Linux This Month

Linux This Month: DarkRadiation Ransomware, Debian 10.10 & Rocky Linux 8.4

Episode description

In Linux news this month, Tom takes a look at a few welcome, and not so welcome, releases. Starting with the welcome – Rocky Linux 8.4 has arrived, a.k.a. Green Obsidian, offering a welcome CentOS alternative, and Debian 10.10, a.k.a. Buster also gets a release, which comes with a bunch of Linux security updates. The not so welcome – DarkRadiation, a new ransomware variant which targets Linux and Docker containers, has been discovered…so stay alert.

0:00​ Introduction
0:27​ Linux Highlights
3:13 Rocky Linux 8.4 Arrives
4:46 Calls to Bring Rust to Linux Kernel Development
6:18 New DarkRadiation Ransomware

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Rocky Linux 8.4 Arrives!
https://rockylinux.org/news/rocky-linux-8-4-ga-release/

Ubuntu 20.10 Hits End-of-Life in July
https://fridge.ubuntu.com/2021/06/18/ubuntu-20-10-groovy-gorilla-reaches-end-of-life-on-july-22-2021/

Debian 10.10 Released!
https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20210619

Calls Increase to Bring Rust to Linux Kernel Development
https://security.googleblog.com/2021/04/rust-in-linux-kernel.html
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/lets-encrypt-parent-org-sponsors-rust-for-linux-kernel-development/

New DarkRadiation Ransomware Targets Linux and Docker Containers
https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/research/21/f/bash-ransomware-darkradiation-targets-red-hat–and-debian-based-linux-distributions.html

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Linux is an ever-evolving technology, transforming from a simple kernel released in 1991 to 95% of servers in the world now running Linux in 2019. With an unstoppable growth and use on 90% of cloud infrastructures and 100% of supercomputers, Linux This Month is here to provide you with monthly updates from the global Linux community. Helping both the home and professional users stay up to date with the latest changes in Linux development, adoption, and industry changes.

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