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Complete solution for online privacy with own private SSH, VPN and VNC server
(Jul 30, 2015, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 blackmoreops: The best possible solution for this situation is to set up a private SSH and VPN server on your home network and use them when you are out on the road or oversea

Debian 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Install Suhosin PHP Extension To Protects Server
(Jul 30, 2015, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Nixcraft: Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations.

Hacking a Safe with Bash
(Jul 29, 2015, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: Through the years, I have settled on maintaining my sensitive data in plain-text files that I then encrypt asymmetrically.

Android Stagefright Flaw Puts Hundreds of Millions of Users at Risk
(Jul 27, 2015, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: A vulnerability in the Stagefright media library used in Android remains unpatched in 95 percent of devices months after first being reported by Zimperium.

The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't
(Jul 24, 2015, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

OpenSSH servers that are set up to use PAM for authentication and with a very specific (non-default on OpenBSD and most other places) setup are in fact vulnerable, and fixing the configuration is trivial.

Empower consumers to control their privacy in the Internet of Everything
(Jul 22, 2015, 23:00) (2 talkbacks)

Enterprisers Project: Dr. David A Bray, Eisenhower Fellow, discusses the role of the consumer in the Internet of Everything era.

Google Releases Chrome 44 Stable for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS
(Jul 22, 2015, 14:00) (1 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Google Chrome 44, which has the same build number as the last Beta build, version 44.0.2403.89, is here to introduce a number of under-the-hood improvements and bugfixes.

Linux without Flash: User Tips
(Jul 22, 2015, 10:00) (1 talkbacks)

 Datamation: What Linux users need to know about using or not using Flash.

OpenWrt 15.05 Release Candidate 3
(Jul 21, 2015, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ItRunsOnLinux: The OpenWrt developers announced the third release candidate of OpenWrt, codename Chaos Calmer.

North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker
(Jul 21, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

el Reg: Hermit Kingdom activists can feel more secure with Open Office

Facebook Enhances Osquery Security Analysis Platform
(Jul 21, 2015, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Facebook is adding query packs to the open-source osquery security framework that group together common sets of use cases for data analysis.

Google Overfills Linux Chief’s Spam Folder
(Jul 20, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

Wall St. Journal: Spam has dropped to its lowest level since 2003, but don’t mention that to Linus Torvalds.

How to enable SSL for MySQL server and client
(Jul 20, 2015, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: The implementation of SSL in an MySQL server encrypts all data going back and forth between a server and a client

Adobe Secures Flash, With Help From Google
(Jul 20, 2015, 04:00) (1 talkbacks)

eWEEK: After a brutal month of Flash zero-day exploits, there is light at the end of the tunnel as Google discloses new techniques to help secure Adobe's Flash.

The New Metasploit Browser Autopwn: Strikes Faster and Smarter
(Jul 16, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

In 2015, I started rewriting Browser Autopwn. The new one relies on BES to gather browser information, and then it can share that info with the exploits it manages so they don't have to do it again.

Mozilla Winter of Security is back!
(Jul 16, 2015, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

The first edition of MWoS was a success, and a lot of fun for students and mentors, so we decided to run it again this year.

Write Nagios Plugin Using Bash Script
(Jul 13, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 unixmen: Nagios is a popular open source computer system and network monitoring software application.

Adobe to Patch Two More Zero-Day Flaws in Flash
(Jul 13, 2015, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Adobe will patch its 37th and 38th CVE for the month of July, as fallout continues from the Hacking Team breach.

Gunpoder Malware Masquerades as Lesser Evil
(Jul 11, 2015, 18:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxInsider: The name "Gunpoder" comes from the main malicious component the researchers identified in the malware code

Cloud More Secure than OnPrem, Says Amazon CTO
(Jul 10, 2015, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Moving to the cloud is the best way an organization can improve security and compliance, insists Amazon CTO Werner Vogels.

Richard Stallman 'basically' has no problem with the NSA using GNU/Linux
(Jul 10, 2015, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ITworld: Yesterday it was revealed that the NSA was allegedly running its XKEYSCORE program on 'Free and Open Source' software.

Linux Foundation's CII Now Assessing Open-Source Project Risk
(Jul 10, 2015, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is creating a risk score for open-source projects to help identify those in need of funding and additional support.

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Laughs at the AI Apocalypse
(Jul 09, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

Gizmodo: Yes Linux is the OS of skynet but....

Kali Linux 2.0 Release Day Scheduled
(Jul 09, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

In the past few months we’ve been working feverishly on our next generation of Kali Linux and we’re really happy with how it’s looking so far.

OpenSSL Patches for 'Boring' Certificate Risk
(Jul 09, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The open-source OpenSSL cryptographic library project came out today with a high-severity security advisory and patched a single vulnerability, identified as CVE-2015-1793.

Web Server Load Testing Tool: Siege
(Jul 09, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 sysadmindesk: Siege is a benchmarking and load testing tool that can be used to measure the performance of a web server when under immense pressure.

Configure Clamav for daily system scans and email notification on Debian
(Jul 08, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 HowToForge: Today we take a look at the clamav antivirus software and how to use it to protect your server or desktop.

Will Firefox changes win back users and developers?
(Jul 08, 2015, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

Firefox has gone through a rough time over the last couple of years

Privacy Is Personal
(Jul 06, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: Try to nail two boards together with your bare hands.

New Android Malware Sprouting Like Weeds
(Jul 06, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxInsider: Perhaps the one most effective strategy to minimize the risk of Android malware infection is to avoid discount app stores.

Mozilla Fixes Flaws With Firefox 39, Previews Firefox 40
(Jul 06, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The Logjam SSL/TLS vulnerability is among the 13 security advisories in latest stable release of the open-source Firefox Web browser.

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