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Categories: Linux Kernel

SSH Key Rotation with the POSIX Shell - Sunset Nears for Elderly Keys

LXer Linux News - 21 hours 46 min ago
OpenBSD has recently stressed to us the value of key rotation by their use of “Signify” distribution release signatures. We have realized that SSH keys should also rotate, to reduce the risk of powerful keys that fall into the wrong hands which become “the gift that keeps on giving.” There have always been open questions on the retirement of SSH keys. These questions have grown in volume and many are joining the advocacy for SSH certificate authorities.
Categories: General News

VR Platform ‘Decentraland’ Now a Patron Level ‘Blender’ Member

LXer Linux News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 23:08
The blockchain-based virtual world platform’s membership will bring at least $135,000 in additional funding to the open source Blender project.
Categories: General News

BSD Release: FreeBSD 12.3

DistroWatch.com - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 22:18
The FreeBSD team has announced the availability of the third update to the operating system's 12.x branch. FreeBSD 12.3 includes several bug fixes to the kernel, userland updates, and improvements to network drivers. The project's release announcement reports: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the....
Categories: Distributions

Anyone can draw on Linux with Inkscape

LXer Linux News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 21:54
Inkscape is an illustration application, and it works in vectors to ensure limitless resolution for your drawings. Vector illustration is different from freehand illustration. If you're used to drawing freehand, vectors may at first feel restrictive, but once you get used to how vectors get created and how you can use them to construct an image, it's a powerful way to build visuals of all sorts. And if you're not much of an illustrator at all, you might just find that the hands-off approach of vectors means you can draw in Inkscape even though you can't draw with pen and paper.
Categories: General News

Kafdrop Security Flaw Exposes Kafka Clusters Data

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 21:00

Researchers at Spectral recently discovered a security flaw in Kafdrop, a popular open-source UI and management interface for Apache Kafka clusters that has been downloaded more than 20 million times.

The Kafdrop flaw has allowed the data from Kafka clusters – everything from financial transactions to mission-critical data – to be exposed internet-wide. It can give anyone their own UI to make it easy to review live Kafka clusters without authentication. Learn more about the security flaw and its impact here.

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Categories: General News

How to Upgrade Go on Ubuntu

LXer Linux News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 20:39
Learn how to upgrade Golang on Ubuntu. This article shows you how to check the current installed version, how to remove the existing version and how to install the new one.
Categories: General News

Fly Pie Is A GNOME Shell Launcher For Users With One Hand On The Mouse Most Of The Time

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 20:30

Fly Pie is a GNOME Shell launcher (available as an extension) designed for users who have one hand on the mouse most of the time. It can be used to launch applications, URLs, recent files, simulate hotkeys, access the clipboard, and more. It works under both X11 and Wayland.

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Categories: General News

Distribution Release: Tails 4.25

DistroWatch.com - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 19:52
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project's latest release is Tails 4.25 introduces a number of package updates for key components. It also features a backup utility to copy important files....
Categories: Distributions

All Virtual LibrePlanet 2022 Scheduled for March 19-20

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 19:30

Call for Sessions and FSF Award nominations have been extended until December 15. No news yet on whether Richard Stallman will be a speaker.

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Categories: General News

Acra: Open-source Database Protection with Field-level Encryption and Intrusion Detection

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 19:30

Acra’s features enable the implementation of application-level encryption in modern cloud applications, saving development costs and allowing tighter grip on sensitive data lifecycle.

Security teams value that Acra unifies security control set around sensitive data, combining 9 strong data security controls on one choke point to data access: application-level encryption, searchable encryption, data masking, data tokenization, connections’ authentication, data leakage prevention, cryptographically signed audit logs, database request firewall, and security events automation.

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Categories: General News

Learn more about distributed databases with ShardingSphere

LXer Linux News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 19:25
Apache ShardingSphere is an open source distributed database, plus an ecosystem users and developers need for their database to provide a customized and cloud-native experience. In the three years since it joined the Apache Foundation, the ShardingSphere core team has worked hard with the community to create an open source, robust, and distributed database and a supporting ecosystem.
Categories: General News

How to Install PHP 8.1 on Ubuntu 21.04

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 19:00

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install the current stable release of PHP 8.1 on Ubuntu 21.04.

PHP is a general-purpose scripting language suitable for web development. Most websites out there are programmed using PHP language because it is:

  • Fast – PHP is fast because it runs on its own memory space. Also, PHP has Zend engine that parses PHP code and turns it into opcodes, which are then interpreted.
  • Flexible – PHP is flexible because it allows for almost all databases. MySQL is the de-facto database to connect to because it is open source.
  • Free and open source
  • PHP is forgiving – Why do we say PHP is forgiving? Learning it is not so hard, therefore it’s suitable for almost all programmers starting out.
  • PHP supports major communication protocols i.e. LDAP, IMAP, POP3.

Learn more in the full article.

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Categories: General News

Multiple MySQL Instances on the Same Server

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 18:30

I’ve installed first MySQL and then MariaDB; again without a reason to install in that order. You can do it the other way (first Maria, then MySQL) or even different versions of the same database.

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Categories: General News

Top 10 Linux Distributions for KDE Plasma Compared

LXer Linux News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 18:24
Planning to adapt a stable KDE Plasma based desktop in Linux and thinking about as a daily driver? Well, here we present top 10 Linux distributions that are better integrated with KDE Plasma.
Categories: General News

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Autodesk EAGLE

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 18:00

Autodesk EAGLE is available for Linux, but it’s proprietary software. What are the best free and open source alternatives to Autodesk EAGLE?

EAGLE is a scriptable electronic design automation (EDA) application with schematic capture, printed circuit board (PCB) layout, auto-router, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) features. Several open source alternatives are available to Linux users. Learn more here.

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Categories: General News

Open-source Vizio Lawsuit Takes an Ugly Turn

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:45

All the Software Freedom Conservancy wants is for Vizio to release the open-source Linux and software code it’s bundled into its TV firmware. Is Vizio going to? Nope.

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Open-Source Cloud-Native Security Analyzer Terrascan Embeds Security into Native DevOps Tooling

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:30

Tenable has enhanced Terrascan, an open-source cloud-native security analyzer that helps developers secure Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The new capabilities enable organizations to embed security into their DevOps tooling, pipelines, and supply chains, mitigating risks before infrastructure is provisioned.

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Categories: General News

How to Run Multiple Commands at once in Linux

LXer Linux News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:22
2DayGeeK: In this tutorial, you will learn the different ways to combine and execute multiple Linux commands efficiently.
Categories: General News

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: December 5th, 2021

Linux Today News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:15

This week was all about new distro releases. We’ve got Nitrux 1.7.1, 4MLinux 38.0, NixOS 21.11, EndeavourOS Atlantis, and last but not least a new Arch Linux ISO release, the first to be powered by the Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series.

On top of that, we got a major Blender release with dozens of goodies for 3D artists, new kernel patches for Ubuntu users, a new update for KDE Plasma fans, the apps roundup for Xfce users, a new app for Ubuntu gamers, and for application developers a new major Qt Creator IDE release.

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