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Exploring Ubuntu 24.04 Beta: What's New and Exciting

Exploring Ubuntu 24.04 Beta: What’s New and Exciting

Canonical, the driving force behind the popular Ubuntu operating system, has just unveiled the beta version of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (code-named “Noble Numbat“). This release,...

PHP 5 end of life

The Impact of PHP 5 End of Life on Development Landscape

PHP 5 end of life left applications vulnerable to exploits due to the lack of ongoing security patches and updates. Sticking with PHP 5 restricts...

Palo Alto Zero-Day Attack

Palo Alto Zero-Day Attack: PAN-OS Flaw Actively Exploited

Palo Alto Networks, a leading cybersecurity company, has recently issued a warning about a critical vulnerability in its PAN-OS software, specifically affecting its GlobalProtect gateways....

Multiple Squid Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple Squid Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

The Ubuntu security team has recently rolled out critical security updates aimed at addressing several vulnerabilities identified in Squid, a widely used web proxy cache...

BatBadBut Vulnerability

BatBadBut Vulnerability Exposes Windows Systems To Attacks

A critical flaw has been discovered in the Rust standard library that could lead to serious command injection attacks against Windows users. The BatBadBut vulnerability,...

TuxCare

TuxCare Names Glen Kuhne as Vice President of Enterprise Sales

PALO ALTO, Calif. – April 23, 2024 – TuxCare, a global innovator in enterprise-grade cybersecurity for Linux, today announced that Glen Kuhne now serves as...

CISA Announces Malware Next-Gen Analysis for Public Access

CISA Announces Malware Next-Gen Analysis for Public Access

Have you ever downloaded a file and wondered if it’s safe? Now, there’s a powerful new weapon in the fight against malware thanks to the...

LG Smart TV vulnerabilities

LG Smart TV Vulnerabilities: 91K Devices At Root Access Risk

Several security vulnerabilities have been identified in LG webOS, the operating system running on LG smart TVs. These LG Smart TV vulnerabilities could be exploited...

Understanding Spectre V2: A New Threat to Linux Systems

Understanding Spectre V2: A New Threat to Linux Systems

Recently, researchers uncovered a significant threat dubbed Spectre v2, a variant of the notorious Spectre attack, targeting Linux systems running on modern Intel processors. Let’s...

KVM Cheat Sheet

The Essential KVM Cheat Sheet for System Administrators

The virsh command is used for managing guest virtual machines.  You can start, stop, reboot, and get information about VMs effortlessly with commands. Automating security...

TA547 Phishing Attack

TA547 Phishing Attack: German Companies Hit With Infostealer

Researchers at Proofpoint have found out that the TA547 phishing attack campaigns have been targeting different German companies. Identified as TA547, the threat actor has...

PHP

Crunching Some Numbers on PHP Support

PHP Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) allows you to continue using older versions of PHP while still receiving security updates for the language, without introducing breaking...

Chrome DBSC

Google Chrome DBSC Protection Tested Against Cookie Attacks

In light of cookie stealing attacks and to ensure Chrome browser protection, Google has recently piloted its new Chrome DBSC. The device-bound session credentials (DBSC)...

Linux Kernel 6.7 EOL: What Users Need to Know

Linux Kernel 6.7 EOL: What Users Need to Know

On April 3, 2024, the Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the last 6.7.12 kernel version and end of life (EOL) for the Linux kernel...

Almalinux in the Cloud

AlmaLinux in the Cloud: Support and Management Best Practices

Management and support are key components for the efficient utilization of an operating system in cloud computing environments. Adopting security best practices like regular updates,...

Android Zero-Day Flaw

Alert: Pixel Phones’ Exploited Android Zero-Day Flaw Patched

In the realm of smartphone security, the recent spotlight has fallen on Google Pixel devices, where two zero-day vulnerabilities have been unearthed and promptly addressed...

Ahoi Attacks: A New Threat to Confidential VMs in the Cloud

Ahoi Attacks: A New Threat to Confidential VMs in the Cloud

Researchers from ETH Zurich have uncovered a new attack method dubbed “Ahoi Attacks” that threatens the security of confidential virtual machines (CVMs) within cloud environments....

HTTP2 Vulnerability

HTTP/2 Vulnerability: Protect Web Servers from DoS Attacks

In the digital landscape, security is paramount, especially for web servers handling vast amounts of data. As per recent reports, a vulnerability has emerged within...

Several GTKWave Vulnerabilities Fixed in Debian

Several GTKWave Vulnerabilities Fixed in Debian

Recently, the Debian security team fixed several issues in GTKWave, an open-source waveform viewer for VCD (Value Change Dump) files. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could...

Cloud security

Understanding Cloud-Native Security and Its Business Benefits

An increasing proportion of critical business infrastructure today exists in the cloud. Companies are investing more and more in digital assets and tools every day....

Storm-0558 Attacks

CSBR Slams Microsoft Over Storm-0558 Attacks | Key Insight

In recent news, the U.S. Cyber Safety Review Board (CSBR) has raised concerns over Microsoft’s handling of the Storm-0558 attacks, highlighting significant security lapses that...

DinodasRAT Malware: A Multi-Platform Backdoor Targeting Linux

DinodasRAT Malware: A Multi-Platform Backdoor Targeting Linux

DinodasRAT, a C++-based malware, has emerged as a serious threat to Linux users. Initially discovered targeting Windows systems, researchers have recently reported a Linux variant...

Linux Server Security

10 Best Linux Server Security Practices for Sysadmin in 2024

Protecting the web server with sensitive information is crucial to secure your website. Linux servers are one of the most popular choices among developers and...

LayerSlider Plugin Flaw

LayerSlider Plugin Flaw Exposes 1M Sites To SQL Injections

Recent media reports have revealed a crucial LayerSlider plugin flaw. According to these reports, this flaw has exposed numerous WordPress sites to SQL attacks and...

TheMoon Botnet

TheMoon Botnet Facilitates Faceless To Exploit EoL Devices

In a digital landscape fraught with threats, vigilance is paramount. The cybercriminals are exploiting End-of-Life devices to perpetrate their malicious activities. Recently, Black Lotus Labs,...

Debian Security Updates Patch Cacti Vulnerabilities

Debian Security Updates Patch Cacti Vulnerabilities

Multiple security vulnerabilities were discovered in Cacti, a widely used web interface for monitoring system graphs. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could lead to severe consequences...

patch

Patch vs Vulnerability Management: What are the Key Differences?

Two terms frequently trip up even seasoned data security professionals: patch management and vulnerability management. But while both are undeniably crucial for keeping your digital...

CISA SharePoint Vulnerability

CISA SharePoint Vulnerability Warning: RCE Flaw Exploited

In light of recent cyber threats, a CISA SharePoint vulnerability warning has been issued. According to media reports, threat actors are exploiting the remote code...

WallEscape Vulnerability Leaks User Passwords

WallEscape Vulnerability Leaks User Passwords in Linux

A vulnerability has been identified in the wall command-line utility in Linux, which could allow an attacker to steal user passwords or modify the clipboard...

Dracula Phishing

Dracula Phishing Platform Targets Organizations Worldwide

In light of recent cyber threats, the Dracula phishing platform has prevailed, targeting organizations in over 100 countries. The Dracula phishing attacks are centered on...

CISA and FBI Issue Alert on SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

CISA and FBI Issue Alert on SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

SQL injection vulnerabilities, often abbreviated as SQLi, persist as a significant issue in commercial software products. In response to a recent highly publicized malicious campaign...

Open Source

Federal Support for Open-Source Security

In an unexpected move, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced an initiative aimed at bolstering the security posture of open-source software...

PyPI malicious package

PyPI Malicious Package Uploads Used To Target Developers

In light of the recent cybercriminal activity, new user sign-ups on the PyPI platform were halted. Currently, an increase in PyPI malicious package uploads is...

CVE-2024-1086

Patches for CVE-2024-1086 for CloudLinux 6h, 7 Users on KernelCare Live

Update April 8th, 2024: Updated ETA for CloudLinux 6h and CloudLinux 7. Update April 10th, 2024: Live patch for CloudLinux 6h and CloudLinux 7 are...

CISA Warns of Volt Typhoon Risks to Critical Infrastructure

CISA Warns of Volt Typhoon Risks to Critical Infrastructure

The recent joint warning issued by CISA, NSA, FBI, and other U.S. government and international partners highlights a critical cybersecurity threat: Volt Typhoon, a Chinese...

PHP End of Life

Extending Support for PHP End-of-Life Versions: A Safety Net for Legacy Applications

Handling end of life (EOL) for operating systems is a relatively common, if cumbersome, task that IT teams have to grapple with as part of...

APT31 Hackers

Finland Blames APT31 Hackers For Parliament Cyber Attack

APT31 Hackers, a Chinese threat actor group, has recently been accused by the Finnish police of attacking the nation’s parliament in 2020. According to recent...

CVE-2024-1086

Update for KernelCare Live Patches for CVE-2024-1086 in AlmaLinux 8 & 9

Update April 8th, 2024: Updated ETA for AlmaLinux 8. Update April 8th, 2024 – #2: Updated ETA for AlmaLinux 9. Update April 9th, 2024: Live...

CVE-2024-1086

Released Patches for CVE-2024-1086 for CloudLinux 7h & 8 Users on KernelCare Live

The KernelCare team is working on deploying a live patch for CVE-2024-1086 for CloudLinux users. A patch has already been released for CloudLinux 7h and...

Iot Security

Expert Insights on IoT Security Challenges in 2024

Advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are paving the way for a smarter, more interconnected future. They’re taking down communication barriers among consumers and...

Atlassian Flaws Fixes

Atlassian Flaws Fixes: Critical Bamboo Patch Mitigates Risk

Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration and productivity software, has recently rolled out a series of patches aimed at fortifying the security of its popular...

Multiple Puma Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple Puma Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Puma is a threaded HTTP 1.1 server used for running Ruby web applications. It facilitates communication between web browsers and Ruby applications, handling incoming requests...

Live Patching on OpenSSL

The Impact of Live Patching on OpenSSL Security and Best Practices

Live patching allows for updating OpenSSL without system reboots – reducing downtime and maintaining service availability. While live patching improves security by enabling faster updates,...

BunnyLoader Malware

BunnyLoader Malware: Modular Features Help Evade Detection

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, a new variant of malware has emerged, posing significant challenges for detection and mitigation efforts. Known as BunnyLoader...

Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu 18.04

Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu 18.04

Recently, several critical vulnerabilities were identified in the Linux kernel. These vulnerabilities could potentially allow attackers to crash systems, steal sensitive information, or even execute...

Loop DoS Attacks

Loop DoS Attacks: 300K Systems At Risk Of Being Exploited

In a digital landscape where cybersecurity threats constantly evolve, a recent discovery by researchers at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security has unveiled a...

xz compromise

A Deep Dive on the xz Compromise

xz is a widely distributed package that provides lossless compression for both users and developers, and is included by default in most, if not all,...

OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Patched in Ubuntu 18.04

OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Patched in Ubuntu 18.04

Several security vulnerabilities were discovered in OpenSSL, a critical library for securing communication across the internet. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by attackers to launch...

PHP 7.4

Navigating the PHP 7.4 End of Life: A Retrospective Analysis

In the shifting sands of the world of web development, milestones like the PHP 7.4 end of life (EOL) transition signify crucial inflection points for...

Alert: Connectwise F5 Software Flaws Used To Breach Networks

Recent news reports have stated that a hacker allegedly connected to China has been involved in exploiting two popular vulnerabilities. The purpose of such exploits...

KDE Warns of Risks with Global Themes After Data Loss Incident

KDE Warns of Risks with Global Themes After Data Loss Incident

KDE, the developer of the popular Plasma desktop environment for Linux, has issued a warning to users regarding the installation of global themes. While these...

Linux Kernel Security

Understanding Linux Kernel Security for Embedded Systems

Linux kernel embodies a strong security design including least privilege, memory protection, user isolation, and frameworks for adding stricter access controls. Best practices for securing...

WordPress Sign1 malware

WordPress Sign1 Malware Infects Over 39K Sites In 6 Months

Recent media reports have revealed a malicious malware campaign that has been active for the past six months. Reports claim that the WordPress Sign1 malware...

Ransomware

A(nother) Ransomware Saga with a Twist

The healthcare sector has once again found itself at the center of a storm. On February 21, Change Healthcare, a titan in healthcare support services,...

LockBit hacker sentenced

LockBit Hacker Sentenced To 4 Years Jail Plus Fined $860K

Recent reports about legal proceedings, a 34-year-old Russian-Canadian national, Mikhail Vasiliev, has been handed a sentence of almost four years in Canadian prison. Vasiliev’s involvement...

X.Org X Server Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

X.Org X Server Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

The X.Org X Server, a fundamental component of graphical user interfaces in Linux systems, recently encountered a series of vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could...

Linux Firewalls

Linux Firewalls: Enhancing Security with System Services and Network Protocols

For modern organizations, safeguarding your system against cyber threats is paramount. Linux, renowned for its robust security features, offers a plethora of firewall solutions to...

Notepad++ and Vnote Installers

Hackers Target Chinese With Notepad++ and Vnote Installers

In a recent revelation by cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky Labs, a concerning cyber threat has emerged targeting users of popular text editing software in China....

Several ImageMagick Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Several ImageMagick Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

ImageMagick, a popular image manipulation program and library, has been exposed to several vulnerabilities that could leave your system vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. In...

DarkGate Malware

DarkGate Malware Campaign Exploits Patched Microsoft Flaw

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) by Trend Micro uncovered a phishing campaign that exploited a patched Microsoft flaw to infect devices with DarkGate malware. CVE-2024-21412...

Chromium Vulnerabilities Addressed in Debian 12 "Bookworm"

Chromium Vulnerabilities Addressed in Debian 12 “Bookworm”

Chromium is the open-source browser project that powers popular browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Users of Chromium browsers on Debian 12 “Bookworm” should...

Python 2 .7 EOL

What Python 2.7 EOL Means for Developers and Organizations

Python 2.7 no longer receives official support from the Python Software Foundation (PSF), including bug fixes, security patches, or any other updates. Migrating from Python...

ChatGPT Plugin Security Vulnerabilities

ChatGPT Plugin Security Vulnerabilities Exploited By Hackers

In the realm of cybersecurity, constant vigilance is paramount as threat actors perpetually seek novel ways to exploit vulnerabilities. Recent research has shed light on...

Linux Kernel 6.8 Released: New Features and Hardware Support

Linux Kernel 6.8 Released: New Features and Hardware Support

Linus Torvalds recently announced the release of Linux kernel 6.8, the latest stable version of the Linux kernel. This update brings a plethora of new...

Proxmox QEMU

Maximizing Virtual Machine Efficiency with Proxmox QEMU Agent

The Proxmox QEMU agent is a daemon which is used to exchange information between the host and the guest. It provides functionalities like properly shutting...

Kubernetes RCE Vulnerability

Kubernetes RCE Vulnerability Allows Remote Code Execution

Tomer Peled, an Akamai cybersecurity security researcher, recently discovered a Kubernetes RCE vulnerability that allows threat actors to remotely execute code on Windows endpoints. Not...

