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Archive for May, 2015

Researchers, IEEE Release Medical Device Security Guidelines

LinuxSecurity.com: A collection of research scientists, with help from the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, have released a new set of guidelines for developers to take into account to ensure security figures into how medical devices are coded.

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Kernel prepatch 4.1-rc4

Linus has released the 4.1-rc4 kernel prepatch, saying: “So here it is, last-minute fix and all. The -rc4 patch is a bit bigger than the previous ones, but that seems to be mainly due to normal random timing – just the fluctuation of when submaintain…

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Stable Kernel Updates

New stable kernels 4.0.4, 3.14.43, and 3.10.79have been released. All of them contain important fixes throughout the tree.
Read more at LWN

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High-level, state-sponsored Naikon hackers exposed

LinuxSecurity.com: The activities of yet another long-running apparently state-sponsored hacking crew have finally been exposed. The Naikon cyber-espionage group has been targeting government, military and civil organisations around the South China Se…

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.0.4 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.0.4 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.4.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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Kernel Versions cleaned up!

I’ve just cleaned up the kernels table. We are measuring the statistics only from the official kernel versions from kernel.org. It makes no sense to show a kernel version like “3.16.23.11-ubuntu5-amd64-012345” or something like that. Instead only the single kernel versions are supported, for example: 2.1.45 or 4.0.3 or 3.11.23.

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The Untold Story of Silk Road Part, Part 1

LinuxSecurity.com: The fact was, Green wasn’t just your average Mormon grandpa. Over the past few months he had been handling customer service for the massive online enterprise called Silk Road. It was like a clandestine eBay, a digital marketplace for…

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The Heated KDBUS Debate For The Linux Kernel Has Fizzled Out

KDBUS, the new in-kernel IPC mechanism modeled after D-Bus, wasn’t accepted for Linux 4.1. Since the end of the Linux 4.1 merge window, the debate over KDBUS continued, but in the past two weeks the discussion settled down…
Read more at Phoronix

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10 Security Questions To Ask A Cloud Service Provider

LinuxSecurity.com: As security teams try to help line-of-business users and other IT practitioners take advantage of cloud benefits as safely as possible, they’re increasingly stepping into the role of trusted advisor. The scalability, flexibility, and…

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Dan Kaminsky on VENOM

LinuxSecurity.com: Dennis Fisher talks with Dan Kaminsky about the VENOM bug, the value of virtual machine escapes, why everyone wants to make every bug the worst one of all time or just a bunch of hype and what the Avengers have to do with vulnerabil…

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Four Remote Packet-of-Death Vulnerabilities In The Linux Kernel

Just this morning the major VENOM security vulnerability was made public while a few hours later, a kernel developer has gone public with four “remote packet of death” vulnerabilities affecting a mainline Linux kernel WLAN driver…
Read more at Pho…

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.0.3 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.0.3 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.3.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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Tor Cloud Shut Down Amid Lack of Support

LinuxSecurity.com: The Tor Project has shuttered its cloud proxy service citing security vulnerabilities, usability bugs and a lack of resources. Tor offers its users the capacity to surf the Web anonymously, bouncing traffic through a series of relay…

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[$] Trading Off Safety and Performance in the Kernel

The kernel community ordinarily tries to avoid letting users get into a position where the integrity of their data might be compromised. There are exceptions, though; consider, for example, the ability to explicitly flush important data to disk (or m…

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Amateurs Produce Amateur Cryptography

LinuxSecurity.com: Anyone can design a cipher that he himself cannot break. This is why you should uniformly distrust amateur cryptography, and why you should only use published algorithms that have withstood broad cryptanalysis. All cryptographers kno…

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