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New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

16 Únor, 2018 - 12:03
LinuxSecurity.com: Companies around the globe are scrambling to comply with new European privacy regulations that take effect a little more than three months from now. But many security experts are worried that the changes being ushered in by the rush to adhere to the law may make it more difficult to track down cybercriminals and less likely that organizations will be willing to share data about new online threats.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Meltdown-Spectre flaws: We've found new attack variants, say researchers

16 Únor, 2018 - 11:43
LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers have developed a tool to uncover new ways of attacking the Meltdown and Spectre CPU side-channel flaws, which may force chipmakers like Intel to re-examine already difficult hardware mitigations.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers

16 Únor, 2018 - 11:42
LinuxSecurity.com: A stealthy backdoor undetected by antimalware providers is giving unknown attackers complete control over at least 100 Linux servers that appear to be used in business production environments, warn researchers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

With Intel's updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown

15 Únor, 2018 - 14:44
LinuxSecurity.com: Intel has updated its bug bounty program, offering up to $250,000 to anyone identifying vulnerabilities in its hardware and software. The key update here is that the program is now open to everyone through the HackerOne platform -- it was previously open to selected security researchers on an invite-only basis.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

A potent botnet is exploiting a critical router bug that may never be fixed

15 Únor, 2018 - 14:43
LinuxSecurity.com: A fast-moving botnet that turns routers, cameras, and other types of Internet-connected devices into potent tools for theft and destruction has resurfaced again, this time by exploiting a critical vulnerability that gives attackers control over as many as 40,000 routers. Despite the high stakes, there's no indication that the bug will be fixed any time soon, if at all.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Unsecured server exposed thousands of FedEx customer records

15 Únor, 2018 - 14:42
LinuxSecurity.com: FedEx has exposed private information belonging to thousands of its customers after a legacy server was left open without a password.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hack the Air Force 2.0 uncovers over 100 vulnerabilities

15 Únor, 2018 - 14:41
LinuxSecurity.com: The second Hack the Air Force bug bounty challenge, Hack the Air Force 2.0, has resulted in 106 vulnerabilities being reported and fixed. On Thursday, bug bounty platform HackerOne revealed that the 20-day competition to find vulnerabilities in federal systems resulted in $103,883 in payouts, bringing the total amount of financial rewards to over $233,000 to date.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Adding Encryption To printk()

14 Únor, 2018 - 11:30
LinuxSecurity.com: When is security not security? When it guards against the wrong people or against things that never happen. A useless security measure is just another batch of code that might contain an exploitable bug. So the Linux developers always want to make sure a security patch is genuinely useful before pulling it in.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide

14 Únor, 2018 - 11:22
LinuxSecurity.com: Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

You've heard the advice before: Whether you're in the office or on the road, a VPN is one of the bes

14 Únor, 2018 - 11:20
LinuxSecurity.com: VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. The purpose of a VPN is to provide you with security and privacy as you communicate over the internet.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Maybe Better If You Don't Read This Story on Public WiFi

13 Únor, 2018 - 11:37
LinuxSecurity.com: In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random cafe in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied. Some people talk, others are working on their laptops or playing with their smartphones.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

All HTTP websites to soon be marked as "not secure" by Google Chrome

13 Únor, 2018 - 11:29
LinuxSecurity.com: If you're still running a website that is still using insecure HTTP then it's time to wake up and drink the coffee. Because unless you take action soon, you're going to find many of your visitors are going to distrust your website.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Install OpenStack on Ubuntu

13 Únor, 2018 - 11:28
LinuxSecurity.com: Using the cloud to create your own cloud. We will be using DigitalOcean to give a peek inside OpenStack - A cloud management operating system that's setting a standard for the entire industry.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Attackers Use Infected Plug-In to Install Cryptomining Tool on Over 4200 Websites

13 Únor, 2018 - 11:21
LinuxSecurity.com: Over 4,200 websites were infected last weekend with a tool that quietly used the computers of people visiting the sites to mine for the Monero cryptocurrency.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Until last week, you could pwn KDE Linux desktop with a USB stick

13 Únor, 2018 - 10:54
LinuxSecurity.com: A recently resolved flaw in the KDE Linux desktop environment meant that files held on a USB stick could be executed as soon as they were plugged into a vulnerable device.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone's Most Sensitive Code

12 Únor, 2018 - 12:09
LinuxSecurity.com: On Wednesday, an anonymous person published the proprietary source code of a core and fundamental component of the iPhone's operating system.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Meltdown patch: 'Up to 800 percent CPU overhead', Netflix tests show

12 Únor, 2018 - 12:08
LinuxSecurity.com: The Linux mitigation for Meltdown known as kernel page table isolation (KPTI) can cause a massive drain on CPU performance, according to an analysis by Brendan Gregg, a senior performance architect at Netflix.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Correctly integrating containers

12 Únor, 2018 - 12:06
LinuxSecurity.com: If you run microservices in containers, they are forced to communicate with each other - and with the outside world. We explain how to network pods and nodes in Kubernetes.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

UK ICO, USCourts.gov... Thousands of websites hijacked by hidden crypto-mining code after popular pl

12 Únor, 2018 - 11:59
LinuxSecurity.com: Thousands of websites around the world - from the UK's NHS and ICO to the US government's court system - were today secretly mining crypto-coins on netizens' web browsers for miscreants unknown.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

9 Únor, 2018 - 11:48
LinuxSecurity.com: Enterprises invest a lot of time, effort and money in keeping their systems secure. The most security-conscious might have a security operations center. They of course use firewalls and antivirus tools. They probably spend a lot of time monitoring their networks, looking for telltale anomalies that could indicate a breach. What with IDS, SIEM and NGFWs, they deploy a veritable alphabet of defenses.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security