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Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

The Register - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 21:30
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second

Malware dubbed Mayhem is spreading through Linux and FreeBSD web servers, researchers say. The software nasty uses a grab bag of plugins to cause mischief, and infects systems that are not up to date with security patches.

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6 Excellent Lightweight Linux Distros for x86 and ARM

Linux.com - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 16:12

Presenting a nice assortment of lightweight yet fully-functional Linux distros for all occasions. All of these are full distros that do not depend on cloud services; four for x86 and two, count 'em, two for ARM hardware.

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Linus Torvalds’ Workspace Is Nothing Like I Imagined (Video)

Omgubuntu - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:41

If you've ever found yourself wondering what sort of workspace environment the creator of Linux works from, it's your lucky day.

The post Linus Torvalds’ Workspace Is Nothing Like I Imagined (Video) first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

The Register - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:59
The Big Blue Apple affair: Inspired by Jobs, driven by Microsoft and Android

Shocked by IBM's deal to sell and support iPads and iPhones in the enterprise?

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Red Hat drops Calamari into pan: Now we're cooking with gas

The Register - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:45
Management tool lands on plate

Carmine headgear-sporting open-sourcer Red Hat has made a refreshed version of its Ceph Enterprise product available, adding the ability for it to manage high-access rate hot data and across the data lifecycle to cold archival data.

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Atraci Turns YouTube Into a Desktop Music Player for Linux

Omgubuntu - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:15

YouTube is one of the biggest libraries of music on the web, with an estimated 60 million songs covering virtually every genre, artist and album imaginable. Better yet, it works everywhere and is free.  Atraci is a new open-source desktop media player that takes YouTube’s huge database of music and uses some clever metadata matching through Last.fm and […]

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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:48
Bismillah writes: Russian security researchers have spotted a new malware named Mayhem that has spread to 1,400 or so Linux and FreeBSD servers around the world, and continues to look for new machines to infect. And, it doesn't need root to operate. "The malware can have different functionality depending on the type of plug-in downloaded to it by the botmaster in control, and stashed away in a hidden file system on the compromised server. Some of the plug-ins provide brute force cracking of password functionality, while others crawl web pages to scrape information. According to the researchers, Mayhem appears to be the continuation of the Fort Disco brute-force password cracking attack campaign that began in May 2013."

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Avoid the Android vampire apps

Zdnet news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:05
Some Android applications will drain your smartphone or tablet of battery life, storage or bandwidth like a blood-sucking fiend. Here's what's what with the worst of the worst.
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Linux Creator Linus Torvalds is Your Guide in This Rare Look Inside His Home Office

Linux.com - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 23:26

Have you ever wondered what the workspace of the world's most famous developer looks like? Well wonder no more. Linux creator Linus Torvalds invites you into his home office in this first-ever, personal tour of his workspace. It also includes behind the scenes laughs and footage, as well as a closer look at what he keeps on his desk and what he does between kernel releases. He also demonstrates how he uses his "zombie shuffling desk" (his walking desk) while working on the world's most ubiquitous software.

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Linux System Administration Skills are Changing

Linux.com - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 22:10
When was the last time you compiled a kernel? For many of the latest generation of Linux admins, the answer is really simple: never.
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Linux Foundation SysAdmin Konstantin Ryabitsev, an SELinux Expert

Linux.com - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 20:23

Konstantin Ryabitsev oversees the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects IT team. Here he discusses why he became interested in IT security, his approach to working with developers, and his love of human languages, among other things.  

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Cloud porch pooch Nasuni: Hardware is so yesterday, man

The Register - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:25
Extends product and accelerated sales

Nasuni, the agnostic cloud storage gateway enterprise storage-as-a-service provider, has revved up its software to v6.0 and added go-faster upgrades to its hardware.

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AllSeen Community Blog Series: Red Bend Software

Linux.com - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:33

Red Bend Software is a community member of the AllSeen Alliance and a leader in mobile software management. More than 2 billion Red Bend-enabled devices use the company’s software and services for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating, application management, device management, device analytics and mobile virtualization. 

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Time to Upgrade: Ubuntu 13.10 Support Ends Today

Omgubuntu - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:01

It's had a fair old run, but after 9 months basking in the sun today marks the end of official support for Ubuntu 13.10 'Saucy Salamander'.

The post Time to Upgrade: Ubuntu 13.10 Support Ends Today first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Citrix releases tech preview of next XenServer

The Register - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 07:02
Rapid virtual desktop booting the headline feature of what might be v 6.5 or perhaps 7.0

In Gartner's recently-released Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure the analyst firm said Citrix “ … is no longer investing strictly to keep up with market leaders VMware and Microsoft for traditional server virtualization.”

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LibreSSL RNG bug fix: What's all the forking fuss about, ask devs

The Register - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:03
Blow to bit-spitter 'tis but a flesh wound, claim team

A bug found and fixed in LibreSSL, the OpenSSL fork maintained by OpenBSD developers, is “catastrophic" or "overblown", depending on whom you talk to.

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07/12 Chitwanix 1.5

Distro watch - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 00:55
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Red Hat releases Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2

Zdnet news - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 22:37
Only months after acquiring Inktank, Ceph's parent company, Red Hat has released the next version of this open source, distributed storage system.
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LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 20:37
msm1267 writes: The OpenBSD project late last night rushed out a patch for a vulnerability in the LibreSSL pseudo random number generator (PRNG). The flaw was disclosed two days ago by the founder of secure backup company Opsmate, Andrew Ayer, who said the vulnerability was a "catastrophic failure of the PRNG." OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt and developer Bob Beck, however, countered saying that the issue is "overblown" because Ayer's test program is unrealistic. Ayer's test program, when linked to LibreSSL and made two different calls to the PRNG, returned the exact same data both times. "It is actually only a problem with the author's contrived test program," Beck said. "While it's a real issue, it's actually a fairly minor one, because real applications don't work the way the author describes, both because the PID (process identification number) issue would be very difficult to have become a real issue in real software, and nobody writes real software with OpenSSL the way the author has set this test up in the article."

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KDE Releases Plasma 5

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 14:08
KDE Community (3396057) writes "KDE proudly announces the immediate availability of Plasma 5.0, providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE's workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices. Changes under the hood include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around an OpenGL(ES) scenegraph. Plasma is built using Qt 5 and Frameworks 5." sfcrazy reviewed the new desktop experience. It would appear the semantic desktop search features finally work even if you don't have an 8-core machine with an SSD.

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