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Ubuntu revealed results of HW research
The Canonical, standing behind Windows with source codes, we are sorry, behind Linux Ubuntu distribution, released the results of the user hardware survey. The 66% users of distribution 18.04 LTS have involved in the survey. An interesting finding is that 80% of installations were new, the remaining 20% was only an upgrade from previous releases. The most common monitor resolution is 1920×1080 and most users (51%) have 1-4GB of RAM. A total of 18% of the installations were virtualized. More information
OpenBSD 6.4 was released
OpenBSD, popular operating system, which is especially popular for truly paranoid admins, has 45th version with serial number 6.4 and brings many innovations. The one of them is the extensive hardware support, especially external network cards and Radeon. The vmm virtualization tool can work with qcow2 format discs. And that’s just some of the great news of this release. More information
Apple will show your data
Apple launched a new portal called privacy.apple.com last week, which is also fully localized to Czech language. The entire portal is dedicated to personal data and anybody can view or download all the information that Apple collects about him after logging on to his Apple ID. At the same time, you can also cancel the account. If you want to download a complete database of photos and videos in original format, you have to wait seven days due to security and technical reasons. More information
VLC and MPlayer
A new critical vulnerability has been discovered in the live555 library, which is mainly used in VLC or MPlayer. The remote attacker could cause buffer overflow with a specially modified packet and run a stitched code. The fix was published in live555 2018.10.17. More information
It did not take long and we have another bad news for the NAS owners. The newly discovered critical vulnerability causes several model series. Netgear Stora, Seagate GoFlex Home, and Medion LifeCloud are vulnerable through the REST API and /api/2.0/rest/aggregator/xml using the old version of the libxml2 library. WD MyBook Live and some WD MyCloud NAS are then vulnerable via /api/1.0/rest/language_configuration. More information
News from Coolhousing
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Author: Jirka Dvořák