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Linus Torvalds: Everything looks normal, and it's been a bit quieter than rc3 too, so hopefully we're well into the "it's calming down" phase. (Aug 28, 2016)

Linus Torvalds Gives GPL Credit for Linux's Success
eWEEK: On the 25th anniversary of Linux, its creator gives a LinuxCon audience insight into the highlights and lowlights of Linux's history to date, and why he credits the GPL for the operating system's success. (Aug 24, 2016)

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Linux Foundation Restructuring CII Security Effort for Scale
(Aug 31, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: The CTO of the Linux Foundation discusses how the governance structure for the Core Infrastructure Initiative is changing to promote better security.

Tor Addresses an Important Bug Related to the ReachableAddresses Option
(Aug 31, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

softpedia: Tor comes exactly twenty days after the release of Tor to address an important issue that has been recently discovered in the ReachableAddresses option.

How to hide files inside images in Linux
(Aug 31, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

ostechnix: A simple and easiest way to hide files inside images in Linux.

How to force uses to use secure passwords on Ubuntu/Debian Linux
(Aug 30, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

How can I force users to choose the secure password that will prevent users from using stupid passwords?

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate
(Aug 29, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks) The web is not secure.

The Voicemail Scam Spam Campaign Never Got Past OpenBSD Greylisting
(Aug 29, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

bsdly: we found a campaign where our OpenBSD greylisting setup was 100% effective in stopping the miscreants' messages

StrongSwan based IPsec VPN using certificates and pre shared key on Ubuntu 16.04
(Aug 26, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Learn how to install the strongSwan IPsec VPN on Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS)

Getting Started with Apache ModSecurity on Debian and Ubuntu
(Aug 26, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

ModSecurity is a Web Application Firewall: a program that can be used to inspect information as it passes through your web server,

How Core Infrastructure Initiative Aims to Secure the Internet
(Aug 25, 2016, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure.

Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux
(Aug 25, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

"Secure by design" doesn't mean that Linux users should take a carefree approach to security.

How to Password-Protect Directories with mod_authn_dbd and MySQL on Apache (Debian 8)
(Aug 22, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

 HowToForge: This guide explains how to password-protect web directories (with users from a MySQL database) with mod_authn_dbd on Apache2 on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server.

Linux Foundation Offering New Online Security Course
(Aug 19, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The Linux Foundation's new online Linux security training program will cover a broad range of topics, from application security to network security.

Useful FirewallD Rules to Configure and Manage Firewall in Linux
(Aug 17, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

Firewalld provides a way to configure dynamic firewall rules in Linux that can be applied instantly, without the need of firewall restart and also it support D-BUS and zone concepts which makes configuration easy.

How to Send and Receive Encrypted Data with GnuPG
(Aug 15, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

GNU Privacy Guard (also called GPG or GnuPG) is an implementation of the OpenGP standard that allows you to encrypt/decrypt and sign data communications.

Git behind a proxy or firewall
(Aug 15, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

If your network administrator has blocked (using a proxy or firewall) any outgoing ssh connection (port 22) and you can't pull, clone, push, from a remote repository you can fix it by using the https protocol.

How to Generate/Encrypt/Decrypt Random Passwords in Linux
(Aug 15, 2016, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

In this article, we will share some interesting Linux tips and tricks to generate random passwords and also how to encrypt and decrypt passwords with or without slat method.

Linux TCP flaw lets 'anyone' hijack Internet traffic
(Aug 12, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, Internet connections between Linux and Android systems.

How to Start/Stop and Enable/Disable FirewallD and Iptables Firewall in Linux
(Aug 12, 2016, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

FirewallD is the Dynamic Firewall Manager of Linux systems.

Why QuadRooter Is No More Scary Than Hundreds of Other Android Flaws
(Aug 11, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Four flaws reported by Check Point aren't the most serious Qualcomm Android flaws reported this year

A brief introduction to Linux containers and image signing
(Aug 10, 2016, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

A brief introduction to how Linux containers are designed and image signing.

Claws Mail 3.14 Email Client Lets You Secure Passwords with a Master Passphrase
(Aug 10, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

softpedia: Claws Mail 3.14.0 is now available as the latest and most advanced version, bringing support for securing passwords for your email accounts by using a Master Passphrase.

Fedora Linux Account System Patched for Serious Flaw
(Aug 09, 2016, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The early indication is that the flaw was not exploited and no Fedora accounts or information was altered because of it.

How To Remain (Mostly) Anonymous Online Using Linux
(Aug 08, 2016, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

Guide through the possible steps to secure your private information online.

DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge Ends With Mayhem
(Aug 07, 2016, 22:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge pitted machine against machine in an effort to find the best in autonomous computer security. In the end, Mayhem was the big winner.

DEF CON: How the Hacker Tracker Mobile App Stays Secure
(Aug 05, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

VIDEO: How do you build an app that is secure enough for a hacker conference?

5 Best Linux Distributions To Recover Dead Computers Data (Linux Data Recovery)
(Aug 05, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

Hey! Linux newbies. Have you ever corrupted your Computer while you're experimenting with something?

Exploring the security challenges in Linux-based IoT devices
(Aug 05, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

In a talk at the Embedded Linux Conference, Mike Anderson, CTO of The PTR Group, explored the unique security challenges that face Linux-based IoT devices.

Risk From Linux Kernel Hidden in Windows 10 Exposed at Black Hat
(Aug 04, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: A researcher exposes design and control flaws in Windows 10 versions that have the capability to run Linux.

How to configure pfSense as multi wan (DUAL WAN) load balance failover router
(Aug 04, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

A dual wan setup allows you to increase your internet bandwidth.

How to setup a UFW firewall on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server
(Aug 02, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

UFW is an acronym for uncomplicated firewall.

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