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Buttercup - A Modern Password Manager for Linux
(May 26, 2017, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

FOSSmint: Buttercup is a cross-platform, free, and open-source password manager

Kodi 17.3 Security Update Patches Infamous Subtitle Hack, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Crash
(May 26, 2017, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

If you're using Kodi 17.1 or a previous version on your HTPC device, you are urged to update to Kodi 17.2 or Kodi 17.3 as soon as possible.

Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows?
(May 26, 2017, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

darkduck: When choosing an operating system, there are many different factors that are taken into consideration.

Samba Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw
(May 24, 2017, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: The open-source Samba project issued a high-severity advisory for a remote code execution vulnerability identified as CVE-2017-7494 on May 24.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Set to Improve Security Features
(May 24, 2017, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Beta release of Red Hat's flagship Linux platform adds support for Network Bound Disk Encryption and the USBGuard software framework, providing improved security.

Twitter Patches High Impact Account Tweeting Flaw
(May 23, 2017, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: The vulnerability could have potentially enabled an attacker to tweet from any user account, without the need to first compromise or exploit the user.

Check Point Discovers Media Subtitle Vulnerability in VLC
(May 23, 2017, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Check Point responsibly disclosed the vulnerability to the impacted media players including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn Time and Stremio.

Skyport Systems Extends Secure Server Protection to Hybrid Cloud Edge
(May 23, 2017, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Skyport adds new capabilities to its cloud-managed secure Linux server hardware platform to help organizations manage and secure application delivery in the cloud.

Why Akamai Supports Let's Encrypt
(May 23, 2017, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

VIDEO: Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer at Akamai explains why the free Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificate initiative is important.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt
(May 22, 2017, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxAndUbuntu: Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver.

WannaCrypt makes an easy case for Linux
(May 22, 2017, 07:00) (1 talkbacks)

TechRepublic: Ransomware got you down? There's a solution that could save you from dealing with this issue ever again. That's right. It's Linux.

Big data equals speed, security for Western Union CIO
(May 20, 2017, 18:00) (0 talkbacks)

EnterprisersProject: Western Union CIO shares insights into the company's digital transformation.

WordPress 4.7.5 Fixes Six Security Vulnerabilities
(May 19, 2017, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Widely deployed open-source content management system patched for a half-dozen different issues as new bug bounty program debuts.

Force Users To Use Root Password Instead Of Their Own Password When Using Sudo Command
(May 19, 2017, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

ostechnix: This short tutorial describes how to force users to use Root password instead of their own password when using Sudo command in Linux.

ssh_scan: A Prototype SSH Configuration And Policy Scanner For Linux
(May 19, 2017, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

2daygeek: ssh_scan is a prototype SSH configuration and policy scanner for Linux and UNIX servers, which will scan destination host and tells you list of configured options.

4 Great Linux Distros Designed for Privacy and Security
(May 19, 2017, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

MakeTechEasier: There are plenty of Linux distros out there, each with a different focus.

How To Run Particular Commands Without Sudo Password In Linux
(May 18, 2017, 13:00) (1 talkbacks)

ostechnix: This article explains how to run particular commands without giving sudo password in Unix-like operating systems.

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Receives First Kernel Security Patch, Update Now
(May 17, 2017, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

The time has come for Ubuntu 17.04 users to update their kernels.

How To Configure iptables Firewall In Linux
(May 17, 2017, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

Iptables is a great firewall included in the netfilter framework of Linux.

Is my Linux server or desktop affected by WannaCrypt ransomware?
(May 16, 2017, 15:00) (1 talkbacks)

 Nixcraft: Are you concerned that your Linux boxen ares affected by the recent Wannacrypt malware?

How to analyze Nginx configuration files for security misconfiguration on Linux or Unix
(May 16, 2017, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

Nixcraft: How do I install Gixy for Nginx configuration static analyzer on GNU/Linux operating system to to prevent security misconfiguration and automate flaw detection?

OpenStack Cloud Security Moves Forward
(May 12, 2017, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: At the OpenStack Summit Boston, security experts talked about cloud security misconceptions and what's working well in cloud security today.

How to Delete HUGE (100-200GB) Files in Linux
(May 11, 2017, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

Tecmint: In this tutorial, we will explain how to efficiently and reliably delete huge files/directories in Linux.

Why Edward Snowden loves open source
(May 11, 2017, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

NetworkWorld: Open source tools that customers build and host themselves give users more control over how data is handled.

Install CSF/LFD to help secure your Linux server
(May 10, 2017, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

There are many things that Linux admins do to try and keep their servers as secure as possible.

How to run multiple commands in sudo under Linux or Unix
(May 10, 2017, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

Nixcraft: The sudo command used to execute a command as another user typically as a root user.

How To Securely And Permanently Delete Your Data In Linux
(May 10, 2017, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

ostechnix: secure-delete is package helps you to securely and permanently erase your data from your system

How to Password Protect a Vim File in Linux
(May 09, 2017, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

Vim is a popular, feature-rich and highly-extensible text editor for Linux, and one of its special features is support for encrypting text files using various crypto methods with a password.

Snowden Advocates the Need for Open-Source and OpenStack
(May 09, 2017, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden says that open-source and OpenStack can help users avoid the silent vulnerability of things they don't control or influence.

How the U.S. Army Is Using OpenStack To Train Cyber Security
(May 09, 2017, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: At the OpenStack Summit, U.S. Army officers explain how they moved to an open-source cloud system to train cyber-warriors to defend, attack and exploit.

GNU/Linux Security: A look at QubesOS
(May 08, 2017, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

ghacks: QubesOS runs multiple virtual machines linked together under a single user-interface, to form a container based / compartmentalized operating system.

CII Project Advances Linux Kernel Security as Firm Ends Free Patches
(May 08, 2017, 09:00) (0 talkbacks) Over the past few years, the CII has been funding the Kernel Self Protection Project, the aim of which is to ensure that the kernel fails safely rather than just running safely.

WPSeku - A Vulnerability Scanner to Find Security Issues in WordPress
(May 06, 2017, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

tecmint: WPSeku is a simple WordPress vulnerability scanner written using Python

pfSense 2.3.4 Open-Source Firewall Update Brings System Stability Improvements
(May 05, 2017, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

pfSense software version 2.3.4 comes more than two months after the pfSense 2.3.3 update, and promises to bring even more system stability improvements and bug fixes.

There's several good reasons not to use lazy, privileged containers
(May 04, 2017, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

It's probably a little unfair to label everyone who uses privileged containers as "lazy" but certainly from what I've seen some (even security) vendors deserve to be labelled as such.

ssh_scan: A SSH configuration and policy scanner for Linux and UNIX server
(May 01, 2017, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

NixCraft: The SSH (Secure Shell) protocol is a method for secure remote login from one system to another.

Kali Linux can now use cloud GPUs for password-cracking
(Apr 30, 2017, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

el Reg: Kali's a favourite for white hats, but that doesn't stop black hats guys from using it too

How to Easily Set Up Third Party DNS on Linux
(Apr 30, 2017, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

MakeTechEasier: Are you looking to switch to a third-party DNS for a better and safer Internet connection?

Tor Revamps Guard Selection Algorithm to Resist Guard-Capture Attacks
(Apr 28, 2017, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

The Tor 0.3.0 stable series also deprecates the use of old RSA1024 keys for both relays and clients

Improve Your Online Security with Tails
(Apr 27, 2017, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

Find your way through the maze of online dangers with Tails, Tor, and tips from Carla Schroder.

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