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Canonical's Game-Changing Move: 12-Year LTS for Distroless Docker Images


Canonical has made headlines with its groundbreaking long-term support (LTS) service offering to extend far beyond Ubuntu deb packages, promising 12 years of security maintenance for any open-source application or dependency. "Everything LTS means CVE maintenance for your entire open MacOSource dependency tree, including open source not yet packaged as a deb in Ubuntu," announced Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, emphasizing its far-reaching benefits.

Evaluating the Necessity of Virus Removal Tools on Linux


Despite Linux's reputation as the most secure operating system (OS) by design, no OS is fully immune to online risks like malware and viruses. While Linux is still targeted far less frequently than Windows, attacks on Linux are becoming increasingly prevalent as Linux's user base and the number of critical systems it powers worldwide continue to grow.

RHEL 9.4 Improves Security, Tackles Hybrid Cloud Complexity


Red Hat recently released its newest enterprise Linux distro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.4, which introduces several features designed to streamline the management of hybrid cloud environments. While RHEL 7.9 received four more years of support, RHEL 7 Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) is a one-time extension and may not be seen with other RHEL versions. Thus, Red Hat urges users to upgrade to RHEL 9.4. This latest version enhances management and automation capabilities while providing proactive support for building standard operating environments (SOEs) for distributed systems.

Ubuntu 24.04 Security Enhancements Analyzed [Updated]


The release of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, also known as Noble Numbat, brings various security enhancements and exciting new features. These improvements include unprivileged user namespace restrictions, binary hardening, AppArmor 4, disabling old TLS versions, and upstream kernel security features.

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.