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Google's Abacus May Count Out Passwords

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-05-24 22:38
By the end of the year, Android devs will be able to use a trust API from Google's Project Abacus in their apps, Google ATAP Director Dan Kaufman suggested at last week's I/O conference. The API, which will run in the background continually, is aimed at doing away with passwords. It will use a smartphone's sensors to check users' current locations, typing patterns and voice patterns, as well as for facial recognition. It will create a cumulative trust score that will authenticate users so they can unlock their devices or sign into applications.
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Rebellin Linux Offers Best of Both Gnome Worlds

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-05-24 18:01
Rebellin Linux is a smart-looking, fast distro that is both lightweight and secure. It is well worth checking out. The Rebellin line avoids the pitfalls that befall many Debian GNU/Linux derivatives. It does not maintain a warehouse full of desktop versions. It is neither a minimalistic Linux line nor a distro stuffed with bloat from packages typical users will never need. Instead, it comes well loaded with essential applications, drivers and codecs to provide a very uncomplicated out-of-the-box user experience.
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Apache Guru Behlendorf to Helm Hyperledger Project

Linux Insider Embedded - Fri, 2016-05-20 17:12
The Linux Foundation on Thursday announced that Brian Behlendorf, a primary developer of the Apache Web server and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation, has joined the Hyperledger Project as executive director. The project is a collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for an open standard for distributed ledgers that will apply across industries. It aims to transform how businesses transactions are conducted worldwide.
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Forked Debian Beta Is Rough Around the Edges

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-05-17 22:54
The Devuan GNU/Linux community's much-awaited Devuan Linux Jessie 1.0 beta release is available. It took two years for disgruntled Debian community members to make good on their promise of a systemd-free Debian distro. They rejected a Linux-wide trend to replace older init processes such as Upstart and System V with systemd. The process of forking Debian into Devuan took much longer than the Devuan leadership expected, according to Devuan.org. Despite that delay, Devuan Jessie is a safe upgrade path from Debian Wheezy.
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Docker Ramps Up Container Security

Linux Insider Embedded - Fri, 2016-05-13 22:33
Docker this week announced the rollout of security scanning technology to safeguard container content across the entire software supply chain. Docker Security Scanning is an opt-in service for Docker Cloud private repository plans. It provides a security assessment of the software included in container images. It enables detailed image security profiles, continuous vulnerability monitoring, and notifications for integrated content security across the entire software supply chain, Docker said.
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Simplicity Linux Digs Deeper Than Its Puppy Linux Pals

Linux Insider Embedded - Thu, 2016-05-12 14:00
Simplicity Linux delivers a simpler way to run a fully powered Linux desktop on any computer you touch. It is derived from Puppy Linux. Two beta versions released in March offer experimental approaches that stray from the distro's standard releases. If you're familiar with Puppy Linux but have not yet taken Simplicity for a walk, you're missing out some interesting Linux computing experiences. Puppy Linux is a unique distro brand made for both new and old home-user computers. Simplicity Linux is more than a Puppy Linux clone.
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Report: Companies in the Dark About Their Open Source Risk Exposure

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-05-10 18:31
Commercial software is full of security vulnerabilities from unpatched open source components developers use, according to a report Black Duck Software issued last week. Software companies misjudge how much open source code their commercial products contain, according to the report, which is based on an analysis of 200 applications researchers viewed over the previous six months. Ninety-five percent of applications include open source code components, and 67 percent of open source components had unpatched vulnerabilities, researchers found.
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Eurotech module adopts 32nm Atom

Linux Devices - Thu, 2012-02-02 00:00
Categories: Hardware, Linux

Red Hat unveils 10-year support plan

Linux Devices - Wed, 2012-02-01 20:00
Categories: Hardware, Linux