Wine 4.0 Released

Wine allows you to launch Windows apps on Linux and other Ubuntu-like OS
24 January 2019   996

After a year of development and 28 experimental versions, a stable release of an open Win32 API implementation — Wine 4.0 — was introduced, which incorporated more than 6,000 changes. Among the key achievements of the new version, we can note support for graphics API Direct3D 12 and Vulkan, the inclusion of the default Direct3D command processing flow by default, customizable interface with DPI, the support of game controllers, the implementation of correct operation on screens with high pixel density (High-DPI ) for the Android platform, Windows Media Player interface, support for running scheduled tasks, stopping native support for DOS executable files.

In Wine, the full-fledged work of 4737 programs for Windows is confirmed, another 4045 programs work fine with advanced settings and external DLLs. 3489 programs have some minor problems in their work, which do not interfere with the use of the basic functions of the applications.

Tor Browser 9.0.7 to be Released

New version of browser, focused on security, has a lot of improvements, e.g., vulnerabilities at components Tor and NoScript are fixed
24 March 2020   196

A new version of Tor Browser 9.0.7 is available, aimed at ensuring anonymity, security and privacy. The browser is focused on ensuring anonymity, security and privacy, all traffic is redirected only through the Tor network. It is impossible to access directly through the regular network connection of the current system, which does not allow tracking the real IP of the user (in case of a hacked browser, attackers can gain access to the network system parameters, so products such as Whonix should be used to completely block possible leaks). Builds Tor Browser prepared for Linux, Windows, macOS and Android.

The new release updated components Tor and NoScript 11.0.19, in which vulnerabilities were fixed. Tor eliminated the DoS vulnerability, which created too much CPU load when accessing Tor directory servers controlled by cybercriminals. NoScript resolves a problem that allows you to work around the launch of JavaScript code in the "Safest" protection mode by redirecting to the "data:" URI.

In addition, the Tor Browser developers have added additional protection and if the "Safest" mode is turned on, they automatically disable JavaScript at the javascript.enabled setting level in about: config. This change does not allow whitelisting sites in NoScript for selective cancellation of "Safest" (to return to the old behavior, you can manually change the javascript.enabled value). After the Tor developers make sure that no loopholes are accurately covered in NoScript to bypass Safest, additional protection may be removed.

Get more at the official website.