RHSA-2018:1957-1: Important: git security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for git is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives
a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.
CVE-2018-11235

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RHSA-2018:1955-1: Important: glusterfs security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for glusterfs is now available for Native Client for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 for Red Hat Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.3 for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives
a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.
CVE-2018-10841

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RHSA-2018:1954-1: Important: glusterfs security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for glusterfs is now available for Native Client for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7 for Red Hat Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.3 for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives
a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.
CVE-2018-10841

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A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears

macos mojave gtk theme for Linux desktopsA new GTK theme brings the luscious look of macOS Mojave to the Linux desktop. Not that you should be surprised; we’ve written before about how easy it is to make Ubuntu look like a Mac. But thanks to this new macOS Mojave inspired GTK theme that fact is truer, and more faithful, than ever. macOS […]

This post, A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Facebook Open-Sources BOLT, Google Introduces VR180 Creator for Linux, 2018 Open Source Job Report Now Available and More

News briefs for June 20, 2018.

Facebook yesterday announced it is open-sourcing BOLT, its “binary
optimization and layout tool that accelerates large-scale applications”.
According to the Facebook
post
, “BOLT optimizes placement of instructions in
memory, thereby reducing CPU execution time by 2 percent to 15 percent.
Unlike previous tools to address instruction starvation, BOLT works with
applications built by any compiler, including GCC or Clang. Today, we are
open-sourcing BOLT so that engineers everywhere can use it alongside
complementary technologies like AutoFDO to achieve performance gains for
their apps.”

Google recently introduced VR180
Creator
for Mac and Linux. This new tool makes it easy to create and edit
high-quality VR videos.
To learn more about VR180 Creator, visit here, and to download, go here.

The 2018
Open Source Job Report
is now available from The Linux Foundation and
Dice. Some key findings include: “Linux is back on top as the most in-demand
open source skill category, making it required knowledge for most entry-level
open source careers” and “Containers are rapidly growing in popularity and
importance, with 57% of hiring managers seeking that expertise, up from only
27% last year.”

openSUSE Tumbleweed has three new snapshots this week, adding a bunch of
improvements for KDE users—most notably, the update to Plasma 5.13. In
addition, the
Linux kernel updated from 4.16.12 to 4.17.1 and fixed some btrfs and KVM
issues. See the openSUSE
blog post
for a description of all the updates.

Keepsafe yesterday launched a
privacy-focused mobile browser. According to the TechCrunch
post
, you can lock the browser with a PIN or use Touch ID, Face ID or
Android Fingerprint. You also can block social, advertising and analytics
trackers, but still allow caching and cookies, or you can open a private tab,
which erases everything as soon as you close it. The browser is available for
free on Android or iOS.

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Open Hardware: Good for Your Brand, Good for Your Bottom Line

With the rise of IoT, we’re inside a short window where “open” is a
strong differentiator for hardware products. Is your company ready to take
advantage of it?

I don’t know how to put this, but Hardware is kind of a Big Deal, and thanks
to the Internet of Things (aka IoT), it’s getting bigger every year. The
analyst firm IDC expects spending on IoT to reach nearly $800
billion USD
by
the end of 2018. A study by Intel shows that by 2025, the global worth of IoT
technology might be as high as more
than $6 trillion USD
; whereas Forbes reports
that the global market could be nearly
$9 trillion USD in 2020
.

These statistics are based on the traditional model of closed design and
development of the chips, boards and objects that will make these devices a
reality. However, what if hardware developers were to learn from and leverage
the popularity of free and open-source software (aka FOSS)? What if the
future of IoT were Open? It’s my belief that the device developers who apply
the lessons of FOSS to hardware development will be those best positioned to
become the powerhouses of that $9 trillion market. Similarly to software,
open hardware will be seen first as a differentiator (rather than an
eccentricity) and later, as the industry matures, as the default operating
mode for hardware development.

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