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Linux Kernel 6.3 is released “right on schedule”

Linux Kernel 6.3 is released “right on schedule”

The latest Linux version features new and updated high-performance drivers, among other enhancements. This week Linus Torvalds announced the release and general availability of Linux 6.3. The inventor of Linux noted that it had been a "calm release". Torvalds seemed very pleased with how the new... Read more

date1 year ago
Critical Linux kernel zero-day needs patching

Critical Linux kernel zero-day needs patching

We have bad news for all Linux system administrators on vacation or planning to vacation: There is a critical Linux kernel security bug. The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), a zero-day security research organization, revealed a new Linux kernel security problem. This vulnerability allows authenticated... Read more

date1 year ago
Hackers hijack Linux devices using PRoot-isolated file systems

Hackers hijack Linux devices using PRoot-isolated file systems

Hackers are using BYOF (bring your own filesystem) attacks to abuse the open-source Linux PRoot utility and develop a consistent source of harmful tools compatible with Linux devices. A BYOF attack involves a threat actor building a malicious file system on their devices that includes a typical ... Read more

date1 year ago
Linus Torvalds announces 8th release candidate of Linux 6.1

Linus Torvalds announces 8th release candidate of Linux 6.1

Linux chief Linus Torvalds has announced the eighth release candidate of Linux 6.1. Torvalds has been critical of codebase aspects in recent weeks. Still, the situation seems to have stabilized somewhat as we head close in on the final release. The announcement of the eighth release candidate (... Read more

date1 year ago
Linus Torvalds warns that Linux 6.2 merge will clash with Christmas

Linus Torvalds warns that Linux 6.2 merge will clash with Christmas

Linux chief Linus Torvalds has warned contributors that the project's development cycle will clash with Christmas. Developers are advised to have their work ready prior to the holidays. The warning was included in Torvalds' weekly development update, where he also announced the release candidate... Read more

date1 year ago
Linux kernel 6.1 update brings various fixes and features

Linux kernel 6.1 update brings various fixes and features

Although Linux 6.1 is still accepting contributions, we can already look forward to various interesting features, such as hardware tests and wifi security fixes. Recently, five new vulnerabilities regarding Linux's Wi-Fi control have been identified, which will be fixed in the upcoming kernel 6.... Read more

date2 years ago
Linux kernel 5.19.12 update damages certain laptop models

Linux kernel 5.19.12 update damages certain laptop models

Power sequence bugs in the Linux kernel 5.19.12 update damage the built-in displays of laptops. When Linux users update their system, they are unaware of the hidden risks of complete wipeouts, reinstallations and wonky driver issues. "After looking at some logs we do end up with potentially bogu... Read more

date2 years ago
First Linux 6 release candidate is now available

First Linux 6 release candidate is now available

The first release candidate of Linux 6 is available. The open-source operating system now features support for AMD GPUs, Intel Gaudi accelerators and RISC-V. Some developers refer to the release as 5.20, but Linux guru Linus Torvalds said he doesn't care what the version is called. The first... Read more

date2 years ago
Google aims to make Linux kernel vulnerabilities tougher to exploit<strong></strong>

Google aims to make Linux kernel vulnerabilities tougher to exploit

Google plans to make the Kernel Flaws custom through 'Experimental Mitigations' that could make it difficult for hackers to breach. Google says it uses Linux for pretty much everything, from the cloud system to Chromebooks. Now, the company focuses on putting together a team of security research... Read more

date2 years ago
Final release of Linux 5.17 kernel is delayed

Final release of Linux 5.17 kernel is delayed

The Linux 5.17 kernel was scheduled for last week, but has been held up by embargoed patches for Spectre vulnerabilities in AMD processors. The final release of the 5.17 Linux kernel has been delayed due to the late release of patches for Spectre vulnerabilities in AMD processors. Linux chief Li... Read more

date2 years ago
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