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A zero-day vulnerability on the Linux operating system that gives attackers unbridled access to PCs, servers and a majority of Android devices has been found. The security flaw affects machines running version Linux 3.8 or higher. Given that version 3.8 was released in 2013, the security flaw has existed for nearly three years.
Airbnb renters keep finding hidden Wi-Fi cameras watching them without them knowing. If you want to ensure your privacy in a rental, this shell script will find any Wi-Fi cameras on the network and disable them.
You’d think a Microsoft operating system or the notorious Adobe Flash would top a list of software with the most vulnerabilities last year. But according to security firm CVE Details, they didn’t nab first place on its annual software security bugs list. Apple’s Mac OS X took the top spot with 384 distinct vulnerabilities, but this doesn’t mean that Microsoft and Adobe should be cheering just yet.
We’re seeing more Linux love from Microsoft with the vendor launching a new certification on Azure for IT professionals who have skills in the open source operating system. The certification is in response to growing demands fro organisations looing for experts in Linux system administration and competencies working with cloud environments.
Setting up a normal sized Raspberry Pi in headless mode (where you don’t need a monitor or keyboard attached) is super easy because you have access to an ethernet port. The Raspberry Pi Zero doesn’t have an ethernet port, so you’ll have to take a different approach. Coder and blogger David Maitland explains how.
Kano’s Raspberry Pi kit is a bit of a crowd favourite, even though it clock in a bit on the expensive side. The bright orange colours combined with the custom operating system built for learning makes it appealing for kids learning to code.
Cybercrime has cost Australians $1.5 billion and the rise in ransomware attacks has contributed to that figure. While ransomware is known to target personal computers, holding data on those machines hostage and demanding ransom, this kind of attack is being used by criminals to go after websites as well. Linux web servers are now being targeted by a new variant of ransomware.