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Malware and viruses on a Linux system? You weren’t operating under the illusion that using Linux meant you don’t have to worry about that, were you? Fake news!

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Linus Torvalds: Some security folks can't be trusted to do sane things, some are morons

Proposed changes to version 4.15 of the Linux kernel resulted in Linux creator Linus Torvalds going on a profanity-laced rant about security professionals.

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BlueBorne is Bluetooth's Stagefright moment

The scariest thing about BlueBorne, the attack vector that uses Bluetooth to spread across devices, isn't what it can do, but rather just how many similar vulnerabilities may be lurking that we don't yet know about.

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5.3 billion devices at risk for invisible, infectious Bluetooth attack

Meet the BlueBorne attack vector; patch or turn off Bluetooth, as this is a wormable threat that spreads through the air without requiring user interaction.

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The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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Patch the Samba bug before a network worm exploits it

It isn’t at WannaCry-crisis levels yet, but the fact that Samba is so widely used means a network worm can really have a field day exploiting this vulnerability.

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Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should watch for kernel updates for their distributions and apply them as soon as possible because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

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Self-protection is key to Linux kernel security

Finding and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities amounts to the usual whack-a-mole. The real solution is to harden the Linux kernel and let it protect itself

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Rsync errors lead to data breach at Canadian ISP, KWIC Internet

Misconfigured Rsync instances across multiple servers has led to a data breach at a Canadian ISP, exposing sensitive information and affecting all of their customers. The ISP, KWIC Internet in Simcoe, Ontario, fixed the problems after...

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Why Linux users should worry about malware

From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.

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Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to Linux based servers, desktops and other devices.

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Stealthy, tricky to remove rootkit targets Linux systems on ARM and x86

Security researchers have identified a new family of Linux rootkits that despite running from user mode, can be hard to detect and remove.

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Suspect arrested in 5-year-old kernel.org breach

Five years after a security breach forced the Linux Foundation to take kernel.org offline and to rebuild several of its servers, police have arrested a suspect in the case.

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These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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It’s no secret that Windows, Mac, and Linux are the three major operating systems dominating the market today—and that their incompatibility often creates issues for users. For the inevitable moments when you need to use a Windows app...

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Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack

A flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used by Linux since late 2012 poses a serious threat to internet users, whether or not they use Linux directly.

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SHA-2 shortcut: Easy certificate management for Linux

Due to the rollover from SHA-1 to SHA-2, a ton of digital certificate work is needed. With CertAccord, it's as easy to do on Linux as on Windows

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Flaw in vBulletin add-on leads to Ubuntu Forums database breach

Ubuntu support forums users should be on the lookout for dodgy emails after the website's database of 2 million email addresses has been stolen.

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