Star Labs Launches Coreboot Configurator for Its Linux Laptops

Apr 16, 2021, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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After many months of hard work, last month, Star Labs finally added support for installing the Coreboot open-source firmware in its Star LabTop Mk IV and Star LabTop Mk III Linux laptops. 

Coreboot gives users faster boot times and a more secure boot experience where they have full control over their hardware. Today, Star Labs announced a new version of Coreboot that fixes various bugs, along with Coreboot Configurator, a new app that lets owners of its Linux-powered laptops to change various settings of the Coreboot open-source firmware via the nvramtool command-line utility.

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How to Set or Change Hostname in Fedora Linux

Apr 15, 2021, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Setting up hostname is an important task when you are installing the operating system. Hostnames are invented to make human life easy. When you have 100s of machines in your network, it is not easy to remember each machine with its IP address but with hostname it becomes easy. Let’s dive in and see how simple it is to configure hostname in Fedora Linux.

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LFCA Part 9: Learn Basics of Network IP Addressing

This article is Part 8 of tecmint.com’s Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate series. 

In our previous chapter of the LFCA series, we defined a computer network and briefly touched on some general Linux networking commands you can use to retrieve useful network information such as your IP address, subnet mask, open ports and so much more.

To better understand computer networks, let’s dig into network IP addressing.

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NAME:WRECK ALERT: New DNS Vulnerabilities Have the Potential to Impact Millions of Devices

Apr 13, 2021, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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Forescout Research Labs, in partnership with JSOF, has disclosed a new set of DNS vulnerabilities, dubbed NAME:WRECK.

These vulnerabilities affect four popular TCP/IP stacks—namely FreeBSD, IPnet, Nucleus NET and NetX—which are commonly present in well-known IT software and popular IoT/OT firmware.  and have the potential to impact millions of IoT devices around the world.

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