Hackers develop Linux port of Cobalt Strike for new attacks
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Security

Hackers develop Linux port of Cobalt Strike for new attacks

The modified version of the penetration testing toolkit can evade malware detection
14 Sep 2021
Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords
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open source

Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords

Researchers identify a new Team TNT hacking campaign dubbed Chimaera
8 Sep 2021
GitHub Discussions is now generally available
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software development

GitHub Discussions is now generally available

The inclusion of Reddit-like features such as upvoting and discussion pinning aims to improve the user experience
18 Aug 2021
A complete guide to Raspberry Pi OS
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operating systems

A complete guide to Raspberry Pi OS

Everything you need to know about the software, formerly known as Raspbian, powering the world’s favourite tiny computer
30 Jul 2021
Audacity privacy update sparks 'spyware' criticism
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privacy

Audacity privacy update sparks 'spyware' criticism

Users’ personal data will be shared with its parent company’s main office in Russia
6 Jul 2021
Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?
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operating systems

Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?

They may be two of the most popular Linux distributions, but what are the differences?
18 Jun 2021
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
17 Jun 2021
Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT
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blockchain

Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT

Sotheby's will auction the single non-fungible token that consists of time-stamped files, a video, a letter and a poster of the code
16 Jun 2021
Ubuntu Pro launches on Google Cloud
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open source

Ubuntu Pro launches on Google Cloud

The "hardened" version of the open source Linux OS comes with added security features
15 Jun 2021
Trend Micro and Snyk team up to combat open source flaws
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vulnerability

Trend Micro and Snyk team up to combat open source flaws

New solution monitors trends and prioritizes issues found in open source applications
10 May 2021
Red Hat lambasts "unusual" University of Minnesota research approach in Linux feud
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open source

Red Hat lambasts "unusual" University of Minnesota research approach in Linux feud

Establishing trust and transparency is key to open source research that actually matters, the company claims
28 Apr 2021
4chan founder Chris Poole leaves Google
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Careers & training

4chan founder Chris Poole leaves Google

Poole, who founded 4chan at 15, was a controversial hire back in early 2016
23 Apr 2021
Security researchers criticised for project that deliberately added vulnerabilities to Linux
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Linux

Security researchers criticised for project that deliberately added vulnerabilities to Linux

Open source maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman slams their project, claiming “our community does not appreciate being experimented on”
22 Apr 2021
FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub
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open source

FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub

The organisation says it brought him back because it “missed his wisdom”
13 Apr 2021
Redis closes another round of funding, raking in an additional $110 million
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open source

Redis closes another round of funding, raking in an additional $110 million

Funding round puts the database vendor’s value over $2bn
8 Apr 2021
Xinuos sues IBM for patent infringement
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Linux

Xinuos sues IBM for patent infringement

Lawsuit revisits ancient legal war over Unix code
1 Apr 2021
Amazon and Red Hat partner on bringing OpenShift to AWS
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containers

Amazon and Red Hat partner on bringing OpenShift to AWS

The ROSA managed service makes it easier to build, scale and managed Kubernetes clusters on AWS
26 Mar 2021
Red Hat drops support for Free Software Foundation following return of Richard Stallman
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open source

Red Hat drops support for Free Software Foundation following return of Richard Stallman

The FSF founder has been reappointed to the board two years after he was forced to resign over comments relating to the Jeffrey Epstein case
26 Mar 2021
VMware buys Mesh7 in cloud security push
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cloud security

VMware buys Mesh7 in cloud security push

The move will better enable VMware to monitor cloud application traffic between virtual machines
19 Mar 2021
Chinese hackers target Linux systems with RedXOR backdoor
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malware

Chinese hackers target Linux systems with RedXOR backdoor

Linux servers hit by malware developed using an end-of-life Red Hat compiler
11 Mar 2021
Google and Red Hat team up with Linux Foundation for software-signing service
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open source

Google and Red Hat team up with Linux Foundation for software-signing service

The project aims to cryptographically verify open source software to mitigate supply chain security risks
10 Mar 2021
GitHub: Open source vulnerabilities can go undetected for four years
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Security

GitHub: Open source vulnerabilities can go undetected for four years

GitHub research finds that time between vulnerability detection and fix must shorten
3 Dec 2020
IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing
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open source

IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing

The partnership will expand on open source software and frameworks to create better security for hybrid cloud
12 Nov 2020