Most Dangerous Linux Security Flaw Gives Users Full Access in 5 Seconds

Linux, the operating system that powers most of the internet, has been carrying a bug for over nine years. Researchers have revealed the Linux Kernel has remained infected with a serious vulnerability codenamed Dirty COW. Attackers are exploiting this Linux security privilege escalation vulnerability in the wild, which is present in virtually every version of Linux. “Any…


What Bangladesh Govt Might Learn from latest $81M Loss

Using open source software is a viable and proven method of combatting cyber-crime Credits to Zeeshan Hasan who is a director of Kazi Media, the company behind Deepto TV. It’s encouraging to read that the government understands the seriousness of the loss of $81 million dollars via the hacking of Bangladesh Bank, and that a cyber-security…


Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” & 8.15 “Nev” Receive Latest Debian Security Updates

After releasing the first Test build of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 “Nev” operating system a couple of days ago, today, October 23, 2016, the Parsix GNU/Linux development team announced the availability of new security updates for all supported Parsix GNU/Linux releases. Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” is the current stable release of the Debian-based operating…


Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Ontario Provincial Police is warning the public to be vigilant as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month. Reading the contents of an e-mail should be safe if you have the latest security patches, but e-mail attachments can be harmful, police said. Phishing scams can trick you into opening attachments or giving up personal information.…