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Get Linux Root Shell Just By Pressing ‘ENTER’ key for 70 Seconds + Fix

A hacker with little more than a minute can bypass the authentication procedures on some Linux systems just by holding down the Enter key for around 70 seconds. The result? The act grants the hacker a shell with root privileges, which allows them to gain complete remote control over encrypted …

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Warning — Linux Mint Website Hacked and ISOs replaced with Backdoored Operating System

Are you also the one who downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th? You may have been Infected! Linux Mint is one of the best and popular Linux distros available today, but if you have downloaded and installed the operating system recently you might have done so using a malicious ISO …

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PlayStation 4 Hacked to Run Linux

Hackers enjoy much playing with PlayStation and Xbox, rather than playing on them. And this time, they have done some crazy things with Sony’s PlayStation gaming console. It appears that a console-hacking that goes by the name of Fail0verflow have managed to hack PlayStation 4 (PS4) to run a Linux …

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Microsoft Will Teach IT Professionals Linux Integrated With Azure

The Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the creation of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), a program aimed at IT professionals whose goal is to generate certifications for the use of Linux integrated with the service suite Azure cloud. If before, the company founded by Bill Gates disputed at all …

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Linux Ransomware targeting Servers and Threatening Webmasters to Pay

Since past few years, Ransomware has emerged as one of the catastrophic malware programs that lets hacker encrypts all the contents of a victim’s hard drive or/and server and demands ransom (typically to be paid in Bitcoin) in exchange for a key to decrypt it. Until now cyber criminals were …

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This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked

Hackers, Government Agencies and sophisticated malware, are collecting every piece of Digital data that we transmit through our Computers, Smartphones or Internet-enabled Gadgets. No matter how secure you think you might be, something malicious can always happen. Because, “With the right tools and Talent, a Computer is an open book.” …

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Getting Started with Linux: Part II (Installation and more)

After downloading a desired Linux distribution, you can try it out using these methods: Install Linux virtually – If you already have a machine running Windows, Mac or another Linux distro, and you don’t want to remove or dual boot with that, install VirtualBox and run Linux on virtual system. …

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Getting Started With Linux : Part l (Choosing a Distribution)

    There are hundreds of Linux distributions to choose from. Each of them has their merits. Some of them have their separate package managers, desktop managers, repositories; some of them are derived from others, so they share some behaviorism. It is not possible to compare each other as each …

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New Botnet Hunts for Linux — Launching 20 DDoS Attacks/Day at 150Gbps

The distributed denial-of-service network, dubbed XOR DDoS Botnet, targets over 20 websites per day, according to an advisory published by content delivery firm Akamai Technologies. Over 90 percent of the XOR DDoS targets are located in Asia, and the most frequent targets are the gaming sector and educational institutions. XOR creator is supposed to …

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Microsoft Chooses Ubuntu Linux for their Cloud-based Azure HDInsight Big Data Solution

Earlier this month, Microsoft surprised us all with the announcement that they built a Linux kernel-based operating system, Azure Cloud Switch (ACS), for developing software products for Network Devices. Now, Microsoft just announced that they have selected Ubuntu as the operating system for their Cloud-based Big Data services. Yes, Microsoft needs Linux. To …

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