The H Week - Freedom, Clouds, Malware, Clever Exploits and Ubuntu betas
In the past week, The H looked at freedom and the Cloud, how to track down malware, Munich's LiMux project, Microsoft and the W3C, Ubuntu 10.04's beta, Mac OS X and Virtual PC security and much more...
This week, The H took a look at the latest moves in CPUs in Processor Whispers, Glyn Moody talked with Eben Moglen about what freedom means in the era of cloud computing and we took a look at how to track down the source of malware.
- Processor Whispers: About Recovering and Upgrading
- Interview: Eben Moglen - Freedom vs. The Cloud Log
- Tracking down malware
Charlie Miller called Mac OS X "safer, but less secure", a botnet with built in copy protection emerged, an exploit which can use DNS tunnelling to call home was published, reverse oriented programming to dodge DEP appeared in a PDF exploit and a report on the debate over Virtual PC vulnerabilities.
- Exploit's new technology trick dodges memory protection
- Botnet with integrated copy protection
- Mac OS X: "safer, but less secure"
- Exploit code with DNS tunnel
- Simple workarounds for latest IE security vulnerability
- Dispute about Virtual PC security holes
- Security vulnerability in SpamAssassin filter module
- Security updates for Drupal modules
- CA updates ARCserve Backup
Among the highlights this week, the beta of Ubuntu 10.04 arrived as Mark Shuttleworth reported progress in synchronising distributions. The W3C pointed Microsoft's OData at its incubator, Skype published the source to the SILK audio codec and the specification for OpenSocial 1.0 was published. Google's Native client now supports ARM, the LiMux project leader talked about the challenges of bringing free software to Munich's administration and the week would not be complete without the latest developments in the SCO vs Linux saga.
- Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 1
- Shuttleworth says progress made on distribution cadence
- SCO vs. Linux: From the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court
- SCO vs. Linux: The jury has been informed
- OpenSocial 1.0 specification published
- Skype publishes SILK audio codec source code
- Google's Native Client goes ARM and beyond
- W3C to Microsoft - follow the process
- LiMux project management, "We were naïve"
Open Source Releases
- PyPy 1.2 ships with JIT compiler for Python
- Shotwell 0.5.0 photo manager arrives
- Helios: Eclipse 3.6 Milestone 6 released
- Amarok 2.3.0 "Clear Light" released
- Fluendo announce Media Center for Linux
- Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.1 released
- Squeak 4.0 released - now under MIT/Apache license
- Pinta 0.2 simple paint application for Gtk released
- Version 1.4 of opentaps ERP + CRM application released
- SystemRescueCd 1.5.0 released
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