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Cyber Security: Are Users to Blame?

darthcamaro ooh aah (1 comments)

ooh aah

about a year 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 4 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

about 7 years ago

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 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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Robyn Bergeron Stepping Down as Fedora Project Leader

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 2 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat's Fedora Linux Project Leader Robyn Bergeron announced that she is leaving her role. Bergeron became Fedora Project Leader in February of 2012 and has presided over one of the busiest periods for Fedora ever. Fedora is now moving to a new model for Fedora 21 with separate desktop, cloud and server products.

"The community has now gotten to the point where it's not a one-size-fits-all product anymore," Bergeron said.

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Red Hat Acquires Inktank for $175 Million (Mark Shuttleworth backed!)

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 3 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat today announced an all cash deal worth $175 million to acquire Inktank, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ceph open-source distributed filesystem. As part of the deal, Inktank is now set to open-source its proprietary Calamari monitoring system for Ceph. The deal could prove to be a real boon for Inktank's investors which include Dreamhost and Red Hat's Linux rival, Mark Shuttleworth. The fate of Gluster however is not a concern as Red Hat sees Ceph and Gluster as being complementary storage filesystem technologies."
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Heartbleed Pricetag to top $500 Million?

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 3 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "The Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability has dominated IT security headlines for two weeks now as the true impact the flaw and its reach is being felt. But what will all of this cost? One figure that has been suggested is $500 million, using the 2001 W.32 Nimda worm as a precedent. Is that number too low — or is it too high?"
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OpenStack Icehouse Debuts with Database-as-a-Service in the Open-Source Cloud

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 3 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "The OpenStack Foundation is set to officially release its Icehouse release on April 17, providing a long list of new features including: live compute node updates, object storage replication improvements and federated cloud identity options. In terms of new projects, only one new effort is being directly integrated with Icehouse and that's the Trove Database-as-a-Service project that originally was known as Project Red Dwarf.

"Pretty much every application today has a database," Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, told eWEEK. "Creating a standard way to provision and manage the lifecycle of those databases is a really useful and important feature to have in OpenStack."

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The Marketing of Heartbleed

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "No security issue in recent memory has received the same attention as the Heartbleed flaw. What many people don't seem to realize amidst the media frenzy is that both the name 'Heartbleed' and the bleeding heart logo were created by a security research firm as a way to brand the flaw. The Chief Marketing Officer of Codenomicon (the firm that came up with the name Heartbleed and owns the website Heartbleed.com) said:
"Our intent was never to market, [but] rather to inform, educate and advise," Hope Frank said. "This is why we decided to post our internal Heartbleed content and created the Website. The domain happened to be available. ""

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There are now 271 Million Registered Web Domain with.tk the #2 Domain after .com

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Every year more and more web domains are registered and 2013 was no exception. There are now 271 million Top Level Domains registrations on the web today. Not surprisingly .com is the most popular domain with 112 million registered domain. What is surprising is that the number two TLD in the world is the .tk country-code TLD for Tokelau, a small territory in the South Pacific Ocean belonging to New Zealand."
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Microsoft Misses Pwn2own Flaws in Final Windows XP Patch Tuesday Update

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Once again, it looks like Microsoft will be the last vendor to actually patch flaws that were first publicly demonstrated at the HP sponsored Pwn2own hacking event. Google, Apple and Mozilla have all patched flaws in their respective browsers for the security vulnerabilities demonstrated last month, but Microsoft has not. In its April Patch Tuesday update today, Microsoft provided the final updates to Windows XP, but didn't bother to include Pwn2own fixes.""
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oVirt 3.4 Released Finally Enabling Management and VMs on the Same Machine

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat's open source oVirt project hit a major milestone this week with the release of version 3.4. It's got improved storage handling so users can mix and match different resource types, though the big new feature is one that seems painfully obvious. For the first time oVirt users can have the oVirt Manager and oVirt VMs on the same physical machine.

