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Security: Cryptomining, Catalin Cimpanu's Latest Scaremongering, and Tegra Flaw Helps Linux

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More drama. Meanwhile, Windows has designed remote back doors.

  • Until last week, you could pwn KDE Linux desktop with a USB stick

    A recently resolved flaw in the KDE Linux desktop environment meant that files held on a USB stick could be executed as soon as they were plugged into a vulnerable device.

  • Uh-oh. How just inserting a USB drive can pwn a Linux box

    It was a highly-sophisticated piece of malware – developed by the United States and Israeli intelligence – which targeted Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility.

    One of the things which made Stuxnet so notable was that it exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Windows, meaning that it could infect a Windows computer (even with Windows AutoRun and AutoPlay disabled) just by plugging in an infected USB stick.

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