Great. Now its the season of single color themes. Now Ubuntu gets a “monochromatic makeover”. The creative route of the new design is “More outlines, Less solid”. We have seen it in the www space, but It’ll be a new experience in a full-fledged Desktop Operating System.
Nice work, Ubuntu Creative Team!
OK. Many security experts now say that there is a real Linux Trojan is on market and it started its activity on web. It’s called Hand Of Thief (HOT). It is a commercial malware, comes with its own logo and command & control panel interfaces. Zdnet describes it as a semi-successful Linux Trojan. But still I don’t think it is a fully-functional malware that affects a Linux system which is automatically installed, it may need a basic user permission.
Basically HOT is affected on the web browsers of major popular distributions. Mozilla FireFox, Iceweasel, Epiphany, Chromium browsers are affected. But my concern is this – how this happened. I think it is not Linux vulnerable – but my computer habits are. Wonder why we add such fancy and complicated yet less useful features to the operating system. Doing so, it gets more fatty and thus weaker in the matter of security. A rule of thumb is: the more we make it fancy the less it become secure!
As an additional security, never use any in-built applications in a browser, be it Iceweasel, or Midori or whatever. Instead you open a PDF document in a PDF viewer installed inside your system. Likewise, open an mp4 file in Totem or VLC stand alone application. Please care to update security patches always.
Hats off! Hallelujah. That’s the social responsibility. Anonymous taken down more than 40 websites containing child pornographic content. Here is the extract from their pastebin press note.
Remove all child pornography content from your servers. Refuse to provide hosting services to any website dealing with child pornography. This statement is not just aimed at Freedom Hosting, but everyone on the internet. It does not matter who you are, if we find you to be hosting, promoting, or supporting child pornography, you will become a target. Read More
Many of us still have no idea on what ANONYMOUS does for the society. They stand for some good motives. They are hackers. They hack for good.
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There might be more reasons. Hence this 6 reasons are fabulous enough. Worth reading the post. Go, take a re-birth in GNU/Linux.