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BackTrack Final 4 Released – Linux Security Distribution

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and […]

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YASAT – Yet Another Stupid Audit Tool

YASAT (Yet Another Stupid Audit Tool) is a simple stupid audit tool. Its goal is to be as simple as possible with minimum binary dependencies (only sed, grep and cut). It do many tests for checking security configuration issue or others good practice. It checks many software configurations like: Apache PHP kernel MySQL OpenVPN Packages […]

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Lynis 1.2.6 Released – UNIX System & Security Auditing Tool

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It […]

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Lynis – Security & System Auditing Tool for UNIX/Linux

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This is a tool that might be useful for both penetration testers performing white box tests and system admins […]

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Gentoo Pulls the Plug after Getting Pwned

Gentoo Pulls the Plug after Getting Pwned Gentoo pulled quite a few of it’s servers recently following the discovery of a fairly severe flaw in it’s systems. Just to show that Linux systems aren’t invulnerable and immune to all security issues. Ubuntu suffered quite heavily recently too, so don’t assume just because you use Linux […]

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Vista more secure than Mac OSX and Linux?

Judging by figures alone, Vista is more secure than Mac OSX and Linux? I somehow find this a rather strange claim, I guess these things are always subjective. Most numbers can be moulded into any shape you want, and can show any result you like. According to the numbers given in a new report from […]

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Homeland Security Uncovers Critical Flaw in X11

An open-source security audit program funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has flagged a critical vulnerability in the X Window System (X11) which is used in Unix and Linux systems. A missing parentheses in a bit of code is to blame. The error can grant a user root access, and was discovered using […]

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Some Good Tips to Secure Linux

I came across this while browsing, has some pretty solid stuff, goes deeper than most basic Linux security guides. It has some good sections like this on protection against fork bombs: Fork bombs are programs that keep creating child processes until system resources are all used, they actually aren’t remote exploits because they require a […]

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