CEO E. Margarete Ziemer announced this week that Sine Nomine Associates has donated $10,000 to the OpenAFS Foundation. The Foundation reported that this was the largest donation it has received that was not a workshop sponsorship.
SNA Principle Engineer Neale Ferguson has posted copies of the presentations from the September 2018 Hillgang gathering in Washington D.C.
The Register reports that maverick microcomputer engineer and founder of CompuPro Bill Godbout was a victim of California's swift-moving Camp Wildfire. Godbout was 79.
On October 17, 2018 Slashdot posted news that an authentication bypass in Libssh leaves servers open for hacking. 'Ars Technica reported: "a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a vulnerable server."'
OpenAFS 1.8.2 and 1.6.23 are the next releases in the current and old stable series of releases for UNIX/Linux systems. Previous versions contained a severe vulnerability when the in-tree backup system is used, and additional vulnerabilities of moderate severity, which are fixed in these releases.
At last week's Open Source Summit, hosted by The Linux Foundation, "Rocket Software joined the Open Mainframe Project as a Platinum Member, standing among members IBM and CA Technologies as key contributors to the Zowe framework," according to an article by Shrey Fadia at TechZone 360.
The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the latest stable release of OpenAFS, version 1.8.1.
Ohio LinuxFest, which takes place October 12-13, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio, will offer a training course, Introduction to Wireless Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux, at this year's conference.
The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the first prerelease candidate for OpenAFS 1.8.1.