Risk Compliance

Implementing Risk Compliance and Management in Linux Systems: A Practical Guide

Regular security audits and up-to-date patch management are essential for Linux compliance. User access control and robust network security are critical to safeguard Linux systems....

Evasive Panda Cyber Attacks

Evasive Panda Cyber Attacks: Threat Actor Targets Tibetans

Cybersecurity experts at ESET have come across a malicious campaign that targets Tibetans in many countries by leveraging the website of a religious gathering. Evasive...

Multiple BIND Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Multiple BIND Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

BIND, also known as Berkeley Internet Name Domain, is a widely used DNS server software that translates domain names into numerical IP addresses and vice...

PHP 7.4 EOL

PHP 7.4 EOL: Navigating Legacy System Challenges

After PHP 7.4 EOL, it is difficult to maintain PHP 7.4-based applications securely due to the increased risk of security breaches. Upgrading to newer PHP...

Python Snake info stealer

Python Snake Info Stealer Spreading Via Facebook Messages

As per recent reports, threat actors are increasingly leveraging Facebook messages to distribute the Python Snake Info Stealer malware. Researchers have noticed that threat actors...

Critical libgit2 Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Critical libgit2 Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

libgit2 is a portable, pure C implementation of the Git core methods library that allows you to use Git within your own software applications. Essentially,...

Cisco VPN Hijacking Flaw

Cisco VPN Hijacking Flaw In Secure Client Software Patched

In light of recent events, Cisco has released patches for two high-severity network vulnerabilities in its Secure Client. As per recent reports, vulnerabilities leading to...

Recent Node.js Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Recent Node.js Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Several vulnerabilities within Node.js were identified, posing a significant threat to Ubuntu systems. These vulnerabilities could enable attackers to execute arbitrary code on compromised systems,...

PHP EOL

Beyond PHP EOL: An Upgrade Dilemma

Extensive code rewrites for upgrading PHP impact operations and security. Extended Lifecycle Support provides patches and fixes for PHP EOL, enabling you to avoid extensive...

WordPress Brute-Force Attacks

WordPress Brute-Force Attacks: Sites Used As Staging Ground

In a recent discovery by Sucuri, a concerning trend has emerged involving brute-force attacks on WordPress sites through malicious JavaScript injections. These WordPress brute-force attacks...

Cyberattackers Exploit QEMU for Stealthy Network Tunneling

Cyberattackers Exploit QEMU for Stealthy Network Tunneling

In recent times, malicious actors have been found using innovative techniques to infiltrate systems and networks. One such development involves abusing the QEMU open-source hardware...

Iot Live Patching

IoT Live Patching Techniques: Securing a Future without Disruption

Live patching techniques for IoT devices have evolved significantly, driven by the need to enhance security and minimize operational disruptions. Automation in IoT live patching...

JetBrains TeamCity Vulnerability

CISA Adds JetBrains TeamCity Vulnerability To KEV Catalog

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has flagged a critical JetBrains TeamCity vulnerability, emphasizing the urgent need for users to take preventive measures....

OpenSSL Patching

OpenSSL Patching: A Comprehensive Guide for System Administrators

Timely patching of OpenSSL vulnerabilities is essential, as attackers often exploit unpatched systems. Implementing automated patching tools minimizes the risk of human errors and ensures...

Crypto Phishing Kit

Crypto Phishing Kit Impersonating Login Pages: Stay Informed

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, a fresh menace has emerged, targeting crypto enthusiasts through a sophisticated phishing kit. This crypto phishing kit, part of...

Ubuntu Responds to More libde265 Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Responds to More libde265 Vulnerabilities

Recently, the Ubuntu security team released updates aimed at mitigating libde265 vulnerabilities across several releases, including Ubuntu 23.10, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu...

SELinux

Demystifying SELinux: Understanding Mandatory Access Controls for Linux Security

In the realm of Linux security, one name stands out for its robustness and effectiveness: Security-Enhanced Linux. This powerful security mechanism, integrated into the Linux...

LiteSpeed Plugin Flaw

5M WordPress Websites At Risk Amid LiteSpeed Plugin Flaw

A highly sensitive flaw has been identified in the LiteSpeed plugin of WordPress, which has put as many as 5 million websites at risk. Uncovered...

Seven PHPmailer Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Seven PHPmailer Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

In the realm of web development, it is critical to make sure our applications are secure. Recently, the Ubuntu security team addressed a number of...

LockBit Ransomware resurgence

LockBit Ransomware Resurgence After Law Enforcement Takedown

LockBit ransomware, which has also been known as “ABCD,” has resurfaced on the dark web despite being dealt with strictly by the global law enforcement...

work in linux security

Join CloudLinux & TuxCare: Exciting Opportunities to Work in Linux Security

Are you passionate about technology and eager to make a significant impact in the world of Linux security, cybersecurity, or open-source software? Look no further!...

Multiple Redis Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Multiple Redis Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Redis is an open-source, in-memory data structure store, often referred to as a key-value store. It is used as a database, cache, and message broker....

PHP End of Life

Surviving PHP 7 End of Life: Best Practices for a Secure Transition

According to W3Techs.com, more than 50% of all the PHP websites still use PHP 7 versions. Each PHP release branch has three years of support:...

BlackCat Ransomware Healthcare Attack

Alert: FBI Warns Of BlackCat Ransomware Healthcare Attack

In recent months, a concerning trend has emerged within the healthcare sector: the resurgence of BlackCat ransomware attacks. The BlackCat ransomware healthcare attack has prompted...

TuxCare

TuxCare Debuts YouTube Series Focused on Linux and Cybersecurity

LinuxTalk with TuxCare series offers valuable insights surrounding malware, exploits and patch management   PALO ALTO, Calif. – March 11, 2024 – TuxCare, a global...

GNU binutils Vulnerabilities Addressed in EOL Ubuntu Systems

GNU binutils Vulnerabilities Addressed in EOL Ubuntu Systems

GNU binutils is a set of programming tools for creating and managing binary programs and object files on various computer architectures. It includes utilities like...

Security

Security Debt, or When Bugs Go Bad

Occasionally, the IT world is gripped by a resurgence of concern – sometimes a fleeting trend, other times a significant issue. Lately, the term “Security...

Windows Kernel Flaw

Lazarus Hacker Group Actively Exploiting Windows Kernel Flaw

The cybersecurity world is abuzz with the revelation of Lazarus Group’s exploitation of a critical vulnerability in Windows Kernel. The Windows Kernel flaw, targeting CVE-2024-21338,...

Embedded Linux Iot

Emerging Trends in Embedded Linux IoT Security

Mitigating potential vulnerabilities requires proactive measures due to the complexity of embedded Linux IoT devices The use of containerization and virtualization reduces the attack surface...

Avast FTC Fine

Avast FTC Fine: Antivirus Vendor Fined $16.5M For Data Sale

Avast, the famous antivirus software company, has been hit by a $16.5 million fine by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Avast FTC fine was...

New SSH-Snake Worm-Like Tool Threatens Network Security

New SSH-Snake Worm-Like Tool Threatens Network Security

The Sysdig Threat Research Team (TRT) discovered that a threat actor is leveraging an open-source network mapping tool called SSH-Snake for malicious activities. This tool...

KVM Operations

Streamlining KVM Operations: A Comprehensive Cheat Sheet

KVM offers several methods to manage virtual machines, including command-line tools and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) All logs related to KVM virtual machines are stored...

Russian Hackers Target Ukraine

Russian Hackers Target Ukraine Via A Disinformation Campaign

Disinformation campaigns play an important role in cyber warfare, and this is exactly what Russian hackers target Ukraine. After waging war on Ukraine on land,...

VMWare Urges Users to Uninstall EAP Immediately

VMWare Urges Users to Uninstall EAP Immediately

VMware has issued a no-patch advisory urging users to take swift action by removing the deprecated Enhanced Authentication Plug-in (EAP). EAP was deprecated nearly three...

credential hygiene

Poor Credential Hygiene

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

Android Linux Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities

Android Linux Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities: Protect Devices Today!

Recent cybersecurity research has unveiled critical vulnerabilities in open-source Wi-Fi software, impacting a wide range of devices, including Android smartphones, Linux systems, and ChromeOS devices....

ACLs

Insufficient ACLs on Network Shares and Services

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

SNS Sender Script Used for Bulk Smishing Attacks

SNS Sender Script Used for Bulk Smishing Attacks

A new threat has emerged in the form of a Python script called SNS Sender, which malicious actors are utilizing to send bulk smishing messages...

AWS SNS Bulk Smishing

AWS SNS Bulk Smishing: Protect Systems From Exploitation

In recent cybersecurity developments, a malevolent Python script named SNS Sender has surfaced as a tool for threat actors to conduct bulk smishing attacks by...

Ubuntu 18.04 Security Updates for Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu 18.04 Security Updates for Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

Recently, Ubuntu has rolled out security updates addressing several Linux kernel vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 18.04. In this article, we will delve into the specifics of...

LockBit ransomware bounty

LockBit Ransomware Bounty: US Offers $15 Million In Reward

In a landscape where cyber threats loom large, the hunt for cybercriminals intensifies. Today, we’re turning the spotlight on LockBit ransomware attacks and the unprecedented...

patch management for QEMU

The Importance of Timely Patch Management for QEMU in Linux

Neglecting patch management for QEMU poses serious risks, including data breaches, privilege escalations, and compliance violations Timely deployment of security patches is crucial for mitigating...

Deepfakes Malware Attacks

Deepfakes Malware Attacks: GoldFactory’s Advanced Tactics

In the ever-evolving landscape of mobile Deepfakes malware attacks, a notorious threat actor named GoldFactory has surfaced, leaving a trail of highly sophisticated banking trojans...

Ivanti Pulse Secure Found Using End of Life CentOS 6 OS

Ivanti Pulse Secure Found Using End of Life CentOS 6 OS

Ivanti Pulse Secure VPN appliances have recently been a target of several sophisticated attacks, highlighting the ongoing challenges in safeguarding critical IT infrastructure like network...

Care Model

Unleashing the Power of Outcome-Driven Cybersecurity: The CARE Model and Live Patching

As a CIO, security officer, or compliance officer, have you adopted the CARE model yet? In your role, you understand the importance of cybersecurity. You’ve...

Debian 12.5 Arrived with 42 Security Updates and 68 Bug Fixes

Debian 12.5 Arrived with 42 Security Updates and 68 Bug Fixes

On February 10th, 2024, the Debian Project unveiled Debian 12.5, the fourth ISO update to the ongoing Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” series. This release, which...

Lockbit

Locking Up Lockbit: The Fall of a Ransomware Cartel

As of the time I’m writing this, earlier this week a cybersecurity bombshell story just broke that, for once, is actually a positive turn of...

SmartScreen Vulnerability Exploited To Target Traders

A cybersecurity firm has recently detected a flaw in the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen and is terming it a zero-day threat. The target devices are infected...

Several OpenJDK Vulnerabilities Fixed

Several OpenJDK Vulnerabilities Fixed

Recently, several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the OpenJDK Java runtime, which may result in side channel attacks, leaking of sensitive data to log files,...

MFA

Weak or Misconfigured Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Methods

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

Bumblebee Malware Targets US Businesses With New Methods

A recent report revealed that, four months after its sudden disappearance, the notorious Bumblebee malware has emerged once again with different US-based organizations as its...

Roundcube Webmail Vulnerability Under Exploitation, Patch Now

Roundcube Webmail Vulnerability Under Exploitation, Patch Now

Recently, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added a Roundcube webmail vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. Tracked as CVE-2023-43770, this...

I Want To Update But Have No Package

  -You want to fix your supply chain vulnerability, but have no update available for your environment -Maintaining open-source packages is mostly done on a...

US State Government Network Breach: Ex-Employee Logins Used

In a recent disclosure by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a state government organization fell victim to a cyber breach facilitated by...

Threat protection

What is Advanced Threat Protection and How to Use It in Your Business

As businesses accelerate their digital initiatives, the shadow of cybersecurity threats grows. Every advancement brings new challenges—is your Google account hacked? Are covert malware campaigns...

Coyote Trojan

Alert: Coyote Trojan Strike Compromises 61 Brazilian Banks

Financial cyberattacks pose a significant threat to the stability of global economies and the security of financial institutions. In a recent cybersecurity development, a staggering...

Multiple Race Condition Vulnerabilities Fixed in the Linux Kernel

Multiple Race Condition Vulnerabilities Fixed in the Linux Kernel

A race condition vulnerability usually occurs in concurrent or multi-threaded programs where multiple processes or threads access shared resources without proper synchronization. Unpredictable outcomes like...

CentOS 7

Optimizing CentOS 7 for Virtual Machine Performance: A Comprehensive Guide

CentOS 7 optimization is essential for running virtual machines efficiently, especially as its end-of-life date approaches, which will necessitate security updates, kernel tuning, and resource...

Volt Typhoon

Volt Typhoon Malware: US Critical Infrastructure Breached

In a recent revelation, the U.S. government disclosed that the Chinese state-sponsored hacking group, Volt Typhoon has surreptitiously infiltrated critical infrastructure networks within the country...

Multiple FreeImage Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple FreeImage Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in FreeImage, an open-source support library for graphic image formats. These vulnerabilities, when left unaddressed, could potentially lead to denial of...

CentOS Stream 8

Alternative Operating Systems to Consider Post CentOS Stream 8 EOL

The nearing CentOS Stream 8 EOL on May 31st, 2024, left many users and organizations scrambling for alternatives Users can either migrate to alternative Linux...

Zardoor Backdoor

Zardoor Backdoor Alert: Threat Actors Target Islamic Charity

In recent cyber threat intelligence developments, an unnamed Islamic non-profit organization based in Saudi Arabia has fallen victim to a covert cyber-espionage campaign employing a...

High-Severity Squid Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

High-Severity Squid Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Squid is a powerful tool for caching proxy for the web, but like any software, it is not immune to vulnerabilities. Several security vulnerabilities have...

Integrating AlmaLinux

Integrating AlmaLinux with Existing Enterprise Systems

Will your critical applications run smoothly on AlmaLinux? It’s important to test them beforehand. Integrating AlmaLinux requires a comprehensive strategy to address potential issues and...

MoqHao Evolution

MoqHao Evolution Poses Immense Threat to Android Users

Cybersecurity threat experts have recently discovered a new variant of the malware named XLoader, commonly known as MoqHao, that has the ability to automatically infect...

Several libde265 Vulnerabilities Patched: What You Need to Know

Several libde265 Vulnerabilities Patched: What You Need to Know

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libde265, an Open H.265 video codec implementation. These vulnerabilities could result in denial of service and potentially the execution of...

code execution

Unrestricted Code Execution

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

FortiGate Flaw

FortiGate Flaw: Threat Actors Breach Dutch Military Network

In a recent revelation, the Dutch Ministry of Defence disclosed a concerning breach in its internal computer network, orchestrated by Chinese state-sponsored hackers. The network...

