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Linux News – Concerning Intel Laptop Users Should Avoid Linux 5.19.12 To Avoid Potentially Damaging The Display (Phoronix) Linux devices ‘increasingly’ under attack from hackers, warn security researchers (ZDNet) Document Foundation starts charging €8.99 for ‘free’ LibreOffice (The Register) Linux News VirtualBox 7.0 is Now Available For Installation (Linux Magazine) EuroLinux could be the ideal […]

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Something to think about for those considering migrating PCs from Windows to Linux. Major Linux Problems on the Desktop, 2022 edition (ITVision). This guy also has interesting articles about everything wrong with Win10 and Win11. Very opinionated but has lots of stuff to think about.

PyPl Package Drops Fileless Linux Malware

PyPI Package ‘secretslib’ Drops Fileless Linux Malware to Mine Monero Sonatype has identified a ‘secretslib’ PyPI package that describes itself as “secrets matching and verification made easy.” On a closer inspection though, the package covertly runs cryptominers on your Linux machine in-memory (directly from your RAM), a technique largely employed by fileless malware and crypters.  […]

Lightning Framework: New “Swiss Army Knife” Linux malware

Lightning Framework is a new undetected ‘Swiss Army Knife’-like Linux malware that has modular plugins and the ability to install rootkits. The framework has both passive and active capabilities for communication with the threat actor, including opening up SSH on an infected machine, and a polymorphic malleable command and control configuration. The framework consists of […]

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It used to be that Microsoft attracted all the attention of malicious hackers. They seemed mostly happy to leave macOS and Linux alone for the most part. Not any more (Ars Technica). Will Microsoft’s growing footprint in the Linux/FOSS landscape cause the Black Hat community to up their targeting of Linux systems? What do you think? Open Source software […]

Tips and Tutorial

Let’s mix things up a bit this week, just for fun. Here goes! Enable BitLocker Silently using Autopilot and Intune (TechNuggets) How to Install and Uninstall KernelCare (Linux Journal) 5 Firewall Best Practices Every Business Should Implement (TechGenix) Tips for Overcoming Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Challenges (DataCenter Knowledge) How to install and edit desktop files […]

‘Syslogk’, Linux Kernel Rootkit Found in Wild

Syslogk Rootkit is heavily based on Adore-Ng, a relatively old, open-source, well-known kernel rootkit for Linux, but incorporates new functionalities making the user-mode application and the kernel rootkit hard to detect. Avast names this rootkit ‘Syslogk’, due to how it ‘reveals’ itself when specially crafted data is written to the file /proc/syslogk. https://community.riskiq.com/article/b0394a31

Security news…

RiskIQ: Magecart Injected URLs and C2 Domains, May 20-27, 2022 Between 20 and 27 May 2022, RiskIQ detected 299 Magecart and skimmer injected URLs, and detected 76 unique C2 domains used by known Magecart threat actors. Note that many of these URLs are legitimate, compromised websites. The full URL should be considered and the domain […]

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Some miscellaneous Linux news that’s come to our attention recently: Serious security vulnerability in Tails 5.0 (Tails) Mark Shuttleworth: Expect Canonical to Go Public in 2023 (Foss Force) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 aims to fuel innovation in the open hybrid cloud(ITPro.) RHEL Clone and CentOS Replacement Releases Rocky Linux 8.6 (Foss Force) Google Created ‘Open Source Maintenance […]

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