148: Linux Action News
8 March 2020
Let's Encrypt is forced to revoke customer certificates, the big change coming to FreeNAS, and the trick to running Android on an iPhone.
- Let’s Encrypt discovers CAA bug, must revoke customer certificates — On Leap Day, Let’s Encrypt announced that it had discovered a bug in its CAA (Certification Authority Authorization) code.
- Let’s Encrypt changes course on certificate revocation — Administrators are getting a little more time to replace affected certificates.
- Check code loop blunder strikes
- Let’s Encrypt Has Issued a Billion Certificates
- 2020.02.29 CAA Rechecking Bug
- Revoking certain certificates on March 4
- 5 years of Intel CPUs and chipsets have a concerning flaw that’s unfixable — Converged Security and Management Engine flaw may jeopardize Intel’s root of trust.
- New AMD Side Channel Attacks Discovered, Impacts Zen Architecture
- Opposite of a Platform for DPL 2020 — I hope to be DPL again some year, but 2020 is the wrong year for me and for the project. So I will not nominate myself this year, but hope to do so some future year.
- DPL elections 2019, congratulations Sam Hartman! — The Debian Project Leader elections just finished and the winner is Sam Hartman!
- Bits from the DPL For December 2019
- systemd v245 released, with homed stuff — A small new service systemd-homed.service has been added, that may be used to securely manage home directories with built-in encryption.
- FreeNAS and TrueNAS are Unifying — With the 12.0 release coming in the latter half of the year, we will not only bring more features and improvements than any release that has come before it, we will also unify both products into a single software image and name!
- Facebook is shifting its Libra cryptocurrency plans — The Libra project will now support existing currencies in addition to the proposed Libra token
- Jailbreak your iPhone using a rooted Android phone and checkra1n — Checkra1n gained support for Linux, making it possible to jailbreak iOS 13 devices using a Linux computer.
- Install Android 10 on your Apple iPhone 7 — Project Sandcastle, allowing you to run Android on your Apple iPhone 7.