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Wikileaks Exposes CIA’ 3 Linux/macOS Malware- Aeris, Achilles, SeaPea

  • Hack Read; By Uzair Amir (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2017 6:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
We all know what CIA is capable of but what WikiLeaks has been publishing lately under the Vault 7 leaks series is simply astonishing. According to the latest set of information ... the CIA developed three dangerous malware for Linux and macOS systems.

Microsoft Backs Kubernetes with Cloud Native Membership

It's happened again. Microsoft has joined yet another open source group. Whatever happened to Redmond's long held belief that open source is a cancer? Times change, and evidently Microsoft has learned to change with them.

Easily Update Ubuntu and Debian Systems with uCareSystem

Updates are something that are often ignored for one reason or another. However, if you’re not making a daily (or at least weekly) habit of updating your systems, then you are doing yourself, your servers, and your company a disservice.

Ubuntu 17.10 Is Getting Volume Improvements, More GNOME Apps Ported as Snaps

Canonical's Ubuntu Desktop team continues to work hard on making the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system the best GNU/Linux distro with the GNOME 3 desktop environment by default.

Privacy Isn't Dead. It's More Popular Than Ever

  • Wired; By Emily Dreyfuss (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
One out of every seven people on the planet uses the messaging app WhatsApp every day, according a recent blog post from the company. A billion people a day send messages to their friends and family on a service that's end-to-end encrypted by default...

Rugged Skylake box PC offers up to 8x USB and 5x HDMI ports

Advantech’s Linux-ready “UNO-2484G” Box PC offers dual-core 6th Gen U-series CPUs, 4x GbE ports, and either HDMI/USB or “iDoor” expansion units. Like Advantech’s Linux-on-Quark based UNO-1252G IoT gateway and Intel Apollo Lake based ARK-1124C embedded computer, the new Skylake based UNO-2484G embedded PC offers up to four of the company’s homegrown “iDoor” expansion modules. The […]

Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: An Introduction to Essential Skills

  •; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 7:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
As the technology industry evolves, today’s system administrators need command of an ever-expanding array of technical skills. However, many experts agree that skills like effective communication and collaboration are just as important.

How To Use Linux Terminal In Android

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 29, 2017 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
?Did you know that Android is based on Linux kernel? I bet you didn’t. Although many Linux users know it and no matter how hard Google denies it, they still have to accept it that what they modified and used in Android was Linux Kernel. But we are not here to fight on some unsolvable problems. As you now where is Linux, there is Terminal.

Ops: It's everyone's job now

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today is Sysadmin Appreciation Day. Turn to your nearest and dearest systems administrator and be sure to thank them for the work they do. "Ops is over." "Sysadmins? That's so old school." "All the good engineering teams are automating operations out of existence." read more

FreeRTOS-based remote I/O module offers isolated interfaces

Artila’s “RIO-2014PG” remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on an Atmel SAM4E16E, and offers isolated Fast Ethernet, RS485, and analog and digital I/O. Artila Electronics, which is known primarily for its embedded Linux industrial computers such as the Matrix-700 and Matrix-710 IoT gateway, has more recently been getting into embedded gear that runs the open source […]

Set Up WordPress with Optimal .htaccess Settings

If you are a WordPress user then you probably have met the .htaccess file. The .htaccess file allows you to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis and it is very useful in case you want to enable/disable additional functionality and features for your site. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up a basic WordPress site with optimal .htaccess settings on a VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

Experian CIO: 4 ingredients for API success

  •; By Barry Libenson, CIO for Experian (Posted by crudder on Jul 29, 2017 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Experian CIO shares lessons learned as his team geared into the speed of API

A foolish petition to open source Adobe Flash

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Please, please let Adobe Flash die in peace.

How a Bug in an Obscure Chip Exposed a Billion Smartphones to Hackers

  • Wired; By Andy Greenberg (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
If you haven't updated your iPhone or Android device lately, do it now. Until very recent patches, a bug in a little-examined Wi-Fi chip would have allowed a hacker to invisibly hack into any one of a billion devices. Yes, billion with a b.

Company: Apple TV’s “what did she say” feature infringes our patent

It's a problem everyone has had: you're watching a movie and don't catch a key bit of dialogue. In September 2015, Apple unveiled a new feature for Apple TV that solves the problem. Users can ask "what did she say?" and Siri will skip back 15 seconds and temporarily enable captions.

How Could You Use a Speech Interface?

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 2:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
We're working to open up the field of speech technology, so more people can get involved, innovate, and compete with the larger players. The Machine Learning team in Mozilla Research is creating an open source speech-to-text engine and a repository of audio files anyone can use to train new speech apps.

An Interview With Vivaldi Browser's CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 29, 2017 12:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
Almost all of have used Opera web browser. The Opera web browser used to be popular specially on mobile platforms. It's still not given up and recently released some features in the latest release. But today in this article, we're going to talk to the former CEO and present co-founder of Vivaldi web browser, Jon S. von Tetzchner , a browser that is for power users. Let's ask him why he left Opera and why he started Vivaldi.

5 open source alternatives to Trello

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2017 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have to admit, I've fallen in love with Trello as a productivity tool. If you like keeping lists as a way to organize your work, it's a very good tool. For me, it serves two primary purposes: keeping a GTD framework, and managing certain projects with a kanban-like schedule. read more

10 smart eyewear devices, starring the Glass EE

With the launch of Glass Enterprise Edition, we decided to check up on the competition. Here are 10 smart eyewear products that run Android or Linux. Last week, Google umbrella firm Alphabet formally announced an enterprise version of the defunct Google Glass smart eyeglasses, which had previously moved from Google to Alphabet’s X unit. Over […]

How to Install and Configure Chef on Ubuntu 17.04

Chef is a free and open source configuration management tool. It is written in Ruby and Erlang. Chef can easily integrate with cloud based platforms such as AWS, OpenStack, or RackSpace, etc to automatically create and manage the servers. In this tutorial, we will install the latest version of Chef in Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus).

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