Debian Security   [more] [xml]
 2014-04-15 DSA-2905 chromium-browser - security update

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the chromium web browser.

 2014-04-15 DSA-2904 virtualbox - security update

Francisco Falcon discovered that missing input sanitizing in the 3D acceleration code in VirtualBox could lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the host system.

 2014-04-14 DSA-2903 strongswan - security update

An authentication bypass vulnerability was found in charon, the daemon handling IKEv2 in strongSwan, an IKE/IPsec suite. The state machine handling the security association (IKE_SA) handled some state transitions incorrectly.

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 2014-04-17T01:39:57Z fimbulvetr
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 2014-04-16T23:31:05Z BuilddSetup
 2014-04-16T22:45:30Z ReproducibleBuilds/TimestampInJarFiles
add more detail about jar variations   [more] [xml]
 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:00 -0700 Open Source Code Has Fewer Defects Than Proprietary Software

TechWeek Europe: The report serves as the antidote to the criticism surrounding OpenSSL, following the discovery of the Heartbleed bug.

 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0700 GNU Debugger or GDB: A Powerful Source Code Debugging tool for Linux Programs

Tecmint: A debugger plays a vital role in any software development system. Nobody can write a bug-free code all at once.

 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0700 Attention enterprise: beware of quasi-open source

SiliconeAngle: Addressing the maturation of OpenStack, Cormier claimed the architecture was on a near-identical trajectory as Linux in their early days.

OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:57:14 GMT Samsung promises Tizen handsets again
Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe. Sure.
 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:06:46 GMT In 2001, Nokia developed its M510 internet tablet
As it turns out, Nokia developed an internet tablet all the way back in 2001. It was called the Nokia M510, several thousand units were made, and it was functional. Sadly, market research showed that consumers were not yet ready for a device like this, and so the project was cancelled. It had a 800x600 display, ran EPOC (Symbian), and sported wifi. The stories are in Finnish, and since I don't speak Finnish, I had to rely on Google Translate (as a translator, this made me feel dirty). Now that Nokia's devices division is essentially dead, it wouldn't surprise me to see more of these stories to come out. There must be some truly outrageous stuff locked away at Nokia.
 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:59:40 GMT Windows Phone 8.1 released
Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 to those who enrolled in the developer preview program (i.e., everyone). Ars' Peter Bright in his review of 8.1: The result feels a whole lot more mature and a whole lot more capable than its predecessor. The 0.1 version bump, chosen to align the phone platform with its desktop sibling, belies the true nature of this upgrade. It is substantial, and makes Windows Phone tremendously better. We might still wish that there were a few more apps, and that developers spoke of the platform in the same breath as iOS and Android, but even in spite of this, Windows Phone 8.1 is a polished, fun, clever, and personal smartphone platform that's just about everyone can enjoy. It's a magnificent smartphone platform. I've been using it since earlier today, and the notification centre (finally) alone is more than enough to make this a fantastic update. Sadly, my HTC 8X does not seem to be supported by Cortana - other 8X owners are reporting the same, as do 8X owners on Twitter - which makes me worry a little about Cortana, perhaps, being an exclusive feature for Nokia phones, or it having some other restrictive limitations. That, honestly, would be a shame. Update: Here's an 8X with Cortana working just fine, so the original worries clearly aren't necessary. News   [more] [xml]
 2014-04-16T23:43:18+00:00 Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 8.1
Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 8, a Lubuntu-based distribution and live DVD with a large collection of open-source utilities for digital forensics and penetration testing: "During the third national conference DEFTCON we presented DEFT 8.1. What's new? file manager - we implemented the disk....
 2014-04-16T11:49:30+00:00 Distribution Release: IPFire 2.13 Core 76
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.13 Core 76, a new build of the specialist firewall distribution that fixes a security issue in strongSwan: "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.13 – Core Update 76. It comes with a security fix for the strongSwan....
 2014-04-16T07:42:15+00:00 Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1, a CentOS-based distribution for building real and virtual clusters: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Sand Boa', is now released. Sand Boa is a 64-bit only release and is based upon CentOS 6.5. The Rocks-supplied OS....

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