Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have announced on Friday, July 20, the Data Transfer Project (DTP), an initiative to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that users of their sites and others can easily migrate data from one platform to another.
Microsoft announced this morning that they are purchasing the source-code repository site GitHub for $7.5 billion USD in Microsoft stock. While rumors have been circulating since Friday, today is the first official confirmation that the acquisition is taking place.
If you were born in the late 90s, you probably have never used the Windows File Manager, which was the Window's file management program before Windows Explorer. Originally included with Windows 3.x & then abandoned after Windows ME, you now have the opportunity to give it a try on Windows 7 and Windows 10 as it is now open source.
Microsoft has released a tool on Monday to help Linux aficionados in porting their favorite Linux distro to run on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a Windows 10 component that sideloads Linux distros on modern Windows 10 PCs.
Some of the most influential voices in the PHP community have united on a project to improve the security of the PHP ecosystem.
Members of the open source community are working on a new security-focused project for the Linux kernel. Named Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG), this is a loadable kernel module that will perform runtime integrity checking of the Linux kernel.
An modified version of the open-source ransomware project called desuCrypt is being used as the base code for a new ransomware family being actively distributed. This family currently has two variants being distributed, with one appending the .insane extension and the other appending .DEUSCRYPT.
An open source project released in December 2017 has caught our eye due to its immense usefulness, especially for those users who travel a lot and who have to connect to many WiFi networks, a habit that may put them at a considerable risk of getting hacked.
A team of three researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has created a tool that can detect when user-registration-based websites suffer a data breach.
A Polish academic is accusing Google of trying to patent technology he invented and that he purposely released into the public domain so companies like Google couldn't trap it inside restrictive licenses.
An estimated 65% of Fortune 100 companies could be vulnerable to a security bug discovered in Apache Struts, a popular Java MVC framework used in the development of many top-grade enterprise applications.
Oracle said this week it plans to transfer management of the Java EE project to an open-source foundation, such as Apache or Eclipse.
A PHP ransomware project open-sourced on GitHub is still spawning active threats, more than a year after it was released in early 2016.
Three of the most popular version control systems (VCSs) used in managing source code projects are vulnerable to a flaw that allows an attacker to run code on a victim's platform, potentially leading to the theft of source code or the hijacking of the underlying machine.
A petition on GitHub is asking Adobe to release Flash into the hands of the open-source community. Finnish developer Juha Lindstedt started the petition a day after Adobe announced plans to end Flash support by the end of 2020.
Chromium, the skeletal open-source browser at the core of Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and a few other browsers will receive support for the automatic playback of MP3 files.
The Mozilla Foundation, makers of the Firefox browser, have launched a new project called Common Voice, which the organization hopes to become the first open-source voice recognition engine on the market.
Two researchers from the University of Virginia have developed a new password manager prototype that works quite differently from existing password manager clients.
Tavis Ormandy, the most famous of Google's security experts, has ported Windows Defender DLLs to Linux with the aid of a new tool he released today on GitHub.
Someone has created a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that uses the Telegram protocol to steal user data from infected devices.