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Security: Real Cost of Windows, New Patches, NordPass and GrSecurity

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    Health groups vulnerable to cyberattacks as coronavirus crisis ramps up [iophk: Windows TCO]

    [Attackers] are zeroing in on government health agencies and hospitals, who are already struggling to keep pace with the coronavirus pandemic, as a way to make money and cause disruptions in the midst of a global crisis.

    These concerns were highlighted Monday when Bloomberg News reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), one of the agencies on the front lines of the outbreak, had been breached by [attackers].

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (libvncserver and twisted), Fedora (libxslt), Red Hat (kernel, kernel-rt, python-flask, python-pip, python-virtualenv, slirp4netns, tomcat, and zsh), Scientific Linux (kernel, python-pip, python-virtualenv, tomcat, and zsh), SUSE (apache2-mod_auth_openidc and skopeo), and Ubuntu (apport and dino-im).

  • NordPass – A Powerful Password Manager for Linux [Ed: "FOSS"Mint again pushing proprietary software instead of FOSS]

    NordPass is a password manager that exists to enable users to remember all their complex login credentials, to autofill forms online, and to generate strong passwords. It offers a free account no credit card required and the ability to store data across multiple devices.

  • GrSecurity Linux Kernel To Focus More On Performance This Year

    The GrSecurity patches to the Linux kernel have long focused on security enhancements but this year they are said to be taking on a larger focus of performance optimizations.

    GrSecurity patches include PaX and various other security-based features, some of which items have ended up in the mainline Linux kernel years later in varying forms. In recent years, however, GrSecurity has just made their kernel patches and binaries only available to paying customers.

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Stable Kernels: 5.5.15, 5.4.30, 4.19.114, 4.14.175, 4.9.218, and 4.4.218

  • Linux 5.5.15
    I'm announcing the release of the 5.5.15 kernel. All users of the 5.5 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 5.5.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.5.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

  • Linux 5.4.30
  • Linux 4.19.114
  • Linux 4.14.175
  • Linux 4.9.218
  • Linux 4.4.218

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