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Cybersecurity
Sophos unveils cloud protection advancements with Linux and offerings
Sophos has unveiled advancements to Sophos Cloud Workload Protection, including new Linux host and container security capabilities. 
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Delinea bolsters PAM service for Linux with cloud expansion
Delinea has announced an extension of its cloud suite to help provide better management solutions for Linux user groups.
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Ransomware
Cybercriminals target Linux-based systems with ransomware and cryptojacking
As the most common cloud operating system, Linux is quickly becoming an attacker’s ticket into a multi-cloud environment. 
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Cybersecurity
CrowdStrike expands Zero Trust support to macOS and Linux
CrowdStrike has expanded its Zero Trust support to macOS and Linux to further help with cross-platform protection and expansion of partnerships.
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Remote Working
IGEL releases support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux
IGEL has announced support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux, simplifying device management from a single view for greater visibility and compliance.
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Open source
Claroty and JFrog discover 14 vulnerabilities in Busybox
Team82 and JFrog have announced the discovery of 14 vulnerabilities affecting the latest version of BusyBox.
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Ransomware
New sniper-like Python ransomware uncovered
This is one of the fastest ransomware attacks Sophos has ever investigated and it appeared to precision-target the ESXi platform.
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Azure
Security experts weigh in on Microsoft Azure security holes
The vulnerabilities currently putting Azure customers at risk are just the latest in a staggering number of crippling threats in internet software.
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Cybersecurity
More than 13 million malware events targeted Linux-based cloud environments in first half 2021
Trend Micro has released new research on the state of Linux security in the first half of 2021.
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Linux
Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security enhances protection for Linux and delivers security management as a service
Dedicated protection for Linux servers is essential, no matter if they are on-premise or in the cloud.
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Linux
Sophos expands Linux cybersecurity ecosystem with Capsule8 acquisition
The deal is set to expand the Sophos portfolio of detection and response solutions and services for underprotected server and cloud environments.
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Open source
Red Hat to release Enterprise Linux version 8.4
Red Hat, has introduced new capabilities and enhancements to its enterprise Linux platform, which it says will further Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a foundation for the open hybrid cloud for data centres and edge deployments.
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Cybersecurity
Check Point uncovers live Linux attack, urges users to take action
“What we have identified is a live and ongoing cyber attack campaign targeting specific Linux users."
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Cybersecurity
CrowdStrike expands Linux protection, adds machine learning prevention
CrowdStrike says its solution delivers proven breach prevention and visibility from its cloud-delivered platform via a single lightweight agent.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Commvault adds AWS B&R among new capabilities
Also enhances Oracle and SQL database migration capabilities and adds integration with ServiceNow SaaS platform.
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VMware
VMware’s plan for intrinsic cloud security
Intrinsic security makes protecting critical applications and data more automated, proactive and pervasive across the entire distributed enterprise.
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Malware
Malware hiding on popular content delivery networks - WatchGuard
Data also shows Kali Linux modules cracking malware top ten list and a dramatic year-over-year increase in overall malware volume.
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Open source
Supermicro introduces new cloud solutions based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
These new solutions built with enterprise Kubernetes provide the ability to deploy and manage containers in an on-premises, private and hybrid cloud environment.
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Linux
IDC: Red Hat Enterprise Linux to power $10 trillion in revenue this year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux could bring in more than US$10 trillion in global business revenue this year – and every year through to 2023 – a figure that is equivalent to powering 5% of the total worldwide economy.
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Google
14 partner and customer reactions to Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 8 announcement
We round up reactions to the Red Hat’s new hybrid cloud focused operating system release.
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Open source
Hybrid cloud the focus for latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Global open source vendor Red Hat has announced the availability of version 8 of its Enterprise Linux operating system.
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Open source
The Linux Foundation welcomes 22 new members
"Open source is the basis for amazing innovation today, accelerating progress in AI and edge computing."
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Linux
Hands-on Review: Kano Computer Kit
Kano’s Computer Kit Complete gives you everything you need to build a functioning Raspberry Pi-based laptop computer.
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Ransomware
Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
Xbash is data-destructive; destroying Linux-based databases as part of its ransomware capabilities.