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Cyber Security: Are Users to Blame?

darthcamaro ooh aah (1 comments)

ooh aah

more than 2 years ago
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Open Compute Developing Wider Rack Standard

darthcamaro Server width is changing Rack Width isn't (237 comments)

There is a big distinction that you need to understand here, the Width of the Server chassis is changing, not the width of the rack itself. The outer dimension of the Server Rack is staying at 24 inches. The REAL problem was a bogus amount of extra cruft in the rack design that is going to be eliminated to make way for the wider servers.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Says It Erred On SSL Attack Disclosure

darthcamaro I think they did the right thing - BOTH times (62 comments)

Mozilla was the first browser vendor to patch. SURE they could have told us exactly what they were patching, but they erred on the side of caution. The fact that they want to be OPEN about everything is just a bonus and it's what differentiates Mozilla from every other browser vendor.

more than 3 years ago
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Xen 4.1 Hypervisor Released

darthcamaro Isn't Xen dead? (105 comments)

Ever since IBM stopped contributing this Xen two years ago, the pace of Xen development has been pathetic. Not sure why this project is still alive.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Released

darthcamaro Only a Minor Update - but major features (284 comments)

the best part of the Firefox 3.6 update is that it's offered to existing 3.5.x users. Not one of those weird 'major updates' like 3.5 was - which is why there are still 3.0.x users out there running old browsers.

more than 4 years ago
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1/3 of People Can't Tell 48Kbps Audio From 160Kbps

darthcamaro not surprising for voice only mono (567 comments)

with single speaker mono there isn't much of a difference - but try the same test with multiple speakers and there is a clear difference

more than 5 years ago
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Red Hat Reaping Benefits From Novell/MSFT deal?

darthcamaro Alfresco never directly asked the Question (71 comments)

The eWeek story got it wrong. Internetnews.com got it right. From their article: "in an interview with internetnews.com, Howells admitted that he lacked that empirical evidence to back up his allegation. "All we've got is the raw statistics," Howells said. "We expected general trends to be similar, but what we saw was a big divergence going from the two platforms being almost the same to one tripling in size. We were looking at various reasons for that, and there may be a number of reasons for that but we don't actually know the specific reason." Among the other reasons why Red Hat users may well have increased is the emergence of a new Red Hat release -- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL) -- which was released in mid-March just a few weeks ahead of when the Alfresco study began. Novell on the other hand had no similar product launch event at any point near the Alfresco study. http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3 690141

more than 7 years ago

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After a Five Year Delay, Snort 3.0 is Back in Development

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  5 days ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "The world's most popular open-source Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) has long been Snort, but it has been a while since there has been a major upgrade. Back in 2009 an effort started to build a Snort 3.0 but it got shelved. This week, Cisco announced that Snort 3.0 is now in development and it will bring a new policy language engine and a new command line shell.

"The user-friendliness features, for example, might enable users to build a programmatic interface for Snort, so when you run it, it can ask the user what class of attacks to look for," Marty Roesch, Snort founder said

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Set To Beef Up Security

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about a week ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 is now out as a public beta and it has a long list of new features including improved Ceph storage support and windows Common Internet File System (CIFS) integration. Security is a big item in the new release with a number of new capabilities including support for FreeOTP for two-factor authentication, a new Certificate Authority managements system and an guide for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)"
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Cisco, Akamai, EFF and Mozilla Partner for New Free Let's Encrypt SSL Service

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about a month ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "We all know we should deploy SSL/TLS on our servers but it's not always easier (or cheap) to do properly. That's the reason why the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Cisco, Akamai and Mozilla have come together for the 'Let's Encrypt' initiative which will provide free certificates backed by a free certificate authority

Peter Eckersley, technology projects director at the EFF said: "To Websites that have been struggling with HTTPS, and Internet users who are frustrated by a lack of privacy and security, we have a simple message: Help is on the way."

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Does Open Source Have Any Natural Enemies?

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about a month and a half ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Usually, proprietary closed software is thought off as being the enemy of open source, but that's not necessarily the case. At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, Mark Collier, the Chief Operating Officer of the OpenStack Foundation spent the first half of his keynote bashing Amazon for being a monolith. But he was quick to note at the midway point that Amazon isn't the enemy. In his view, open source doesn't have any enemies.

"Open source is not about enemies; it's about using technology in the way that you want," Collier said. What do you think?

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The Carder Who Loved Me (aka how to entrap a Credit Card Criminal)

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 2 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Credit card theft is the bane of the modern world and credit card thieves — known as Carders — are growing in number. Big retail breaches are giving these carders lots of numbers to play with, but thankfully law enforcement is up to the task of tracking down the carders. In a session at the SecTor security conference in Toronto, Grayson Lenik, recounted a story of how a good looking undercover female agent convinced a card to come to Las Vegas to marry her. It didn't end well for the carder — or his friends."
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OpenStack Juno Released!

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 2 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "The OpenStack Juno release is now generally available. This the 10th major release for the open-source cloud platform and introduces the Sahara Data Processing Service as the major new project. That's not the only new feature in Juno though, with 310 new features in total. The new features include cloud storage policy, improved IPv6 support, a rescue mode and improved multi-cloud federation capabilities."
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6's Big New Feature is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 2 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat is out today with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (RHEL), providing its users with a long list of incremental updates. While many of those updates are new to RHEL 6, they are not new to RHEL 7, the newer version of Red Hat's flagship enterprise Linux product. High-availability, security and peformance features from RHEL 7 now land in RHEL 6.6. Going a step further, Red Hat is now providing a RHEL 6 Docker Image, so RHEL 7 users can run RHEL 6 applications on RHEL 7 without any changes.

