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Linksys WRT routers won’t block open source firmware despite FCC rules

But come June 2, a lot of other routers will block third-party firmware.<p>New rules that affect open source firmware on Wi-Fi routers will be …

How Mossack Fonseca could have prevented the 'Panama Papers' breach

The size of the data breach at the law firm of Mossack Fonseca in Panama comprised over 2.6 terabytes of data – 11.5 million documents detailing …

Nissan developers copied code from the internet, pasted it into a remote-access app

App developers at Nissan appear to have copied code from Stack Overflow and pasted it into the NissanConnect EV app, which had previously been taken offline due to security concerns. The app allows owners of Nissan’s electric cars like the LEAF and the eNV200 to remotely “manage your vehicle and …

Open source is being used by 91 per cent of IoT developers

• <b>55 per cent of IoT developers cited ideology as a reason for using open source</b>• <b><br>58 per cent of IoT developers are also open source contributors</b>• <b><br>21 per</b> …

Developers keep leaving secret keys to corporate data out in the open for anyone to take

The hackers who stole data on 50,000 Uber drivers in 2014 didn’t have to do much hacking at all. They got into the company’s database using login credentials they’d found on GitHub, the code-sharing website used by more than 14 million developers. An Uber employee had uploaded the credentials to …

Popular desktop Linux distro Ubuntu has potentially serious privacy flaw

A feature in the just-released 16.04 version of Ubuntu could pose a serious threat to the privacy of desktop Linux users, according to a well-known …

Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

Ubuntu developers are gathering this week for the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS), which runs from May 3-5, to discuss development plans for the upcoming …

Linux Foundation Badge Program Boost Open Source Security

The Linux Foundation says a new Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badge program launched Tuesday will help companies interested in …

Why open source is growing – and dying – at the same time

To be honest, if the greek king Sisyphus would be a developer writing open source code in 2016, he would feel at home.<p>Sisyphus’s famous punishment, handed down by the gods, was to be forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill – only to watch it roll back down after reaching the top, repeating this …

Commercial software chokkas with ancient brutal open source vulns

Closed source, open holesCommercial software is riddled with old critical open source flaws that are largely hidden from the eyes of enterprises, …

Open, available & interoperable: How open source is transforming the data centre industry

Analysis: From commercial to enterprise hubs, from smaller to bigger players, open source is gearing up to be the future of the data centre.

Ubuntu plugs code exec, DoS Linux kernel holes

Ubuntu has patched four Linux kernel vulnerabilities that allowed for arbitrary code execution and denial of service attacjs.<p>The flaws …

Open source runs the world and needs better security, claims Linux Foundation CTO

More people needed to squash bugs and plug holes

Software lockdown fears aired over new EU Radio Equipment Directive

The European Union's imminent Radio Equipment Directive threatens "software freedom, users' rights, fair competition, innovation, environment, and …

Privacy

New debugging method found 23 undetected security flaws in 50 popular Web applications in less than an hour

By exploiting some peculiarities of the popular web programming framework Ruby on Rails, MIT researchers have developed a system that can quickly …

Hacking Smart Cars Without an Internet Connection

A Chinese hacker who goes by Daishen claims he can hack the Volkswagen Toureg, Audi A6, Audi A7 and more, without an internet connection through the …

Open Source: Licensing Pitfalls May Outweigh Benefits

BOSTON—The use of open-source software in product development can produce substantial savings, an intellectual property attorney told attendees at …

Man accidentally 'deletes his entire company' with one line of bad code

A man appears to have deleted his entire company with one mistaken piece of code.<p>By accidentally telling his computer to delete everything in his …

Internet

Internet of Things (IoT) Supply Chain Security

Introduction<p>The use of software powered embedded devices is poised for massive growth over the next few years as medical devices, automotive and …

Internet of Things

IoT security spending will hit $348m in 2016 as cyber attacks grow

Security spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will reach a hefty $348m in 2016, according to Gartner, an increase of 23.7 per cent on the $281.5m …

7 tools to fire up Spark's big data engine

Visual tour of the Spark ecosystem<p>Apache Spark didn’t merely make big data processing faster; it also made it simpler, more powerful, and more …

A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

But Richard Stallman might objectBefore I dive into what's new in Ubuntu 16.04, it's worth pausing to reflect on what's missing: Scopes online …

Open Source Escapes The Bedroom, Enters Your Boardroom

The myth that open source software is exclusively written by and for lonely -- rather odd -- individual geeks remains remarkably prevalent. And yet …

Study: Govt should nurture op…

Aim is to foster adoption in public administration<p><b>Governments that want to increase the use of open source software by public administrations should</b> …

Free Software Foundation's Priorities Reflect Changing Times

Updating the high-priority projects list shows how the times have changed. But will adding advocacy positions dilute technical concerns?

Calculating the cost of open source

I look back over the last two years with both pride and sadness.<p>Since the launch of openMAXIMS™ in June 2014, the software now includes enhanced …

Timeline: Microsoft’s major open source announcements so far

Microsoft opens up<p>Lately Microsoft has received a lot of attention for its embracing of Linux and open source, but it may surprise you to know that …

Anti-innovation: EU excludes open source from new tech standards

As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has unveiled "plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public …

eGovernment

Hidden Risks for VC Investmet in Techs?

The rapid pace of innovation in the Technology sector is attracting both venture capital (VC) and private equity(PE) investment into UK companies and …

Oettinger: ‘Open source licen…

Commissioner suggests open source to help with cloud standardisation<p><b>Industry-friendly open source licences should become the norm for building data</b> …