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ImageMagick’s ImageTragick: Exploits Not Yet Widespread

Security researchers are reporting that cracker/hackers are currently taking advantage of ImageTragick, the easy to exploit security vulnerability in ImageMagick, a popular open source image manipulation tool used by many websites. However, so far the attacks don’t appear to be widespread.

Linux will be the major operating system of 21st century cars

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Cars are more than engines and good looking bodies. They're also complex computing devices so, of course, Linux runs inside them.

You Can Help Build the Future of Firefox with the New Test Pilot Program

When building features for hundreds of millions of Firefox users worldwide, it’s important to get them right. To help figure out which features should ship and how they should work, we created the new Test Pilot program.

Aspiring sys admin works his way up in Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 2:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I first saw Linux in action around 2001 at my first job. I was as an account manager for an Austrian automotive industry supplier and shared an office with our IT guy. He was creating a CD burning station (one of those huge things that can burn and print several CDs simultaneously) so that we could create and send CDs of our car parts catalogue to customers. While the burning station was originally designed for Windows, he just could not get it to work. He eventually gave up on Windows and turned to Linux, and it worked flawlessly. read more

AryaLinux 2016.04 Screenshot Tour

This version of AryaLinux primarily focuses on creating a stable from-scratch system and eliminating as many small nuances as possible that sum up to a not-so happy build experience: Updated all packages to the latest development of LFS and the current development version of BLFS systemd. Upgraded MATE to 1.12.0. Fixed a lot of broken features with alps like selfupdate, clean and updatescripts. Eliminated boot time warning messages.

The Oracle-Google jury includes at least one person with an aversion to tech

A lawyer, an accountant, a retired CFO, and a retired woman from Berkeley who said she struggles with technology are among the eight women and two men who were selected Monday to decide Oracle’s huge copyright infringement case against Google.

65% of companies are contributing to open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year marks the 10th annual Future of Open Source Survey to examine trends in open source, hosted by Black Duck and North Bridge. The big takeaway from the survey this year centers around the mainstream acceptance of open source today and how much has changed over the last decade. read more

Q4OS Linux Devs Bring the Trinity Desktop Experience to Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs

The Q4OS project announced the availability of the Q4OS GNU/Linux operating system for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B single-board computer.

Exploits gone wild: Hackers target critical image-processing bug

Attackers have wasted no time targeting a critical vulnerability that could allow them to take complete control over websites running a widely used image-processing application, security researchers said.

Honey, I shrunk the BeagleBone Black!

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Octavo Systems has packed nearly all the functions of a BeagleBone Black SBC into a BGA package that only requires a few external components to boot Linux. Much excitement has been generated in recent months by the introduction of a series of ever-smaller, low-cost single board computers. A few of these have included Inforce’s 85 […]

A Truly Easy New User Linux Distro? Let’s Get Serious

Is disk partitioning a stumbling block to the new user installing Linux for the first time?

Why open data matters today

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The main factor in any change first begins with observation. The data we collect allows us to analyze complex human patterns and behavior. Without data, there's nothing to be observed. read more

Mesa 11.2.2 3D Graphics Library Released with Big Endian Support for Radeon

Collabora's Emil Velikov has just announced today, May 9, the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance release in the latest stable series of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library.

Security researcher arrested for disclosing US election website vulnerabilities

Security researcher David Levin was arrested and held by US law enforcement after breaking into and disclosing vulnerabilities in the Lee County state elections web domain.

Privacy and the New Math

Among the countless essays and posts I've read on the fight over crypto that's been going on between Apple and the FBI, one by the title above by T.Rob Wyatt in Medium stood out so well that I asked if he'd like to help me adapt it into an article for Linux Jou

6 important announcements from day 1 of CoreOS Fest, Berlin

CoreOS kicked off its first international CoreOS Fest today in Berlin, Germany with many significant announcements. Here are 6 of the things you need to know from day 1 of the event.

Android's security patch quagmire probed by US watchdogs

Feds finally wake up to sorry state of firmware fixes. Mobile carriers and gadget makers will be investigated over how slow they push important software security patches to people.

3.5-inch SBC takes Haswell to extended temps

Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch “CAPA880” SBC is built around Intel’s 4th Gen Core and Celeron CPUs, and offers mini-PCIe, SATA, and a “ZIO” I/O expansion connector.

What is DNS and how does it work?

Understanding how DNS works is crucial so that is why in this article we will cover the DNS basics and we’ll explain what exactly happens when you type a domain, for example rosehosting.com in your web browser.

How to migrate Cacti to a new server

  • Xmodulo; By Sarmed Rahman (Posted by bob on May 9, 2016 9:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Cacti is a widely used network graphing tool that is used by many service providers. For those of you who have been using Cacti to graph various elements of your network, it is sometimes necessary to migrate Cacti and all its graph datasets from one server to another.

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