Purism Announces PureBoot to Help You Better Secure Your Linux Computers

Purism announced PureBoot, a centralized, highly secure, and complete boot process for its Linux-powered computers and everyone else who wants to better secure their Linux PCs.  Dubbed “the high security boot process,” PureBoot promises to be a complete and secured solution for more secure boot process on laptop and desktop computers that run a Linux-based operating system, including Purism’s Debian-based PureOS, which comes ...

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NVIDIA Patches Security Issues in GPU Display Driver for Windows, Linux

NVIDIA released a security update for the NVIDIA GPU Display Driver software to patch eight security issues that could lead to code execution, escalation of privileges, denial of service, or information disclosure on both Windows and Linux machines. While all these software flaws require local user access and cannot be exploited remotely, attackers could take advantage of them by remotely ...

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Linux Kernel 5.0-rc8 Released, Git v2.21.0 Now Available, 1TB MicroSD Cards Are in the Works, Sprint Launching 5G Service in Four Cities Soon, Emergency Point Release for Ubuntu 16.04.6

Linux kernel 5.0-rc8 was released yesterday. Linus writes “This may be totally unnecessary, but we actually had more patches come in this last week than we had for rc7, which just didn’t make me feel the warm and fuzzies. And while none of the patches looked all that scary, some of them were to pretty core files, so it wasn’t all ...

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What is Linux? Everything you need to know about the open-source operating system

Linux has long been the basis of commercial networking devices, but now it’s a mainstay of enterprise infrastructure. Linux is a tried-and-true, open-source operating system released in 1991 for computers, but its use has expanded to underpin systems for cars, phones, web servers and, more recently, networking gear. Its longevity, maturity and security make it one of the most trusted ...

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GhostBSD: A Solid Linux-Like Open Source Alternative

The subject of this week’s Linux Picks and Pans is a representative of a less well-known computing platform that coexists with Linux as an open source operating system. If you thought that the Linux kernel was the only open source engine for a free OS, think again. BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) shares many of the same features that make Linux ...

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The Insights into Linux Security You May Be Surprised About

The problem is that some seem to put too much trust in the capabilities of Linux by default. As a result, they often don’t pay enough attention to the manual aspect of their security. Linux can help you automate your workflow to a large extent, but it still requires a manual touch to keep things going well. This is even ...

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InSync is Bringing OneDrive to Linux

Linux users will soon have a new way to access and sync OneDrive on Linux.  Insync, makers of a popular third-party Google Drivesyncing client for Linux (and Windows and macOS), have decided to add another string to their bow: Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service. Microsoft offer a OneDrive basic plan for free. It comes with 5GB of free cloud storage for files, photos and other ...

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Google Makes Revisions to Avoid Breaking Ad-Blocking Extensions in Chrome, Kali Linux 2019.1 Released, New Version of Cutelyst Is Out, Ubuntu Posts Security Notice for systemd Vulnerability and Applications Open for Outreachy Summer 2019 Internships

Google rethinks its planned changes to Chrome’s extension API that would have broken many ad-blocking extensions. Ars Technica reports that Google has made this revision to “ensure that the current variety of content-blocking extensions is preserved”. In addition, “Google maintains that ‘It is not, nor has it ever been, our goal to prevent or break content blocking’ [emphasis Google’s] and says that it ...

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Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters

Linux is just plumbing. The real OS—the real value—is with Kubernetes The operating system no longer really matters. And for developers and the cloud, that means that Linux no longer really matters. You can see proof of that in what has not happened. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has not gotten a $34 billion buyout offer from IBM, even though company founder Mark Shutteworth ...

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Linux Kernel Continues To Offer Mitigation for Spectre 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 massive impact on performance, while not offering any significant protection. Gauging the pros and cons, sysadmins ...

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