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How to Hide Apache Version Number and Other Sensitive Info
(Jan 24, 2017, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

tecmint: Sometimes having less information is better for security

DB Ransom Attacks Spread to CouchDB and Hadoop
(Jan 23, 2017, 15:01) (0 talkbacks)

The erasure of data on improperly secured databases has broadened to include Apache-Hadoop's distributed storage and the NoSQL CouchDB.

Keeping Linux devices secure with rigorous long-term maintenance
(Jan 23, 2017, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

In this ELCE talk, Jan Libbe of Pengutronix reveals how syncing with upstream projects can keep Linux devices secure and functional for 10 years and beyond.

How To Check The Password Complexity In Linux
(Jan 20, 2017, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ostechnix: There are plenty of tools and websites are available to test the password complexity.

How to search exploits in metasploit?
(Jan 19, 2017, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

blackmoreops: Searching exploits in MetaSploit made easy by SearchExploit.

Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it
(Jan 19, 2017, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

PCWorld: Don't drop your guard just because you're running Linux.

It's time to patch BIND before your DNS servers lock up
(Jan 19, 2017, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: A new set of BIND problems have emerged, and you should patch them before your servers get crunched by a DDoS attack.

Find Linux Exploits by Kernel version
(Jan 18, 2017, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

blackmoreops: This is possibly the easiest way to find Linux Exploits by Kernel version.

Pwn2Own 2017 Takes Aim at Linux, Servers and Web Browsers
(Jan 18, 2017, 10:00) (1 talkbacks)

eWEEK: 10th anniversary edition of Pwn2Own hacking contest offers over $1M in prize money to security researchers across a long list of targets including Virtual Machines, servers, enterprise applications and web browsers.

3 Lessons in Web Encryption from Let’s Encrypt
(Jan 18, 2017, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

Linux.com: We’re incredibly close to a Web that is more encrypted than not, says Josh Aas in this update from the Let’s Encrypt project.

Resolve to Follow These 8 Steps for Better Data Security in 2017
(Jan 18, 2017, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Simple steps, lather, rinse repeat.

Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Penetration Testers
(Jan 17, 2017, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

This ultimate cheat sheet for Penetration testers is a high level overview for typical penetration testing environment ranging from nmap, sqlmap, ipv4, enumeration, fingerprinting etc.

5 Essential Tips for Securing Your WordPress Sites
(Jan 17, 2017, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

In this post, we will provide some of the most common ways of securing and strengthening a WordPress site.

How to secure MongoDB on Linux
(Jan 16, 2017, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

Nixcraft: Given the recent ransomware attacks on MongoDB, here is a detailed guide on how to secure access to MongoDB.

sshpass: Login To SSH Server / Provide SSH Password Using A Shell Script
(Jan 13, 2017, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

Nixcraft: How do I login over ssh without using password less RSA / DSA public keys?

Docker 1.12.6 Fixes Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
(Jan 12, 2017, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

InternetNews.com: Docker's first container engine release of 2017 provides a fix for an interesting security vulnerability.

WordPress 4.7.1 Updates for 8 Security Issues
(Jan 12, 2017, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Just over a month after the first WordPress 4.7 release, new incremental update debuts fixing 62 bugs, including a security flaw in the popular PHPMailer email library that was first publicly reported in December 2016.

Steganography in Kali Linux - Hiding data in image
(Jan 12, 2017, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

Steganography is the practice of concealing a file, message, image, or video within another file, message, image, or video.

Open source server simplifies HTTPS, security certificates
(Jan 11, 2017, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

InfoWorld: Forget expired TLS certificates; the lightweight Caddy web server handles Let's Encrypt certificates and redirects HTTP traffic by default

Install Updates And Security Patches Automatically In Ubuntu
(Jan 09, 2017, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ostechnix: Configure automatic updates and security patches in Ubuntu.

MongoDB Ransomware Impacts Over 10,000 Databases
(Jan 09, 2017, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Open, unauthenticated MongoDB database instances are being attacked by multiple groups of attackers, that are encrypting data and demanding a ransom from victims.

HowTo: Linux Check Password Strength With Cracklib-check Command
(Jan 09, 2017, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Nixcraft: Using the same password on different servers allows attackers to access your accounts if cracker manage to steal your password from a less secure server.

Google Patches Android for 90 Vulnerabilities in January Update
(Jan 05, 2017, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Google starts the new year with another large security update for Android, once again patching mediaserver, Qualcomm and Linux kernel vulnerabilities.

Torturing Tech Support Phone Scammers With Linux
(Jan 05, 2017, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

FOSSforce: "What," you may ask, "is Online Tek Squad?" I didn't know, either, until a guy calling himself Paul, known to Caller I.D. as "Name Unavailable," rang me up from what turned out to be a nonexistent phone number.

An Easy Way To Encrypt And Decrypt Files From Commandline In Linux
(Jan 05, 2017, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

A simple way to encrypt and decrypt files from commandline in Linux and Unix using GnuPG.

Linux 2017: With great power comes great responsibility
(Jan 05, 2017, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ZDnet: Linux and open-source software now run the world and that means we need to work harder than ever to make sure it's trustworthy.

The State Of TPM2 Support On Linux, Better Support Coming
(Jan 03, 2017, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

Phoronix: TPM2 patches for the Linux kernel have been baking back to 2014, but with it being radically different from TPM 1.2, not everything is settled yet for supporting these security chips on Linux.

17 Security Experts Share Predictions for the Top Cyber-Trends of 2017
(Dec 28, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: As the year draws to a close, we wonder: What security trends will continue into 2017?

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