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Security: Patches, TRAMPFD, Peerlyst and Nextcloud

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  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by openSUSE (cacti, cacti-spine, go1.13, SUSE Manager Client Tools, and tomcat), Red Hat (postgresql-jdbc and python-pillow), Slackware (mozilla), SUSE (python-Django and python-Pillow), and Ubuntu (clamav, librsvg, libslirp, linux-gke-5.0, linux-oem-osp1, linux-hwe, linux-azure-5.3, linux-gcp-5.3, linux-gke-5.3, linux-hwe, linux-oracle-5.3, and sqlite3).

  • Microsoft Engineer Proposes "TRAMPFD" For Improving Linux Security [Ed: The comments are better than this article]

    TRAMPFD aims to better secure trampoline code used by the likes of GCC nested functions and the Foreign Function Interface library (libffi) where the pages with the instructions tend to be mapped with execute permissions. While there are Linux security modules and SELinux that try to protect against pages that have both write and execute permissions, Microsoft's Madhavan Venkatarama is aiming to provide a way to safely execute trampolines without making any security exceptions and to further reduce the potential attack surface.

  • Security professionals lose 'central watering hole' with demise of Peerlyst

    For years, the Peerlyst social network has been a resource for software developers looking for a job or cybersecurity enthusiasts wanting to host meet-ups across the world. But on Aug. 27, the website will shut down, Peerlyst founder Limor Elbaz said Monday, citing financial pressure.

  • Nextcloud introduces Forms to protect privacy-sensitive survey data

    Nextcloud GmbH, the company behind the worlds' most deployed on-premises content collaboration platform, announces the immediate availability of Nextcloud Forms. Similar to Google Forms, this app makes it easy to create surveys for anything from market research or customer feedback to planning an office party. Privacy is an issue with surveys, as a third of people who abandon a form do so for privacy and security reasons. With Nextcloud Forms, data remains secure on the Nextcloud server and the privacy of respondents is respected.

  • Keep Your Surveys Private With Nextcloud Forms

    Have you ever filled in a form using Google Forms, Typeform or any other SaaS platform? How was the experience like? Did it leave you worried about your security and privacy as a surveyed participant?

    Well, here is some good news for surveyors! Nextcloud GmbH has announced Nextcloud Forms—an integrated platform to build a variety of forms, gather data, view and export it! The best part: no data leaves the Nextcloud server.

    Similar to Google Forms, this app makes it easy to create surveys for anything from market research or customer feedback to planning an office party.

    Privacy is an issue with surveys, as a third of people who abandon a form do so for privacy and security reasons. With Nextcloud Forms, data is said to remain secure on the Nextcloud server and the privacy of respondents respected.

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