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Linux Is Part of the IoT Security Problem, Dev Tells Linux Conference

The Mirai botnet? Just the “tip of the iceberg” is how security bods at this week's linux.conf.au see the Internet of Things. Presenting to the Security and Privacy miniconf at linux.conf.au, embedded systems developer and consultant Christopher Biggs pointed out that Mirai's focus on building a...
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Marcel Holtmann
“We decided to create a wireless daemon that actually works on IoT devices,” said Intel's Marcel Holtmann in a presentation at Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

New Linux WiFi Daemon Streamlines Networking Stack

If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe panel in October. In 2007 Holtmann joined Intel’s...
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Darktrace Automates Network Security Through Machine Learning

  Darktrace co-founder Poppy Gustafsson recently predicted, at TechCrunch Disrupt London, that malicious actors will increasingly use artificial intelligence to create more sophisticated spearphishing attacks. Criminals are just as capable of using artificial intelligence as those trying to thwart...
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Raspberry Pi
Swapnil installed and used SLES, openSUSE Leap, and openSUSE Tumbleweed on Raspberry Pi and was impressed. Read more.

First 64-Bit and Enterprise OS Comes to Raspberry Pi 3

SUSE supports a lot of architectures and runs on everything from IBM mainframe to x86 machines, and more. With ARM’s push in the data center, it made even more sense for SUSE to work closely with ARM to support yet another platform. When the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B was announced, SUSE engineers...
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ZeroPhone — An Open Source, Dirt Cheap, Linux-powered Smartphone Is Here

Short Bytes: ZeroPhone is an open source smartphone that’s powered by Raspberry Pi Zero. It runs on Linux and you can make one for yourself using parts worth $50. One can use it to make calls and SMS, run apps, and pentesting. Soon, phone’s crowdfunding is also expected to go live. Raspberry Pi is...
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Managing Devices in Linux

There are many interesting features of the Linux directory structure. This month I cover some fascinating aspects of the /dev directory. Before you proceed any further with this article, I suggest that, if you have not already done so, you read my earlier articles, Everything is a file, and An...
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Raspberry Pi 3
This series will provide tips and instructions for starting your own Raspberry Pi project.

5 Fun Raspberry Pi Projects: Getting Started

Nearly five years after the first Raspberry Pi boards shipped, the device continues to far surpass its expected popularity, spreading well beyond its originally intended purpose as an educational tool. Though creator Eben Upton originally hoped to sell at most 10,000 boards, more than 10 million...
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IoT security
In this final, future-looking segment of our IoT series, we look at two Linux-based, Docker-oriented container technologies that are being proposed as solutions to IoT security.

The Future of IoT: Containers Aim to Solve Security Crisis

Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows no sign of abating. Feeling the FoMo, companies are busily rearranging their roadmaps for IoT. The transition to IoT runs even deeper and broader than the mobile revolution. Everything gets swallowed in the IoT maw, including...
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It’s Finally Legal To Hack Your Own Devices (Even Your Car)

Last Friday, a new exemption to the decades-old law known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act quietly kicked in, carving out protections for Americans to hack their own devices without fear that the DMCA’s ban on circumventing protections on copyrighted systems would allow manufacturers to sue...
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Internet of Things
This fifth article in our IoT series looks at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT -- it all starts with the OS.

Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT. Our previous posts have examined open source IoT...
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