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Secure IoT Through Oversight, Open Source and Open Standards
(Dec 09, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

If the Internet plays a part in how you earn your living, then you should be concerned about the current state of IoT security, which threatens to bring unprecedented instability to the public facing network.

How to Create and Use Kubernetes Secrets
(Dec 08, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Linoxide: Learn about Kubernetes' secrets

Comodo Works with cPanel to Deliver Free SSL Certificates
(Dec 08, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The partnership between certificate authority Comodo and hosting panel vendor cPanel, enables a new AutoSSL feature that has already provided 5.8 million free SSL/TLS certificates.

Announced: Independent OpenVPN Security Audit
(Dec 08, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 helpnetsecurity: OpenVPN is an open source software application that implements various VPN techniques, and is used by millions of people.

Google Determines that FIDO U2F Security Keys Improve Security
(Dec 07, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Google researchers publish a study based on two-years of Security Keys usage and determine that improved security, reliability and lower costs are the result.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.7 Is Out with Kernel 4.4 LTS, Updated Hacking Tools
(Dec 07, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

BackBox Linux 4.7 is here a little over six months since the end-of-May release of BackBox Linux 4.6

Ubuntu Server Security Updates Only
(Dec 06, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

FreedomPenguin: Discover how to enable "security updates only" on Ubuntu server without relying on the unattended-upgrades package.

Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash
(Dec 05, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Adobe Flash content will still run in Google'c Chrome 55 web browser, but users will need to specifically enable it.

Google Patches Android for 74 Vulnerabilities in December Update
(Dec 05, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Final scheduled security update for Android in 2016 brings a long list of security fixes including 11 critical flaws.

How To Use Angry IP Scanner (Network Scanner)
(Dec 05, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 linuxandubuntu: If you have used tools like Nmap, you will understand Angry IP Scanner easily.

Parrot Security Could Be Your Next Security Tool
(Dec 05, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

Linux.com: Parrot Security is a complete distro, based on Debian Jessie core, which includes software for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics, and programming.

Mozilla Patches Zero-Day Flaw in Firefox
(Dec 01, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Mozilla moves quickly to fix vulnerability that was being actively exploited in attacks against Tor Browser, which is based on Firefox.

Securing SourceForge With HTTPS
(Dec 01, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

 FOSSforce: SourceForge has added a feature that gives project websites the opportunity to opt-in to using SSL HTTPS encryption.

Node.js Foundation Adds Security Project
(Nov 30, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The Node.js Foundation is set to oversee the Node.js Security Project in an effort to consolidate and improve security for the popular open-source application programming framework.

How to check if AES-NI is enabled for OpenSSL on Linux
(Nov 30, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

xmodulo: Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) is a special instruction set for x86 processors, which is designed to accelerate the execution of AES algorithms.

How to Disable SELinux Temporarily or Permanently in RHEL/CentOS 7/6
(Nov 28, 2016, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 There are times when you don't want SELinux

How to pair Pi-hole with an OpenVPN to block ads and increase privacy on Ubuntu / Debian Linux
(Nov 23, 2016, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Nixcraft: Pi-hole is free and open source software to block ads and tracking domains

How To Stop SSH Session From Disconnecting In Linux
(Nov 22, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

OStechnix: Prevent SSH Sessions From Disconnecting In Linux and Unix-like systems.

How to Install Telegram Messenger Application on Linux
(Nov 21, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

tecmint: Telegram is an Instant Messaging (IM) application similar to whatsapp.

Open Source Software: Secure Except When It Isn't
(Nov 19, 2016, 18:00) (0 talkbacks)

devproconnections: Linux and open source used to be 99% secure -- or so we thought.

Setting up a periodic badware scan on Fedora Linux
(Nov 17, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

ClamAV requires a bit of configuration, and as a Fedora user you must work around some issues with the packages.

Set up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu
(Nov 16, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

If you have an Ubuntu server and you like to control the incoming and outgoing network traffic you need to configure the firewall that is included with your system.

L2TP over IPsec using OpenSwan with Freeradius authentication on Ubuntu 16.04
(Nov 15, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

 HowToForge: The open source implementations of IPsec are StrongSwan and OpenSwan, both are supported on all Linux distributions.

Major Linux security hole gapes open
(Nov 15, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: An old Linux security 'feature' script, which activates LUKS disk encryption, has been hiding a major security hole in plain sight.

Linux Foundation Back Reproducible Builds Effort for Secure Software
(Nov 14, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Building software securely requires a verifiable method of reproduction and that is why the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative is supporting the Reproducible Builds Project.

How To Use Nmap Security Scanner (Nmap Commands)
(Nov 14, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

 LinuxandUbuntu: Nmap is a great security scanner.

Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?
(Nov 11, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

hackboards: Yeah containers, they fix *everything* right?

Internal Port Forwarding on Linux using the Firewall
(Nov 11, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxAcademy: Do you know how to set up port forwarding on LInux?

Set up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 16.04 for Safety's Sake!
(Nov 11, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

It's a dangerous world out there on the public internet. Here's how to make it safer for you and your users.

Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" Officially Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
(Nov 11, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" is finally available, but only as a commercial product. A free download will be provided to the community on December 15, 2016.

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