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Kali Linux Ethical Hacking OS Now Supports Mor…

Kali Linux Ethical Hacking OS Now Supports More Than 50 Android Devices: Offensive Security have released the second maintenance update to the Kali Linux 2019 operating system, adding all the latest software releases, GNU/Linux technologies, and other enhancements.

Powered by the Linux 4.19.28 kernel, Kali Linux 2019.2 is here to introduce a new release of the Kali Linux NetHunter toolkit, which lets you run Kali Linux on Android-based mobile devices. The Kali Linux NetHunter 2019.2 release adds support for 13 new devices.

These include the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, OnePlus 2, and Galaxy Tab S4 (both LTE and Wi-Fi models). With this, the Kali Linux NetHunter toolkit now support more than 50 devices powered by a wide-range of Android OS releases, from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 9 Pie.

“Thanks to the tireless contributions from the vibrant NetHunter community led by re4son, binkybear, fattire, jmingov, jcadduono, kimocoder, and PaulWebSec, NetHunter now supports over 50 devices running all the latest Android versions, from KitKat through to … (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

Mozilla Firefox 67 Is Now Available for All Su…

Mozilla Firefox 67 Is Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu Linux Releases: The recently released Mozilla Firefox 67 web browser is now available for download from the official software repositories of all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems.

The Firefox 67 web browser arrived on May 21st, 2019, and promises to be the fastest Firefox release to date thanks to the numerous internal performance improvements implemented by Mozilla. Firefox 67 also comes with a built-in crypto miner and fingerprinter blocker, and a much-improved Private Browsing mode.

One of the coolest new features of the Firefox 67 web browser is the ability to finally run different builds of Firefox at the same time. As such, users can now install and run the Firefox stable, beta, and nightly versions all side by side, or install and use both the latest stable and the ESR (Extended Support Release) version simultaneously.

Oth… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

openSUSE Leap 15.1 Officially Released, Based …

openSUSE Leap 15.1 Officially Released, Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1: The openSUSE Project announced today the release and general availability of the openSUSE Leap 15.1 operating system, the first minor point release to the openSUSE Leap 15 series.

Based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 (Service Pack 1) operating system, the openSUSE Leap 15.1 release features an improved installer, updated kernel and graphics stacks with improved support for AMD Vega GPUs, switches to the NetworkManager open-source network connection manager by default for both laptop and desktop machines, while Wicked is still used for server systems, and improves YaST functionality.

YaST, the installation and configuration utility for both openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise operating systems, now offers improved management of services, a new user interface for managing Firewalld, better control over Salt formulas, the ability to manage SSH keys per user, an improv… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

LibreOffice 6.2.4 Open-Source Office Suite Rel…

LibreOffice 6.2.4 Open-Source Office Suite Released with More Than 100 Bug Fixes: The Document Foundation announced today the general availability of the fourth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 6.2 open-source office suite series for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Coming about a month after the LibreOffice 6.2.3 release, the LibreOffice 6.2.4 update is here to squash even more of those pesky bugs reported by users lately, in an attempt to make the LibreOffice 6.2 office suite as stable as possible for enterprise deployments. A total of 106 issues were resolved in LibreOffice 6.2.4, but, for now, it is still recommended to bleeding edge users and technology enthusiasts who want the latest LibreOffice fe… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

HP Linux Imaging & Printing Drivers Now Suppor…

HP Linux Imaging & Printing Drivers Now Supported on Ubuntu 19.04 and Fedora 30: The HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) software, an open-source and free print, scan and fax driver solution for HP printers and scanners, has been updated to version 3.19.5 for Linux-based operating systems.

The HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.19.5 software release is now available with support for a plethora of new HP printers, among which we can mention HP LaserJet Enterprise M507n, HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dn, HP LaserJet Enterprise M507x, HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dng, HP LaserJet Managed E50145dn, HP LaserJet Managed E50145x, and HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M528dn.

The HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M528f, HP LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M528c, HP LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M528z, HP LaserJet Managed MFP E52645dn, HP LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E52645c, HP Color LaserJet Managed E75245dn, HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M751n, HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M751dn, and HP PageWide XL 3900PS MFP printers are also now supported by HPLIP.

