Articles and News

The World Relies on One Chip Maker in Taiwan, Leaving Everyone Vulnerable

»Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s dominance poses risks to the global economy, amid geopolitical tensions and a major chip shortage.«

#digital-sovereignty #economics #semiconductor-manufacturing

GitHub Packages Container Registry Is Generally Available

GitHub Container registry supporting OCI images is now GA and comes with anonymous access for public containers, permission control for containers, and visibility independent of the repository. The existing Docker registry at will be automatically migrated to the new container registry in the coming weeks.

#github #container #container-registry

Facebook’s Tectonic Filesystem: Efficiency from Exascale

The paper describes Facebook’s distributed file system called Tectonic. It can address and store exabytes with optimized resource utilization and less operational complexity.

#facebook #file-systems

Ditching OpenPGP, a New Approach to Signing Apt Repositories

Debian is moving away from OpenGPG for repository signing.

#debian #apt #opengpg

When Your Backups Vanish

The article looks at two consumer backup issues: One caused by the retention time of iCloud backups and the other caused by the malicious remote factory reset of Western Digital My Book Live NAS, based on a three-year-old CVE that Western Digital never fixed.


Announcing a Unified Vulnerability Schema for Open Source

Google announced »a simple, unified schema for describing vulnerabilities precisely. «

#cve #vulnerability-management #security #google

A List of Privacy-Friendly Google Analytics Alternatives

#web-analytics #google-analytics #privacy

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Projects and Releases

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3

Besides all the other improvements, SLE 15 SP3 is the first release that provides binary compatibility with the corresponding openSUSE Leap version 15.3.

#suse #suse-linux-enterprise #type:release

Rocky Linux 8.4

Rocky Linux 8.4, bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4, is now generally available. The Rocky Linux community also provides a tool to aid the conversation from the 8.4 versions of Alma Linux, CentOS, RHEL, and Oracle Linux.

#rhel #centos #rocky-linux #type:release


Virtio-FS is a shared filesystem for letting local virtual machines access host directories.

#filesystem #red-hat #qemu #virtualization #libvirt


elfcat generates HTML files from ELF binaries.

#elf #binary-viewer


traitor checks for local misconfigurations and vulnerabilities and exploits them automatically to pop a root shell.


Modern UNIX

List of alternatives to common Linux/UNIX commands.


This page provides end-of-life dates for different tools and technologies.