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Microsoft update left Azure Linux virtual machines open to hacking

Microsoft update left Azure Linux virtual machines open to hacking

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Microsoft patches configuration hole that allowed hackers to upload software packages to its Azure update infrastructure.

Systemd and Ubuntu users urged to update to patch Linux flaws

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Linux users should beware of a recently discovered systemd vulnerability that could shut down a system using a command short enough to send in a tweet.

Crippling bug in Linux crashes system with a single tweet

Crippling bug in Linux crashes system with a single tweet

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A bug in Linux has been discovered that could allow a hacker to crash a system with just 48 characters of code.

Linux.Mirai Trojan causing mayhem with DDoS attacks

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A Trojan named Linux.Mirai has been found to be carrying out DDoS attacks.

What's behind backdoor #3? Mac version of Mokes malware follows Linux, Windows variants

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Kaspersky Lab today released an analysis of a newly discovered version of Mokes - a malicious, cross-platform backdoor with spying functionality - this one targeting Apple's OS X operating system.

Linux rootkit, named for Pokémon's Umbreon, targets Linux

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Researchers at Trend Micro have detected a new rootkit family that is going after Linux systems.

Badlock Bug patch issued, fixes MitM and DoS vulnerabilties

Badlock Bug patch issued, fixes MitM and DoS vulnerabilties

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After several weeks of waiting, the update patching the Badlock bug, potentially impacting Windows and Linux systems, was issued today by Samba.org.

Weak encryption vulnerability in SAP Download Manager leaks passwords

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A Core Security Consulting researcher found that the SAP Download Manager stores credentials using weak encryption.

ICYMI: Linux v malware, Microsoft v Microsoft, acid v iPhone

ICYMI: Linux v malware, Microsoft v Microsoft, acid v iPhone

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In this week's In Case You Missed It, we highlight five most popular stories: Linux Mint operating system impregnated with malware, Microsoft security software disables itself, acid and lasers could crack iPhone, Apple find App store hidden in a Chinese app and malware is increasingly using encryption to hide itself.

Linux Mint operating system maliciously hacked

Linux Mint operating system maliciously hacked

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ISO file for free operating system download infected with botnet malware, and user forum details also stolen.

How Pawn Storm uses Fysbis as a Linux backdoor

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The cyber-espionage group Pawn Storm has been using Fysbis malware as a backdoor that allows the group to infect Linux systems.

Zero-day affects Linux computers—and Android devices?

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A zero-day bug in version 3.8 of Linux can potentially affect millions of Linux computers and servers as well as 66 percent of Android devices.

Bridging the Linux security perception gap

Bridging the Linux security perception gap

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A newly-discovered privilege-escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel has once again opened the debate around just how secure the open-source operating system really is.

Google concluding support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux

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Google will end support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04) and Debian 7 - to "provide the best experience for the most-used Linux versions".

10K vulnerabilities in nearly 2K products, report says

10K vulnerabilities in nearly 2K products, report says

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Researchers at Secunia detected nearly 10,000 vulnerabilities in nearly 2,000 products, including Oracle Solaris and IBM i5/OS.

Malware writers create faulty cross-platform malware

Malware writers create faulty cross-platform malware

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Malware could infect both Linux and Windows but luckily fails to do anything scary. .

Linux Australia conference delegate data exposed

Linux Australia conference delegate data exposed

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Linux Australia president Joshua Hesketh, says that a "malicious individual" had used a RAT to access Linux Australia's main conference database resulting in a data breach.

Ghostbusting in the 'critically' vulnerable Linux machine

Ghostbusting in the 'critically' vulnerable Linux machine

Whose afraid of GHOSTs? Disagreement over potential risks of new Linux vulnerability, but layered defence is recommended.

Grinch vulnerability could hit Linux systems

Grinch vulnerability could hit Linux systems

Security researchers uncover 'grinch' vulnerability that could affect all Linux systems

Cybercriminals targeting Linux servers to infect and launch DDoS attacks says threat advisory

Cybercriminals targeting Linux servers to infect and launch DDoS attacks says threat advisory

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Hackers tapping Linux systems to launch vertical target DDoS attacks

Java drives new cross-platform DDoS bot malware

Java drives new cross-platform DDoS bot malware

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"This is more proof that the Apple Mac is nowhere near as resilient to attacks as people think it is" - Nigel Stanley, Incoming Thought analyst

CERT Polska warns on malware-based DDoS infections

Polish agency warns about corporate servers being targeted

Google fixes 50 security flaws in new version of Chrome

Google has launched a new version of its Chrome web browser which includes 50 security fixes. Chrome has more than 750 million active users worldwide and rivals Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser.

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