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Linux Security Week: March 15th, 2021
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Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: LinuxSecurity User Survey Results: How Do You Compare? and How Secure Is Linux?. We also examine various topics including three decade-old kernel bugs that have been discovered and patched and TeLOS Linux, a new Debian-based distro that offers a unique modern approach on the Linux desktop on top of the latest GNU/Linux technologies. Happy Monday - and happy reading!
How Secure Is Linux? - This article will examine the key factors that contribute to the robust security of Linux, and evaluate the level of protection against vulnerabilities and attacks that Linux offers administrators and users.
The Solarwinds security blunders have raised awareness of the importance of protecting software supply chains from unauthorized changes. Now, the Linux Foundation and partners have created a new free cryptographic software signing service to improve open-source program security.
Experts including Dr. David Wheeler, Director of Open Source Software Supply Chain Security at the Linux Foundation , discuss the growing trend in software supply chain attacks which use dependency or namespace confusion techniques, and how to secure software supply chains against these attacks.
This LinuxSecurity.com feature article was recently featured on the frontpage of Slashdot. While all Linux 'distros' " or distributed versions of Linux software " are secure by design, certain distros go above and beyond when it comes to protecting users' privacy and security . We've put together a list of our favorite specialized secure Linux distros and spoken with some of their lead developers to find out first-hand what makes these distros so great.
Linus Torvalds has warned of a nasty security bug in the first release candidate (RC) of the Linux kernel 5.12, which he has deemed a "double ungood" that can have catastrophic consequences for a computer's filesystem.
Mozilla has released Firefox 86.0.1 to address various bugs that might affect all supported platforms. This includes a bugfix update remedying a frequent crash on Linux systems that occurred during browser launch.
OPNsense is an open-source, FreeBSD-based firewall and routing security software that also acts as a DNS resolver for all of your desktops and mobile devices. Learn how to configure the OPNsense DNS resolver to encrypt all DNS queries to protect from eavesdropping and increase your privacy and security online in this tutorial.