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He can steal your smart phone’s and tablet’s encryption keys

If you think that the encryption keys that your smart phone or tablet computer uses to protect data you want to keep others from accessing is secure, well … think again. Crypto researchers have demonstrated that those encryption keys can be stolen using techniques that are not that difficult to assemble. Because I am very security conscious and like to […]

March 6, 2012 · 3 comments · Commentary
Hardware Profile: exciTe 10 LE

Hardware Profile: exciTe 10 LE

Just one more entry in the Hardware Profiles category, where I profile upcoming and available mobile devices powered by Linux-based operating systems (distributions, as we like to call them). This one is an Android tablet from Toshiba. The tablet is called the exciTe 10 LE, and will be available from March 6, just one day from today. The exciTe 10 […]

March 5, 2012 · 1 comment · Hardware Profiles
Linux Deepin 11.12.1 screen shots

Linux Deepin 11.12.1 screen shots

Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution that is based on Ubuntu. This is a new distribution to me, new in the sense that I have never used or reviewed it. The latest release, Linux Deepin 11.12.1, provides an opportunity for me to find out what it has to offer. Though I tend to stay away from publicly reviewing distributions that […]

March 4, 2012 · 8 comments · Deepin
Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 1 screen shots

Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 1 screen shots

Yet another screen shot post on yet another pre-stable release distribution. This time, it is from Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1, the first beta release of what will become Kubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support). Unlike Fedora 17 alpha, which is loaded with new and enhanced features, some of which have been written about here and here, Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1 […]

March 2, 2012 · 1 comment · Kubuntu
Mageia 2 beta 1 screen shot preview

Mageia 2 beta 1 screen shot preview

The first beta release of Mageia 2 was made available for download yesterday (February 21). The final stable release is not due until May 3, but from test installations of this first beta, in both real hardware and virtual environment, I can tell you that Mageia 2 may very well turn out to be the best desktop distribution of 2012. […]

February 22, 2012 · 5 comments · Mageia

Bouncing malware from Android Market

The battle between malware writers and those trying to make their life miserable is a never ending one, will forever be a never ending one. The nature of the battle field makes it so. The bad guys will always find a way, sooner or later, to penetrate the security wall around an application. And as soon as one hole is […]

February 3, 2012 · 2 comments · android