In a mailing list message on Sunday, Linus Torvalds apologizes for a lifelong of outbursts and snappy retorts at developers that may have driven them away from the Linux project.
Microsoft released a security advisory about a denial-of-service vulnerability that could render multiple versions of Windows completely unresponsive and has no mitigation factors, the company says.
Felix Rieseberg, a software engineer at Slack has released Windows 95 as an app for Windows, Mac or Linux. It's a 100MB Electron app that you can install and run on Windows, Mac or even Linux computers.
Big changes on the IoT malware scene. Security researchers have spotted a version of the Mirai IoT malware that can run on a vast range of architectures, and even on Android devices.
Dropbox has announced that starting on November 7th 2018, only the ext4 filesystem will be supported in Linux for synchronizing folders in the Dropbox desktop app. Those Linux users who have synch on other filesystems such as XFS, ext2, ext3, ZFS, and many others will no longer have working Dropbox synchronization after this date.
Academics from multiple universities have announced fixes for two severe security flaws known as Spectre and Rowhammer.
Malware has been discovered in at least three Arch Linux packages available on AUR (Arch User Repository), the official Arch Linux repository of user-submitted packages. The malicious code has been removed thanks to the quick intervention of the AUR team.
Exploit broker Zerodium is offering rewards of up to $500,000 for zero-days in UNIX-based operating systems like OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, but also for Linux distros such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and Tails.
An unknown hacker has temporarily taken control over the GitHub account of the Gentoo Linux organization and embedded malicious code inside the operating system's distributions that would delete user files.
Canonical has kept a promise it made in February this year and has made public some of the telemetry it gathered from Ubuntu Desktop users in the past three months.
Microsoft fixed yesterday a faulty Debian package that was messing with users' OS settings during its installation routine. The faulty package that was causing all the problems was Open R v3.5. Open R is an enhanced version of the R programming language maintained by Microsoft.
Almost all major OS vendors released security patches yesterday after a researcher discovered that some OS makers have misinterpreted an Intel CPU debug feature and left their systems open to attacks.
Yesterday, at the RSA 2018 security conference, Microsoft announced a new security-focused product named Azure Sphere. According to Microsoft chief financial officer Brad Smith, Microsoft created Azure Sphere for the sole purpose of securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Simone Margaritelli, the VP of Research at Zimperium, has created a Linux port of Little Snitch, a popular macOS firewall application. Named OpenSnitch, the Linux port works on the same principles of the Mac version, being a host-based firewall that notifies users when apps attempt to initiate new outgoing network connections.
A vulnerability in the "beep" package that comes pre-installed with Debian and Ubuntu distros allows an attacker to probe for the presence of files on a computer, even those owned by root users, which are supposed to be secret and inaccesible.
Yesterday Linus Torvalds officially released Linux 4.16. In an announcement to the Linux Kernel Mailing List, Linus announced that this release of the Linux kernel was "small and calm", mostly related to networking, and that there was no need to continue testing it for another week.
Microsoft has released a tool on Monday to help Linux aficionados in porting their favorite Linux distro to run on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a Windows 10 component that sideloads Linux distros on modern Windows 10 PCs.
Security experts have discovered a new strain of malware that targets vulnerable Linux-based systems and tries its best to avoid infecting devices on government and military networks.