Category Archives: Linux

Microsoft switches internally to Linux

Microsoft internally wants to change its systems (servers, but also clients) to Linux in the medium future. So Windows will be phased out in the long run – they are only considering to port a part of the GUI and … Continue reading

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Spectre Exploits for Linux and Windows found on VirusTotal

[German] A security researcher has found working exploits for Linux and Windows on VirusTotal that exploit the Spectre vulnerability discovered in CPUs in 2018. But the exploits only work against unpatched systems, are already detected by virus scanners, and have … Continue reading

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Linux OS secretly installs Microsoft repo on Raspberry Pi

[German]Nasty  story or technical necessary? In the Raspberry Pi community, there is a shit storm, after an update of the Raspbian operating system secretly installed a Microsoft repo. This repo triggers a ping on a Microsoft server with every update. … Continue reading

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Linux: Bug in Sudo allows privilege escalation

[German]Security researchers at Qualsys have discovered a vulnerability (CVE-2021-3156) in the BSD/Linux Sudo command. Due to a heap overflow, attackers with normal privileges could achieve privilege escalation to root. However, updates for the vulnerability are now available from major Linux … Continue reading

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Chrome 88.0.4324.96 fixes 36 vulnerabilities

[German]Google’s developers have updated the Chrome browser to version 88.0.4324.96 in the desktop version for Linux, macOS and Windows as of January 19, 2020. This security update fixes 36 vulnerabilities in the older browser versions. Advertising

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NSA warns about CVE-2020-4006 in VMware products, urgently patching required

[German]A few days ago VMware released security updates for the CVE-2020-4006 vulnerability in VMware Workspace One Access, Access Connector, Identity Manager and Identity Manager Connector. Now there is an NSA warning that the vulnerability is being exploited by Russian hackers. … Continue reading

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VMware: Critical vulnerability in products like Workspace One etc.

[German]VMware, the virtualization vendor, has issued a warning about a critical vulnerability in several Linux and Windows products. A patch is not yet available, only workarounds. Advertising

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Operating System / Windows / Browser Share (Nov. 2020)

[German]At the beginning of November 2020, I would like to take a look at the current figures for desktop operating system distribution as of the end of October 2020. In addition, there is a look at the browser shares on … Continue reading

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Linux Mint: Chromium back in the repository

[German]The head of the Mint project, Clem Lefebvre, announced in the October 2020 news that the Chromium browser (base of Google Chrome) has now been added to the official repositories for both Linux Mint and LMDE (package name in Linux … Continue reading

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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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