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No, not a joke. As told in Ars Technica, researchers are developing a new type of malware that would spread through the sound devices of the team. This is inaudible to humans that colaría for audio inputs like microphone or speakers signal.
Apparently this malware prototype created by a German research department, can transmit small amounts of data-enough to send a keylogger , for example-as audio signals, which depending on infrastructure, have a range of from 20m .
Therefore, this malware to be effective, the attacker would be very close to his victim, even with the use of repeaters the maximum distance may be greater.
only user of GNU / Linux would supposedly safe from an attack of this kind, because it actually current operating systems are not prepared for these techniques edge. I explained in the extensive report (PDF) published: configuring ALSA in a particular way, the immune system would be
Why not explain in detail the method of protection? Because, dear @ s @ s reader MuyLinux, this is nothing more than a curiosity that you should not worry for a moment … for now. For the future, however, it is worth having the knowledge of where the shots. Or the malware in this case.
Surely this past week may have read a story about “the Darlloz worm for Linux”, a “bad bug” that exploits a vulnerability in PHP language that was patched in 2012 affects routers, set-top boxes, security cameras or industrial control systems. Vulnerability, in short, affects devices that are rarely updated rarely.Our fellow MuySeguridad
echoed the news, an original finding that Symantec has been reviewed by many sites across the Internet and that, nevertheless, has been, or were made it would be-ignored completely here in MuyLinux. However, at the insistence of some of our readers, we are here to explain this “move”.
First, although it is only natural that the press has echoed the information uncovered by Symantec, one of the largest security firms in the world, it is not so that such information has been flawed from the first second , starting with the Symantec itself.
The reason is that, indeed, this worm affects Linux devices, but is not a worm for Linux, is a worm for PHP , which is not the same. Explain TechRights pretty well, though if you are interested in the technical details, I recommend reading published by Hispasec.
So I wonder, a vulnerability in PHP that affects devices such as these, which usually run on Linux, is a vulnerability in Linux? Is a worm for Linux? Of course, I move the question.
But if someone is restless, the recommendation is change the default password to access administrative tasks of your router. That’s it. A sleep easy.
regarding the above, Linux Mint 16 was announced on Saturday morning, so surely many regular followers of this distribution have already downloaded and installed. If you are interested you?Linux Mint 16 ‘Petra’ , this is the name of this release is to leave a bittersweet aftertaste, before even trying it. First sweet, it is evident that we will meet with Cinnamon 2.0 , more polished version to date of the desktop interface for Linux Mint GNOME 3, second because subject to the conditions set by Ubuntu 13.10 distro based on, you have approximately support means and seven months.
Indeed, Linux Mint 16 is only recommended for enthusiastic users of this distribution and the latest in general. And it would still be an interesting release, although we knew practically everything that brings, as summarized in the above, Ubuntu 13.10 Cinnamon 2.0 as background and as a way … unless you prefer more classical if possible MATE 1.6 .
Anyway, official announcements Linux Mint 16 and Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon MATE you have all the details of both releases and download links.
Also, this is a significant milestone for Linux Mint as a project that still uses GNOME applications and offering fork GNOME 2 MATE desktop environment first division, but Cinnamon 2.0 with “independent” of GNOME 3.
As a curiosity, let’s talk today Linux Deepin 2013 , a Chinese variant of Ubuntu very showy just out of the oven. Yes, we warn that the most impressionable Deepin Linux is only available in Chinese and English.
The official announcement of Linux Deepin 2013 gives no data components, but taking a look at the parcel understand is based on Ubuntu 13.10 , or what is the same, comes with Linux 3.11 and GNOME 3.8.
This is one of the features of this distribution using GNOME, but, like Ubuntu or Linux Mint, with its own desktop skin, they call Deepin Desktop and reminds Chrome OS to …
(Automatic Geolocation? Because I’m near Valencia, Spain, but neither are there at 24 degrees … nor are three thirty in the afternoon …)
Deepin Desktop consists of a dock bar type, similar to Chrome OS, an application launcher to GNOME Shell style and little else, as I have seen. Although it begins with interesting tools own distro among which the software center, manager preferences and screen capture utility.But Linux Deepin 2013 not only enhances what I already had, but adds new goodies in the form of play center and own terminal emulator , in addition to facial recognition.To conclude this short tour of Linux Deepin I leave you with a truly comprehensive video-which is best appreciated as that recorded in the previous version WebUpd8 Deepin Linux 12.12 :
What do you think? At least curious, right?
Phoronix, which as you know are always testing hardware, are quite happy with the performance of graphics cards NVIDIA generation Linux , which, according to the site editor, Michael Larabel , just take them out one major flaw. lack of overlocking GPU Fermi / Kepler
On that point you
moved a Question Sean Pelletier, senior product manager of GeForce software, to which he replied: “ Unfortunately, I can not comment on unannounced features. However, I can say that we are definitely taking games seriously Linux so you’re going to arm gamers with the tools they need to get the best gaming experience possible. Stay tuned “.
If you are interested in this subject, Phoronix have been published in recent days several analyzes about, for example with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the new top model of the firm, or even a more recent comparison between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10.
