TrueOS to Roll Out Trident 19.06

Trident project was launched after the transformation of TrueOS into a separate modular OS
01 July 2019   535

The release of the Trident 19.06 operating system took place, within which a ready-to-use graphical user distribution kit, reminiscent of old PC-BSD and TrueOS, is being developed by the TrueOS project based on the FreeOSD technology. The size of the installation iso-image of 3 GB (AMD64).

As part of the Trident project, the graphical environment of Lumina and all graphical tools previously available in PC-BSD, such as sysadm and AppCafe, are also being developed. The Trident project was formed after the transformation of TrueOS into a separate modular operating system that can be used as a platform for other projects. TrueOS is positioned as a "downstream" fork of FreeBSD, modifying the basic composition of FreeBSD with support for technologies such as OpenRC and LibreSSL. During the development process, the project follows a six-month release preparation cycle with an update in a predictable pre-planned time frame.

In the new release, a large update of the application versions in the repositories and components of the base system has been carried out, which have incorporated changes from the FreeBSD 13-CURRENT branch and the current ports tree. For example, chromium 75, firefox 67.0.4, iridium 2019.04.73, gpu-firmware-kmod g20190620, drm-current-kmod 4.16.g20190519, virtualbox-ose 5.2.30 are updated. Changed many of the default settings offered by TrueOS. Added a series of new system packages "* -bootstrap". ZFS On Linux related packages have been renamed nozfs and openzfs. Since the changes affected the structure of the packages of the base system, you should run the command "sudo pkg install -fy sysup" before starting the update installation process.

Suricata 5.0 to be Available

Suricata is a cybersecurity solution, an intrusion detection system and intrusion prevention system with opened source code
16 October 2019   115

OISF (Open Information Security Foundation) has published the release of Suricata 5.0, a network intrusion detection and prevention system that provides inspection tools for various types of traffic. In Suricata configurations, it is permissible to use the signature database developed by the Snort project, as well as the Emerging Threats and Emerging Threats Pro rule sets. The source code for the project is distributed under the GPLv2 license.

Some of the major changes:

  • New log parsing and logging modules for RDP, SNMP and SIP protocols written in Rust are introduced;
  • In addition to support for the JA3 TLS client authentication method that appeared in the previous release, support for the JA3S method is added, which allows to determine which software is used to establish the connection based on the connection negotiation features and parameters that are set (for example, it allows you to determine the use of Tor and other typical applications);
  • An experimental ability to compare with a selection from large data sets has been added, implemented using the new dataset and datarep operations. For example, the feature is applicable for searching masks in large blacklists with millions of entries;

Get more info at official website.