[$] USBGuard: authorization for USB

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-11-08 15:04

USBGuard is a security framework for the authorization of USB devices that can be plugged into a Linux system. For users who want to protect a system from malicious USB devices or unauthorized use of USB ports on a machine, this program gives a number of fine-grained policy options for specifying how USB devices can interact with a host system. It is a tool similar to usbauth, which also provides an interface to create access-control policies for the USB ports. Although kernel authorization for USB devices already exists, programs like USBGuard make it easy to craft policies using those mechanisms.

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[$] Maintainers Summit: SPDX, cross-subsystem development, and conclusion

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-11-08 11:20
The 2017 Maintainers Summit, the first event of its type, managed to cover a wide range of topics in a single half-day. This article, which concludes LWN's coverage of this event, picks up a few relatively short topics that were discussed toward the end of the session. These include a new initiative to add SPDX license tags to the kernel, the perils of cross-subsystem development, and an evaluation of the summit itself.
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More stable kernel updates

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-11-08 11:10
The 4.13.12, 4.9.61, 4.4.97, and 3.18.80 stable kernel updates are available. As usual, each contains a long list of important fixes and updates.
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Why hybrid cloud is the best of both worlds

LinuxToday - k, 2017-11-07 21:40
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[$] The state of Linus

Linux Weekly News - k, 2017-11-07 21:20
A traditional Kernel-Summit agenda item was a slot where Linus Torvalds had the opportunity to discuss the aspects of the development community that he was (or, more often, was not) happy with. In 2017, this discussion moved to the smaller Maintainers Summit. Torvalds is mostly content with the state of the community, it seems, but the group still found plenty of process-related things to talk about.
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Shedding light on foggy GPL licenses

LinuxToday - k, 2017-11-07 19:40
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Security updates for Tuesday

Linux Weekly News - k, 2017-11-07 17:23
Security updates have been issued by Debian (apr, apr-util, chromium-browser, libpam4j, and mupdf), Fedora (community-mysql and modulemd), Mageia (git), openSUSE (libsass, libwpd, qemu, sssd, and SuSEfirewall2), Red Hat (Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0), SUSE (qemu), and Ubuntu (openssl).
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