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Suse open-sources live updater for Linux kernel  07 April 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Nobody loves downtime or reboots -- especially not Suse. But the Linux engineers at Suse didn't just sit there and grind their teeth over forced reboots after a kernel patch; they went out and did something about it.
 
Hacker Hymn  01 April 2014 
Source: Boing Boing - Posted by Alex   
Recently I saw a movie on the life and death of Aaron Swartz, who is nowadays often called a martyr for the freedom of the Internet. People, nations and governments like martyrs. They love them, they need them. Martyrs are part of our bipolar, black and white society constructed from good and bad guys, who always do good and bad deeds.
 
Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea  26 March 2014 
Source: CNN Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.
 
Will Open-Source Docker Revolutionize Cloud Virtualization?  24 March 2014 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Docker open-source virtualization container technology project celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 20, as the project stands on the precipice of significant growth in 2014.
 
Brian Krebs Subject of Sony Pictures Movie Deal  20 March 2014 
Source: Tripwire - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An exclusive article published by The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Brian Krebs, the investigative security journalist behind the popular Krebs On Security blog which broke the story about the recent Target breach, is the subject of a motion picture deal.
 
Ethical hacker backer hacked, warns of email ransack  13 March 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The IT security certification body that runs the Certified Ethical Hacker programme has itself been hacked. The EC-Council said the same hackers who ran the DNS poisoning attack that resulted in the defacement of its website in late February had also managed to access the control panel for its website after breaking into the systems of a third-party registrar.
 
BB10's 'dated' crypto lets snoops squeeze the juice from your BlackBerry – researcher  12 March 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
BlackBerry BB10 OS uses dated protocols that leave users at risk to known cryptographic attacks, according to a security researcher.
 
What you need to know about the GnuTLS Linux bug  11 March 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
"There are hundreds of packages that use the GnuTLS encryption libraries, so virtually every Linux user is affected," warned Dave Wreski, CEO of open source security firm Guardian Digital as well as founder and lead developer at linuxsecurity.com.
 
The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards  10 March 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The sixth annual Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year awards recognize the top open source projects initiated in the past year. This year's Open Source Rookies honorees span cloud and software virtualization, privacy, social media, and Internet of things projects that address needs in the enterprise, government, gaming, and consumer applications, reflecting important trends in the open source community.
 
Washington Attorney General Hits Cyberlocker For “Deceptive Practices”  07 March 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Dave Wreski   
File-hosting site UltraMegabit has settled a complaint with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office over allegations it engaged in deceptive business practices when it provided recurring subscription access to pirated content. It's a novel approach, but who stirred the matter up?
 
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