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Linux Security Week: November 23rd, 2020

Linux Security Week: November 23rd, 2020

Thank you for reading our Linux Security Week newsletter! In this weekly newsletter, we strive to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the week's most relevant open source security news. We want to provide you with the type of content you are interested in, and would love to hear your thoughts on this week's articles.


Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: Wireguard Brings Speed and Simplicity to VPN Technology and Open Source is Revolutionizing Careers in Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know. We also examine various topics including the release of Kali Linux 2020.4 with ZSH as the default shell and how NASA is embracing Open Source through the use of Linux. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

WireGuard Brings Speed and Simplicity to VPN Technology - This article will briefly explore VPN protocols and potential concerns when implementing a VPN, and will dive deeper into the unique benefits that Wireguard offers users.

Open Source is Revolutionizing Careers in Cybersecurity - What You Need to Know - As technology companies are scrambling to meet businesses and consumers evolving needs, one trend has become clearly apparent - open-source is at the forefront of modern technological innovation, revolutionizing careers available in the field of cybersecurity in the process. 


  Google Chrome Update Gets Serious: Homeland Security (CISA) Confirms Attacks Underway (Nov 16)
 

The CISA has confirmed that attackers are exploiting mutiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Google Chrome, and urges Linux, Windows and Mac users to update immediately.

  Kali Linux 2020.4 switches the default shell from Bash to ZSH (Nov 20)
 

Offensive Security has released Kali Linux 2020.4 - taking the monumental step of changing the default shell from Bash to ZSH.

  Kali Linux 2020.4 Released: 6 New Features For Ethical Hackers (Nov 19)
 

Kali Linux 2020.4 has been released with a selection of impressive new pen testing features.

  Microsoft uses Linux to power new VPN solution for mobile devices (Nov 20)
 

Microsoft has announced the public preview of Microsoft Tunnel Gateway, a Linux-powered alternative to Windows  VPN  that helps extend the protections of the corporate security policy to mobile devices.

  Mozilla Firefox 83 Is Now Available for Download with HTTPS-Only Mode, Improvements (Nov 19)
 

The Mozilla Firefox 83 web browser is now available for download on Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, and offers a new security feature called HTTPS-Only Mode, which provides a secure and encrypted connection between your web browser and the websites you visit - even if they dont use HTTPS.

  Microsoft Defender for Linux adds new security feature (Nov 18)
 

Microsoft Defender for Linux - Microsoft's server-based Linux protection program - is now offering a public preview of improved endpoint detection and response (EDR) features.

  Canonical Reverts Intel Microcode Update in Ubuntu Due to Boot Failures in Tiger Lake Systems (Nov 17)
 

Canonical has reverted the recent Intel Microcode update for the Tiger Lake processor family for all supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address a regression causing boot failures on some Intel Tiger Lake systems.

  QEMU Live Update (Nov 17)
 

In this article, Oracle Linux Kernel engineers Steve Sistare and Mark Kanda introduce QEMU Live Update, a new method for updating a running  QEMU  instance to a new version while minimizing the impact to the VM guest.

  Tor Browser 10.0.5 (Nov 18)
 

Protect your privacy and defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis with the latest realease of the Tor Browser: 10.0.5. This release updates Firefox to 78.5.0esr and updates Tor to 0.4.4.6.

  Setting Up a Secure FTP Server using SSL/TLS on Ubuntu (Nov 16)
 

This tutorial examines how to secure a FTP server using SSL/TLS in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10.

  Stars and Stripes: NASA and Linux (Nov 23)
 

Learn how NASA is embracing Open Source in the first article in a LinuxLinks series spotlighting large institutions in the USA powered by Linux.

  Linus Torvalds wants Apple’s new M1-powered Macs to run Linux (Nov 23)
 

Even Linus Torvalds, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, wants one of Apple's new M1-powered laptops - but he wants it to run on Linux.

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