Cloudflare Breached

Cloudflare Breached: Credentials Used For Malicious Access

In a recent revelation, Cloudflare, a prominent networking giant, disclosed a security breach that occurred in late November, where threat actors exploit stolen passwords to...

Critical PixieFail Vulnerabilities Lead to RCE and DoS Attacks

Critical PixieFail Vulnerabilities Lead to RCE and DoS Attacks

A set of critical security vulnerabilities has been found in the TCP/IP network protocol stack of an open-source reference implementation of the Unified Extensible Firmware...

iptables vs nftables

iptables vs nftables in Linux: What is The Difference?

nftables provides a simpler, more efficient alternative to iptables, with unified IPv4/IPv6 handling. Features like rule tracing and multi-action rules in nftables enhance network management....

Juniper Networks OS Update

Juniper Networks OS Update Released Amid High Severity Flaws

In response to pressing security concerns, Juniper Networks has swiftly deployed out-of-band updates aimed at mitigating two high-severity vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities, identified as CVE-2024-21619 and...

New Malware in Exploits Targeting Ivanti Vulnerabilities

New Malware in Exploits Targeting Ivanti Vulnerabilities

Google-owned Mandiant has uncovered a new malware exploiting vulnerabilities in Ivanti Connect Secure VPN and Policy Secure devices. These malwares have been utilized by several...

days

0-days, n-days, too many days

A software vendor, a threat actor, and a bug bounty hunter walk into a bar. The bug bounty hunter goes “have you guys heard about...

Commando Cat

Commando Cat Attacks: Protect Exposed Docker APIs Today

Exposed Docker API risks pose significant security threats to organizations utilizing container technology. In recent months, a sophisticated crypto jacking operation dubbed Commando Cat has...

FritzFrog Botnet Strikes Back Exploiting Log4Shell Vulnerability

FritzFrog Botnet Strikes Back Exploiting Log4Shell Vulnerability

A new variant of the sophisticated botnet “FritzFrog” has emerged, leveraging the Log4Shell vulnerability for propagation. Despite more than two years passing since the Log4j...

IoT live Patching

Future of IoT Live Patching: What to Expect in Cybersecurity

Unpatched devices often have known security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers IoT live patching keeps devices online and operational even during security updates,...

RunC Flaw Exploits

RunC Flaw Exploits: Prevent Hackers From Gaining Host Access

In recent developments, security researchers have unveiled a series of high-severity vulnerabilities, collectively named ‘Leaky Vessels,’ or the RunC flaw exploits impacting key container infrastructure...

GitLab Security Release Fixes Critical File Overwrite Vulnerability

GitLab Security Release Fixes Critical File Overwrite Vulnerability

GitLab has recently released important patches to fix a critical security vulnerability affecting both its Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). The flaw, identified...

CentOS 7 EOL

Navigating the CentOS 7 EOL Migration Minefield: Strategies for a Smooth Transition

Facing CentOS 7 end of life (EOL), organizations must migrate to new Linux distributions, requiring strategic planning to avoid disruptions and security risks. Migration involves...

ChatGPT Privacy Violation

ChatGPT Privacy Violation: Italian Regulator Issues Warning

In recent developments, the Italian data protection regulators have raised concerns regarding some privacy issues with ChatGPT, specifically the compliance of OpenAI’s ChatGPT with local...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (February 5 th- February 8th, 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

DNC Breach Threat Actors

DNC Breach Threat Actors Involved In HP Enterprise Hack

In the realm of cybersecurity, recent events have once again brought attention to the persistent and evolving cyber-attack on organizations worldwide. One such incident involves...

New Glibc Flaw Allows Full Root Access on Major Linux Distros

As a fundamental element of nearly every Linux-based system, the GNU C Library, or glibc, acts as a core library connecting applications with the Linux...

Navigating the EOL of PHP 8.0: Immediate Actions and Long-Term Strategies

Since PHP 8.0 reached its end of life in November 2023, organizations have been facing significant security and operational risks due to the lack of...

Malicious Google Ads

Malicious Google Ads Targeting Chinese Users – Stay Informed

Online scams through Google ads continue to pose a significant threat to internet users worldwide. Malicious actors continuously evolve their strategies to exploit vulnerabilities and...

Firefox 122 Released with 15 Security Fixes

Firefox 122 Released with 15 Security Fixes

Mozilla released the new version of its popular browser, Firefox 122, on January 23, 2024. It came 1 month and 5 days after the previous...

Enterprise Live Patching Services

Streamlining Cybersecurity with Enterprise Live Patching Services

  Enterprise live patching services are essential in proactive cybersecurity strategies. There is no need to reboot the system when using the live patching method....

APT29 Espionage Attacks

APT29 Espionage Attacks: Microsoft Issues Urgent Warning

In a recent announcement, Microsoft issued a warning regarding the increasing activities of APT29, a Russian state-sponsored cyber threat group. This group, notorious for its...

Konni RAT malware attack

Konni RAT Malware Attack: Russian Govt. Software Backdoor

In a recent revelation, German cybersecurity firm DCSO has uncovered the Konni RAT malware attack, which involves the deployment of a Remote Access Trojan. The...

Ubuntu Kernel Updates Patch Multiple Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Kernel Updates Patch Multiple Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

The Ubuntu security team has recently released Ubuntu kernel updates to address several high-severity Linux kernel vulnerabilities. The affected operating systems include Ubuntu 22.04 LTS,...

Navigating the Complexities of Linux Security: A Comprehensive Guide

Linux Security Is Multifaceted: Effective Linux security encompasses user management, network design, and consistent system updates to safeguard against threats. User Management Is Crucial: Properly...

TrickBot Mastermind Served With 5-Year Prison Sentence

Russian cybercriminals are known for their sophisticated tactics and global reach. In recent news, a significant development has shed light on the consequences of cybercriminal...

Mitigate Ivanti Vulnerabilities: CISA Issues Emergency Directive

Mitigate Ivanti Vulnerabilities: CISA Issues Emergency Directive

In recent times, the cybersecurity landscape has witnessed a surge in threats targeting Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure solutions. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure...

QEMU

Comparing QEMU with Other Linux Virtualization Technologies

QEMU stands out for its ability to emulate various CPU architectures, making it an essential tool for developers and testers.  While QEMU operates on software-based...

Jenkins Vulnerabilities

Alert: Jenkins Vulnerabilities Open Servers To RCE Attacks

Jenkins, an influential Java-based open-source automation platform celebrated for its extensive plugin ecosystem and continuous integration capabilities, recently unveiled a series of vulnerabilities in its...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (January 29- February 1st, 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

COLDRIVER Custom Malware: Hackers Evolve Attack Tactics

In recent cybersecurity developments, the COLDRIVER custom malware. A notorious hacking group, COLDRIVER, has taken its attack tactics to a new level, deploying a custom...

CISA and FBI Warn of AndroxGh0st Malware Threat

CISA and FBI Warn of AndroxGh0st Malware Threat

CISA and FBI have jointly issued a warning about the threat posed by AndroxGh0st malware, emphasizing its use in establishing a botnet for “victim identification...

Enterprise Live Patching Services

Trends and Innovations in Enterprise Live Patching Services for Cybersecurity

Live patching plays a vital role in helping enterprises stay secure   Live patching is becoming crucial for maintaining compliance with various data privacy standards...

GitHub Vulnerability: Key Rotation Amid High-Severity Threat

In recent developments, GitHub, a Microsoft-owned subsidiary, has taken proactive measures to address a security vulnerability potentially exposing credentials within production containers. In this article,...

Unraveling the Threat of New Docker Malware Campaign

Unraveling the Threat of New Docker Malware Campaign

In recent times, Docker services have become a focal point for malicious actors seeking innovative ways to monetize their exploits. A recent discovery by cloud...

Enterprise Support for AlmaLinux

Navigating TuxCare’s Enterprise Support for AlmaLinux

Get an additional 6 years of lifecycle support after the standard 10-year lifecycle   Includes automated live patching tools (KernelCare Enterprise and LibCare)   Enterprise-grade...

Threat Actors Using Adult Games To Launch Remcos RAT Attack

In a recent cyber threat development, the notorious Remcos RAT attack has shifted its focus towards South Korean users, leveraging files shared on the Webhards...

Ubuntu 22.04 Kernel Updated to Linux Kernel 6.5

Ubuntu 22.04 Kernel Updated to Linux Kernel 6.5

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS was first released on 21 April 2021 and is supported until April 2027. The latest version of this long-term support release (5...

System

Bypass of System Access Controls

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

Balada Injector Malware Compromises 7,000+ WordPress Sites

Threat actors have recently used the Balada injector malware to exploit a plugin vulnerability, leading to the compromise of more than 7,000 WordPress sites. Recent...

CISA Mandates Urgent Patching for Citrix NetScaler Vulnerabilities

CISA Mandates Urgent Patching for Citrix NetScaler Vulnerabilities

In a recent move to bolster cybersecurity defenses, CISA has issued a directive to U.S. federal agencies to urgently secure their systems against three newly...

Cybersecurity in review

Cybersecurity in Review: The Alarming Trend of Unsupported Systems

Quick question: when is it ok to run a networked system without updates?  If the answer takes more than 1 second and is anything other...

Inferno Drainer Malware Steals $87M By Posing As Coinbase

In a startling cybercrime saga that unfolded between November 2022 and November 2023, the notorious Inferno Drainer, operating under a scam-as-a-service model, managed to amass...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (January 22- January 25, 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

Cisco Vulnerability Fix

Cisco Vulnerability Fix: Protection From High-Risk Threats

In recent developments, Cisco has taken swift action to address a critical security flaw impacting Unity Connection, a vulnerability marked as CVE-2024-20272, with a concerning...

TuxCare

TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 7 Offers Unmatched Security, Compliance, and Migration Guidance

New CentOS 7 ELS Complete tier of service from TuxCare is set to make CentOS 7 end of a life a non-event when it takes...

Linux Kernel 6.7 Released with Various Security Improvements

Linux Kernel 6.7 Released with Various Security Improvements

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel 6.7 on January 7, 2024, featuring various improvements and new features. One major addition is the bcachefs...

AI Supply Chain

The AI Supply Chain Is Not Impervious

AI was the leading story of 2023 – to provide some context, ChatGPT became Wikipedia’s most viewed article of 2023 – and it has been...

GitHub Exploit

GitHub Exploit: Safeguard Networks From Malicious Activities

In the ever-evolving realm of cybersecurity threats, GitHub, a widely embraced collaborative coding and version control platform, has become a prime target for cybercriminals and...

Multiple Go Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple Go Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Go is an open-source programming language that has gained popularity for efficiency and simplicity. However, as with any software, vulnerabilities can lurk within its libraries...

administrator

Improper Separation of User/Administrator Privilege in Cybersecurity

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

FBot Hacking

Python FBot Hacking: Cloud and SaaS Platforms Targeted

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, a recent revelation has come to light – the emergence of a new Python-based hacking tool. Malicious activities initiated...

Ubuntu Fixed High-Severity QEMU Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Fixed High-Severity QEMU Vulnerabilities

QEMU is a widely used open-source emulator for running multiple operating systems within a virtual machine. However, recent discoveries by the Ubuntu security team have...

BYOD Policy

How to make the best company-wide BYOD Policy

Flexible, remote, and hybrid working models have been in the business environment for quite some time now, and the recent health crisis has made it...

FTC Outlogic Ban

FTC Outlogic Ban: Broker Stopped From Selling Location Data

In a groundbreaking move, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken decisive action against data broker Outlogic, formerly known as X-Mode Social. Recently, the...

CISA Adds 6 Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog

CISA Adds 6 Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a stark warning for organizations nationwide, adding six critical vulnerabilities to its “Known Exploited Vulnerabilities” (KEV)...

Cybersecurity

Lack of Network Segmentation in Cybersecurity

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

Mirai NoaBot

Mirai NoaBot: Protect Servers From Crypto Mining Threats

In recent cybersecurity developments, a novel Mirai-based botnet known as Mirai NoaBot has emerged, posing a significant threat to Linux servers since the start of...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (January 15- January 18, 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

Orange Spain outage

Orange Spain Outage: BGP Traffic Hijacked by Threat Actor

In a recent cybersecurity incident, Orange Spain faced a significant internet outage on January 3, 2024. A threat actor, going by the name ‘Snow,’ exploited...

Debian 10 EOL

Navigating the Debian 10 EOL: A Guide to the Future

Debian 10’s End of Life (EOL) highlights the critical need for upgrading to maintain security and compatibility. Upgrading from Debian 10 involves balancing hardware compatibility,...

HealthEC Data Breach Impacts 4.5 Million Patients

HealthEC Data Breach Impacts 4.5 Million Patients

In the evolving landscape of healthcare cybersecurity, the recent data breach at HealthEC LLC has sent shockwaves through the industry, affecting nearly 4.5 million individuals...

Orange Spain outage

JinxLoader Malware: Next-Stage Payload Threats Revealed

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, a recent discovery by Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 and Symantec sheds light on a new Go-based malware loader...

3 Malicious PyPI Packages Hide CoinMiner on Linux Devices

3 Malicious PyPI Packages Hide CoinMiner on Linux Devices

In a recent cybersecurity revelation, the Python Package Index (PyPI) has fallen victim to the infiltration of three malicious packages: modularseven, driftme, and catme. These...

Supply Chain Attack

Supply Chain Attack Methodologies – It’s the Installer Now

”Supply chain attack” encompasses many different forms of attacks and exploits Yet another type was recently uncovered – malicious behavior in properly signed installers While...

SMTP Smuggling

SMTP Smuggling: Hackers Exploit New Flaw For Spoof Emails

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats via email, a novel exploitation technique has emerged – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol – SMTP smuggling. This method,...

Ubuntu Security Updates Addressed Node.js Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Updates Addressed Node.js Vulnerabilities

The Ubuntu security team has recently addressed several vulnerabilities affecting Node.js packages in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. These vulnerabilities were initially found in OpenSSL. As the...

CentOS Stream 8

Understanding the Impact of CentOS Stream 8 EOL on Enterprise Environments

CentOS Stream 8 will reach the end of life on May 31, 2024 Using CentOS Stream 8 after EOL could lead to security and compliance...

Ukrainian Telecom Giant Attack

Russian Hackers Orchestrate Ukrainian Telecom Giant Attack

In a recent revelation by Ukraine’s top cyber official, Illia Vitiuk, it has been unveiled that the cyberattack on Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest telecom operator, had...

Critical Linux Security Updates for Debian 12 and Debian 11

Critical Linux Security Updates for Debian 12 and Debian 11

In the dynamic realm of cybersecurity, staying ahead of potential threats is crucial for maintaining a secure computing environment. For Debian GNU/Linux users, keeping the...

Network Monitoring

Insufficient Internal Network Monitoring in Cybersecurity

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

New DLL Variant

Alert: New DLL Variant Used For Malicious Code Execution

Recent research findings have brought to light a new DLL variant pertaining to search order hijacking techniques. As per recent reports, this dynamic link library...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (January 8- January 11, 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

Cloud Atlas Phishing Attacks: Russian Companies Beware

The landscape of cybersecurity threats 2024 presents unprecedented challenges, requiring a proactive and adaptive approach to safeguard digital ecosystems. This brings us to a recent...

