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Canonical Snap Store Scams Lead To Policy Changes


Canonical has taken steps to address the growing problem of cryptocurrency credential-stealing apps in the Snap store by introducing manual reviews for all new Snap name registrations. This move by Canonical reflects a temporary measure to tackle the influx of scam apps.

Zorin OS 17.1: Facilitating a Seamless Transition for Windows Apps on Linux


Zorin OS 17.1, the latest release of the Linux distribution, aims to streamline the process of running Windows applications on a Linux system. By combining the Wine compatibility layer with the Bottles application, Zorin OS offers a user-friendly solution for Linux admins, infosec professionals, and sysadmins looking to harness the benefits of Linux while still enjoying their essential Windows apps.

Linux Mint and Ubuntu's Security Features: Prioritizing System Safety


Linux Mint and Ubuntu are two popular Linux distributions that have gained a reputation for prioritizing system safety. It is crucial for Linux administrators, infosec professionals, and internet security enthusiasts to understand the security measures implemented by these distributions. Let's examine the security features and enhancements available to Ubuntu and Linux Mint users to help you determine if one of these distros could be a good fit for your priorities and requirements.

Ubuntu 23.04 & 22.04.3 Installs Haven't Been Following Their Own Security Best Practices


It turns out that Ubuntu Linux installations of Ubuntu 23.04, 22.04.3 LTS, and installs done since April 2023 that accepted the Snap version update haven't been following Ubuntu's own recommended security best practices for their security pocket configuration for packages. A new Subiquity release was issued today to fix this problem while those on affected Ubuntu installs are recommended to manually edit their /etc/apt/sources.list file.

The Great CentOS Linux Migration: How We Got Here and What’s Next


The recent news regarding Red Hat’s decision to limit access to the source code of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution has garnered considerable attention. "It is wise to make sure security and IT compliance aspects are addressed. Perhaps more open source Linux distributions will appear in the near future and offer another alternative to CentOS Linux."