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A script that mines for cryptocurrencies on Linux systems first needs to infect these systems, either by using brute force to guess SSH passwords or else by gaining entry through the use of stolen credentials that can be bought on dark web forums.

Published in Security
Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:42

Linux kernel bug being exploited in the wild

A privilege-escalation bug in the Linux kernel, that could allow any application to gain root-level access and take over a device, has been present in the kernel since version 2.6.22 which was released in 2007.

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