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 2017-01-09 DSA-3756 icoutils - security update

Choongwoo Han discovered that a programming error in the wrestool tool of the icoutils suite allows denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed binary is parsed.

 2017-01-08 DSA-3755 tomcat8 - security update

It was discovered that incorrect error handling in the NIO HTTP connector of the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine could result in information disclosure.

 2017-01-08 DSA-3754 tomcat7 - security update

It was discovered that incorrect error handling in the NIO HTTP connector of the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine could result in information disclosure.


Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2016-11-15T01:19:56Z PHP
How to update to PHP 7.0
 2016-11-15T00:36:20Z DebianScience/Sage
Uploaded jupyter-notebook to devel apt.
 2016-11-14T22:37:44Z DebianSingleSignOn
Update the test URLS now the Ever Amazing Enrico has fixed them.

Linuxtoday.com   [more] [xml]
 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0700 Google Threatens to Distrust Symantec SSL/TLS Certificates

eWEEK: Google is warning that it intends to deprecate and remove trust in Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certificates, as Symantec shoots back that the move is unwarranted.

 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0700 Mashape Raises $18M for API Gateway Tech

EnterpriseAppsToday: As APIs become the developer currency for a new age of computing, Mashape's star is rising.

 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0700 OpenSSL Planning To Relicense Its Code

Phoronix: The OpenSSL project is planning to change its software license.


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 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:27:01 GMT Remember Zip disks? These election departments do
You may recall that a couple of years ago we ran a piece talking about how Ada County, the most populous county in Idaho, was desperately looking for Zip disks and drives to help keep its aging voting machines running. As it turns out, Ada County isn't alone. Apparently a lot of counties are in the same boat. Once, while buying a PowerMac G4 from someone (factory-equipped with an internal Zip drive), I stumbled upon his huge collection of external Zip drives and disks, which he promptly handed over as a gift. Other than playing with them out of idle curiosity, I never used them for anything. Instead of disposing of them years later, I guess I should've sent those 15 or so external Zip drives and 30-odd disks as emergency foreign aid to America. Underfunding democracy seems like a terrible idea.
 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:21:07 GMT Secret colours of the Commodore 64
This was freaky. When you owned any 8-bit computer, you became intimately familiar with its colour scheme. This simple photograph blew my mind. That blue colour just wasn't possible. According to the caption, by presenting two colours to the eye and alternating them quickly enough, a whole new colour emerged. What would this new, secret colour look like on your crappy early-90s CRT television? The screenshot was only a hint. Would it glow? Would it flicker? Twenty-six years later, I found out the answer. This article is all about colour switching on the Commodore 64. There are interactive examples to play with below. I haven't found anything else on the topic, so it's possible this is the only resource on the subject. It's amazing what talented programmers can eke out of old 8bit machines.
 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:38:43 GMT Maybe Android tablet apps will be better this year
There's a new Android tablet you can go and buy, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Here's our review of it, where Jake notes that apps freeze if they're not in the foreground. Which is a good reminder: Android apps on tablets have never really been very good. They usually end up feeling like stretched-out phone apps. Things have gotten better in the past couple years, but it's still a problem. In fact, it has always been a problem. I wonder if anybody ever told Google that it was a problem and it should try to do a better job incentivizing developers to make apps that work better on tablets. Oh, wait, somebody has. Brutal, but true. Devil's advocate take: since tablets don't matter, do tablet apps really matter?

DistroWatch.com: News   [more] [xml]
 2017-03-25T01:06:37+00:00 Distribution Release: Plamo Linux 6.2
Plamo Linux, which was launched back in 1997 as a Japanese language extension for Slackware Linux, is one of the world's oldest surviving distributions of Linux. Its development continues two decades later with the release of version 6.2. Originally tagged at the Open Source Conference (OSC) Tokyo Spring....
 2017-03-24T12:11:15+00:00 Development Release: NuTyX 9.0 RC1
Thierry Nuttens has announced the launch of a new release candidate for the NuTyX distribution, version 9.0. NuTyX is a Linux distribution built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch which features a custom package manager called "cards". The new development snapshot features support for booting....
 2017-03-24T04:00:01+00:00 Development Release: deepin 15.4 RC
Nearly a month after the last development build, the deepin team has announced the availability of the release candidate for the upcoming deepin 15.4, a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution featuring Deepin Desktop Environment as well as a range of custom applications and usability improvements: "After the public test....

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