FOSS Week in Review
Botnet steals bitcoins
We figure that any currency that can’t be safely tucked into a mattress isn’t secure, so we haven’t been too quick to jump on the bitcoin bandwagon. Needless to say, we weren’t surprised on Monday when Reuters reported that there’s a botnet on the loose with the aim of stealing the virtual currency.
According to the Chicago based security firm Trustwave, hundreds of thousands of computers have been [...]
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These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of February, 2014.
1. Recommending Linux to a Friend by Ken Starks. Published February 21, 2014. Our Mr. Starks explains how he got one nothing-but-Windows user to try and like Linux.
2. Maintenance–The Achilles Heel of Linux by Ken Starks. Published January 30, 2014. Should Linux users fight back again “broken” aspects of their favorite distro because “that’s just the way it [...]
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FOSS Week in Review
The day we fought back
Tuesday, February 11th, The Day We Fight Back, has come and gone. Whether the event was a success, failure or fell somewhere in between depends on whom you read.
Surprisingly, the biggest naysayer was probably the New York Times, which started an article. “The Day the Internet Didn’t Fight Back,” with the line, “So much for mass protest.” It appears as if the Times’ metric for [...]
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There is a tablet in my house that blinks whenever my roommate has a message. I know this because for some reason it’s my job to keep it charged for her. It has front and back cameras. The built-in microphone and speakers are capable of holding a conversation in English–probably other languages as well. With what we know now, I must assume that the NSA has the ability to activate the cameras and microphone to [...]
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Publishers of web sites using the WordPress platform who would like to participate in The Day We Fight Back on Tuesday might be interested in knowing there’s a plugin available. The plugin will put a “The Day We Fight Back” banner on a site for twenty-four hours beginning at midnight, February 11th. From the banner, U.S. visitors will be able to directly connect with their local representative in Washington, either by phone or by email, [...]
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