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... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:38
Troubled surveillance craft has taken a shine to terra firma

A British Army Watchkeeper drone has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five.…

openSUSE Leap 15 Now Offering Images for RPis, Another Security Vulnerability for Intel, Trusted News Chrome Extension and More

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:30

News briefs for June 14, 2018.

openSUSE Leap 15, released two weeks ago, is now offering images for Raspberry Pis, Beagle Boards, Arndale board, CuBox-i computers, OLinuXino and more. See the openSUSE blog post for more information on how "makers can leverage openSUSE Leap 15 images for aarch64 and Armv7 on Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded devices" and for download links.

Intel yesterday announced yet another security vulnerability with its Core-based microprocessors. According to ZDNet, Lazy FP state restore "can theoretically pull data from your programs, including encryption software, from your computer regardless of your operating system." Note that Lazy State does not affect AMD processors.

Adblock Plus creators, eyeo, have introduced a beta Chrome extension called Trusted News, which "will use blockchain to help you verify whether a site is trustworthy", Engadget reports. It currently uses four established fact-checker sites, but "the eventual plan is to decentralize the database with the Ethereum blockchain and use game-like token mechanics to reward everyday users for submitting feedback while protecting against trolls."

Untangle yesterday released NG Firewall 14.0. New features include "enhanced support of SD-WAN networking architectures in order to reduce costs for businesses with distributed, branch and remote offices and enable fast and flexible deployment, while ensuring a consistent security posture."

The Linux Foundation yesterday announced the schedule of sessions and speakers for its Open Source Summit North America, August 29–31, in Vancouver, BC. You can see the full schedule here.

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Ex-Rolls-Royce engineer nicked on suspicion of giving F-35 info to China

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00
73-year-old taken in by counter-terror cops – report

A former Rolls-Royce engineer has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of breaching the Official Secrets Act by allegedly handing British F-35 engine secrets to China.…

How to Find Files in Linux Using the Command Line

LXer - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:59
Find is a command-line utility which allows you to search for files and directories in a directory hierarchy based on a user given expression and applies a user specified action on each matched file.

Apple will throw forensics cops off the iPhone Lightning port every hour

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:30
Cops unlikely to be the only grumblers

Apple isn't backing down from a move to lock down the iPhone’s data port to increase security for users, even though it means thwarting some of the password-cracking tools used by forensics experts.…

Piventory: LJ Tech Editor's Personal Stash of Raspberry Pis and Other Single-Board Computers

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:00
by Kyle Rankin

It's like an extra-geeky episode of Cribs featuring single-board computers.

I'm a big fan of DIY projects and think that there is a lot of value in doing something yourself instead of relying on some third party. I mow my own lawn, change my own oil and do most of my own home repairs, and because of my background in system administration, you'll find all sorts of DIY servers at my house too. In the old days, geeks like me would have stacks of loud power-hungry desktop computers around and use them to learn about Linux and networking, but these days, VMs and cloud services have taken their place for most people. I still like running my own servers though, and thanks to the advent of these tiny, cheap computers like the Raspberry Pi series, I've been able to replace all of my home services with a lot of different small, cheap, low-power computers.

Occasionally, I'll hear people talk about how they have a Raspberry Pi or some other small computer lying around, but they haven't figured out quite what to do with it yet. And it always shocks me, because I have a house full of those small computers doing all sorts of things, so in this article, I describe my personal "Piventory"—an inventory of all of the little low-power computers that stay running around my house. So if you're struggling to figure out what to do with your own Raspberry Pi, maybe this article will give you some inspiration.

Primary NAS and Central Server

In "Papa's Got a Brand New NAS" I wrote about my search for a replacement for my rackmount server that acted as a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) for my house, along with a bunch of other services. Ultimately, I found that I could replace the whole thing with an ODroid XU4. Because of its octo-core ARM CPU, gigabit networking and high-speed USB3 port, I was able to move my hard drives over to a Mediasonic Probox USB3 disk array and set up a new low-power NAS that paid for itself in electricity costs.

In addition to a NAS, this server provides a number of backup services for my main server that sits in a data center. It acts as a backup mail server, authoritative DNS, and it also provides a VPN so I can connect to my home network from anywhere in the world—not bad for a little $75 ARM board.

