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OpenBSD 6.0 Tightens Security by Losing Linux Compatibility

OpenBSD, one of the more prominent variants of the BSD family of Unix-like operating systems, will be released at the beginning of September, according to a note on the official OpenBSD website. Often touted as an alternative to Linux. OpenBSD is known for the lack of proprietary influence on its...
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Electric Cloud Automates Rolling Deployments for Zero-Downtime Updates

Electric Cloud wants to free up deployment teams weekends by eliminating the heavy scripting and manual steps involved in releasing new software. The latest feature for its ElectricFlow release automation software is rolling deployments with the push of a button, allowing customers to choose the...
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TNS Research: Multiple Orchestrators, Multiple Clouds, What a Mess

Most users of containers have Docker Engine in their stack, even if it is just the open source engine. Now that Docker Engine 1.12 comes with built-in orchestration capabilities, we expect future surveys to find a substantial increase in people using some of that capability. While this gives Docker...
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Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

The fourth major new Linux kernel of 2016 is now out with the debut today of Linux 4.7. The Linux 4.7 kernel follows Linux 4.6, which debuted on May 15. Among the new features that are included in Linux 4.7 is the LoadPin Linux Security Module "This LSM enforces that kernel-loaded files (modules,...
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Europol, Intel and Kaspersky Team Up to Crack Down on Ransomware

Paying those who take your data hostage only makes the ransomware problem worse, says Kaspersky. The European Police Agency Europol on Monday announced a collaboration with tech giant Intel, security expert Kaspersky Lab and the Netherlands police to tackle the exponential growth of ransomware use...
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DevOps'n the Operating System [Video]

In this video, John Willis takes a brief look at the history of how Devops principles and operating systems have converged. He spends most of the time forward looking at what and how unikernels will converge with Devops tools, processes and culture. He ends with a demo of how containers, unikernels...
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Speed Bumps Ahead for Network Security

Traffic volumes are growing exponentially across every segment. Will faster network speeds outrun essential security controls? It’s a question that should be top of mind for securityprofessionals today. Traffic volumes are growing exponentially across every segment, with the fastest growth rates...
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Writing systemd Units

Systemd has become the defacto new standard init for Linux-based systems. While not everyone has made the switch yet, pretty much all the major distros have made the decision to switch. For most people this has not meant all that much yet, other than a lot of controversy. Systemd has built in SysV...
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Zephyr OS, a ‘Secure IoT RTOS,’ You Say?

Earlier this year, the Zephyr project was launched to a world justifiably skeptical of self-anointed “secure” technologies, jaded by the sloganeering of all things IoT, and seemingly saturated by the proliferation and fragmentation of no-size-fits-all microcontroller RTOS platforms. Given those...
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Container Image Signing

Red Hat engineers have been working to more securely distribute container images. In this post we look at where we’ve come from, where we need to go, and how we hope to get there. History When the Docker image specification was introduced it did not have a cryptographic verification model. The most...
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