54: Linux Action News
20 May 2018
Asteroid OS reaches 1.0, and Joe gives it a go. GNOME developers consider removing the ability to launch binaries, but punt for now. And the lessons learned from malware in the Snap Store.
- AsteroidOS 1.0 released — AsteroidOS is built on standard Linux technologies including OpenEmbedded, opkg, Wayland, Qt5, systemd, BlueZ, and PulseAudio.
- EFAIL — EFAIL describes vulnerabilities in the end-to-end encryption technologies OpenPGP and S/MIME that leak the plaintext of encrypted emails.
- GnuPG’s Efail press release Response
- Nautilus removes the ability to execute binaries — Or, to put it another way, you won’t be able to double-click on programs, scripts or apps to launch them using Nautilus.
- But then brings it back — A few cases appeared that we need to support, specially for enterprise and content creators. Specifically, cases similar to #434
- Steam Link on Android — Stream PC games to your Android smartphone
- Malware found in (and removed from) the Snap Store — This situation marks the first major “security” issue in the Snappy packaging system. But although unwelcome this particular fail is not necessarily as frightening as it sounds at first, nor is is necessarily a fault with the Snappy format.
- Kubuntu to drop 32-bit images — I’m reluctant to do this, however, I do not have the time or technical knowledge required to do this on my own, and the Kubuntu Devels want Kubuntu to stop issuing i386 images.
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now on Windows 10 — Bionic beavering away on Windows
- TechSNAP Episode 368: EFail Explained