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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

Choh. Just as they sort the desktop out, bloody PCs disappear It's nearly impossible to sum up an entire year of developments in something as large and nebulous as the world of desktop Linux, especially in a year like this one which has seen some the best releases that projects like Mint, Fedora and openSUSE have put out to date.…

How to configure fail2ban to protect Apache HTTP server

An Apache HTTP server in production environments can be under attack in various different ways. Attackers may attempt to gain access to unauthorized or forbidden directories by using brute-force attacks or executing evil scripts. Some malicious bots may scan your websites for any security vulnerability, or collect email addresses or web forms to send spams […]Continue reading... The post How to configure fail2ban to protect Apache HTTP server appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to protect SSH server from brute force attacks using fail2ban How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to close an open DNS resolver How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

Ubuntu Linux Phone from bq to Ship in February 2015

Smartphone vendor bq says it will begin shipping the Aquarius E4.5, the first commercial mobile phone running Canonical's Ubuntu Linux OS, in February 2015.

Sony & North Korea: Dumb & Dumber

For those of you with short memories, back between 2005 and 2007, Sony didn’t want us playing their CDs on our computers, fearing we might rip-and-burn, so they surrepticiously used their CDs to install DRM software on our computers, which ended up making our machines vulnerable to all sorts of malicious attacks. Their solution to that brouhaha was to release an “uninstaller,” which didn’t uninstall anything and actually installed more exploitable software while collecting email addresses to send back to Sony’s home office.

Canonical Releases Most Stable Ubuntu Touch RTM Version So Far - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 22, 2014 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical has just promoted a new Ubuntu Touch RTM version of its operating system and it's moving even closer to the final build that should be ready in time for the February 2015 release.

Best of open hardware in 2014

Open hardware is the physical foundation of the open movement. It is through understanding, designing, manufacturing, commercializing, and adopting open hardware, that we built the basis for a healthy and self-reliant community of open. And the year of 2014 had plenty of activities in the open hardware front. read more

Canonical Brings Snappy Ubuntu Core OS to Amazon AWS

Canonical's Snappy Ubuntu Core, an Ubuntu flavor designed for lean, secure deployments of containerized apps that uses transactional updates, is now in Amazon's public cloud.

The correct way to install Puppy Linux to a USB drive

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Dec 22, 2014 12:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide shows how to create a Puppy Linux USB drive using the Puppy Linux tools as opposed to using generic tools such as UNetbootin.

Librem 15 Is a Beast of a Linux Laptop with a Gorgeous Finish

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 22, 2014 11:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Librem 15 aims to be the only laptop coming with completely free software...

Processed in digiKam: Using Perspective Adjustment

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Dec 22, 2014 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The perspective adjustment tool in digiKam is indispensable for editing architectural shots. It can be somewhat fiddly to use, but with enough practice, you can achieve rather good results.

DRM glitch leaves new Max Payne 3 buyers temporarily in the lurch

Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 is 70% off right now as part of the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale, but would-be neonoir crime story aficionados were denied entry into the cynical world of of the drug-dependent detective yesterday by a failure in the game’s third-party authentication and matchmaking system.

Forget Google's robot cars, now it's on to ANDROID cars

Next OS to come built into auto dashboards, sources claim Google is planning a big push into in-car infotainment systems with an upcoming version of Android, sources claim.…

12 of the Best Free Git Books

Git is the most widely used version control system, in part because of the popularity of GitHub, a web-based Git repository hosting service, which offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.

Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC/Kodi and Android

This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta. The CuBoxTV is one of several CuBox-i models currently available from Israel-based SolidRun. Whereas the full-up “CuBox-i Pro” model comes with 2GB RAM, WiFi, and Ethernet, the CuBoxTV hits […]

Git Vulnerability Exposed; Patch Now or Be Hacked Later

Even though the issue may not affect Linux users, if you are a hosting service whose users may fetch from your service to Windows or Mac OS X machines, you are strongly encouraged to update to protect such users who use existing versions of Git," Git developer Junio Hamano wrote in a Git mailing list posting.

The Git vulnerability has got the attention of security researchers as well, including Tod Beardsley, who is the Metasploit engineering manager at Rapid7.

How to protect SSH server from brute force attacks using fail2ban

One common attack on SSH service is brute force attacks where a remote attacker indefinitely attempts to log in with different passwords. Fail2ban is an open-source intrusion prevention framework on Linux that monitors various system log files (e.g., /var/log/auth.log or /var/log/secure) and triggers various defensive actions upon detecting any suspicious activities. You can use fail2ban to defend against brute force password guessing attacks on an SSH server.

Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android

This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta. The CuBoxTV is one of several CuBox-i models currently available from Israel-based SolidRun. Whereas the full-up “CuBox-i Pro” model comes with 2GB RAM, WiFi, and Ethernet, the CuBoxTV hits […]

The 7 Best Alternative Linux Distributions Of 2014

Here is a list of the 7 best alternative Linux distributions of 2014. The list is formed of specialist distributions which have a unique quality, such as the ability to run from a USB drive or dedicated to gaming.

Top 5 articles of the week: Best of open source this year, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Dec 20, 2014 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you this week's most read articles on Opensource.com. Here's the top 5 for this week: December 15 - 19, 2014.

Building a Healthy Web to Hand to Future Generations

Ten years ago, a scrappy group of ten Mozilla staff and thousands of volunteer Mozillians broke up Microsoft’s monopoly on accessing the Web with the release of Firefox 1.0. We won by bringing together a diverse and global community through … Continue reading

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