Tag 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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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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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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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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