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Google's VirusTotal puts Linux malware under the spotlight  12 November 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The rise of malware designed to infect Linux servers' distributed denial-of-service attacks has earned greater attention from VirusTotal, the Google-owned go-to tool for malware hunters. For security researchers that need to stay on top of emerging malware threats, the VirusTotal malware database has become an integral tool.
 
Ubuntu, ownCloud, and a hidden dark side of Linux software repositories  12 November 2014 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The version of ownCloud in Ubuntu’s Universe repositories is old and full of “multiple critical security vulnerabilities.” It’s no secret. The ownCloud project itself asked Ubuntu to remove it so users wouldn’t have vulnerable server software.
 
The 7 deadly sins of startup security  11 November 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
For startups, user growth, product growth, virality, marketing usually goes on the top of their priority list. As part of product planning cycles, embedding information security into their product/service is the last concern for most startups.
 
Parallels CTO: Linux container security is not the problem  30 October 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Containerization technology has been a game-changer, powering Docker and other transformative software solutions. It's also garnered its share of criticisms about performance, security, and resiliency.
 
How To Hack Your Own Network And Beef Up Its Security With Kali Linux  28 October 2014 
Source: lifehacker - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi passwords, create fake networks, and test other vulnerabilities. Here’s how to use it to give your own a network a security checkup.
 
CAINE Linux Distribution Helps Investigators With Forensic Analysis  17 October 2014 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Alex   
There is no shortage of Linux distributions to serve specific markets and use cases. In the security market, a number of Linux distributions are widely used, including Kali Linux, which is popular with security penetration testers. There's also CAINE Linux, which is focused on another area of security. CAINE, an acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment, is a Linux distribution for forensic investigators.
 
Introducing the USB armory project  14 October 2014 
Source: Inversepath - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thanks to Andrea Barisani for sending this in. The USB armory from Inverse Path is an open source hardware design, implementing a flash drive sized computer. The compact USB powered device provides a platform for developing and running a variety of applications.
 
With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online  13 October 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world. But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture of finicky technical setup and software tweaks.
 
OWASP Releases Latest App Sec Guide  19 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Advocates with the web application security consortium OWASP published the latest iteration of its Testing Guide this week. The guide, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is an informational manual designed to teach developers how to build and maintain secure applications in the face of ongoing threats.
 
Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security  18 September 2014 
Source: Linux.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is why she and her team built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora that, in essence, assumes that bugs are everywhere. Instead of running one kernel, Qubes isolates all functions into separate virtual machines using the Xen hypervisor.
 
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