We can never expect a dull moment this year. From the Microsoft buying GitHub to more data breaches, check out some good content in our round up! If you enjoy this collection of the web’s top articles, feel free to follow us over on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the same great content the rest of the year.
Open Source and Linux
- Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
The company promised to reveal more substantial information at an upcoming Security Analyst Summit in Singapore.
- 25 Years Later: Interview with Linus Torvalds
Read the Q&A with Linus Torvalds and Robert Young.
- Windows 10 Is Doing A Great Job Persuading People To Switch To A Different Operating System
Updates for Windows 10 were a nightmare in 2018. Here’s why you should switch.
- The Linux desktop is in trouble
Even Linus Torvalds is tired of the fragmentation in the Linux desktop.
- Linux Is The Most Popular & Loved Platform Among Devs: Stack Overflow Survey
- How to Compare Local and Remote Files in Linux
To compare or find the difference between two files on different servers, run the following command.
Design & Development
- Install MySQL CLI: mycli with auto-completion
Mycli is a command line tool for MySQL, MariaDB as well as Percona & supports the following features.
- Oracle splats 300 vulns in MySQL, Database, Fusion, etc, pours fresh brew of Java SE terms
The April 2019 update includes fixes for Big Red’s flagship Database, Fusion Middleware, and MySQL lines.
- How to Install Nginx with PHP and MySQL (LEMP Stack) on Ubuntu 18.04
Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.
- MySQL High Availability Framework Explained – Part III: Failover Scenarios
Review how the framework handles some of the important MySQL failure scenarios and recovers to ensure high availability.
- CIA Claims It Has Proof Huawei Has Been Funded By China’s Military And Intelligence
Times reported that such evidence exists, it has just not been openly published.
- How Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opened systems to attack
Huawei fixed the driver and published the safe version in early January, so if you’re using a Huawei system and have either updated everything or removed the built-in applications entirely, you should be good to go.
- 540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed Online, Plus Passwords, Comments, and More
“The passwords are presumably for the ‘At the Pool’ app rather than for the user’s Facebook account, but would put users at risk who have reused the same password across accounts.”
- Android ecosystem of pre-installed apps is a privacy and security mess
An academic study analyzed 82,501 apps that were pre-installed on 1,742 Android smartphones sold by 214 vendors.
- Security Flaws in WPA3 Protocol Let Attackers Hack WiFi Password
It has been close to just one year since the launch of next-generation Wi-Fi security standard WPA3 and researchers have unveiled several serious vulnerabilities in the wireless security protocol.
Interesting Technology Posts
- Amazon reportedly employs thousands of people to listen to your Alexa conversations
Amazon employs a global team that transcribes the voice commands captured after the wake word is detected and feeds them back into the software to help improve Alexa’s grasp of human speech.
- Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First
The ban extends beyond the groups and individuals specifically cited as hate organisations.
- As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye
Technology theft and other unfair business practices originating from China are costing the American economy more than $57 billion a year.
- Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I’m an American citizen
He had attempted to pass through US customs via a Global Entry electronic kiosk.