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Linux is as secure as ever

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itworld.com: There have been several stories proclaiming that a recent Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over and that Think Linux is free from malware? Think again; it's been hacked. Much as it pains me to disagree with the good people, they're wrong.

Five tips for improving Linux security

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Protecting a networked computer is a never-ending challenge — even in Linux. These simple measures will help protect your Linux box.

Is Linux Secure

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  • Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over
  • "Is Linux Secure?" at Southeast LinuxFest

Broken Links in Linux File Systems can be a Security Risk

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tcs-security-blanket.blogspot: BROKEN LINKS in Linux file systems are not just annoying — they can also be a security risk. In a previous post, I discussed the potential dangers of unowned files and in this post I will talk about those annoying, resource consuming broken links usually considered simple file system “lint”.

Windows, Mac or Linux: Which is the most secure?

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computerworlduk.com: Who's got the safest operating system? Apple, Google, Microsoft? According to one security expert, what really matters is who's using the OS.

Nigori: Storing Secrets in the Cloud

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links.org: Nigori is a protocol for storing secrets in the cloud such that the storage need not be trusted and only a single password is required to access secrets.

It's called sudo

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linuxinexile.blogspot: Organizations can no longer tolerate the security risks posed by intentional, accidental or indirect misuse of privileges. You will learn how to securely delegate privileges and authorization without disclosing the root password.

Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net

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eff.org: New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures -- creating identifiable "fingerprints" that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.

Open MySQL security holes

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h-online.com: Oracle's forthcoming version 5.1.47 of MySQL is said to contain several important security patches. The changelog states that the developers have closed three security holes which allow attackers to cause a server crash, obtain unauthorised database access or, in the worst case, inject arbitrary code and execute it on the server.

Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance

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securecomputing.net: A lack of knowledge and awareness about how to use Linux mail servers could be contributing to the disproportionately large number of Linux machines being exploited to send spam, according to new Symantec Hosted Services research.

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