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Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: 7 Best Linux Distros for Security and Privacy in 2020 and What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits [Updated]. We also examine various topics including the elimination of racially charged terms ‘blacklist’ and ‘slave’ from the Linux kernel, critical flaws in popular home routers and discussion surrounding the possibility of allowing in-tree Rust language support within the Linux kernel. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

7 Best Linux Distros for Security and Privacy in 2020 - Privacy and security are pressing concerns for all of us these days " not a day goes by that we arent bombarded with security news headlines about hacks, breaches and the increased storing and monitoring of sensitive personal information by governments and corporations. 

What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits [Updated] - Rootkits are an effective way for attackers to hide their tracks and keep access to the machines over which they have gained control. Read on to learn about rootkits, how to detect them and how to prevent them from being installed on your system in the first place.

  Microsoft Launches Free Linux Forensics and Rootkit Malware Detection Service (Jul 7)

Have you heard about Microsoft's Project Freta - a new free-to-use Linux forensics and rootkit malware detection service?

  Check your router now - it could be a huge Linux security risk (Jul 8)

Did you know that your router could be the biggest security hole in your network?

  F5 patches vulnerability that received a CVSS 10 severity score (Jul 6)

Have you heard that F5 has patched a severe security vulnerability in its BIG-IP product? The bug can be exploited by attackers over the Internet to gain access to the TMUI component, which runs on top of a Tomcat server on BIG-IP's Linux-based operating system.

  The Current State of Open-Source Testing Tools (Jul 7)

Tricentis  and three survey project collaborators have provided new insights on global trends in open-source tool testing - revealing that technical skills is the main roadblock to open-source tool adoption.

  Purism Launches Librem 14 Security-Focused Linux Laptop (Jul 6)

If you're not a fan of  Windows 10  or Apple's decision to  transition to ARM-based laptops  has you less than excited, then you may want to consider Purism's new Librem 14 security-focused Linux laptop.

  Global Privacy Regulators Probe Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI (Jul 9)

Are you a privacy advocate? Have you heard that global privacy regulators have announced an investigation into controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI?

  Linux Developers May Discuss Allowing Rust Code Within The Kernel (Jul 10)

Nick Desaulniers, a Google engineer, is looking to discuss at this year's Linux Plumbers Conference the possibility of allowing in-tree Rust language support within the Linux kernel. Because of its memory safety guarantees and other security benefits, many argue that Rust should play a larger role at lower-levels of the system. What are your thoughts?

  Linux kernel will no longer use terms ‘blacklist’ and ‘slave’ (Jul 13)

As part of a growing effort in the open-source community to eliminate racially charged language from community projects, the Linux kernel will no longer use the terms 'blacklist' and 'slave'.

  Report: Most Popular Home Routers Have ‘Critical’ Flaws (Jul 13)

A new report reveals that common home routers from Netgear, Linksys, D-Link and other vendors contain serious security vulnerabilities that even updates dont fix. While Linux can be a very secure OS in theory, researchers have found that many of these vulnerable routers are powered by very old versions of Linux that lack support and are riddled with security issues as a result.