Topic: linux

SD Times news digest: September 24, 2014—iPhone 6 TouchID hacked, another Microsoft bug bounty

Apple’s Touch ID vulnerable to attack Lookout security researcher Marc Rogers warned that the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6 is vulnerable to attack, just as the iPhone 5s was. “When the iPhone 6 came out, the first thing I wanted to find out was whether or not there had been any changes to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 8, 2014—GM’s hands-free cars, JHipster 1.0, and tracking stress levels with Google Glass

GM to launch hands-free driving by 2016 General Motors CEO Mary Barra has announced that Cadillac will offer advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on 2017-model-year vehicles. The vehicle will offer GM’s advanced driver assist technology, Super Cruise, and will provide vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology. “A tide of innovation has invigorated the global auto industry, and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 22, 2014—Microsoft’s DocumentDB and Azure Search-as-a-Service, Kivy library, and EngineYard’s PouchDB

Microsoft announces DocumentDB and Azure Search-as-a-Service Microsoft has announced several services for its Azure cloud platform, including DocumentDB, a fully managed NoSQL document database service. Blog posts from Microsoft Azure product marketing director Vibhor Kapoor and Azure senior program manager Ryan CrawCour detail the new services, which in addition to the NoSQL service feature Azure … continue reading

Docker does deployment deconstruction

It’s only really been two years since Docker came onto the scene, but in that time, the technology has leapfrogged other methods of deployment to become the hottest new thing in software development. Companies like CoreOS, IBM, Red Hat and massive telecom CenturyLink have all jumped on board the Docker bandwagon. CoreOS, for example, acquired … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 7, 2014—Facebook’s Linux network plans, OpenSSL fixes, Cucumber behavior-driven development, and Apache Cordova for Android

Facebook plans Linux network upgrade to rival FreeBSD Facebook has designs on drastically improving the Linux kernel network stack, and is hiring a software engineer specifically for that purpose. A recent Facebook job listing seeks a software engineer for Facebook’s kernel team with a primary focus on the networking subsystem. The goal over the next … continue reading

Docker buys company behind Fig

Docker announced today that it has acquired Orchard Laboratories, the company behind the Fig. The acquisition will bring Orchard’s CEO Ben Firshman and cofounder Aanand Prasad in-house to work on other projects. Fig will be brought into Docker as well, where it will now grow and evolve as a Docker project. The Orchard hosting service … continue reading

Chef expands abilities around Containers

Chef Software today announced a number of improvements to the configuration management software of the same name. Top on the list of updates is the inclusion of support for Docker. Over the course of the past year, the platform has expanded its capabilities around Linux Containers, and today, Chef now supports the building and deploying … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 1, 2014

News from Linux’s automotive project, as well as Microsoft API and anti-malware efforts … continue reading

Docker 1.0 released as enterprises support Linux containers

At DockerCon, Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux 7, and a host of new vendors line up to support of movement … continue reading

Red Hat is using Linux support to stifle OpenStack competition

Mirantis is one of Red Hat’s main targets, according to The Wall Street Journal … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Linus, the developer’s security blankey

Without Linus Torvalds’ tough but benevolent dictatorship, Linux would not be nearly as strong as it is … continue reading

Docker forms Governance Advisory Board

Advisory board uses Linux as its model; Google, IBM and Red Hat are frontrunners to join … continue reading

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