NetworkManager 1.16 Released with WPA3-Personal and WireGuard VPN Support, More

NetworkManager, the open-source program for providing detection and configuration of networks for Linux-based operating systems has reached a new important milestone, version 1.16.

NetworkManager 1.16 has been released two days after the launch of the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment and promises lots of exciting new features and improvements, starting with support for the new WireGuard protocol implemented in the Linux kernel for creating secure IPv4 and IPv6 VPNs (Virtual Private Networks).

“Unlike other VPN solutions NetworkManager supports, WireGuard tunneling will be entirely handled by the Linux kernel. This has an advantages in terms of performance, and also removes the needs of a VPN plugin,” explained developer Lubomir Rintel in a recent blog… (read more)

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How to Setup Two Factor Authentication for SSH on Fedora

Every day there seem to be lots of security breaches reported where our data is at danger. Despite the fact that SSH is a secure way to establish a connection remotely to a Linux...

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Firefox 66 Released with Compatibility for GNOME Desktop, Improved Performance

Mozilla released today the Firefox 66 web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows with new features and various performance improvements.

As you might already know from our previous reports, Firefox 66 is the first release of the web browser to hide the system title bar by default when running on top of the GNOME desktop environment. If you look at the screenshot attached below, you’ll see that Firefox now respects the GNOME guidelines and looks much better.

Also for Linux users, the Firefox 66 release addresses an issue that prevented the web browser from downloading files without freezing. Furthermore, Mozilla improved the overall performance of its open-source web browser and reduced the crash rates to double the web content loading processes from 4 to 8.

As far a… (read more)

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Kodi Foundation Joins The Linux Foundation to Help Grow the Open Source Movement

The Kodi Foundation was proud to announce today that it finally decided to join The Linux Foundation in their attempt to enrich the Open Source software ecosystem.

As of today, The Kodi Foundation, the makers of the free, open-source, and cross-platform media center software known as Kodi (formerly XBMC), is now an Associate Member of The Linux Foundation in attempt to contribute their code to the Open Source software community and help similar projects evolve.

“It seemed natural for us to join, given the fact that we are strong believers in the benefits of open-source software. We strongly believe that open-source is the best way to achieve awesome things. That was and still is what moves Kodi forward,” stated The Kodi Foundation in a press release.

True innovation can b… (read more)

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How To Set Up a Firewall with GUFW on Linux

UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) is a simple to use firewall utility. Learn how to setup firewall on your Linux desktop and how to use different predefined modes.

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Best Command Line Download Accelerators for Linux

When working remotely or even locally, you often may need to obtain content from an external source. To get such content, especially when you don’t have any other options, you will want to use...

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Canonical Says Ubuntu 14.04 Extended Security Maintenance Begins April 25, 2019

Canonical announced that it would kick off the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) support for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series beginning April 25th, 2019.

Released five years ago on April 17th, 2014, the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series will reach its end of life next month on April 30th. Following on the success of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system series, Canonical announced some time ago that it would offer its Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) commercial package to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users as well.

Canonical said it would reveal more details about when the ESM (Extended Security Maintenance) offering is available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), so the company now announced that users who want to continue using the operating system and still receive security updates after the April 30th end of life, can purchase the ESM package beginning April 25th, 2019.

Users are encouraged to… (read more)

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Canonical Releases Important Linux Kernel Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Update Now

Canonical released a new Linux kernel security update for users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series to address several recently discovered vulnerabilities.

The new Linux kernel security update is here to address five security issues discovered by various security researchers in the Linux 4.4 kernel used in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series and official derivatives that aren’t using the Linux 4.15 HWE (Hardware Enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

These include a flaw (CVE-2017-18241) in Linux kernel’s F2FS file system implementation, which incorrectly handled the noflush_merge mount option, and multiple integer overflows (CVE-2018-7740) in the hugetlbfs implementation. Both issues could allow local attackers to crash the vulnerable system… (read more)

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Canonical Releases Important Linux Kernel Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Update Now

Canonical released a new Linux kernel security update for users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series to address several recently discovered vulnerabilities.

The new Linux kernel security update is here to address five security issues discovered by various security researchers in the Linux 4.4 kernel used in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series and official derivatives that aren’t using the Linux 4.15 HWE (Hardware Enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

These include a flaw (CVE-2017-18241) in Linux kernel’s F2FS file system implementation, which incorrectly handled the noflush_merge mount option, and multiple integer overflows (CVE-2018-7740) in the hugetlbfs implementation. Both issues could allow local attackers to crash the vulnerable system… (read more)

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