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When Open Source Software Costs Cities More

When Open Source Software Costs Cities More

January 31, 2020 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

Over the past decade, I have served in various roles to deliver software for public agencies under government-funded contracts at MIT, UC Berkeley, and at transportation technology companies (the majority of that time as an academic). As transportation continues to rapidly change, and cities becomeRead More

Adobe, Open Source & Diversity: Joseph Sandoval

Adobe, Open Source & Diversity: Joseph Sandoval

January 31, 2020 at 8:18 pm 0 comments

We sat down with Joseph Sandoval, SRE Manager of Cloud Platform at Adobe to talk about the work he is doing to help diversify the open source community. Despite the fact that Open Source lowers the barrier of entry and anyone can start contributing, openRead More

How to Monitor Log Files with Graylog v3.1 on Debian 10

How to Monitor Log Files with Graylog v3.1 on Debian 10

January 31, 2020 at 7:45 pm 0 comments

Graylog is a free and open-source log management tool based on Java, ElasticSearch and MongoDB. Graylog can be used to collect, index and analyze any server log from a centralized location or distributed location. We can easily monitor any unusual activity for debugging applications and logs using Graylog. Graylog provides a powerful query language,Read More

Red Hat CEO Becomes IBM Chairman

Red Hat CEO Becomes IBM Chairman

January 31, 2020 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty is stepping down in April, the company announced Thursday. Arvind Krishna, noted as a key architect of the company’s Red Hat acquisition, will become CEO upon Rometty’s exit. Rometty will serve as executive chairman through 2020 and then retire. RedRead More

Don’t Sweat Over AWS Downtime

Don’t Sweat Over AWS Downtime

January 31, 2020 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

Last year on August 31st, AWS’ Virginia-based datacenter (AWS US-EAST-1) went down due to a power failure. The back-up generators started failing within an hour or two, which ended up in bad news for many customers who were told by AWS that they have permanently lost their data. This might be oneRead More

A Security-Focused Linux Distro Based on Gentoo

A Security-Focused Linux Distro Based on Gentoo

January 31, 2020 at 7:18 am 0 comments

Pentoo is an open-source Live CD and Live USB Gentoo Linux-based operating system designed for experts in the field of penetration testing and security assessment. It is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and is can be run as an overlay on an existing Gentoo installation. If you’re notRead More

How to Install Yay AUR Helper in Arch Linux and Manjaro

How to Install Yay AUR Helper in Arch Linux and Manjaro

January 31, 2020 at 7:04 am 0 comments

The tow commonly used AUR helpers in Arch Linux are Yaourt and Packer. You can easily use them for Arch Linux package management tasks such as installing and updating packages. However, the two have been discontinued in favour of yay, short for Yet Another Yaourt. Yay is a modern AURRead More

Google Makes It Easier To Flash Android Open-Source Project On Phones

Google Makes It Easier To Flash Android Open-Source Project On Phones

January 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm 0 comments

Flashing the Android Open-Source Project (AOSP) onto devices is now a lot easier thanks to the Android Flash Tool. Deploying the open-source build of Android onto smartphones/tablets has been a chore with various manual steps involved from the command line, but now the Android FlashRead More

Linux 5.6 Is The First Kernel For 32-Bit Systems Ready To Run Past Year 2038

Linux 5.6 Is The First Kernel For 32-Bit Systems Ready To Run Past Year 2038

January 30, 2020 at 9:40 pm 0 comments

On top of all the spectacular work coming with Linux 5.6, here is another big improvement that went under my radar until today: Linux 5.6 is slated to be the first mainline kernel ready for 32-bit systems to run past the Year 2038! On 19Read More

How to Install Horde Webmail on Debian 10

How to Install Horde Webmail on Debian 10

January 30, 2020 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

Horde Groupware is a free and open-source collaboration suite that offers calendar, notes, tasks, file manager and many more. It comes with a dynamic, basic and mobile-friendly web-based interface and provides unlimited resources per user. It works on any web server with PHP support and most operating systems including, Linux,Read More

How to Install Composer on CentOS 8

How to Install Composer on CentOS 8

January 30, 2020 at 7:12 am 0 comments

Composer is the most popular package management program for PHP, that offers a standard form for managing dependencies of PHP applications and needed libraries that your project relies on and it will manage (install/update) them for you easily. Composer is a command-line program that installs dependencies and libraries for applicationsRead More

Kali Linux 2020.1 Now Available for Download

Kali Linux 2020.1 Now Available for Download

January 30, 2020 at 1:13 am 0 comments

Kali Linux 2020.1 is now live with a long list of improvements, including the highly-anticipated non-root by default that’s supposed to add an extra layer of security by using a standard unprivileged user. Beginning with this release, if you run the live version of Kali,Read More

Uncovering Vulnerabilities in Open Source Libraries

Uncovering Vulnerabilities in Open Source Libraries

January 29, 2020 at 10:37 pm 0 comments

In recent articles, ForAllSecure has discussed how we were able to use our next-generation fuzzing solution, Mayhem, to discover previously unknown vulnerabilities in several open source projects, including Netflix DIAL reference, Das U-Boot, and more. In this post, we will follow up on a priorRead More

