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Linux Security Week: November 2nd, 2020

Thank you for subscribing to 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: Open Source is Revolutionizing Careers in Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know and RavenDB 5.0: A Versatile Open-Source NoSQL Database with an Intense Focus on Security. We also examine various topics including how to set up Wireguard VPN on Ubuntu 20.04, how RHEL 8.3 updates are targeting digital transformation and the addition of 16 contributors to the Linux Foundation’s OpenSSF. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

Open Source is Revolutionizing Careers in Cybersecurity - What You Need to Know - Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives. Widespread reliance on devices that connect us to the Internet and cloud platforms that facilitate digital communications has markedly increased since the beginning of this pandemic. 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. 

RavenDB 5.0: A Versatile Open-Source NoSQL Database with an Intense Focus on Security - RavenDB is at the forefront of data management innovation - leveraging open-source development and an intense focus on usability to offer efficient, versatile and highly secure database services to business application developers worldwide. The latest release of the open-source NoSQL document database, RavenDB 5.0, accommodates both local and hosted environments, and adds time series support and document compression to its robust feature set.


  Ubuntu publisher, Samsung, Huawei join major open-source security initiative (Oct 30)
 

The Linux Foundation's  Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF)  looks to jointly mitigate risks inherent to the open-source style of development, and the foundation just announced that a total of 16 new contributors have joined OpenSSF including Canonical, Facebook, Samsung, Huawei Technologies, and more.

  RHEL 8.3 updates target digital transformation (Oct 30)
 

RHEL 8.3 has been released with features for users engaged in digital transformation projects that have been accelerated by the pandemic. New System Roles improve security and stability.

  Fedora 33: Honing Linux's cutting edge (Oct 29)
 

If you're looking for a Linux distro that explores the outer limits of what Linux can do, Fedora could very likely be for you. And there has never been a better time to make the switch -  Red Hat  has now released the latest and greatest update of this popular Linux distro:  Fedora 33 . 

  Why the hunt is on for open-source skills (Oct 29)
 

Open source makes more sense than ever in the current climate and, according to the 2020 Open Source Jobs Report ,  businesses are increasingly seeking those who possess talent and skills in this area.

  TrickBot Linux Variants Active in the Wild Despite Recent Takedown (Oct 28)
 

After the  shut down  of most of its critical infrastructure, the infamous TrickBot malware is now targeting Linux systems. 

  Linux Foundation: Latest trends and most-needed skills for open source jobs (Oct 27)
 

The widespread adoption of open-source software, programs and development is revolutionizing careers in cybersecurity. The Linux Foundation jobs report shares what recruiters are looking for and which technologies are in demand.

  Pop!_OS 20.10 Released: 5 New Features Of Ubuntu-based Linux Distro (Oct 26)
 

Days after the release of  Ubuntu 20.10  Groovy Gorilla, along with its  seven official flavors , System76 has  announced  a new Pop!_OS 20.10 Linux distro based on the upstream Ubuntu 20.10. This article examines five aweome new features of the Ubuntu-based Linux distro.

  Torvalds hails the removal of a relic from Linux’s early days (Oct 27)
 

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has hailed the removal of defunct addressing function set_fs() in 5.10. Set_fs(), which has featured in the kernel since its early days,  has been the source of many security vulnerabilities over the years.

  How to Set Up WireGuard VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 (Nov 2)
 

Learn how to set up WireGuard VPN - an innovatibon VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography - on Ubuntu 20.04 to act as a VPN server. This setup can be used to surf the web anonymously, bypass Geo-restricted content, allow remote workers to connect to a corpoarte network securely and protect against Man in the Middle attacks.

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