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The 4.12 kernel is out

Linus has released the 4.12 kernel. Some of the headline features in 4.12 include the BFQ and Kyber block I/O schedulers, busy-polling of network sockets in epoll_wait(), the hybrid consistency model for live patching, the trusted execution envi… Continue Reading — The 4.12 kernel is...

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Looking for Community Council nominations

The Community Council is looking for nominees for the upcoming election. In the past months and weeks Laura and Mike stepped down from the CC for personal reasons, so we decided to restaff the CC a bit early. Normally, elections would have been in November, so...

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Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE Edition. Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya KDE Edition Linux Mint 18.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many...

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Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Xfce Edition Linux Mint 18.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many...

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Debian: DSA-3901-1: libgcrypt20 security update

LinuxSecurity.com: Daniel J. Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot Bruinderink, Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal and Yuval Yarom discovered that Libgcrypt is prone to a local side-channel attack allowing full key r… Continue Reading — Debian: DSA-3901-1: libgcrypt20 security update

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Fedora 24: xen Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: xen: various flaws (#1463247) blkif responses leak backend stack data [XSA-216] page transfer may allow PV guest to elevate privilege [XSA-217] Races in the grant table unmap code [XSA-218] x86: insufficient reference counts during s… Continue Reading — Fedora 24: xen Security Update

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Ubuntu Core Now Supports the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

Ubuntu Core is now available for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. To refresh your memory, Ubuntu Core is Canonical’s stripped down, streamlined, and super-secure version of Ubuntu based on Snappy. And now it’s available for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3), released back in January. The...

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Monthly News – June 2017

Many thanks to all the people who reported issues and who helped us fix bugs during the BETA. All four editions passed QA and will be released as stable in a couple of days. LMDE received MATE 1.18 early and some updates associated with Linux Mint...

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TA17-181A: Petya Ransomware

Original release date: July 01, 2017Systems Affected Microsoft Windows operating systems Overview On June 27, 2017, NCCIC was notified of Petya ransomware events occurring in multiple countries and affecting multiple sectors. Petya ransomware encrypts the master boot records of infected Windows computers, making affected machines unusable.The...

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