A new malicious software program targeting Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices, called BrickerBot, has been spotted by cybersecurity vendor Radware. BrickerBot is similar to Mirai, the destructive malware program that enlists corrupt IoT devices into botnets for denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Like Mirai, BrickerBot attacks unsecure devices that have not changed the default username and […]
Fans of Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems will want to keep their eyes on a new project recently mirrored on GitHub called Fuchsia, and despite it appearing on the open source repository source, very little is actually known about the project as of now. There haven’t been any official announcements from Google, seemingly because […]
The Internet of Things has tremendous potential, but remains a mishmash of conflicting “standards” that don’t talk to each other. As various vendors erect data silos in the sky, what is actually needed is increased developer communication between disparate IoT projects. I’ve argued before that this is one reason IoT needs to be open sourced, providing […]
Linux has become the most popular operating system through forks like Android, Fire OS, Tizen, and Ubuntu, but now low-power wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices have bucked the trend. Instead of utilizing the open source OS, these devices have found more success with real-time operating systems (RTOS) that function through a mobile OS, […]
As the cloud services competition heats up between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, both companies have begun not only slashing prices, but expanding their offerings to cover more of what matters to today’s developers. This includes Azure’s heavy investing into big data, while also taking steps to ensure that its users are able […]
It’s not every day you can witness an entire class of software making the transition from specialized, expensive-to-develop code to a general-purpose technology. But that’s exactly what’s happening with machine learning. Chances are, you’re already hip-deep in machine-learning applications. It’s how Google Photo organizes those pictures from your vacation in Spain. It’s how Facebook suggests […]
Linux founder Linus Torvalds is starting to appreciate the use of his operating system as a backbone for embedded systems, especially in the world of Internet of Things (IoT), speaking at the Embedded Linux Conference & OpenIoT Summit for the first time this week. Torvalds said that the growth in Linux for embedded systems surprised […]
Sure, it would cost a lot to pay to build Linux or Hadoop. That’s not the point.
Microsoft sees an open-source future for Windows. Does anyone else?
First, a known vulnerability was fixed. Then it was unfixed.
It may not affect many people, but the unlucky will suffer.
Open source is essential. Working with a bunch of jerks is not.
Security researchers scramble to fix the bash bug.
It’s called Shellshock, because names are trendy.
Linux is everywhere; Linux talent is not.
Meet the man behind the plan.
No single company can hope to compete with a growing open-source community, whatever its current advantages.
In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, 12 tech giants back a new initiative to ensure the security of critical open-source projects.
You may have rolled your own virtual private network for security, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe from Heartbleed.
The future of data is being open sourced by Facebook, Twitter and other Web giants, who are building upon open infrastructure laid by IBM, Red Hat and others.