open source

TrueNAS Core will soon replace FreeNAS—and we test the beta

Enlarge Earlier this week, network-storage vendor iXsystems announced the release of TrueNAS 12.0-BETA1, which will replace FreeNAS later in 2020. The major offering of the new TrueNAS Core—like FreeNAS before it—is a simplified, graphically managed way to expose the features and benefits of the ZFS filesystem to end users. In the most basic environments, this …

TrueNAS Core will soon replace FreeNAS—and we test the beta Read More »

Crypto Social Network ‘Minds’ Sees Users Flock From Twitter and Facebook Over Privacy Concerns

Crypto social media platform Minds has been garnering users who are concerned about their privacy, according to the company’s CEO. The open-source platform, seen as an alternative to Facebook or Twitter, awards users with cryptocurrency for engagement. Crypto Social Network Minds Gaining Popularity Privacy-oriented social media platform “Minds,” often touted as an antithesis to Facebook …

Crypto Social Network ‘Minds’ Sees Users Flock From Twitter and Facebook Over Privacy Concerns Read More »

IBM has a problem with Google’s Open Usage Commons

Enlarge / Nobody from IBM is proposing any lawsuits over Google’s addition of Istio to its new Open Usage Commons foundation. But they’re not happy about it. Nick Youngson This Wednesday, Google announced a new open source initiative—the Open Usage Commons, a sort of stewardship project for open source trademarks. The move drew immediate criticism …

IBM has a problem with Google’s Open Usage Commons Read More »

Permissionless Software Foundation Aims to Foster Open-Source Software With Bitcoin Cash

Gifts and Remittances: Bitcoin.com’s New Tools Allow People to Send BCH via Email This month Bitcoin.com launched two services that help facilitate bitcoin cash adoption and crypto remittance via email. In a recent video on June 5, Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver showcased gifts.bitcoin.com, a new feature that allows individuals to send BCH gift cards … read …

Permissionless Software Foundation Aims to Foster Open-Source Software With Bitcoin Cash Read More »

Latest Bitcoin Core Code Release Protects Against Nation-State Attacks

The Takeaway: The 20th iteration of Bitcoin Core, the open source software powering the Bitcoin blockchain, was released Wednesday. Experimental software called “Asmap” was included to protect against a theoretical “Erebus” attack. An Erebus attack allows nation-states and/or large internet providers such as Amazon Web Services to spy, double-spend or censor bitcoin transactions. The patch …

Latest Bitcoin Core Code Release Protects Against Nation-State Attacks Read More »

Cisco security breach hits corporate servers that ran unpatched software

Enlarge Prayitno / Flickr Six servers Cisco uses to provide a virtual networking service were compromised by hackers who exploited critical flaws contained in unpatched versions the open source software service relies on, the company disclosed on Thursday. Got updates? The May 7 compromise hit six Cisco servers that provide backend connectivity to the Virtual …

Cisco security breach hits corporate servers that ran unpatched software Read More »