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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 01:01
wiredmikey writes "Security researchers from ESET have uncovered a widespread attack campaign that has infected more than 25,000 Linux and UNIX servers around the world. The servers are being hijacked by a backdoor Trojan as part of a campaign the researchers are calling 'Operation Windigo.' Once infected, victimized systems are leveraged to steal credentials, redirected web traffic to malicious sites and send as many as 35 million spam messages a day. 'Windigo has been gathering strength, largely unnoticed by the security community, for more than two and a half years and currently has 10,000 servers under its control,' said Pierre-Marc Bureau, security intelligence program manager at ESET, in a statement. There are many misconceptions around Linux security, and attacks are not something only Windows users need to worry about. The main threats facing Linux systems aren't zero-day vulnerabilities or malware, but things such as Trojanized applications, PHP backdoors, and malicious login attempts over SSH. ESET recommends webmasters and system administrators check their systems to see if they are compromised, and has published a detailed report presenting the findings and instructions on how to remove the malicious code if it is present."

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Docker Gets a New Release and a New Nod of Approval

Linux.com - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 00:18

The Docker open source container project has released version 0.9, which is particularly notable for two major improvements: execution drivers and libcontainer. Second, it got a major boost when Red Hat announced the extension of its application certification program to include containerized applications.

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Qualcomm's Liat Ben-Zur: Open Source Collaboration Works

Linux.com - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 22:55

Earlier this year, Qualcomm wowed technology industry executives and analysts with a tour of its smart connected home built using the Linux-based AllJoyn platform. In her keynote next week at Collaboration Summit in Napa, Calif., Liat Ben-Zur, senior director at Qualcomm Connected Experiences and chairperson of the AllSeen Alliance, will take us behind the scenes of how the AllJoyn software is being built.

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GOG.com To Add Linux Support

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 22:54
jones_supa writes "More great news for Linux gamers: following the footsteps of Steam, GOG.com is preparing delivery of Linux games. They expect to start doing so this autumn. The officially supported distributions will be Ubuntu and Mint. Right now, they are performing testing on various configurations, training up their teams on Linux-speak, and generally preparing for the rollout of at least 100 titles — DRM-free, as usual. This will update some of the catalog's existing games with a Linux port and bring new ones to the collection. Further information on specific games is yet not known, but GOG invites fans and customers to their community wishlist for discussion."

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WOW! Google invents the DIGITAL WATCH: What a time to be alive

The Register - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 21:39
Vids + pics Choc fac crams cloud brains into tiny Android Wear watch-puters

Google has driven the world bonkers with glimpses of Android-powered smartwatches – the first gadgets to use the web giant's new Android Wear operating system for wearable computers.

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Ubuntu 14.04 Adds ‘Click to Minimize App’ Option to Unity Launcher

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 21:29

After years of refusing to budge on the issue, Canonical will finally offer up the option to 'minimise apps on click' in Unity.

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Chrome OS security holes found, patched

Zdnet news - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 20:21
At Google's Pwnium hacking competition, two new security exploits in Chrome OS were demonstrated, while at Pwn2Own a Chrome Web browser problem was found that also impacted Chrome OS. All three problems have now been patched.
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Banshee 2.9.1 Released With New MediaPanel UI

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 20:06

Headphones at the ready; the latest development snapshot of the popular open-source media player ‘Banshee’ has been released.

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Six Clicks: 2014's top Linux desktops

Zdnet news - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 19:55
After years of talk about the Linux desktop becoming important, it finally is. But thanks to Chromebooks and Android PCs, it's not the Linux desktop we expected.
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Firefox 28 Arrives On The Desktop, But There’s Little To Get Excited About

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 18:34

The latest version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser has been made available for download - but what's new and improved? Dive on in to see.

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Which GOG.com Games Do You Hope Come to Linux First?

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 16:53

GOG.com will be bringing a raft of classic PC games to Linux later this year - but which titles you most hoping to see ported over first?

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GOG.com To Bring More Classic PC and Indie Games to Linux this Autumn

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 16:19

Linux support from classic PC games retailer Gog.com is coming this autumn the company has confirmed on its website.

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Hidden 'Windigo' UNIX ZOMBIES are EVERYWHERE

The Register - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 15:01
Check and wipe: The la-la-la-it's-not-happening plan is no good

Hackers using a Trojan seized control of over 25,000 Unix servers worldwide to create a potent spam and malware distribution platform.

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Ubuntu GNOME Ups LTS Support Period to Three Years

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 14:15

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS will be supported for three years — up from the two originally planned.

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Prepare your data centre to face the future

The Register - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 09:32
It’s all in the design

When you are trying to persuade your company to spend a pile of cash on a new installation, you can be certain it will want to be sure the installation can support the business for the coming years.

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Red Hat plans unified security management for Fedora 21

The Register - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 04:01
One crypto policy to bind them

Red Hat is planning a significant change to how its Fedora Linux distribution handles crypto policy, to ship with the due-in-late-2014 Fedora 21 release.

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Shuttleworth: Firmware is the universal Trojan

The Register - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 02:58
Kill proprietary firmware

Canonical boss Mark Shuttleworth has called on the world to abandon proprietary firmware code, calling all such code “a threat vector”.

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That’s Better: Ubuntu 14.04 Suru Wallpaper Fixes Alignment Issue

Omgubuntu - Mon, 17/03/2014 - 22:07

A tweaked version of the new 'Suru' wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04 is on the way, just days after it first arrived on the desktop.

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Red Hat touts free beer – and by beer, we mean full-fat OpenShift cloud

The Register - Mon, 17/03/2014 - 21:27
If you want more than 1GB of storage per gear, you need to reach for your wallet

Red Hat is lowering the prices for accessing its publicly hosted OpenShift software as it struggles to come to terms with the brutal economics of the cloud.

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OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Madhusudhan Ananderi Kandadai

Linux.com - Mon, 17/03/2014 - 18:48

Madhusudhan Ananderi Kandadai is pursuing his Masters in Telecommunication and Systems Management at Northeastern University, Boston and will graduate in December 2014. He is currently interning with Ericsson, San Jose and a member of the OpenDaylight integration team that designs and implements test cases, and manages work activities in collaboration with different vendors. 

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