Linux users last month learned about malware-based security challenges among other developments. Here’s a roundup of articles about Linux published in February 2022.
1. Linux malware on the rise
A VMware report shed light on malware attacks that target Linux-based systems. This article from Dark Reading examines the growing threat, as well as how attackers use adversarial simulation software Cobalt Strike.
2. Torvalds admits he’s a bit worried about the next Linux build
Tech Radar reported on Linux creator Linus Torvalds’ concerns about the pace of the version 5.7 development cycle.
3. Linus Torvalds prepares to move the Linux kernel to modern C
Torvalds opted to move Linux from the 1984 version of the C language to 2011’s C11 standard. This ZDNet article explains why.
4. How to mitigate the PwnKit vulnerability
The New Stack provided steps for protecting Linux distributions from the PwnKit vulnerability, which the Qualys Research Team publicly disclosed in January.
5. Linux developers patch security holes faster than anyone else, says Google Project Zero
Google’s research team found that open-source developers resolved Linux security issues in a much faster timeframe than competitors, ZDNet said.
6. What is Log4Shell and how to protect your Linux system against it
Make Tech Easier discusses the Log4Shell zero-day vulnerability, how to scan servers for it, and how to patch it.
7. 7 areas where Linux is easier than Windows
MakeUsOf argues for using Linux instead of Windows or Mac OS. This article highlights several areas where Linux outshines the more popular operating systems.
8. Ubuntu vs Arch: Which Linux distro is better?
It’s FOSS weighs the pros and cons of Ubuntu and Arch Linux, considering factors such as installation, app ecosystems, and community support.
9. Tiny Core Linux: the smallest Linux distro ever made
This MakeUsOf article offers an overview of most lightweight Linux distro available.
10. The best Linux distros for old laptops
Linux Stans shows how lightweight Linux distros can give new life to an old laptop.
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