Mozilla has made some sweeping security announcements this week: On Monday, the company announced it is testing a new security tool called Firefox Monitor, which the firm said securely checks to see i
Source: Mozilla Announces Firefox Monitor Tool Testing, Firefox 61 | The first stop for security news | Threatpost
Malware has been discovered in at least three Arch Linux packages available on AUR (Arch User Repository), the official Arch Linux repository of user-submitted packages. The malicious code has been removed thanks to the quick intervention of the AUR team.
Source: Malware Found in Arch Linux AUR Package Repository
The latest Raspbian update brings a bunch of new features and updates. First things first, this release ships with a new program called “Recommended Software”; the developers are calling it their version of Apple App Store.
Source: Raspberry Pi’s Own App Store Is The Newest Reason To Love This Mini Computer
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Source: SUSE Linux sold in $2.5 billion deal
Google has long been a member of the Linux Foundation, but at the relatively low Silver level. Today, the company is stepping up its commitment by becoming a Platinum sponsor — the highest level of membership the open-source nonprofit organization currently offers. Silver membership for large…
Source: Google ups its Linux Foundation membership to the $500,000/year Platinum level | TechCrunch
IoT cybersecurity must be a vital and integral part of every organization’s strategic plan. Cutting corners for the sake of productivity is too dangerous. You need a strategic policy.
Source: Only 14% of businesses have implemented even the most basic cybersecurity practices – TechRepublic
Exploit broker Zerodium is offering rewards of up to $500,000 for zero-days in UNIX-based operating systems like OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, but also for Linux distros such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and Tails.
Source: Rewards of Up to $500,000 Offered for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Linux Zero-Days
Popular Linux distribution Gentoo has been “totally pwned” according to researchers at Sophos, and none of the current code can be trusted. The team immediately posted an update and noted that none…
Source: Hackers took over the Gentoo Linux GitHub repository | TechCrunch
The Linux 4.16 kernel has reached end of life.
Source: Linux kernel 4.16 reaches end of life
Windows users who want to make the leap to Linux may hesitate because they don’t want to leave their apps behind. But many Windows apps can actually be installed on Linux with the help of Winepak.
Source: How to install Windows apps on Linux with Winepak – TechRepublic