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Ubuntu Tool Could Trick Users Into Installing Rogue Packages

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A potential security vulnerability exists in the command-not-found tool in Ubuntu, which threat actors could exploit to recommend and install malicious packages on systems running Ubuntu operating systems. The command-not-found tool is installed by default on Ubuntu systems and suggests packages to install when users attempt to run commands that are not available.

Danger in the Python Package Index: Malicious Code Lurking in PyPI

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The recent uncovering of malicious Python projects being distributed through the Python Package Index (PyPI) is an urgent reminder of the need for enhanced vigilance and security around the Python open-source ecosystem. Threat actors have been able to compromise developer accounts and push out trojanized versions of legitimate Python libraries, enabling them to harvest credentials, execute arbitrary commands, and more.

New SLAM Attack Threatens Future CPUs Security

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Researchers have identified a new exploit impacting upcoming processors called “Spectre based on Linear Address Masking” (SLAM). This side-channel-based attack exploits the new security features in Intel (Linear Address Masking (LAM)), AMD (Upper Address Ignore (UAI)), and ARM (Top Byte Ignore (TBI) chips. Specifically, the SLAM attack is a transient execution technique exploiting the new memory improvement features to leak sensitive data like password hashes.

Attack targets .info domain system

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An Internet attack flooded domain name manager UltraDNS with a deluge of data late last week, causing administrators to scramble to keep up and running the servers that host .info and other domains. The assault sent nearly 2 million requests per second to each device connecting the network to the Internet--many times greater than normal--during the four hours of peak activity that hit the company early Thursday morning, said Ben Petro, CEO of UltraDNS.. . .

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