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Linus Torvalds Apologizes For His Rude Behavior—Takes Time Off

Linus Torvalds Apologizes For His Rude Behavior—Takes Time Off

September 17, 2018Wang Wei
What just happened would definitely gonna surprise you. Linus Torvalds—father of the Linux open-source operating system—finally admitte...
Huge Flaws Affect Nearly Every Modern Device; Patch Could Hit CPU Performance

Huge Flaws Affect Nearly Every Modern Device; Patch Could Hit CPU Performance

January 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
UPDATE: Researchers have finally disclosed complete technical details of two kernel side-channel attacks, Meltdown and Spectre — which af...
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...
2-Year-Old Linux Kernel Issue Resurfaces As High-Risk Flaw

2-Year-Old Linux Kernel Issue Resurfaces As High-Risk Flaw

September 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
A bug in Linux kernel that was discovered two years ago, but was not considered a security threat at that time, has now been recognised a...
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, ...
11-Year Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

11-Year Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

February 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Another privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that dates back to 2005 and affects major distro of the L...
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...
Dirty COW — Critical Linux Kernel Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild

Dirty COW — Critical Linux Kernel Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild

October 20, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A nine-year-old critical vulnerability has been discovered in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system and is actively being ...
Hacker Who Hacked Official Linux Kernel Website Arrested in Florida

Hacker Who Hacked Official Linux Kernel Website Arrested in Florida

September 02, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Around five years after unknown hackers gained unauthorized access to multiple kernel.org servers used to maintain and distribute the Li...
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...
Kernel Backdoor found in Gadgets Powered by Popular Chinese ARM Maker

Kernel Backdoor found in Gadgets Powered by Popular Chinese ARM Maker

May 11, 2016Mohit Kumar
How to Hack an Android device? It is possibly one of the most frequently asked questions on the Internet. Although it's not prett...
Subgraph OS — Secure Linux Operating System for Non-Technical Users

Subgraph OS — Secure Linux Operating System for Non-Technical Users

March 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Information security and privacy are consistently hot topics after Edward Snowden revelations of NSA's global surveillance that br...
NeoKylin: China's Linux OS that Seriously Looks Like Windows XP

NeoKylin: China's Linux OS that Seriously Looks Like Windows XP

September 24, 2015Khyati Jain
Do You Know:  China has planned to eliminate all foreign Technologies and Services by 2020, just like Google and Facebook . And it see...
Is This Security-Focused Linux Kernel Really UnHackable?

Is This Security-Focused Linux Kernel Really UnHackable?

September 19, 2015Khyati Jain
Can you name which Operating System is most Secure ? ...Windows, Mac, Linux or any particular Linux Distribution? Yes, we get t...
Meet Linux's New Fastest File-System – Bcachefs

Meet Linux's New Fastest File-System – Bcachefs

August 22, 2015Swati Khandelwal
First announced over five years ago, ex-Google engineer Kent Overstreet is pleasured in announcing the general availability of a new ope...
NetUSB Driver Flaw Exposes Millions of Routers to Hacking

NetUSB Driver Flaw Exposes Millions of Routers to Hacking

May 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A simple but shockingly dangerous vulnerability has been uncovered in the NetUSB component, putting Millions of modern routers and othe...
20-Year Old Vulnerability in LZO Compression Algorithm Went to Planet Mars

20-Year Old Vulnerability in LZO Compression Algorithm Went to Planet Mars

June 27, 2014Mohit Kumar
A 20 year old critical subtle integer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO), an extremely efficient d...
Linux Kernel Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation and DoS Attack

Linux Kernel Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation and DoS Attack

June 07, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Multiple flaws have been identified in Linux Kernel and related software could allow hackers to hack your Linux machines, shared hosting...
Latest Kali Linux 1.0.7 Offers Persistent Encrypted Partition on USB Stick

Latest Kali Linux 1.0.7 Offers Persistent Encrypted Partition on USB Stick

May 28, 2014Swati Khandelwal
There is a good news for all Security researchers, Penetration testers and Hackers. The developers of one of the most advance open sourc...