Google Cloud Patched Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Google Cloud Patched Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Recently, Google Cloud addressed a medium-severity security vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by attackers with access to a Kubernetes cluster. This flaw, discovered and...

Node.js

“Everything” and the Node.js kitchen sink too

*The Supply Chain is vulnerable at all levels, from the code to the distribution *Node.js repository was effectively locked after a developer uploaded a malicious...

Microsoft Malware Attacks

MSIX App Installer Disabled Amid Microsoft Malware Attacks

In a recent announcement, Microsoft disclosed its decision to once again disable the ms-appinstaller protocol handler by default amid the Microsoft malware attacks. They took...

ESO Solutions Healthcare Data Breach Impacts 2.7 Million

ESO Solutions Healthcare Data Breach Impacts 2.7 Million

Data breaches are a major concern in the ever-evolving landscape of digital healthcare. One recent incident that has come to light involves ESO Solutions, a...

IoT live Patching

Staying Secure with IoT Live Patching: A Game-Changing Strategy

Live patching does not necessitate rebooting IoT devices, enabling patching without disruptions KernelCare IoT is an affordable option for automated live patching of connected devices...

Nim-Based Malware

Nim-Based Malware Alert: Decoy Word Docs Unleashes Threats

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, a recent phishing campaign has surfaced. This Nim-based malware employs decoy Microsoft Word documents to deliver a backdoor...

Attackers Targeting Poorly Managed Linux SSH Servers

Attackers Targeting Poorly Managed Linux SSH Servers

In recent times, Linux SSH servers have become a prime target for attackers aiming to compromise security and exploit vulnerabilities for malicious activities. This article...

Embedded Linux IoT

Embedded Linux IoT Security: Defending Against Cyber Threats

Embedded systems are vulnerable to network-based attacks. Containers provide an added layer of security to embedded systems. Hardware security modules can be used to protect...

Barracuda zero-day flaw

Alert: Chinese Threat Actors Exploit Barracuda Zero-Day Flaw

In recent developments, Barracuda, a prominent network and email cybersecurity firm, has been grappling with a zero-day vulnerability. The vulnerability has been identified as CVE-2023-7102...

Debian and Ubuntu Fixed OpenSSH Vulnerabilities

Debian and Ubuntu Fixed OpenSSH Vulnerabilities

Debian and Ubuntu have released security updates for their respective OS versions, addressing five flaws discovered in the openssh package. In this article, we will...

Cybersecurity

Default Configurations of Software and Applications in Cybersecurity

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

Alert: Carbanak Malware Strikes Again With Updated Tactics

Alert: Carbanak Malware Strikes Again With Updated Tactics

Recent reports have highlighted the return of the Carbanak Malware. As per the reports, it’s a banking malware used in ransomware attacks that leverages updated...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (January 1- January 4 , 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

JavaScript Malware

JavaScript Malware: 50,000+ Bank Users at Risk Worldwide

In a disconcerting revelation, a newly identified strain of JavaScript malware has set its sights on compromising online banking accounts, orchestrating a widespread campaign impacting...

Security Vulnerabilities Addressed in Firefox 121

Security Vulnerabilities Addressed in Firefox 121

In its latest stride towards user security, Mozilla has rolled out Firefox 121, bringing along a slew of crucial updates to address 18 vulnerabilities, five...

KVM Hypervisor

The Power of the KVM Hypervisor: A Detailed Analysis

The need for virtualization is crucial in many corporate systems, as it offers significant savings in both financial and energy resources. Consequently, advancing in this...

LONEPAGE Malware

WinRAR Flaw: LONEPAGE Malware Strikes Ukrainian Firms

In the realm of cybersecurity, vigilance is paramount, and recent developments reveal a persistent threat facing Ukrainian entities. In mid-2023, the Ukrainian CERT issued advisory...

Understanding the Terrapin Attack: A New Threat to OpenSSH

Understanding the Terrapin Attack: A New Threat to OpenSSH

Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum have discovered a new threat to OpenSSH security known as the Terrapin attack. This sophisticated attack manipulates sequence numbers during...

end of life of CentOS 7

What Does the End-of-Life of CentOS 7 Mean? A Breakdown of Your Options

As CentOS 7 approaches its end of life (EOL), it’s crucial for users and administrators to understand the implications of this transition. The EOL of...

JaskaGo Malware

Alert: JaskaGo Malware Targets Windows And macOS Systems

AT&T Alien Labs has recently discovered an information stealer called the JaskaGo malware. Threats arising from the cross-platform malware are highly severe as it can...

Ubuntu 23.04 End of Life is Near: Upgrade to Ubuntu 23.10

Ubuntu 23.04 End of Life is Near: Upgrade to Ubuntu 23.10

Canonical has officially marked the end-of-life date for Ubuntu 23.04, also known as “Lunar Lobster,” as January 25, 2024. As the sun sets on this...

Cybersecurity

Poor Patch Management in Cybersecurity

This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue...

Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability, WebRTC Framework, Google Chrome Security, Cybersecurity Threats 2023, CVE-2023-7024, Browser Security, Threat Analysis Group (TAG), Browser Exploits, Web Security Best Practices, Cyber Attacks on Browsers

Alert: New Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited

Google, in light of recent events, has launched a critical update for a high-severity Chrome zero-day vulnerability. As per recent reports, Google claims that the...

Insights from CISA HPH Sector Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

Insights from CISA HPH Sector Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

In an ever-evolving digital landscape, the healthcare and public health (HPH) sector faces increasing cybersecurity challenges. The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)...

Hacked site

8 Essential Steps to Recover a Hacked Website

When you find out your website is hacked, it’s understandable that you’d begin to panic. But it’s much better to plan and take action immediately...

MS Excel Vulnerability

MS Excel Vulnerability Exploited To Distribute Agent Tesla

Threat actors with malicious intent have now been exploiting an old MS Excel vulnerability as part of their phishing campaign. The aim of such exploits...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (December 25- December 28 , 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

Microsoft Storm-1152 Crackdown

Microsoft Storm-1152 Crackdown: Stopping Threat Actors

In a significant stride against cybercrime, Microsoft has declared victory in dismantling cybercrime operations of Storm-1152. This group, a major player in the cybercrime-as-a-service (CaaS)...

Debian 12.4 Arrived with 65 Security Updates and 94 Bug Fixes

Debian 12.4 Arrived with 65 Security Updates and 94 Bug Fixes

The third ISO update to the current stable Debian 12 series, Debian 12.4, has arrived superseding Debian 12.3. Debian 12.3 was delayed due to an...

pfSense Vulnerabilities

Securing Networks: Addressing pfSense Vulnerabilities

In recent findings by Sonar, critical security vulnerabilities have emerged within the widely-used open-source Netgate pfSense firewall solution, potentially exposing susceptible appliances to unauthorized command...

Above 30% Apps at Risk with Vulnerable Log4j Versions

Above 30% Apps at Risk with Vulnerable Log4j Versions

An alarming 38% of applications that use the Apache Log4j library use the versions susceptible to security vulnerabilities. One of them is a critical vulnerability,...

IoT live Patching

Importance of IoT Live Patching: Protecting Your Connected Devices

The conventional patching method necessitates a reboot. Live patching eliminates the need to reboot the system. KernelCare IoT automates patching for Linux-based IoT devices.  ...

Kyivstar Cyber Attack: Ukraine Telecom Operator Paralyzed

Kyivstar Cyber Attack: Ukraine Telecom Operator Paralyzed

Ukraine’s largest telecom operator, Kyivstar, was recently shut down after falling prey to a cyberattack. The Kyivstar cyber attack left millions of Ukrainians without access...

SLAM Attack: New Vulnerability Targets Intel, AMD, Arm CPUs

SLAM Attack: New Vulnerability Targets Intel, AMD, Arm CPUs

In a groundbreaking revelation, researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have uncovered a formidable side-channel attack known as SLAM, posing a serious threat to the security...

LogoFAIL Attacks

UEFI Failing: What to Know About LogoFAIL Attacks

Multiple UEFI vulnerabilities can lead to Linux, Windows, and Mac exploits LogoFAIL persists across operating system reinstallations It also extends the supply chain risks to...

Ledger Supply Chain Breach

Ledger Supply Chain Breach: $600,000 Theft Unveiled

Recent events have brought to light the Ledger supply chain breach, a cybercrime incident that led to the theft of $600,000 in virtual assets. For...

Ubuntu Security Updates Fixed Vim Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Updates Fixed Vim Vulnerabilities

Vim, a powerful and widely used text editor, has recently come under scrutiny due to several vulnerabilities that could potentially compromise system security. In this...

IoT

The Intersection of IoT and Financial Security: Expert Tips for Protection

Sophisticated Internet of Things (IoT) technologies transformed the cybersecurity systems in financial services. They’re continuously evolving and improving. Take credit cards as an example—commercial banks...

GambleForce Attacks

GambleForce Attacks: APAC Firms Targeted With SQL Injections

In light of recent GambleForce attacks, a new threat actor has emerged, targeting more than 20 organizations across the Asia-Pacific region. The hacker group is...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (December 18- December 21 , 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

Bitzlato Founder Money Laundering Cryptocurrency Scandal

Bitzlato Founder Money Laundering Cryptocurrency Scandal

In a significant development, Anatoly Legkodymov, the Russian founder of the now-defunct Bitzlato cryptocurrency exchange, has recently pleaded guilty to charges related to operating an...

Latest Android Security Updates: December 2023 Highlights

Navigating the Latest Android Security Updates: December 2023 Highlights

In the fast-paced world of mobile technology, ensuring the security of our devices is paramount. Google, the company behind the Android operating system, has recently...

QEMU Emulation

Understanding QEMU’s Role in Linux System Emulation Security

QEMU is mostly used for system-level virtualization and emulation.   QEMU operates in both user mode and system mode.   Automate patching with the QEMUCare...

Bluetooth vulnerability risks

Shield Your Device: Mitigating Bluetooth Vulnerability Risks

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, a significant Bluetooth security flaw has emerged, posing a threat to devices operating on Android, Linux, macOS, and iOS....

Krasue RAT Malware: A New Threat to Linux Systems

Krasue RAT Malware: A New Threat to Linux Systems

In the field of cybersecurity, a potent and covert threat called Krasue has surfaced. This remote access trojan has been silently infiltrating Linux systems, primarily...

Python 3.7 end of life

Coping with Python 3.7 End of Life: A Guide for Developers

Python 3.7 reached end of life on June 27, 2023   The current newest Python major release is Python 3.12   Running end-of-life software poses...

COLDRIVER Credential Theft

Microsoft Alert: COLDRIVER Credential Theft Rising Again

In a recent Microsoft security alert, the notorious threat actor known as COLDRIVER has escalated its credential theft activities, targeting entities strategically significant to Russia....

CISA Reports ColdFusion Flaw Exploitation in Federal Agency

CISA Reports Adobe ColdFusion Flaw Exploitation in Federal Agency

In this dynamic field of cybersecurity, one persistent threat continues to loom over businesses that use Adobe’s ColdFusion application. Despite a patch released in March,...

Cloud Repatriation

What Is Cloud Repatriation and Why Are Businesses Doing It?

As many as 70 to 80 percent of companies are moving at least part of their data back from the public cloud every year. At...

Sierra Flaws Cyber Attack

Sierra Flaws Cyber Attack: Router Vulnerabilities Unveiled

In a recent scrutiny of Sierra wireless routers, Forescout’s Vedere Labs uncovered 21 novel vulnerabilities that, though relatively straightforward to exploit, pose historical challenges for...

Ubuntu Linux Kernel Updates Fixed Several Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Linux Kernel Updates Fixed Several Vulnerabilities

The recent Ubuntu Linux Kernel security updates have fixed several vulnerabilities found in the Linux kernel. These updates are available for Ubuntu 23.04 and Ubuntu...

kernel patching

Debunking Myths About Linux Kernel Patching

Automated tools simplify the Linux kernel patching process.   Most distributions provide patches through system updates.   Live patching eliminates the need to reboot the...

Code Execution Update

Code Execution Update: Improve WordPress Security

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital security, WordPress has recently released a critical code execution update, version 6.4.2, addressing a potential threat that could jeopardize...

Blog Wrap up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (December 11- December 14 , 2023)

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Chrome Exploits Patched

Chrome Exploits Patched To Secure Your Browsing

In a bid to fortify the security of its Chrome browser, Google has swiftly addressed seven vulnerabilities, with one particularly menacing zero-day exploit. This critical...

Patch Tuesday: Intel and AMD Disclose 130+ Vulnerabilities

Patch Tuesday: Intel and AMD Disclose 130+ Vulnerabilities

In the cybersecurity world, the second Tuesday of every month is a significant date marked by the release of security updates known as Patch Tuesday....

Financial

Beyond the Hyperbole: A Realistic Look at the Financial Payout of Ransomware

Discussions about cybersecurity often unfold amidst grandiose and alarming narratives: ‘high impact,’ ‘critical,’ ‘most dangerous vulnerability‘ – phrases designed to catch headlines. The conversation floats...

US Sanctions Sinbad Mixer

US Sanctions Sinbad Mixer: Disrupting Threats Unveiled

The U.S. Treasury Department recently took a significant step in the ongoing battle against cybercrime by imposing sanctions on Sinbad. It’s a virtual currency mixer...

Critical ownCloud Vulnerabilities Require Urgent Patching

Critical ownCloud Vulnerabilities Require Urgent Patching

Recently, ownCloud, a renowned open-source file-sharing software, disclosed three critical security vulnerabilities that demand immediate attention. This article delves into the specifics of these vulnerabilities...

Python 2 EOL

Python 2 EOL: Coping with Legacy System Challenges

Python 2 was officially maintained and supported until January 1, 2020.   The system becomes highly vulnerable without Python 2 security updates.   TuxCare’s ELS...

CACTUS Qlik Ransomware

CACTUS Qlik Ransomware: Vulnerabilities Exploited

A cyberattack campaign dubbed the CACTUS Qlik Ransomware has become prominent in ransomware attacks on BI systems. Researchers have warned of threat actors exploiting three...

LogoFAIL Attack: A Deep Dive into UEFI Vulnerabilities

LogoFAIL Attack: A Deep Dive into UEFI Vulnerabilities

A new threat has emerged, sending shockwaves through the cybersecurity industry – the LogoFAIL attack. This vulnerability targets the image-parsing components within the UEFI code,...

SBOM

Understanding SBOMs

In recent years, the adoption of open-source software in development has surged, now comprising up to 90% of what’s built. Its popularity among companies globally...

Lazarus Cryptocurrency Hacks

Lazarus Cryptocurrency Hacks Estimated To Be $3 Billion

Threat actors from North Korea have been increasingly targeting the cryptocurrency sector since 2017 as a source of generating revenue.  Reports have claimed that the...

Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Addressed in EOL Ubuntu Systems

Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Addressed in EOL Ubuntu Systems

The year 2023 is coming near to end and by far, 271 vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel. Recently, the three end-of-life Ubuntu...

