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Submission + - Linus blasts again (lkml.org)

Chankey Pathak writes: What the F*CK, guys?
This piece-of-shit commit is marked for stable, but you clearly never
even test-compiled it, did you? -Linus

Google

Submission + - Google added Gmail to Google Search (technostall.com)

Chankey Pathak writes: "Google is creating an information bridge between its influential Internet search engine and its widely used Gmail service in its latest attempt to deliver more personal responses more quickly.
The experimental feature unveiled Wednesday will enable Google's search engine to mine the correspondence stored within a user's Gmail account for any data tied to a search request. For example, a query containing the word "Amazon" would pull emails with shipping information sent by the online retailer."

Linux

Submission + - Nmap 6 Released! (nmap.org)

Chankey Pathak writes: "The Nmap Project is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 6.00 from http://nmap.org/. It is the product of almost three years of work, 3,924 code commits, and more than a dozen point releases since the big Nmap 5 release in July 2009. Nmap 6 includes a more powerful Nmap Scripting Engine, 289 new scripts, better web scanning, full IPv6 support, the Nping packet prober, faster scans, and much more!"
Microsoft

Submission + - SPAM: Some best and free Windows 8 Apps

Chankey Pathak writes: "Microsoft is going to launch a web store as a part of Windows 8, for its users where they can download many apps. There are many free apps available in ‘Consumer Preview’ but as Windows 8 will launch, you’ll have to pay for some apps, same as in the case of Android Market (Google Play) and Apple App Store.
Some of the best Windows 8 apps are listed here:"

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Ubuntu

Submission + - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) released! (linuxstall.com)

Chankey Pathak writes: "The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed “Precise Pangolin”, 12.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing a few new features and improving quality control."

Security

Submission + - Build your own undetectable malware (scmagazine.com.au) 1

mask.of.sanity writes: Security researchers have published instructions to build malware that is undetectable to all anti-virus products.

The twin research pieces showed that anti-virus could be relatively easily bypassed by following the instructions (available as videos and a thesis paper).

The malware produced by the research slipped past all anti-virus programs in an extensive list on VirusTotal and would also bypass anti-virus programs not listed on the site.

Unix

Submission + - Setting up your Linux box to serve as a DHCP server or a DHCP client (linuxstall.com)

Chankey Pathak writes: "DHCP is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is used to control vital networking parameters of hosts (running clients) with the help of a server. DHCP is backward compatible with BOOTP. For more information see RFC 2131 (old RFC 1541) and other.

This tutorial covers both the DHCP _SERVER_ daemon as well as DHCP _CLIENT_ daemon. Most people need the client daemon which is used by workstations to obtain network information from a remote server. The server daemon is used by system administrators to distribute network information to clients so if you are just a regular user you need the _CLIENT_ daemon."

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