The OpenSSH project has implemented changes in its implementation of secure shell to guard against speculative execution and memory side-channel attacks — Spectre, Meltdown, Rowhammer and RAMBleed — developer Damien Miller says.
Mail servers running the Exim mail transport agent are being exploited, with the attackers using a vulnerability disclosed a few days ago to run arbitrary commands as root, a security practitioner has warned.
A man who helped spread malware that exploited the OpenSSH software to steal login credentials has been jailed for 46 months and will be deported after serving his term.
WikiLeaks has released CIA documents detailing implants that can be used to steal traffic from SSH sessions on both Windows and Linux systems, in the latest dump from its Vault 7 stash.
The worst thing about a distributed denial of service attack is not the attack itself. Rather, it is the slew of bottom-feeders who appear on the horizon after the deed and try to profit from the misery of others.
Microsoft has made a contribution of between US$25,000 and US$50,000 to the OpenBSD Foundation which supports OpenBSD and related projects such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, LibreSSL, and mandoc.
A final step towards removing Cygwin dependencies, new Win32 port of OpenSSH includes both client and server, implementing a majority of the functionalities found in the original code
If you're running GNU/Linux and communicating remotely with other computers, there's a very good chance you have reason to thank Damien Miller.
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