Juju Charm Partner News: March 2016

In this issue: New features, tips and tricks: Juju’s Leadership feature Ecosystem growth: New Partners and Charms Upcoming events: Juju Office Hours, OpenStack Developer Summit and more Leadership With Juju 2.0 around the corner we’d like to dedicate this month’s tips section to Leadership. In the Juju context when we say Leadership we mean the […]

Millions of Android devices vulnerable to new Stagefright exploit

Security researchers have successfully exploited the Android-based Stagefright bug and remotely hacked a phone, which may leave millions devices vulnerable to attack. Israeli software research company NorthBit claimed it had “properly” exploited the Android bug that was originally described as the “worst ever discovered”. The exploitation, called Metaphor, is detailed in a research paper from

VMware vRealizes that vRealize has XSS bugs on Linux

A tricky Tuesday for VMware’s vRealize products, which have received the first maintenance release for version 7 and also become the subject of a security alert. Let’s do the alert first, as it explains that several vRealize products have a pair of cross-site-scripting bugs that could compromise a user’s workstation. The mess means that vRealize

Flexwebhosting spins up services in record time with Canonical

Flexwebhosting is one of the largest web hosting providers in the Netherlands with over 60,000 customers and houses over 6,500 web servers in different data centers in Amsterdam. Working with Canonical and choosing its managed cloud offering Bootstack as well as its service modelling tool Juju helped reduce time to service to minutes rather than […]

Dell’s Ubuntu-powered Precision Sputnik now available worldwide

The Precision line of Dell’s one-time skunkworks Ubuntu developer PCs, Project Sputnik, has hit worldwide availability. Project mastermind Barton George, senior technologist at the office of Dell’s CTO, announced availability of the Precision line of Ubuntu workstations with the US launch of the fifth generation of XPS 12 developer edition. XPS was the first of

Juju GUI 2.1.0 – Juju 2.0 support and improvements to model creation

We are excited to announce a new major release of the Juju GUI with support for Juju 2.0 (currently in beta). Juju 2.0 brings with it a ton of improvements, but one we’d like to highlight is the ability to create new models without needing to bootstrap them one by one. Interested? We explain all […]

OnePlus Plays Nice With Canonical And Lets Ubuntu Take A Stroll On The OnePlus One

In between selling iPhone cases (yes, really) and paying for product placement on the latest season of House of Cards (yes, really), OnePlus seems to have achieved something rather cool on the software front. They’ve partnered with Canonical, the people who make the popular Linux desktop distribution Ubuntu, in order to bring the mobile version

Changes to password policies

In reaction to the recent attacks on Linux Mint, many measures were taken to reduce the risk of future intrusions, but we also worked on the eventuality of being hacked again. In particular, additional measures were taken to detect issues faster, to reduce their impact and to recover from them more efficiently. Today, we’re implementing […]

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5 Delayed Under Telus, But Galaxy S6 On Course

Starting with home-country South Korea, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has been rolled out to several Galaxy S6 series of handsets and Galaxy Note 5 in selected regions, across the globe. Canada’s Telus, on the other hand, recently published the Marshmallow update schedule for carrier-branded version of a slew of devices from various Android OEMs.

Collabora Office 5.0 Is Out and Based on LibreOffice 5.0

Collabora is not all that known by regular Linux users since they mostly do work that involves enterprise settings. It’s important to know that even if they use LibreOffice for Collabora Office, they are also contributing upstream. In fact, Collabora is one of the biggest contributors, if not the biggest, for LibreOffice. You might wonder

Half a billion Android devices are impacted by the latest evolution of mobile malware

The latest malware scare might be the most terrifying to date. Mobile security company Skycure co-founders Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit announced at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week that a new form of malware puts a vast majority of Android device users at risk. Called “accessibility clickjacking,” it’s one of the more

The LG G5 and Galaxy S7 won’t support Android 6.0’s adoptable storage

With both the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 sporting expandable storage, and Google adding great SD support to Android 6.0, this year it seemed like storage enthusiasts would get everything they could ever want. Apparently that’s not the case though, as both OEMs have shunned Google’s new “Adoptable Storage” feature. Samsung laid out its thoughts

Mobile World Congress 2016 Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of Mobile World Congress was awesome. The overarching theme of the day was again focused on NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation). But before we get to that, I’m excited to announce that Canonical received a Best of Show award from Trusted Reviews for the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet. A huge crowd gathered to […]

Canonical Patches Five New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.10

A total of five kernel vulnerabilities discovered by various hackers and developers in the upstream kernels have been patched in the Linux kernel packages of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), including those of Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2. Canonical urges all users of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) and Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

Snappy Ubuntu Core Gets Official Support for Snapdragon-Powered Dragonboard 410c

The Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are now considered to be the best on the market, so any single board powered by them is not going to be a bad one. There are a few models already available and a new one coming down the line. By default, the Dragonboards also come with the latest available Android

Mobile World Congress 2016 Starts Tomorrow for Canonical and Ubuntu

The Mobile World Congress 2016 starts tomorrow, February 22, in Barcelona and Canonical promises that it’s going to be one of the biggest years for Ubuntu. We’ve seen a lot of activity on the Ubuntu front in anticipation of the Mobile World Congress 2016, and now it’s finally starting. There is a lot of exciting

Canonical becomes founding member of Open Source MANO (OSM) group

Earlier today, Telefonica announced the creation of the Open Source MANO (OSM) group and I am delighted to say that Canonical is one of the eight founding members of this community. A total of 23 Service Providers and Solution Vendors will work together to focus on delivering an open source Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack […]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 1 Launches February 25, Remains Based on Linux Kernel 4.4.1

On February 19, 2016, Canonical’s Joseph Salisbury reports for the Ubuntu community the latest news from the Ubuntu Kernel Team, which just released their weekly newsletter with information about the latest kernel work for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. “Our Xenial kernel remains based on v4.4.1 and is available for testing in the archive, i.e linux-4.4.0-6.21. Please

Beware of hacked ISOs if you downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th!

I’m sorry I have to come with bad news. We were exposed to an intrusion today. It was brief and it shouldn’t impact many people, but if it impacts you, it’s very important you read the information below. What happened? Hackers made a modified Linux Mint ISO, with a backdoor in it, and managed to […]

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update For Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Available

A custom firmware based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update was released for Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Owners of the 2013 phablet released by the South Korean tech giant can now opt to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update through FlymeOS ROM, according to Team Android. This firmware allows the users to fully customize their mobile device.