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Linux 3.19 Features Set to Surface in 2015
LinuxPlanet: Among the interesting bits that is support for Microsoft's Surface Pro... (Dec 16, 2014)

Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining?
 Datamation: We're losing distros, and, as with the bees, no one knows why. (Dec 16, 2014)

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WordPress, With Release 4.1, Aims to Be Distraction-Free
(Dec 19, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The popular open-source CMS and blogging system gets a major milestone update that includes an enhanced distraction-free writing mode.

How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux
(Dec 19, 2014, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: If you are a network admin who are involved in testing an intrusion detection system or network access control policy, you may often rely on offline analysis using collected packet dumps.

The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux
(Dec 18, 2014, 14:00) (5 talkbacks)

eWEEK: A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

Google Takes Steps to Improve Gmail Security
(Dec 18, 2014, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Content Security Policy comes to Gmail as Google search considers flagging non SSL secured web sites

Rapid7 Raises $30 Million, Aims to Make Attacks More Expensive
(Dec 17, 2014, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: CEO Corey Thomas, whose goal is to help companies manage their global IT security exposure, explains what Rapid7 is doing with the money to help secure IT.

Linux Malware vs Phishing Schemes
(Dec 17, 2014, 13:00) (1 talkbacks)

 Datamation: For years now, we've been told about the dangers of how various types of malware like worms and other threats were going to catch the growing Linux user base off guard.

Priv8 adds sandboxed tabs to Firefox
(Dec 17, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

gHacks: The new Firefox add-on Priv8 adds sandboxed tabs to the web browser using the security model of Firefox OS.

SoakSoak Malware Attacks WordPress Sites
(Dec 16, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Over 100,000 WordPress sites have been infected by vulnerable third-party plug-in that many may not even realize they are running, and that number is growing.

The Trouble with Tor
(Dec 16, 2014, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Confidence that Tor can reliably provide users with anonymity on the Internet has been shattered, thanks to recent revelations. Tor alternatives do exist, however.

Your Linux PC isn't as secure as you think it is
(Dec 16, 2014, 09:00) (2 talkbacks)

PC World: Security revelations in 2014 shattered the myth of Linux impenetrability.

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities
(Dec 15, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Docker 1.3.3 provides security updates although Red Hat doesn't consider all the issues serious.

How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently
(Dec 15, 2014, 08:00) (1 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: You may want to block IP addresses on your Linux box under various circumstances.

Fix your ProxyChains error. Protect your anonymity online
(Dec 12, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 blackmoreops: This might not be for everyone but definitely applies to those who uses ProxyChains to evade Firewall or bypass Govt. sanctioned restrictions.

Suricata 2.0.5 Available!
(Dec 12, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

 suricata: This release fixes a number of important issues in the 2.0 series.

Cisco Announces Plan to Reinvent Snort 3 IPS
(Dec 12, 2014, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The open-source Snort intrusion prevention system kicks off new 3.0 development, for the second time.

Turla Trojan Unearthed on Linux
(Dec 09, 2014, 23:00) (2 talkbacks)

Linux Insider: Turla, a hard-to-spot Trojan that has for years bedeviled Windows systems, has been discovered to have at least two Linux variants

Reset root password in Linux
(Dec 09, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

 blackmoreops: Forgetting root password is a hassle

[Release] 2.1.0 - Codename: Pineosauria Mobilus
(Dec 08, 2014, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

Hak5: On the usability side you'll notice that the WIFi Pineapple's Web Interface is now responsive and beautiful on mobile devices.

Acquia Shields Drupal Users
(Dec 05, 2014, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: A new security service provides additional protection for users of the cloud-hosted version of the Drupal content management system.

How to configure the WiKID Strong Authentication 4.0 using the Quick-setup option
(Dec 05, 2014, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: The 4.0 release of the WiKID Strong Authentication System has two major new features.

Behind the App: The Story of Kali Linux
(Dec 05, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

Lifehacker: The idea for a Live Linux distribution which contains a bunch of security tools was born out of necessity many years ago

Set Up SSH Tunneling on a Linux / Unix / BSD Server To Bypass NAT
(Dec 03, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Nixcraft: How do I create a reverse SSH tunnel on Unix-like systems?

10 Open Source Security Tools from Google, Facebook, Netflix and Cisco
(Dec 03, 2014, 08:00) (0 talkbacks) In June Netflix open sourced Security Monkey with a focus on monitoring and analyzing the security of Amazon Web Services configurations. More recently, it released Scumblr and Sketchy, two security-related Web applications

Cisco Goes Open-Source for Big Data Security Analytics
(Dec 03, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

Enterprise Networking Planet: Cisco leverages open-source Kibana as part of OpenSOC.

Check successful & unsuccessful user login attempts in linux
(Dec 02, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 nextstep4IT: For Linux System admins it is very important to know successful & unsuccessful user login attempts on their Linux boxes.

The Awesome Program You Never Should Use
(Dec 02, 2014, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass.

Firefox 34 Makes It Official: Google Is Out, Yahoo Is In
(Dec 01, 2014, 15:00) (2 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Firefox 34, which includes eight security fixes, is the first version since Mozilla announced it was dropping Google for Yahoo as its default search engine.

How long it takes to bring down a webserver? 30 seconds!
(Nov 30, 2014, 22:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Darkmoreops: You can DoS websites with GoldenEye and bring it down almost within 30 seconds depending on how big their memory pool is.

LinEnum – Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation Tool
(Nov 26, 2014, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

darknet: LinEnum will automate many Local Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation checks

Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws
(Nov 25, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate.

Google Brings Open Source Security Gifts
(Nov 25, 2014, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Tis the season for giving, and search giant Google wants to give security researchers and end-users some new tools.

How the Linux Foundation's CII Is Securing the Internet
(Nov 25, 2014, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK VIDEO: Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, explains how millions of dollars he helped raise are going toward preventing the next open-source Heartbleed.

Hands on with Caine Linux: Pentesting and UEFI compatible
(Nov 25, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: If your number one priority is a Linux-based, UEFI-compatible penetrations testing / forensic analysis system, then Caine is likely to make you happy.

Encrypt Everything: How to encrypt the disk to protect the data
(Nov 24, 2014, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

Source Code of Life: Using right kind encryption in the right way can help you protect your data.

WordPress 4.0.1 Updates Millions of Sites for 8 Flaws
(Nov 21, 2014, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The content management and blogging system automatically updates users for cross-site scripting, request forgery and password-reset-attack protection.

DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots
(Nov 20, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is involved in a number of interesting projects, including robotic technology, and it looks like Ubuntu is playing an important role.

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