February 19, 2016

This Week in Linux News: Linus Torvalds Talks Collaboration at TED2016, Cyberespionage Group Infects Linux Systems, & More

Linus-TEDThis week in Linux news, Linus Torvalds speaks about collaboration and communication at TED2016, a Russian cyberespionage group attacks Linux systems with a simple Trojan program, and more! Get up to speed on the latest Linux headlines: 

1) Linus Torvalds' talk at TED2016 emphasizes the importance of collaboration and communication.

Why Reclusive Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Believes Engineers Should Share Great Ideas- Fortune

2) Pawn Storm (a Russian cyberespionage group) is infecting Linux systems with a Trojan program that doesn't require highly privileged access.

Russian Cyberspy Group Uses Simple yet Effective Linux Trojan- CSO

3) The Linux Foundation launches The Zephyr Project to foster an open source, scalable, real-time OS for IoT devices.

Meet Linux’s Little Brother: Zephyr, a Tiny Open-Source IoT RTOS- LinuxGizmos.com

4) Michael Catanzaro of GNOME’s WebKitGTK+ project calls the WebKit rendering engine a security mess. 

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

5) The Linux Foundation announces new members and technical updates for the Hyperledger Project.

Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project Announces 30 Founding Members and Code Proposals To Advance Blockchain Technology- Blockchain News

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