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Why Facial Recognition Systems Could Rise In Popularity During Coronavirus Pandemic>

26 Březen, 2020 - 14:50
Security companies are updating their technology to recognize people wearing masks and measure temperatures, and are making the argument that facial recognition could become widely sought as a global security solution. However, this technology still has serious privacy-threatening implications that need to be considered.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Mozilla combines tracker blocking with paid, ad-free browsing>

25 Březen, 2020 - 15:06
Mozilla has partnered with Scroll to distribute funds to publications in place of ad revenue. This partnership offers Firefox users tracker-blocking technology and ad-free browsing.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Parrot GNU/Linux 4.8 Released With Kernel 5.4 And New Docker Containers>

25 Březen, 2020 - 14:54
Are you a pentester or ethical hacker looking for an alternative to Kali Linux? If so, you may want to check out Parrot OS.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Firefox is dropping FTP support>

23 Březen, 2020 - 15:24
Have you heard that Firefox is planning to drop support for the vulnerable file transfer protocol in version 77 of the web browser?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

US, Israel, South Korea, and China look at intrusive surveillance solutions for tracking COVID-19>

20 Březen, 2020 - 15:07
With the coronavirus outbreak rapidly spreading worldwide, governments are or exploring or implementing privacy-intrusive solutions for tracking the disease's spread. What are your thoughts on these solutions?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Open-source security tools for cloud and container applications>

19 Březen, 2020 - 15:45
The use of containers is becoming increasingly popular, and container security is more critical than ever. Luckily, there are various tools that can help keep your business safe! This article covers some popular open-source tools that your DevOps team can use to secure your container environment.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

COVID19: Google suspends upcoming Chrome, Chrome OS releases>

19 Březen, 2020 - 15:35
Have you heard that due to the coronavirus outbreak, Google has suspended upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

IPFire Firewall Using Cryptography To Secure Linux Kernel Against RootKit>

18 Březen, 2020 - 15:00
Have you heard about IPFire's new method of cryptographic kernel rootkit protection? IPFire is an open-source software that protects the network from external attacks and prevents intrusion.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How Red Hat tackles security>

17 Březen, 2020 - 15:42
In the latest Red Hat Product Security Risk Report, Red Hat reveals how it addresses security concerns both for Linux and open-source software.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

7 Linux Distros for Security Testing>

16 Březen, 2020 - 15:05
Linux is often talked about when it comes to security. With this OS, you can choose from a multitude of distributions (distros) to lock down your computer or device, but that’s just for starters. Many Linux distros come with tools to help you perform penetration tests and security audits.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Enterprise Linux Red Hat Fixed 85% of Critical Flaws Within 7 Days: Report>

16 Březen, 2020 - 15:00
The adoption of open source by large enterprises has already witnessed its power and dependencies. The best example can’t be better than open-source Linux which made recent headlines such as IBM buying Red Hat for $34-Billion and Microsoft ships full Linux kernel in Windows 10.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Report: Open Source Vulnerabilities Rampant in Popular Projects>

13 Březen, 2020 - 15:24
Open Source vulnerabilities rose by nearly 50 percent in 2019 over the previous year, based on a report released Thursday.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Tails 4.4 Released with Important Security Fixes, App Updates>

13 Březen, 2020 - 15:16
Tails 4.4 is now available for download with several welcome improvements, including new app updates and fixes for security vulnerabilities, all of them making the deployment of this new release the recommended step going forward for everyone.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

AWS launches Bottlerocket, a Linux-based OS for container hosting>

12 Březen, 2020 - 16:13
AWS has launched its own open-source operating system for running containers on both virtual machines and bare metal hosts. Bottlerocket, as the new OS is called, is basically a stripped-down Linux distribution that’s akin to projects like CoreOS’s now-defunct Container Linux and Google’s container-optimized OS. The OS is currently in its developer preview phase, but you can test it as an Amazon Machine Image for EC2 (and by extension, under Amazon EKS, too).
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google Makes an Open-Source Tool for Linux to Avoid USB Keystroke Attacks>

12 Březen, 2020 - 16:09
A day after researchers declared Linux having more vulnerabilities than Windows, Google now makes a free tool to be used by Linux systems to avoid potential USB keystroke attacks. The software would be running background to monitor any suspicious activities from a plugged USB, and notify a user about potential attacks. This was published by Google in its GitHub for Linux PCs.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Dave Wreski: Founder of Guardian Digital – Open Source Cloud Email Security>

11 Březen, 2020 - 23:24
Dave Wreski recognized the power of Open Source two decades ago. Already an established internet security expert and Network Architect at UPS, Dave was captivated by the power of open-source development. He was soon to discover that this model could be used as a vehicle for solving complex digital security needs. He recognized that the open-source model – where resources could be shared by a worldwide community – was the vehicle that would drive internet security into the 21st century.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google launches TensorFlow for quantum computers>

10 Březen, 2020 - 14:32
Google today launched TensorFlow Quantum (TFQ), an open-source library for prototyping quantum machine learning models.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

17-Yr-Old RCE Flaw Can Hack Several Linux Systems >

9 Březen, 2020 - 16:18
The US-CERT has issued a security advisory warning users of a 17-year-old critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability that affects PPP (Point to Point Protocol Daemon) daemon software implemented in almost all Linux based operating systems. 
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Researchers discover that Intel chips have an unfixable security flaw>

6 Březen, 2020 - 16:46
The chips are vulnerable during boot-up, so they can't be patched with a firmware update.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Rootkit in the Cloud: Hacker Group Breaches AWS Servers>

5 Březen, 2020 - 16:34
A sophisticated hacker group pwned Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers, set up a rootkit that let them remotely control servers, then merrily funnelled sensitive corporate data home to its command and control (C2) servers from a range of compromised Windows and Linux machines inside an AWS data centre.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security