It was discovered that cyrus-sasl2, a library implementing the Simple
Authentication and Security Layer, does not properly handle certain
invalid password salts. A remote attacker can take advantage of this
flaw to cause a denial of service.
Microsoft announced a whole bunch of new products today - all from the devices team. We've got two new high-end Lumia phones, the 950 and 950XL. These phones have all the latest specifications, and peculiarly enough, they are water-cooled (I'm not joking). They obviously run Windows Phone 10, and support the Continuum feature, so you can hook them up to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and you'll be greeted by something that looks a lot like a regular windows 10 desktop. Universal application swill automatically scale between the two different screen sizes. Pretty nifty.
Microsoft also unveiled two new Surface devices: the Surface Pro 4 - a thinner, faster, and all-around better version of the Surface Pro 3 - but also the long-awaited Surface laptop, dubbed the Surface Book. The Surface Book is crazy powerful, has a beautiful display and full, regular keyboard, a crazy hinge that really sets it apart, and just like any other Surface, the screen can some off - but this time, using something Microsoft calls "Muscle Wire", electrified attachment points that keep the two parts firmly together - you can grab it by the screen and dangle it without any fear of the two parts disconnecting.
The keyboard half contains a discrete graphics chip and some batteries, while the rest of the computery parts are housed within the display. Microsoft makes some crazy claims about performance, but we'll have to see some proper benchmarks first. In any case, it looks like the kind of laptop Microsoft wanted its partner to build - but we all know something like this is simply beyond the capabilities of the likes of Dell or HP.
That being said, the Surface Book ain't cheap, and starts at $1500.
Last night, Google posted the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images online, for the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9 (Wi-Fi), and Player. since these are factory images, you'll have to perform a wipe and install. If you don't want to go through the hassle of doing so, you'll have to wait for the OTA updates rolling out in the coming weeks.
If you want to take the plunge, AndroidCentral has a great guide on how to do so.
The European Court of Justice has just ruled that the transatlantic Safe Harbour agreement, which lets American companies use a single standard for consumer privacy and data storage in both the US and Europe, is invalid. The ruling came after Edward Snowden's NSA leaks showed that European data stored by US companies was not safe from surveillance that would be illegal in Europe.
This could have far-reaching consequences for Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other US tech giants operating in Europe.
Barry Kauler has announced a new release of the Quirky distribution, a sister project to the popular Puppy Linux distribution. This release includes mostly package updates, including a move to version 4.1.7 of the Linux kernel. This release also reorganizes the files of the Xorg graphical software to....
The developers of Android-x86, a port of the Android operating system to the x86 architecture, have released Android-x86 5.1-rc1. This is the first release candidate of Android-x86 5.1 and it includes a number of interesting features, including support for 64-bit processors. "The 5.1-rc1 release is based on the....
Proxmox, a company which builds commercial computing solutions based on Debian GNU/Linux, has released Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.0. The new release includes support for Linux Containers (LXC), Bash shell completion and IPv6 support. "We are proud to announce the final release of our Proxmox VE 4.0 -....