Proxmox QEMU Agent

Harnessing the Proxmox QEMU Agent for Optimized Virtualization

Learn about the Proxmox QEMU agent for exchanging information between the host and VMs   Discover how to execute QEMU guest agent commands in the...

Russian Hacker Guilty TrickBot

Russian Hacker Guilty Of TrickBot Malware Revealed

In a significant development, a Russian individual, Vladimir Dunaev, has confessed to his involvement in the creation and deployment of the notorious Trickbot malware. Trickbot,...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (December 4- December 7 , 2023)

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Welltok data breach

Welltok Data Breach: 8.5M US Patients’ Information Exposed

In a recent cybersecurity incident, Welltok, a leading healthcare Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, reported unauthorized access to its MOVEit Transfer server, affecting the...

Android Malicious Apps Targeting Indian Users

Android Malicious Apps Targeting Indian Users

In recent times, a concerning surge in a new wave of cyber threats, specifically targeting Android users in India, has come to light. Cyber attackers...

Understanding and Implementing QEMU in Virtualization Strategies

QEMU is a popular open-source machine emulator.   QEMU supports hardware virtualization extensions (Intel VT-x and AMD-V).   QEMUCare offers a live patching solution for...

Hello Authentication Vulnerabilities

Hello Authentication Vulnerabilities Discovered: Stay Safe

In the realm of cybersecurity, a recent study has brought to light a series of Hello Authentication vulnerabilities that could compromise the Windows Hello authentication...

New Ubuntu Security Fixes for Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

New Ubuntu Security Fixes for Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu has recently released security fixes for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 23.04, addressing several vulnerabilities found in the Linux kernel. Exploiting these vulnerabilities could...

CentOS 7 with Cron and Anacron

Automating Tasks in CentOS 7 with Cron and Anacron

In the realm of Linux system management, task automation stands as a cornerstone, a trusted ally for administrators seeking to navigate the complex landscape of...

Kubernetes Security

Kubernetes Security: Sensitive Secrets Exposed

Cybersecurity researchers are warning of Kubernetes security issues amid the exposure of configuration secrets. It has been deemed that such exposure could put organizations at...

Year-End Survey

TuxCare’s Year-End Survey: Win a Prize by Sharing Your Expertise

Calling all professional Linux users, open-source software enthusiasts, and anyone who knows what’s happening in Enterprise Linux! TuxCare invites you to participate in our year-in-review...

RSA Keys Security: Insights from SSH Server Signing Errors

RSA Keys Security: Insights from SSH Server Signing Errors

In the realm of secure communication protocols, RSA keys play a pivotal role in safeguarding sensitive information. Recently, a group of researchers from prominent universities...

Risk Compliance in IT

Leveraging Automation for Risk Compliance in IT

Organizations often encounter the challenge of managing complex technology ecosystems while ensuring data security, compliance, and risk management. One crucial aspect of this challenge is...

Konni Malware

Konni Malware Alert: Uncovering The Russian-Language Threat

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, a recent discovery sheds light on a new phishing attack being dubbed the Konni malware. This cyber assault employs...

Blender DDoS Attacks: Understanding the Threat Landscape

Blender DDoS Attacks: Understanding the Threat Landscape

Cybersecurity challenges persist in the ever-evolving digital landscape, and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have been a significant threat. Recently, Blender, a renowned 3D...

KVM hypervisor

Optimizing Virtualization with a KVM Hypervisor

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a powerful open-source virtualization technology that is built into the Linux kernel. It enables the operation of multiple virtual machines...

Mirai botnet

Mirai Botnet Exploits Zero-Day Bugs For DDoS Attacks

InfectedSlurs, a Mirai botnet malware, has been exploiting two zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities. The malware targets routers and video recorders (NVR) devices, aiming...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (November 27 – November 30, 2023)

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Zimbra Zero-Day Exploit

Zimbra Zero-Day Exploit Unveiled

Cyber threats in business email systems have become extremely common in this digital world. Recently, a critical zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Zimbra Collaboration...

CacheWarp AMD CPU Attack Grants Root Access in Linux VMs

CacheWarp AMD CPU Attack Grants Root Access in Linux VMs

Recently, security researchers have discovered a new attack method named CacheWarp. This attack poses a threat to AMD SEV-protected virtual machines, allowing malicious actors to...

Almalinux

AlmaLinux Under the Hood: Key Features Every System Administrator Should Know

System administrators face the continuous challenge of ensuring reliability, security, and efficiency in their IT environments. One solution that is increasingly gaining traction is AlmaLinux....

DarkCasino WinRAR Exploit

DarkCasino WinRAR Exploit: A New APT Threat Emerges

In a recent cybersecurity revelation, a formidable and highly sophisticated cyber threat has surfaced, going by the name DarkCasino. Initially perceived as a phishing campaign...

Several Cobbler Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 16.04

Several Cobbler Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 16.04

A series of Cobbler vulnerabilities have been addressed in Ubuntu 16.04 ESM in the recent security updates. Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Expanded Security Maintenance) is the...

The Transition to CVSS v4.0 – What You Need to Know

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has officially released version 4.0 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). This new version comes...

Intel Reptar Flaw Patch

Intel Reptar Flaw Patch For CPU Vulnerability Released

Intel recently released multiple fixes for a high-severity vulnerability dubbed Reptar. The CVE-2023-23583 has a CVSS score of 8.8 and, when exploited, has the potential...

Ddostf DDoS Botnet Malware Targets MySQL Servers

Ddostf DDoS Botnet Malware Targets MySQL Servers

Beware of a new threat in the cyber realm: the ‘Ddostf’ malware botnet is on the prowl, specifically targeting MySQL servers. This malicious botnet enslaves...

Accountability in Cybersecurity

Another Look at Accountability in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity incidents are more than availability problems Malicious actors are using the legal process to their advantage Personal liability for cybersecurity mishandling is becoming more...

IPStrom Takedown Russian Mastermind

IPStrom Takedown Russian Mastermind Pleads Guilty

On Tuesday, November 14th, 2023, the United States (US) government initiated the IPStrom takedown, Russian mastermind pled guilty to being the brains behind the operation....

PyPI Malicious Packages with Thousands of Downloads

PyPI Malicious Packages with Thousands of Downloads Targeting Python Developers

For the past six months, an unidentified threat actor has been slipping malicious packages into the Python Package Index (PyPI), a repository for Python software....

SELinux Policies

Managing SELinux Policies: Implementing and Customizing

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a powerful solution for improving the security posture of Linux-based systems. Developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), it has been...

Rhysida ransomware threat.

FBI And CISA Warn Of Rhysida Ransomware Threat

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have issued a warning against the Rhysida ransomware threat. As...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (November 20 – November 23, 2023)

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Linux 6.6 is Now Officially an LTS Release

Linux 6.6 is Now Officially an LTS Release

The latest Linux kernel 6.6, released in late October 2023, has taken an unexpected turn by being officially a Long Term Support (LTS) on kernel.org....

SysAid Zero-Day Flaw

Lace Tempest Exploits SysAid Zero-Day Flaw

In a recent revelation, SysAid, a leading IT management software provider, has unveiled a critical security threat affecting its on-premises software. The threat actor, identified...

Cybersecurity Strategy

How to Develop Your First Company Cybersecurity Strategy

Cybersecurity is what protects your company’s important information from threats such as malware and data breaches. A cybersecurity strategy sets out the current risks facing...

First Linux Kernel 6.7 Release Candidate Announced

First Linux Kernel 6.7 Release Candidate Announced

The next major release, Linux kernel 6.7, is on its way, with the first Release Candidate (RC) now available for public testing. According to Torvalds,...

BlazeStealer malware Python packages

Unveiling BlazeStealer Malware Python Packages on PyPI

In a recent revelation, a cluster of malicious Python packages has infiltrated the Python Package Index (PyPI), posing a significant threat to developers’ systems by...

IoT Device Management

Effective IoT Device Management with Linux: A Comprehensive Guide

IoT device management refers to the process of remotely overseeing, configuring, monitoring, and maintaining Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It involves tasks like provisioning, firmware...

Critical Veeam ONE Vulnerabilities Addressed

Critical Veeam ONE Vulnerabilities Addressed

Veeam has recently released essential updates to address four security vulnerabilities in its Veeam ONE monitoring and analytics platform. Two of them are critical, and...

Anonymous Sudan DDoS attack Cloudflare

Anonymous Sudan DDoS Attack Cloudflare Decoded

In a recent wave of cyber disruptions, the elusive Anonymous hacker group Sudan, self-identified as Storm-1359, claimed responsibility for orchestrating a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack...

What Is Web Security: Why Boosting Your Web Security Is the #1 Priority for Small Businesses

You’re probably familiar with web security risks. If you’re running a small business, whether online, bricks and mortar or both, you hopefully have some kind...

AlmaLinux 9.3 is Now Available: Find What’s New

AlmaLinux 9.3 is Now Available: Find What’s New

The AlmaLinux OS Foundation has just dropped the latest version of its open-source operating system, and it’s a game-changer. Say hello to AlmaLinux OS 9.3,...

SLP Vulnerability KEV

The SLP Vulnerability KEV Alert By CISA

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a notable update incorporating a high-severity vulnerability in the Service Location Protocol (SLP) into its Known...

Debian 10

TuxCare Launches Extended Lifecycle Support for Debian 10

Stands as the company’s 10th active ELS Program, positioning TuxCare as a clear innovator in protecting end-of-life offerings   PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 20,...

OracleIV DDoS Botnet Alert: Secure Your Docker Engine APIs

OracleIV DDoS Botnet Alert: Secure Your Docker Engine APIs

Attention Docker users: a new threat known as OracleIV is on the rise, targeting publicly accessible Docker Engine API instances. Researchers from Cado have uncovered...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (November 13 – November 16, 2023)

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Beware of Malicious npm Packages Deploying Reverse Shells

Beware of 48 Malicious npm Packages Deploying Reverse Shells

In a recent discovery, 48 malicious npm packages have been found lurking in the npm repository. These tricky packages have the power to deploy a...

WDM and WDF models vulnerable

34 WDM And WDF Models Vulnerable: Protect Your Devices

In a significant revelation, security experts have uncovered a substantial number of Windows Driver Model (WDM) and Windows Driver Frameworks (WDF) drivers with potential vulnerabilities...

Threats in OpenSSL

From Heartbleed to Now: Evolving Threats in OpenSSL and How to Guard Against Them

In 2014, the cybersecurity community witnessed a critical OpenSSL vulnerability, “Heartbleed,” which changed how the world perceived digital security. It is considered to be among...

Active Exploitation of High-Severity SLP Vulnerability

Active Exploitation of High-Severity SLP Vulnerability

CISA has put a spotlight on a high-severity Service Location Protocol (SLP) vulnerability. CISA has bumped it up to the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog. Why...

CentOS 7

TuxCare Announces Early Access to CentOS 7 Extended Lifecycle Support

PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 15, 2023 – TuxCare, a global innovator in enterprise-grade cybersecurity for Linux, today announced it’s now offering early access to...

Apache ActiveMQ Vulnerability

Protecting Against Apache ActiveMQ Vulnerability

In the world of cybersecurity, new threats emerge constantly, and it’s vital for organizations to stay vigilant. Recently, a critical vulnerability, known as CVE-2023-46604, has...

Navigating Open-Source Supply Chain Threats: Protecting Your Software Ecosystem

In today’s business world, companies are determined to create software faster than ever before. Developers are under immense pressure to deliver products to customers quickly....

Atlassian Issues Warning on Confluence Vulnerability Exploitation

Atlassian Issues Warning on Confluence Vulnerability Exploitation

Atlassian has issued a warning regarding a Confluence vulnerability that could expose your system to data destruction attacks. This vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-22518, is an...

Atlassian Confluence Data Wiping Alert

Atlassian Confluence Data Wiping Alert

In today’s digital landscape, ensuring the security and integrity of your data is paramount. Atlassian, a prominent software company, recently issued a crucial advisory regarding...

Cybersecurity

Breaking the Cycle: Embracing Change in Cybersecurity Practices

While checking my cybersecurity news feed a couple of days ago, an account (re-)publishing stories from years gone by was highlighting a late 2000 (actual...

Kinsing Actors Target Cloud Environments Exploiting Looney Tunables

Kinsing Actors Target Cloud Environments Exploiting Looney Tunables

Recently, there has been a concerning development in the world of cloud security. A group of threat actors linked to Kinsing is actively targeting cloud...

Mozi IoT Botnet: Kill Switch Halts Operations

Mozi IoT Botnet: Kill Switch Halts Operations

In a surprising turn of events, the Mozi botnet experienced a sudden and significant drop in malicious activities in August 2023. This unexpected decline was...

CentOS Stream 8

The Impending Sunset of CentOS Stream 8: Navigating the Future

The looming end of life (EOL) for CentOS Stream 8 – set for May 31, 2024 – presents both challenges and opportunities for developers, administrators,...

firewalld in centos 7

Firewalld in CentOS 7: Simplifying Firewall Management

When it comes to securing the CentOS server, one of the essential tools at your disposal is Firewalld. Firewalld is, by default, available in CentOS...

Several xrdp Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Several xrdp Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

xrdp is a free and open-source project that enables a graphical login to remote systems by utilizing the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). The Ubuntu...

patches

No Patches, No Security

In the cybersecurity domain, we often assume that regularly checking for and applying updates keeps our systems secure. However, a subtle nuance is frequently overlooked....

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (November 6 – November 9, 2023)

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Citrix Bleed Exploit: Protect Your NetScaler Accounts

Citrix Bleed Exploit: Protect Your NetScaler Accounts

Recently, there’s been a buzz in the tech world about a potential security risk known as the ‘Citrix Bleed’ vulnerability, officially labeled as CVE-2023-4966. This...

BIG-IP Vulnerability Alert

BIG-IP Vulnerability Alert: Remote Code Execution Risk

In recent news, F5 has issued a critical security alert regarding a significant BIG-IP vulnerability that poses a severe risk to their BIG-IP systems. This...

Linux Kernel Patches

Evaluating the Impact of Linux Kernel Patches on System Performance

Kernel patches are changes in code that are applied to the Linux kernel to address bugs and security issues as well as improve hardware support....

Multiple Node.js Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple Node.js Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS has received security updates addressing several Node.js vulnerabilities that could be exploited to cause a denial of service or arbitrary code execution....

NextGen’s Vulnerability: Protecting Healthcare Data

In the realm of healthcare, the security and integrity of patient data are paramount. However, a recent discovery has shed light on a critical vulnerability...

TuxCare

New TuxCare Partner Program Arms System Integrators with Modernized Linux Security Offerings

PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 8, 2023 – TuxCare, a global innovator in enterprise-grade cybersecurity for Linux, today announced it debuted a new partner program...

Security Vulnerabilities

Avoiding Common Linux Configuration Mistakes that Lead to Security Vulnerabilities

The robust security features of Linux make it the preferable choice for many enterprises. However, like any other operating system, security vulnerabilities can occur in...

