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CVE-2014-1558 (firefox, thunderbird)

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:12

Mozilla Firefox before 31.0 and Thunderbird before 31.0 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (X.509 certificate parsing outage) via a crafted certificate that does not use UTF-8 character encoding in a required context, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-1559.

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We're living in a post-open source world

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:00

Infoworld: Increasingly, software isn't sold, it's used to power services offered over the Internet. So why contend with the complexities of open source licensing?

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Firefox 31 Brings Developer Tools and Security Fixes

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00

Datamation: Firefox 31 is now generally available, providing users of Mozilla's open-source web browser with multiple patches to improve security. For developers, the new release also provides new tools to help accelerate web application development

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U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:00

The U.K. Cabinet Office accomplished today what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts set out (unsuccessfully) to achieve ten years ago

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Firefox 31 released

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:21

Firefox 31 has been released. This version adds a search field to the new
tab page, adds support of Prefer:Safe http header for parental control, and
it will block malware from downloaded files. See the release
notes
for more information.

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Zorin OS 9 - a step forward for Windows migrants

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00

 DarkDuck: Zorin OS 9 Core is a decent system, and those who it is aimed for, literally Windows migrants,

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Linux / Unix logtop: Realtime Log Line Rate Analyser

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 21:00

 nixcraft: How can I analyze line rate taking log file as input on a Linux system?

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Best Linux Desktop: KDE's Plasma

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 20:00

 Datamation: KDE's Plasma earns best Linux desktop honors due to its design, customization and innovation.

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Spencer: The Community Team

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:44

Rick Spencer introduces
Ubuntu's community team. "First, we created the role Community Team
Manager. Notice the important inclusion of the word “Team”. This person’s
job is not to “manage the community”, but rather to organize and lead the
rest of the community team members. This includes things like project
planning, HR responsibilities, strategic planning and everything else
entailed in being a good line manager.

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How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:35

How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7
Apache Subversion, which is commonly referred to in its abbreviated form as SVN, (named after the command name SVN) is a popular software versioning and revision control system which is distributed as a free software under the Apache License. Outlined below are the steps in the process of installing and using of SVN and mod_dav_svn on CentOS 7

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Privacy Badger beta released. Install it on Firefox and Chrome

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:00

 LinuxBSDos: Privacy Badger is a browser add-on for Firefox and Chrome that's designed to stop advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking

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Docker security with SELinux (Opensource.com)

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:51

Dan Walsh looks at
container security
, on Opensource.com. "I hear and read about a
lot of people assuming that Docker containers actually sandbox
applications—meaning they can run random applications on their system as
root with Docker. They believe Docker containers will actually protect
their host system [...] Stop assuming that Docker and the Linux kernel protect you from malware."

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Cisco Spending "Tens of Millions" on Developers

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:00

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: DevNet effort aims to succeed where other Cisco developer efforts in the past have failed.

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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:40

New submitter rongten (756490) writes I am managing a computer lab composed of various kinds of Linux workstations, from small desktops to powerful workstations with plenty of RAM and cores. The users' $HOME is NFS mounted, and they either access via console (no user switch allowed), ssh or x2go. In the past, the powerful workstations were reserved to certain power users, but now even "regular" students may need to have access to high memory machines for some tasks. Is there a sort of resource management that would allow the following tasks?

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The value of open source is the open development process

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:00

 OpenSource.com: Scott Wilson agrees that open source matters because of open code, but just as important is the process in which the code is made.

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Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.8

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:35

Mati Aharoni has announced the release of Kali Linux 1.0.8, a minor update of the project's Debian-based distribution with specialist tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis.

Mati Aharoni has announced the release of Kali Linux 1.0.8, a minor update of the project's Debian-based distribution with specialist tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis: "Kali linux 1.0.7 has just been released, complete with a whole bunch of tool updates, a new kernel, and some cool....

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Tuesday's security updates

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:35

CentOS has updated java-1.6.0-openjdk (C7; C6; C5: multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated couchdb (F20; F19: denial of service), erlang-ibrowse (F20; F19: denial of service), php-ZendFramework (

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Exodus Intelligence Details Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In Tails OS

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:10

New submitter I Ate A Candle (3762149) writes Tails OS, the Tor-reliant privacy-focused operating system made famous by Edward Snowden, contains a number of zero-day vulnerabilities that could be used to take control of the OS and execute code remotely. At least that's according to zero-day exploit seller Exodus Intelligence, which counts DARPA amongst its customer base. The company plans to tell the Tails team about the issues "in due time", said Aaron Portnoy, co-founder and vice president of Exodus, but it isn't giving any information on a disclosure timeline.

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Debian Linux, Android share a bed in upcoming distro

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:00

The Register: A new Linux distribution is looking to overcome the limitations of Debian on ARM, by running both Linux apps and Android apps in native mode.

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How to configure pam-radius for WiKID Two-factor Authentication on Centos 7

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:23

Securing SSH On Centos 7 With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication
SSH offers a highly secure channel for remote administration of servers. However, if you face an audit for regulatory or business requirements, such as Visa/Mastercard PCI, you need to be aware of some potential authentication related short-comings that may cause headaches in an audit.

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