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How to take the pain out of patching Linux and Windows systems at scale - JAXenter

Google News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:40
How to take the pain out of patching Linux and Windows systems at scale  JAXenter

Patching can be manually intensive and time-consuming, requiring large amounts of coordination and processes. Tony Green gives the best tips.

Check your password security with Have I Been Pwned? and pass

opensource.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:01

Password security involves a broad set of practices, and not all of them are appropriate or possible for everyone. Therefore, the best strategy is to develop a threat model by thinking through your most significant risks—who and what you are protecting against—then model your security approach on the activities that are most effective against those specific threats. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a great series on threat modeling that I encourage everyone to read.


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What are you working on this summer?

opensource.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:00

Do you have a summer goal? Do longer days allow you to finally carve out time to work on a certain passion project? Will you be spending time AFK (away from keyboard) to enjoy no-code hobbies or volunteer? Are you traveling to any conferences or taking a family vacation? If you're still looking for inspiration, read what our writers had to say:

"Getting some sleep. :-)" —Mike Bursell

"Learning Python and coming up with cool ways I can use it to support ChickTech Austin." —Nicole Baratta

"Finishing up an electric motorcycle conversion." —DJ Delorie


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Fedora's GRUB2 EFI Build To Offer Greater Security Options

Phoronix - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:35
In addition to disabling root password-based SSH log-ins by default, another change being made to Fedora 31 in the name of greater security is adding some additional GRUB2 boot-loader modules to be built-in for their EFI boot-loader...

How to Add Hosts in OpenNMS Monitoring Server

Tecmint - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:12
In our first part of this article, we have described in detail on how to install and configure the latest OpenNMS network monitoring platform on CentOS/RHEL as well as on Ubuntu/Debian server. In this...

Raspberry Pi 4 is here!

opensource.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:00

The latest version of the Raspberry Pi—Raspberry Pi 4—was released today, earlier than anticipated, featuring a new 1.5GHz Arm chip and VideoCore GPU with some brand new additions: dual-HDMI 4K display output; USB3 ports; Gigabit Ethernet; and multiple RAM options up to 4GB.


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FreeBSD's Release Engineering Lead Departs The Foundation

Phoronix - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:27
Well known FreeBSD developer and leader of their release engineering team, Glen Barber, has left the FreeBSD Foundation but will continue working on FreeBSD as well as coordinating its releases...

Steam to drop support for Ubuntu but Linux users shouldn’t panic yet - SlashGear

Google News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:40
Steam to drop support for Ubuntu but Linux users shouldn’t panic yet  SlashGear

The majority of the time that Linux gets dragged in the spotlight is when there are high-profile security bugs that remind people how Linux practically runs the.

There's A Professional Grade Digital Cinema Camera Powered By Linux

Phoronix - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:25
Digital camera startup Octopus Cinema has been designing the "OCTOPUSCAMERA" as a digital cinema camera that's professional grade yet is an open platform with removable/upgradeable parts and this camera platform itself is running Linux...

There's A Professional Grade Digital Cinema Camera Powered By Linux - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:25
There's A Professional Grade Digital Cinema Camera Powered By Linux  Phoronix

Digital camera startup Octopus Cinema has been designing the "OCTOPUSCAMERA" as a digital cinema camera that's professional grade yet is an open ...

Linux computer seller Star Labs now offering laptops with Zorin OS - BetaNews

Google News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 06:58
Linux computer seller Star Labs now offering laptops with Zorin OS  BetaNews

If you want a computer with a Linux-based operating system pre-installed, you can never go wrong with System76 or Dell. Of course, those two companies are ...

Steam Is About to Drop Official Support for Ubuntu - Gizmodo

Google News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:35
Steam Is About to Drop Official Support for Ubuntu  Gizmodo

Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases for its mega-popular Steam video game distribution platform, per Engadget, as the ...

Steam: Support wird für Ubuntu-Distributionen ab 19.10 eingestellt - WinFuture

Google News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:20
Steam: Support wird für Ubuntu-Distributionen ab 19.10 eingestellt  WinFuture

Ein Vertreter von Valve hat angekündigt, dass die Spiele-Plattform Steam keine Ubuntu-Distributionen ab Version 19.10 mehr unterstützen wird. Diese ...

Week in review: Kali Linux roadmap, runtime container security, new issue of (IN)SECURE - Help Net Security

Google News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 00:00
Week in review: Kali Linux roadmap, runtime container security, new issue of (IN)SECURE  Help Net Security

Here's an overview of some of last week's most interesting news, articles and podcasts: Research shows Tesla Model 3 and Model S are vulnerable to GPS.

Ubuntu Developer Talks Down Impact Of 32-Bit Changes For Ubuntu 19.10

Phoronix - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 23:00
Following Valve saying they won't be officially supporting Ubuntu 19.10 and Wine developers questioning their Ubuntu 32-bit builds following the announcement this week of not providing new 32-bit packages for new Ubuntu releases, longtime Ubuntu developer and Canonical employee Steve Langasek is trying to provide some clarity into the situation...

Chrome OS 76 will disable Crostini Linux backups by default - About Chromebooks

Google News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:29
Chrome OS 76 will disable Crostini Linux backups by default  About Chromebooks

The ability to easy backup and restore the Linux files and data in a Crostini container that arrived in Chrome OS 74 seems to be working well for me. However ...

AMD Sends In Navi Support & Other Remaining AMDGPU Changes For Linux 5.3 - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:00
AMD Sends In Navi Support & Other Remaining AMDGPU Changes For Linux 5.3  Phoronix

On Saturday night AMDGPU/Radeon DRM maintainer Alex Deucher sent in the final batch of feature updates to DRM-Next that is targeting the upcoming Linux ...

AMD Sends In Navi Support & Other Remaining AMDGPU Changes For Linux 5.3

Phoronix - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:00
On Saturday night AMDGPU/Radeon DRM maintainer Alex Deucher sent in the final batch of feature updates to DRM-Next that is targeting the upcoming Linux 5.3 kernel...

CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 Get Important Linux Kernel Update to Patch SACK Panic Flaws - LXer

Google News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 18:54
CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 Get Important Linux Kernel Update to Patch SACK Panic Flaws  LXer

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS Linux operating systems have received new Linux kernel security updates that are marked as important and address ...

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