Figure 1. Papa's New NAS

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HP PC boss quits tech for fur baby future

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:57
Ron Coughlin will no longer doorstep fanbois outside Apple stores

HP Inc exec Ron Coughlin is quitting the dog-eats-dog world of peddling PCs and heading into the more cuddly-sounding - but no doubt competitive - one of speciality pet retailing.…

How to Install the latest OpenSSL version from Source on Linux

LXer - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:44
OpenSSL is a widely used crypto library that implements SSL and TLS protocols to secure communications over computer networks. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install the latest stable OpenSSL version from source on the Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7.5 servers.

Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:41
UK.gov expected to take health workers off immigration limit

Campaigners have welcomed reports that the UK government plans to remove doctors and nurses from an immigration cap – which could also make it easier for businesses to recruit IT workers from outside the EU.…

Serverless Computing London: Blind bird offer finishes soon

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:34
When we put up the schedule, we’ll put up the price

Events We’re very close to publishing the agenda for Serverless Computing London, which means you don’t have long left to grab one of our super value blind bird tickets for just £500 plus VAT.…

Keep your hands on the f*cking wheel! New Tesla update like being taught to drive by your dad

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:04
Plus: Brit driver claims Autopilot almost took car off the road

An update to Tesla's Autopilot software earlier this month has caused headaches for drivers of its electric cars – with one user alleging he was almost driven off the road by the robotic assistant.…

Debian variant offers safe homeland for systemd haters

LXer - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:30
The Devuan project has released a v2.0 ASCII version of its Devuan fork of Debian that replaces the systemd init with OpenRC, and let’s you load other inits of your choice. The release supports several major Linux hacker boards. The Devuan project was announced in 2014 as a Debian fork for those who prefer other […]

The only way is ethics: UK.gov emphasises moral compass amid deluge of data plans

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:15
Civil servants get cheat sheet for procuring analytics

The UK government has released a guide to help civil servants figure out how to use and procure data science tools ethically as public opinion on slurping continues to circle the drain.…

Cybercrime is Costing Africa's Businesses Billions

Slashdot - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:00
An anonymous reader shares a report: Sophisticated malware, software security breaches, mobile scams -- the list of cybercrime threats is growing. Yet African nations continue to fall short of protecting themselves and must constantly grapple with the impact. A new study from IT services firm Serianu shows the pervasive nature of cybercrime across the continent, affecting businesses, individuals, families, financial institutions, and government agencies. The study shows how weak security architectures, the scarcity of skilled personnel and a lack of awareness and strict regulations have increased vulnerability. Cybercrime cost the continent an estimated $3.5 billion in 2017. The report found more than 90% of African businesses were operating below the cybersecurity "poverty line" -- meaning they couldn't adequately protect themselves against losses. At least 96% of online-related security incidents went unreported and 60% of organizations didn't keep up to date with cybersecurity trends and program updates. (In addition, at least 90% of parents didn't understand what measures to take to protect their children from cyber-bullying.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Waiting to exascale: Now that IBM has Summit-ed, who's to node what comes next?

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:40
Big Blue's rig with Nvidia grunt looks to be first truly exascale system

Comment IBM's 200 petaFLOPS (200,000 trillion calculations per second) Summit supercomputer was unveiled at Oak Ridge National Laboratory last Friday and, scaled up, has proven itself capable of exascale computing in some applications.…

Fedora vs Ubuntu

LXer - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:16
Ubuntu and Fedora are both among the top desktop Linux distributions, but they are very different. Fedora is Redhat's testing ground, and it's geared more towards developers and system administrators. On the other hand, Ubuntu is Canonical's primary product, and it tries to please everyone.

Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:07
Desperate times at Downing Street

The UK government has given itself a reassuring cuddle this week, asserting that – even if high-profile projects such as Galileo march overseas – international tech firms still love Blighty.…

Dinosaurs permitted to mate: But what does AT&T Time merger mean for antitrust – and you?

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:30
Cord-cutters swung the court

Analysis Across political divides in the United States there's a common appetite for reining in the country's plutocratic corporate overlords. The country that reveres Mom 'n' Pop businesses is wary when giant businesses combine. But the landmark decision in a US District Court permitting two legacy businesses to merge indicates how hard this is.…

Linux Gets Loud

LXer - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:01
Exploring the current state of musical Linux with interviews of developersof popular packages. Linux is ready for prime time when it comes to music production. Newofferings from Linux audio developers are pushing creative and technicalboundaries...

Geoboffins baffled as Ceres is crawling with carbon organics

TheRegister - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:58
Comets might have seeded the surface over millennia

Ceres contains more carbon-based compounds - the chemical building blocks for life - than previously thought, according to a new study.…

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