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Emerging Technology and Privacy: What You Need to Know


As technology evolves and the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning becomes increasingly mainstream, consumers are more concerned than ever before about protecting their privacy. Awareness surrounding how activities are being tracked and how personal information is being accessed and used is growing. The world’s biggest companies are frequently being challenged on the ways that they collect and utilize people’s data.

An Open-Source Success Story: Apache SpamAssassin Celebrates 18 Years of Effectively Combating Spam Email


Apache SpamAssassin celebrates its 18th birthday this year, a huge accomplishment for everyone who has contributed to the open-source project for nearly the past two decades. SpamAssassin, a renowned and respected open-source anti-spam platform, provides a secure, reliable framework upon which companies can build highly effective spam filtering and email security solutions.

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A Critical Exim Vulnerability, Lilocked Ransomware on the Rise, but Linux Not to Blame


Exim may be the Internet’s most popular email server, but the MTA’s recent history with security vulnerabilities is concerning to say the least. This past Friday, the Exim team warned about a critical flaw in its software, affecting all Exim servers running version 4.92.1 and before. When exploited, the bug enables attackers to run malicious code with root privileges. Exim released version 4.92.2 on Friday, September 6, to address the issue, and recommends that users running a prior version of Exim update immediately.

What we Can Learn from the Recent VLC Security Vulnerability Fiasco: A Conversation with VideoLAN President Jean-Baptiste Kempf


About a week ago, the LinuxSecurity staff started tracking a security issue related to VLC, the popular open source media player. Security vulnerabilities are a regular part of the software development lifecycle. These vulnerabilities are identified, then a solution is created and distributed to its users. In this case, it wasn’t completely clear whether that’s what happened, though. We decided to find out. Launches New site, Celebrates 20 Years of Following Open Source Security News and Resources

data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=%22, the open-source community’s go-to source for security news and information, has revealed a completely new site design and a renewed focus on providing timely, authoritative industry content. is a valuable resource for the open-source community, informing Linux users of the latest cyber security-related news, trends and advisories.

IBM Closes its $34 Billion Acquisition of Red Hat: A Monumental Moment for Open Source


In the tech giant’s largest deal ever and one of the biggest deals in US history, IBM closed its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat on Tuesday July 9, 2019. Red Hat will now be a unit of IBM’s hybrid cloud division and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst will join IBM’s senior management team. This event has significant meaning that extends beyond is monetary value: it is a testament to the power of Open Source and the opportunity it offers businesses of all sizes across all industries.