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Kali Linux gives itself a Docker-cut - The Register

Linux News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:53

The Register

Kali Linux gives itself a Docker-cut
The Register
"Last week we received an email from a fellow penetration tester, requesting official Kali Linux Docker images that he could use for his work," Aharoni says. "The beauty [of Docker] is that Kali is placed in a nice, neat container without polluting ...

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SpaceX Cleared For US Military Launches

Slashdot.org - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:37
An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. Air Force has given private rocket company SpaceX clearance to launch military satellites into orbit. This disrupts the lock that Boeing and Lockheed Martin have had on military launches for almost a decade. SpaceX will get its first opportunity to bid for such launches in June, when the Air Force posts a contract to launch GPS satellites.

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IMSI Catcher by uriboros

Freelancer.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:20
We require a developer to write develop software for an imsi catcher based on the following: 1. BeagleBone black 2. Ettus' B200 3. Omni directional antenna functionality includes the following: 1... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Linux)
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Qt 4.8.7 Released with Over 150 Improvements and Bug Fixes

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:00

 softpedia: With over 150 bug fixes and improvements onboard, Qt 4.8.7 is here

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A Text Message Can Crash An iPhone and Force It To Reboot

Slashdot.org - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:55
DavidGilbert99 writes with news that a bug in iOS has made it so anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a text message containing certain characters. "When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot." The text string is specific enough that it's unlikely to happen by accident, and users can disable text notification banners to protect themselves from being affected. However, if a user receives the crash-inducing text, they won't be able to access the Messages app without causing another crash. A similar bug crashed applications in OS X a few years ago.

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Nginx rewrite rules by vagoslink

Freelancer.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:53
Im using a script which it has the following .htaccess Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR] ... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, Nginx, System Admin)
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Volvo Self-Parking Car Hits People Because Owner Didn't Pay For Extra Feature

Slashdot.org - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:13
schwit1 writes: A video that recently went viral shows a demonstration of a Volvo XC60's self-parking feature. It reverses itself, waits, and then confidently drives into a group of people at a non-negligible speed. (Two were hit, and while both were bruised, they were otherwise OK.) The situation was presumed to have resulted from a malfunction with the car — but the car might not have had the ability to recognize a human at all. A Volvo representative said the car was not equipped with the "Pedestrian detection" feature. That feature is sold as a separate package.

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Linux Mint Debian to Reach End of Life in January 2016 - Softpedia News

Linux News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:45

Softpedia News

Linux Mint Debian to Reach End of Life in January 2016
Softpedia News
The first edition of Linux Mint Debian will reach EOL status (end of life) in January, 2016, and users have been advised to upgrade their systems as soon as possible. Linux Mint Debian is just another member of the Linux Mint family, but it's based on ...

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Write some software by mircostrizzi

Freelancer.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:29
I need you to develop some software for me. I would like this software to be developed for Linux using Python.Openerp: button in Sales Order to show all deactivated product in a tree pop up view searchable (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, Python, Software Architecture)
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Nonpublic project #7741433 by WFSProjectIT

Freelancer.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:10
The project is Nonpublic. Description can be read only by registered users. (Budget: €750 - €1500 EUR)
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Get started with Midnight Commander, a Linux file manager

OpenSource.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:00

In my previous article, 8 Linux file managers to try, I compared a number of file managers, but there was not enough space to go into detail about any of the several file managers that I mentioned briefly. This article will delve a bit further into Midnight Commander, and I plan to write more to cover some of the other file managers in more detail.

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When it comes to risk-taking, CIOs must have their team's back

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:00

Enterprisersproject: Taking smart risks is essential in IT today. Charlene Begley on why CIOs must protect their teams.

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Antivirus products for Linux compared - BetaNews

Linux News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 05:59

Antivirus products for Linux compared
Though Linux is often seen as being immune to malware it's still important to have protection, partly because Linux malware does exist, even if it's rare, and partly to prevent the passing on of viruses to more vulnerable operating systems like Windows ...
You might be surprised by how few businesses protect their Linux servers with ...Naked Security (blog)

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Rolling out the red carpet for app owners in Search Console

