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Out Of The Park Baseball 15 Released On Linux

LXer Linux News - 36 min 52 sec ago
For you extreme Baseball fans (is baseball mostly American?) Out of the Park Baseball 15 has been released on Steam for Linux promising you the ability to manage your dream team.

10 Or 20 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

LXer Linux News - 1 hour 34 min ago
First, a brief rant about Ubuntu, then a few hints to make the latest version less annoying.

Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, and other tech giants unite behind critical open-source projects

LXer Linux News - 4 hours 57 min ago
In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL security disaster, The Linux Foundation has brought together both open-source supporters and companies better known for proprietary software to fund mission-critical open-source projects.

BASIC programming with Gambas for the beginner programmer

LXer Linux News - 5 hours 54 min ago
Scratch is a great tool for teaching programming to young children, but what happens when kids outgrow Scratch? Among Raspberry Pi aficionados, the typical answer is to advance to using Python, which is an excellent choice. However, in honor of the 50th birthday of BASIC, I would like to suggest another programming environment: Gambas.

Five common pitfalls to avoid in open source

LXer Linux News - 6 hours 51 min ago
Open source software, hardware, and methods are gaining popularity and access to them couldn't be more prolific. If you're thinking about starting a new open source project, there are five common pitfalls you should be aware of before you begin.Don't despair if you've already started your project and are just now reading this! These pointers can be helpful at any stage if things are still running smoothly.Fail faster and succeed with open source.5 common pitfalls of a new open source project

How to close an open DNS resolver

LXer Linux News - 7 hours 49 min ago
The DNS server that we have created in the previous tutorial is an open DNS resolver. An open resolver does not filter any incoming requests, and accepts queries from any source IP address. Unfortunately, an open resolver can become an easy target to attackers. For example, attackers can initiate a Denial of Service (DoS) or […]Continue reading...The post How to close an open DNS resolver appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to run iptables automatically after reboot on DebianWhat are available iptables management tools with GUI?How to set up a transparent proxy on LinuxHow to count the number of open network connections on LinuxHow to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS

Designing a Prize for Usable Cryptography

LXer Linux News - 8 hours 46 min ago
EFF is evaluating the feasibility of offering a prize for the first usable, secure, and private end-to-end encrypted communication tool. We believe a prize based on objective usability metrics (such as the percentage of users who were able to install and start using the tool within a few minutes, and the percentage who survived simulated impersonation or man-in-the-middle attacks) might be an effective way to determine which project or projects are best delivering communication security to vulnerable user communities; to promote and energize those tools; and to encourage interaction between developers, interaction designers and academics interested in this space.

Machine makes drinking water from thin air

CNN - Tech News - 9 hours 4 min ago
A device for extracting water from air is being used by the military -- could it help developing countries too?

Meet the 21st-century bomb sniffers

CNN - Tech News - 9 hours 10 min ago
Boston-based iRobot takes CNN inside its lab and onto the testing grounds to show us the future of robotic defense.

US government accelerating development and release of open source

LXer Linux News - 9 hours 43 min ago
I had a chance to catch up with David A. Wheeler, a long-time leader in advising and working with the US government on issues related to open source software. As early as the late 1990s, David was demonstrating why open source software was integral to the US goverment IT architecture, and his personal webpage is a frequently cited source on open standards, open source software, and computer security.In this interview, we explore the current state of use of open source software by the US government, the challenges of the Federal acquisition system, and what he's excited about as he looks ahead for open source and government.

Australia to see partial solar eclipse April 29th

ITWire - 9 hours 47 min ago
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, an annular solar eclipse will occur only in Antarctica, but many in Australia will see a partial solar eclipse.     There are three types of solar eclipses: partial, total, and annular. A partial solar eclipse slightly dims the normal sunlight, while a total one completely hides the light from the Sun.   In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon will only cover the inside part of the Sun, leaving an outer ring of the Sun exposed. Scientists call it an “annulus” (ring), and it is commonly called a ring of fire.   The annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is very far away (near its apogee) from Earth while on its elliptical (non-circular) orbit around our planet. So, the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's apparant diameter (from the perspective of us on the Earth).   Consequently, a total lunar eclipse will not occur; that is, one in which the Moon completely covers the Sun. However, the “ring-of-fire” eclipse is very spectacular to observe.   {loadposition william08}But, the only place where the annular (ring of fire) solar eclipse will occur is in Antarctica. However, those of you in Australia will be able to see a partial solar eclipse.    It is very important NOT to look into the Sun directly. If you look at the Sun with your bare eyes, the extreme amount of sunlight entering the eyes can burn the back of the eyes, destroying the rods and cones.    So, remember to use special eye protection or view the event indirectly with special devices. Learn more about the ways to safely observe a solar eclipse at the Astronomy article “Red Ring of Fire! Here's How to Watch Sunday's Annular Solar Eclipse and Not Get Blinded”. (This article is about an annular solar eclipse that occurred in 2013, but it still describes the important ways to safely look at a solar eclipse.)   The best places in Australia to view the partial solar eclipse are the southern regions of the country. The farther north one is located in Australia, less of the Moon will cover the Sun.   However, almost all places in Australia will be able to see the partial solar eclipse to some degree.   For more information on the best places in Australia to view the partial solar eclipse, please read the Space.com article “Solar Eclipse Will Transform Sun into 'Ring of Fire' Next Week”.

