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Tails 4.21 Is Out - Here's What's New & How To Get Started

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Tails, or "The Amnesic Incognito Live System", has released the latest version of its privacy-focused secure Linux distro, Tails 4.21, with various changes, bug fixes and improvements including: An update to Tor Browser 10.5.4 An update to Thunderbird 78.12 A fix for a bug in Tails Installer that enabled the deletion of Persistent Storage when doing a manual upgrade 

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Black Hat USA 2021 & DEF CON 29 Highlights & Key Takeaways

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Black Hat USA 2021 and DEF CON 29 have come to an end, and this year’s events did not disappoint, generating plenty of cybersecurity news, highlighting key industry trends and introducing some exciting new products. LinuxSecurity has been following both conferences, speaking with expert trainers and presenters and keeping our followers up-to-date on Twitter. Here are the highlights, key takeaways and notable trends we identified as Black Hat USA 2021 and DEF CON 29 unfolded that you should be aware of.

CrowdSec v1.1.x Is Out! Here's What's New & How To Get Started

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On July 8, 2021, the CrowdSec team released CrowdSec v1.1.x - the latest version of their free and open-source cybersecurity solution designed to protect Linux servers, services, containers, or virtual machines exposed on the Internet with a server-side agent - with new packages and repositories, as well as improvements to to the CrowdSec agent itself. LinuxSecurity spoke with the CrowdSec team to provide readers with insight into what they can expect from this exciting release, and how they can get started with CrowdSec v1.1.x.

Open Source is Revolutionizing Careers in Cybersecurity - What You Need to Know

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Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives. Widespread reliance on devices that connect us to the Internet and cloud platforms that facilitate digital communications has markedly increased since the beginning of this pandemic. As technology companies are scrambling to meet businesses’ and consumers’ evolving needs, one trend has become clearly apparent - open-source is at the forefront of modern technological innovation, revolutionizing careers available in the field of cybersecurity in the process. 

TLS Email Encryption Explained - How To Encrypt Email with TLS

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It is no secret that email is the preferred method of communication for businesses - a trend that has only been magnified with the increase in remote workers brought on by the pandemic. That being said, email is effectively a plaintext communication sent from email clients to receiving email servers or from one server to another, leaving the content of messages in transit vulnerable to compromise without additional protection via encryption technology such as the Transport Layer Security (TLS) standard.

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