CBS All Access serves ads, but not content, to Linux users

CBS All Access serves ads, but not content, to Linux users

January 29, 2020 at 10:20 pm 0 comments

As of this month, the CBS All Access streaming-video platform—home of popular shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and now Star Trek: Picard—stopped working on Linux PCs, regardless of the choice of browser. Ten years ago, this would have been just another dayRead More

How to Install FAMP Stack (Apache / MySQL / PHP) on FreeBSD 12

How to Install FAMP Stack (Apache / MySQL / PHP) on FreeBSD 12

January 29, 2020 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

The FAMP stack, which is akin to a LAMP stack on Linux, is a collection of open-source software that is typically installed together to enable a FreeBSD server to host dynamic websites and web applications. FAMP is an acronym that stands for FreeBSD (operating system), Apache (HTTP server), MySQL/MariaDB (databaseRead More

How to Install Yii PHP Framework on CentOS 8

How to Install Yii PHP Framework on CentOS 8

January 29, 2020 at 6:37 am 0 comments

Yii is an open-source, high-performance, flexible, efficient and secure PHP framework for rapidly building modern Web applications. It is a generic and full-stack web programming framework for writing code in an object-oriented fashion and provides many proven and ready-to-use features. It comes with a number of reasonable defaults and built-inRead More

An Open Source Alternative to AWS SageMaker

An Open Source Alternative to AWS SageMaker

January 28, 2020 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

There’s no shortage of resources and tools for developing machine learning algorithms. But when it comes to putting those algorithms into production for inference, outside of AWS’s popular SageMaker, there’s not a lot to choose from. Now a startup called Cortex Labs is looking toRead More

Microsoft releases open source source code analyzer

Microsoft releases open source source code analyzer

January 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm 0 comments

Looking to aid developers who rely on external software components, Microsoft has introduced a source code analyzer, Microsoft Application Inspector, to help surface features and other characteristics of source code. Downloadable from GitHub, the cross-platform command-line tool is designed for scanning components prior to useRead More

The Risks and Potential Impacts Associated with Open Source

The Risks and Potential Impacts Associated with Open Source

January 28, 2020 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

Open source software (OSS) is built by communities of developers who contribute their knowledge and time to OSS projects they find appealing. That code can then be used by individuals, communities and organizations in their software products—the only obligation they have is to play underRead More

A Brief History of Open Source Software, Part 2: OSS Licenses and Legalities

A Brief History of Open Source Software, Part 2: OSS Licenses and Legalities

January 28, 2020 at 8:37 pm 0 comments

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the magic of open source software (OSS) is based as much on legal innovation as it is on collaboration. Indeed, the essential innovation that launched free and open source software was not Richard Stallmans GNU Project,Read More

How to Install Apache Spark Cluster Computing Framework on Debian 10

How to Install Apache Spark Cluster Computing Framework on Debian 10

January 28, 2020 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

[*] Apache Spark is a free and open-source cluster-computing framework used for analytics, machine learning and graph processing on large volumes of data. Spark comes with 80+ high-level operators that enable you to build parallel apps and use it interactively from the Scala, Python, R, and SQL shells. It isRead More

What is IAM and How does IAM Work in AWS?

What is IAM and How does IAM Work in AWS?

January 28, 2020 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

IAM (Identity and Access Management) falls under “Security, Identity, & Compliance” service in AWS (Amazon Web Services). It lets us manage access to AWS services and resources securely. Using IAM we can create and manage AWS users, groups, roles and use permissions to allow or deny their access to AWSRead More

How to Create a VDO Volume On a Storage Device on RHEL 8

How to Create a VDO Volume On a Storage Device on RHEL 8

January 28, 2020 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Introduced by RedHat in RHEL 7.5 and later, VDO short for Virtual Date Optimizer is a block virtualization technology that provides inline deduplication and compression of data at a block device level. The idea of deduplication is quite simple: to remove copies of duplicate data and only remain with oneRead More

So long, Sonos: Meet the open-source audio system that will never die

So long, Sonos: Meet the open-source audio system that will never die

January 28, 2020 at 3:37 am 0 comments

This week, Sonos announced — and then subsequently retracted — that it would end-of-life a series of popular audio streaming products made by the company during its first 10 years in business. Sonos had decided to end support because these first-generation products lack sufficient processingRead More

Building Zero Trust authentication for multi-cloud application services

Building Zero Trust authentication for multi-cloud application services

January 28, 2020 at 3:24 am 0 comments

One of the fundamental challenges organizations have about multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, is how to easily establish secure communication across different clouds and environments. Cloud providers have their own identity and access management solutions, such as AWS IAM, to manage what access an instance should and should not have.Read More

Linux 5.5 Released With Many Hardware Support Improvements

Linux 5.5 Released With Many Hardware Support Improvements

January 28, 2020 at 3:00 am 0 comments

Linus Torvalds has just released Linux 5.5 as stable. While there was an uptick in patches this week and some concern the Linux 5.5 cycle may be extended due to the downtime encountered around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Linus did opt today toRead More