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Github Account of Gentoo Linux Hacked, Code Replaced With Malware

Github Account of Gentoo Linux Hacked, Code Replaced With Malware

June 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Downloaded anything from Gentoo's GitHub account yesterday? Consider those files compromised and dump them now—as an unknown group ...
Yet Another Linux Kernel Privilege-Escalation Bug Discovered

Yet Another Linux Kernel Privilege-Escalation Bug Discovered

October 16, 2017Wang Wei
Security researchers have discovered a new privilege-escalation vulnerability in Linux kernel that could allow a local attacker to execut...
Linux Trojan Using Hacked IoT Devices to Send Spam Emails

Linux Trojan Using Hacked IoT Devices to Send Spam Emails

September 22, 2017Wang Wei
Botnets, like Mirai , that are capable of infecting Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices are constantly increasing and are mainly...
Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware

Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware

August 03, 2017Wang Wei
A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in fraudulent payments has been i...
3 New CIA-developed Hacking Tools For MacOS & Linux Exposed

3 New CIA-developed Hacking Tools For MacOS & Linux Exposed

July 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
WikiLeaks has just published a new set of classified documents linked to another CIA project, dubbed ' Imperial ,' which reveals det...
Critical Code Injection Flaw In Gnome File Manager Leaves Linux Users Open to Hacking

Critical Code Injection Flaw In Gnome File Manager Leaves Linux Users Open to Hacking

July 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has discovered a code injection vulnerability in the thumbnail handler component of GNOME Files file manager that ...
Wikileaks Reveals CIA Malware that Hacks & Spy On Linux Computers

Wikileaks Reveals CIA Malware that Hacks & Spy On Linux Computers

June 30, 2017Swati Khandelwal
WikiLeaks has just published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak , this time detailing an alleged CIA project that allowed the agency...
Your Linux Machine Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Malicious DNS Response

Your Linux Machine Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Malicious DNS Response

June 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Systemd , the popular init system and service manager for Linux operating systems, that c...
Warning! Hackers Started Using "SambaCry Flaw" to Hack Linux Systems

Warning! Hackers Started Using "SambaCry Flaw" to Hack Linux Systems

June 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember SambaCry ? Two weeks ago we reported about a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking softw...
Linux Kernel Gets Patch For Years-Old Serious Vulnerability

Linux Kernel Gets Patch For Years-Old Serious Vulnerability

March 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Another dangerous vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that dates back to 2009 and affects a large number of Linux distros, ...
Ubuntu’s Crash Report Tool Allows Remote Code Execution

Ubuntu’s Crash Report Tool Allows Remote Code Execution

December 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
No software is immune to being Hacked! Not even Linux. A security researcher has discovered a critical vulnerability in Ubuntu Linux op...
5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

December 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A 5-year-old serious privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that affects almost every distro of the Linux...
This Hack Gives Linux Root Shell Just By Pressing 'ENTER' for 70 Seconds

This Hack Gives Linux Root Shell Just By Pressing 'ENTER' for 70 Seconds

November 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A hacker with little more than a minute can bypass the authentication procedures on some Linux systems just by holding down the Enter key...
Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers

Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers

September 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Unlike specially crafted malware specifically developed to take advantage of Windows operating system platform, cyber attackers have star...
Internet Traffic Hijacking Linux Flaw Affects 80% of Android Devices

Internet Traffic Hijacking Linux Flaw Affects 80% of Android Devices

August 16, 2016Swati Khandelwal
An estimated 80 percent of Android smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 KitKat and higher are vulnerable to a recently disclosed Linu...
Critical glibc Flaw Puts Linux Machines and Apps at Risk (Patch Immediately)

Critical glibc Flaw Puts Linux Machines and Apps at Risk (Patch Immediately)

February 16, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A highly critical vulnerability has been uncovered in the GNU C Library (glibc) , a key component of most Linux distributions, that leav...
Zero-Day Flaw Found in 'Linux Kernel' leaves Millions Vulnerable

Zero-Day Flaw Found in 'Linux Kernel' leaves Millions Vulnerable

January 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
A new critical zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that could allow attackers to gain root level privileges ...
Mumblehard Malware Targets Linux and FreeBSD Servers

Mumblehard Malware Targets Linux and FreeBSD Servers

May 02, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Thousands of computers and web servers running Linux and FreeBSD operating systems have been infected over past five years with sophisti...
DRAM Rowhammer vulnerability Leads to Kernel Privilege Escalation

DRAM Rowhammer vulnerability Leads to Kernel Privilege Escalation

March 09, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have find out ways to hijack the Intel-compatible PCs running Linux by exploiting the physical weaknesses in cert...