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Canonical Announces Ubuntu Core 18 for IoT, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.2 Now Available, Parrot 4.5 Officially Released, HP Launching Two New Chromebooks for Schools and Google Hit with $57 Million GDPR Fine

News briefs for January 22, 2019.

announced the release of Ubuntu Core 18 “for secure, reliable
IoT devices” this morning. The Canonical blog notes that “Immutable,
digitally signed snaps ensure that devices built …

Orange Pi 3 SBC Now Available, New Malware Targeting Linux Servers to Mine Cryptocurrency, Chrome OS 73 for the Dev Channel Released, Inkscape Nearing Version 1.0 Milestone and Linux 5.0-rc3 Is Out

News briefs for January 21, 2019.

Orange Pi 3 SBC is now available. Linux
Gizmos reports that the open-source hardware platform, Allwinner H6-based Orange Pi 3 SBC
is now available for $30, or for $40 with 2GB of RAM and 8G…

openSUSE Announces Three New Tumbleweed Snapshots for 2019, Malware in Google Play Using Motion Sensors to Avoid Detection, Leaked Android Q Features, deepen 5.9 Released and ZFS On Linux 0.8 Coming Soon

News briefs for January 18, 2019.

announces three new Tumbleweed snapshots to start of 2019, which include updates
for KDE Plasma, Vim, RE2, QEMU, curl and much, much more. The
openSUSE blog post notes that, “all s…

Oracle Releases First Critical Patch Update of 2019, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora to Drop MongoDB, The Linux Foundation Announces Its 2019 Event Lineup, Firefox Closing Its Test Pilot Program and GoDaddy to Support AdoptOpenJDK

News briefs for January 17, 2019.

Oracle released its first Critical Patch Update of the year this week, which addresses
284 vulnerabilities. eWeek
reports that “Thirty-three of the vulnerabilities are identified
as being cr…

Keep Smart Assistants from Spying on You with Alias, Security Advisory for Old scp Clients, Major Metasploit Framework Release, Mozilla Working on a New Browser for Android and VirtualBox 6.0.2 Is Out

News briefs for January 16, 2019.

A new open-source hardware project called Alias will keep Amazon and
Google smart assistants from spying on you. According to the project’s GitHub page, “Alias
is a teachable ‘parasite’ tha…

Participate in Fedora Test Day Today, Netrunner Announces Netrunner 19.01 Blackbird, Security Patch for GNOME Bluetooth Tools in Ubuntu 18.04, New Giant Board SBC from Groboard and Linspire Posts Development Roadmap for 2019-2020

News briefs for January 15, 2019.

Today is Fedora
Test Day for kernel 4.20. To participate, you just need
to be able to download the test materials (which include some large files)
and read and follow directions. See the wik…

Purism Announces Version 4 of Its Laptops, KDE Frameworks 5.54.0 Now Available, Debian 10 Default Theme Chosen, Linux Kernel 5.0-rc2 Is Out and Mozilla to Disable Flash in Firefox 69

News briefs for January 14, 2019.

announced the fourth version of its Librem laptops today.
The Librem 13 and 15 will be “now be upgraded with a 7th Gen Intel Core
i7-7500U Processor with integrated HD Graphics that s…

Systemd Security Holes Discovered, GNOME 3.31.4 Released, Mozilla Launches Flexbox Inspector, Timesys Announces New Version of TimeStorm IDE and Clonezilla Live (2.6.0-37) Now Available

News briefs for January 11, 2019.

Three new security holes recently were discovered in Systemd by the Qualys security
company. From ZDNet:
“With any of these a local user can gain root privileges.
Worse still, Qualys report…

Minim Debuted the Minim Labs Free Router Security Platform, AWS Launched DocumentDB, Firefox CTO Eric Rescorla Awarded Levchin Prize, Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.4 Now Available and IoT DevCon 2019 Call for Papers

News briefs for January 10, 2019.

Minim debuted Minim Labs at CES this week. This free version of the
Minim router security platform has an open-source Linux-based “Unum” agent
for protecting home automation devices, and it …

Qubes OS 4.0.1 Released, Plasma 5.14.15 Is Out, Software Freedom Conservancy Fundraiser, ClearCube Launches C3xPi Thin Client for RPi 3 Model B+ and Ubuntu Touch Announces OTA-7

News briefs for January 9, 2019.

Qubes OS 4.0.1
was released today, marking the first stable point release
in the 4.0 series. Updates include all 4.0 dom0 updates, Fedora 29 TemplateVM,
Debian 9 Template VM, Whonix 14 Gatewa…