GoogleWebmasterCentral - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 05:22
Wouldn’t it be nifty if you could track where your indexed app content shows up in search results, for which queries, which app pages are most popular, and which ones have errors? Yeah, we thought so too! So we’ve equipped our freshly renamed Search Console with new reports to show you how Google understands and treats your app content in search results.
Our goal is to make Search Console a comprehensive source of information for everyone who cares about search, regardless of the format of their content. So, if you own or develop an app, Search Console is your new go-to place for search stats.
Add your app to Search ConsoleSimply open Search Console and enter your app name: android-app://com.example. Of course, we’ll only show data to authorized app owners, so you need to use your Google Play account to let Search Console know you have access to the app. If you don’t have access to your app in Google Play, ask an owner to verify the app in Search Console and add you next.
Connect your site to your appAssociating your site with your app is necessary for App Indexing to work. Plus, it helps with understanding and ranking the app content better.
Track your app content’s performance in searchThe new Search Analytics report provides detailed information on top queries, top app pages, and traffic by country. It also has a comprehensive set of filters, allowing you to narrow down to a specific query type or region, or sort by clicks, impressions, CTR, and positions.
Use the Search Analytics report to compare which app content you consider most important with the content that actually shows up in search and gets the most clicks. If they match, you’re on the right track! Your users are finding and liking what you want them to see. If there’s little overlap, you may need to restructure your navigation, or make the most important content easier to find. Also worth checking in this case: have you provided deep links to all the app content you want your users to find?
Make sure Google understands your app contentIf we encounter errors while indexing your app content, we won’t be able to show deep links for those app pages in search results. The Crawl Errors report will show you the type and number of errors we’ve detected.
See your app content the way Google sees itWe’ve created an alpha version of the Fetch as Google tool for apps to help you check if an app URI works and see how Google renders it. It can also be useful for comparing the app content with the webpage content to debug errors such as content mismatch. In many cases, the mismatch errors are caused by blocked resources within the app or by pop-ups asking users to sign in or register. Now you can see and resolve these issues.
To get started on optimizing and troubleshooting your own app, add it to Search Console now. If you want to know more about App Indexing, read about it on our Developer Site. And, as always, you’re welcome to drop by the help forum with more questions.
Posted by:
Hillel Maoz, Engineering Lead, Search Console Team (favorite app: Flipboard) and
Mariya Moeva, Webmaster Trends Analyst (favorite app: Spotify)
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Torvalds: decisions, decisions, top up sun tan or release Linux 4.1? - The Register

Linux News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 05:06

The Register

Torvalds: decisions, decisions, top up sun tan or release Linux 4.1?
The Register
Work/life balance is important. But important enough to slow development of a tool on which a fair slab of the world relies every day? The tool we're talking about is the Linux kernel and we mention it because its benevolent overlord Linus Torvalds ...

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VoIP Expert Required for new system configuration by rob022

Freelancer.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:27
I am looking for a VoIP expert to assist on a project using Linux and VoIP. PLEASE NOTE: I am only looking for true experts and NOT a google and do person as this will not work and just waste both our times with disputes... (Budget: $8 - $15 USD, Jobs: Linux, VoIP)
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​French firm behind Mandriva Linux goes out of business - ZDNet

Linux News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:26

The Register

​French firm behind Mandriva Linux goes out of business
The French software firm behind the once-popular Linux distribution Mandriva has shut its doors. A noticed posted by the company states that it is under liquidation after having been in operation for 16 years. The company, which is listed as having ...
Finally! It's the year of Linux on the desktop TITSUPThe Register
Goodbye, Mandriva, Thank You for the Mandriva Linux OSSoftpedia News
Linux usage on Steam is going down, not upSiliconANGLE (blog)
Businessinsider India -Geek
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Plesk 12 + Centos 6.6 + Apache/Nginx: enable try_files for Nginx by kobbykobby

Freelancer.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:16
We need to enable "try_files" for Nginx for a software which has links like these: https://admin.website.com/orders/?page=2 should automatically call to-> https://admin.website.com/orders?page=2 Other software/system/data should not be touched... (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: Linux, Nginx, System Admin)
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Insurer Won't Pay Out For Security Breach Because of Lax Security

Slashdot.org - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:15
chicksdaddy writes: In what may become a trend, an insurance company is denying a claim from a California healthcare provider following the leak of data on more than 32,000 patients. The insurer, Columbia Casualty, charges that Cottage Health System did an inadequate job of protecting patient data. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in California, Columbia alleges that the breach occurred because Cottage and a third party vendor, INSYNC Computer Solution, Inc. failed to follow "minimum required practices," as spelled out in the policy. Among other things, Cottage "stored medical records on a system that was fully accessible to the internet but failed to install encryption or take other security measures to protect patient information from becoming available to anyone who 'surfed' the Internet," the complaint alleges. Disputes like this may become more common, as insurers anxious to get into a cyber insurance market that's growing by about 40% annually use liberally written exclusions to hedge against "known unknowns" like lax IT practices, pre-existing conditions (like compromises) and so on.

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Building better assistive technology with open hardware

OpenSource.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:00

For many people, technology assists and augments our lives, making certain tasks easier, communicating across long distances possible, and giving us the opportunity to be more informed about the world around us. However, for many people with disabilities, technology is not an accessory but essential to living an independent and quality life.

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