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–

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