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Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:20:18 +0000 Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

ORWL - First Open Source And Physically Secure PC, Runs Linux And Windows

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:18:18 +0000 ORWL is the first open source, physically secure computer. Using a secure microcontroller (MCU) and an 'active clamshell mesh', the device makes sure that nobody breaks the security of the system. Its maker, Design Shift, has also launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowd Supply.

Is the Linux kernel a security problem?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:10:58 +0000 Security is an ongoing issue for all operating systems, including Linux. While Linux has generally had a good reputation compared to Windows when it comes to security, no operating system is perfect. A writer at Ars Technica recently examined the issue of security and the Linux kernel.

Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:09:50 +0000 The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

76 Percent of Security Pros Say Sharing Threat Intelligence Is a Moral Responsibility

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:11:47 +0000 A recent AlienVault survey of 222 security professionals at the Black Hat 2016 conference found that 76 percent of respondents believe the IT security industry has a moral responsibility to share threat intelligence, and fully 95 percent of respondents use threat intelligence in some way.

Time to Kill Security Questions-or Answer Them With Lies

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:05:06 +0000 The notion of using robust, random passwords has become all but mainstream-by now anyone with an inkling of security sense knows that "password1" and "1234567" aren't doing them any favors. But even as password security improves, there's something even more problematic that underlies them: security questions.

Red Hat: 2016:1978-01: python-twisted-web: Important Advisory

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:13:00 +0000 An update for python-twisted-web is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact [More...]

Debian: 3681-1: wordpress: Summary

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:09:00 +0000 Security Report Summary

Ubuntu: 3094-1: Systemd vulnerability

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:23:00 +0000 The system could be made unavailable under certain conditions.

Red Hat: 2016:1945-01: bind97: Important Advisory

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:03:00 +0000 An update for bind97 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, [More...]

Red Hat: 2016:1944-01: bind: Important Advisory

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:01:00 +0000 An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact [More...]

Slackware: 2016-271-01: bind: Security Update

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:13:00 +0000 New bind packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]

Putting Infosec Principles into Practice

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:53:29 +0000 When you’re dealing with a security incident it’s essential you – and the rest of your team – not only have the skills they need to comprehensively deal with an issue, but also have a framework to support them as they approach it. This framework means they can focus purely on what they need to do, following a process that removes any vulnerabilities and threats in a proper way – so everyone who depends upon the software you protect can be confident that it’s secure and functioning properly.

Installing an Apache Web Server with TLS

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:30:11 +0000 One of the powerful things that Linux on servers allows you to do is to create scalable web applications with little to no software costs. Apache HTTPD, commonly referred to as just Apache, is the number one web server software in the world.