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Securing SSH On Ubuntu With WiKID Two-Factor AuthenticationSSH offers a highly secure channel for remote administration of servers. However, if you face an audit for regulatory or business requirements, such as Visa/Mastercard PCI, you need to be aware of some potential authentication related short-comings that may cause headaches in an audit.
It's not hard to come up with a dozen different reasons why the rise of open source development has been a watershed event in both the software and hardware industries. All of us can build new web applications faster with our feet firmly planted on the shoulders of jQuery, Bootstrap, and Apache. Languages like Ruby, PHP, and Python power the Internet, and operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD provide the foundation for thousands of companies and services.But open source isn't just about the free tools we have access to, it's also about the community of developers that will help support crazy new ideas and give them a chance to thrive, grow, and change the world; ideas that would never see the light of day in a closed source world.
HTTPS protocol is used more and more in today’s web. While this may be good for privacy, it leaves modern network administrator without any means to prevent questionable or adult contents from entering his/her network. Previously it was assumed that this problem does not have a decent solution. Our how-to guide will try to prove […]Continue reading...The post How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up a transparent proxy on LinuxHow to run a startup script automatically after a network interface is up on CentOSHow to set up HTTPS in Apache web Server on CentOSHow to run iptables automatically after reboot on DebianHow to set a default gateway on CentOS
If you're using Windows XP, it won't stop working. All this means is you won't get security patches or technical support anymore. So what should you do? You can continue using it, as you always have. Or, you can upgrade to Windows 8.1, the newest Windows, or Windows 7. Or switch to Linux. Let's look at the pros and cons.
How to find out if your server is affected from Openssl Heartbleed vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) and how to fix thatA severe vulnerability in OpenSSL has been found, the vulnerability is named Heartbleed and affects the heartbeat implementation in Openssl version 1.0.1 up to version 1.0.1f. This vulnerability can be used to get the private key of a SSL connection, so it is important to update the server immediately. The bug is fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.1g. All Major Linux Distributions have release updates to the vulnerability.
Updates for openssl packages are available now, andmirrors near you will receive them shortly. If you do not want towait for your local mirror to get updates, you can retrieve andinstall packages directly:
The warning about the bug in OpenSSL coincided with the release of version 1.0.1g of the open-source program, which is the default cryptographic library used in the Apache and nginx Web server applications, as well as a wide variety of operating systems and e-mail and instant-messaging clients. The bug, which has resided in production versions of OpenSSL for more than two years, could make it possible for people to recover the private encryption key at the heart of the digital certificates used to authenticate Internet servers and to encrypt data traveling between them and end users. Attacks leave no traces in server logs, so there's no way of knowing if the bug has been actively exploited.
Today, as Microsoft discontinues support for Windows XP, a 12 year old operating system, users all over the world find themselves with only a few options to choose from as they move on. It's not surprising that Microsoft encourages users to migrate to Windows 8.1, but of course, there are other alternatives. The best one by far is Linux. With over 100 distributions, Linux not only offers flexibility, but also reliability and support.
Rumors of the impending sunsetting of Google TV have been around at least since September when Sony, Google’s most stalwart partner for its struggling, Android-based Google TV, announced a Bravia Smart Stick media player. Sony noted “Google services” but never mentioned Google TV. The trend was confirmed by several unnamed Google TV partners in an October report by GigaOM that cited the Android TV name. In December, when Marvell announced an Android 4.2.2-ready, Armada 1500 Plus SoC update to the official SoC of Google TV — the Armada 1500 — the Android TV term was used again.
A new OpenSSL vulnerability has shown up and some companies are annoyed that the bug was revealed before patches could be delivered for it.
After 12 years, Microsoft is no longer going to be providing security updates for Windows XP, which has plenty of people concerned. The death of XP, however, could be a golden opportunity for Linux—or it could just be yet another missed opportunity for the Linux desktop.
File could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.
Star Conflict is a massive multiplayer online interplanetary combat simulation, where you control a ship and need to perform various tasks. Although free to play, the game provides the option to buy additional customization items from the Steam store.
Add hundreds of icons to your Linux Mint 16 computer.
PHP could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.
Qualcomm revealed 20nm, 64-bit Snapdragon SoCs featuring Cortex-A57 and –A53 CPU cores, 4K video encoding, LTE Advanced, DDR4 RAM, and more.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Google Compute Engine teamed up this week to provide a way for customers to move an instance of RHEL to the cloud with a single vendor to help ease the move and smooth over any issues that might develop.
Nobody loves downtime or reboots -- especially not Suse. But the Linux engineers at Suse didn't just sit there and grind their teeth over forced reboots after a kernel patch; they went out and did something about it.
Thanks to WINE and its commercial big brother, CrossOver, you can run some popular Windows programs on Linux.
University researchers claim to have designed a 'nearly unbreakable' cryptography model based on the human respiratory system, which they say could make life tough for criminals and spying governments.