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How to Disable SELinux on CentOS 7
(Aug 15, 2018, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) is a Linux kernel security module that allows administrators and users more control over access controls.

Three More Intel Chip Exploits Surface
(Aug 15, 2018, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

itprotoday: Not that we needed it, but there's more evidence today that Intel has been playing fast and loose with security in order to stay ahead of the fast-chip competition.

Researchers Reveal Security Vulnerabilities in Tracking Apps
(Aug 15, 2018, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: At Defcon, security researchers revealed 37 new vulnerabilities in tracking apps that could have enabled attackers to steal information and track users.

How Netflix Secures AWS Cloud Credentials
(Aug 15, 2018, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: At Black Hat USA, Netflix engineer explains how the streaming media giant uses cloud logs to spot security issues.

A sysadmin's handy cheat sheet for SELinux
(Aug 14, 2018, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

Improve your skills managing and using Security-Enhanced Linux with this helpful guide.

5 Tools to Scan a Linux Server for Malware and Rootkits
(Aug 09, 2018, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Tecmint: The tools presented in this article are created for these security scans and they are able to identity Virus, Malwares, Rootkits, and Malicious behaviors. Y

How to Setup IKEv2 VPN Using Strongswan and Let's encrypt on CentOS 7
(Aug 08, 2018, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: Strongswan is an open source multiplatform IPSec implementation.

Ubuntu and Debian Stretch Receive Linux Kernel Security Update to Fix TCP Flaw
(Aug 08, 2018, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

Discovered and reported by security researcher Juha-Matti Tilli, the security flaw (CVE-2018-5390) could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service on affected machines

DevSecOps: 3 ways to bring developers, security together
(Aug 08, 2018, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

 EnterprisersProject: As you build a DevSecOps culture, use these priorities to close the gap between developers and security pros

Suricata IDS with ELK and Web Frontend on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
(Aug 08, 2018, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: Suricata is an IDS / IPS capable of using Emerging Threats and VRT rulesets like Snort and Sagan.

Why and How to Edit Your Sudoers File in Linux
(Aug 07, 2018, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

MakeTechEasier: Within your Linux system, there's a file called 'sudoers'  which permits or denies users from gaining super-user access and holds some special preferences for sudo.

Google Fixes 43 Vulnerabilities in the Android Security Patch for August 2018
(Aug 07, 2018, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

Consisting of the 2018-08-01 and 2018-08-05 security patch levels, the Android Security Patch for August 2018 addresses a total of 43 security vulnerability across several components

Fizzing up the new TLS security protocol
(Aug 07, 2018, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: Facebook open-sources its Fizz library for the next-generation Transport Layer Security protocol.

Top 10 Talks to See at Black Hat USA 2018
(Aug 07, 2018, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Security researchers, vendors and IT pros are headed for Las Vegas for Black Hat USA 2018. Here are 10 talks that shouldn't be missed.

Linux Basics: How To Create and Install SSH Keys on the Shell
(Aug 06, 2018, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

Learn how to generate an SSH key pair by using the ssh-keygen command and how to configure the SSH Daemon to only allow logins by key.

How to use the gpg command to encrypt Linux files
(Aug 01, 2018, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

NetworkWorld: Commands for reliably encrypting files on Linux systems are easy to come by and quite versatile.

Getting started with Standard Notes for encrypted note-taking
(Aug 01, 2018, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

Get step-by-step instructions for getting up and running with Standard Notes.

Secure Apache with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 18.04
(Aug 01, 2018, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

Linuxize: Learn how to secure your Apache web server with Let's Encrypt using the certbot tool on Ubuntu 18.04.

IPFire Hardened Linux Firewall Distribution Gets Major Update, Here's What's New
(Jul 31, 2018, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

The most prominent new feature in IPFire 2.21 Core Update 122 is the Linux 4.14.50 kernel, which contains mitigations for both the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities

EasySSH is your next favorite GUI SSH client
(Jul 30, 2018, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

TechRepublic: EasySSH offers a convenient way to connect to your remote Linux servers. Even with a couple of caveats, it can make your admin life a bit easier.

You Can Now Install Kata Containers VMs as a Snap on Ubuntu, Other Linux Distros
(Jul 29, 2018, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

The Kata Containers project announces the availability of their Kata Containers virtual machine software in Canonical's Snap Store

NetSpectre Attack Could Enable Remote CPU Exploitation
(Jul 27, 2018, 12:27) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Researchers have discovered a method that could potentially enable an attacker to use the Spectre CPU vulnerabilities over a remote network connection.

11 Ways (Not) to Get Hacked for Kubernetes
(Jul 26, 2018, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

Kubernetes security has come a long way since the project's inception, but still contains some gotchas.

Some of Intel's Effort to Repair Spectre in Future CPUs
(Jul 26, 2018, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: it's very cool that Intel is consulting with the kernel people about these sorts of hardware decisions.

Full Drive Encryption with Debian 9.4 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
(Jul 25, 2018, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: This tutorial will show you step by step how to encrypt a full drive with Cryptsetup on Debian 9.4 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

How to Set Up a Firewall with FirewallD on CentOS 7
(Jul 24, 2018, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

Linuxize: FirewallD is a complete firewall solution that manages the system's iptables rules and provides a D-Bus interface for operating on them.

Canonical Fixes Boot Failures on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS, Update Now
(Jul 23, 2018, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

Earlier this month, on July 2, Canonical released a Linux kernel security update for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) users, addressing a total of six security vulnerabilities, one of which introduced a regression also causing boot failures

How to configure encrypted unbound DNS over TLS on CentOS Linux
(Jul 22, 2018, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

Anyone can snoop your unencrypted DNS traffic even though connected to privacy and security enhanced HTTPS based web service.

How to Fix passwd: Authentication token manipulation error in Linux
(Jul 19, 2018, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

The passwd command is used to set or change user account passwords and sometimes it'll thow out a mysterious error.

How to install UFW and use it to set up a basic firewall
(Jul 19, 2018, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxConfig: Setting up a firewall can be a huge pain.

EncryptPad: Encrypted Text Editor For Your Secrets
(Jul 18, 2018, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

EncryptPad is a simple, free and open source text editor that encrypts saved text files and allows protecting them with passwords, key files, or both

How to Monitor Linux Server Security with Osquery
(Jul 18, 2018, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

Tecmint: Osquery is a free open source, powerful and cross-platform SQL-based operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics framework for Linux

How To Force User To Change Password On Next Login In Linux
(Jul 18, 2018, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

2DayGeek: Two easy ways to force user to change their password on next login in Linux.

Containers or virtual machines: ???Which is more secure? The answer will surprise you
(Jul 16, 2018, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: IBM Research has created a new way to measure software security

How The Update Framework Improves Software Distribution Security
(Jul 16, 2018, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: ustin Cappos, assistant professor at New York University and founder of The Update Framework (TUF) open-source project provides insight into the process of securing software updates.

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