Topic: Canonical News

Ubuntu Security Update on VENOM (CVE-2015-3456) [UPDATED]

Canonical News, Cloud, Engineering, open source, Server, Ubuntu Advantage

A buffer overflow in the virtual floppy disk controller of QEMU has been discovered. An attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash or execute arbitrary code in the host’s QEMU process. This issue is mitigated in a couple ways on Ubuntu when using libvirt to manage QEMU virtual machines, which includes OpenStack’s […]

Ten years of Ubuntu

Canonical News, Cloud, Desktop, open source, Phone

Today marks 10 years of Ubuntu and the release of the 21st version. That is an incredible milestone and one which is worthy of reflection and celebration. I am fortunate enough to be spending the day at our devices sprint with 200+ of the folks that have helped make this possible. There are of course […]

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Ubuntu Security Update on Poodle (CVE-2014-3566) and SSLv3 Downgrade Attack

Canonical News, Cloud, Desktop, open source, Server, Ubuntu Advantage

The following is an update on Ubuntu’s response to the latest Internet emergency security issue, POODLE (CVE-2014-3566), in combination with an SSLv3 downgrade vulnerability. Vulnerability Summary “SSL 3.0 is an obsolete and insecure protocol. While for most practical purposes it has been replaced by its successors TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2, many TLS implementations remain backwards­ […]

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Supporting net neutrality and the Internet Slowdown

Canonical News, open source, Services

On 10th September 2014, Canonical are joining in with Internet Slowdown day to support the fight for net neutrality. Along with Reddit, Tumblr, Boing Boing, Kickstarter and many more sites, we will be sporting banners on our main sites, and If there were Internet slow lanes, you’d still be waiting. Protect Internet freedom. […]

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“Sometimes the best man for the job isn’t.”

Canonical News, open source

The social and business value of having a diverse workforce is well documented.  Equally well documented is the relative lack of women in technology, and in open source. At Canonical we are working hard to build a globally diverse workforce. We are well positioned to do so, particularly building on our open source roots, and […]

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Shutting down Ubuntu One file services

Canonical News, Ubuntu One

Today we are announcing plans to shut down the Ubuntu One file services.  This is a tough decision, particularly when our users rely so heavily on the functionality that Ubuntu One provides.  However, like any company, we want to focus our efforts on our most important strategic initiatives and ensure we are not spread too […]

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Ubuntu: Web OS of the year…. ….for the 3rd year in a row

Canonical News, Cloud, open source, Server

It is with great pride that we saw Ubuntu winning W3tech’s Operating System of the year award. For those of us that work on Ubuntu, increased adoption is one of the most satisfying results of our work and is the best measure of the if we are doing the right thing or not. What is […]

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Ubuntu 13.10 delivers faster cloud setup and management for scale-out environments

Canonical News, Cloud, Server

Ubuntu Server 13.10 is available from 17th October; first fully supported release of the new OpenStack Havana, with VMWare vSphere integration, faster node installation and a new version of Juju that supports ultra-dense containerised application deployment. Canonical today announced that the next version of Ubuntu for server and cloud environments will be released on 17 […]

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UbuntuKylin steals the show at OCOW Summit

Canonical News, Desktop, open source

UbuntuKylin was awarded the Number 1 China Open Source Project for 2013 at the eighth Open Source China – Open Source World Summit in Beijing at Beihang University.

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Ubuntu Forums are back up and a post mortem

Canonical News

As announced previously, there was a security breach on the Ubuntu Forums. The Ubuntu Forums are now back up and running. What follows is a detailed post mortem of the breach and corrective actions taken by the Canonical IS team. In summary, the root cause was a combination of a compromised individual account and the […]

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