Is it time to replace openSSL? We’ll follow up on the Heartbleed story, discuss how attackers got read access to Google’s production servers and then it’s a great batch of your questions and our answers.
All that and much much more…
On this week’s TechSNAP!
In this week’s show:-
- We take a look at what’s been happening in the news:
- Windows XP support has officially ended!
- A major security flaw in OpenSSL, dubbed “heartbleed” has been discovered and patched. There’s an interesting timeline of who knew what and when and an interesting article about it all…
- Open Rights Group has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for a campaign video against Internet censorship in the UK.
- Independent audit of TrueCrypt disk encryption system found some bugs, but no evidence of intentional flaws in the technology or backdoors.
- Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be fooled…
- The Guardian and Washington Post news papers have been awarded the Pulitzer prize for public service for their reporting of the NSA revelations.
- We also take a look at what’s been happening in the community:
- GNOME foundation is facing a budget shortfall…
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is released!
- Migrating a Spanish school’s computers from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04.
- Updated Ubuntu Cloud images have been released on various cloud providers in response to the OpenSSL heartbleed bug.
- The pain of porting GHC (the Glasgow Haskell Compiler) to new architectures
- Convergence plans for 14.10 and beyond…
We’ll be back next week, when we’ll review the Ubuntu 14.04 release and go through your feedback.
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