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The Leading Linux Desktop Platform Issues Of 2018

7 Říjen, 2018 - 11:30
LinuxSecurity.com: Linux developer Simon Peter who has spent years working on application standards like AppImage and Klik recently presented on what he believes are the 2018 Desktop Linux Platform Issues and the unfortunate continually moving target of "the year of the Linux desktop" that never materializes.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Amazon employee shared email addresses with third-party seller

7 Říjen, 2018 - 11:22
LinuxSecurity.com: In September, Amazon started investigating reports that some of its employees in the US and China have been leaking data to third-party sellers in exchange for money. Now, the e-commerce giant has notified affected customers that an employee shared their email addresses with a third-party seller.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Why Facebook Loves Open-Source Firmware

6 Říjen, 2018 - 11:47
LinuxSecurity.com: With the Open-Source Firmware Conference 2018 videos having been uploaded this week, another one of the interesting videos to watch from this conference was about Facebook's preference for open-source firmware.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Russia's elite hacking unit has been silent, but busy

6 Říjen, 2018 - 11:44
LinuxSecurity.com: Turla, one of the codenames given by the cyber-security industry to one of Russia's oldest and most "talented" cyber-espionage unit, has been very active in the past three years, even though their operations have not received the same media coverage of other more flashy Russian hacking outfits.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

US Indicts 7 Russian Intel Officers for Hacking Anti-Doping Organizations

6 Říjen, 2018 - 11:37
LinuxSecurity.com: The US Department of Justice has indicted seven Russian military intelligence officers for alleged hacking activities that were designed to undermine the credibility of international anti-doping organizations and officials.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Malware Outbreak Causes Disruptions, Closures at Canadian Restaurant Chain

5 Říjen, 2018 - 13:33
LinuxSecurity.com: Recipe Unlimited, a publicly traded company that operates nearly 1,400 restaurants under 19 different brands in Canada, has experienced what appears to be a significant security incident impacting several of its brands.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

This dark web market is dedicated to compromising your emails

5 Říjen, 2018 - 13:24
LinuxSecurity.com: Security researchers have exposed a thriving underground market with hackers offering access to business email addresses to crooks who then attempt to carry out frauds.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The State Of LinuxBoot For Replacing Proprietary UEFI Firmware With The Linux Kernel

4 Říjen, 2018 - 11:04
LinuxSecurity.com: LinuxBoot is the year-old project for replacing proprietary UEFI implementations with the Linux kernel in essence. Adoption continues to grow for LinuxBoot and is now being used inside several large corporations.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Burgerville customer credit card info stolen in data breach laid at Fin7's feet

4 Říjen, 2018 - 11:00
LinuxSecurity.com: Burgerville has revealed a data breach impacting the chain which may have led to the theft of detailed credit card information belonging to customers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

NSA staffer takes top-secret hacking tools home 'to study', gets 66 months

3 Říjen, 2018 - 12:26
LinuxSecurity.com: Taking work-related documents home to study might get you a promotion and pay raise at some jobs, but not when your employer is the National Security Agency (NSA) - and most certainly not when those materials are classified.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Greg Kroah-Hartman Explains How the Kernel Community Is Securing Linux

3 Říjen, 2018 - 12:22
LinuxSecurity.com: As Linux adoption expands, it's increasingly important for the kernel community to improve the security of the world's most widely used technology. Security is vital not only for enterprise customers, it's also important for consumers, as 80 percent of mobile devices are powered by Linux.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers demand ransom from hijacked Instagram influencers

2 Říjen, 2018 - 11:54
LinuxSecurity.com: Hackers are taking over high-profile Instagram users' accounts and holding them to ransom, it was revealed this week. At least four influencers have lost control of their accounts and received demands to send bitcoin for their return, but in some cases the attackers retained control or deleted the accounts.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Facebook could face $1.63bn fine under GDPR over latest data breach

2 Říjen, 2018 - 11:41
LinuxSecurity.com: Facebook could face potentially billions in fines under GDPR for the latest data breach which impacted roughly 50 million accounts.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux 4.19-rc6 Kernel Released By Greg KH

1 Říjen, 2018 - 12:48
LinuxSecurity.com: Continuing to serve as the release manager in the absence of Linus Torvalds, Greg Kroah-Hartman today released Linux 4.19-rc6 as the latest test release for the Linux 4.19 kernel that will debut as stable in October.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Another Linux Kernel Bug Surfaces, Allowing Root Access

30 Září, 2018 - 11:24
LinuxSecurity.com: A high-severity cache invalidation bug in the Linux kernel has been uncovered, which could allow an attacker to gain root privileges on the targeted system.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux 3.16.59 Being Prepared With L1TF Patches, Other x86 Speculation Mitigation Work

30 Září, 2018 - 11:22
LinuxSecurity.com: While the maintained Linux 4.x kernel branches have all seen a lot of work on L1TF/Foreshadow and other x86/x86_64 speculation execution mitigation work, the Linux 3.16.59 kernel is bringing a load of work for those still riding this old kernel base.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Dragora 3.0 Alpha 2 Released As One Of The Libre GNU/Linux Platforms

30 Září, 2018 - 11:10
LinuxSecurity.com: Dragora is one of the lesser known Linux distributions that is focused on shipping "entirely free software" to the standards of the FSF/GNU.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Is Getting New Network Libraries From Veteran systemd/BUS1 Developers

29 Září, 2018 - 11:52
LinuxSecurity.com: Veteran systemd and BUS1 developers are David Herrmann and Tom Gundersen have been working on "nettools" as a new network configuration libraries project for Linux.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Python is a hit with hackers, report finds

29 Září, 2018 - 11:48
LinuxSecurity.com: After breaking into the top three most popular programming languages for the first time this month, behind C and Java, Python has also won the hearts of hackers and web nasties, according to attack statistics published this week by web security biz Imperva.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Mobile password managers vulnerable to phishing apps

28 Září, 2018 - 10:45
LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers have discovered that several leading Android-based password managers can be fooled into entering login credentials into fake phishing apps.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security