After a short break, we have the most interesting Cool news from IT for you. Check with us a death of one social network, a progress in forgotten operating system, or news from one of the most popular browsers.
The end of Google+
As Google promised, it did and sent information to users, that social network Google+ will end by April 2. This social network, which perhaps no one except Google employees has used, disables to create a new profile. By the end of March, users will have time to download their data and then goodbye. Let’s just remind that the network should be shuted down originally by the end of August, but because of errors in the API it was decided on an earlier date. So let’s admit that Google+ was supposed to end many years earlier.
75% Debian package was translated for Hurd
Samuel Thibault, GNU developer, who is also behind the current development of the Hurd microcore, has traditionally performed at the FOSDEM conference. He talked about the current state of the system and said that in this nearly 30-year-old system that has faded out after the unexpected creation of Linux, about 75% of Debian packages can now be translated. GCC and LLVM support works, but there is still work on support of Golang, Rust, x86-64 and SMP.
Firefox will block auto-play audio
Firefox version 66, will finally start to block automatic playback of multimedia content, will release on March 19, 2019. Hurray! The new site will only be able to play media content in direct interaction with the user. The only exception is silent videos – if the webdesigner sets the “muted” attribute to True, the video can be automatically played.
The RDP again
It’s hard to get around without having a comfortable RDP client, if you have Windows server. Unfortunately, critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in the clients of rdekstop and FreeRDP, which allow to forgive and run foreign code. Vulnerabilities have already been fixed and we recommend update to versions of rdesktop 1.8.4 and FreeRDP 2.0.0-rc4.
Leak in the LibreOffice & OpenOffice
The popular LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice contain a critical vulnerability that allows to run a foreign code interpreted in Python in fake ODT file. LibreOffice has released a patch that is included in versions 6.0.7 and 6.1.3, but Apache OpenOffice is still unprotected.
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Author: Jirka Dvořák