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LibreOffice 7.1 Office Suite Enters Beta, Promises a Plethora of Improvements>

27 Listopad, 2020 - 14:14
The Document Foundation has announced the general availability of the beta version of the LibreOffice 7.1 office suite series, which is due for release in early February 2021. The release promises a selction of improvements and new features, which you can learn more about in this 9 to 5 Linux article.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Best forensic and pentesting Linux distros of 2020>

26 Listopad, 2020 - 14:20
Learn about five great forensic and pentesting Linux distros that will help you identify weaknesses in your network.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Stantinko's Linux malware now poses as an Apache web server>

25 Listopad, 2020 - 14:50
The eight-year-old Stantinko botnet has updated its Linux malware - now posing as an Apache web server.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

OctopusWAF: A Customizable Open-Source WAF for High Performance Applications>

24 Listopad, 2020 - 14:18
Mainstream web application firewalls (WAFs) can be very difficult to understand, with thousands of lines of code and obscure plugins. This complexity makes it challenging for developers to modify code to block specific anomalies and secure their applications. But OctopusWAF is different - the open-source WAF is customizable, user-friendly and optimized for a large number of parallel connections - making it ideal for high performance Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) applications.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Why You Should Trust Open Source Software Security>

24 Listopad, 2020 - 13:50
Some people still think that open-source software security is inferior. However, security experts feel that it sets the bar for what computing security should be. "Open source is inherently more secure for the reason that patches, fixes and updates come immediately, and sometimes from competing sources."
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Stars and Stripes: NASA and Linux>

23 Listopad, 2020 - 13:17
Learn how NASA is embracing Open Source in the first article in a LinuxLinks series spotlighting large institutions in the USA powered by Linux.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linus Torvalds wants Apple’s new M1-powered Macs to run Linux>

23 Listopad, 2020 - 13:10
Even Linus Torvalds, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, wants one of Apple's new M1-powered laptops - but he wants it to run on Linux.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Kali Linux 2020.4 switches the default shell from Bash to ZSH>

20 Listopad, 2020 - 14:11
Offensive Security has released ''Kali Linux 2020.4 - taking the monumental step of changing the default shell from Bash to ZSH.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Microsoft uses Linux to power new VPN solution for mobile devices>

20 Listopad, 2020 - 14:04
Microsoft has announced the public preview of Microsoft Tunnel Gateway, a Linux-powered alternative to Windows VPN that helps extend the protections of the corporate security policy to mobile devices.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Mozilla Firefox 83 Is Now Available for Download with HTTPS-Only Mode, Improvements>

19 Listopad, 2020 - 14:27
The Mozilla Firefox 83 web browser is now available for download on Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, and offers a new security feature called HTTPS-Only Mode, which provides a secure and encrypted connection between your web browser and the websites you visit - even if they don't use HTTPS.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Kali Linux 2020.4 Released: 6 New Features For Ethical Hackers>

19 Listopad, 2020 - 14:23
Kali Linux 2020.4 has been released with a selection of impressive new pen testing features.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Tor Browser 10.0.5>

18 Listopad, 2020 - 15:16
Protect your privacy and defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis with the latest realease of the Tor Browser: 10.0.5. This release updates Firefox to 78.5.0esr and updates Tor to 0.4.4.6.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Microsoft Defender for Linux adds new security feature>

18 Listopad, 2020 - 15:11
Microsoft Defender for Linux - Microsoft's server-based Linux protection program - is now offering a public preview of improved endpoint detection and response (EDR) features.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Canonical Reverts Intel Microcode Update in Ubuntu Due to Boot Failures in Tiger Lake Systems>

17 Listopad, 2020 - 13:37
Canonical has reverted the recent Intel Microcode update for the Tiger Lake processor family for all supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address a regression causing boot failures on some Intel Tiger Lake systems.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

QEMU Live Update>

17 Listopad, 2020 - 13:30
In this article, Oracle Linux Kernel engineers Steve Sistare and Mark Kanda introduce QEMU Live Update, a new method for updating a running QEMU instance to a new version while minimizing the impact to the VM guest.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google Chrome Update Gets Serious: Homeland Security (CISA) Confirms Attacks Underway>

16 Listopad, 2020 - 14:06
The CISA has confirmed that attackers are exploiting mutiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Google Chrome, and urges Linux, Windows and Mac users to update immediately.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Intel SGX users need CPU microcode patch to block PLATYPUS secrets-leaking attack>

13 Listopad, 2020 - 13:47
The new PLATYPUS attack can be used to access and leak encryption keys and other sensitive information from the Linux kernel's memory or Intel SGX enclaves. In response to PLATYPUS, Linux kernel developers have released a security update that revokes unprivileged access to energy consumption data.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Why Linux Should Factor Into Your Security Strategy>

13 Listopad, 2020 - 13:40
Linux is a pervasive operating system ''and for good reason. It's lightweight, flexible, multi-architecture supportive and open source, all leading to loads of opportunity. Security is one of the main reasons Linux is chosen. In some ways, it can be a more stable and secure base OS to start from, no matter the use case.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

CBL-Mariner: Microsoft's internal Linux distribution for Azure first-party services and edge appliances>

12 Listopad, 2020 - 15:33
Microsoft's Linux Systems Group has developed CBL-Mariner, a Linux distro for internal use that is available on GitHub.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Colossal Intel Update Anchored by Critical Privilege-Escalation Bugs>

11 Listopad, 2020 - 14:22
In a monumental update, Intel has released 40 security advisories, addressing critical- and high-severity flaws across its Active Management Technology, Wireless Bluetooth and NUC products.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security