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SpeakUp Trojan Targets Linux Servers

Researchers at Check Point have found a new Trojan called SpeakUp that’s infecting Linux servers. SpeakUp exploits known vulnerabilities in Linux and is targeting servers in China. According to Check Point, “SpeakUp acts to propagate internally within the infected subnet, and beyond to new IP ranges, exploiting remote code execution vulnerabilities. In addition, SpeakUp presented the ability to infect Mac ...

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Linux Kernel Continues To Offer Mitigation for Spectre Mitigation

Kernel 4.19 has added another family of Spectre vulnerabilities to its list of mitigating the mitigation. Usually, you want to mitigate all possible vulnerabilities unless we are talking about Meltdown and Spectre which are a class or family of dozens of vulnerabilities. But what sysadmins hate more than these vulnerabilities are mitigations offered to these vulnerabilities. Some of these mitigations have a ...

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Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

Creator Linus Torvalds and his fellow Linux kernel developers (pictured here at the Linux Kernel Summit in 2015) have blazed the trail for other open source projects, which are now defining the future of whole new technology ecosystems.

One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society — creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology ...

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10 Reasons To Switch Over To Linux OS Right Now

The Linux project was announced by the Linux creator Linus Torvalds on August 25, 1991. With time, Linux has managed to earn a respectable place in the open source world. With other OS still struggling to provide security and reliability at the first place, here are 10 reasons to switch over to Linux. Linux has been around for years and ...

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