Librem Key enables tamper evident protection to laptop users

Linux - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:30

Hey folks, those of you who are security conscious might be interested in hearing about the Librem key that Purism released this morning. You can find out more on a personal post by Kyle Rankin - We'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

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Securing industrial IoT passwords: For Pete's sake, engineers, don't all jump in at once

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:28
If the networked kit needs to work for 10 years, you need to think policy

Cybersecurity has become an increasing priority in operations technology thanks to the growing appetite for the industrial internet of things.…

GooglePlay: what happens if I don't update Apps to API level 26?

Developing Android Apps - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:05

I just got a notification from GooglePlay about 16 of my apps that are not API level 26 or above. I am curious if I need to rush & update them all or if this is only in regards to future updates and/or releases. Just want to make sure the applications will still be visible and user are able to download after November 1st. Although the E-mail was detailed it said everything in a round about way and just looking for straight answer.

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Autoinput webview

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:00

Is it still the case that Autoinput can't interact with a webpage even if I have root?

I basically want to click a button if it pops up and refresh at a certain time interval on Chrome

Thanks for any help

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ServiceNow confirms relational-ship with MariaDB: We're protecting our toolchain

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:48
As Finnish DB biz bags fellow MySQL drop-in firm Clustrix

Platform-as-a-service pusher ServiceNow is backing NoSQL upstart MariaDB, injecting cash into its coffers and staffers onto its board, partly to protect its own investment as a customer of the database biz.…

Battery Level Tile with Tasker

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:30

Is there a way to create a battery level quick settings tile on devices like S9 Plus which do have this tile by default?

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remove duplicate files - OS X / bash

Command Line - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:15

On OS X. So, bash

I'm wondering how difficult it would be to make a script that does the following:

1) walks a directory tree and finds files with duplicate names. For example. MainDir/dir3/foobar.txt would be considered a duplicate of MainDir/dir8/foobar.txt.

2) moves all the duplicate files to a dummy folder that replicates the folder structure. So the above file in dir8 would be moved to DupedFiles/MainDir/dir8/foobar.txt.

I don't care which dupe files are moved, as long as one copy of the file remains in original structure.

I've been able to create a list of simply dupe-filenames, but that doesn't really get me any closer to moving the files out.

If there are any utilities that might do the same, I'd be interested. I found DupeGuru and Dupe File Remover PRO. Neither can use only filename as the rule. DupeGuru seems unable to succeed and moves unique files also. Dupe File Remover might work, but is only allows all the dupes to get put into it's own folder in the Trash. I'm not really into that.

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Selling my android game

Developing Android Apps - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:13

I had developed a hyper-casual android game last month but never really got the time to upload it on the play store and market it. Recently i have found myself in an unexpected situation and i am trying to gather some money to pay back to a few classmates.

I am willing to sell the entire source code of my android game for as low as $100. Please don't ask me how can i sell it for so less! Firstly, I am from India and USD to INR exchange rate it very high. Secondly, I am in a hurry and 100 bucks i pretty decent for me.

Delivery first, payment later; so that there is no question on trust issue!

You can checkout the gameplay of my game here:

If you are interested, please hit me up!

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Are the Linux Foundation courses worth it?

Linux - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:12

I've seen that most courses are like $199 but the content (per chapter) is not detailed like in LinuxAcademy.

Anyone has experience with these courses?

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Android Rom Development

Developing Android Apps - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:03

I wanted to get into Android ROM development, what are some resources you'd recommend?

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Canonical Announces Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Mozilla to Discuss the Future of Advertising at ICDPPC, Newegg Attacked, MetaCase Launches MetaEdit+ 5.5 and MariaDB Acquires Clustrix

Linux Journal - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:58

News briefs for September 20, 2018.

Canonical yesterday announced the Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr", which means critical and important security patches will be available beyond the Ubuntu 14.04 end-of-life date (April 2019).

Mozilla to hold a high-level panel discussion on "the future of advertising in an open and sustainable internet ecosystem" at the 40th annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Conference in Brussels, Belgium October 22–26, 2018. The discussion is titled "Online advertising is broken: Can ethics fix it?", and it's scheduled for October 23, 2018.

