Better open source security, learning to code, open home design, and more

In this week’s edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at more accessible open source security, a new platform for learning to code, open source home design, and more!

Open source news for your reading pleasure.

September 20 – 26, 2014

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Opensource.com

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Bash susceptible to environment variables code injection attack

A security adversary posted at Red Hat’s security blog and referenced at US-CERT has warned users of the Bash shell of a “specially-crafted environment variables code injection attack.”That means UNIX-based operating systems that use the Bash shell are affected. That includes all Linux distributions and Apple’s Mac OS X.
LXer Linux News

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10 ways The Nature of Code is open

I recently came across a fascinating book, The Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman. It is an introduction to using software tools to better understand the way things interact in nature. Shiffman employs animations and visualizations to create this joyful understanding of simulation and the world around us. From a simple oscilating pendulum, to a group of many interacting particles, to the general patterns of a flock of birds.Here are 10 reasons why you will love this book after reading the first few pages:read more
LXer Linux News

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