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



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

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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