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Nasty Linux kernel bug found and fixed>

6 hodin 32 min zpět
A heap overflow bug was recently discovered in the Linux kernel. The patch is available now in most major Linux distributions.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Intel's Unaccepted Memory Support Updated For Substantially Faster Booting Of TDX VMs>

8 hodin 43 min zpět
Way back in August Intel posted a set of Linux kernel patches for supporting "unaccepted memory" by the Linux kernel in preparation for next-generation Xeon processors and speeding up the boot time for guest virtual machines making use of Intel's Trust Domain Extensions (TDX) security feature. Unaccepted memory support hasn't yet made it to the mainline kernel but now a second iteration of the patches have been posted.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Fileless Malware on Linux: Anatomy of an Attack>

20 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Recent years have demonstrated that Windows users are not the only ones who should be concerned about malware. Linux is becoming an increasingly popular target among malware operators due to the growing popularity of the open-source OS and the high-value devices it powers worldwide. Security researchers from AT&T Alien Labs are now warning that ''cyber gangs have started infecting Linux machines via a fileless malware installation technique that until recently was more commonly used against Windows-based systems''.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

LVFS Activity Going Wild Ahead Of New Security Disclosure Requiring Firmware Update>

19 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) that integrates with Fwupd for delivering firmware updates primarily to Linux users is surging with around three times the normal traffic volume. Unfortunately, this boost in traffic appears to be due to vendor(s) releasing new system firmware updates ahead of disclosing a presumptive security issue.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New year brings bad news for Linux as 2021 saw up to 10 times more malware samples>

18 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
The new year has brought some bad news for Linux users and enthusiasts. Research reveals that Linux-specific malware saw a 35% increase in 2021 compared to a year before.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Pulling Back the Curtain: About LinuxSecurity.com>

17 Leden, 2022 - 14:58
Welcome to LinuxSecurity.com - the community's central source for information on Linux and open source security since 1996. Whether you're a new visitor or a long-time community member, this article will provide you with insight into the mission behind our site, our history and the content we provide.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Serious Security: Linux full-disk encryption bug fixed – patch now!>

17 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Lots of people ''run Linux'' without really knowing or caring '' many home routers, navigational aids, webcams and other IoT devices are based on it; the majority of the world's mobile phones run a Linux-derived variant called Android; and many, if not most, of the ready-to-go cloud services out there rely on Linux to host your content.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

White House hosts open-source software security summit in light of expansive Log4j flaw>

14 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Tech giants and federal agencies meet at the White House to discuss open-source software security, a response to the widespread Log4j vulnerability that's worrying industry and cyber leaders.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Network Intrusion Detection Using Snort>

14 Leden, 2022 - 06:00
This document takes you through the basics of intrusion detection, the steps necessary to configure a host to run the snort network intrusion detection system, testing its operation, and alerting you to possible intrusion events.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Keeping Your System Secure is Easier than Ever with LinuxSecurity Customized Advisories!>

13 Leden, 2022 - 15:12
Regardless of the Linux distribution you're using, staying on top of the latest security advisories is essential in maintaining an updated, secure Linux system.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Open source isn't the security problem – misusing it is>

13 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Security is a process, not a product. We're going to be cleaning up Apache Log4j security problems for months to come, but the real problem isn't that it was open-source software. It's how we track and use open-source code.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Mint 20.3 released promising security updates until 2025>

12 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Linux Mint has released version 20.3, codenamed 'Una,' as a long-term support version that will receive security updates until 2025. Learn what's new in this release and how to upgrade.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Lesson from Log4j: Open-source software improvements need help from feds>

10 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
The tech industry is readying solutions to the security risks posed by the collaborative software that underpins modern-day computing '' but aid from Washington could be essential to the project's success.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How To Secure the Linux Kernel >

9 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
With the support of the open-source community behind it and a strict privilege system embedded in its architecture, Linux has security built into its design. That being said, gone are the days that Linux system administrators could get away with subpar security practices. Cyber criminals have come to view Linux as a viable attack target due to its growing popularity, the valuable devices it powers worldwide, and an array of dangerous new Linux malware variants that have emerged in recent years.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Kodachi: Extreme Privacy Protection Out of the Box>

7 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Want a system that leaves no trace of what you did online? Check out Linux Kodachi, a privacy-focused distro with built-in online security features.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

KDE Plasma 5.23.5 Released as the Last Update in the Series, Further Improves Plasma Wayland>

6 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
KDE Plasma 5.23.5 has been released as the fifth and last maintenance update in the KDE Plasma 5.23 desktop environment series with more bug fixes and improvements.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Protect Your Privacy & Improve Your Pentesting in 2022 with Predator-OS>

5 Leden, 2022 - 14:43
Predator-OS - "the OS that naturally preys on others"- is a free and open-source security-centric project for penetration testing and ethical hacking that can also be used as a privacy-focued, hardened Linux distro. LinuxSecurity researchers spoke with Founder and lead developer Hossein Seilany to get insight into the unique features and benefits that newly released Predator-OS 20.04 LTS offers hackers, pentesters and privacy-conscious Linux users.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Cleaning up the Linux kernel's 'Dependency Hell': This developer is proposing 2,200 commit changes>

5 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Cleaning off decades of code mess isn't for the faint of heart, but leading Linux kernel developer Ingo Molnar is giving it the old college try in the Linux kernel. The result will make it easier and quicker than ever to make improvements, patches, and add features to Linux.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

CentOS Linux 8 Reached End of Life, It’s Time to Migrate to an Alternative OS>

4 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
CentOS Linux 8 has reached end of life, meaning it's time to migrate your installations to an alternative distro like Rocky Linux or AlmaLinux OS.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Intel Is Bringing A Feature Upgrade To Linux That Will Make Windows Users Jealous>

3 Leden, 2022 - 13:00
Intel is bringing a feature upgrade to Linux that will make Windows users jealous. "The upcoming ''pfr_update'' driver is set to be introduced in Linux kerne l 5.17. Sources say it appears to be designed for system firmware updates in cases of critical bugs or security issues , allowing server administrators to patch their hardware without downtime."
Kategorie: Hacking & Security