With all sorts of National Security Letters, gag orders, oppressive laws like PARTIOT Act etc. we just know that those based in the US can be forced to facilitate surveillance (without ever speaking about it publicly).
computerworld.com: The agency has attacked other software, including Firefox, in order to compromise the anonymity tool, according to documents
techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen believes Linux is more secure than other platforms, but it's only as secure as the packages installed.
- Linux “HoT” bank Trojan: Failed malware
- Shuttleworth: Prism Will Drive Cloud to ‘Other Jurisdictions’
- NSA 'altered random-number generator'
- Federal Courts Still Scaremongering About Spooky "Open Source" Software
- ‘Hand-of-Thief’ Undergoing Construction to Become Commercially Viable
- Is OpenSSL's Cryptography Broken?
- How to create an encrypted zip file on Linux
- Really basic intro to encrypted filesystems in openSUSE
- What You Need to Know About Encryption on The Internet
- Open Source Security
- Semplice Linux 5 Will Protect You from NSA
theregister.co.uk: 'We actually know what we are doing. You don't' says kernel boss. "Where do I start a petition to raise the IQ and kernel knowledge of people?"
Also: Torvalds suggests poison and sabotage for ARM SoC designers
linuxjournal.com: If you look back at the history of computer worms, you'll see that the computer worms that caused the most damage were directed toward the Microsoft Windows OS. Is this because of the number of Windows vulnerabilities, or is it merely due to the number of Windows users? The question remains unanswered. Meanwhile, apart from the Morris worm, very few worms have been directed toward Linux.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): As desktop Linux's popularity grows, so, too, do concerns about viruses and malware. "Malware will come to target consumers on Linux," said blogger Chris Travers. "When it does, we will need to address the challenges it poses.
techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen takes a look at the Hand of Thief trojan and what it means for the Linux community.