This Week in Linux News: Linux Vulnerability Puts Millions of Devices at Risk, Ubuntu Beats Microsoft & IBM for AT&T Contract, & More


Canonical Cloud 1This week in Linux news, a major Linux vulnerability leaves Linux servers and PCs at risk, Canonical scores a contract with AT&T, and more! Don’t miss the biggest Linux headlines of the past week. 

1) A Linux kernel zero-day vulnerability has exposed Linux PCs, servers, & 66% of Android phones/tablets. 

Hack Brief: Years-Old Linux Bug Exposes Millions of Devices– WIRED

2) AT&T has chosen Canonical over Microsoft Azure and IBM for a network and cloud contract.

Ubuntu Linux Beats IBM and Microsoft Azure to Lucrative AT&T Contract– The Inquirer

3) Tiny Core Linux now offers a distro that supports Pi 1 and 2 from the same media.

Hands-on with piCore 7.0: Tiny Core Linux for the Raspberry Pi– ZDNet

4) This flaw isn’t nearly as bad as first reported, but Linux administrators still need to fix it.

​How to Fix the Latest Linux and Android Zero Day Flaw– ZDNet

5) Students from diverse backgrounds will receive free Linux training and certification, thanks to The Linux Foundation & Goodwill.

Linux Foundation Partners With Goodwill to Offer Free Training and Lucrative Career Opportunities to Underserved Communities– IT Business Net

6) Linux Foundation board member Alan Clark talks about the importance of open source at OpenStack Seattle.

Where Open Source is Influencing | #OpenStackSeattle– siliconAngle