Tiny Core 5.3 Fluxbox Screenshot Tour

LXer Linux News - 10 hours 40 min ago
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 5.3: Changelog: BusyBox - updated nosuid to 1.22.1, added ntpd, corrected dc failure, modified wget timeout to 10s; tce-load - don't show an error when extension contains multiple modules; tc-config - change owner /tmp/tce/optional to support tftplist; tce-load - use sudo when unmounting meta-extensions; added full path to sudo commands; tc-config - introduce ntpserver boot option; switch getTime.sh to ntpd; replace aliases with functions in useBusyBox.

Ubuntu 14.04 review: Missing the boat on big changes

LXer Linux News - 11 hours 37 min ago
Canonical pushed out Ubuntu 14.04 last week. This release is the first Ubuntu Long Term Support release in two years and will be supported for the next five years.It feels like, for Canonical at least, this Long Term Support release couldn't have come at a worse time. The company is caught in a transitional phase as it moves from a desktop operating system to a platform that spans devices.

Audacious 3.5 Gets Tens New Features, Screenshots, Ubuntu PPA Installation

LXer Linux News - 12 hours 34 min ago
Audacious is an advanced, feature-complete music player for GNOME using GTK 3 that bundles many features, a clean interface, support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style with installable skins), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs.

Linux Foundation Event to Highlight Docker, 3D Printing, MOOCs

LXer Linux News - 13 hours 32 min ago
The Linux Foundation has announced the keynote schedule for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event in August, which will highlight open source's role in virtualization, MOOCs, 3D printing and more.

Net neutrality dead for good? FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals

LXer Linux News - 14 hours 29 min ago
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed today that proposed rules to replace the net neutrality regulations struck down by a court decision are on track for an FCC vote on May 15.Wheeler didn't detail exactly what those rules would be, but The Wall Street Journal says it has a source who knows."The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new open Internet rules on Thursday that would allow content companies to pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers, according to a person familiar with the proposal," the Journal reported.

Hackable media-streaming speaker does HiFi with tubes

LXer Linux News - 15 hours 26 min ago
Tubecore’s “Duo” wireless media-streaming speaker embeds a Raspberry Pi or Udoo SBC, and features Bluetooth and WiFi, plus a 48v Class A analog-tube preamp. At $649, discounted to $479 in the current pre-order phase, the Duo costs more than typical $50 to $200 wireless speakers. However, it’s also a full media player that can stream […]

IBM Launches Power 8 Servers with a Strong Linux Focus

LXer Linux News - 16 hours 23 min ago
IBM today formally announced its Power8 silicon and server lineup in a bid to help improve Big Blue's hardware fortunes. A key part of the Power8 launch is a renewed focus on Linux for data center workloads.

Black Lab Linux 5.0.1 Enterprise Released

LXer Linux News - 17 hours 20 min ago
Today the Black Lab Linux team is pleased to announce the release of its Enterprise edition 5.0.1 to current and prospective customers. With this release we have fixed a myriad of problems experienced with release 4.2.5. The fastest growing alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux has just gotten better.

McAfee says online gambling fuelling cybercrime

ITWire - 18 hours 14 min ago

Cybercrime is still on the rise and specialist hacking skills and cyber attacks are being paid for via untraceable payments through online gambling sites, according to a research paper released today by security firm McAfee.

According to McAfee’s Jackpot! Money Laundering Through Online Gambling whitepaper, online casino operators are fuelling the increase in cybercrime by making it easy to cash in on crimes.

Online gambling involves huge volumes of transactions and cash flows that can obscure and disguise money laundering, the report says.

Illegal proceeds can be made virtually untraceable by wagering them on one end of a transaction and receiving the payouts as gambling wins on the other end. Gambling wins can also be exchanged as payment for illegal goods or services changing hands elsewhere.

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There are three critical areas where online gambling platforms enable money laundering for criminals:

  • Anonymity Because online gaming was from its inception designed to operate across jurisdictions, in a commercial trade illegal in many jurisdictions, operators are fairly explicit about the level of anonymity afforded to online players.
  • Payment Options The popularity of online gambling has driven the development of a value chain enabling a wide variety of gaming operators, featuring various account deposit and withdrawal methods, and middleman entities processing the transactions.
  • Too Many to Police The sheer number of online casinos is so great that it is difficult for local authorities to monitor let alone police their activities.

The company told iTWire that, given the growing and ever-changing landscape of online gambling players and enablers, those working to apprehend cybercriminals must be able to leverage cross-sector/border and public-private partnerships, combining the capabilities of law enforcement, ISPs, Internet security companies, independent monitoring organisations, academia, and the financial institutions ultimately in receipt of suspicious fund transfers.

McAfee said it supports the strategy taken by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre which takes a tactical approach to tackle cybercrime on a number of fronts:

  • Data fusion: The gathering and processing of information on cybercrime, and maintaining technical expertise for law enforcement in all member states
  • Operations: Providing member states with the technical, analytical, and forensic expertise required to conduct cybercrime investigations
  • Local/Global partnerships: Facilitating law enforcement cooperation with partners within and outside the member community, and coordinating complex transnational cases in close collaboration with organisations such as Interpol, Eurojust (EU agency for judicial cooperation), European Union Cybercrime Taskforce, and European Cybercrime Training and Education Group
  • Strategy: Producing threat assessments, including trend analyses and forecasts as well as new developments on cybercriminal activity and functional processes
  • Training and awareness: Collaborating closely with organisations such as police academies to develop training activities and generally raise cybercrime awareness among trainees, as well as informing and building capacity among law enforcement officials, judges, and prosecutors
  • Research and development: Developing forensic tools to enable member states to more effectively detect and prosecute cybercriminals

To read the whitepaper for yourself check it out here.

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