emsearcy's picture

You have likely heard by now about the "Heartbleed" SSL vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160). Put simply from the perspective of a user of the Internet, this vulnerability means that for the last two years, any secure "your-browser-shows-a-lock" site you went to might have not really been secure, and an attacker could have been intercepting your passwords or sensitive data just like they can on "regular" non-SSL sites.

jzemlin's picture

One reason technology choices are so difficult is technology is always a work in progress; your one choice has lasting consequences since the technology rarely ever lives on its own, and most good technology is never done -- that is unless you’re Windows XP. As most of us know, Microsoft today is turning off support for Windows XP.

amcpherson's picture

Open source software was first introduced in the enterprise by developers who used it in secret. CIOs and other managers would assert there wasn’t any open source within their walls only to uncover multiple skunkworks projects built on and with open source. Over the last decade, the use of open source software and tools has gone mainstream and today developers and managers alike understand and reap the benefits. Today no one gets fired for using open source.

brianwarner's picture

The lights are off, the booths are packed up, the devices tucked away, and it's 5:30 a.m. in the Barcelona airport. Guess it's time for a Tizen update. There's been a lot written about the most recent Tizen devices (Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, joining the NX300M and the NX30) so I won't rehash that here, but I would like to put them into context.

mricon's picture

Welcome to the second installment of the "PGP Web of Trust" series. In this part we'll explore "Trusted Introducers" and "Meta-Introducers" in cryptography; how PGP implements "Meta-Introducers"; how PGP trust-signatures work in practice; and what keyservers are and how to use one to keep track of people's public keys.

mdolan's picture

Blog post by Mike Dolan, director of members services, The Linux Foundation

There are many open source software projects out there today and any list of open source licenses alone shows you how much project diversity is out there. Just take a look at Github, Apache, Eclipse or The Linux Foundation and you’ll find thousands of developers collaborating on the software that literally runs the world.

rstreif's picture

With an average number of 315 weddings per day, Las Vegas definitely takes a top spot on the list of locations for forging bonds. Ever since Ford CEO Alan Mulally's keynote at CES 2010 the automotive industry has come back to Sin City in early January for dates with consumer technologies. CES 2014 was no different except maybe that this time cars have taken center stage at the annual event. One could claim that the two industries have finally exchanged rings.

Corbet's picture

Realtime programming is all about deadlines, but it has often been noted that few deadlines appear to be applicable when it comes to getting realtime code into the mainline kernel.  Deadline scheduling is a classic example; I first wrote about it in 2009, and the work had already been underway for some time at that point.  But the long wait is almost over; deadline scheduling has been merged for the 3.14 kernel, which will probably be released in late March.  It may well be the most significant feature that will appear in that re

gregkh's picture

Now that linux.conf.au is over, there has been a bunch of information running around about the status of kdbus and the integration of it with systemd. So, here’s a short summary of what’s going on at the moment.