The latest kernel 3.18 is out. BackBlaze published disks statistics. Anonymous attacked online perverts.
Kernel 3.18.48 LTS is available
The impossible has happened and we are witnesses of next version of kernel 3.18. However it is probably the last core of this serie. Greg Kroah-Hartman, development manager, strongly recommends to upgrade old versions to newer LTS kernel 4.4 or 4.9 Unfortunately, many ignorants are still making devices with Android and Chrome OS, based on version 3.18. Greg thus recommends buy something better and throw devices run on old versions to manufacters back. We agree with him. More information
BackBlaze published the next statistics
As every year, the company BackBlaze published detailed overview of disk reliability this week. Guys from BackBlaze has really huge data storage with nearly 72,000 hard drives. Their failure statistics of each model is therefore very popular every year and loved by owners of NAS, who want for their data only the best option. More information
Anonymous compromised the darknet
Hackers, who claimed, that belong to the movement Anonymous, attacked the servers hosting darknet sites Hosting Freedom II. According to published estimates more than twenty percent of darknet sites have been compromised. This is another phase aimed against sharing of child pornography. More information
Important safety errors
Steam under attack
Apparently, someone nicely played with gaming service Steam. Unfortunately not as you can expect. Attackers put the JS code into the official website. It allows redirection to a phishing Web site or directly running the attacker’s code. Now everyone is waiting for a quick fix from Valve. More information
Dangerous WordPress in Debian
If your website is running on WordPress on Debian, attention! Serious error has been discovered in the REST API, which is actively abused by attackers. The error occured only in unstable, stable and stable backports. In the stable release where version 4.1 is, it does not suffer from this problem. More information
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Author: Jirka Dvořák