| Fedora 22: Linux Posted by: comforteagle
From the New Arrival dept.:
In addition to the latest versions of all your favorite free and open source software, Fedora 22 marks our second release with distinctly-targeted offerings for cloud computing, the server room, and the desktops and laptops of software developers and creators everywhere. Thanks to the hard work of developers, designers, packagers, translators, testers, documentation writers, and everyone else, we're incredibly confident in saying that this is our best and most polished release yet.
Also with this release, we return to our traditional six-month cadence -- we'll see you back here sometime around Halloween!
| Mozilla Revamping Firefox Smartphone for Quality: Mozilla Posted by: comforteagle
From the Code for it stank dept.:
"Mozilla has revamped its Firefox OS mobile software project after concluding that ultra-affordable $25 handsets aren't enough to take on the biggest powers of the smartphone world, CNET has learned.
The nonprofit organization rose to prominence with the success of its Firefox Web browser a decade ago, but it's having trouble achieving the same success with its Firefox operating system for smartphones. According to a Thursday email from new Chief Executive Chris Beard, Mozilla has changed its strategy to a new "Ignite" initiative that emphasizes phones with compelling features, not just with lower price tags. It's also considering letting its operating system run apps written for its top rival, Google's Android."
| Debian 8 "Jessie" Released Posted by: comforteagle
From the Girl dept.:
After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name Jessie), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.
| Linux 4.0 Kernel Released: Linux Posted by: comforteagle
From the 4.0 dept.:
Linus: "So I decided to release 4.0 as per the normal schedule, because there really weren't any known issues, and while I'll be traveling during the end of the upcoming week due to a college visit, I'm hoping that won't affect the merge window very much. We'll see.
Linux 4.0 was a pretty small release both in linux-next and in final size, although obviously "small" is all relative. It's still over 10k non-merge commits. But we've definitely had bigger releases (and judging by linux-next v4.1 is going to be one of the bigger ones)."
| Google Lets SMTP Certificate Expire Posted by: comforteagle
From the Oopsie dept.:
Google on Saturday let a digital certificate expire that was used to secure its smtp.google.com domain, the domain used by Gmail and Google Apps users to send outgoing email.
The certificate was issued by Google Internet Certificate Authority G2, which issues digital certificates for Google web sites and properties.
| Open Crypto Audit Passes TrueCrypt: Security Posted by: comforteagle
From the Grading dept.:
At his blog, cryptographer Matt Green announced that the Open Crypto Audit project's review of the now-abandoned TrueCrypt encryption tool is complete, and that "based on this audit, Truecrypt appears to be a relatively well-designed piece of crypto software. The NCC audit found no evidence of deliberate backdoors, or any severe design flaws that will make the software insecure in most instances."
Published Apr 09, 2015 - 01:09 PM
| CIA 'tried to crack security of Apple devices': Security Posted by: comforteagle
From the Inconceivable! dept.:
The CIA led sophisticated intelligence agency efforts to undermine the encryption used in Apple phones, as well as insert secret surveillance back doors into apps, top-secret documents published by the Intercept online news site have revealed.
The newly disclosed documents from the National Security Agency’s internal systems show surveillance methods were presented at its secret annual conference, known as the "jamboree".
| Xen Security Bug: Amazon, Rackspace Cloud Reboots: Security Posted by: comforteagle
From the Bugs dept.:
Amazon Web Services and Rackspace are warning their customers of upcoming reboots they’re taking to address a new Xen hypervisor security issue.
In a premium support bulletin issued Thursday night, Amazon said fewer than 10 percent of all EC2 instances will require work but the affected instances must be updated by March 10. Rackspace also notified customers of the issue, which will affect a subset of a portion of its First and Next Generation Cloud Servers, Thursday night. Later on Friday, Linode also warned users of an upcoming Xen-related reboot.
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