19 Nov 2020

Microsoft gives Linux a security boost with these new attack detection tools

Microsoft has added new endpoint detection and response capabilities to Linux machines. The new features were made public through a preview feature. This will allow for Linux users to be better protected against threats and have the ability to take action quickly when one arises. Linux EDR will also help

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09 Nov 2020

Gitpaste-12 Worm Targets Linux Servers, IoT Devices

Researchers have discovered a new malware utilizing Pastebin and GitHub to house its component code. The worm targets Linux-based x86 servers and Linux IoT devices. According to Juniper Threat Labs, who released a post on Thursday detailing the new development, the malware boasts at least 12 different attack modules. Juniper

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14 Oct 2020

Google warns of severe ‘BleedingTooth’ Bluetooth flaw in Linux kernel

A new vulnerability has been disclosed by Google, a high-severity flaw that affects Linux devices. The bug reportedly lies in the Bluetooth stack within Linux kernel versions 5.9 and below that support BlueZ. Cybersecurity firms are urging users to update the Linux kernel to version 5.9, which was released just

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14 Aug 2020

NSA, FBI Warn of Linux Malware Used in Espionage Attacks

Two government agencies, the NSA and the FBI, have warned about a new malware variant called Drovorub that intentionally targets Linux systems and was constructed by the Russian military for use in cyber-espionage operations. Drovorub boasts a variety of espionage capabilities, including file stealing and remote code execution. According to

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06 Aug 2020

Linux Spyware Stack Ties Together 5 Chinese APTs

On Wednesday, BlackBerry released an analysis to the Black Hat 2020 conference group in which evidence linking five Chinese APT groups was presented. The five groups are allegedly splinters of the Winnti group, which is a supply-chain specialist threat actor group. All five entities were observed by researchers using the

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31 Jul 2020

Billions of Devices Impacted by Secure Boot Bypass

New research shows that billions of Windows and Linux devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks originating from a bug in the GRUB2 bootloader, which security experts have named the “BootHole” bug. The exploitation of the bug could lead to malware infection, information theft, and allow attackers to move laterally into corporate,

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27 May 2020

New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD

Researchers have used a new fuzzing tool to uncover a total of 26 vulnerabilities in operating systems Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD. The research team consists of individuals from Purdue University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. The fuzzing tool was created by the researchers and has been

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08 Apr 2020

Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign

BlackBerry has stated that five threat groups that have been known to steal US companies’ intellectual property on behalf of the Chinese government may have the power to do critical damage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at BlackBerry claim that the groups have targeted companies in industries via cross-platform attacks

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21 Oct 2019

Four-Year-Old Critical Linux Wi-Fi Bug Allows System Compromise

A security researcher with Github recently uncovered a critical security flaw in a Wi-Fi driver for Linux that could enable threat actors to remotely take control of vulnerable machines. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-17666, affects the “rtlwifi” driver, which is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack. The researcher said that

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15 Oct 2019

Linux SUDO Bug Lets You Run Commands as Root, Most Installs Unaffected

A researcher with Apple has found a security flaw in one of the most important Linux commands, namely the sudo command that is designed to let users execute commands “as root,” i.e. with system privileges. The vulnerability can allow users to run certain commands as root even if they are

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