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Critical Vulnerability Derails Ruby on Rails

The H reports on a newly-discovered SQL injection vulnerability in Ruby on Rails, affecting the 3.0.x, 3.1.x, and 3.2.x versions. "The vulnerability exists in versions 3.0 and later of Active Record, Rail's database layer, and is exposed when using nested query parameters. Code that directly passes parameters to a where...

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Fedora 18 to Support UEFI Secure Boot

Microsoft will sign a shim bootloader which will allow Fedora to boot on Windows 8/UEFI Secure Boot systems. The rest of Fedora will be signed with Fedora's own keys, including the kernel and kernel modules...

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Bodhi Linux 2.0 Alpha Arrives for Testing

The first pre-release build of version 2.0 of Bodhi Linux, a minimalistic Enlightenment-desktop-based distribution, is now available for testing...

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Open API lessons for LinkedIn and Facebook

Code to play, not pay to play Open... and Shut  One of the cardinal rules of open source is reciprocity: you can use my open-source code under the same terms that it was given to me. But as open source shifts to open APIs, "open" is increasingly a one-way street.…...

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The Linux Foundation Releases Free FOSS Component Tracker

As open source software continues to proliferate in businesses and large enterprises, it gets ever harder to track exactly which components are being used and whether they're being used in compliance with licenses. This is no small issue. Only a couple of years ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that soon 100 percent of significant software platforms and applications will contain open source components. With a nod to tracking and compliance of installed open source software, The Linux Foundation has announced the availability of The Linux Foundation FOSS Bar Code Tracker. Here is how it works.  The FOSS Bar Code Tracker works via QR codes, which are increasing in popularity. Released as an open source project under the MIT license, the tracker uses an auto-generated, custom QR code for each product. The QR code contains important information on the Free and Open Source Software...

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