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Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits [Updated] and LinuxSecurity Celebrates 24 Years of Serving as the Linux Community's Central Security Resource. We also examine various topics including a new Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) badge program and survey designed to improve the security of FLOSS projects and malicious Google Chrome extensions being used in a global eavesdropping campaign, which have now been removed by Google. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

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.

LinuxSecurity Celebrates 24 Years of Serving as the Linux Communitys Central Security Resource - , the open-source communitys go-to source for security news and information, celebrates providing the Linux community with timely, authoritative industry content for nearly two and a half decades.

  Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 5.8 as the “Biggest Release of All Time” (Jun 16)

Have you heard that Linus Torvalds has officially kicked off the development cycle of the upcoming Linux kernel 5.8, which he has dubbed as one of the biggest releases of all time?

  The Latest VLC Media Player Update Comes with a Critical Security Fix (Jun 17)

Have you heard that VideoLAN has released a new version of VLC Media Player to resolve a critical security vulnerability that could eventually allow for remote code execution?

  Malicious Chrome Extensions Downloaded Over 33 Million Times (Jun 19)

Have you heard that Google has removed scores of malicious and fake Chrome extensions being used in a global eavesdropping campaign?

  Linux Foundation and Harvard announce Linux and open-source contributor security survey (Jun 19)

Securing Free/Libre and open-source software (FLOSS) is a big deal and The Linux Foundation wants to know exactly how programmers are dealing with security issues. In an effort to gain insight on the topic, theLinux Foundation and Harvard have announced a new Linux and open-source contributor security survey.

  How to use the Whonix advanced security and privacy distribution (Jun 22)

Are you familiar with Whonix? Whonix is a Linux desktop dedicated to absolute security and privacy. Learn how to use this unique take on the desktop operating system.