Among the most disruptive changes in Linux over the last decade has been in the introduction and broad integration of the systemd init system into Linux.
In a keynote session at the CoreOS Fest in Berlin this week, Lennart Poettering, one of the lead developers of systemd, delivered a detailed technical keynote on some of the key parameters in systemd and how they can be used to secure Linux servers.
Adobe Systems has released a security update for Flash Player in order to fix a publicly known vulnerability, as well as 24 privately reported security flaws.
The company issued a warning about the zero-day -- previously unknown and unpatched -- vulnerability on Tuesday, saying that it is aware of an exploit available in the wild. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2016-4117, was reported by security researchers from FireEye.
Financial transaction network SWIFT has renewed its warning to customers to be on their guard following the discovery of malware at another bank using its services.
The bank first asked customers to take steps to secure their systems in the wake of an attempt to steal US$951 million from Bangladesh Bank in February. Attackers there appear to have used custom malware installed on computers at the bank to send fraudulent messages over the SWIFT network seeking to transfer money from the bank's account with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Russian intelligence agencies were probably responsible for a massive cyber attack on Germany's lower house of parliament last year which forced its computer systems to be shut down for days, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said on Friday.
The agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said a hacker group known as "Sofacy" was behind the attack.
Security firm BAE Systems' analysis of the malware used in the $81m cyber theft from Bangladesh Bank in March has turned up links to the tools used in the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures.
BAE published its analysis on Friday shortly after payment network SWIFT announced that a second unnamed banking customer had been hit with malware to compromise the bank's use of the SWIFT messaging system.