Category Archives: Linux

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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The Slickwraps data leak and the Dirty Cow vulnerability

[German]US Retailer Slickwraps attracted attention because security researchers were able to access protected customer and financial data. The case once again reveals ignorance and unbelievable sloppiness, as a long patchable Dirty Cow vulnerability was exploitable. Advertising

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Bye Windows: Korea is on the move toward Linux

[German]In South Korea, the government is on the move to get rid of its dependence on Windows to some extent. Three large organizations have decided to exodus from Windows and plan to switch to Linux. Advertising

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WinBtrfs Version 1.6 released

[German]Brief information for users, who want to access Linux Btrfs disks under Windows. Blog reader Gero S. pointed out to me (thanks for that) that version 1.6 was released on February 4, 2020. I had introduced version 1.5 in the … Continue reading

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Windows 12: A Linux Light with Windows 10 Theme

[German]A Windows that lets people work just without the need to upgrade? Works alongside Windows 7 or 10 and doesn’t even cost anything. That’s a hot promise for Windows 7 switchers whodon’t like Windows 10. Therefore the successor is called … Continue reading

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