As to why RHEL 6 applications cannot just simply run natively on RHEL 7, Bhavna Sarathy, technology product manager in the Platform Business Unit at Red Hat explained explained that applications that were built and certified to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 have to be rebuilt and re-certified to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, as the software stack between the two major releases is vastly different.

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Xen Cloud Fix Shows the Right Way To Patch Open-Source Flaws

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 2 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Amazon, Rackspace and IBM have all patched their public clouds over the last several days due to a vulnerability in the Xen hypervisor. According to a new report, the Xen project was first advised of the issue two weeks ago, but instead of the knee jerk type reactions we've seen with Heartbleed and now Shellshock, the Xen project privately fixed the bug and waited until all the major Xen deployment were patched before any details were released. Isn't this the way that all open-source projects should fix security issues?"
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Marten Mickos' Plan for OpenStack? Total Victory

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 3 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Marten Mickos is not yet officially part of HP and it's OpenStack cloud (yet) but he will be soon. On Sept 11 Mickos' company Eucalyptus announced that it was being acquired by HP, though the deal has not yet officially closed. That's not stopping Mickos from making bold predictions about OpenStack — an effort that he has been a competitor against for most of the last four years. Speaking at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event Mickos laid out his plan

"For the last one and a half decades, I have been trying to reach full victory for open source," Mickos said.

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Should Docker Move to a Non-Profit Foundation?

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 3 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Docker has become the new hotness in virtualization technology — but it is still a project that is led by the backing of a single vendor — Docker Inc. Is that a problem? Should there be an open-source Foundation to manage the governance and operation of the Docker project? In a video interview — Docker founder and Benevolent Dictator for Life Solomon Hykes says — No."
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Millions of IPv4 Addresses Reclaimed - IPv4 is not dead ! (yet).

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 3 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Back in 2011, IANA said it had allocated its last /8 block of freely available IPv4 address space. As it turns out, here we are in 2014 and IANA has now reclaimed several million IPv4 addresses that it is now giving to regional internet registries. While that means that unallocated IPv4 space is still available, don't get your hopes up that it's limitless, ARIN only has just over one million IPv4 addresses left for the Americas."
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Google Introduce HTML 5.1 Tag to Chrome

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Forget about HTML5, that's already passe — Google is already moving on to HTML5.1 support for the upcoming Chrome 38 release. Currently only a beta, one of the biggest things that web developers will notice is the use of the new "picture" tag which is a container for multiple image sizes/formats. Bottom line is it's a new way to think about the "IMG" tag that has existed since the first HTML spec."
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Brian Stevens Resigns as Red Hat CTO to pursue New Opportunity

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Since November of 2001, Brian Stevens has been the CTO of Red Hat but as of August 28 that's no longer the case. Under Stevens' tenure, Red Hat transformed its business, adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux, acquiring JBoss, Qumranet, Gluster and Ceph as well as joining (and now leading) the OpenStack Foundation. So why did he leave? No official word, but apparently it is to purse a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up."
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IBM Gearing up Mega Power 8 Servers for October Launch

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Now that IBM has sold off its x86 server business to Lenovo, it's full steam ahead for IBM's Power business. While Intel is ramping up its next generation of server silicon for a September launch, IBM has its next lineup of Power 8 servers set to be announced in October.

There is a larger than 4U, 2 socket system coming out," Doug Balong ,General Manager of Power Systems within IBM's System and Technology Group said.

Can IBM Power 8 actually take on x86? Or has that ship already sailed?"
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Linus Torvalds Want to Dominate the Desktop

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Linux is everywhere or is it? At the LinuxCon conference in Chicago today Linus Torvalds was asked where Linux should go next. Torvalds didn't hesitate with his reply.

"I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.

Torvalds doesn't see the desktop as being a kernel problem at this point either, but rather one about infrastructure. While not ready to declare a 'Year of the Linux Desktop' he does expect that to happen — one day."
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Hiding a WiFi Pineapple in a Carbon Monoxide detector

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Hiding penetration tools is a tough challenge for any security researchers. At the Defcon conference this past weekend, Hak5's Darren Kitchen showed off a case for his WiFi Pineapple pentesting device that looked a whole lot like a Carbon Monoxide detector

"Who will be the asshat that unplugs a CO2 monitor at a client site?" Kitchen said /blockquote?

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 6 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Nearly 4 years after RHEL 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 finally hit general availability today. A lot has happened in the last four years and one of the biggest new innovations in RHEL 7 is a technology that didn't exist when development first began. Docker containers are now a fully supported part of RHEL 7.

"RHEL has had to become a lot more flexible because of things like containers and Docker," Denise Dumas, senior director of Platform Engineering at Red Hat said.-

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Docker 1.0 Released

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 6 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Docker 1.0 is now officially available, for the first time providing users of the open-source container virtualization technology with a stable release suitable for product deployment. As a stable release Docker will now be commercially supported with training, architectural review and other services. -

"We have a huge backlog of people that are interested in running Docker, so we're set up to deliver services ourselves and in conjunction with network integrators," Docker CEO Ben Golub said.

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Matthew Miller Named New Fedora Linux Project Leader

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 6 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Barely a week after Robyn Bergeron announced her intention to step down, Red Hat today announced that Matthew Miller is now the new Fedora Project Leader. Miller is the guy that came up with the whole Fedora.next proposal which is now reshaping Red Hat's community Linux project. Miller has a clear view of how his leadership will work in the cat-herding world of open source.

As the FPL, you've got the responsibility, but no actual authority to tell anyone to do things," Miller said. "So you have to find people that have an interest and are aligned with the direction you want to go."

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