Now, we settle only quality , or also want freedom ? For NVIDIA’s attitude in this regard has not changed much, although last year we have had positive announcements.
What do you think? If you wish to buy a plot of last generation to play on Linux, what would it be?
Yepa! has are back on Saturday and it’s time to party, or sleeping that is willing and able. And PING MuyLinux, of course, that also becomes almost every Saturday to bring you a little of this and a little of those. Enjoy it.
And now yes, have You finish … Well, no. Not without re-quoting I Love Ubuntu, where they put a few days ago at least curious video: core apps Ubuntu Touch, in a very colorful animation :
Good weekend to everyone s!
When it looked like we were having a quiet week, altered only by the releases to come soon, between the NSA and this, we warming up. But when a developer Ubuntu Linux Mint accused of poor safety practices and Clement Lefebvre replied , is what is called a news round (because both parties manifest, do not think bad).
first and what is more curious, in a thread on the Ubuntu mailing lists for treating if you create a new variant of Ubuntu based on MATE desktop , the conversation turns to a different course, in which a developer of Ubuntu Linux Mint charge against its policy of security updates, which in many cases never reach the users of that distribution, leaving them exposed.
Ubuntu developer exemplified kernel patches, Xorg, the boot loader, Firefox and other packages . “ Personally, I would go into my bank with it ,” he says. And you’re right, the first thing: many of the security updates that come to Ubuntu do the same in Linux Mint. Why?
To answer the previous question, who better than Clement Lefebvre, total and absolute leader of Linux Mint, which says no weapon like the media ruckus with this news, but it comes with a knife. About the upgrade policy, said:
already explained in 2007 the gaps that were with the way that Ubuntu recommends its users blindly applying all available updates. We explain the problems associated with regression and implemented a solution that we are very happy.Anyone using Mint
can open the update manager, edit the preferences and activate levels 4 and 5 updates , making Linux Mint is as “safe” and “unstable” as Ubuntu.
Having said that, while it is known for frequent users of the system, should not be advertised as , Lefebvre highlights an Ubuntu developer mistake, is that Firefox does maintain the pace Regular updates.
recap, Ubuntu developer is not without reason in the background, but Clement, in a way, either. In the same headline in your post , in fact, a pearl leaves on a free translation would say: “ give you stability, you the security you configure “. There you have it.
And to top it, in a small parenthesis says Clement Lefebvre has already transmitted Canonical legal department and ask him a license to use Ubuntu binaries. It seems that the Department of yore is working overtime these days. Hopefully not rolling again, and have to leave Mark Shuttleworth giving explanations and making excuses.
that once stood as something a little odd (I explain below) has been confirmed by Todvalds Linus’s father, Nils Torvalds, a member of the European Parliament for Finland, in one of the sessions on the subject of control massive spying on U.S. Internet: the NSA wanted a ‘back door’ in Linux .
Recall that in September
news broke Torvalds was asked by the NSA to install a backdoor on Linux . Only knew that, and not in the best way: in the last LinuxCon North America, someone in the audience asked if the NSA had contacted him to include some backdoor on Linux, to which Torvalds said “no”, while nodding and smiling. That was it. Linus telling the truth …, how the mouth or head? Why so ambiguous response to such a serious issue?
Shortly after the above and at the insistence of the press with the news, Linus called “ignorant” who gave fuel to the existence of a backdoor on Linux , which is supposed mean an emphatic no … or the biggest lie of his life. However, Linus did not need to lie, though, it seems, could not be totally honest.
have everything in Falkvinge, the news portal of the Swedish Pirate Party leader. Whoever wrote the article is Christian Engström, Pirate Party member who was present at the said meeting, which can be seen in full on YouTube video. Although it is almost coming to the end (3:07:00) when speaking Engström and right behind him, Nils Torvalds (interpelaban a representative of Microsoft … and how).aligncenter” class=”wp-caption
In essence, yes, the NSA “he came” to Linus , to see what drew. Can you imagine the scene?: Linus white as lime …; … guffawing Linus, Linus NSA explaining what the software Open Source , which is why a kernel backdoor is very difficult to hide and why you do not need to lie.
Now, why did not explain all the words when asked, instead of trompe l’oeil? How delusional mood that yours? Or, as his father hints for possible legal pressure?
that you realize far reaching legal pressures in the United States, the founder of Lavabit was forced to hand over their encryption keys and mail service hide that fact to its users under threat criminal charges . In contrast, closed the service and their claimants countersued. How many people or companies would be willing to do the same?
In another vein, the NSA assists in the development of Linux , especially in the core areas of security, such as SELinux. Not believed to have tried to sneak anything out there, but several experts have been reviewing their contributions.
not know what.
As you have seen, we are in the process of “take the game to another party” so that the PING would run out of the Humble Bundle weekend. Although the priority in any PING is the hodgepodge of links, that will not change. In case you dudabais, attention to Mogollon:
After a long list of links, puts the icing on the video below, where you can see the desktop-based experimental QT5, Hawaii, running natively on Wayland . At the very least, curious. Via Phoronix.
Good weekend to everyone s