Firefox and Chrome Updates Patch High-Severity Vulnerabilities

Firefox and Chrome Updates Patch High-Severity Vulnerabilities

Mozilla and Google have recently released important security updates for their web browsers, Firefox and Chrome. These updates include patches for several vulnerabilities, including some...

Roundcube zero-day exploits

Winter Vivern’s Roundcube Zero-Day Exploits

In a recent cybersecurity development, an elusive threat actor named Winter Vivern aimed its sights at the popular Roundcube webmail software, successfully exploiting a zero-day...

CVSS Scores

Moving Beyond CVSS Scores for Vulnerability Prioritization

Since 2016, new vulnerabilities reported each year have nearly tripled. With the increasing number of discovered vulnerabilities, organizations need to prioritize which of them need...

Linux Kernel 6.6 is Here: Find Out What’s New

Linux Kernel 6.6 is Here: Find Out What’s New

The latest release of Linux Kernel, version 6.6, has just landed, and it’s packed with a bunch of awesome updates. Whether you are a Linux...

Microsoft Scattered Spider Warning

Microsoft Scattered Spider Warning: Ransomware Alert

In the ever-evolving world of cybercrime, a formidable adversary is on the rise – Octo Tempest, a group of native English-speaking hackers who have transitioned...

Fraud Detection

What Role Does Artificial Intelligence Have in Fraud Detection?

Despite advances in fraud detection technology, many individuals and businesses still face the impact of financial crime. In fact, losses from e-commerce online payment fraud...

CISA and HHS Cybersecurity Healthcare Toolkit for HPH Sectors

CISA and HHS Cybersecurity Healthcare Toolkit for HPH Sectors

CISA and HHS joined forces to discuss the cybersecurity challenges faced by the U.S. healthcare and public health (HPH) sector. This discussion aims to address...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (October 30 – November 2, 2023)

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High Severity Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu 18.04

High Severity Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu 18.04

The Ubuntu security team has released new updates for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04, patching several high severity vulnerabilities discovered in the Linux kernel. Since...

WinRAR Flaw Exposes Russian and Chinese Threat Actors

In recent times, security experts have detected a surge in cyber threats linked to the exploitation of a known vulnerability, CVE-2023-38831, in WinRAR, a widely...

QEMU

Mastering QEMU: A Guide to Quick Emulation

The ability to run various operating systems, be it for development, testing, or just plain experimentation, is no longer a luxury – but a necessity....

Urgent: Patch Atlassian Confluence Now - CISA & FBI Advisory

Urgent: Patch Atlassian Confluence Now – CISA & FBI Advisory

CISA, FBI, and MS-ISAC are strongly advising network administrators to promptly apply patches to their Atlassian Confluence servers to protect against the active exploitation of...

DarkGate Malware Strikes UK, US, and India

In recent developments, cybersecurity experts have uncovered a series of cyberattacks originating from Vietnam, targeting the digital marketing sector in the United Kingdom, the United...

TuxCare

TuxCare Announces Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8

  PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 1, 2023 – TuxCare, a global innovator in enterprise-grade cybersecurity for Linux, today announced it now offers Extended Lifecycle...

AlmaLinux Problems

Troubleshooting Common AlmaLinux Problems: A Comprehensive Guide

While AlmaLinux is designed to be stable and reliable, like any other operating system, it can encounter common problems. AlmaLinux is a popular open-source Linux...

Critical VMware vCenter Server Vulnerability Fixed

Critical VMware vCenter Server Vulnerability Fixed

VMware has recently issued important security updates to address a critical vulnerability in its vCenter Server, which is a crucial component for managing virtualized infrastructure....

Information Stealer Cyberweapon

ExelaStealer: Emerging Information Stealer Cyberweapon

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, a new information stealer has emerged known as ExelaStealer. This latest addition to the array of malicious software...

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Attacks – Risk Perception vs Reality

Supply chain attacks have surged in recent years, gradually becoming a formidable threat in the cybersecurity landscape. Yet, despite their growing prevalence, there seems to...

Cisco IOS XE Security Alert: Zero-Days Vulnerability Patched

Cisco IOS XE Security Alert: Zero-Days Vulnerability Patched

Cisco has patched two vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2023-20198 and CVE-2023-20273 that hackers are actively exploiting to compromise thousands of devices. The patch has been made...

JetBrains TeamCity Flaw

Protect Your Servers: JetBrains TeamCity Flaw Alert

In recent news, Microsoft has issued a warning about a JetBrains TeamCity flaw being exploited by North Korean threat actors. These attacks, linked to the...

post-quantum

Post-Quantum Cryptography: Is There A Looming Crypto-Apocalypse?

The realm of cryptography finds itself on the cusp of a groundbreaking evolution. While classical encryption methodologies have been heralded for their resilience against brute-force...

Several Vim Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Several Vim Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Hey there, Ubuntu users! We have got some important news about your favorite text editor, Vim. The latest security updates have been released to fix...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (October 23 – October 26, 2023)

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FFmpeg Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

FFmpeg Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Several FFmpeg vulnerabilities were addressed in the latest Ubuntu security updates. These updates are available for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 ESM, and Ubuntu 16.04...

Microsoft Patch Releases

Microsoft Patch Releases: Safeguarding Against Flaws

Microsoft published its monthly Patch Tuesday updates in October 2023, resolving a total of 103 vulnerabilities across its platforms. In the wild, two of these...

INCEPTION Vulnerability

The INCEPTION Vulnerability affecting AMD’s Zen 3 and Zen 4 CPUs (CVE-2023-20569)

Some information found in this blog post has been sourced from an AMD security bulletin as well as a Phoronix article covering a speculative side-channel...

Multiple Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Following Linux kernel vulnerabilities have been addressed in Ubuntu security updates for different Linux kernel packages in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 ESM.  ...

LinkedIn Smartlinks Attacks

LinkedIn Smartlinks Attacks Target Microsoft Accounts

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, hackers have once again employed a cunning strategy by exploiting LinkedIn’s Smart Links in phishing attacks, aiming to...

QEMU Hypervisors

Leveraging QEMU Hypervisors: A Comprehensive Guide

Virtualization is a cornerstone of the modern IT landscape, enabling businesses to consolidate server workloads, enhance security, and foster a more efficient infrastructure. At the...

Several Linux Kernel Intel IoTG Vulnerabilities Fixed

Several Linux Kernel Intel IoTG Vulnerabilities Fixed

The recent Ubuntu security updates released patches for several Intel IoTG vulnerabilities in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system. It is essential to update the...

NuGet Package SeroXen RAT

Alert: NuGet Package SeroXen RAT Threat to .NET Developers

In a recent security issue, a deceptive NuGet package threatens .NET developers with the deployment of the SeroXen RAT, a harmful remote access trojan. Because...

CentOS 7 in modern cloud

The Future of CentOS 7 in Modern Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure is the underlying foundation of hardware and software elements that enable the delivery of cloud computing services through the Internet. It offers the...

libcue Library Flaw Exposes GNOME Linux Systems to RCE Attacks

libcue Library Flaw Exposes GNOME Linux Systems to RCE Attacks

A memory corruption vulnerability within the open-source libcue library allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on Linux systems running the GNOME desktop environment. The libcue...

Balada Injector WordPress compromise

The Balada Injector WordPress Compromise

In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, vigilance is crucial to safeguarding your website. A recent threat known as Balada Injector has cast a dark shadow...

Supply Chain Attacks

The Dangerous Numbers Behind Supply Chain Attacks

Supply chain attacks have witnessed a staggering surge in recent years, morphing into a formidable threat in the cyber landscape. When businesses are increasingly reliant...

Ubuntu 23.10 "Mantic Minotaur" Released: Find What’s New

Ubuntu 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur” Released: Find What’s New

The most anticipated Ubuntu interim release, Ubuntu 23.10, has finally arrived with the Linux kernel 6.5, GNOME 45, and many other improvements. Codenamed “Mantic Minotaur”,...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (October 16 – October 19, 2023)

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Debian 12.2 Arrived with 52 Security Updates and 117 Bug Fixes

Debian 12.2 Arrived with 52 Security Updates and 117 Bug Fixes

Debian 12.2 was released on October 7, 2023. This update arrived two and a half months after the previous Debian 12.1 release, mainly addressing security...

QakBot threat actors

QakBot Threat Actors: Ransom Knight And Remcos RAT Attacks

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, a familiar adversary has reared its head once again. QakBot, a well-known malware and botnet operator with a...

OS

Witnessing the Perils of Appliance OS Upgrades

One might assume that upgrading an operating system (OS) is a straightforward task. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes...

Multiple Samba Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu

Multiple Samba Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu Updates

Several Samba vulnerabilities were fixed in different Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 23.04, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, the updates introduced a regression...

Supermicro IPMI firmware vulnerabilities

Supermicro IPMI Firmware Vulnerabilities Disclosed

A number of security flaws have recently been discovered in Supermicro’s baseboard management controllers (BMCs). These Supermicro IPMI firmware vulnerabilities in the Intelligent Platform Management...

Embedded Linux IoT

Patching the Illusion: Safeguarding Embedded Linux IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) market is growing rapidly. Investments in the IoT ecosystem will surpass $1 trillion in 2026, according to an International Data...

Ubuntu Livepatch Fixed Several Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Livepatch Fixed Several Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Livepatch service effectively addresses high and critical vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, eliminating the need to reboot after patching. It is included in the...

Cisco emergency responder patch

Cisco Emergency Responder Patch: Critical Flaw Fix

Cisco has recently provided a series of key security upgrades aimed at correcting a notable vulnerability inside its Cisco Emergency Responder (CER) in an earnest...

securing Linux networks

Securing Linux Networks: A Checklist for IT Security Teams

As Linux is used everywhere, from servers to embedded systems, mobile devices, and critical infrastructures, it is a prime target for attackers. Given this unfortunate...

Vim Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu Security Updates

Vim Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu Security Updates

The recent Ubuntu security updates have addressed 13 vulnerabilities in the Vim package. Canonical has released updates for different Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 22.04 LTS,...

dual ransomware attack

FBI Alert: Dual Ransomware Attack Surge

In recent times, cybersecurity threats and dual ransomware incidents have evolved, affecting organizations worldwide. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about...

Looney Tunables

CVE-2023-4911 Looney Tunables – Th-Th-That’s Not All, Folks

Vulnerability: Buffer overflow in glibc’s parsing of GLIBC_TUNABLES environment variable CVE ID: CVE-2023-4911 CVSS Score: 7.8 TuxCare’s Extended LifeCycle Support status can be found in...

Linux Kernel KVM Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 18.04

Linux Kernel KVM Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu security updates for Ubuntu 18.04 have addressed multiple Linux kernel KVM vulnerabilities. In this blog, we will discuss KVM and its discovered vulnerabilities, as...

Cyber risk

Cyber Risk’s Sensational Return to Work

Ah, the sweet residue of summer vacations! It’s that time when IT professionals, having (hopefully) soaked up enough sun, reluctantly drag themselves back to their...

work in linux security

Join CloudLinux & TuxCare: Exciting Opportunities to Work in Linux Security

Are you passionate about technology and eager to make a significant impact in the world of Linux security, cybersecurity, or open-source software? Look no further!...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (October 9 – October 12, 2023)

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Debian Security Update Fixed 5 Mosquitto Vulnerabilities

Debian Security Update Fixed 5 Mosquitto Vulnerabilities

The Debian team has recently released a security update addressing five vulnerabilities discovered in Mosquitto, which is an open-source MQTT-compatible message broker. These vulnerabilities have...

GitHub Repositories

GitHub Repositories Victimized Amid Supply Chain Attack                

In a digital landscape rife with vulnerabilities, a recent and disconcerting phenomenon has come to light. GitHub repositories, the foundation of numerous software projects, have...

TuxCare

TuxCare Adds Extended Security Updates, Greater Flexibility to its Enterprise Support Services for AlmaLinux OS

PALO ALTO, Calif. – October 12, 2023 – TuxCare, a global innovator in enterprise-grade cybersecurity for Linux, today announced the addition of a new Extended...

Multiple Django Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Multiple Django Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Django is a powerful open-source web framework written in Python. It is intended to simplify and accelerate the process of producing web applications by offering...

CVE

CVE-2023-4863: Just How Deep Does the Rabbit Hole Go?

Vulnerability: Heap Buffer Overflow in libwebp CVE ID: CVE-2023-4863 CVSS Score: 8.8 (Though a different CVE merged into this one was scored 10.0. The 8.8...

Progress hotfixes

Progress Hotfixes: Rapid Action Against Vulnerabilities

Progress Software has acted quickly to strengthen the security of its software offerings by issuing a number of hotfixes. These Progress hotfixes are intended to...

Debian Kernel Security Updates Patched 26 Vulnerabilities

Debian Kernel Security Updates Patched 26 Vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to denial of service or local privilege escalation. Since the vulnerabilities could cause serious...

Linux for IoT

Linux for IoT: Key Benefits and Considerations

IoT stands for Internet of Things. It refers to manufacturing equipment, vehicles, household appliances, and other devices that are embedded with sensors, software, and communication...

Several Node.js Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Several Node.js Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

The recent Ubuntu security updates have addressed several Node.js vulnerabilities, including high and critical severity flaws in different Ubuntu versions. These issues could result in...

Bing Chat Malware

Bing Chat Malware Alert: Stay Safe from Malicious Sites

In a concerning development, fraudulent advertising has infiltrated Microsoft’s Bing Chat AI chatbot, possibly exposing unsuspecting users to malware-infected websites. These Bing Chat malware findings...

Almalinux

Securing AlmaLinux: A Practical Guide for IT Security Teams

For IT security teams, transitioning from one Linux distribution to another is often a nuanced task requiring careful planning and execution. As CentOS shifts its...

Ubuntu Addresses Linux Kernel Raspberry Pi Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Addresses Linux Kernel Raspberry Pi Vulnerabilities

The recent Ubuntu security updates have fixed multiple Linux kernel Raspberry Pi vulnerabilities for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 ESM, and Ubuntu...

Google Zero-Day Vulnerability

Google Zero-Day Vulnerability: 5th Exploit Patched

Google recently made waves in the cybersecurity world by quickly resolving a new zero-day vulnerability aggressively exploited in its Chrome browser. This is the fifth...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (October 2 – October 5, 2023)

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Ubuntu Security Updates Patched High-Severity Vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Updates Patched High-Severity Vulnerabilities

The recent Ubuntu security updates fixed multiple high-severity vulnerabilities in different Ubuntu operating systems, Ubuntu 18.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 20.04...

GitLab Security Patches

GitLab Security Patches: Safeguarding Your Data

GitLab recently released critical security upgrades in order to improve the security of its widely used open-source code repository and DevOps collaborative software development platform....

TuxCare Wins Gold in 2023 Merit Awards for Technology

TuxCare Wins Gold in 2023 Merit Awards for Technology

KernelCare Enterprise Live Patching Services Recognized for Innovation in Information...

Java Developer’s

The Secure Java Developer’s Toolkit

Java remains one of the most popular and widely-used programming languages. It’s not just about writing and running Java programs, though. A typical Java developer...

