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Embedded Linux Software Highlights from Embedded World

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In my day job at LinuxGizmos, I’ve been neck deep recently in embedded Linux hardware news from the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. There are plenty of new SBCs and compute modules — many based on NXP’s newly shipping i.MX8M Mini — as well as a new Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, more IoT gateways, and Linux-ready chips like ST’s STM32MP1 and Octavo SiP version of the SoC. Yet, Embedded World ...

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Thunderclap flaws impact how Windows, Mac, Linux handle Thunderbolt peripherals


Thunderclap vulnerabilities allow the creation of highly dangerous malicious peripherals that can steal data from OS memory. Windows, Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD systems are all impacted by a new vulnerability that was disclosed this week at the NDSS 2019 security conference. The vulnerability –named Thunderclap– affects the way Thunderbolt-based peripherals are allowed to connect and interact with these operating systems, ...

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NVIDIA Patches Security Issues in GPU Display Driver for Windows, Linux


NVIDIA released a security update for the NVIDIA GPU Display Driver software to patch eight security issues that could lead to code execution, escalation of privileges, denial of service, or information disclosure on both Windows and Linux machines. While all these software flaws require local user access and cannot be exploited remotely, attackers could take advantage of them by remotely ...

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What is Linux? Everything you need to know about the open-source operating system

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Linux has long been the basis of commercial networking devices, but now it’s a mainstay of enterprise infrastructure. Linux is a tried-and-true, open-source operating system released in 1991 for computers, but its use has expanded to underpin systems for cars, phones, web servers and, more recently, networking gear. Its longevity, maturity and security make it one of the most trusted ...

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The Insights into Linux Security You May Be Surprised About

The problem is that some seem to put too much trust in the capabilities of Linux by default. As a result, they often don’t pay enough attention to the manual aspect of their security. Linux can help you automate your workflow to a large extent, but it still requires a manual touch to keep things going well. This is even ...

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Google Makes Revisions to Avoid Breaking Ad-Blocking Extensions in Chrome, Kali Linux 2019.1 Released, New Version of Cutelyst Is Out, Ubuntu Posts Security Notice for systemd Vulnerability and Applications Open for Outreachy Summer 2019 Internships

Google rethinks its planned changes to Chrome’s extension API that would have broken many ad-blocking extensions. Ars Technica reports that Google has made this revision to “ensure that the current variety of content-blocking extensions is preserved”. In addition, “Google maintains that ‘It is not, nor has it ever been, our goal to prevent or break content blocking’ [emphasis Google’s] and says that it ...

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Building manylinux Python wheels

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Manylinux is an easy way to make your Python libraries compatible with most versions of Linux. There are many operating systems built on the GNU/Linux code base; these are known as “distributions.” Users fondly (or sometimes not so fondly) talk about “distro wars”: loud arguments, usually on the internet, about which distribution is best. Each distro’s community makes its own ...

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Redcore Linux Gives Gentoo a Nice Facelift

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Working with the Linux operating system offers a never-ending series of alternatives. One of the greatest benefits of using the Linux desktop is that you are never at risk of vendor lock-in or of being stranded if your chosen distro flavor suddenly sours. Take Redcore Linux, for example. Redcore is not a household name among typical Linux users. Neither was its ...

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Linux’s Hyperledger to give developers supply chain building blocks

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Grid, a new project from the Linux Foundation, will offer developers tools to create supply chain-specific applications running atop distributed ledger technology. The Linux Foundation’s blockchain initiative – Hyperledger Project – has created a set of developer tools to allow the creation of supply chain-specific applications running atop the distributed ledger technology (DLT). The Hyperledger Grid project, as it’s called, will ...

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Linux Task Apps: Plenty of Goodies in These Oldies

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If you need a task manager application to run on your Linux operating system, tap into a software category filled with options that go far beyond the to-do list app you have stuffed into your smartphone. Keeping up to date with multiple daily activity calendars, tons of information, and never-ending must-do lists can become a never-ending challenge. This week’s Linux ...

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