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Canonical Closes Ubuntu 13.10 QEMU Exploits

Canonical published details about the QEMU vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. According to the company, several security issues have been fixed in QEMU. It has been discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled SCSI controllers with more than 256 attached devices. A local user could possibly use this flaw to elevate privileges. Also, it ... Read More »

Fully Free Android ROM Replicant Advances to Jelly Bean

The Replicant project, which builds open source Android ROMs, has reached a major milestone in releasing its first Android 4.2 (“Jelly Bean”) version. Replicant 4.2 adds support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and improves security, among other enhancements. Replicant is part of a larger movement to develop more open source smartphones, including the SHR mobile Linux OS project and the Fairphone and Neo900 hardware/software projects. Read More »

Google sells Motorola for $2.91 billion

Follow @LinuxUserMag When Google bought Motorola in 2012, there were many in the tech industry that wondered whether or not the mobile phone manufacturer would be making the next Nexus device. Google themselves said that the purchase was mainly for Motorola’s mobile patents, however as they were one of the more successful Android OEMs it seemed inevitable that the Nexus ... Read More »