Category Archives: Linux

Windows: Soon only an emulation layer on a Linux kernel?

[German]Open  source software advocate Eric S. Raymond predicts the triumph of Linux on the desktop. Microsoft will ‘soon bury’ its Windows as we know it. Instead, Microsoft would rely on a Linux kernel with a Windows emulation layer. Advertising

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Linux: Many Lenovo Thinkpads available soon with Ubuntu

[German]Lenovo will increasingly rely on Linux in the future. While various workstation systems with Linux pre-installed were already available in the past, Lenovo is now expanding the program. In the future 20 Thinkpad and ThinkStation models will available with a … Continue reading

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Zerologon Exploits are used in the wild, patching (Windows Server, Samba) recommended

[German]I bring up the Zerologon vulnerability issue again. Microsoft warns that attackers actively use the Windows Server Zerologon exploits for attacks. Windows Server administrators should urgently install the necessary security updates. But Samba servers are also vulnerable. Here is some … Continue reading

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Edge Browser Preview for Linux announced for October 2020

In the context of the currently ongoing virtual Ignite 2020 conference, Microsoft has also announced a preview of the Edge Browser for Linux for October 2020 (see this Ingite 2020 overview). Bleeping Computer has written a few words about it … Continue reading

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BootHole vulnerability in GRUB2 puts Linux and also Windows Secure Boot at risk

[German]Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GRUB2 boot loader, which could compromise both the Linux system and the Secure Boot available in Windows during boot process. Invisible malware may be injected on systems. Advertising

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Linux malware detection with Microsoft’s project Freta

[German]Microsoft Research has now announced the Freta project. It is a cloud-based malware detection service to detect rootkits, cryptominers and previously undiscovered malware strains lurking in Linux cloud VM images. Advertising

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nVidia patches vulnerabilities in Linux/Windows drivers

[German] nVidia has just updated its Linux/Windows drivers. The reason was, that there were twelfe serious vulnerabilities in old version of nVidia kernel mode drivers. Advertising

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Security Updates: Chrome 80.0.3987.132 / Edge 80.0.361.66

[German]Google has released a security update for the Chrome 80.0.3987.132 on 3 March 2020. Microsoft’s developers followed on March 4, 2020 and released a security update for the Chromium Edge browser. This updates the browser to version 80.0.361.66. Advertising

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Security information for Linux and Exchange

[German]In this blog post I summarize some security information that has come to my attention in the last few hours. These are topics, for which I do not want to publish separate individual contributions in the blog. It is about … Continue reading

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Espionage: Cloud Snooper communicates via firewalls

[German]Security experts at SophosLabs have discovered a new cyber attack using spyware. The malware has been christened Cloud Snooper, implants a rootkit and communicates across firewalls. The spyware was found in the Amazon cloud on a Linux server. The malware … Continue reading

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