Debian Security   [more] [xml]
 2016-07-25 DSA-3628 perl - security update

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the Perl programming language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

 2016-07-24 DSA-3627 phpmyadmin - security update

Several vulnerabilities have been fixed in phpMyAdmin, the web-based MySQL administration interface.

 2016-07-24 DSA-3626 openssh - security update

Eddie Harari reported that the OpenSSH SSH daemon allows user enumeration through timing differences when trying to authenticate users. When sshd tries to authenticate a non-existing user, it will pick up a fixed fake password structure with a hash based on the Blowfish algorithm. If real users passwords are hashed using SHA256/SHA512, then a remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw by sending large passwords, receiving shorter response times from the server for non-existing users.

Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2016-07-26T02:00:40Z GiovaniFerreira
 2016-07-26T01:57:03Z Teams/Apt/Sha1Removal
 2016-07-25T23:18:27Z Mobile   [more] [xml]
 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:00 -0700 Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

 FOSSforce: It's been almost a month since Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" was released, so we decided to take it for a spin and have our first ever look at the Cinnamon desktop.

 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:00 -0700 How to Run or Repeat a Linux Command Every X Seconds Forever

 Simple scripts are always helpful

 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:00:00 -0700 Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonical

TomsHardware: Silber has been running Canonical (maker of Ubuntu, among a great many other software products) in one form or another for well over a decade at this point

OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:57:30 GMT Steve Kondik on Cyanogen Inc and CyanogenMod
Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod (the community ROM) and Cyanogen Inc. (the company): CyanogenMod is something that works. Perhaps it doesn't need to "go big" to work. I'm still wildly inspired by the idea of a platform which forces participation. Whether it's the choice to hack your phone to bits and figure out how to install the damn thing to begin with, learning what's possible afterwards, or just having the confidence of being in control, it still serves an important role which hasn't been filled outside of the custom ROM community. Cyanogen Inc (including myself) will still be sponsoring the project and will continue to have an active role in it's development. Contrary to popular belief, we are not "pivoting to apps" nor are we shelving CM. We'll have additional information on the Inc site soon. Good news for CyanogenMod (the ROM), but communications in the vein of "the company is not going down, honest!" usually precede the company going down.
 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:53:03 GMT Windows 10 Anniversary Update is ready to go
The final build of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is build 14393. The update, which provides a range of new features and improvements, represents Microsoft's last big push to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10. The update is available right now to those who have opted in to the Windows Insider program, and it will be pushed out to Windows 10 users on the current branch on August 2. The free upgrade offer from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10, however, ends on July 29, leaving Microsoft hoping that the promise of the new update will be enough to get people to make the switch. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt many Windows 7/8 users here who haven't upgraded yet will be wooed by this new update. If you're still running Windows XP, you're irresponsible and you should update to 7/8/10 or Linux immediately.
 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:43:04 GMT When Nintendo wanted to bring gambling into American homes
As another installment in a somewhat ongoing series on obscure console history, let's talk about the expansion port on the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. In case you've never turned over your NES: there's a little door underneath your NES, which covers up a small raised piece of plastic that's (relatively) easily removable. Underneath the raised piece of plastic sits an expansion port on the NES' motherboard. That's my NES, and since I've already taken it apart to look at what's under the raised cover, I had no need to remove it. Common wisdom is that the NES expansion port was never actually used for anything, but that's not actually true. Modeled after the Family Computer Network System for the Japanese version of the NES (the Famicom), through which the NES could display weather, stock information, partake in gambling, and so on, the Minnesota State Lottery and Nintendo tried to bring a similar device to the United States: The three parties planned to sign up 10,000 homes for the trial, and while Nintendo handed out free modems, in an even sweeter deal, Minnesota also handed out free NES consoles to those involved who didn't already have one. For a monthly subscription fee of $10 (remember, that's 1991 money), users would also get a special cartridge for the NES that let them access the lottery, after which they could play every game that month, right up to and including the big jackpots. The program ultimately flopped and never made it to the official production or availability stages, and since Nintendo never tried to do anything with the expansion port after this initial test, it would remain unused for the entirety of the NES' lifespan. Today, though, you can buy a homebrew expansion board that taps into the port. I've been reading up a lot on these kinds of stories, so if you have anything interesting - feel free to submit it. Since I grew up with Nintendo (and PC), that's where the focus has been so far, so I'd be quite interested in stories about competing companies such as Sega or Atari. News   [more] [xml]
 2016-07-26T00:47:05+00:00 BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.2
Chris Buechler has announced the release of pfSense 2.3.2, a new stable version in the 2.3 branch of the project's FreeBSD-based operating system for firewalls and routers: "We are happy to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.3.2. This is a maintenance release in the 2.3.x series,....
 2016-07-25T02:01:53+00:00 Development Release: FreeBSD 11.0-BETA2
The development of the upcoming major version of FreeBSD, whose final release is scheduled for early September, continues at a fast pace. Although delayed by a week, the 11.0-BETA2 build was finally announced yesterday: "The second BETA build of the 11.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary....
 2016-07-25T00:06:46+00:00 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 671
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: The saga continues with Slackware 14.2 News: OpenBSD disables usermount, KaOS releases significant updates, Fedora 22 reaches end of life Distribution Review: Point Linux 3.2 Torrent corner: Bluestar Linux, Korora Released last week: Ubuntu 16.04.1, Korora 24 Opinion poll: What was your....

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