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Fear not, Linux admins: There are TOOLS to help you  23 July 2012 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Most Linux distributions have a significant focus on security. This does not mean they are necessarily ready for production out of the box. Tools like SELinux, excellent firewall options, and robust access controls can make Linux exceptionally secure.
 
Tech Journal: How to Keep Your Accounts Secure  14 June 2012 
Source: Wall Street Journal - Posted by Dave Wreski   
They say the cloud is the future of computing. All your data and software programs, now known as web apps, will reside in the cloud and the computer itself will act as a “dumb” screen. Google is already moving in that direction with Chrome OS, while Microsoft and Apple are working hard to tightly integrate cloud services in their upcoming versions of Windows and Mac OS X, respectively.
 
Experts dispute sandboxing would have stopped Flame  11 June 2012 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Bigger lesson learned from Flame: Multiple layers of security needed, so when one technology fails, a second or third may succeed
 
Linux UEFI compromise reasonable, still sucks  08 June 2012 
Source: IT World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Life is full of trade-offs, and many times they are not palatable for every side. Such was the trade-off proposed by Fedora developers this week to solve the upcoming obstacle of UEFI secure booting on Windows 8-certified machines.
 
The story of BSD and open-source Linux  19 April 2012 
Source: SD Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On March 9, 1977, Bill Joy compiled the first version of Berkeley Systems Distribution Unix, known as 1BSD. This version was just an add-on to an existing Unix, however. Two years later, he released 2BSD, which added two new programs from his repertoire: vi and the C Shell.
 
Why switching OS platforms is not a security fix  17 April 2012 
Source: Computer World UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Mac platform now finds itself in the crosshairs of malware developers along with Windows, but that isn't a reason to switch to Linux.
 
Simple Security Tricks To Harden A New Linux Web Server  16 April 2012 
Source: pinhead.tv - Posted by Anthony Pell   
There are a few things you need to always remember when setting up a new Linux server. By default the root login is enabled for most systems. The best practice is to disable root login. Also, if you are transferring files via FTP, the best way to do this securely is via SFTP (not FTP).
 
Mac Security: A Myth?  16 April 2012 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Apple is taking steps to address the Java vulnerabilities behind the Flashback Trojan outbreak. But Java isn't the only attack vector for OS X -- and Apple users can no longer cling to the belief that Macs are virtually immune to malware.
 
Why Not Use Port Knocking?  13 April 2012 
Source: That grumpy BSD guy - Posted by Pooja Shah   
The robots currently at work knocking around for your guessable password could easily be repurposed to guess your Unicode password currently known as your port knocking sequence, and quite likely have been already. Plus, we already have authpf(8) for network-level restrictions on access.
 
Why Linux Needs Malware Protection  28 March 2012 
Source: Consumer Electronics - Posted by Dave Wreski   
“This is very embarrassing.” So began a post by the developers of UnrealIRCd server after finding that their software was infected with a Trojan. Another example of why enterprises should consider the safe haven of Linux? Just the opposite: The Trojan infected only the Linux version of the server software, but its Windows counterpart was clean.
 
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