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Posted by meshal on Friday, September 09, 2016 @ 13:13:10 EDT (5168 reads)

Today, I have stumbled upon an useful script, which is used to secure your Ubuntu OS with simple mouse clicks. You don’t need to be an enperienced Linux administrator to use this. All you need to to do is just download, extract, and run the script. This script will take care of everything.

Topic: how to
Posted by meshal on Saturday, August 09, 2014 @ 10:56:15 EDT (12696 reads)

Your antivirus tool has many different opportunities to protect your PC from attack. It can totally block access to a malicious URL, wipe out the downloaded code on sight, recognize and prevent malicious behavior, even roll back the system changes made by a malware attack.

Topic: security
Posted by meshal on Friday, August 08, 2014 @ 10:44:40 EDT (8313 reads)
NAS and storage server manufacturer Synology sends word this afternoon that they are informing their customers of a currently ongoing and dangerous ransomware attack that is targeting Synology devices.
 
Dubbed SynoLocker, the ransomware is targeting Internet-exposed Synology servers and utilizing a hereto-unknown exploit to break in to those systems. From there SynoLocker engages in a Cryptolocker-like ransom scheme, encrypting files stored on the server and then holding the key ransom. The attackers are currently ransoming the key for 0.6 Bitcoins (roughly KWD 99.04 ($350 USD)), a hefty price to pay to get your files back.
 
Topic: security
Posted by meshal on Thursday, September 16, 2004 @ 21:03:09 EDT (4694 reads)
The following Denial of Service Flaw was reported in Samba 3.0 versions prior to and including v3.0.6:

(i) A DoS bug in smbd may allow an unauthenticated user to cause smbd to spawn new processes each one entering an infinite 

loop. After sending a sufficient amount of packets it is possible to exhaust the memory resources on the server. 
(ii) A DoS bug in nmbd may allow an attacker to remotely crash the nmbd daemon. 
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Posted by meshal on Sunday, May 09, 2004 @ 23:06:24 EDT (3857 reads)
May 7 -- This week, advisories were released for mc, libpng, LHA, httpd, and rsync. The distributors include Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, and Trustix. . . . complete story
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Posted by meshal on Thursday, April 22, 2004 @ 21:57:27 EDT (3537 reads)
Most Linux distros provide a wide variety of server applications, and many network-aware apps are enabled by default when you install the operating system. Before you put your new Linux machine online, there are a number of steps you should take to make your network secure. Use these tips every time you perform a fresh install; none of these steps will help to secure a machine that has already been compromised. "Before you install anything on your machine, check the Web site of the distro you plan to use and download any security patches or updates that have been released since the version you are going to install. As soon as the install process is finished apply the patches and updates you found...
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Topic: News
Posted by meshal on Sunday, April 18, 2004 @ 20:33:54 EDT (4156 reads)
April 16 -- This week, advisories were released for apache, the Linux kernel, mysql, xonix, ssmtp, openoffice, squid, cvs, Heimdal, iproute, pwlib, scorched, tcpdump, cadaver, and mailman. The distributors include Conectiva, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Mandrake, Red Hat, and SuSE. . . continue
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Posted by meshal on Friday, April 02, 2004 @ 23:27:37 EST (4064 reads)
April 2 -- This week, advisories were released for mc, openssl, ethereal, libxml2, emil, Linux kernel, apache, UUDeview, courier, oftpd, fetchmail, squid, OpenLDAP, mplayer, Mozilla, and apache. The distributors include Conectiva, Debian, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Mandrake, Red Hat, Trustix, and Turbolinux. . . continue
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