NSA and FBI warn about national security threat due to new Linux malware

The United States the National Security Agency (NSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have taken the unusual step of publishing a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the agencies claim was developed and deployed in attacks by Russian military hackers. Through their joint alert, the two agencies […]

Lenovo ThinkPads will offer Linux pre-installed

According to an announcement published by Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader, on the popular website Fedora Magazine, new Lenovo ThinkPad laptops with Fedora Workstation pre-installed will be available in a near future. It is a pilot of Lenovo’s Linux Community Series – Fedora Edition, that begins with ThinkPad P1 Gen2, ThinkPad P53 and ThinkPad X1 […]

28 Antivirus products affected by symlink race bugs

According to a report published this week by security researchers from RACK911, “symlink race” vulnerabilities were found in 28 of today’s most popular antivirus software. RACK911 Labs reports how they came up with a simple method of using directory junctions (Windows) and symlinks (macOS & Linux) to exploit the most popular antivirus programs. A symlink […]

How To: Using OpenSSL to verify SSL/TLS connections

OpenSSL is a general-purpose cryptography library and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It’s licensed under the Apache License 2.0, meaning that you are free to get and use it for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, subject to a few simple license conditions. Using OpenSSL to check […]

Faulty npm update crashes thousands of Linux Systems

npm, a widely well-known and vastly popular package manager for the JavaScript programming language, packed with the runtime environment Node.js, that includes a command-line client (npm), packed a critical bug on it’s latest npm v5.7.0 update. This bug was found and first reported on GitHub only three hours after the update was released. According to Jared […]

CentOS 7 – Install And Configure ClamAV

Clam AntiVirus (commonly ClamAV) is a free, cross-platform and open-source antivirus software toolkit able to detect many types of malicious software, including viruses. One of its main uses is on mail servers as a server-side email virus scanner. Despite the myth, Linux operative systems do get troubled with Virus. They can take down your website, […]