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TuxMachines: Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 08:06:49 PM

Attackers with a little more than a minute to spare can get their foot in the door on Linux boxes by holding down the Enter key for 70 seconds – an act that gifts them a root initramfs shell .

The simple exploit, which requires physical access to the system, exists due to a bug in the Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) used in popular variations of Linux. With access to an initramfs environment shell, an attacker could then attempt to decrypt the encrypted filesystem by brute-force. The attack also potentially works on virtual Linux boxen in clouds.

Also: Press the Enter Key For 70 Seconds To Bypass Linux Disk Encryption Authentication

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TuxMachines: Evolution of the SSL and TLS protocols

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:58:35 PM

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol is undoubtedly the most widely used protocol on the Internet today. If you have ever done an online banking transaction, visited a social networking website, or checked your email, you have most likely used TLS. Apart from wrapping the plain text HTTP protocol with cryptographic goodness, other lower level protocols like SMTP and FTP can also use TLS to ensure that all the data between client and server is inaccessible to attackers in between. This article takes a brief look at the evolution of the protocol and discusses why it was necessary to make changes to it.

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LXer: How to play Minecraft in Fedora

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:28:44 PM
Few games are as notorious as the block-breaking sandbox game, Minecraft. Listed as the second best-selling video game of all-time with over 107.8 million copies sold to date, Minecraft is as popular with children as it is adults. It supports... Continue Reading →

Reddit: Where can I find a changelog of the bonding module?

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:26:24 PM

Hey everyone. I am trying to figure out what, if any changes occurred in the bonding module between revision 3.4.0 and 3.4.0-2.

Trying to go through the tree for the first time and I'm kind of lost. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Reddit: Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation, no really

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:10:07 PM

Reddit: Microsoft joins The Linux Foundation

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:09:40 PM

LinuxToday: Minecraft 1.11, the 'Exploration Update' is now live, new launcher coming along nicely

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: Minecraft launcher - on Linux.

Phoronix: Ubuntu Developers Continue Talks To Discontinue i386 & PowerPC Images

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:00:00 PM
Discussed today during the Ubuntu 17.04 Online Summit was the dwindling state of PowerPC (32-bit PPC) and i386 (x86 32-bit) support for Ubuntu and overall Linux for that matter. Images are still being produced but likely for not much longer although the package archives are anticipated to remain... Microsoft Steps Up Its Commitment to Open Source

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:40:22 PM
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Reddit: wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:27:37 PM

LXer: How to Download videos from YouTube and other websites (support around 800+ websites) in Linux

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:20:07 PM
YouTube-dl command is One of the easiest way to download videos from YouTube and other websites (support around 800+ websites) in Linux.

Phoronix: Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation As A Platinum Member

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 03:48:55 PM
Microsoft announced at their 2016 Connect event today they are joining the Linux Foundation...

Reddit: Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 03:41:36 PM

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