Tag Archives: Linux

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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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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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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Debian 9.12 and 10.3 released

[German]The Debian project has released new installation images for Debian 9.12 and 10.3 this weekend (February 8th) I had already seen it, but blog reader Ralf explicitly points it out in this comment (thanks for that). Advertising

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Windows 7 End of Live: Ubuntu promotes a switch to Linux

[German]Windows 7 SP1 will no longer receive security updates for the majority of users from January 14 , 2020. The Ubuntu team have seized the opportunity and are promoting a switch to Linux. Something like Bye Microsoft, Hello Linux’. I … Continue reading

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