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Kaspersky warns hackers are targeting Linux
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Monday, 14 September 2020 11:14

Kaspersky warns hackers are targeting Linux


Hackers want a long term presence on a network

Researchers at Kaspersky have warned that sophisticated hackers and crooks are increasingly targeting Linux-based devices — using tools specifically designed to exploit vulnerabilities in the platform.

Windows 10 update borks Linux support
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Thursday, 10 September 2020 12:24

Windows 10 update borks Linux support


Penguins sick

Windows 10 has run into trouble with its latest cumulative update for the May 2020 Update and this time the apparent casualty is Linux support.

New Linux kernel gets Amiga Fast File System (AFFS) improvements
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Time to play

The Amiga Fast File System (AFFS) is making a minor comeback in the new version of the Linux kernel.

ARM releases 64 bit, Linux-capable Cortex-R
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Monday, 07 September 2020 12:17

ARM releases 64 bit, Linux-capable Cortex-R


It is just for storage so still a bit snoozy

ARM has announced its first 64 bit, Linux-capable Cortex-R processor, which it has earmarked for computational storage solutions.

Vaughan-Nichols loses his rag over Linux reporting
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Stop saying it is insecure, it is administers who are morans 

Veteran tech writer Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has lost his rag over stories claiming that Linux is less secure than other operating systems.

FBI and NSA reveal Russia’s Linux malware
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Been developed and deployed

The FBI and NSA have published a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the two agencies say was developed and deployed in real-world attacks by Russia's military hackers.

COVID-19 has not stalled Linux development
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2020 is still the year of Linux on the desktop

Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel have been telling anyone who will listen that while COVID-19 has slowed down many technologies, while speeding up other tech developments, it hasn't affected Linux development much at all.

System76 releases Ryzen based laptop
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Friday, 12 June 2020 12:08

System76 releases Ryzen based laptop


First time for Linux maker

Linux computer maker/seller System76 is offering its first AMD-powered laptop.

After Munich agreement, Hamburg moves to Linux
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I have in my hand a piece of paper which says 2020 is the year of Linux on the desktop

Hamburg has announced that it is going to follow Munich and start moving civil service software away from Microsoft and towards something more open saucy.

Linus is secure - it is its users who are not
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Most exploits are misconfigurations or poor administration

The rise in attacks on Linux in recent years is not due to its insecurity problems but more down to user error.