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Snap store from Canonical hit with malicious apps

By Liam Dawe,
Canonical are currently dealing with a security incident with the Snap store, after users noticed multiple fake apps were uploaded so temporary limits have been put in place.

Linux kernel gets an AMD Zenbleed fix for the Steam Deck APU

By Liam Dawe,
One security issue I somehow missed back in July was Zenbleed, an issue with AMD CPUs that's getting patched up in the Linux kernel and now the Steam Deck is getting a kernel fix for it too.

Downfall is a new 'severe' flaw in Intel CPUs, while AMD deal with INCEPTION

By Liam Dawe,
Uh oh! Another rather serious security flaw has been found in Intel CPUs named Downfall, so here's a bit of info on it. Additionally, AMD are also dealing with INCEPTION.

CurseForge and Bukkit get hit with malware for Minecraft mods

By Liam Dawe,
Just a bit of a PSA here for anyone diving into Minecraft modding, as recently there's been a problem on both CurseForge and Bukkit with malware.

NVIDIA release details of security issues and release new drivers

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA issued a new Security Bulletin, to advise you to update your GPU drivers due to multiple security issues discovered.

You may want to run system updates, after a recent sudo security flaw

By Liam Dawe,
It was pointed out to me recently in the GamingOnLinux Discord, that the sudo package recently had a security flaw, so time to check for updates.

NVIDIA announce new security issues, make sure you have updated drivers

By Liam Dawe,
Here we are again. NVIDIA has today sent out a security bulletin to inform users on Linux and Windows to ensure your GPU drivers are up to date due to freshly revealed security problems.

Have a Dell desktop or laptop? You should upgrade your firmware now

By Liam Dawe,
Cloud security company Eclypsium has revealed that Dell desktops, laptops and tablets have multiple vulnerabilities.

Google detail 'Half-Double', a new Rowhammer vulnerability for DRAM

By Liam Dawe,
Is nothing sacred any more? Gosh, there's vulnerabilities everywhere. Just when you thought you were safe after updating to protect your CPU, now there's this. Thought RAM vendors had fixed Rowhammer from 2014? Think again, it's back with Half-Double.

Seems like we haven't seen the last of Spectre, UVA Engineering discover new CPU attacks

By Liam Dawe,
Spectre is one in a list of critical vulnerabilities in modern processors that was discovered over the last few years, and it seems it's not been solved yet.

Make sure your NVIDIA drivers are up to date, new security issues detailed

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has today revealed a bunch of new vulnerabilities in the GPU drivers that affect both Linux and Windows.

Linux Kernel security to be boosted by Google funding developers

By Liam Dawe,
Linux is pretty secure right? Well, like everything else, there are and have been problems. Google is aware of this and they use Linux for a lot and now they're providing funding to help boost Linux security.

Update your NVIDIA drivers due to multiple security issues found

By Liam Dawe,
Here's something we missed with the latest NVIDIA driver updates - turns out that NVIDIA had multiple security issues that they put out in a recent security bulletin.

Say hello to PLATYPUS, the latest CPU security problem

By Liam Dawe,
This kind of PLATYPUS is not a sweet and unusual mammal, this is a security problem recently announced that affect Intel across server, desktop and laptop CPUs.

A new security flaw is revealed with 'BlindSide' on Linux affecting Intel and AMD

By Liam Dawe,
VUSec have published and shown an example of a newly discovered flaw present with both Intel and AMD processors when used with Linux.

Vulnerability found in GRUB2 bootloader, nicknamed ‘BootHole’, compromising Secure Boot

Users of the popular bootloader may want to update their systems in order to mitigate the danger of this new exploit.

Say hello to your new best friend 'LVI' - another security flaw in CPUs for Intel

By Liam Dawe,
Security? What security? Say hello to 'LVI' (Load Value Injection), a new class of' transient-execution attacks' exploiting flaws in modern processors and it defeats all existing countermeasures.

AMD just recently had a 'Take A Way' security issue for their CPUs disclosed

By Liam Dawe,
Thought Intel was the only one? Well you would be living under a rock with all the past issues but Intel seemed to be constantly hit harder, and they had another recently. This time, it's AMD's turn in the security spotlight.

Intel chipsets have another security issue, this time it's 'unfixable'

By Liam Dawe,
Researchers have uncovered a fun new vulnerability in Intel processors, and this one has a claim attached that it's not possible to fix it.

Have an Intel processor? Enjoy two more vulnerabilities

By Liam Dawe,
Intel are not having a good time lately are they? More vulnerabilities in their CPUs have been made public.
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