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Linux kernel lifecycle tripled to match the realities of hardware development.
At-risk EFI versions likely put Windows and Linux PCs at risk, too.
Urgent security triage needed A flaw has been found in the way the Linux kernel loads ELF files.…
Ansible is the Rodney Dangerfield of Red Hatrsquo;s software portfolio: It, too, “donrsquo;t get no respect.” Despite the Ansible automated configuration management tool helping to sell Red Hatrsquo;s hybrid cloud story, delivering six deals worth more than $1 million and one deal worth over $5 million, not a single analyst in the latest financial call bothered to check on Ansiblersquo;s progress. Why? Theyrsquo;re fixated on OpenShift, and perhaps rightly so. OpenShift is Red Hatrsquo;s most obvious successor to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) throne.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The critical Linux vulnerability is exploited on Android 1 year after coming to light.
Currently has spring 2018 launch window, will work with "other content platforms."
The preview Docker image has already been fetched 2 million times.
I don't know which is worse An IoT botnet is making a nuisance of itself online after becoming a conduit for spam distribution.…
The security week in review Roundup  As ever, it's been a doozy of a week for cybersecurity, or lack thereof.

The Equifax saga just keeps giving, the SEC admitted it was thoroughly pwned, and Slack doesn't bother to sign its Linux versions. We do spoil you so, Reg readers.

And that was only yesterday. Here's the rest of the week's shenanigans we didn't get round to.…
No digital signature on hipster collab app means it's easy to make dangerous fakes Slack is distributing open Linux-based versions of its technology that are not digitally signed, contrary to industry best practice.…
The risks surrounding the latest Apache bug, called Optionsbleed, are limited given it can only be attacked under certain conditions.

Apache, and many Linux distributions, have patched the flaw.
If you deliberately set out to make your Windows system open to attack via WSL, yes, you could be attacked by Bashware.