Parrot 4.0 Now Available, Eudora Email Code Open-Sourced, Firefox Now Offers Two-Step Authentication and More

News briefs for May 24, 2018.

Parrot 4.0 is now available for download. Parrot is a “GNU/Linux
distribution based on Debian Testing and designed with Security, Development
and Privacy in mind. It includes a full portable laboratory for security and digital forensics
experts, but it also includes all you need to develop your own software or
protect your privacy while surfing the net.” New features of this “milestone”
version include netinstall
images, Docker templates, Linux kernel 4.16 and several other bugfixes and
changes. See the release notes
for more information.

Historic Eudora email code has been open-sourced by the Computer History
Museum, The
Register reports
: “it fell into neglect after Qualcomm stopped selling it
in 2006, and a follow-up version was poorly received in 2007. Under this
latest deal, Qualcomm is to donate all IP—copyright code, trademarks
and domain names—over to the museum.”

Mozilla began offering two-step
authentication for Firefox
this week. If you enable it, you’ll need to use an additional security code to log
in. Mozilla is using the authentication standard TOTP (Time-based One-Time
Password) to implement this feature. If you don’t see a “Two-step
authentication” panel in your Preferences, see this page
for further instructions on how to enable it.

Kata Containers 1.0 was released this week. This first release “completes the
merger of Intel’s Clear Containers and Hyper’s runV technologies, and
delivers an OCI compatible runtime with seamless integration for container
ecosystem technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.” Visit the Kata
Containers page
for more info and links to the GitHub and install guide.

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