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xz-Utils available again on GitHub, creator investigates backdoor

xz-Utils available again on GitHub, creator investigates backdoor

The Linux data compression tool xz-Utils is available again through GitHub. Last month, a backdoor was discovered, prompting GitHub to temporarily disable the tool's repositories. Lasse Collin, the developer of xz-Utils, announced via his personal website that the repositories are available agai... Read more

date14 days ago
Dangerous backdoor discovered in XZ packages for Linux

Dangerous backdoor discovered in XZ packages for Linux

A serious security flaw in the XZ compression tool for Linux, known as CVE-2024-3094, has added malicious code to versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1 of the XZ Utils library. It ended up in widely used Linux distributions, including Red Hat and Debian. In the tarballs (compressed archive files used for Lin... Read more

date24 days ago
Linux backdoor GTPDOOR attacks core network of telecom operators

Linux backdoor GTPDOOR attacks core network of telecom operators

The recently discovered Linux backdoor GTPDOOR allows cybercriminals to access their core networks through components in the network environments of mobile telecom operators. Research by security expert HaxRob has uncovered a previously unknown Linux backdoor, GTPDOOR. The backdoor is said to be... Read more

date2 months ago
Release of Linux 6.8 is around the corner

Release of Linux 6.8 is around the corner

The final version of Linux 6.8 may be available very soon. Linux creator Linus Torvalds has decided that a release candidate (rc) 8 version is no longer needed. The final arrival of Linux 6.8 is imminent and may be as early as next week. Contrary to earlier doubt last week, Torvalds indicates th... Read more

date2 months ago
Bug affects Linux systems: major risk to firmware

Bug affects Linux systems: major risk to firmware

The vulnerability allows hackers to execute code early in a device's boot. Virtually all Linux distributions are affected by this bug. Security developer Matthew Garrett warns of this. The vulnerability is in shim, a component that runs during the boot process. Shim performs tasks even before th... Read more

date3 months ago
Linux IoT devices vulnerable to self-spreading botnet

Linux IoT devices vulnerable to self-spreading botnet

Linux devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to NoaBot. This botnet is linked to crypto-mining activities and is another form of the previously known botnet Mirai. What sets NoaBot apart is its ability to duplicate itself, and that is also where its greatest danger lies. ... Read more

date3 months ago
Bluetooth vulnerability affects Android, Apple and Linux devices

Bluetooth vulnerability affects Android, Apple and Linux devices

A recently discovered vulnerability in Bluetooth, CVE-2023-45866, opens the door to a hostile takeover of Android, Apple and Linux devices. Security researcher Marc Newlin made the discovery. In a posting on GitHub, Newlin recently disclosed the Bluetooth vulnerability CVE-2023-45866. By exploit... Read more

date5 months ago
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