305: Resilience Is Futile
Is Resilient Linux truly an indestructible distro? Or is this our toughest distro challenge yet?
Plus why openSUSE is looking at a renaming, and if we’d pay for Firefox Premium.
Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
- VLC 3.0.7 and security - Yet another blog for JBKempf — We just released VLC 3.0.7, a minor update of VLC branch 3.0.x. This release is a bit special, because it has more security issues fixed than any other version of VLC.
- Renaming openSUSE — The primary motivation for a name change is, as described by openSUSE board chair Richard Brown, trademarks. Since "openSUSE" contains "SUSE", the company will have to retain a significant amount of control over what the foundation can do with its own name, which "makes such things rather complicated".
- openSUSE:Board election rules - openSUSE Wiki — The openSUSE board has currently six seats: Five members get elected by the community and an appointed chairperson.
- Introducing Matrix 1.0 and the Matrix.org Foundation — This means that after just over 5 years since the initial work on Matrix began, we are proud to have finally exited beta!
- Firefox Premium Coming Later This Year, But Will You Pay for It? — “We will probably launch some new services first and then we will think carefully about which model makes the most sense, while ensuring the best user safety. Firefox and many security features and services, like ETP [Enhanced Tracking Protection], will still be free.”
- Mozilla working on Firefox premium subscription offering — Mozilla is looking into options that would result in the launch of a paid-for version of Firefox this autumn. It has been reported that Mozilla CEO, Chris Beard, said that the company is aiming to launch the premium offering by October, with features like a VPN and secure cloud storage built-in - justifying a subscription fee.
- LINUX Unplugged - Blog - BSides San Antonio 2019 — I’m writing this post the day after BsidesSATX and it’s almost like the day after Christmas. BsidesSATX is the conference I look forward to all year because I get to see all of my Infosec family.
- JediMammoth on Twitter
- LinuxAcademy.com on Twitter — The AWS #DevOps Professional certification exam has just been updated with new emphasis on the AWS #Developer Tools suite.
- BSD Now 301 — GPU passthrough on bhyve, confusion with used/free disk space on ZFS, OmniOS Community Edition, pfSense 2.4.4 Release p3, NetBSD 8.1 RC1, FreeNAS as your Server OS, and more.
- FOSS Talk Live 2019
- The Friday Stream Episode 6: Mic And Coke — The funniest 17 seconds from Texas Linux Fest and we learn some remarkable things about our crew’s past.
- UnOfficial Hacker Family Dinner - Bsides San Antonio
- Back to the Basics: Linux Permissions 101 — Join Alex Juarez (Rackspace) and Ell Marquez for an introduction to Linux permissions! Whether you are brand new or have been doing Linux for a while or even professionally there will be something for you.
- New Mobile Video Player Experience and Fire TV - Linux Academy Blog
- Jupiter Broadcasting Sticker Pack
- swlistener/M6CIH on Twitter — @ChrisLAS @wespayne one for the JB team to have a look at for the tinfoil hat brigade?
- Resilient Linux – A resilient Debian GNU/Linux derivative for indestructible installations — A Debian GNU/Linux (Stretch) derivative with a unique partitioning scheme crafted for maximizing the strength against filesystem corruption: ISO9660 system partition is read-only by design at filesystem-level.
- Resilient Linux on GitHub
- marco-buratto/resilientlinux-usb-installer — Resilient Linux USB Installer is the deployment system for writing Resilient Linux onto a USB key.
- liveng — liveng 1.0 documentation — A live operating system allows booting from a removable medium, such a USB key, without the need of being installed to the hard drive.
- MuhammedKpln/chob: An universal app search tool for Linux — Chob is an helper tool for searching application accross platforms (Flathub, Snapcraft and AppImage)
- Only 5.5% of all vulnerabilities are ever exploited in the wild — The research -- considered the most extensive of its type to date -- found that only 4,183 security flaws from the total of 76,000 vulnerabilities discovered between 2009 and 2018 had been exploited in the wild.