MySQL 8 is coming

MySQL 8 is coming and it is going to be a big change. MySQL 5.7 has been out for well over a year and has been very well received with its native JSON data type, increased security, and better performance. But there are some things about 5.7 that needed modernization and that is why MySQL 8 is on the way.read more

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MySQL 8 is coming (Opensource.com)

By ris Opensource.com takes a look
at changes to MySQL 8.0. “Ever open up a directory of a MySQL schema and see all those files—.frm, .myi, .myd, and the like? Those files hold some of the metadata on the database schemas. Twenty years ago, it was a good way to go, but InnoDB is a crash proof storage engine and can hold all that metadata safely. This means file corruption of a .frm file is not going to stall your work. Developers also removed the file system’s maximum number of files as the limiting factor to your number of databases; you can now have literally have millions of tables in your database.

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[$] The case of the prematurely freed SKB

By corbet CVE-2017-6074 is the vulnerability identifier
for a use-after-free bug in the kernel’s network stack. This vulnerability
is apparently exploitable in local privilege-escalation attacks. The
problem, introduced in 2005, is easily fixed, but it points at a couple of
shortcomings in the kernel development process; as a result, it would not
be surprising if more bugs of this variety were to turn up in the near
future.

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How To Send Encrypted Emails In Linux

By Mohd Sohail Though social media has reduced the need of sending emails but still for almost all professional reasons we send emails. Our emails are the online letters and contain useful information hence the information must be protected. In this article, we’ll discuss how we can send encrypted emails in Linux

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