BlackHat USA 2021 is in full swing and DEF CON 29 is rapidly approaching! LinuxSecurity is covering both events on Twitter, and will summarize key takeaways in an upcoming feature article. Here's some topics you'll learn about at this year's events.
Some researchers from the University of Minnesota tried to slip bad patches into the Linux kernel as a "test." When they kept trying, Greg Kroah-Hartman, the Linux kernel maintainer for the stable branch, put an end to their efforts by banning their university from Linux development.
In the latest sign of the growing influence of open source software, the Linux Foundation has announced that it is creating a new research unit to provide greater insight into open-source technology, as well as the people creating it. Among the group’s priorities are examining diversity and security.