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Hackers Planted Backdoor in Webmin, Popular Utility for Linux/Unix Servers

Hackers Planted Backdoor in Webmin, Popular Utility for Linux/Unix Servers
August 20, 2019Mohit Kumar
Following the public disclosure of a critical zero-day vulnerability in Webmin last week, the project's maintainers today revealed th...

Patches for 2 Severe LibreOffice Flaws Bypassed — Update to Patch Again

Patches for 2 Severe LibreOffice Flaws Bypassed — Update to Patch Again
August 16, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you are using LibreOffice, you need to update it once again. LibreOffice has released the latest version 6.2.6/6.3.0 of its open-sou...

KDE Linux Desktops Could Get Hacked Without Even Opening Malicious Files

KDE Linux Desktops Could Get Hacked Without Even Opening Malicious Files
August 07, 2019Wang Wei
If you are running a KDE desktop environment on your Linux operating system, you need to be extra careful and avoid downloading any "...

Your Linux Can Get Hacked Just by Opening a File in Vim or Neovim Editor

Your Linux Can Get Hacked Just by Opening a File in Vim or Neovim Editor
June 10, 2019Mohit Kumar
Linux users, beware! If you haven't recently updated your Linux operating system, especially the command-line text editor utility, ...

Libssh Releases Update to Patch 9 New Security Vulnerabilities

Libssh Releases Update to Patch 9 New Security Vulnerabilities
March 19, 2019Wang Wei
Libssh2, a popular open source client-side C library implementing the SSHv2 protocol, has released the latest version of its software to...

New Systemd Privilege Escalation Flaws Affect Most Linux Distributions

New Systemd Privilege Escalation Flaws Affect Most Linux Distributions
January 10, 2019Wang Wei
Security researchers have discovered three vulnerabilities in Systemd, a popular init system and service manager for most Linux operating...

LibSSH Flaw Allows Hackers to Take Over Servers Without Password

LibSSH Flaw Allows Hackers to Take Over Servers Without Password
October 17, 2018Mohit Kumar
A four-year-old severe vulnerability has been discovered in the Secure Shell (SSH) implementation library known as Libssh that could allow...

Malicious Software Packages Found On Arch Linux User Repository

Malicious Software Packages Found On Arch Linux User Repository
July 11, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Yet another incident which showcases that you should not explicitly trust user-controlled software repositories. One of the most popula...

SUSE Linux Has Been Sold For $2.5 Billion

SUSE Linux Has Been Sold For $2.5 Billion
July 03, 2018Mohit Kumar
SUSE, the open source software company owned by British firm Micro Focus International, has been sold to a Swedish private equity firm. ...

7-Year-Old Samba Flaw Lets Hackers Access Thousands of Linux PCs Remotely

7-Year-Old Samba Flaw Lets Hackers Access Thousands of Linux PCs Remotely
May 25, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in Samba networking software that could allow a remote att...

Hacker Who Used Linux Botnet to Send Millions of Spam Emails Pleads Guilty

Hacker Who Used Linux Botnet to Send Millions of Spam Emails Pleads Guilty
March 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in illicit profit has finally ent...

New Trojan Turns Thousands Of Linux Devices Into Proxy Servers

New Trojan Turns Thousands Of Linux Devices Into Proxy Servers
January 25, 2017Wang Wei
" Linux doesn't get viruses " — It's a Myth. A new Trojan has been discovered in the wild that turns Linux-based devi...

Ubuntu’s Crash Report Tool Allows Remote Code Execution

Ubuntu’s Crash Report Tool Allows Remote Code Execution
December 16, 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...

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

Dirty COW — Critical Linux Kernel Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild
October 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A nine-year-old critical vulnerability has been discovered in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system and is actively being ...

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...

Advanced Malware targeting Internet of the Things and Routers

Advanced Malware targeting Internet of the Things and Routers
March 31, 2016Mohit Kumar
Anything connected to the Internet could be hacked and so is the Internet of Things (IoTs) . The market fragmentation of IoTs or Int...

Warning — Linux Mint Website Hacked and ISOs replaced with Backdoored Operating System

Warning — Linux Mint Website Hacked and ISOs replaced with Backdoored Operating System
February 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Are you also the one who downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th? You may have been Infected! Linux Mint is one of the best and popul...

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 17, 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 ...
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