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How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS

HTTPS protocol is used more and more in today’s web. While this may be good for privacy, it leaves modern network administrator without any means to prevent questionable or adult contents from entering his/her network. Previously it was assumed that this problem does not have a decent solution. Our how-to guide will try to prove […]Continue reading... The post How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a transparent proxy on Linux How to run a startup script automatically after a network interface is up on CentOS How to set up HTTPS in Apache web Server on CentOS How to run iptables automatically after reboot on Debian How to set a default gateway on CentOS

How to find out if your server is affected from Openssl Heartbleed vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) and how to fix that

How to find out if your server is affected from Openssl Heartbleed vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) and how to fix that A severe vulnerability in OpenSSL has been found, the vulnerability is named Heartbleed and affects the heartbeat implementation in Openssl version 1.0.1 up to version 1.0.1f. This vulnerability can be used to get the private key of a SSL connection, so it is important to update the server immediately. The bug is fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.1g. All Major Linux Distributions have release updates to the vulnerability.

Fedora releases openssl security updates

  • Fedora Project; By Robin Bergeron (Posted by bob on Apr 8, 2014 10:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Fedora
Updates for openssl packages are available now, and mirrors near you will receive them shortly. If you do not want to wait for your local mirror to get updates, you can retrieve and install packages directly:

Linux to the rescue! Windows XP support discontinued today

Today, as Microsoft discontinues support for Windows XP, a 12 year old operating system, users all over the world find themselves with only a few options to choose from as they move on. It's not surprising that Microsoft encourages users to migrate to Windows 8.1, but of course, there are other alternatives. The best one by far is Linux. With over 100 distributions, Linux not only offers flexibility, but also reliability and support.

Ubuntu: 2162-1: file vulnerability

File could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.

Ubuntu: 2163-1: PHP vulnerability

PHP could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.

64-bit Snapdragon 810 sets high bar for mobile SoCs

Qualcomm revealed 20nm, 64-bit Snapdragon SoCs featuring Cortex-A57 and –A53 CPU cores, 4K video encoding, LTE Advanced, DDR4 RAM, and more.

Suse open-sources live updater for Linux kernel

Nobody loves downtime or reboots -- especially not Suse. But the Linux engineers at Suse didn't just sit there and grind their teeth over forced reboots after a kernel patch; they went out and did something about it.

Running Windows XP programs on Linux Mint with CrossOver

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 8, 2014 12:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Microsoft, Mint
Thanks to WINE and its commercial big brother, CrossOver, you can run some popular Windows programs on Linux.

'Nearly unbreakable' crypto modeled off human body

University researchers claim to have designed a 'nearly unbreakable' cryptography model based on the human respiratory system, which they say could make life tough for criminals and spying governments.

How to install Windows apps on Linux with CrossOver (Gallery)

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2014 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Microsoft, Mint
In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.

Open education resources combat high textbook prices

Eben Upton is best known as the man behind the Raspberry Pi, a tiny, $25 computer designed to help turn kids into programmers. Upton priced it at $25 because he thought that's around what an average textbook cost: "I now understand that's an incorrect estimate. If we had a better idea of what school textbooks cost we would have had an easier job with the engineering over the years," he joked to Wired years later. It's a funny story but also a sad story. Textbooks are expensive. More expensive than most non-students even realize.

Facebook rebooting their open source contributions

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2014 11:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects. Just scroll through their GitHub pages to browse the projects they're actively contributing to. Yes, they have six pages of projects on GitHub.

SPARC and Solaris will live until at least 2019

Oracle reveals three generations of silicon and Solaris 12 release schedule Oracle has quietly published a roadmap for its legacy Sun SPARC and Solaris platforms.…

Is Android good enough to be a laptop OS?

  • The Indian Express; By Mihir Patkar (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2014 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Android
Android apps are not made for use in a laptop and are made with the intent of being touched. That is a problem... So the question is, what would Android need to do to make it a great laptop operating system?

Dr Tony Young appointed Senior Asia/Pacific Editor

  • LXer Press release; By Bob Whitinger (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2014 1:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Press Releases
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Dr. Tony Young, aka Ridcully, has accepted an appointment to the LXer post of Senior Asia/Pacific Editor effective immediately.

vogl support for Unreal Engine 4

Valve just announced that they have updated their github repository of their OpenGL debugger or VOGL for short, to support Unreal Engine 4. The new updated version which is available for anyone to download and implement will now support Unreal Engine’s implementation of OpenGL, since Epic games have announced that they will be supporting both Linux and SteamOS with their Engine.

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd February 2014

A roundup of this weeks events at KDE.

Red Hat: 2014:0370-01: httpd: Moderate Advisory

Updated httpd packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate impact.

Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on Apr 4, 2014 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mint; Story Type: News Story
Yes, many of your Windows programs aren't available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software.

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