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Abyss Locker Ransomware Targets Linux & Windows Users

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A ransomware variant dubbed "Abyss Locker" has been observed targeting Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms. The Abyss Locker ransomware is believed to be based on the HelloKitty ransomware source code. It steals and encrypts victims' files, demanding ransom for decryption and preventing the release of stolen data. The ransomware's severity level is classified as high, showcasing the urgency of addressing this issue.

Linux Foundation Joins Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance

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The Linux Foundation recently launched its partnership with the Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance (PQCA). This open and collaborative initiative aims to address the data and network security challenges that quantum computing presents by developing and adopting quantum-resistant cryptography.

Securing Your Linux Boot Process: An Insider's Guide to Secure Boot

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Boot security has become an increasingly important topic in recent years as threats against system integrity continue to evolve. Secure Boot is a security standard developed to provide protection against such threats by validating the integrity of boot software. With Secure Boot, security is enforceable during the boot process rather than relying solely on the operating system. This helps prevent malicious software from embedding itself early in the boot process, providing an additional layer of defense against low-level attacks.

Malicious Applications Hit Canonical's Snap Store

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Several fake cryptography applications have appeared on Canonical's Snap Store. These web application security vulnerabilities seek to steal user funds and inflict other damaging data and network security issues. Canonical is investigating the matter, and access is restricted while investigating the risky cryptography today.

GitHub Makes Passkeys Security Feature Available to All

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GitHub has officially rolled out its passkeys security feature for general availability, following a two-month beta testing phase. Passkeys introduce a cloud-synced authentication system using cryptographic key pairs, allowing users to access websites and applications using their screen-lock PIN, biometrics, or physical security key.