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Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

Pre, 09/02/2018 - 11:48pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Enterprises invest a lot of time, effort and money in keeping their systems secure. The most security-conscious might have a security operations center. They of course use firewalls and antivirus tools. They probably spend a lot of time monitoring their networks, looking for telltale anomalies that could indicate a breach. What with IDS, SIEM and NGFWs, they deploy a veritable alphabet of defenses.

Hackers Get Linux Running On Switch And Claim Nintendo Can't Patch The Exploit

Pre, 09/02/2018 - 11:47pd
LinuxSecurity.com: No piece of hardware is totally hack-proof but Nintendo's consoles usually put up a pretty good fight - this a company that is prepared to offer a reward to people who find exploits, lest we forget.

Beware the looming Google Chrome HTTPS certificate apocalypse!

Enj, 08/02/2018 - 12:02md
LinuxSecurity.com: Tens of thousands of websites are going to find themselves labeled as unsafe unless they switch out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months.

Electronic Frontier Foundation chap John Perry Barlow has died

Enj, 08/02/2018 - 12:00md
LinuxSecurity.com: John Perry Barlow, a co-founder of the US Electronic Frontier Foundation, and also a lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died aged 70. Barlow passed away "quietly in his sleep" yesterday, according to the EFF, which he helped set up in 1990.

Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

Enj, 08/02/2018 - 11:59pd
LinuxSecurity.com: The confidential source code to Apple's iBoot firmware in iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices has leaked into a public GitHub repo.

DDoS attacks: How an 18-year-old got arrested for trying to knock out systems

Mër, 07/02/2018 - 11:03pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Netherlands police's high-tech crime unit has arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the Dutch tax authority, tech site Tweakers, and internet service provider Tweak.

Boffins crack smartphone location tracking - even if you've turned off the GPS

Mër, 07/02/2018 - 10:59pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Religiously turning off location services might not save you from having your phone tracked: a paper from a group of IEEE researchers demonstrates tracking when GPS and Wi-Fi are turned off.

Amazon explained 'Key' crack before it shipped fix, says hacker who found the hole

Mër, 07/02/2018 - 10:58pd
LinuxSecurity.com: The researcher behind the teaser of a new method to crack Amazon.com's "Key" connected door locks has revealed how his method works, and criticised Amazon's response to his work because it detailed the flaw before shipping a fix.

Abusing X.509 Digital Certificates for Covert Data Exchange

Mar, 06/02/2018 - 10:12pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Newly discovered hack would allow attackers to send data between two systems during TLS negotiation, researchers say.

Hacking suspect Lauri Love wins landmark appeal against US extradition

Mar, 06/02/2018 - 10:11pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Lauri Love has won a High Court appeal to prevent his extradition from the UK to the US on hacking charges. Love is wanted by US prosecutors to stand trial for allegedly hacking into the FBI, the US Central Bank, the US Army, and NASA, among others.

Australian cops to enter kindergartens to teach kids not to cyber

Mar, 06/02/2018 - 10:10pd
LinuxSecurity.com: The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will enter the nation's infants schools to train children in online stranger danger, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor announced on Tuesday.

Malware Exploiting Spectre, Meltdown Flaws Emerges

Mar, 06/02/2018 - 10:08pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers have discovered more than 130 malware samples designed to exploit the recently disclosed Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. While a majority of the samples appear to be in the testing phase, we could soon start seeing attacks.

How I Got Paid $0 From the Uber Security Bug Bounty

Hën, 05/02/2018 - 11:46pd
LinuxSecurity.com: So Uber partners with HackerOne to offer a public bug bounty program, advertising a $500 minimum guaranteed payout if a security vulnerability is found within an Uber app or information asset. Fair enough,

Why cops won't need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car

Hën, 05/02/2018 - 11:23pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Lt. Saul Jaeger, who commands the traffic unit at the Mountain View Police Department, remembers the first time a few years ago when he was given a demo of Waymo's self-driving cars.

Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal people

Hën, 05/02/2018 - 11:21pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Twenty years ago, the Open Source Definition (OSD) was published, providing a framework for the most significant trend in software development since then, and building upon Richard Stallman's prior advocacy for "free software."