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Linux Foundation Energy member TenneT “open sources” their open source strategy

This post was written by Loek Bakker, Corporate Information Management Office Head at TenneT TenneT is the first European cross-border electricity transmission system operator (TSO), with activities in the Netherlands and in Germany, providing uninterrupted electricity to over 41 million people....
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New EvilGnome Backdoor Spies on Linux Users, Steals Their Files

A new Linux malware masquerading as a Gnome shell extension and designed to spy on unsuspecting Linux desktop users was discovered by Intezer Labs' researchers in early July. "EvilGnome’s functionalities include desktop screenshots, file stealing, allowing capturing audio recording from the user’s...
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IBM announces three new open source projects

IBM has announced three new open source projects for developers to help them build cloud-native apps faster for Kubernetes. All three projects — Kabanero, Appsody, and Codewind — are hosted on GitHub. Kabanero brings together open source projects Knative, Istio, and Tekton, with new open projects...
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Pivotal brings ‘cf push’ experience to Kubernetes

Pivotal has introduced the alpha version of PAS on Kubernetes, as well as new products based on PAS features that improve the developer and operator experience when using Kubernetes. The alpha version of PAS on Kubernetes brings the popular “cf push” experience to Kubernetes, making it easier for...
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Microsoft Open Sources software to guard U.S. voting machines

Microsoft is rolling out an open-source software product called ElectionGuard, which it said uses encryption to "enable a new era of secure, verifiable voting." The company is working with election machine vendors and local governments to deploy the system in a pilot program for the 2020 election....
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Fujitsu and GE Research join LF Edge

Fujitsu and GE Research have joined LF Edge as Premier members. Fujitsu and GE Research join a growing roster of 70+ current members, which includes existing Premier members Aricent, Arm, AT&T, Baidu, Dell EMC, Dianomic Inc., Ericsson, HP Inc., HPE, Huawei, IBM, Intel, inwinStack, Juniper...
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A new ransomware targeting Linux-based (NAS) devices

A new ransomware family has been found targeting Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and holding users' important data hostage until a ransom is paid. Dubbed "QNAPCrypt" by Intezer and "eCh0raix" by Anomali, the new ransomware is written in the Go...
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Aqua Security Launches Microsoft Azure Marketplace Private Offers

Aqua Security has announced a new Private Offer for software licensing and procurement directly through Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Software purchased directly from Aqua can easily be installed on Azure while still taking advantage of streamlined deployment through the Azure Marketplace.  The Aqua...
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Epic Games Awards Open Source 3D Creation Tool Blender With $1.2 Million

Epic Games has announced that they have donated $1.2 million in cash towards the Blender Project, an open source tool to create 3D graphics animation and even entire games. This award is part of the Epic MegaGrants Initiative which Epic Games has committed $100 million. This program was created to...
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Linux May Gain Protection Against Hyper-Threading Attacks

Oracle security researchers have been working on security feature for Linux kernels that could protect Linux-based systems against attacks that affect Intel’s Hyper-Threading (HT) feature. Multiple side-channel threats the feature's vulnerable against, including L1TF/Foreshadow and the MDS attacks...
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