How to install a USB webcam in Raspberry Pi

By Xmodulo If you want to take pictures or record videos using Raspberry Pi board, you can install Raspberry Pi camera board. If you do not want to shell out money just for the camera board module, there is yet another way, which is to utilize a commonly found USB web camera. You may already have one for your PC. In this tutorial, we show how to set up a USB web camera on Raspberry Pi board. We assume that you are using Raspbian operation system.

From: LXer

EFF: Lenovo is breaking HTTPS security on its recent laptops

By corbet Here is a
statement from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
on the revelation
that Lenovo has been shipping insecure man-in-the-middle malware on its
laptops. “Lenovo has not just injected ads in a wildly inappropriate
manner, but engineered a massive security catastrophe for its users. The
use of a single certificate for all of the MITM attacks means that all
HTTPS security for at least Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari for
Windows, on all of these Lenovo laptops, is now broken.
” For
additional amusement, see Lenovo’s
statement
on the issue.

There are a lot of Lenovo users in LWN’s audience. Presumably most of them
have long since done away with the original software, but those who might
have kept it around would be well advised to look into the issue; this site can evidently indicate
whether a machine is vulnerable or not.

From: LWN

All Ubuntu Phones Are Now Sold Out, Says BQ on Twitter

By Marius Nestor We have to admit that today’s flash sale of Ubuntu phones was a successful one, especially because we managed to get one too and because we saw a lot of happy people posting tweets about purchasing the first ever Ubuntu-powered smartphone. The Ubuntu Phone flash sale is now over, as announced by BQ on their Twitter account, and confirmed by Canonical.

From: LXer