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Linux Security Week: January 18th, 2021
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Linux has become a popular target among cybercriminal groups, who have started infecting Linux machines via a fileless malware installation technique that until recently was more commonly used against Windows-based systems.
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RedHat's acquisition of StackRox underscores the growing significance of DevSecOps. "DevSecOps, the best of DevOps and security operations, is becoming a top priority for enterprise customers. StackRox, with its integration with existing DevOps and CI/CD tools, delivers seamless DevSecOps for Kubernetes."
Microsoft Defender for Linux - Microsoft's server-based Linux security program - is now ready to protect your Linux servers, Windows desktops, and Macs with endpoint detection and response capabilities.
Linus Torvalds would love to run Linux on an M1-powered Mac, and a crowd-sourced project is trying to port Linux to Apple's newest, but top Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman warns that it won't be easy. That being said, "With some luck and a lot of hard work, Linux users may eventually run Linux users' favorite OS on the next-generation of their favorite Apple hardware."
A free, community-driven fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, AlmaLinux will serve as drop-in alternative for CentOS PALO ALTO, Calif., January 12, 2021 -- CloudLinux has named the free CentOS replacement AlmaLinux, which will be available in the first quarter this year.
The Linux Mint project has patched a security flaw discovered by two kids that could have allowed a threat actor to bypass the OS screensaver and its password and access locked desktops. Linux Mint is now working on adding a setting that will let users disable the on-screen keyboard, which would make mitigating future bugs in this component easier until patches are generally available.