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Red Hat presents beta version Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat presents beta version Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat has released the official beta version of its business Linux platform Enterprise Linux 8 Beta. With this, the open source specialist wants to lay the foundation for a switch to hybrid cloud environments and the use of applications such as Linux containers, Kubernetes or blockchain for new an... Read more

date6 years ago
Cryptominers on Linux install rootkits to hide themselves

Cryptominers on Linux install rootkits to hide themselves

Trend Micro security researchers have discovered a new variant of malware that minets cryptographic currency on Linux computers. The malware distinguishes itself from others because it downloads a rootkit to change the behavior of the operating system and hides the unwanted high CPU consumption that... Read more

date6 years ago

Bot family Chalubo carries out attacks on Linux systems

Sophos researchers have discovered the new DDoS botnet Chalubo, which targets poorly secured SSH servers. This is to gain remote access to Linux-based systems. The botnet uses malware such as Xor.DDoS and Mirai. The network was discovered at the beginning of September. Security researchers used a ho... Read more

date6 years ago

New vulnerability affects most Linux and BSD distros

A new security error affects most Linux and BSD distros. The problem lies in the escalation of consents and should be relatively easy to solve. But at the moment it is a widespread error, which has an impact on a large number of systems. The Linux and BSD variants that use the popular X.Org Server p... Read more

date6 years ago
Linus Torvalds again head of Linux organization

Linus Torvalds again head of Linux organization

Linus Torvalds decided a few weeks ago to reconsider his role in the Linux community. Today, however, he appears to be back in full control of the organisation. The hope of developers will be that there is a friendlier Torvalds. During the Open Source Summit Europe in Scotland, Torvalds appeared for... Read more

date6 years ago
Microsoft makes 60,000 patents available to open-source community

Microsoft makes 60,000 patents available to open-source community

Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network (OIN). This is a consortium of patent sharing companies that can protect open-source software - including Linux - from patent owners' claims. Previously, Microsoft was just one of the companies that made the claims. By joining the group, Microsoft makes li... Read more

date6 years ago
Google Project Zero: slow patches Linux are dangerous for users

Google Project Zero: slow patches Linux are dangerous for users

The developers of Ubuntu and Debian receive a warning from Googles Project Zero. Project Zero researcher Jann Horn, who found the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, calls on them to update their Linux distros more quickly. Otherwise, users will be exposed to threats for an unnecessarily long time. According... Read more

date6 years ago

Linux is the most popular operating system on Microsoft Azure

Three years ago, Mark Russinovich, CTO of the Microsoft Azure Cloud, announced that one in four Azure instances was running on Linux. By 2017, that number had risen to forty percent. Today, Microsoft reports that about half of its instances run on Linux, making it the most popular operating system o... Read more

date6 years ago

Linux gets a code of conduct for the first time

After Linus Torvalds decided to take a temporary step back, Linux decided to introduce a code of conduct for its programmers. In doing so, the company is taking steps to prevent discussions from getting out of hand or getting too hot. However, there are also critics who disagree with this decision. ... Read more

date6 years ago
Microsoft patcht vulnerability that cripples Windows servers

Microsoft patcht vulnerability that cripples Windows servers

Microsoft released a patch for FragmentSmack. The attack drives the CPU consumption of a Windows system up to 100 percent, so that it no longer responds. The vulnerability is ideal for DDoS attacks on Windows servers. FragmentSmack (CVE-2018-5391) has been known in the Linux community for a long tim... Read more

date6 years ago
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