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Sphirewall has released application layer filtering with a cloud based signature database

Sphirewall, the opensource enterprise level firewall, has just released signature based application layer filtering with a automatically updating cloud based signature database.

Linux Mint 17.1 review—less change is good change

This marks the first time Linux Mint has not used the newest version of Ubuntu for a release. But if you paid attention to the curious approach of Linux Mint 17.0, you'll know that was the plan all along. These days, Mint will not be changing its Ubuntu base again until the next LTS release—Ubuntu 16.04—arrives in 2016. And at first glance, it might seem like a bad thing.

Powerful, highly stealthy Linux trojan may have infected victims for years

The previously undiscovered malware represents a missing puzzle piece tied to "Turla," a so-called advanced persistent threat (APT) disclosed in August by Kaspersky Lab and Symantec... The malware was notable for its use of a rootkit that made it extremely hard to detect.

Now researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab have detected Linux-based malware used in the same campaign.

How Should Standard-Essential Patents Be Licensed?

Patents are intellectual monopolies, designed to give the patent-holder control over an invention by excluding others from using it without permission. That's a problem when standards include patented elements.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS available to download and install in your computer, it released based-on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8.1. and brings with new features and fixes many bugs.

Linux Mobile-Desktop Convergence

Over the past couple of years there has been talk of mobile-desktop convergence from various mobile and desktop OS providers. As a general concept, this sounds fantastic! Unfortunately once we dive into things a bit deeper, it appears this is easier said than done.

Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio

  • The Register; By Richard Chirgwin (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2014 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Worried Oompa-Loompas are questioning security guards and combing the wilds of Mountain View after it was discovered that Google has allowed a product, the Android Studio IDE, to escape from the Chocolate Factory's near-impenetrable Beta compound.

News: Linux 3.18 Diseased Newt Released

  • LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2014 8:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Linus Torvalds formally released the Linux 3.18 kernel on December 7, even though a regression issue that first showed up in Linux 3.17 has yet to be resolved.

Breaking: Unknown and Stealth Turla Malware Infects Unknown Number of Linux Systems

The Linux Turla is a new piece of malware designed to infect only Linux computers, which has managed to remain relatively hidden until now and it has the potential of doing a lot of harm. Unfortunately, very little is known about it or how to fix it.

How to speed up a WordPress website with CloudFront CDN

If your WordPress-powered personal blog or website is loading slowly, you are hardly alone. Rather than simply bemoaning your web hosting, you can take more proactive approaches to solve the problem.

A look back at open source in 2014

  • Opensource.com; By Tarus Balog (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2014 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The year 2014 will be marked as one where open source changed for me. It didn't change overnight or even very rapidly, but in July I noticed that the open source of today was not what I imagined it would be. And this can be a good thing.

Home Wi-Fi security's just as good as '90s PC security! Wait, what?

UK home Wi-Fi security is as bad as PC security was in the 1990s, according to a new study. Security software firm Avast found that more than half of all routers are poorly protected by default or common, easily hacked password/ID combinations. Easily hacked password combinations such as admin/admin or admin/password, or even admin/<no-password> are commonplace.

Commercials for Amazon’s crappy phone in Amazon Prime videos?

I had a “WTF???” moment tonight while watching season 2 of Vikings via Amazon Prime video. I clicked to continue watching an episode and a damned commercial played for Amazon’s Kindle Fire phone and other devices. It just popped up out of nowhere and there was no way to skip it or avoid it.

Randa Meetings 2014 - Another Great Success

It's been quite some time since the Randa Meetings 2014 and even this year's edition of the KDE Community Summit called Akademy has already happened, but it's still nice to look back and see what was accomplished at this KDE Tech Summit in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

Intel Becomes Newest OpenDaylight SDN/NFV Project Member

Intel has joined OpenDaylight, the Linux Foundation's open source SDN and NFV project, as a platinum member, promising to speed the platform's enterprise-readiness.

Tinkering with the Raspberry Pi A+

The Raspberry Pi team is on fire (in a good way), making new Raspberry Pi models faster than we can review them. Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi Founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi's engineering team, recently announced the new Raspberry Pi A+ model.

Desura's Linux Client Will Finally See An Update Soon

Looks like Bad Juju's acquisition of Desura will pay off for us Linux gamers soon. They tweeted to let people know the Desura client updates are currently in testing!

Linux Mint 17.1 Freshens Up Linux Desktop

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 8, 2014 9:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux, Mint
Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release.

Computing without a Computer

I've covered a lot of various pieces of software that are designed to help you do scientific calculations of one type or another, but I have neglected a whole class of computational tools that is rarely used anymore. Before there was the electronic computer, computations had to be made by hand, so they were error-prone. To try to minimize these human errors, shortcuts and aids of one form or another were developed.

The best Android phones for the holiday season

In today's open source roundup: Which Android phones should be on your shopping list for the holidays? Plus: Valve releases the Steam Broadcasting beta, and find out what's new in Linux 3.18.

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