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New Linux Bug Lets Attackers Hijack Encrypted VPN Connections

New Linux Bug Lets Attackers Hijack Encrypted VPN Connections
December 06, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A team of cybersecurity researchers has disclosed a new severe vulnerability affecting most Linux and Unix-like operating systems, includ...

UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson's BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked

UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson's BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked
October 11, 2019Mohit Kumar
A 39-year-old password of Ken Thompson , the co-creator of the UNIX operating system among, has finally been cracked that belongs to a BSD...

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 "...

A New 'Arbitrary File Copy' Flaw Affects ProFTPD Powered FTP Servers

A New 'Arbitrary File Copy' Flaw Affects ProFTPD Powered FTP Servers
July 23, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A German security researcher has publicly disclosed details of a serious vulnerability in one of the most popular FTP server applications...

Microsoft Windows 10 will get a full built-in Linux Kernel for WSL 2

Microsoft Windows 10 will get a full built-in Linux Kernel for WSL 2
May 07, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you heard me right. Microsoft is taking another step forward to show its love for Linux and open source community by shipping a full ...

Kali Linux 2019.1 Released — Operating System For Hackers

Kali Linux 2019.1 Released — Operating System For Hackers
February 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Wohooo! Great news for hackers and penetration testers. Offensive Security has just released Kali Linux 2019.1, the first 2019 version ...

Snapd Flaw Lets Attackers Gain Root Access On Linux Systems

Snapd Flaw Lets Attackers Gain Root Access On Linux Systems
February 13, 2019Mohit Kumar
Ubuntu and some other Linux distributions suffer from a severe privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow a local attacker or a m...

RunC Flaw Lets Attackers Escape Linux Containers to Gain Root on Hosts

RunC Flaw Lets Attackers Escape Linux Containers to Gain Root on Hosts
February 12, 2019Mohit Kumar
A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in the core runC container code that affects several open-source container managemen...

Critical RCE Flaw in Linux APT Allows Remote Attackers to Hack Systems

Critical RCE Flaw in Linux APT Allows Remote Attackers to Hack Systems
January 22, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Just in time… Some cybersecurity experts this week arguing over Twitter in favor of not using HTTPS and suggesting software developers...

36-Year-Old SCP Clients' Implementation Flaws Discovered

36-Year-Old SCP Clients' Implementation Flaws Discovered
January 15, 2019Mohit Kumar
A set of 36-year-old vulnerabilities has been uncovered in the Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) implementation of many client applications that ...

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...

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 29, 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 28, 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 18, 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 05, 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 29, 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&#...
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