Attackers stole credit-card information from Newegg by injecting 15 lines of skimming code on the online payments page, which remained undetected from August 14th to September 18, 2018, TechCrunch reports. Yonathan Klijnsma, threat researcher at RiskIQ, told TechCrunch that "These attacks are not confined to certain geolocations or specific industries—any organization that processes payments online is a target." If you entered your credit-card data during that period, contact your bank immediately.

MetaCase this morning announced the launch of MetaEdit+ 5.5 for Linux, which brings collaborated models to Git and other version control systems. It's "aimed at expert developers looking to gain productivity and quality by generating tight code directly from domain-specific models". You can download a free trial from here.

MariaDB has acquired Clustrix, the "pioneer in distributed database technology". According to the press release, this acquisition gives "MariaDB's open source database the scalability and high-availability that rivals or exceeds Oracle and Amazon while foregoing the need for expensive computing platforms or high licensing fees."

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Google is Starting to Make Sense, Finally

Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:55

You may have noticed some odd behaviors by Google lately, like renaming 'Keep' to 'Keep Notes' (Google Notes for some countries), 'Incognito Mode' soon being renamed to 'Private Mode', a few design changes and UI tweaks in Android, et cetera, et cetera.

While it may be confusing to a lot of people, Google's decision to make these changes are a lot more important and more convenient than you may think. These changes go for practicality, with an intent of making every bit of Google's world easier to understand, more human, intuitive, and a lot more natural.

Take the 'Keep' app: the reason of the change in name is pretty obvious. The name 'Keep' doesn't really give the idea of what the app is. Renaming it to Keep Notes is a lot more practical. It's a lot more human, if you will.

'Incognito Mode' to 'Private Mode' soon. Incognito is kind of an unfamiliar word for most people. Why not use the word private instead? You get the idea. Again, more human and less mind-boggling.

You might have not noticed this, but a lot of Android Pie's design decisions also aim for a similar goal. Practicality. I won't go down on all of them but I'm gonna give you some of them:

  1. The quick toggles panel. Here's what Google did: they removed the useless toggle animations, removed the confusing little arrows that expand toggles such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and they also made it clear whether toggles are activated or not by putting more contrast and emphasis on them.

  2. Renaming the 'On' option from the Wi-Fi section of the Settings app to 'Use Wi-Fi' -- makes more sense, since your phone isn't a Wi-Fi router.

  3. Simplifying the Settings app by shortening the list of items and lumping the confusing, less important things in a drop downs called 'advanced'.

  4. Removing 'App Info' when dragging an app. Yup. It sort of didn't make any sense being up there together with the 'Uninstall' and 'Remove' options in the first place. Now the 'App Info' can be accessed in a more sensible way by long-pressing on an app icon and from there the option will just pop up.

These are only some of them. These are only a taste of what Google is currently doing with their design philosophy. These little things make up for a simpler, more practical whole. I'm excited for what's to come. And while it may not be a big deal for many, I personally love this idea of making Google's services -- and I keep repeating myself -- a lot more practical, human, simpler, and intuitive.

Apple's priority has always been the user experience and I think Google is taking inspiration from them -- which is a good thing. A great thing, even.

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Sealed with an XSS: Lloyds Group should avoid cross talk, say IT pros

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:50
We're secure, says bank

A pair of IT workers have criticised banks within the Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) for sub-standard security. The group denies anything is amiss, maintaining it follows industry best practice on cyber-security.…

[Help][AutoHue] Set scene without changing brightness

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:49

I have a profile that changes the scene when I open a certain app and reverts back to the last state after the app is closed. I'd like to have the brightness of the previous state carry over to the new scene.

I have one task have HueState save the variables Globally in an an Array Set for each bulb. That task is run in another task that then changes the scene. I can't figure out how to configure the scene to accept a change in brightness level.

Is there a way to keep the scenes brightness constant from the previous state? I could just have Hue 2.0 change bulb colors in series without defining brightness, but there's a noticeable delay between bulbs even with transition time set to 0 seconds.

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