Multiple OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Fixed

Multiple OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Fixed

In 2023, a total of 17 vulnerabilities have been addressed in OpenSSL, a popular cryptography library. They pose a significant risk due to their potential...

WinRAR vulnerability

Beware: WinRAR Vulnerability PoC Exposed

A hacker recently posted a fake proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a previously patched WinRAR vulnerability, which is a concerning revelation. The goal of this malevolent...

Linux Monitoring

The Art of Linux Monitoring: Expert Tips for System Administrators

Monitoring Linux servers comes with a unique set of challenges, which you won’t encounter with other operating systems. It requires a deeper level of tech...

Firefox 118 Addresses Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

Firefox 118 Addresses Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

Released last week, Firefox 118 arrives with the most anticipated built-in translation feature, which was initially planned for Firefox 117. This new feature allows users...

Bumblebee malware attacks

Bumblebee Malware Attacks: WebDAV Threat Unveiled

The frightening Bumblebee malware attacks have made a forceful return in the realm of cybersecurity, posing a major threat to organizations’ digital security. Following a...

Heartbleed Vulnerability

Heartbleed Vulnerability and Risk Compliance: Key Implications for IT Security Teams

The Heartbleed vulnerability, which came to light in April 2014, had significant implications for IT risk compliance and exposed the vulnerabilities within many organizations’ security...

LibreOffice Security Updates Patched Critical WebP Vulnerability

LibreOffice Security Updates Patched Critical WebP Vulnerability

LibreOffice, developed by The Document Foundation is a free and open-source suite of office productivity software. Recently, The Document Foundation released the LibreOffice security updates...

Nagios XI network monitoring software flaws

Nagios XI Network Monitoring Software Flaws Exposed

A number of Nagios XI network monitoring software flaws have recently been discovered. These flaws have the potential to result in privilege escalation and data...

glibc Vulnerability

Guarding Against a glibc Vulnerability: A Security Guide

The GNU C Library, also called glibc, is a fundamental component of the Linux-based operating systems. It offers essential functions that programs need to work...

Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Fixed in Linux Kernel

Multiple Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Fixed in Linux Kernel

Multiple use-after-free vulnerabilities have recently been found in the Linux kernel that can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. That means an attacker or...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (September 25 – September 28, 2023)

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Ubuntu 23.10 "Mantic Minotaur" Brings Linux Kernel 6.5

Ubuntu 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur” Brings Linux Kernel 6.5

As expected, Ubuntu 23.10 “Manitic Minotaur” now features the latest kernel series Linux 6.5. It will also be the default kernel on the final release....

WiKI-Eve Attack

WiKI-Eve Attack Steals Numeric Passwords with 90% Accuracy

Our dependency on Wi-Fi networks has risen enormously in this age of technological innovation. But with innovation comes new threats. This blog delves into the...

Ransomware Attacks

When the House Lost: Lessons from the Recent Vegas Casino Ransomware Attacks

…or how to steal 15 million USD from a casino without resorting to “Ocean’s Eleven”-level shenanigans.   When data breaches and ransomware attacks are becoming...

Free Download Manager Linux Users Alert: Supply Chain Attack

Free Download Manager Linux Users Alert: Supply Chain Attack

Securelist has issued a concerning revelation for Linux users, unveiling that a Debian package associated with the widely-used ‘Free Download Manager’ contains malware, posing a...

Kubernetes Vulnerabilities

Critical Kubernetes Vulnerabilities: Stay Informed

In the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity, vigilance is crucial, especially when it comes to complicated and frequently used systems like Kubernetes. A trio of high-severity...

Linux System Hardenin

Linux System Hardening: Top 10 Security Tips

There are numerous tools and methodologies for protecting Linux servers from unauthorized access and other cyber threats. Most users consider Linux an excellent system with...

Critical Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Fixed in Firefox

Critical Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Fixed in Firefox and Thunderbird

The latest release of Mozilla Firefox, Firefox 117, arrived last month with new features and various security fixes. Now, in the newer update, Mozilla patched...

Ncurses Library Flaw

Critical Ncurses Library Flaw Exposed by Microsoft

Microsoft’s security researchers have discovered a number of critical memory security vulnerabilities in the ncurses library patch. Ncurses is the short form of new curses....

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Attack Inception

There are many forms of supply chain attacks – repository hacking, developer initiated attacks, library tampering, domain hijacking, the list goes on – but an...

Linux Kernel 6.4 EOL: Shift to Linux 6.5 for Updates

Linux Kernel 6.4 EOL: Shift to Linux 6.5 for Updates

Released three months ago, Linux kernel 6.4 has officially reached its End of Life (EOL) status. That means it will no longer receive any updates...

Windows 11 RCE Bug

Workstations At Risk: Unveiling the RCE Bug

Recently, the world was made aware of a major vulnerability lurking within Windows Themes, tagged as CVE-2023-38146. This vulnerability, called ‘ThemeBleed,’ has a high severity...

Almalinux environment

Understanding Risk Compliance in an AlmaLinux Environment

AlmaLinux is a widely used enterprise operating system and has become an excellent choice for CentOS alternatives as CentOS has reached end-of-life status. This community-driven...

Multiple Netfilter Vulnerabilities Found in the Linux Kernel

Multiple Netfilter Vulnerabilities Found in the Linux Kernel

In the year 2023, a total of 233 vulnerabilities have been found in the Linux kernel, with an average Common Vulnerability and Exposure (CVE) base...

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Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (September 18 – September 21, 2023)

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Chrome 116 Update Fixes 4 High-Severity Vulnerabilities

Chrome 116 Update Fixes 4 High-Severity Vulnerabilities

Recently, Google released a Chrome 116 update, which includes the security fixes for four high-severity vulnerabilities discovered by external researchers. This blog post will discuss...

Pandora malware on Android TV

Pandora Malware On Android TV: Safeguard Yourself Today

Popular for media streaming, low-cost Android TV set-top boxes are facing a new threat: a form of the Mirai malware botnet, which has recently attacked...

glibc Vulnerability

Facing a glibc Vulnerability: Impacts and Mitigation Strategies

Linux vulnerabilities appear frequently and often with severe repercussions. One such concerning issue is a glibc vulnerability. GNU C Library (glibc) is a shared library...

Manjaro 23 "Uranos" is Powered by Linux Kernel 6.5

Manjaro 23 “Uranos” is Powered by Linux Kernel 6.5

The latest release of Manjaro OS, Manjaro 23 “Uranus”, is powered by the latest kernel series Linux 6.5, which just arrived a few weeks ago....

Zero-Day Exploits

Zero-Day Exploits: Cybersecurity Researchers Under Attack

Threat actors linked to North Korea have targeted cybersecurity experts in recent weeks, causing zero-day exploits. These attackers are infiltrating the researchers’ networks by exploiting...

mitigate security risks

Best Practices to Mitigate Security Risks with User Access Control in Linux

Linux is popular for its robust security features, and user access control serves as a pillar of Linux security. Managing user permissions is crucial for...

LibreOffice 7.5.6 Arrived with Over 50 Bug Fixes

LibreOffice 7.5.6 Arrived with Over 50 Bug Fixes

LibreOffice 7.5.6, the latest and sixth update to this stable open-source office suite series, is available now with a total of 53 bug fixes. The...

Malvertising on Mac

Malvertising On Mac: Atomic Stealer Endangers Mac Users

A worrying malvertising On Mac campaign has just appeared, propagating an improved variation of the infamous macOS stealer malware known as Atomic Stealer, or simply...

Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug: Lessons Learned for System Administrators

The Heartbleed bug, a critical vulnerability in the OpenSSL library, resulted in a severe cybersecurity event affecting millions of systems all over the world. This...

First Linux Kernel 6.6 Release Candidate Announced

First Linux Kernel 6.6 Release Candidate Announced

Two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 6.5, the merge window for Linux kernel 6.6 has officially closed. So, the first release candidate is...

MSSQL database exploitation

MSSQL Database Exploitation: Hackers Distribute FreeWorld

In the ever-changing spectrum of cyber threats, poorly secured Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) servers have emerged as key targets for hackers, notably ransomware groups. In a...

Linux Network Security

Securing Linux Network: Understanding Attack Vectors and Countermeasures

Linux operating systems have become immensely popular among web developers, creating applications in servers, routers, mobile phones, and even some desktop computers. These operating systems...

Two Critical PHP Vulnerabilities Fixed

Two Critical PHP Vulnerabilities Fixed

Recently, two critical security vulnerabilities have been addressed in PHP that could allow an attacker to steal sensitive information, cause a system crash, and execute...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (September 11 – September 14, 2023)

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Linux Kernel 6.5 Released: New Features and Improvements

Linux Kernel 6.5 Released: New Features and Improvements

After seven weeks of testing phase with Release Candidates, Linux kernel 6.5 is out now with new exciting features like Wi-Fi 7 support, the integration...

Barracuda Zero Day Flaw

Barracuda Zero-Day Flaw: Risks to Government And Military

A suspected hacking organization with ties to China has recently exploited a newly found zero-day vulnerability in Barracuda Networks Email Security Gateway (ESG) devices. This...

HIPAA & HITECH

Out-of-Date Medical Devices in Healthcare Security: Ensuring Compliance with HIPAA and HITECH

The healthcare industry’s reliance on technology to provide efficient patient care has led to the widespread use of connected medical devices. These devices, however, often...

Firefox 117 Addresses 4 Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

Firefox 117 Addresses 4 Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

During its beta phase, Firefox 117 introduced an exciting new feature that was already present in other browsers – an integrated website translation engine that...

FBI Cybercrime Crackdown

The FBI Cybercrime Crackdown: 700K Computer Malware Wiped

The FBI has successfully halted malware that had penetrated over 700,000 computers worldwide in a huge operation aimed at eliminating a critical component of the...

CentOS 7 problems

Troubleshooting Common CentOS 7 Problems: A Guide for System Administrators

First released in 2014, CentOS 7 is still a popular and widely-used operating system worldwide. Many organizations prefer to use CentOS for its stability, reliability,...

Mageia 9 Released: Linux 6.4, New Features and More

Mageia 9 Released: Linux 6.4, New Features and More

Mageia 9 is now available for download, a significant upgrade to this Mandriva Linux-based distribution, bringing forth a slew of fresh technologies, innovative features, and...

Paramount Pictures Data Breach

Paramount Pictures Data Breach: Personal Data Exposed

The renowned American entertainment giant Paramount Global recently announced a significant data breach that compromised its networks and exposed personal information. This blog delves into...

Open SSL Patching

Securing Your Systems: Best Practices for OpenSSL Patching

Patch management is an area that can’t afford negligence, especially when it comes to security libraries like OpenSSL. OpenSSL provides the foundational structures for secure...

Two Critical OpenSSH Vulnerabilities Fixed

Two Critical OpenSSH Vulnerabilities Fixed

Two critical security vulnerabilities were recently addressed in OpenSSH that allow remote code execution (RCE). They are identified as CVE-2023-28531 and CVE-2023-38408, and both have...

Chisel Cyberattack Ukraine

Chisel Cyberattack Ukraine: US Agency Reveals Infamous Threat

Intelligence agencies from the United States (US), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom (UK) recently collaborated to shed light on the Chisel cyberattack...

IoT Device Management Linux

Optimizing IoT Device Management in Linux: Strategies and Tools

In the vast world of the Internet of Things (IoT), Linux-based operating systems have carved out a significant space due to their robustness, flexibility, and...

GNU Linux-Libre 6.5 Kernel Released: 100% Freedom for Your PC

GNU Linux-Libre 6.5 Kernel Released: 100% Freedom for Your PC

As the Linux kernel 6.5 is already out, the GNU Linux-libre project did not stay behind in releasing its modified version, GNU Linux-libre 6.5-gnu. The...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (September 4 – September 7, 2023)

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Kali Linux 2023.3 Brings 9 New Tools and Linux Kernel 6.3

Kali Linux 2023.3 Brings 9 New Tools and Linux Kernel 6.3

The third point release to the latest Kali Linux 2023 series, Kali Linux 2023.3, is out now, featuring 9 new tools and revamped internal infrastructure....

Tesla Data Breach

Tesla Data Breach: 75,000 Users’ Data Exposed

In a recent development, Tesla, the renowned electric vehicle company, has disclosed information on a security problem: Tesla user information compromised the personal data privacy...

Linux Kernel Patching

How to Automate Linux Kernel Patching: Tools and Techniques

Linux kernel patching means applying security updates to the kernel to address known vulnerabilities. As the kernel is a core component of Linux, it is...

KDE Gear 23.08 Released: Find What’s New

KDE Gear 23.08 Released: Find What’s New

The KDE Project has launched a new series of open-source KDE Gear with the release of KDE Gear 23.08 on August 24, 2023. KDE Gear...

SaaS Incidents

SaaS Incidents: 79% CISOs Confess in New Report

In the ever-changing world of cybersecurity, AppOmni’s new State of Software as a Service (SaaS) Security Posture Management Report has highlighted the growing importance of...

Linux Kernel Patching

Mitigating a Security Threat with Timely Linux Kernel Patching

Linux kernel patching is a process that includes applying security patches to the Linux kernel for addressing the known vulnerabilities that could harm the system....

QEMU 8.1 Release: New PipeWire Audio Backend and More

QEMU 8.1 Release: New PipeWire Audio Backend and More Features

After four months, Qemu 8.0 gets the first significant update to its series with Qemu 8.1 with several features and enhancements. One of the notable...

Lazarus Hackers Stolen Crypto

FBI Report: Lazarus Hackers Stolen Crypto Cash Out Expected

The FBI and the US government issued a strong warning about the Lazarus hackers’ stolen crypto cashout. The North Korean group ambitions to profit from...

DISA STIG

Demystifying DISA STIG’s Patching Requirements and How Live Patching Fits Perfectly

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is an agency under the United States Department of Defense (DoD) responsible for planning, developing, and executing communication and...

OpenMandriva ROME 23.08 Released with Linux Kernel 6.4

OpenMandriva ROME 23.08 Released with Linux Kernel 6.4

OpenMandriva ROME 23.08, the latest version of the rolling-release edition created by the OpenMandriva Association, has been released with the Linux kernel 6.4 and several...

Medibank Data Breach

Medibank Data Breach: Costs Soar to $80M Due To 2022 Incident

In a huge blow to Medibank, the consequences of a data breach in 2022 have been long-lasting, with the health insurer expecting to spend roughly...

secure Linux server

How to Build a Secure Linux Server from Scratch

  A Linux server refers to a server built on any Linux-based operating system. It is primarily used in handling web servers and database servers....

Bodhi Linux 7.0 Released Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Bodhi Linux 7.0 Released Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Finally, a new version of Bodhi Linux has arrived after 2+ years of the previous release, Bodhi Linux 6. The standard ISO image of Bodhi...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (August 28 – August 31, 2023)

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Remembering Bram Moolenaar: Vim Creator's Legacy

Remembering Bram Moolenaar: Vim Creator’s Legacy

On August 3, 2023, Vim’s creator, Bram Moolenaar, passed away at the age of 62. A family member broke the news, saying that Bram died...

