Tag Archive | "linux-security"


16 July 2008 | 6,147 views

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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26 September 2007 | 21,727 views

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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03 August 2007 | 6,483 views

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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04 May 2006 | 12,804 views

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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15 April 2006 | 36,694 views

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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