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A Linux botnet malware known as XorDdos has witnessed a 254% surge in activity over the last six months, according to latest research from Microsoft. The trojan, so named for carrying out denial-of-service attacks on Linux systems and its use of XOR-based encryption for communications with its command-and-control (C2) server, is known to have been […]

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Google has released an update for its Chrome browser that includes 30 security fixes. The latest version of the stable channel is now Chrome 101.0.4951.41 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. Microsoft advises Edge users—which is essentially a Microsoft-badged version […]

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The vulnerabilities, collectively known as Nimbuspwn, provide a roadmap for attackers to elevate privileges to root on many Linux desktop endpoints, Redmond said in a public advisory. Microsoft said its researchers created an experimental exploit capable of delivering a root backdoor with permanent root access. “The vulnerabilities can be chained together to gain root privileges […]

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