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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux Today - How 'Security Fatigue' Affects Our Choices Online - 0 views

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    "An overabundance of security news and alerts has led to "security fatigue," which is causing users to make bad choices when it comes to online security, suggests a report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux Security Guide (extended version) - Linux Audit - 0 views

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    "With so many articles about Linux security on the internet, you may feel overwhelmed by how to properly secure your Linux systems. With this guide, we walk through different steps, tools, and resources. The main goal is to have you make an educated choice on what security defenses to implement on Linux. For this reason, this article won't show any specific configuration values, as it would implicate a possible best value. Instead, related articles and resources will be available in the text. The goal is to make this guide into a go-to article for when you need to secure your Linux installation. If you like this article, help others and share it on your favorite social media channels. Got feedback? Use the comments at the bottom. This document in work in progress and last updated in September 2016"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

5 Best Linux Distros for Security - Datamation - 0 views

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    "Linux distros have has long emphasized security and related matters like firewalls, penetration testing, anonymity, and privacy. These distributions pay special attention to security."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Best Open Source Security Tools of 2015 (and 2016) - Linux Audit - 0 views

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    "lways looking for a better tool to help you in your work? If there is one website who knows what is happening in the field of security tools, it is ToolsWatch. The site covers new tools, and promotes existing projects when they release a new version."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Keeweb A Linux Password Manager - LinuxAndUbuntu - 0 views

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    "Today we are depending on more and more online services. Each online service we sign up for, let us set a password and this way we have to remember hundreds of passwords. In this case, it is easy for anyone to forget passwords. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Network Security Toolkit (NST) Linux OS Released Based on Fedora 24, Linux 4.6 - 0 views

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    "Jul 4, 2016 09:33 GMT · By Marius Nestor · Share: Today, July 4, 2016, Ronald Henderson has announced the release of a new version of the Fedora-based Network Security Toolkit (NST) Linux distribution for network security analysis and monitoring."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux Servers Security: Hack and Defend - Free Sample Chapter - Chris Binnie - 0 views

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    "I'm delighted to be able to offer the first chapter of my brand new book, Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend, for free as a downloadable PDF."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Lynis 2.2.0 Released - Security Auditing and Scanning Tool for Linux Systems - 0 views

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    " Lynis is an open source and much powerful auditing tool for Unix/Linux like operating systems. It scans system for security information, general system information, installed and available software information, configuration mistakes, security issues, user accounts without password, wrong file permissions, firewall auditing, etc."
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    " Lynis is an open source and much powerful auditing tool for Unix/Linux like operating systems. It scans system for security information, general system information, installed and available software information, configuration mistakes, security issues, user accounts without password, wrong file permissions, firewall auditing, etc."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux Foundation Advances Security Efforts via Badging Program - 0 views

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    " The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative's badging program matures, as the first projects to achieve security badges are announced."
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    " The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative's badging program matures, as the first projects to achieve security badges are announced."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Open Source Security Process -- Part 1: A Cloud Security Introduction | Linux.com - 0 views

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    [In part one of this four-part series, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman Lars Kurth takes a look at the theories behind cloud security and how they relate to The Walking Dead -- yes, the TV show. Read on to find out more. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Why Linux Distros Look Insecure Even Though They're Not | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    "Robin "Roblimo" Miller The transparency of open software means that security vulnerabilities are visible and can't be quietly swept under the rug."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

An Introduction to SELinux | Linux.com - 0 views

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    "Way back in kernel 2.6, a new security system was introduced to provide a mechanism for supporting access control security policies. This system was Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) and was introduced by the National Security Administration (NSA) to incorporate a strong Mandatory Access Control architecture into the subsystems of the Linux kernel."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux kernel flaw endangers millions of PCs, servers and Android devices | ITworld - 0 views

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    "By Lucian Constantin Follow IDG News Service | January 19, 2016 RELATED TOPICS Security Linux Comments For almost three years, a serious vulnerability in the Linux kernel could have allowed attackers to take full control over Linux-based PCs, servers, Android phones and other embedded devices."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

25 Hardening Security Tips for Linux Servers - 0 views

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    "Securing a system in a production from the hands of hackers and crackers is a challenging task for a System Administrator. This is our first article related to "How to Secure Linux box" or "Hardening a Linux Box". In this post We'll explain 25 useful tips & tricks to secure your Linux system. Hope, below tips & tricks will help you some extend to secure your system."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to block network traffic by country on Linux - Xmodulo - 0 views

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    "Last updated on December 11, 2015 Authored by Dan Nanni 10 Comments As a system admin who maintains production Linux servers, there are circumstances where you need to selectively block or allow network traffic based on geographic locations. For example, you "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Three ways to easily encrypt your data on Linux | howtoforge.com | [# ! Note] - 0 views

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    "Data encryption is one very solid security measure/precaution that everyone who owns data with significant personal or objective value should perform."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux Kernel Security (SELinux vs AppArmor vs Grsecurity) | [ # ! 2009 to check and upd... - 0 views

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    " Unfortunately, stock kernel is not secured out of box. There are some important Linux kernel patches to secure your box"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Let's Encrypt May Improve Security for Regular People More Than Any Other Initiative Th... - 0 views

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    "Let's Encrypt May Improve Security for Regular People More Than Any Other Initiative This Decade"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux and Unix Port Scanning With netcat [nc] Command - 1 views

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    "by Vivek Gite on July 12, 2007 last updated November 27, 2015 in Linux, Networking, UNIX How do I find out which ports are opened on my own server? How do I run port scanning using the nc command instead of the nmap command on a Linux or Unix-like systems?"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Cipher Security: How to harden TLS and SSH | Linux Journal - 0 views

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    "Nov 23, 2015 By Charles Fisher in HOW-TOs Security Encryption and secure communications are critical to our life on the Internet. Without the ability to authenticate and preserve secrecy, we cannot engage in commerce, nor can we trust the words of our friends and colleagues. "
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