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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.

Time to Patch: 'Stack Clash' Vulnerability Affects Wide Range of Unix-like OSes

  • IT Pro; By Time to Patch: 'Stack Clash' Vulnerability Affects Wide Range of Unix-like OSes (Posted by brideoflinux on Jun 20, 2017 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security; Groups: Linspire
There's a new exploit in town that affects a variety of Unix-like operating systems, including Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris running on 32-bit and 64-bit x86. According to Qualys, which discovered the flaw, other operating systems and architectures may also be vulnerable as well, but haven't been researched yet. Evidently the exploit was discovered back in May but wasn't made public until Monday to enable devs and vendors time to develop patches, which are now available

Getting Started with Open Source Licenses

To get started understanding the ins and outs of open source licensing, it's important to understand the differences between "permissive" and "copyleft" licensing.

Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry

Microsoft joins the organization as a second-tier gold member, which will cost it $100,000 a year. For its money, it gets to nominate a candidate to possibly fill one of two seats on the foundation’s board of directors and will have a seat on the technology advisory board. This will give Redmond input into the directions future development takes and help assure that its needs for the use of Cloud Foundry with Azure are taken into consideration.

Why Women Devs Are Hard to Recruit and Even Harder to Keep

Being outnumbered can be more than a little uncomfortable when the majority fails to realize the problem.

Jono Bacon Asked Google Home ‘Who Founded Linux.’ You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

Excuse the hyperbole, but we've always wanted to use a click-baity sort of headline -- just to see if they work. That being said, we're not going to spoil the fun. To find the answer, you're going to have to watch the video. Don't worry, however -- bad things rarely happen when Linux is involved.

NewSQL CockroachDB Ready for Prime Time

CockroachDB may not have an inviting name, but it took center stage at last week's OpenStack Summit.

Imagine an Android Phone Without Linux Inside

Google has plans to replace Linux-based Android with its own built-from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia. Why? Mainly, it seems, to get away from the GPL.

Linus Torvalds Talks to Debian Users

A little over two-and-a-half years ago, Linus Torvalds spent over an hour taking and answering questions from an audience of developers at DebConf14 in Portland, Oregon. Some of what he said is by now old news, but that's interesting too, as it serves as a marker for where we've been.

Mozilla Relents, Thunderbird Can Stay

After nearly a year and a half with an uncertain future, Mozilla tells Thunderbird it can stay and that its future is now certain -- in a most uncertain way.

Heed the Prophet Stallman, oh Software Sinners!

We're reasonably certain this wasn't written by the hand of any god. Then again, we haven't personally met any gods, so how would we know? All we know for sure is that as some good book almost said, "The truth shall make you chuckle."

OIN Expands Patent Protection With Larger 'Linux System'

The Open Invention Network has added 395 packages to its definition of the Linux System -- the largest single expansion in its history.

Arch Linux Based Apricity OS Shuts Down

Apricity OS, another promising Linux distro has ceased development. "Lack of time" was cited as the major cause.

Sex, Love & Software: History of Free Software, Linux and Open Source

Take a trip through the history of free software, Linux and open source, starting from the early days in the 1980s through 2001.

In the Depths of the Cloud, Open Source and Proprietary Leviathans Fight to the Death

Just because open source is winning in the enterprise, that doesn't mean that the proprietary folks have given up their old tricks.

New Projects Unveiled at Red Hat Summit

It's no surprise that Red Hat used the occasion of opening day at Red Hat Summit to announce five new projects. After all, there is no better way to get buzz going about the direction you're taking than to fill a venue with people who use your products and show them your latest and greatest ideas.

Access to AWS Services Coming to Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat and AWS have entered into a strategic alliance that will result in access to AWS services being integrated into Red Hat's OpenShift container platform. This will give users the ability to access AWS services directly from within the platform, both when running the platform on AWS or in an on-premises datacenter.

Five Reasons for Enterprise Use of Open Source

Here's a brief list for managers -- or anyone else who needs it -- explaining some of the benefits the use of open source brings to the enterprise. It's an incomplete listt -- there are many more reasons than these -- but it's a start.

Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead

OStatic ceased publication without warning or explanation in February. Archphile yesterday announced on Twitter that its "officially dead."

OpenStack User Survey Indicates Growth in Most Sectors

Although there might be something of a red flag in user satisfaction, the platform continues to dominate the private cloud.

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