Why most Android devices won't patch the Qualcomm bug

Why most Android devices won't patch the Qualcomm bug

Qualcomm has patched a high-severity flaw, but handset manufacturers' reluctance to update older models means most of them will remain vulnerable

05/05/16

Kubernetes-powered PaaS focuses on devops

Kubernetes-powered PaaS focuses on devops

The Kel PaaS, an open source version of a long-running service aimed at Python and Django app developers, focuses on workflow and dev needs

05/05/16

Linux Foundation tackles open source security with new badge program

Linux Foundation tackles open source security with new badge program

The Core Infrastructure Initiative's Best Practices Badge program will help businesses identify which open source projects follow a security-focused methodology

05/05/16

Want to run apps on IBM's quantum cloud? Don't hold your breath

Want to run apps on IBM's quantum cloud? Don't hold your breath

Plans to offer quantum computer access via IBM's cloud platform are vapor until we can run real-world apps on it

05/04/16

Admins: Don't wait for ImageMagick patch

Admins: Don't wait for ImageMagick patch

Millions of websites are vulnerable to flaws in the ImageMagick image processing tool

05/04/16

4 projects ripe for a Rust rewrite

4 projects ripe for a Rust rewrite

As Rust matures, projects aimed at reimplementing existing software in a language built for safety become more practical -- and more numerous

05/03/16

Google renews focus on Mediaserver flaws in latest Android Security Bulletin

Google renews focus on Mediaserver flaws in latest Android Security Bulletin

Google renamed its monthly security update, but the contents remain the same: remote execution and elevation of privilege bugs in Mediaserver

05/03/16

How you could be leaking your secrets onto GitHub

How you could be leaking your secrets onto GitHub

Hard coding credentials and pushing the code to GitHub is a common mistake that can lead to exposing sensitive info like Slack tokens or Amazon keys

05/02/16

 SQL Server 2016 heads for release, but Linux version is still under wraps

SQL Server 2016 heads for release, but Linux version is still under wraps

SQL Server 2016, sporting a full-fledged free edition for developer use, will have a June 1 release. But there's still no word about the promised Linux version

05/02/16

 6 Splunk alternatives for log analysis

6 Splunk alternatives for log analysis

Splunk may be the most famous way to make sense of mass quantities of log data, but it's far from the only player around

05/02/16

IBM brings blockchain framework to IBM Cloud

IBM brings blockchain framework to IBM Cloud

Enterprises now have a secure IBM Cloud environment to develop blockchain applications that meet regulatory requirements

04/29/16

Take that, ISPs: FCC declares war on data caps

Take that, ISPs: FCC declares war on data caps

Charter's merger with Time Warner is headed for approval -- but with a 7-year ban on usage-based pricing, interconnect fees, and antistreaming contract provisions

04/29/16

Mozilla's Rust language doubles down on speed and simplicity

Mozilla's Rust language doubles down on speed and simplicity

The new MIR subsystem for Rust will speed up both the compiler and apps written in the language

04/28/16

Docker's ready for Windows Server 2016

Docker's ready for Windows Server 2016

The latest build of Docker for Windows Server 2016 addresses Docker's distribution of apps written for multiple platforms and OSes

04/28/16

Coming soon to PowerShell: Docker controls, courtesy of Microsoft

Coming soon to PowerShell: Docker controls, courtesy of Microsoft

Though still in early alpha, Microsoft's project to add native Docker commands to PowerShell is available for testing

04/28/16

Apache Spark powers live SQL analytics in SnappyData

Apache Spark powers live SQL analytics in SnappyData

The same team that created GemFire builds on Spark in a new open source database that can analyze OLTP and OLAP workloads side-by-side

04/27/16

CIOs still don't get open source

CIOs still don't get open source

CIOs are clueless about open source in 2016? So it appears, according to a fresh Forrester report

04/27/16

CoreOS Stackanetes puts OpenStack in containers for easy management

CoreOS Stackanetes puts OpenStack in containers for easy management

Stackanetes uses Kubernetes to deploy OpenStack as a set of containerized apps, simplifying management of OpenStack components

04/26/16

New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

The open source Futhark makes it easier to program for GPUs that speed up machine learning and other math-intensive apps

04/25/16

Ubuntu Snap doesn't have the security issue -- X11 does

Ubuntu Snap doesn't have the security issue -- X11 does

Ubuntu Snap isn't the one making poor security choices. Rather, X11's security model is giving Snap packages access to other applications

04/22/16

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