Tails 4.2 Fixes Numerous Security Flaws, Improves Direct Upgrades

Posted by & filed under Security News.

The Tails Project released a new version of the security-focused Tails Linux distribution and advises users to upgrade as soon as possible to fix multiple security vulnerabilities impacting the previous Tails 4.1.1 version. Tails (short for The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Linux distro focused on guarding its users’ anonymity and help them circumvent censorship by forcing all Internet connections through the… Read more »

Europol Shuts Down ‘Imminent Monitor’ RAT Operations

Posted by & filed under Security News.

In a coordinated International law enforcement operation, Europol today announced to shut down the global organized cybercrime network behind Imminent Monitor RAT, yet another hacking tool that allows cybercriminals to gain complete control over a victim’s computer remotely. The operation targeted both buyers and sellers of the IM-RAT (Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan), which was sold to more… Read more »

GitHub launches Security Lab to boost open source security

Posted by & filed under Security News.

When it comes to open source software security, nobody could accuse Microsoft-owned development platform GitHub of not thinking big when it came up with the idea for Security Lab. Launched last week at its GitHub Universe developer conference, the idea sounds simple enough – create a global platform for reporting and fixing security vulnerabilities in open… Read more »