Zimbra credential stealing campaign

Zimbra Targeted By A Latest Credential Stealing Campaign

Recently, a mass social engineering campaign targeted Zimbra Collaboration email server users, namely the Zimbra credential stealing campaign. Although the origin of the campaign still...

FedRamp

Balancing FedRAMP Vulnerability Patching and High Availability Requirements

The growing adoption of cloud services has transformed the landscape of modern computing, enabling businesses and government agencies to scale their operations efficiently. However, this...

Devuan Daedalus 5.0 Released Based on Debian 12

Devuan Daedalus 5.0 Released Based on Debian 12

Devuan GNU+Linux 5.0 “Daedalus” is now available as the latest stable version based on Debian 12 with Linux kernel 6.1. Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork...

HiatusRAT malware

Taiwan Firms and U.S. Military Under Attack As HiatusRAT Malware Resurfaces

Once again, HiatusRAT malware is identified as a severe threat to both American and Taiwan-based businesses. Threat actors have started using additional reconnaissance and targeting...

hardware-level vulnerabilities

The Real Cost of Hardware Level Vulnerabilities: Money, Performance, and Trust

Hardware level vulnerabilities are a nightmare in the IT world, striking fear into the hearts of professionals and corporations alike. From early examples to recent...

LoongArch 'Loong64' Architecture Added to Debian Ports

LoongArch ‘Loong64’ Architecture Added to Debian Ports

In addition to the latest RISC-V entry to Debian’s official architecture, Debian is now welcoming the LoongArch’ Loong64’ CPU architecture and plans to fully support...

WinRAR security flaw

Hackers Can Take Control of Your PC Using a WinRAR Vulnerability

A new WinRAR security flaw endangers more than half a billion users of the WinRAR archiver. Opening a RAR archive generated by the attackers allows...

PHP5

PHP 5 End of Life: Navigating the Transition

Especially when it comes to organizations using enterprise software languages that have a tendency to receive updates, staying current with the latest technologies is not...

LibreOffice 7.6 Released: Find What’s New

LibreOffice 7.6 Released: Find What’s New

The latest version of a free and open-source office suite, LibreOffice 7.6, has been released with various new features and improvements. Some new additions in...

Downfall Intel CPU vulnerability response

How Are Companies Responding to ‘Downfall’ Intel CPU Vulnerability

The Downfall Intel CPU vulnerability response is a serious issue that needs attention from companies. It is the new safety flaw affecting Intel CPUs, with...

Java Supply Chain

Supply Chain Attacks: A Java Dependency Nightmare that Became a Reality

The digital world thrives on interconnectedness, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the vast web of dependencies that form the backbone of modern...

30 Years of Debian: Celebrating Debian's Legacy

30 Years of Debian: Celebrating Debian’s Legacy

The Debian Project, which made the Debian GNU/Linux system, has turned 30 years old. Can you believe it? Back in 1993, the late Ian Murdock...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (August 21 – August 24, 2023)

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Nitrux 2.9.1 Released: Linux Kernel 6.4 & KDE Plasma Updates

Nitrux 2.9.1 Released: Linux Kernel 6.4 & KDE Plasma Updates

The first point release to the Nitrux 2.9 OS has arrived after a month with the latest software updates, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Despite...

Discord.io Data Breach

Discord.io Data Breach: Operations Halted Amid Security Concerns

Discord.io is a third-party platform renowned for its customized invite services. It has recently taken decisive action to stop its operations in the aftermath of...

Patch Management

The Art of Patch Management in Linux: Balancing Cybersecurity and System Stability

A common misconception in the world of Linux is that patch management is a straightforward process – that, once you’ve got your Linux system up...

NetworkManager 1.44: New Features and Improvements

NetworkManager 1.44: New Features and Improvements

A software tool called NetworkManager aims to make using computer networks simpler for Linux kernel-based and other Unix-like operating systems. Almost after half a year,...

MOVEit Data Breach

Massive MOVEit Data Breach: Personal Data of 4M Americans Compromised

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) has revealed a massive data breach caused by a recent cyberattack on MOVEit platform. This...

Risk Compliance with CentOS 7

How to Achieve Risk Compliance with CentOS 7: A Comprehensive Guide

CentOS 7 is a popular RHEL-based Linux/GNU distribution among system administrators and is actively used in small to large enterprises. As many organizations still rely...

Firefox 117 Beta: Built-In Translation and New Features

Firefox 117 Beta: Built-In Translation and New Features

After Firefox 116 was made available on the stable channel, Mozilla moved Firefox 117, the following major release, to the beta channel and released the...

NIST Cybersecurity for EV Charging Stations

NIST Cybersecurity for EV Charging Stations Guidelines

The Biden administration has set out an objective in securing the future of electric vehicle charging. These objectives are set to be met using frameworks...

CMMC

Achieving Security Compliance with FedRAMP and CMMC: Live Patching as a Solution

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has taken center stage in security conversations within the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain. The focus of this...

Ubuntu Store: New Flutter-Based Software Store

Ubuntu Store: New Flutter-Based Software Store

Ubuntu is planning to have a new store that aims to be an improvement over both the existing Flutter store and the classic software center....

US Cyberboard Microsoft Email Intrusion

US Cyberboard To Investigate Intrusion Of Government Email Systems Provided By Microsoft

The recent Microsoft email intrusion sparks US cyberboard investigation. The United States Cyber Security Review Board (CSRB) has launched this investigation in a key step...

Enterprise Software

How to Bolster Your Enterprise Software Against Cyber Threats

Enterprise software is a powerful tool for large companies, making them a prime target for ne’er-do-wells who want to steal your data. To avoid that...

Rhino Linux: A New Ubuntu-based Rolling-Release Distro

Rhino Linux: A New Ubuntu-based Rolling-Release Distro

With the first stable release on August 8, 2023, Rhino Linux came out of the beta phase introducing version 2023.1. It is the successor project...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (August 14 – August 17, 2023)

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Arch Linux 2023.08.01 Available with Linux Kernel 6.4

Arch Linux 2023.08.01 Available with Linux Kernel 6.4 and Archinstall 2.6

The new version of Arch Linux ISOs, 2023.08.01, is now publicly available to download from the official website. Released on 2023 August 1, this release...

Android malware slips onto Google Play store

Unveiling How Android Malware Slips Onto Google Play Store

The Google Cloud security team has recently shed light on a common issue where Android malware slips onto Google Play store. This method is used...

Risk Compliance

Navigating Risk Compliance During the Kernel Patch Process

Organizations must comply with industry laws and regulations to handle and mitigate risks. This is known as risk compliance. It may include identifying potential risks,...

MX Linux 23 Based on Debian 12 is Powered by Linux 6.4

MX Linux 23 Based on Debian 12 is Powered by Linux 6.4

A Debian-based distribution, MX Linux released its new stable version, MX-23, based on Debian 12 “Bookworm”. MX-23 “Libretto” is readily available in three different desktop...

abuse Cloudflare

Hackers Abuse Cloudflare Tunnels To Bypass Firewalls and Establish Long-Term Footholds

A disturbing new trend is growing in the world of cybersecurity. Hackers have found a way to increasingly abuse Cloudflare Tunnels for their malicious intent....

The Downfall (Gather Data Sampling) Vulnerability

The Downfall (Gather Data Sampling) Vulnerability on Intel CPUs (CVE-2022-40982)

Some information found in this blog post has been sourced from a Red Hat advisory, Intel’s Gather Data Sampling Technical Paper, and Intel Security Advisory...

Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS is Here with Linux Kernel 6.2

Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS is Here with Linux Kernel 6.2

Initially released on April 21, 2022, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS arrived with Linux 5.15 LTS kernel, which was later replaced by Linux kernel 5.19 in the...

Intel Downfall AVX2/AVX-512 Vulnerability

New Intel Downfall AVX2/AVX-512 Vulnerability & Its Huge Performance Impact

A new speculative execution vulnerability called Downfall, also known as GDS (Gather Data Sampling)- that affects multiple generations of Intel processors, has been discovered recently....

CentOS 7

Leveraging SELinux for Enhanced Security in CentOS 7

For organizations that rely on Linux-based systems, especially the popular CentOS 7 distribution, effective security management is a critical concern. To bolster security in CentOS...

Fedora Asahi Remix is New Flagship Distro of Asahi Linux

Fedora Asahi Remix is New Flagship Distro of Asahi Linux

Fedora Asahi Remix has been announced as the new Asahi Linux flagship distribution. With this distro, the Asahi Linux team aims to offer a polished...

crypto scam warning

Crypto Scam Warning: FBI Issue Warning Of Crypto Scammers Disguised AS NFT Enthusiasts

A recent crypto scam warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States sheds light on a worrying trend involving cybercriminals posing...

Patching for compliance

Why Patching for Compliance Isn’t Enough: Understanding the Security Gap

Meeting compliance requirements means that individuals or organizations comply with the relevant laws and regulations. They are essential for maintaining accountability and protecting an organization’s...

Window Management System Getting Revamped on GNOME

Window Management System Getting Revamped on GNOME

GNOME’s window management functionality has remained largely unchanged for quite a while, maintaining its simplicity. Therefore, during the GUADEC 2023 conference, GNOME developer Tobias Bernard...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (August 7 – August 10, 2023)

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RISC-V Architecture Gets an Official Debian Support

RISC-V Architecture Gets an Official Debian Support

The Debian operating system has recently expanded the remarkable list of supported architectures by adding the RISC-V architecture as an official Debian architecture. Reduced Instruction...

IT

Shrinking Time – Everything Speeds Up

The digital era is characterized by one incontrovertible truth: change. Whether it’s the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, the startling discovery of new security vulnerabilities,...

Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu" Reached End of Life on July 20, 2023

Ubuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu” Reached End of Life on July 20, 2023

Almost ten months ago, on October 20, 2022, Ubuntu made an announcement regarding the release of its 22.10 version. Dubbed “Kinetic Kudu” by Canonical, Ubuntu...

Linux kernel security

Demystifying Linux Kernel Security: The Need for Linux Kernel Patching

The Linux kernel is the core of the Linux operating system, serving as a bridge between computer hardware and the software programs that run on...

Neptune 8.0 "Juna" Based on Debian 12 "Bookworm" OS

Neptune 8.0 “Juna” Based on Debian 12 “Bookworm” OS

The new stable version of the Neptune operating system, Neptune 8.0 “Juna”, has been released based on Debian 12 “Bookworm”. Powered by Linux kernel 6.1,...

Real-Time Ubuntu Optimized for Intel Core Processors

Real-Time Ubuntu Optimized for Intel Core Processors

Back in February earlier this year, Canonical had already made headlines with the release of the real-time Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for users subscribed to Ubuntu...

Java Supply Chain Vulnerability

Navigating the Java Supply Chain Vulnerability: The Log4j Incident

The modern software development ecosystem is intrinsically interwoven with libraries and dependencies. While this interconnectedness fosters efficiency and productivity, it can also introduce vulnerabilities, as...

Risks of Delayed Patching

The Risks of Delayed Patching: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity has grown to be a major concern in the current digital world, as technology is the foundation of the majority of enterprises and daily...

Zorin OS 16.3 Released Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Zorin OS 16.3 Released Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Zorin OS 16.3 has arrived just nine months following the release of Zorin OS 16.2. This latest version incorporates all the recent updates from the...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (July 31 – August 3, 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

Debian 12.1 Arrived with 89 Bugs Fixes and 26 Security Updates

Debian 12.1 Arrived with 89 Bugs Fixes and 26 Security Updates

The first update to the latest stable Debian 12 “Bookworm” series, Debian 12.1, arrived with a total of 89 bug fixes and 26 security updates....

Linux Server Problems

5 Common Linux Server Problems and How to Fix Them

Linux server problems result in unplanned downtime, causing service interruption and productivity loss. It can harm business operations, client happiness, and revenue production when essential...

VirtualBox 7.0.10 with Initial Support for Linux Kernels 6.4 and 6.5

VirtualBox 7.0.10 with Initial Support for Linux Kernels 6.4 and 6.5

Oracle has released the latest stable version, VirtualBox 7.0.10, approximately three months after the previous release, VirtualBox 7.0.8. The new version brings several features and...

Heartbleed

Protecting Your Infrastructure Against Heartbleed: A Comprehensive Guide

In the wake of high-profile security breaches, the tech world has become more cognizant of the necessity for effective, end-to-end infrastructure protection strategies. This awareness...

SparkyLinux 2023.07 Rolling Includes Packages from Debian 13

SparkyLinux 2023.07 Rolling Includes Packages from Debian 13

The latest semi-rolling distribution of SparkyLinux, SparkyLinux 2023.07, is available with updated packages from the upcoming Debian 13 release and Sparky testing repos. A new...

Kernel Patching

Understanding Linux Kernel Patching: A Comprehensive Guide for System Administrators

Even seasoned professionals need a refresher every now and then. Maybe some concepts are not clearly defined, or were just glossed over without much further...

Firefox 116 with HW Accelerated Video Decode for Raspberry Pi 4

Firefox 116 with HW Accelerated Video Decode for Raspberry Pi 4

Firefox 116 is the upcoming Nightly release of the popular web browser Mozilla Firefox. While there are many features and improvements to be introduced in...

Linux malware infects 70,000 routers

Linux malware infects 70,000 routers

A stealthy Linux malware called AVrecon has been used to infect over 70,000 Linux-based small office/home office (SOHO) routers, according to a report by Lumen’s...

IT

Living in the IT Bubble: The Perils and The Perspective

As we find ourselves amidst the height of summer, also fondly known as the IT industry’s silly season, things have noticeably slowed down. Half-strength teams...

New NVIDIA 535.86.05 Fixes Several Bugs for Linux

New NVIDIA 535.86.05 Fixes Several Bugs for Linux

The new maintenance release for a Linux graphic driver, NVIDIA 535.86.05, undergoes several bugs and issues fixes. This version arrived over a month after the...

Blog Wrap-Up

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up (July 24 – July 27, 2023)

Welcome to the TuxCare Weekly Blog Wrap-Up – your go-to resource for the latest insights on cybersecurity strategy, Linux security, and how to simplify the...

SysAdmins

Appreciating SysAdmins: The Unsung Heroes in a Constantly Evolving Landscape

As we celebrate another System Administrator Appreciation Day, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the SysAdmins worldwide. Your dedication, proficiency, and...

Linux Kernel 6.3 Reached End of Life

Linux Kernel 6.3 Reached End of Life: Upgrade to Linux Kernel 6.4

You might have noticed that the Linux kernel 6.3 series has been marked End of Life (EOL) on the kernel.org website. That means this kernel...

Zimbra warns of critical zero-day flaw actively exploited

Zimbra warns of critical zero-day flaw actively exploited

Zimbra has warned of a critical zero-day security flaw in its email software that has been actively exploited in the wild. The vulnerability, which has...

Patching for compliance

Patching for Compliance: How Regular Patching Can Help Organizations Meet Regulatory Requirements

Compliance means conforming to particular laws, standards, and regulations set by legislative organizations. These rules are meant to safeguard sensitive information’s availability, confidentiality, and integrity...