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The end of long-term security support for Debian Wheezy is coming soon - 31 May 2018

For those that manage their proper installations of Debian whether it be on dedicated servers, virtual servers, or on your own personal computers it's important to note that the long-term security support for Debian 7 (Wheezy) is coming to an end soon - the 31st of May, 2018. The following version, Debian Jessie, is already in "old-stable" but will have long-term security updates until sometime in 2020.

Rapport d'événement: Bug squashing party Debian

Ce vendredi, un groupe d'utilisateurs Debian, développeurs et amateurs se sont rencontrés aux bureaux de Koumbit pour une journée de réglage de bugs (bug squashing party ou BSP). Nous étions environs une douzaine de personnes de niveaux différents.

Une présentation sur les bases de la création et gestion de packets d'application Debian a été donnée par Antoine Beaupré, ce qui a permis à plusieurs d'approfondir leurs connaissances.

Contribute your skills to Debian in Montreal, April 14 2017

Join us in Montreal, on April 14 2017, and we will find a way in which you can help Debian with your current set of skills! You might even learn one or two things in passing (but you don't have to).

Debian is a free operating system for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian comes with dozens of thousands of packages, precompiled software bundled up for easy installation on your machine. A number of other operating systems, such as Ubuntu and Tails, are based on Debian.

Reliably generating good passwords

Passwords are used everywhere in our modern life. Between your email account and your bank card, a lot of critical security infrastructure relies on "something you know", a password. Yet there is little standard documentation on how to generate good passwords. There are some interesting possibilities for doing so; this article will look at what makes a good password and some tools that can be used to generate them.

On Deniability and Duress

Imagine you’re at a border crossing, and the guard asks you to hand over all of your electronics for screening. The guard then asks that you unlock your device, provide passwords and decryption keys. Right now, he’s asking nicely, but he happens to be carrying an unpleasant-looking rubber hose, Yes, cryptographers actually do call this “rubber hose cryptanalysis.” and appears to be willing to use it. Now imagine you’re a journalist covering war crimes in the country you’re trying to leave. So, what can you do?

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