February 18, 2016

Linux Distros Aren't Updating WebKit, Making Web Browsers and Email Clients Vulnerable

The WebKit rendering engine used in many Linux applications is a complete security mess. Thatâs the takeaway from a blog post by Michael Catanzaro, who works on GNOMEâs WebKitGTK+ project. Heâs sounding the alarm about a problem the open-source community needs to fix.

The Problem with WebKit

Most web browsers issue regular security updates to their users. But, if youâre using a WebKit-based browser, or email client, or any other application that uses that rendering engine, on Linux, you almost certainly arenât getting security updates.

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