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Greg Kroah-Hartman bans University of Minnesota from Linux development for deliberately buggy patches>

22 Duben, 2021 - 13:51
Some researchers from the University of Minnesota tried to slip bad patches into the Linux kernel as a "test." When they kept trying, Greg Kroah-Hartman, the Linux kernel maintainer for the stable branch, put an end to their efforts by banning their university from Linux development.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Tails 4.18 Anonymous OS Released with Tor Browser 10.0.16, Updated Intel Firmware>

22 Duben, 2021 - 13:46
The Tails amnesic incognito live system (a.k.a. anonymous OS) has been updated to version 4.18, featuring a selection of bug fixes and improvements including Tor Browser 10.0.16 and updated Intel firmware.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google issues Chrome update patching seven security vulnerabilities>

21 Duben, 2021 - 13:40
Google has released version 90.0.4430.85 of the Chrome browser with seven security fixes, including one for a zero-day vulnerability that was exploited in the wild.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Camera hack peels back layers of embedded Linux>

21 Duben, 2021 - 13:37
Embedded Linux devices are everywhere these days, and sooner or later, you're going to want to poke around in one of them. But how? Learn the techniques and tools Felipe Astroza has used to hack the Foscam C1 security camera, which will work on a wide range of embedded Linux gadgets.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

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