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Iptables Basics

June 10th, 2017
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Linux firewall : iptables! plays very important role in securing your Linux system. System hardening or locking down can not be completed without configuring iptables. Here we are discussing about basics of iptables.

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Distro - Other, Education, Security

40 Android Flaws in May Update

May 4th, 2016
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Google has released its fifth security update for its Android mobile operating system so far in 2016, this time patching 40 vulnerabilities. Of those, 12 are rated as critical, with two of the critical issues identified as remote code execution vulnerabilities in Android’s much maligned mediaserver component.

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Android, Security

Linux hole not a big deal for Android

January 24th, 2016
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Adrian Ludwig, Android’s lead security engineer, wrote on Google+ that Google took the problem seriously. Other Google sources added that they did so because they were aware of the problem via the upstream Linux kernel security team. Perception Point, which had claimed that the “vulnerability has implications for … 66 percent of all Android devices (phones/tablets).” had not bothered to tell them about the problem.

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Android, Security

Microsoft rains cash on OpenBSD Foundation

July 9th, 2015
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Microsoft has handed a pile of money to the OpenBSD Foundation, becoming its first-ever Gold level contributor in the process. “This donation is in recognition of the role of the Foundation in supporting the OpenSSH project,” the Foundation said via a post to the OpenBSD Journal website on Tuesday.

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FreeBSD, Security

Security flaw in iOS and OS X

June 19th, 2015
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Researchers from Indiana University and the Georgia Institute of Technology said that security holes in both iOS and OS X allow a malicious app to steal passwords from Apple’s Keychain, as well as both Apple and third-party apps. The claims appear to have been confirmed by Apple, Google and others.

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OS X, Security

Open Source Network Switches

February 20th, 2015
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Hewlett-Packard said on Thursday that it would sell a new line of networking switches that are manufactured by a Taiwanese company and depend on Linux-based, open-source software from another company.

HP, once at the center of high-tech manufacturing, will not make the new networking equipment but will act as a reseller, providing both online ordering and worldwide support for the product.

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Distro - Other, Hardware, Security

Raspberry Pi as Security Camera

December 14th, 2014
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Check out this article for detailed instructions for using a Raspberry Pi as a surveillance camera.

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How To, Security

Your Linux PC isn’t as secure as you think it is

December 14th, 2014
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Security revelations in 2014 shattered the myth of Linux impenetrability. No, the sky isn’t falling, and yes, Linux is still inherently more secure than Windows—but this year proved that Linux lovers still need to pay at least some attention to their system’s protection.

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Desktop, Security