Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.4.2.
Plasma 5.4 was released in August with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.
This release adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include:
Many new Breeze icons.
Support absolute libexec path configuration, fixes binaries invoked by KWin work again on e.g. Fedora. Commit. Fixes bug #353154. Code review #125466
Set tooltip icon in notifications applet. Commit. Code review #125193
We seem to have a vigilante white hat hacker on our hands, as newly discovered ‘malware’ aimed at Internet of Things devices and certain routers appears to be making these devices more secure. The Linux.Wifatch virus is doing the exact opposite of what most viruses would, rather than stealing user information or holding systems for ransom, it is actually improving security.
However, even if you're running a Linux-based OS on your desktop there's a good chance you're not vulnerable to the malware that is forcing machines to join this botnet.
For a start, Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, isn't set up in a way that allows new users to get infected.