Furthermore, the HP Office… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux …

Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 5.2, First RC Out Now: With two weeks passed after the release of Linux kernel 5.1, Linus Torvalds has kicked off the development of the upcoming Linux 5.2 kernel series over the weekend.

The two-week merge window is now closed and the first RC (Release Candidate) milestone has been released for public testing and early adoption to discover pesky bugs and other annoyances that might block the final release of the Linux 5.2 kernel series later this summer. Things looks normal for now and everything is on track for a calm release.

“Things look fairly normal. Just about two thirds of the patch is drivers (all over), with the bulk of the rest being arch updates, tooling, documentation and vfs/filesystem updates, of which there were more than usual (the unicode tables for ext4 case insensitivity do end up being a big part of the "bulk” side),“ says Linus Tor… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Environment Enters Bet…

KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Environment Enters Beta with Many Enhancements: The KDE Project released today the beta version of their upcoming KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment to give the community an early taste of what’s coming.

KDE Plasma 5.16 is a major release that introduces numerous new features and improvements, across many of the built-in apps but also under the hood to make your KDE Plasma experience better, more stable, and more enjoyable. One of the highlights of KDE Plasma 5.16 is the completely revamped notifications system.

It supports a Do Not Disturb mode, richer notifications for file transfers, a more intelligent history with grouping, the ability to display notifications in full-screen applications, and lots of configuration options for users in a revamped and more usable System Settings page.

Other exciting things to look forward on the KDE Plasma 5.16 release i… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

IPFire Linux-Based Hardened Firewall Gets New …

IPFire Linux-Based Hardened Firewall Gets New Intrusion Prevention System: The IPFire open-source hardened Linux firewall has been updated today to version 2.23 Core Update 131, a release that introduces a brand new IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), various improvements, and updated components.

The most exciting thing about the IPFire 2.23 Core Update 131 release is that is ships with a new Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that deeply inspects packets and prevents threats, thus making your networks more secure. IPFire previously used Snort as default Intrusion Detection System (IDS), but now it’s been replaced with Suricata.

“This new system has many advantages over the old one in terms of performance, security and it simply put – more modern. We would like to thank the team at Suricata on which it is based for their hard work and for creating such an important tool that is now working inside of IPFire,” explains developer Michael Tremer in the release announcem… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

Intel’s Clear Linux OS Now Offers Workflows Ta…

Intel’s Clear Linux OS Now Offers Workflows Tailored for Linux Developers: Intel’s Clear Linux OS project have launched new developer bundles tailored towards Linux developers for their Linux-based operating system optimized for the Intel Architecture.

While Clear Linux OS isn’t as popular as Ubuntu, Debian, or Arch Linux, it always proved to be a viable and quite fast Linux-based operating system for desktop and server users, offering them the best performance possible on the Intel Architecture. Clear Linux OS follows a rolling-release model where you install once and receive updates forever.

Clear Linux OS always wanted to be the Linux distribution for developers, but now Intel has announced new images, an updated installer, software store, and forum all dedicated to make its open-source operating system a playground for Linux developers of all sizes, genres, and ages, offering them curated content for the best development efficiency possible.

“We started chipping away at a development environment where the user experience is tailored … (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux

Debian Patches New Intel MDS Security Vulnerab…

Debian Patches New Intel MDS Security Vulnerabilities in Debian Linux Stretch: The Debian Project has released patched versions of its Linux kernel and intel-microcode packages for the stable Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series to address the recently disclosed Intel MDS security vulnerabilities.

On May 14th, Intel disclosed four new security vulnerabilities affecting several of its Intel CPUs, which could allow attackers to leak sensitive information if the system remains unpatched. Intel has worked with major OS vendors and device manufactures to quickly deploy feasible solutions for mitigating these flaws, and now patches are available for users of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series.

“Multiple researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the way the Intel processor designs have implemented speculative forwarding of data filled into temporary microa… (read more) via Softpedia News / Linux