How to shutdown the Android PowerOffHijack

By Jack Wallen This morning I awoke to a veritable armageddon of news regarding a new piece of Android malware hell-bent on stealing all of your secrets, your identity, recording all of your actions, taking video, and probably even stealing your unborn children. That malware has been labeled PowerOffHijack (or Shutdown Hijack in some circles). It was discovered by AVG and, in theory, could be very nasty. That theory, however, would be hard to apply in most situations.

From: LXer

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Firefox 36 released

By ris Mozilla has released Firefox 36.0. The release
notes
mention a few new features, including support for the full
HTTP/2 protocol. This version will no longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers
whenever possible and certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys will be phased
out. See the release notes for more information.

From: LWN

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The Reality of the Ubuntu Phone

By Matt Hartley By now, most of you have likely heard about the new Ubuntu phone selling out fairly quickly after its release. In a crowded mobile market, any new entries to the smart phone operating system space must find their niche fairly quickly. We’ve seen how failing to address this can lead to mediocre results with Windows Phones.

From: LXer

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[$] A GNU C Library update

By corbet A traditional feature of the tools track at the Linux Foundation’s
Collaboration
Summit
is an update from the developers of the GNU C Library
(glibc); that tradition was upheld in fine form at the 2015 event. Glibc
developer Roland McGrath noted that while the project is a critical
component in vast numbers of Linux installations, it does not have a lot of
developers working on it. Still, even with a relatively small developer
base, some real progress has been made over the last year.

From: LWN

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