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Rust support in Linux may be possible by 5.14 release: Torvalds>

19 Duben, 2021 - 13:23
The first patches for Rust support in the Linux kernel have been posted and Linus Torvalds says that things are "getting to the point where maybe it might be mergeable for 5.14 or something like that". In Torvalds' opinion, the fact that these are being discussed is much more important than a long post by Google about the language.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Can Linux Be Used To Offer More Security In A WFH World (On And Offline)?>

19 Duben, 2021 - 13:00
Operational security at least seemed so much easier back when traditional 9-to-5 office life was still dominant. Talk of professionals taking their work home with them was largely metaphorical, with only occasional instances of C-suite types dragging their laptops everywhere they went. Business hardware and systems would be shielded through physical security and isolated networks. One office (or office complex), one place to guard: entirely straightforward.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Openwall Releases LKRG 0.9.0 with a Long List of Major Changes, Improvements & Bug Fixes>

19 Duben, 2021 - 13:00
Openwall recently announced the release of LKRG (Linux Kernel Runtime Guard) 0.9.0, featuring a host of major changes and improvements, as well as fixes for multiple security bugs. LKRG is a kernel module that performs runtime integrity checking of the Linux kernel and detection of security vulnerability exploits against the kernel.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

A Linux Admin's Getting Started Guide to Improving PHP Security>

17 Duben, 2021 - 13:00
Running PHP on a Linux web server is a prerequisite for the use of many popular applications such as Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. Linux administrators and web developers must approach PHP with caution, as new vulnerabilities in poorly written and implemented PHP code are abundant and dangerous.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google backs effort to bring Rust to the Linux kernel>

16 Duben, 2021 - 14:30
Google's Android Team is backing an effort to introduce Rust as a second programming language in the Linux kernel in an effort to improve security.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Foundation creates research division to study open source impact>

15 Duben, 2021 - 14:12
In the latest sign of the growing influence of open source software , the Linux Foundation has announced that it is creating a new research unit to provide greater insight into open-source technology, as well as the people creating it. Among the group's priorities are examining diversity and security.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google releases Chrome 90 with HTTPS by default and security fixes>

15 Duben, 2021 - 14:05
Google Chrome 90 has arrived with new privacy features and fixes for 37 security flaws. Chrome users: this is an update you don't want to overlook!
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Is Linux Mint Turning Into Windows?>

14 Duben, 2021 - 14:22
Linux Mint developers have decided to notify users about pending updates on their system, raising a controversial question - is Linux Mint turning into Windows?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New Linux, macOS malware hidden in fake Browserify NPM package>

14 Duben, 2021 - 14:18
A new malicious package targeting NodeJS developers using Linux and macOS has been discovered hidden in a fake Browserify NPM package.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.6 Release Fixes Two Potentially Aggravating Bugs>

14 Duben, 2021 - 13:00
On April 12, 2021, the Apache SpamAssassin Project announced the release of Apache SpamAssassin Version 3.4.6 mitigating two small but potentially annoying bugs introduced in Version 3.4.5, which was created to fix a few security vulnerabilities just a few weeks ago.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Is Linux A More Secure Option Than Windows For Businesses? >

12 Duben, 2021 - 13:00
There are many factors to consider when choosing an OS, security being among one of the most critical. The general consensus among experts is that Linux is the most secure OS by design - an impressive feat that can be attributed to a variety of characteristics including its transparent open-source code, strict user privilege model, diversity, built-in kernel security defenses and the security of the applications that run on it.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Lite 5.4 Released With Bug Fixes And UI Enhancements>

7 Duben, 2021 - 13:48
Linux Lite 5.4 is now available with full UEFI support, along with numerous bug fixes and UI enhancements. Learn what's new in Linux Lite 5.4 that makes this lightweight, user-friendly distro a better option than ever for users looking to make the transition from Windows to a Linux-based OS.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Red Hat Launches RHEL Stream to Compete With the Rising Popularity of CentOS Stream>

6 Duben, 2021 - 14:11
CentOS stream is gaining poularity - and Red Hat has now launched RHEL Stream to compete with it.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

What's New in Fedora 34? 8 Reasons to Upgrade or Switch>

5 Duben, 2021 - 14:11
Considering Fedora? Now may be the time to switch. The new beta for Fedora 34 has been released with a selection of new features and improvements.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Mint will inform users about important security updates but not enforce them>

5 Duben, 2021 - 14:05
In an effort to improve security, Linux Mint has announced that it will inform users about important security updates - but not enforce them. Do you think Mint has made the right call?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Most loved programming language Rust sparks privacy concerns>

5 Duben, 2021 - 01:51
Rust developers have repeatedly raised concerned about an unaddressed privacy issue over the last few years.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Top Tips for Securing Your Linux System in 2021>

3 Duben, 2021 - 14:00
Linux servers are at greater risk than ever. While only a few years ago Linux users could count themselves as the ''lucky few'' who didn't have to worry about malware and computer viruses, this era has unfortunately come to an end .
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

KDE Plasma 5.18.7 LTS Released with Better Support for Qt 5.12 and Recent Mesa Stacks>

2 Duben, 2021 - 14:09
The KDE Project has released KDE Plasma 5.18.7 as the seventh maintenance update to the LTS (Long-Term Support) of the KDE Plasma 5.18 desktop environment series. KDE Plasma 5.18.6 brings a handful of bug fixes, and better support for Qt 5.12 and recent Mesa stacks.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How to Install SpiderFoot Security Scanner on Ubuntu 20.04>

2 Duben, 2021 - 13:55
Learn how to install SpiderFoot - an excellent open-source security scanner - to analyze vulnerabilities and malicious functions on Ubuntu Linux servers and assist in your pentesting endeavors in this tutorial.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Mint outlines better, unobtrusive update notifications>

1 Duben, 2021 - 14:15
Clem Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, has written a blog post outlining new notifications that try not to be annoying but also remind users that they need to perform software updates to keep their computer secure. What are your thoughts?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security