"So, typically, customers deployed the oVirt engine on a physical machine or on a virtual machine that wasn't managed or monitored," Scott Herold, principal product manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization said. "The oVirt 3.4 release adds the ability for oVirt to self-host its engine, including monitoring and recovery of the virtual machine." -

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Apache CloudStack 4.3 Released

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Apache CloudStack 4.3 is now out providing cloud users with a long list of new features. At the top of the list is support for Microsoft's Hyper-V, as well as support for scalable instance sizing that is unrelated to the auto-sizing feature common on all modern cloud platforms.Hugo Trippaers, vice president of Apache CloudStack explained that what Dynamic Comput provides is instead having to maintain lists of fixed compute offerings catering to all, a number of dynamic offerings can be made available, and the user has the freedom to set, for example, the number of CPUs.-"
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Mozilla today announced that Brendan Eich would be its new CEO. Eich had been serving as Mozilla's CTO and has been with Mozilla since day one — literally day one. Eich was a Netscape engineer when AOL decided to create the open-source Mozilla project in 1998. The choice of Eich as CEO seems obvious to some, after a string of recent short-tenured CEOs at Mozilla's helm."
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Docker Turns 1: What is the Future for Open Source Container Tech?

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Docker has become one of the most hyped open-source projects in recent years, making it hard to believe the project only started one year ago. In that one year, Docker has now gained the support of Red Hat and other major Linux vendors. What does the future hold for Docker? Will it overtake other forms of virtualization or will it just be a curiosity?"
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Java 8 Officially Released

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Oracle today officially released Java 8, nearly two years after Java 7, and after much delay. The new release includes a number of critical new features including Lambda expressions and the new Nashorn JavaScript engine. Java 8 however is still missing at least critical piece that Java developers have been asking for, for years.

"It’s a pity that some of the features like Jigsaw were dropped as modularity, runtime dependencies and interoperability are still a huge problem in Java," James Donelan, vice president of engineering at MuleSoft said. "In fact this is the one area where I still think Java has a long way to go."

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Firefox Was the Most Attacked & Exploited Browser at Pwn2own 2014

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 4 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Though IE, Chrome and Safari were all attacked and all were exploited, no single web browser was as humiliated at this year's Pwn2own hacking challenge as was Mozilla Firefox. A fully patched version of Firefox was exploited 4 different times by attackers, each revealing new zero-day vulnerabilities in the open-source web browser. When asked why Mozilla was attacked so much this year, Sid Stamm, senior engineering manager of security and privacy said:

"Pwn2Own offers very large financial incentives to researchers to expose vulnerabilities, and that may have contributed in part to the researchers' decision to wait until now to share their work and help protect Firefox users."

The Pwn2own event paid researcher $50,000 for each Firefox vulnerability. Mozilla now pays researcher only $3,000 per vulnerability."
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GoDaddy Moving Its Entire Infrastructure to Open-Source OpenStack

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 5 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "The OpenStack cloud platform keeps on gaining new converts. The latest is GoDaddy which today announced it is now officially supporting the OpenStack Foundation. How GoDaddy came to officially join the OpenStack Foundation is interesting, apparently the OpenStack Foundation found out that GoDaddy was using OpenStack though job postings."
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HP's Top Security Exec Targetted by Spearphishers

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 5 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "attackers aren't just going after governments they're also directly going after big IT vendors too.
In video interview, HP's top security exec, Art Gilliland, admitted that he has been that target of spearphishers that wrote customer malware specifically targeted to exploit him. Gilllaland is no chump though and no harm was done."

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Will Red Hat Acquire Hortonworks?

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 6 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat has a history of acquiring key technology partners to help build out its portfolio. In 2011, Red Hat acquired Gluster, which now forms the basis of Red Hat Storage — in 2014 is a Hadoop vendor like Hortonworks in the cards like Hortonworks? The answer is likely not..

"Many enterprises want to run Hadoop on Red Hat’s infrastructure and application platform, but not all customers want to use the same Hadoop distribution," Ranga Rangachari, Red Hat's vice president and general manager, Storage and Big Data said.

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Microsoft's IE is the Most Targetted Application by Security Researchers

darthcamaro darthcamaro writes  |  about 6 months ago

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Though Microsoft hasn't yet patched its Internet Explorer web browser in 2014, it did patch IE at least once every month in 2013. According to HP's 2013 Cyber Risk Report, more researchers tried to sell IE vulnerabilities than any other product vulnerability

"These are the users that adversaries are going after; they tend to more likely be in business environments," Jacob West, CTO of HP's Enterprise Security Group said. "IE is the most prevalent browser on the systems that attackers want to compromise."

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