Thank you for reading the LinuxSecurity.com weekly security newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines.
Linux Kernel Security in a Nutshell: How to Secure Your Linux System - The Linux kernel is the core component of the Linux operating system, maintaining complete control over everything in the system. It is the interface between applications and data processing at the hardware level, connecting the system hardware to the application software. The kernel manages input/output requests from software, memory, processes, peripherals and security, among other hefty responsibilities. Needless to say, the Linux kernel is pretty important.
Servers Running Linux May Get Riskier for Enterprises Next Year - The LinuxSecurity team thanksHoracio Zambrano for contributing this article. Enterprises using Linux for their cloud or data center servers may be faced with a larger threat from advanced security attackers in the near future. Based on the Linux Foundations estimates back in 2014, 75% of enterprises reported using Linux for the cloud and 79% for application deployments.
|Chinese companies want to help shape global facial recognition standards (Dec 2)|
|New Linux Bug Lets Attackers Hijack Encrypted VPN Connections (Dec 6)|
|OpenBSD devs patch authentication bypass bug (Dec 6)|
|China Implements Mandatory Facial Recognition Scans For New Cell Phone Users (Dec 4)|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7 Receive Important Kernel Security Update (Dec 5)|
|61% of malicious ads target Windows users (Dec 2)|
|Canonical Patches Intel Microcode Regression on Ubuntu PCs with Skylake CPUs (Dec 5)|
|Labor says it will fix encryption laws it voted for last year (Dec 3)|
|Aviatrix VPN vulnerability left user endpoints wide open (Dec 5)|
|Sen. Cantwell Leads With New Consumer Data Privacy Bill (Dec 4)|
|Networking attack gives hijackers VPN access (Dec 9)|
|Strengthen California’s Consumer Data Privacy Regulations (Dec 9)|