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Nonprofits Can Live Patch Kernels for Free, Even Fix the Dirty Cow Issue

In light of the recent Dirty Cow exploit, said by experts to be the “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever, CloudLinux has decided to push forward their prior plans to offer KernelCare for free for nonprofit organizations so that they can protect themselves from critical vulnerabilities...
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In a move towards openness, R3 consortium’s Corda blockchain platform will be handed over to the Hyperledger project.

This Week in Open Source News: Corda to Contribute to Hyperledger, Rowhammer Targets Android, and More

This week in Linux and open source news, R3 has made its blockchain platform’s code public, a newly identified vulnerability threatens Android phones, and more! Keep your finger on the pulse of OSS with this weekly digest. 1) Corda’s code will be contributed to the Hyperledger Project. R3...
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Any mitigation for the “Dirty COW” and other privilege escalation bugs should really be considered a part of a comprehensive defense-in-depth strategy, says Konstantin Ryabitsev.

How Bad Is Dirty COW?

“Dirty COW” is a serious Linux kernel vulnerability that was recently discovered to have been lurking in the code for more than nine years. It is pretty much guaranteed that if you’re using any version of Linux or Android released in the past decade, you’re vulnerable. But what is this...
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Dirty COW Linux Vulnerability - What You Need to Know

What is Dirty COW? It's the name given to a newly discovered vulnerability in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system. More accurately it should be referred to as CVE-2016-5195 - but where is the fun in that? But why Dirty COW? According to the researchers who found the flaw, and...
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