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There's no 'Skype' in Teams: Microsoft lets signing key for its Debian Skype repository slip gently into the night
2021-06-22 20:05

Microsoft's inattentive approach to Linux has continued unabated, with reports that the signing key for its Debian Skype repository has expired. Far be it from us to suggest that we are perhaps witnessing an attempt by Microsoft to steer users toward Teams on Linux rather than that old Skype thing.

How to create an SSH jailed user on Debian 9
2019-05-08 19:24

Learn how to limit what SSH users can do by jailing them with the help of Jailkit.

Heads up: Debian's package manager is APT for root-level malware injection... Fix out now to thwart MITM hijacks
2019-01-22 22:11

Disable redirects before applying update The Debian Project has patched a security flaw in its software manager Apt that can be exploited by miscreants to execute commands as root on victims'...

New Linux Kernel Bug Affects Red Hat, CentOS, and Debian Distributions
2018-09-26 12:18

Security researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could allow an unprivileged user to gain superuser...

Linux Kernel Vulnerability Affects Red Hat, CentOS, Debian
2018-09-26 10:25

Qualys has disclosed the details of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can be exploited by a local attacker for privilege escalation. The flaw, dubbed “Mutagen Astronomy,”...

Use Debian? Want Intel's latest CPU patch? Small print sparks big problem
2018-08-21 19:34

Linux distro hits the brakes on rolling out microcode for security bugs in license row At least one Linux distribution is withholding security patches that mitigate the latest round of Intel CPU...

New Debian Releases Fix PHP, VirtualBox Bugs (Threatpost)
2015-09-14 17:35

The maintainers of Debian have released new versions of the operating system to fix several vulnerabilities, including a number of bugs in PHP and an unspecified flaw in Oracle’s VirtualBox...