Major Linux security hole gapes open

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Sometimes Linux users can be smug about their system's security. And sometimes a major hole that's been hiding in Linux since about version 2.6 opens up and in you fall. The security hole this time is with how almost all Linux distributions implement Linux Unified Key Setup-on-disk-format (LUKS). LUKS is the ...

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

Friday, October 21st, 2016

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 servers, desktops and other devices that run the OS. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-5195, has existed in the Linux kernel for the past nine years. ...

Qubes OS 3.1 Overview/Demo

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Here is an excellent overview of Qubes OS, which I am mostly converting over to for my everyday operating system. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD0_gq_ugw8[/embed] What is Qubes OS?  From it's own website: Qubes is a security-oriented operating system (OS). The OS is the software which runs all the other programs on a computer. Some examples of ...

Beware of hacked ISOs if you downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th!

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

We were exposed to an intrusion today. It was brief and it shouldn’t impact many people, but if it impacts you, it’s very important you read the information below. What happened? Hackers made a modified Linux Mint ISO, with a backdoor in it, and managed to hack our website to point to ...

You Can Break Into a Linux System by Pressing Backspace 28 Times.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Hitting a key over and over again actually works for once. Two security researchers in Spain recently uncovered a strange bug that will let you into most Linux machines just by hitting the backspace key 28 times. Here’s how to fix it and keep your data protected. The researchers, Hector Marco ...