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Linux firewalls: What you need to know about iptables and firewalld

28 Září, 2018 - 10:41
LinuxSecurity.com: A firewall is a set of rules. When a data packet moves into or out of a protected network space, its contents (in particular, information about its origin, target, and the protocol it plans to use) are tested against the firewall rules to see if it should be allowed through.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Majority of Orgs Failing to Make Machine Learning Fair, Safe & Balanced

27 Září, 2018 - 11:41
LinuxSecurity.com: New research from O'Reilly Media has revealed that almost nine out of 10 (86%) businesses are deploying machine learning technologies without considering important questions regarding data quality, consumer privacy and the quality of machine learning applications.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Critical Linux Kernel Flaw Gives Root Access to Attackers

27 Září, 2018 - 11:37
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple Linux distributions including all current versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS contain a newly discovered bug that gives attackers a way to obtain full root access on vulnerable systems.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

BLK-MQ To Support Runtime Power Management With Linux 4.20~5.0

27 Září, 2018 - 11:32
LinuxSecurity.com: The Linux mult-queue block I/O layer (blk-mq) has been working out well for delivering very fast performance particularly for modern NVMe solid-state storage and SCSI drives. But it turns out run-time power management hasn't been in use when blk-mq is active.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Readying Spectre V2 Userspace-Userspace Protection

26 Září, 2018 - 12:08
LinuxSecurity.com: While the Linux kernel has been patched for months (and updated CPU microcode available) to mitigate Spectre Variant Two "Branch Target Injection" this has been focused on kernel-space protection while patches are pending now for userspace-userspace protection.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Mirai Authors Escape Jail Time - But Here Are 7 Other Criminal Hackers Who Didn't

26 Září, 2018 - 12:04
LinuxSecurity.com: Three individuals who admitted responsibility for creating and operating the highly disruptive Mirai botnet of 2016 have escaped jail time. Instead, they will now assist US law enforcement on cybersecurity matters.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Malware steals passwords from 6.4 million SHEIN customers

26 Září, 2018 - 12:00
LinuxSecurity.com: Women's fashion retailer SHEIN has suffered a major security breach that has exposed the personal information and passwords of over six million customers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The Sony hacker indictment: 5 lessons for IT security

25 Září, 2018 - 11:26
LinuxSecurity.com: In August 2018, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed the indictment of a North Korean spy, Park Jin Hyok, whom they claim was behind the hack against Sony and the creation and distribution of the WannaCry ransomware. The 170-plus-page document was written by Nathan Shields of the FBI's LA office and shows the careful sequence of forensic analysis they used to figure out how various attacks were conducted.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Vulnerable open source component adoption skyrockets in the enterprise

25 Září, 2018 - 11:23
LinuxSecurity.com: Open-source software and components are critical to many of the online services we use today. Companies, ranging from the most well-known technology giants to SMBs, will often use open-source technologies to improve their own business processes and access useful software libraries.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

French cybersecurity agency open sources security hardened CLIP OS

25 Září, 2018 - 11:16
LinuxSecurity.com: After developing it internally for over 10 years, the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) has decided to open source CLIP OS, a Linux-based operating system developed "to meet the specific needs of the [French] administration," and is asking outside coders to contribute to its development.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Freelance workers targeted in new malware campaign

24 Září, 2018 - 09:51
LinuxSecurity.com: Cyberattackers have turned their attention towards freelance workers in a new campaign which is spreading malware via malicious documents masquerading as job briefs and offers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux or Windows: 25 Things You Must Know While Choosing The Best Platform

24 Září, 2018 - 09:46
LinuxSecurity.com: Choosing the best platform - Linux or Windows is complicated. Because both the system is versatile and capable of doing many mission-oriented and regular task. So if I ask you which one is the best system between Linux and Windows? On this topic, you can start an ever ending discussion.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security