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23 February 2013, 11:53

The H Roundup - Linux 3.8, frosty attacks and Steam for Linux

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The H Roundup logo Welcome to The H Roundup, your rapid review of the week with the most read news on The H, the security alerts and open source releases, and the essential feature articles – all in one quick-to-scan news item. This week, frosty attacks on Android, the MinnowBoard, a possible return of the Vivaldi tablet, Secure Boot news, Canonical releases a preview image of Ubuntu for mobile devices, Linux 3.8 is released, Steam for Linux arrives, Macs as attack vectors, and a detailed look at CQRS.

Top News

Two researchers from the University of Erlangen demonstrated how to access encrypted data on an Android phone by freezing it, an Intel developer unveiled the open MinnowBoard for developers and KDE's Vivaldi tablet is coming back with hardware from a new OEM.

While UEFI Secure Boot support arrived with a recent update to Ubuntu 12.04, the Fedora developers have made sure that users can completely disable the effects of Secure Boot in their distribution.

Canonical has released images to run a development version of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets on Google's Nexus devices.

Valve officially launched Steam for Linux and celebrated the occasion with a sale of Linux games, Firefox 19 was released, and version 3.8 of the Linux kernel arrived with a range of improvements.

Featured Articles

Thorsten Leemhuis took a look at what's new in the latest release of the Linux kernel, Jürgen Schmidt explored the recent attacks on Macs, Twitter, Apple, Facebook and others. Marco Heimeshoff and Philip Jander explained CQRS, a programming model that allows business logic to be developed separately from data provisioning for user interfaces and reporting.

Open Source Releases

This week saw new releases of QEMU, the Sabayon Linux distribution, the FlightGear flight simulator, jQuery Mobile, the 3D animation package Blender, Red Hat's Enterprise Linux, and Chrome, among others.

The installer for Debian 7 has also entered the release candidate stage.

Security Alerts

BlackBerry's Enterprise Server is vulnerable to an exploit involving TIFF files, Firefox 19 fixed 4 critical security vulnerabilities, Adobe shipped an emergency patch for Reader, and VMware caught up with some security issues with Java and OpenSSL.

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