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xz-utils backdoor: how to get started

Following the recent disclosure of a backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma, we are writing this “get started” kind of blog post. We will explain how to setup an environment with the backdoored version of liblzma, and then the first commands to ru...
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All about the xz-utils backdoor




As of 5:00 pm ET on March 29, 2024 the following information is accurate. Should there be updates to this situation, they will be edited onto this blog post.


The xz-utils package, starting from versions 5.6.0 to 5.6.1, was found to contain a backd...
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Canonical’s showcase at HPE Tech Jam 2024

Canonical, a leading advocate for open-source technology, is excited to announce its participation in the HPE Tech Jam 2024, set to take place in Atlanta and Vienna. This prestigious event will convene presales consultants and enterprise architects to delve into groundbreaking strategies powered by HPE’s edge-to-cloud workload solutions and products. Promoting Open Source Technology Canonical’s […]
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CentOS EOL – What does it mean for Ceph storage?

Out of the darkness and into the light, a new path forward Back in 2020, the CentOS Project announced that they would focus only on CentOS Stream, meaning that CentOS 7 would be the last release with commonality to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The End of Life (EOL) of CentOS 7 on June 30, 2024, […]
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Meet Canonical at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

Join Canonical, the publishers of Ubuntu, as we proudly return as a gold sponsor at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2024. Hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the conference unites adopters and technologists from top open source and cloud-native communities. Mark your calendars for March 20-22, 2024, as we gather in Paris for this exciting […]
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Create an Ubuntu Core image with Landscape Client included

Canonical recently released the Landscape Client snap which, along with the new snap management features in the Landscape web portal, allows for device management of Ubuntu Core devices. In this blog we will look at how this can be deployed at scale by building a custom Ubuntu Core image that includes the Landscape Client snap […]
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PostgreSQL for AI applications

If you’re working with AI, you’re working with data.  From numerical data to videos or images, regardless of your industry or use case, every AI project depends on data in some form. The question is: how can you efficiently store that data and use it when building your models? One answer is PostgreSQL, a proven […]
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Join Canonical at 2024 GTC AI Conference

As a key technology partner with NVIDIA, Canonical is proud to showcase our joint solutions at NVIDIA GTC again. Join us in person at NVIDIA GTC on March 18-21, 2024 to explore what’s next in AI and accelerated computing. We will be at booth 1601 in the MLOps & LLMOps Pavilion, demonstrating how open source […]
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Kali Linux 2024.1 Release (Micro Mirror)

Hello 2024! Today we are unveiling Kali Linux 2024.1. As this is our the first release of the year, it does include new visual elements! Along with this we also have some exciting new mirrors to talk about, and of course some package changes - both new...
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Edge AI: what, why and how with open source

Edge AI is transforming the way that devices interact with data centres, challenging organisations to stay up to speed with the latest innovations. From AI-powered healthcare instruments to autonomous vehicles, there are plenty of use cases that benefit from artificial intelligence on edge computing. This blog will dive into the topic, capturing key considerations when […]
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Auto-scaling of Intel FlexRAN components based on MicroK8s and Ubuntu real-time kernel support

RAN has incrementally evolved with every generation of mobile telecommunications, thus enabling faster data transfers between user devices and core networks. The amount of data has increased more than ever with an increase in the number of interlinked devices. With existing network architectures, challenges lie in handling increasing workloads with the ability to process, analyse […]
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Firecell and Canonical to demonstrate 5G private mobile network (PMN) solution running on Ubuntu at MWC Barcelona

Paris, France. 14 February 2024. United by a common goal to advance open source software in telecommunications, Firecell and Canonical will demonstrate at this year’s Mobile Wireless Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona, 5G private mobile network (PMN) solutions running on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Recognising the future of Open RAN in telecommunications, particularly in 5G […]
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Simplify IoT device management: How to add Ubuntu Core devices to Landscape

Landscape has been a member of the Canonical product list for almost as long as Canonical has existed. Landscape allows administrators to manage their desktop and server instances from a single centralised portal. With the latest release of Landscape Server (23.10), we’ve introduced the ability to manage snap packages from Landscape – and with a beta release of the Landscape Client snap package now available from our Snap Store, you can also add Ubuntu Core-based devices to your Landscape estate.
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Cloud storage security best practices

Secure your data by using Ceph’s security features How can I securely store data in a cloud storage system? Data is like the crown jewels of any organisation, if lost or exposed there could be severe repercussions.  Failure to protect against system failure could lead to the loss of business data rendering a business non-functional […]
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Real-time Linux vs RTOS – Part II

Download our latest Whitepaper: A CTO’s Guide to Real-time Linux Welcome to this two-part blog series on real-time systems which asks the question: Real-time Linux vs RTOS, which is best for you?  In Part I we looked at the basics of a real-time system where we explained that a real-time system must respond to events […]
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AI on-prem: what should you know?

Organisations are reshaping their digital strategies, and AI is at the heart of these changes, with many projects now ready to run in production. Enterprises often start these AI projects on the public cloud because of the ability to minimise the hardware burden. However, as initiatives scale, organisations often look to migrate the workloads on-prem […]
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Kali Linux DEI Promise

Last month we were privileged to be invited by GitLab to participate in the introduction of GitLab’s DEI Badging integration. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) badging is an initiative that the Community Health Analytics in Open Source Softw...
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Meet Canonical at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024

The world’s largest and most influential telecommunications exhibition event, Mobile World Congress (MWC), is taking place in Barcelona on 26-29 February 2024. Canonical is excited to join this important annual event once again and meet the telecom industry.  Telecommunications is a key sector for Canonical. We offer solutions for private, public and hybrid/multi cloud environments, […]
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Real-time Linux vs RTOS – Part I

Discover Real-time with our latest whitepaper: A CTO’s Guide to Real-time Linux Welcome to this two-part blog series on Linux vs RTOS (Real-time Operating System). This series will explain the differences between achieving real-time requirements with a Linux kernel and doing the same with an RTOS. Part I will explain the basics behind a real-time […]
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Ubuntu AI podcast: AI for day-to-day tasks

Welcome to Ubuntu AI podcast, where we talk about AI with the industry leaders. This episode was recorded in Riga, during the Ubuntu Summit 2023. We’re talking about the implementation of AI solutions for day-to-day tasks with the CEO of Nextcloud Frank Karlitschek. AI usage in Nextcloud We are talking about the AI usage at […]
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Canonical’s recipe for High Performance Computing

In essence, High Performance Computing (HPC) is quite simple. Speed and scale. In practice, the concept is quite complex and hard to achieve. It is not dissimilar to what happens when you go from a regular car to a supercar or a hypercar – the challenges and problems you encounter at 100 km/h are vastly […]
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The kernel of open source: community

It’s easy to see commits as the be-all and end-all of open source. They aren’t. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill post. I’ll come right to the point. It’s time to chmod some perspectives about life, the universe, and everything, at least in the realm of open source. The thesis? Viewing your fellow devs as comrades isn’t […]
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The great non-free-firmware transition

TL;DR: Dear Kali user, when you have a moment, check your /etc/apt/sources.list, and add non-free-firmware if ever it’s missing.
Programmatically speaking:
kali@kali:~$ sudo sed -i 's/non-free$/non-free non-free-firmware/' /etc/apt/sources.list

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Managing software in complex network environments: the Snap Store Proxy

As enterprises grapple with the evolving landscape of security threats, the need to safeguard internal networks from the broader internet is increasingly important. In environments with restricted internet access, it can be difficult to manage software updates in an easy, reliable way. When managing devices in the field, change management and compliance policies can introduce […]
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