5.3 billion devices at risk for invisible, infectious Bluetooth attack

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

What spreads through the air, is invisible to users, and requires no user interaction— no clicking, no pairing, no downloading, not even turning on discoverable mode— but could bring the hurt to billions of devices? It’s an attack vector dubbed Blueborne. Researchers revealed eight different bugs that affect the Bluetooth ...

Linux Systems in the Hackers’ Cross Hairs

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Security experts have warned IT teams to improve protection for Linux servers and IoT devices after observing an increase in threats targeting these systems. WatchGuard Technologies’ latest quarterly Internet Security Report is based on analysis of over 26,500 active UTM appliances round the world. It revealed that overall malware detection dropped by ...

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 ...

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