Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1796 Three serious Linux kernel security holes patched
The good news is developers are looking very closely at Linux's core code for possible security holes. The bad news is they're finding them.

At least the best news is that they're fixing them as soon as they're uncovered.

The latest three kernel vulnerabilities are designated CVE-2016-8655, CVE-2016-6480, and CVE-2016-6828. Of these, CVE-2016-8655 is the worst of the bunch. It enables local users, which can include remote users with virtual and cloud-based Linux instances, to crash the system or run arbitrary code as root.
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#1803 First version of zandboxed Tor browser available
#1802 SWIFT confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics
#1801 Malware found in the firmware of 26 low-cost Android devices
#1800 Beta firmware updates available for vulnerable Netgear routers
#1799 Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions
#1798 Android, iOS secure ID: Estonia says it's taking digital authentication to new levels
#1797 Apple ships iOS 10.2, fixes ‘Find my iPhone’ hole plus five lockscreen bugs
#1796 Three serious Linux kernel security holes patched
#1795 Fancy Bear ramping up infowar against Germany - and rest of West
#1794 Netgear users advised to stop using affected routers after severe flaw found
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