Linux

7 considerations to make when securing your Raspberry Pi

https://opensource.com/article/17/3/iot-security-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY  This article tries to get you thinking of security at an appropriate level for your Raspberry Pi and IoT projects without scaring you away from playing, experimenting, and innovating. It’s about striking a balance. Don’t let a challenge stop you from trying. Just be aware of the big picture for securing your projects.

Top Linux distros for computer repair | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/15/2/five-specialized-linux-distributions-computer-repair?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY This article takes a look at five different Linux distributions designed to make your life easier when computers start giving you a headache. Give them a try, and make sure you keep CDs or USB drives with your favorites handy for when something does go wrong. 

Can you trust Linux-based Tizen OS?

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3187840/linux/can-you-trust-linux-based-tizen-os.html Yesterday there was a story about millions of Samsung IoT that are vulnerable to attacks due to zero-day security holes. “I have been extremely critical of IoT vendors ignoring the importance of updates and security, putting millions of users at risk. In the case of Samsung, what bothered me the most was that these devices

Growing Ubuntu for cloud and IoT, rather than phone and convergence

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/ There are some important changes in Ubuntu Linux development: “I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.”

New $10 Orange Pi 2G-IoT

https://www.open-electronics.org/new-10-orange-pi-2g-iot/ The new Orange Pi 2G-IoT features a 2G antenna for Internet of Things applications, as well as offering wireless LAN and Bluetooth for a price of $10. The Orange Pi 2G-IoT goes up against the recently released Raspberry Pi Zero W, which also costs $10, and offers wireless LAN and Bluetooth but not mobile network access.

Samsung’s Android Replacement Is a Hacker’s Dream – Motherboard

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/samsung-tizen-operating-system-bugs-vulnerabilities A security researcher has found 40 unknown zero-day vulnerabilities in Tizen, the operating system that runs on millions of Samsung products. Samsung has long sought to reduce its reliance on Google and Android to run its Galaxy smartphones and tablets and other devices. It already has Tizen running on some 30 million smart TVs, as well

Tips for troubleshooting with Linux | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/business/15/10/troubleshooting-process-linux-problems?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Although it would be nice to believe that cars, home theater systems, computers, and Linux never break, the reality is that they do. Many people have no problems with Linux, but those who do want the best information and guidance possible.