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 2015-01-30 DSA-3147 openjdk-6 - security update

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenJDK, an implementation of the Oracle Java platform, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code, information disclosure or denial of service.

 2015-01-30 DSA-3146 requests - security update

Jakub Wilk discovered that in requests, an HTTP library for the Python language, authentication information was improperly handled when a redirect occured. This would allow remote servers to obtain two different types of sensitive information: proxy passwords from the Proxy-Authorization header (CVE-2014-1830), or netrc passwords from the Authorization header (CVE-2014-1829).

 2015-01-30 DSA-3145 privoxy - security update

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Privoxy, a privacy enhancing HTTP proxy, which might result in denial of service.

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 2015-01-31T22:50:11Z Sprints/2015/DebianMed2015
 2015-01-31T22:05:05Z BootProcessSpeedup   [more] [xml]
 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0800 How I landed a job in open source
 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:00:00 -0800 How to create and show a presentation from the command line on Linux

 xmodulo: Often times, the purpose of a presentation is to convey specific information, which can easily be done with textual messages.

 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:00:00 -0800 Tech Comics: Do You Love Me?

 Datamation: Sometimes technology can help clear up the most basic questions.

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:49:07 GMT MPW on Mac OS X
Back in the days of Mac OS X 10.2-10.4, I toyed with backporting some of my programming projects, originally developed in Carbon with Project Builder, to MacOS 9, and downloaded MPW (since it was free, and CodeWarrior was not) to do so. The Macintosh Programmer’s Workshop was Apple’s own development environment for developing Mac apps, tracing its lineage from the Lisa Programmer’s Workshop, which was originally the only way to develop Mac apps (yes, in 1984 you could not develop Mac software on the Mac itself). A follow-up from last week's MPW story.
 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:45:41 GMT Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn't avoid Google's ecosystem
Following delays of over a year, Samsung finally shipped its first Tizen-powered handset, the Z1, earlier this month in India. The arrival of Tizen on smartphones - remember it's been on Samsung's Gear smartwatches for almost a year now - has been a long time coming, and there's been plenty of speculation among press and mobile industry watchers that Tizen could emerge as a viable alternative to Android for the Korean electronics giant. What we've found during our initial hands-on time with an Indian Samsung Z1, however, is a phone that's very much at ease with Google's ecosystem. I want one of these - if only to see what Samsung can build if they're not just shipping Android.
 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:04:43 GMT LibreOffice 4.4 released
The highlight of the new release is a far-reaching visual refresh, with menus, toolbars, status bars, and more being updated to look and work better. While LibreOffice retains the traditional menus-and-toolbars approach that Microsoft abandoned in Office 2007, the new version is meant to make those menus and toolbars easier to navigate. What are the reasons to use either OpenOffice or LibeOffice? News   [more] [xml]
 2015-01-31T13:50:38+00:00 Distribution Release: SolydXK 201501
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release of SolydXK 201501, an updated set of the project's Debian-based Linux distributions offering a choice of Xfce (SolydX) or KDE (SolydK) desktops: "The team has been toiling night and day to make the transition to Debian 'Jessie' and Debian 'Wheezy' as smooth....
 2015-01-29T23:32:25+00:00 Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.1
Raffaele Forte has announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.1, an updated build of the Ubuntu LTS-based distribution designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis tasks: "The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.1. This release includes features such as....
 2015-01-28T09:56:42+00:00 Development Release: NethServer 6.6 Beta 1
Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of the first beta build of NethServer 6.6, a specialist CentOS-based distribution for servers: "NethServer 6.6 Beta1 has been released and is publicly available. Highlights: first configuration wizard; software center; server SSL certificate alternative names; phone home; block of port 25 from....

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