Kernel Rootkit Tricks The Spy Within

Mar 11, 2013

Rootkits allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. We describe the tricks intruders use to gain access to the Linux kernel and provide guidelines on hardening the kernel against such attacks.

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Command Line – Bastille Linux Learning the basics of architectural security

Feb 22, 2013

Security applications like antivirus protectors respond to events, rather than preventing them from happening, but the best security in Linux is architectural – that is, in its configuration.

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Grsecurity Airtight system security with Grsecurity

Feb 22, 2013

Security-conscious people dig a deep moat with crocodiles around their homes, hide their furniture in back rooms, and only let visitors into the bathroom if they know the secret password. Grsecurity follows a similarly extreme principle.

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FIDO Alliance Formed to “Revolutionize” Online Authentication

Feb 15, 2013

Forget passwords – several Internet companies have formed the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, which they say will replace passwords with safer and easier to use authentication methods.

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Table of Contents: 148 What's inside the March 2013 issue

Jan 23, 2013

Science fiction authors and high-tech visionaries dream of a future where humans and computers communicate in ordinary English. A new cloud-based tool brings that future a little closer.

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Security Lessons – Hash Maps Security with data structures

Jan 23, 2013

What do all programs have in common? They store data at some point, usually in arrays – everything from commandline options to the input and output. But how is data actually stored by the program? Kurt explains.

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Linux News

Dec 19, 2012
  • OpenShift for data centers and clouds
  • MariaDB non-profit foundation launched
  • Fedora 18 to include Mate desktop
  • Oracle repository for kernel changes
  • NVidia GeForce R310
  • Android OS leads the smartphone market
  • Microsoft contemplating yearly major release cycle
  • HP writes off US$ 8.8 million on Autonomy
  • Stallman alleges “surveillance code” in Unity
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Security Lessons: Secure Backup Back up your systems securely

Dec 19, 2012

Creating backups is one thing, making sure they’re secure is another. We offer some tips for ensuring the process is as painless as possible.

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