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CVE-2016-8655 Five-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege-Escalation Vulnerability Discovered

A five-year-old serious privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that affects almost every distro of the Linux operating system, including Red Hat and Ubuntu. Back in October, a nine-year-old privilege-escalation vulnerability, dubbed Dirty COW was discovered in the Linux kernel that affected every distro of the open-source operating system, including Red Hat, [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Linux, Security|

How To Patch Linux Kernel Zero Day DirtyCow Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel that has existed since 2005, being called DirtyCow. This bug affects a large number of popular Linux distros as well as Android devices. By exploiting the DirtyCow vulnerability, any user can become root (admin) in less than 5 seconds. The vulnerability has [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Linux, Security, System Administration, Zero-Day|

How To Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, Debian

If you're using a version of Debian Linux like Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, etc, then this tutorial will help you in getting Google Chrome running on your system. The commands will work regardless of if you're using 32-bit or 64-bit, only the .deb package you download will have either i386 (32-bit) or amd64 (64-bit) in the [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Linux|

Install Ubuntu 16.04 Using VirtualBox

One of the easiest ways to get started with Linux besides using a LiveCD is to install it as a virtual machine if you have supported hardware. You can use the free Oracle VirtualBox to run multiple operating systems on your host machine. My configuration is a Windows 10 laptop with 8GB of RAM, an [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Linux|
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