Ubuntu powered drones that double as a desktop PC, tweaking your Linux desktop vs polish & coreboot’s efforts to bypass Intel ME.

Plus our we update you on some of our favorite open source projects, the MySQL 0-day, a batch of emails, why we’re excited about the crazy USB/IP Project & more!

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MySQL 0-day could lead to total system compromise

“The vulnerability affects all MySQL servers in default configuration in all version branches (5.7, 5.6, and 5.5) including the latest versions, and could be exploited by both local and remote attackers,” Golunski has explained in an advisory published on Monday.

This drone kit doubles as a Ubuntu Linux PC

A development kit from Parrot is designed to create drones that can avoid obstacles

Ubuntu Torrent Removed from Google for ‘Infringing’ Transformers Movie


Cited in a DMCA takedown request filed against Google on behalf of Paramount Pictures, and spotted by TorrentFreak (and tipped to us by reader ~nonanonymous) is an innocuous link to a 32-bit alternate install image Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS.

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Kimchi: An HTML5 management interface for KVM

Kimchi is an HTML5 based management tool for KVM. It is designed to make it as
easy as possible to get started with KVM and create your first guest.

Experiments with disabling the ME on Sandybridge x230

Fixing a broken or forgotten Gnome Keyring

If you get a password prompt every time you login, and you find that passwords are not saved, you might need to create/set a default keyring.

Ensure that the seahorse package is installed, open it (“Passwords and Keys” in system settings) and select View > By Keyring If there is no keyring in the left column (it will be marked with a lock icon), go to File > New > Password Keyring and give it a name. You will be asked to enter a password. If you do not give the keyring a password it will be unlocked automatically, even when using autologin, but passwords will not be stored securely. Finally, right-click on the keyring you just created and select “Set as default”.

USB/IP Project

The USB/IP Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network.


Difficulty or Ease of Making Linux Pretty

Linux Academy

Mail Sack


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