openSUSE Tumbleweed OS Is Now Built with PIE as Default for Increased Security

openSUSE Project’s Marcus Meissner announced that openSUSE Tumbleweed now ships with binary packages compiled with PIE support by default, which he says that it could be achieved by a GCC defaults override in the “gcc-PIE” package. PIE is a security feature that would make attacks much harder on GNU/Linux systems. So make sure you always keep your openSUSE Tumbleweed installations up-to-date to receive the most recent security improvements and bug fixes. It looks like other popular GNU/Linux distributions are adopting PIE for their binaries, such as the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system.