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Security

A Polkit Vulnerability Gives Root on All Major Linux Distros

A 12-year-old security vulnerability has been disclosed in the Linux’s system utility Polkit, which grants attackers root privileges. You...

Easily Exploitable Linux Flaw Exposes All Distributions: Qualys

An easily exploited flaw in a program, found by Qualys in every major Linux distribution, is the latest serious...

12-Year-Old PolicyKit Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Now Patched in Major Linux Distros

According to the researchers, the vulnerability (CVE-2021-4034) was discovered in PolicyKit’s pkexec tool, which incorrectly handled command-line arguments. This...

SimpleX Is a Chat Network that Preserves Metadata Privacy

SimpleX is an open-source, decentralized client-server chat network that preserves metadata privacy. It uses disposable nodes to asynchronously pass...

Attacks Escalating Against Linux-Based IoT Devices

Incidents of malware targeting Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices jumped by more than a third in 2021, with three...

VirusTotal Hacking: Finding Stolen Credentials Hosted on VirusTotal

VirusTotal, the popular online service for analyzing suspicious files, URLs and IP addresses, can be used to collect credentials...

Open Source Security at the White House

Companies and developers, open-source organizations, and government agencies gather together to lock down and secure the software supply chain.

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Systems, Update Now

Discovered by William Liu and Jamie Hill-Daniel, the new security flaw (CVE-2022-0185) is an integer underflow vulnerability found in...

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