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The insecurity of OpenBSD

http://allthatiswrong.wordpress.com

I certainly don't mean to imply that OpenBSD is a horribly insecure operating system - it isn't. I do however need to highlight that OpenBSD is quite far removed from a secure operating system, and will attempt to justify this position below.

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Created by freda 4 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 28 weeks ago
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Six Easy Steps to Make a Super Secure Linux Server

http://www.technicant.com

Curiously many Linux administrators out there are clueless about properly securing or configuring a server. The following steps can significantly increase the stability and security of any Linux server.

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Created by HeresJohnny 4 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 30 weeks ago
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10 Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10

http://news.softpedia.com

Canonical announced a few hours ago the immediate availability of a new Linux kernel security update for the following Ubuntu distributions: 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake), 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron), 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and 9.10 (Karmic Koala).

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Created by binarycanary 4 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 30 weeks ago
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Serious security problem on Ubuntu- Advise to upgrade your kernel

http://www.unixmen.com

The problem itself appear to be in the kernel from version 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10. 7.xx versions are not affected . This is a serious problem because it could allow full system access among others. Canonical has been recommended as a solution to update the kernel.

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Created by Marcin 4 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 30 weeks ago
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Anonymous Internet browsing using Ubuntu 9.10, Tor and Firefox

http://shortrecipes.blogspot.com

"Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.

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Created by Marcin 4 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 31 weeks ago
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How to enhance the physical security posture of your Linux/BSD-powered PC

http://linuxbsdos.com

Securing a computer goes beyond more than just using strong passwords. You should consider what happens if an unauthorized person gains physical access to your computer. If the only security feature protecting your data from an unauthorized person is a user account password, then you have not taken enough steps to protect your computer and your data.

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"Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing."

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Everyone wants a piece of you these days: Google, Facebook, Flickr, Apple, AT&T, Bing. They'll give you free e-mail, free photo storage, free web hosting, even a free date. They just want to listen in.

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Created by Lysandra Ohrstrom 4 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 31 weeks ago
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How Fedora protects your data with full disk encryption

http://linuxbsdos.com

What happens if someone gains unauthorized, physical access to your computer? Even with all the fancy firewall and other network security tools running, If the disk is not encrypted, check mate! Your data is now shared. This short tutorial shows you how Fedora implements disk encryption and how that protects your computer if it ever falls into the wrong hands.

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Four Security Worries of Cloud Computing

http://blog.datamation.com

The total number of dollars rushing toward cloud computing is massive. The various top research firms - IDC, Gartner, et al. -- all have eyebrow-raising forecasts about the growth rate of cloud-based computing services. But are you seeing a lot of headlines about safety? No, not really, though the worries are out there.

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Trivial passwords are still a big problem!!

http://it.toolbox.com

One of the ongoing battles I have with the folks at the Hospice I support (and my friends) is their choices of passwords. Lots just change their password by changing a number at the end (vacation1 becomes vacation2 becomes vacation3...etc.).

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Created by Marcin 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 32 weeks ago
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Firefox, Opera downloads surge after IE security scare

http://www.smh.com.au

Internet browsers Firefox and Opera have experienced a massive surge in downloads since the security flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) was exposed.

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Created by linuxlooooser 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 32 weeks ago
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Microsoft confirms 17-year old security bug in Windows NT discovered by a Google researcher

http://jordanopensource.org

Microsoft released a security advisory to acknowledge a flaw that affects every release of the Windows NT kernel, from Windows NT 3.1 up to and including Windows 7.

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Created by Ubuntu87 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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France joins Germany warning against Internet Explorer

http://news.bbc.co.uk

France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to protect security.

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Created by Marcin 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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German government warns against using MS Explorer

http://news.bbc.co.uk

The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security.

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Created by Marcin 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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Google Attacks Highlight the Importance of Surveillance Transparency

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

It shouldn't surprise us that systems built to give law enforcement access to private communications could become vectors for malicious attacks. ... the culture of secrecy that increasingly surrounds our government's domestic spying programs not only undermines the rule of law, it's a danger to national security as well.

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