252: Linux Action News
4 August 2022
The real story behind the "Massive GitHub Malware attack," significant updates for the Steam Deck, and the inside scoop on Lenovo's big Linux ambitions.
- Massive GitHub Malware Attack? — It was revealed by Stephen Lacy in his tweet, he shared his findings of a large-scale campaign targeting random GitHub repositories with project clones containing credential stealing malware and remote shell execution on top of the original code.
- Stephen Lacy on Twitter — “I am uncovering what seems to be a massive widespread malware attack on @github. - Currently over 35k repositories are infected - So far found in projects including: crypto, golang, python, js, bash, docker, k8s - It is added to npm scripts, docker images and install docs”
- Checkmarx on Twitter — “A recent tweet uncovered a widespread malware attack on @github. This turned out to be a false alarm of sorts, as the infected repositories are simply forks and clones of the original ones - which were mostly deleted by Github by now. Stay safe!"
- No, Linus Torvalds is not Bitcoin’s legendary creator Satoshi Nakamoto
- Steam Deck Client Update and SteamOS 3.3 — We have just shipped SteamOS 3.3 and an updated Steam Client to the Stable channel. This update includes all the changes and improvements that have been undergoing testing in the Beta and Preview channels.
- SteamOS 3.3 Now Available With Many Improvements For The Steam Deck
- Steam For Linux In July Shows A 1.23% Marketshare — AMD CPUs Now More Common Than Intel On Linux
- DXVK 1.10.3 Released With Shared Fences
- Chris’ Steam Deck Review LINUX Unplugged 467
- Lenovo Expects 30+ Platforms With Linux Support This Year, Both AMD & Intel Systems — Lenovo’s Mark Pearson provided an update on Linux for their laptops/PCs, including 30+ platforms for 2022 with Linux support.
- Lenovo Linux 2022 - DebConf 22
- Fedora Pi Support Gets Real — The work around Raspberry Pi 4 has been on going for a number of years, but we’ve never officially supported it due to lack of accelerated graphics and other key features. With Fedora 37, Raspberry Pi 4 is now officially supported, including accelerated graphics using the V3D GPU.
- Fedora 37 To Offer Official Support On Raspberry Pi 4 Devices
- Linux 5.19 Released
- Some 5.19 development statistics
- Linux Kernel 5.19 Released with Major Networking Tweaks
- Rust Code For The Linux Kernel Updated With More Features
- Asahi Linux Confirms M2 MBA on Twitter — Linus is using an M2 MacBook Air, running ARM64 Fedora. He does his own kernel builds, of course, with our Asahi kernel branch merged in, and he’s been building and testing kernels on it.
- Asahi Alternative Distros docs