fiasco, members of the OpenBSD project have forked the popular OpenSSL library with the aim of creating a new version that they say will be more trustworthy.…

New story! The GDC Video On Approaching Zero Driver Overhead In OpenGL Is Now Up

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 22, 2014 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
We mentioned before about a couple big names talking up OpenGL and how to unlock many times performance gains with it, the GDC video is now up in the vault for all to see. Plus my thoughts on it all.

New story! 7 skills to land your open source dream job

"Work on stuff that matters" is a famous call to action from founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly. But, how about working on stuff that matters while getting paid for it? There are an abundance of open source-related jobs out there if you’ve got the right skills.

New story! Build tic-tac-toe with Kivy

Alexander Taylor eases us into the workings of Kivy by creating the pen-and-paper classic in just over 100 lines of Python...

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Landed with New Features, Interface Changes Overview & Screenshots

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 22, 2014 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
For this new Long-Term Support release, major changes have been implemented, not only in Ubuntu, but in its derivatives as well. Trusty will be supported for five years for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin, while the other flavors using a different desktop environment will be supported as well, if only for three years. These include Xubuntu and Lubuntu.

New story! Quantum Cryptography

Classical cryptography provides security based on unproven mathematical assumptions and depends on the technology available to an eavesdropper. But, these things might not be enough in the near future to guarantee cyber security. We need something that provides unconditional security. We need quantum cryptography.

New story! Why an open source community beats access to tech support

I’ve been using Drupal, an open source content management system (CMS), for the websites I manage for over four years now. Though there may be some quirks in working with an open source product, I cannot imagine doing it any other way. Hesitations people may have when considering whether to use an open source product probably include the fact that you can’t just submit a helpdesk ticket when you run into a problem and expect a response within two business days. Most of the time, no single company or entity exists behind an open source project, like with a proprietary system. Instead open source has communities.

New story! A premium smartie lump: Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition

Monster phablet rooted at the factory for your pleasure Review While most Chinese smartphone OEMs started life making cheap tat and then slowly began moving upmarket, Oppo has taken a slightly different tack. Its devices have been fairly high-end from the get-go and the N1, initially released running Android 4.2 back in September 2013, made quite a splash.…

New story! on reaching the next 100 million computer scientists (SIGCSE keynote)

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 22, 2014 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The following is an adapted transcription from the keynote address given at the 2014 SIGCSE conference by Hadi Partovi, founder of   Thanks for the warm welcome! Last year, SIGCSE (Special Interested Group on Computer Science Education) was a week after our launch. It questioned our motives, and existence. We made a video, and that that video got 12 million views, so I built an organization around it.

New story! Ubuntu 14.01 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 22, 2014 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Why HELLO Amazon! You weren't here last time Review The future is here, or at least the next five years of it for Ubuntu fans.…

New story! Call For Participation is Open for the Xen Project User Summit in New York City

Tell your Xen Project story at the User's Summit on September 15. CFP closes May 31.

New story! RDO Havana Neutron&GRE L3 Layer Troubleshooting

This post follows up Qrouters namespaces external and internal interfaces are mapped to `ovs-vsctl show` output. Qdhcps namespaces interfaces are also mapped to `ovs-vsctl show` output. Traffic control is done via tcpdump on external and internal network interfaces of Qrouter's namespace associated with Network attached via external gateway to router with interface for private sub net having Ubuntu Trusty Server instance running `apt-get install` commands.

New story! Portal 2 Mod Thinking With Time Machine Coming To Linux

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 22, 2014 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
A modification for Portal 2 that allows you to manipulate time and interact with yourself to solve puzzles.

New story! Easter egg: DSL router patch merely hides backdoor instead of closing it:

Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers.

First, DSL router owners got an unwelcome Christmas present. Now, the same gift is back as an Easter egg. The same security researcher who originally discovered a backdoor in 24 models of wireless DSL routers has found that a patch intended to fix that problem doesn’t actually get rid of the backdoor—it just conceals it. And the nature of the “fix” suggests that the backdoor, which is part of the firmware for wireless DSL routers based on technology from the Taiwanese manufacturer Sercomm, was an intentional feature to begin with.

New story! Pogoplug Safeplug review – anonymous browsing instantly

Can a cheap, Linux-powered black box from a cloud storage specialist offer the reassurance of privacy in a post-Snowden world of paranoia?

New story! Android kitchen computers offer transparent touchscreens

Cloudproject and Elam Kitchen have launched a line of Android-based home furnishings and appliances that feature transparent multitouch displays. Embedded technology firm Cloudproject Generation S.r.l. and Elam Kitchen of the Tisettanta Group have begun shipping the first in their series of computers that offer transparent displays built into windows and mirrors. The two Italian firms […]

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