Linux Security Week: April 5th, 2021

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Linux Security Week: April 5th, 2021

Thank you for reading our Linux Security Week newsletter! In this weekly newsletter, we strive to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the week's most relevant open source security news. We want to provide you with the type of content you are interested in, and would love to hear your thoughts on this week's articles.

Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: Top Tips for Securing Your Linux System in 2021 and A Call to Action: Recent PHP Hack Highlights the Need for Better Security. We also examine various topics including the release of KDE Plasma 5.18.7 with a handful of bug fixes and better support for Qt 5.12 and recent Mesa stacks, and persistent privacy concerns surrounding the popular Rust programming language. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

Yours in Open Source,

Brittany Day Signature


LinuxSecurity.com Feature Extras:

Top Tips for Securing Your Linux System in 2021 - Here’s what you need to know to secure your Linux system against malware, rootkits and other dangerous attacks.

A Call to Action: Recent PHP Hack Highlights the Need for Better Security - This weekends PHP hack serves as the latest reminder of the importance of server security- and the need to do better.


  New Bugs Could Let Hackers Bypass Spectre Attack Mitigations On Linux Systems (Mar 29)
 

Cybersecurity researchers have identified two new vulnerabilities in Linux-based OSes that, if successfully exploited, could enable attackers to bypass mitigations for speculative attacks such as  Spectre  and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory.

  KDE Plasma 5.18.7 LTS Released with Better Support for Qt 5.12 and Recent Mesa Stacks (Apr 2)
 

The KDE Project has released KDE Plasma 5.18.7 as the seventh maintenance update to the LTS (Long-Term Support) of the KDE Plasma 5.18 desktop environment series. KDE Plasma 5.18.6 brings a handful of bug fixes, and better support for Qt 5.12 and recent Mesa stacks.

  Serious Security: OpenSSL fixes two high-severity crypto bugs (Mar 29)
 

OpenSSL has patched two high-severity crypto bugs. Upgrade now!

  Google Chrome for Linux is getting DNS-over-HTTPS, but there's a catch (Mar 31)
 

Google Chrome for Linux is getting DNS-over-HTTPS, but there's a catch! Learn the details in this article.

  VPNs: Mozilla just added these new feature to its virtual private network (Mar 31)
 

Mozilla, has added two exciting new features available to Linux users to its VPN service that launched last year.

  How to Install SpiderFoot Security Scanner on Ubuntu 20.04 (Apr 2)
 

Learn how to install SpiderFoot - an excellent open-source security scanner - to analyze vulnerabilities and malicious functions on Ubuntu Linux servers and assist in your pentesting endeavors in this tutorial.

  17 open-source container security tools (Apr 1)
 

Container security is tricky, but using the right tools and utilities can make things much easier - and greatly improve security! Here are 17 great open-source container security tools to consider adding to your arsenal.

  Parrot OS 4.11: Secure Parrot with KDE Plasma, Mate and Linux 5.10 (Mar 30)
 

Parrot OS is an excellent privacy-focused distro for pentesters, reverse engineers and security researchers. Version 4.11 offers numerous security improvements that make the OS even more impressive.

  Why Is Linux Hosting So Much More Popular Than Windows? (Mar 30)
 

Linux prevails as the clear choice for web hosting due to its security, compatibility, customization and cost-efficiency.

  Linux Mint outlines better, unobtrusive update notifications (Apr 1)
 

Clem Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, has written a  blog post  outlining new notifications that try not to be annoying but also remind users that they need to perform software updates to keep their computer secure. What are your thoughts?

  Most loved programming language Rust sparks privacy concerns (Apr 4)
 

Rust developers have repeatedly raised concerned about an unaddressed privacy issue over the last few years.

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