Mint’s new features

The Linux Mint team has been hard at work recently, preparing updated media for both the project’s main editions (which are based on Ubuntu) and Linux Mint Debian Edition. Some of the features Mint users…


pfSense 2.3.3 RELEASE Now Available!

Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.3.3, an updated build of the FreeBSD-based specialist operating system designed for firewalls and routers: “We are happy to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.3.3….


Debian swaps out Icedove for Thunderbird

For some time now the Debian distribution has shipped a re-branded version of the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail application, called Icedove. The Icedove package contained no trademarks of the Mozilla organization and could be patched or…



Support scams now reign in Spain

If you asked most people what they believe to be the most prevalent form of threat right now, they’d almost certain say ‘ransomware’. However, my colleague Josep Albors has come to a surprising conclusion in…




Zerocoin implementation bug

Yesterday, our team found a bug in our implementation of Zerocoin. A typographical error on a single additional character in code allowed an attacker to create Zerocoin spend transactions without a corresponding mint. We have…


Germany Bans Internet-connected ‘Spy’ Doll Cayla

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called “My Friend Cayla” that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto “spying device“. Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by…