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Security Team Weekly Summary: December 14, 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities. If you would like to reach the Security Team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-hardened channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you can mail the Ubuntu Hardened mailing list at: ubuntu-hardened@lists.ubuntu.com During the...


Ataribox Pre-Order Plan “Officially Paused”

Pre-orders for the Linux-powered Ataribox were meant to go live on December 14, but the team now says those are plans are “officially paused”. This post, Ataribox Pre-Order Plan “Officially Paused”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!. Continue Reading —...


The Best Linux App & Distro Releases of 2017

We look at the best Linux distros and apps of 2017 and celebrate the Linux releases that defined the year, like Ubuntu 17.10, Solus 3 and Firefox 57. This post, The Best Linux App & Distro Releases of 2017, was written by Joey Sneddon and first...



The MAP_FIXED option to the mmap() system call allows a process to specify that a mapping should be placed at a given virtual address if at all possible. It turns out, though, that “if at all possible” can involve a bit more collateral damage t… ...


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