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'AwSnap' malformed HTML exploit crashes Chrome in one click

A bug in the most recent version of the Chrome allows miscreants to crash browser tabs simply by embedding a link with a malformed URL in the HTML of a page.

Mozilla Working to Provide Tracking Protection in Firefox, How to Enable It

Mozilla is working on a new feature called Tracking Protection that is helping users identify and block websites that collect personal data despite the fact that the browser has the "Do Not Track" policy enabled.

4 new tools for scholarly research

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2015 6:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the second installment of a monthly feature in which I explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month I will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research as well as at humanities research projects that are using open source tools today. I will also cover news about transparency and open exchange as well as how the other principles of the open source way being applied to the humanities. read more

What is a good alternative to wget or curl on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2015 5:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you often need to access a web server non-interactively in a terminal environment (e.g., download a file from the web, or test REST-ful web service APIs), chances are that wget or curl is your go-to tool. With extensive command-line options, both of these tools can handle a variety of non-interactive web access use cases […]Continue reading... The post What is a good alternative to wget or curl on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to use custom http headers with wget How to download multiple files with wget How to access VNC remote desktop in web browser How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from web browser How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux

Sabayon Linux 15.04 Xfce Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 7, 2015 4:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Gentoo
At the request of many of our readers, today we start a new series of screenshot tours that will track the changes implemented in the Sabayon Linux distribution, a rolling-release operating system based on Gentoo.

Mozilla Dials Back on Firefox Opportunistic Encryption

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 7, 2015 3:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla issued the Firefox 37.0.1 update, which disables the opportunistic encryption feature that was just introduced in Firefox 37.

Networking in the cloud is changing

Networking in the cloud is a rapidly changing area as new concepts, technologies, and standards continue to emerge and mature. To learn more about the landscape, we caught up with Valentina Alaria, head of product and solutions marketing for PLUMgrid, a cloud networking provider. read more

Reasons to Love and Hate elementary OS

elementary OS is definitely one of the stars of the Linux ecosystem right now and with good reason. It's one of the most beautiful operating systems out there, and you would think that that's enough, but there are as many reasons to hate it as there are to love it.

iTunes and Linux music managers

In today's open source roundup: Run iTunes in Linux or use iTunes alternatives. Plus: Ten Linux distros worth checking out. And DistroWatch reviews Void Linux.

A better Internet of Things through open source culture

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2015 11:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source's influence extends far beyond sharing code, but this aspect sometimes goes unappreciated. For example, I previously wrote about how the special way of developing and collaborating associated with open source has come to also reflect many DevOps best practices, from transparency to iterative fast releases. I’d argue that it is many of these same default behaviors that are helping to make the Internet of Things a hot topic today. read more

Open-source eats open-source: Why the innovation will never stop

  • siliconangle; By Mike Wheatley (Posted by henke54 on Apr 7, 2015 10:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Technology only exists thanks to innovation. If nobody was pushing the boundaries with fresh ideas, then technology, and the people who depend on it, would have died out with the neanderthals. But while many people might believe the big tech vendors are the ones responsible for driving most of the innovation in computing today, that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth.

Tiny wireless-rich COM runs Android on 2.5GHz Snapdragon

Inforce unveiled a tiny “6501 Micro SoM” that runs Android on a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC, and offers A/V, camera, USB, serial, and wireless I/O. Inforce Computing’s 6501 Micro SoM taps the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC used by its IFC6540 Pico-ITX SBC, but in computer-on-module form. The 50 x 28mm module, which is […]

USPTO Demands EFF Censor Its Comments On Patentable Subject Matter

As you know, last year the Supreme Court made a very important ruling in the Alice v. CLS Bank case, in which it basically said that merely doing something on a general purpose computer didn't automatically make it patentable... Soon after the Alice ruling, it issued some "Preliminary Examination Instructions." However, it then issued the so-called 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility and sought public comment through March 16 of this year.

Has the time come to kill the password?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2015 7:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How many passwords do you have? Probably more than you can easily remember or comfortably manage on your own. And I’m willing to bet that you dread coming up with new ones when you sign up for something online. Jonathan LeBlanc of PayPal is on a mission is to replace the password with something more secure and easier to use. read more

CoreOS is bringing Google's Kubernetes to the enterprise

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 7, 2015 6:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Thanks to CoreOS, Kubernetes, Google's secret sauce for managing containers on its clusters, is on its way to your data center.

Security Audit Of TrueCrypt Doesn't Find Any Backdoors -- But What Will Happen To TrueCrypt?

Over the past few years we've followed the saga of TrueCrypt. The popular and widely used full disk encryption system got some attention soon after the initial Snowden leaks when people started realizing that no one really knew who was behind TrueCrypt, and that the software had not been fully audited. Cryptographer Matthew Green decided to lead an effort to audit TrueCrypt.

CoreOS Raises $12M for Container Tech, Launches Tectonic

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 7, 2015 4:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
"Our goal from day one was to deliver Google-like infrastructure to enterprises, and what better way to do that than use a component that was introduced by the Google team," Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, told eWEEK.

Here, Have Some Money...

I love Bitcoin. It's not a secret; I've written about Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency in the past. I'm the first to admit, however, that we're at the very beginning of the cryptocurrency age.

Unity 8 Won't Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7

Unity 8 is not ready for regular use, but Canonical is improving it all the time. Users need to know that despite all the important changes and improvements announced for the Unity 8, it won't be terribly different from the current implementation.

Bugs in Tor network used in attacks against underground markets

The operator of an underground marketplace hosted within the Tor network has reported a flaw in Tor that he claims is being used for an ongoing denial of service attack on the site.

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