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Security with VDI, Citrix Ready & UDS in OpenNebulaConf

As every month, in this article we compile the most read posts of our blog, this time during last November. The Case Study of UDS Enterprise and the Municipality of San Martín de Porres (Peru) has ...
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Linux is the least targeted OS by malvertising

Linux is the safest operating system when it comes to the possibility of receiving malicious advertising campaigns. This conclusion is drawn from a study published by the security firm DEVCON, in w...
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Oracle introduces the world's first autonomous OS

Oracle announced this week during the event OpenWorld 2019 held in San Francisco the launch of the “first and only autonomous operating system in the world”, according to the words of Larry Ellison...
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NSA urges to patch legacy versions of Windows

The National Security Agency of the United States (NSA) warns in an advisory to all administrators and users of Windows to check that their system is updated and patched against the latest threats....
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HiddenWasp: new malware takes remote control of Linux

The cybersecurity company Intezer has discovered a new malware targeting Linux systems. HiddenWasp is a Trojan that allows cybercriminals to take remote control of infected machines. At the moment,...
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Open Source automatic analysis tool for Flash available

FireEye has released an Open Source tool to automate the analysis of SWF files in Flash. It’s called FLASHMINGO and it enables analysts to triage suspicious Flash samples and investigate them furth...
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US develops an Open Source voting system

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of United States is committed to develop a 100% Open Source voting system to restore citizens' trust in the counting system. The objective of...
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Linux lands on critical systems with the Elisa project

The Linux Foundation has launched a project to guarantee the security of critical systems using Linux. It’s called it ELISA (Enabling Linux in Safety Applications) and its objective is to create an...
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The Spanish Football Federation prevents resale with blockchain

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has developed together with the Nodalblock company a ticket tracking system based on blockchain . This technology will allow activating and monitoring t...
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SpeakUp, new Trojan affecting Linux and macOS

Security experts at Check Point have discovered a new Trojan that exploits vulnerabilities in six Linux distributions and macOS devices. This malware is able to implement a backdoor in the system t...
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How to encrypt files in Linux with Tomb

Data security is undoubtedly one of the aspects that most concerns both private users and organizations. If you are a GNU / Linux user, Tomb may be the tool you were looking for. It’s a free and Op...
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How to protect against zero-day vulnerability in VirtualBox

Security researcher Sergey Zelenyuk has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in VirtualBox, the Open Source virtualization software developed by Oracle. This failure allows malware to leave the virt...
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Fully persistent virtual desktops with UDS Enterprise

The latest release of the VDI and vApp connection broker vApp UDS Enterprise 2.2 introduces a new concept in the configuration of virtual desktops: persistent desktops at user level. This new devel...
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New vulnerability affects Intel X86 processors

After the soaring problems with the Meltdown and Specter, Intel is once again experiencing security-related issues. This time it is a vulnerability called Lazy FP State Restore, which affects the I...
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Install SSL certificates in UDS Enterprise

Making a secure connection to any web page or server is nowadays essential, since there are many illicit practices that pursue the objective of subtracting sensitive information from users. When it...
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New Spectre variants affecting Intel chips

Eight new variants of Spectre affecting Intel chips have been found by a team of security researchers. These new vulnerabilities have been named Spectre Next Generation and make it possible to run ...
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Microsoft announces its first Linux-based OS

Microsoft continues to take steps to get closer to Linux supporters. The latest surprise was the announcement of Azure Sphere, an operating system , based on Linux, whose objective is to improve th...
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Open Source Security Software Hackathon

On Monday, March 26 Luxembourg will host the third edition of the Open Source Security Software Hackathon. The event, organized by the hack.lu team will bring groups of developers together to work ...
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Linux distros to clone and copy disks

When our computer stops working, the disk is damaged, we suffer a data loss from the main unit or it becomes infected with a virus, we look for a fast and effective solution. Since prevention is be...
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How to secure your Linux file system

Although Linux is considered the safest operating system, it has recently been proven that it is not always safe from vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is important to adopt security measures that gua...
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VDI to protect critical data according to EU

In May of this year 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force, which will be mandatory in all countries of the European Union. This new regulation will affect all co...
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