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  1. MomentumA Dangerous Rebel Bites the DustRead the original story

    21 min ago | American Reporter

    ... while sharing results, instead of working through a central server. Freedom is promised by the free and open source software movement. Its foundation is the principle of radical sharing: the knowledge one produces should be offered to others. ...

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  2. Linux makers release patch to thwart new 'Ghost' cyber threatRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABS-CBN News

    Red Hat Inc and other makers of the widely used Linux operating system for business computers updated their software on Tuesday to thwart a serious new cyber threat they warned could allow hackers to gain remote control of their systems. The previously undisclosed vulnerability, dubbed "Ghost," is deemed critical because attackers could exploit it to covertly gain complete control of a targeted Linux system, according to cyber security firm Qualys, which uncovered the bug.

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  3. New GHOST Scaring Linux UsersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | OStatic

    The top story today is the news that a major security vulnerability has existed in glibc since version 2.2. In other news, Charles H. Schulz previews LibreOffice 4.4 and Bruce Byfield looks at the state of Linux desktops. Speaking of desktops, KDE announced Plasma 5.2 saying it "adds a number of new components, many new features and many more bugfixes."

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  4. 'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributionsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | ITworld

    A fault in a widely used component of most Linux distributions could allow an attacker to take remote control of a system after merely sending a malicious email. The vulnerability, nicknamed "Ghost," is in the GNU C Library known as glibc, according to security vendor Qualys, which disclosed the issue on Tuesday as many Linux distributions released patches.

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  5. New SAP Hana tool aims to bring focus to Big Data insightsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

    ... an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

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  6. Warning! Linux is being haunted by a G-G-G-GHOST vulnerability -- are you at risk?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | BetaNews

    Recently, I declared that the Linux Desktop was dead , something that I stand by. However, Linux still dominates in the mobile device and server categories.

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  7. High Severity Vulnerability Found in Linux Gnu C Library Gives...Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Jan. 27, 2015 -- Qualys, Inc. , a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that its security research team has found a critical vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library , that allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials.

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  8. Linux-libreRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Fsf.org

    It removes non-free components from Linux, that are disguised as source code or distributed in separate files. It also disables run-time requests for non-free components, shipped separately or as part of Linux, and documentation pointing to them.

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  9. Ghost Vulnerability in glibc Affects All Linux SystemsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Linux Today

    "A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects all Linux systems dating back to 2000. Attackers can use this flaw to execute code and remotely gain control of Linux machines.

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  10. Qualys finds GHOST: Critical Linux remote code execution flawRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | TechTarget

    A critical Linux vulnerability, called GHOST, has been found to affect glibc versions released since 2000, and could pose a remote exploit risk on many Linux systems. Security vendors report a newly discovered critical Linux vulnerability, affecting systems dating back to the year 2000, could lead to remote code execution and allow attackers to gain full control of a target device.

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  11. Qualys Releases Security Advisory for "GHOST" Vulnerability on Linux SystemsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | AndhraNews

    Qualys, Inc. , a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that its security research team has found a critical vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library , that allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials. Qualys has worked closely with Linux distribution vendors in a coordinated effort to offer a patch for all distributions of Linux systems impacted, which is available today from the corresponding vendors.

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  12. Reproducible research in computational economics: guidelines,...Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | CiteULike

    ... and visualization, such as integrated dynamic electronic documents, distributed computing systems, open source software, and their potential usefulness in making computational and empirical research in economics more easily reproducible. CiteULike ...

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  13. Should you use Windows 10 or Ubuntu?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | ITworld

    In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu versus Windows 10. Plus: Dell updates Developer Edition Linux laptops, and KDE Plasma 5.2 released and reviewed In yesterday's roundup I included two stories about Windows 10 and the fate of the Linux desktop. Today there's a story at Datamation that compares Windows 10 with Ubuntu to see which one might be a better fit for readers.

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  14. GHOST: The Latest Hacking Vulnerability Affects EveryoneRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Animal

    The GHOST vulnerability is the hot new software bug and the end is nigh. It lets anyone take over a vulnerable Linux machine without knowing anything prior about it.

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  15. GHOST glibc Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Affects All Linux SystemsRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | LinuxSecurity.com

    A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects all Linux systems dating back to 2000. Attackers can use this flaw to execute code and remotely gain control of Linux machines.

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  16. Dell Upgrades Mobile Workstation Laptops With 4KRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | PC Magazine

    Dell today announced a new 4K resolution screen option for its line of workhorse Precision M3800 mobile workstation laptops. Built with indium gallium zinc oxide technology with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protection, the 4K display is a plus for detail-oriented visual workers in architecture, engineering, and photography.

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  17. boto 2.36.0Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | Python

    Boto is a Python package that provides interfaces to Amazon Web Services. Currently, all features work with Python 2.6 and 2.7. Work is under way to support Python 3.3+ in the same codebase.

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  18. Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation gains 4K, Thunderbolt 2 and Ubuntu Linux optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | BetaNews

    Dell makes damn good consumer computers, but the company really shines in the enterprise. Along with HP and Lenovo, the firm makes very solidly built and dependable workstations.

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  19. Highly critical "Ghost" allowing code execution affects most Linux systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Ars Technica

    An extremely critical vulnerability affecting most Linux distributions gives attackers the ability to execute malicious code on servers used to deliver e-mail, host webpages, and carry out other vital functions. The vulnerability in the GNU C Library represents a major Internet threat, in some ways comparable to the Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs that came to light last year.

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  20. New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power usersRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | PC World

    There's a new browser aiming to win the hearts and minds of power users. Called Vivaldi, the Chromium-based browser comes from a team led by Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder and former CEO of Opera Software.

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