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'Devil's Ivy' Is Another Wake-Up Call for IoT Security
Although many media outlets have been quick to blame the open source practice of code reuse on the scope of this exploit, that ignores the core issue. The real problem is the lack of standards -- especially when it comes to security -- for IoT devices.

How to Monitor Log Files with Graylog2 on Debian 9
Graylog is a free and open source log management tool based on Java, Elasticsearch and MongoDB that can be used to collect, index and analyze any server log from centralized location. You can easily monitor the SSH logins and unusual activity for debugging applications and logs using Graylog.

GoDaddy Drops Curtain on Its Cloud Business… Again
GoDaddy is shuttering Cloud Servers, its public cloud service. I know what you’re thinking. “GoDaddy is in the public cloud business?” Therein might lie the problem.

Akademy Monday Wrapup Session Video
Akademy has had its first full day of BoFs, group sessions discussing our plans for the next year. The wrapup session has just finished so watch the video to find out about what Plasma devs are working on, what tutorials happened and how we avoided a fist fight to the finish.Your browser does not support the video tag, download Monday wrapup video.

15 ways to empower students with open source tools
The academic year is firing back up soon, so you'll be seeing more education articles on Opensource.com in the coming weeks.read more

How to Install Pimcore with Nginx on CentOS 7
Pimcore is an open source enterprise content management system (CMS) written in PHP, It uses MySQL as database backend. In this tutorial, we will install Pimcore CMS on CentOS 7 server.

Untangling Package Management in JavaScript Applications
In this post, we’ll talk about where we started with package managers, how they’ve evolved, and why Kenzan recommends Yarn as a best bet for scaled applications in the continuing evolution of package management.

How to automate your system administration tasks with Ansible
Do you want to sharpen your system administration or Linux skills? Perhaps you have some stuff running on your local LAN and you want to make your life easier—where do you begin? In this article, I'll explain how to set up tooling to simplify administering multiple machines.When it comes to remote administration tools, SaltStack, Puppet, Chef, and Ansible are a few popular options. Throughout this article, I'll focus on Ansible and explain how it can be helpful whether you have 5 virtual machines or a 1,000.read more

9 Method To Check Your Public IP Addresse In Linux Command Line
IP address stands for Internet Protocol Address and each devices are assigned with specified IP Address to identify the device which are connected on internet.

Long-Term Review: Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" MATE
I installed Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" MATE onto my laptop's hard drive and have been using it for 2 weeks: it was easy to install and set up, had no issues, and was able to effectively stay out of my way.

8 Insanely Addictive Multi-Platform Open Source Simulation Games
Simulation video games (“Sims”) describe a wide range of video games, generally designed to closely emulate real life activities. Examples of this genre include operating a copy of a real-life vehicle, or participating in recreating historical events. Sims differ from other PC games in that their raison d’être isn’t always to entertain, at least not primarily. Simulation games remain popular among gamers, offering players the experience of the real world.

Find your happy place: Fedora 26 has landed
Nice solar tracking, shame about the FlatpaksReview Fedora 26, released recently, is a welcome update on the already very nice 25.…

Easy backups with DEJA  Dup
Welcome to part 3 in the series on taking smart backups with duplicity. This article will show how to use Déjà Dup, a GTK+ program to quickly back up your personal files. Déjà Dup is a graphical frontend to Duplicity.... Continue Reading [he]#8594[/he]

Linus Torvalds Announces a "Bigger Than Average" Second RC of Linux Kernel 4.13
The development cycle of the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series, whose release cycle was kicked off last week by none other than Linus Torvalds, continues today with the second Release Candidate (RC) milestone.

How to live demo a web app with lousy internet
Live demos are the bane of professional speakers everywhere. Even the most well-prepared live demo can go wrong for unforeseeable reasons. This is a bad thing to happen while you're on stage in front of 300 people. Live demos of remote web apps are so fraught with peril that most people find other ways of presenting them. Screenshots can never fail, and local sandboxes won't fail on overloaded conference internet connections. But what if we can't set up a local sandbox in time for our talk? What if our database is huge and complex?read more

<code>systemd</code>'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix
Repeat after me: _ is allowed in domain namesA few Penguinistas spent a weekend working out why they can't get through to Netflix from their Linux machines, because when they tried, their DNS lookups failed.…

Fundamentals of processes management on Linux
One of the core activities of a system administrator is that of monitoring and interacting with the processes running on a machine. In this tutorial you will be introduced to the use of some fundamental tools that will help you accomplish that vital task.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 5 Ethical Hacking Distro Debuts with Linux Kernel 4.8
The development team behind the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux ethical hacking distribution designed for security evaluations and penetration testing tasks announced the release of BackBox Linux 5.

Zero-Day Exploit Surfaces that May Affect Millions of IoT Users
Millions of IoT devices relying on widely used third-party toolkit gSOAP could face a zero-day attack, security firm Senrio disclosed Tuesday, which dubbed the vulnerability Devil's Ivy.

Firefox Focus Passes One Million Downloads Mark on Android, Gets New Features
Firefox Focus launched on Google's Android mobile platform only a month ago, and it looks like it already passed the one million downloads mark, so Mozilla wants to celebrate this milestone by launching three new user-requested features.