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BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support
(Nov 25, 2015, 14:29) (0 talkbacks)

More than 100 new tools have been added in the new BlackArch ISOs Website Says Microsoft's Software Is Malware
(Nov 25, 2015, 06:00) (0 talkbacks) has a category on its website named 'Philosophy of the GNU Project' where the Microsoft software is described as malware, along with Apple and Amazon.

Cipher Security: How to harden TLS and SSH
(Nov 24, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: Encryption and secure communications are critical to our life on the Internet

Home security gateway runs Linux, features glowing orb
(Nov 24, 2015, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 LinuxGizmos: Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based "Dojo" home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb.

Fixed - Not Automatically Prompting For Encrypted Wireless Network's Password In Bodhi Linux
(Nov 23, 2015, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

 LinuxandUbuntu: While connecting to an encrypted wireless network, there was not any automatic prompt for password.

Patreon Hack: Users Now Receiving Threatening Emails
(Nov 21, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

 FOSSforce: trouble...

Secure Network Time Protocol goes beta
(Nov 20, 2015, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: Network Time Protocol is a vital part of the Internet that's recently been used in major DDoS attacks.

How to Password Protect Web Directories in Nginx
(Nov 19, 2015, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 tecmint: In this tutorial, we are going to show you a simple, but effective technique how to password protected web directory when running Nginx as web server.

Docker Container Security: What's Next #Dockercon
(Nov 18, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Docker aims to improve container security with application scanning, user namespaces and other capabilities.

How to easily defeat Linux Encoder ransomware
(Nov 17, 2015, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ZDnet: For all the attention Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware has gotten, a lot of people seem to be missing that it's easy to fix. Here's how to do it.

Docker Enhances Open Source Container Security with Signing and More
(Nov 17, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

 The VAR Guy: Docker containers have gained security features through hardware signatures and vulnerability scanning, which help to make open source containers for Linux more secure.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and CentOS 5 Receive an Important Kernel Update
(Nov 17, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

Two security flaws have been discovered and patched in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 packages.

Six WordPress Plugins Vulnerable
(Nov 12, 2015, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

 FOSSforce: This news isn't surprising, nor is it cause for alarm.

Twistlock Aims to Shore Up Container Security With New Offering
(Nov 12, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

Twistlock's new offering is designed to go beyond best practices configuration for container security to provide improved runtime security.

HackerOne Names Open-Source Veteran Marten Mickos as CEO
(Nov 11, 2015, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Mickos discusses why he's excited about the security industry and how lessons learned in open source will help.

Linus Torvalds: Perfect Security in Open Source Linux OS Is Impossible
(Nov 11, 2015, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

 The VAR Guy: Linux developer Linus Torvalds says perfect security in the open source OS is not possible, so developers should not distract themselves believing they can implement it.

File-encrypting ransomware starts targeting Linux Web servers
(Nov 10, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ITworld: Malware researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web have recently discovered a new malware program for Linux-based systems that they've dubbed Linux.Encoder.1.

Linus Torvalds vs. the internet security pros
(Nov 10, 2015, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ZDnet: A recent Washington Post article entitled "Net of Insecurity" re-bundled old FUD about Linux and the internet's security.

What FCC's Move Against 'Do Not Track' Means
(Nov 10, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The basic premise of DNT is sublime: Simply put, it is a binary indicator for privacy preferences.

Linux Security - How Can Your Linux Be Hacked Using Malware, Trojans, Worms, Web Scripts Etc.
(Nov 07, 2015, 18:00) (0 talkbacks)

 LinuxandUbuntu: Is it possible that Linux can be infected with viruses?

How to rescue your OS with Rescatux
(Nov 06, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: Rescatux is yet another GNU/Linux distribution that is focused on the rescuing of other operating systems.

The kernel of the argument
(Nov 06, 2015, 10:00) (3 talkbacks)

Washington Post: Fast, flexible and free, Linux is taking over the online world. But there is growing unease about security weaknesses.

Google Android Update Includes Fix for New Stagefright Flaw
(Nov 05, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The fourth update for Android—since Google started monthly updates after the Stagefright flaw was discovered—is out and fixes seven vulnerabilities.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 42 With Tracking Protection Feature
(Nov 03, 2015, 14:51) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: With the Firefox 42 debut, Mozilla introduces a new tracking protection feature and provides patches for 17 security advisories.

Denial of Service Tips
(Nov 02, 2015, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Unixmen: Attackers attempt to prevent the legitimate users from accessing some information or services using the denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

When Protecting the Cloud, Start by Building Walls
(Nov 02, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Some argue that you can't build a wall around data to protect it, but lessons learned from the past can illuminate a secure path to the future.

Some of these free DoS attack tools are just awesome!
(Nov 02, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

 BlackMoreOps: There are many tools available for free that can be used to flood a server and perform an attack.

Intel Security Controller Aims to Better Secure OpenStack Clouds
(Nov 01, 2015, 22:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: At the OpenStack Summit, Intel discusses its approach to cloud security in an effort that makes use of software-defined networking technology to segment and inspect traffic.

BackBox Takes Its Security Tools Seriously
(Oct 30, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxInsider: BackBox Linux 4.4 is a great Linux distro for IT and other techies who want to do their own penetration tests and security assessments.

Open source code isn't a warranty
(Oct 27, 2015, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

Although there are definite benefits to public scrutiny of the software, code visibility alone is no guarantee.

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