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British security researcher Kevin Beaumont has listed details about a backdoor that is claimed to infect Linux systems, with the consulting firm PwC having documented it as well. Both claim the threat emanates from China.

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Microsoft, the company that produces Windows which is the target of practically every ransomware attack, is now offering paid products to fight those very ransomware attacks.

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft has issued a long write-up about flaws that could lead to escalation of privilege on Linux systems, which it has collectively called Nimbuspwn, but failed to mention that none of these flaws can be exploited remotely.

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The head of Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, claims it recorded a profit of US$175 million (A$237.7 million) in 2021 and is likely to undertake an IPO in 2023.

Published in Open Source

IBM's new z16 mainframe features an integrated on-chip AI accelerator, allowing inferencing from real-time transactions.

Published in Hardware
Thursday, 17 March 2022 11:12

Three candidates in running to be Debian leader

Three developers have put their hands up to contest for the post of leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, an annual exercise for the community GNU/Linux distribution.

Published in Open Source

A serious vulnerability in the Linux kernel has been announced, with the researcher who discovered and reported it saying it "allows overwriting data in arbitrary read-only files. This leads to privilege escalation because unprivileged processes can inject code into root processes".

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Identity and security specialist Attivo Networks says its new ADSecure-DC product provides threat protection from attacks originating from Windows. Mac, Linux, IoT/OT devices, and unmanaged devices which are limited in their ability to run traditional endpoint protection software.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 10:38

Logitech Signature M650: a mouse for all hands

Logitech's latest mouse comes in two sizes and left and right handed configurations.

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The new release of the Progress Fiddler Everywhere web debugging proxy tool includes support for HTTP/2.

Published in Business IT

GUEST RESEARCH: Embedded devices with limited memory and storage resources are likely to leverage a tool such as BusyBox, which is marketed as the Swiss Army Knife of embedded Linux. BusyBox is a software suite of Unix utilities, known as applets, that are packaged as a single executable file.

Published in Guest Research

Security firm Tenable has released version 10.0 of Nessus, a vulnerability scanner that is among the better known tools used to search for vulnerabilities on networked systems.

Published in Security
Thursday, 04 November 2021 11:23

Thomas Dohmke succeeds Nat Friedman as GitHub CEO

GitHub today announced a change in the top job with Nat Friedman moving to Chairman Emeritus and former Chief Product Officer Thomas Dohmke stepping up to the CEO role.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 11:04

Fedora Linux 35 now generally available

The Fedora Project today announced the general availability of Fedora Linux 35. This is the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system, a community-driven collaboration sponsored by Red Hat. The new version is focused on improving the experience of users at all levels.

Published in Open Source

The NPM repository account linked to a popular node.js runtime was hijacked for a while on Friday and used to spread a malicious script, the security firm Sophos claims.

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A vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server product of Oracle Fusion Middleware is one route through which Linux malware, observed by researchers at Trend Micro to be attacking Huawei Cloud, a relatively new cloud service provider, gain access to systems.

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The first advanced desktop environment for Linux users, KDE, has completed 25 years in existence, a testimony to the fact that free software is very much alive and kicking.

Published in Open Source

The Free Software Foundation has described Windows 11, the new avatar of Microsoft's desktop operating system that was launched on 6 October, as taking "important steps in the wrong direction when it comes to user freedom".

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Researchers from the Slovakian security firm ESET claim to have discovered a new malware family that targets systems that run Linux but have not yet discovered how the malware infects such systems.

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Hardware authentication provider Yubico has announced its YubiKey Bio Series, the first from its portals to support fingerprint recognition for secure passwordless and second-factor logins.

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