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Warning! Unprivileged Linux Users With UID > INT_MAX Can Execute Any Command

Warning! Unprivileged Linux Users With UID > INT_MAX Can Execute Any Command

December 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Hold tight, this may blow your mind… A low-privileged user account on most Linux operating systems with UID value anything greater than...
IBM Buys "Red Hat" Open-Source Software Company for $34 Billion

IBM Buys "Red Hat" Open-Source Software Company for $34 Billion

October 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
It's been quite a year for the open source platforms. Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired popular code repository hosting service...
Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit

Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit

September 27, 2018Mohit Kumar
A cybersecurity researcher with Google Project Zero has released the details, and a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a high severity vul...
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...
Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core for Linux as a Snap Package

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core for Linux as a Snap Package

July 20, 2018Mohit Kumar
Microsoft's love for Linux continues… Microsoft has released its command-line shell and scripting language PowerShell Core for Linux...
Password-Guessing Was Used to Hack Gentoo Linux Github Account

Password-Guessing Was Used to Hack Gentoo Linux Github Account

July 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Maintainers of the Gentoo Linux distribution have now revealed the impact and "root cause" of the attack that saw unknown hacke...
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. ...
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 ...
Nintendo Switches Hacked to Run Linux—Unpatchable Exploit Released

Nintendo Switches Hacked to Run Linux—Unpatchable Exploit Released

April 24, 2018Mohit Kumar
Two separate teams of security researchers have published working proof-of-concept exploits for an unpatchable vulnerability in Nvidia&#...
Microsoft built its own custom Linux OS to secure IoT devices

Microsoft built its own custom Linux OS to secure IoT devices

April 17, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Finally, it's happening. Microsoft has built its own custom Linux kernel to power " Azure Sphere ," a newly launched tech...
Update Samba Servers Immediately to Patch Password Reset and DoS Vulnerabilities

Update Samba Servers Immediately to Patch Password Reset and DoS Vulnerabilities

March 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
Samba maintainers have just released new versions of their networking software to patch two critical vulnerabilities that could allow unp...
Run 'Kali Linux' Natively On Windows 10 — Just Like That!

Run 'Kali Linux' Natively On Windows 10 — Just Like That!

March 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Great news for hackers. Now you can download and install Kali Linux directly from the Microsoft App Store on Windows 10 just like any o...
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...
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 ...
Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10 Released — Yes, You Read it Right

Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10 Released — Yes, You Read it Right

July 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Windows and Linux in the same line? Yes, you heard that right... and that too, on the same computer and within the same operating system....
Web Hosting Company Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Hackers to Get Files Back

Web Hosting Company Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Hackers to Get Files Back

June 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
South Korean web hosting provider has agreed to pay $1 million in bitcoins to hackers after a Linux ransomware infected its 153 servers, ...
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...
High-Severity Linux Sudo Flaw Allows Users to Gain Root Privileges

High-Severity Linux Sudo Flaw Allows Users to Gain Root Privileges

May 31, 2017Mohit Kumar
A high-severity vulnerability has been reported in Linux that could be exploited by a low privilege attacker to gain full root access on an ...
Microsoft Brings Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora Linux to Windows Store

Microsoft Brings Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora Linux to Windows Store

May 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft has been expressing its love for Linux and Open Source for almost three years now, and this love is embracing as time passes. ...
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 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in illicit profit has finally ent...
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