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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 launch of Purism’s new Librem 14 security-focused Linux laptop, a critical vulnerability in F5’s BIG-IP product that received a CVSS 10 severity score and has now been patched and the creation of Serpent Linux - a “truly modern” Linux distro - by ex-Solus developer Ikey Doherty. 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.

  6 ways HTTP/3 benefits security (and 7 serious concerns) (Jun 29)

HTTP/3 brings improved performance and reliability, as well as various security and privacy benefits - but there are some serious concerns that need to be considered.

  Cartesi Launches 'Descartes' SDK Portal - Future of DApps (Jul 2)

Cartesi hasannounced the launch of their Descartes SDK Documentation portal , whichrepresents a leap forward for the Cartesi team in fulfilling their ambition in bridging the world of Linux open-sourced software with the inherent security benefits of blockchain technology.

  New Republican bill latest in long line to force encryption backdoors (Jun 29)

Here we go again - Senate Republicans push a new bill to mandate "lawful access" to encrypted devices and data. It won't end until law enforcement has better cyber forensics capabilities. What is your opinion on this bill?

  Ex-Solus Dev is Now Creating a Truly Modern Linux Distribution Called Serpent Linux (Jul 3)

Ikey Doherty , the creator of the independent Linux distribution Solus has announced that he is now creating a "truly modern Linux distro": Serpent OS.

  Linux Foundation group that could improve privacy of facial biometrics adds members (Jul 1)

A new data-security group founded by the Linux Foundation " and a new school of thought on data protection " has won new adherents, including AMD, Nvidia and Accenture.The expansion could provide facial recognition a new layer of security - potentially mollifying those who oppose the biometric technology.

  Tails Linux OS Version 4.8 Released with Major Security Updates (Jul 1)

Have you heard that a new version of Tails is now available for download - and the highlight of this release is a set of security improvements designed to protect users when running this Linux distro?

  Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one quirk (Jul 2)

Linux Mint's latest release, Mint 20, offers significant improvements, but its developers' refusal to make it easy to use Ubuntu Snap is a downside.

  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 consided Purism's new Librem 14 security-focused Linux laptop.

  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.