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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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KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems

KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems
February 21, 2017Wang Wei
Russian cyber security and antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has made available the much awaited KasperskyOS , a secure-by-design operating ...

North Korea's Linux-based Red Star OS can be Hacked Remotely with just a Link

North Korea's Linux-based Red Star OS can be Hacked Remotely with just a Link
December 06, 2016Wang Wei
North Korea's own homegrown computer operating system, that's supposed to be fully hacker proof and more secure than foreign OS, ...

Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation — Turns Love Affair Into a Relationship

Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation — Turns Love Affair Into a Relationship
November 16, 2016Swati Khandelwal
You won't believe your eyes while reading this, but this is true. Microsoft just joined the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinu...