Go to advanced search

by tomxi
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?
Replies: 20
Views: 5749

Re: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?

You might want to do some checking, not rebooting blindly. Thanks. Though for the time being I am content rebooting blindly. But at some later time I'll read up on configuring email and then I'll revisit your notification script here. Have a look at the 'unattended-upgrades' package Ok that may wel...
by tomxi
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?
Replies: 20
Views: 5749

Re: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?

Subscribe to Debian-Security-Announce mailing list - https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/ Raspbian is 99% Debian, so all debian bugs (unless x86-specific) will also be in raspbian. I browsed the items so far for 2016 on that link and I think it is too advanced for me to regularly pars...
by tomxi
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?
Replies: 20
Views: 5749

Re: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?

@plugwash, great. I've installed it now. The first reply on this thread offered a more general action plan for how users can react to vulnerabilities 1) Determine the version [of the package] you have installed 2) Find the CVE identifier. 3) Check the debian security tracker [for the CVE identifier]...
by tomxi
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?
Replies: 20
Views: 5749

Re: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?

Thank you for these replies people!

I am on Wheezy and also have version 2.13-38+rpi2+deb7u8 after apt-get upgrade . I guess I'll try again tomorrow and see if there is a newer package then.
by tomxi
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?
Replies: 20
Views: 5749

glibc vulnerability - is raspbian affected?

There are now reports on a vulnerability in glibc. For example
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/02 ... ulnerable/

Does raspbian have that vulnerability? Do we as end users need to do something, apart from installing updates?
by tomxi
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity
Replies: 19
Views: 7060

Re: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity

I should have written that I also tried using a 1 meter usb extension cable. When I plug the wifi adapter into the extension cable and move the adapter close to the PIR I get the described problem. When I move it away ( ~ 20 cm is enough) the problem goes away. So the cause was likely RF interference.
by tomxi
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity
Replies: 19
Views: 7060

Re: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity

If it's RF getting into the PIR, you can try to separate the two devices more. For example, use a USB extender cable to put the wifi dongle some distance away. That did the trick it appears! I put an old passive usb hub with a 10 cm long wire between the raspi and the usb wifi adapter and that was ...
by tomxi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity
Replies: 19
Views: 7060

Re: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity

I tried shielding the PIR with tinfoil but it made no difference. Will try a capacitator, but would need pointers from someone on what to try.
by tomxi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity
Replies: 19
Views: 7060

Re: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity

Any rough idea on what capacitator to try that with (don't know the first thing about capacitators I'm afraid)?

You mean tinfoil over the PIR? Like a small... tinfoil hat. I'll give that a try.
by tomxi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity
Replies: 19
Views: 7060

weird problem: PIR sensor positive on wifi activity

Hi, I have a raspi B and have connected a cheap ebay PIR sensor like the one in this article http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/01/cheap-pir-sensors-and-the-raspberry-pi-part-1/ and also the raspi camera board. I use the code in the linked article to detect motion and take a photo, very similar t...

Go to advanced search