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Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: Linux Server Security: A Getting Started Guide and IoT Security Vulnerabilities are Ubiquitous: How To Secure Your Router and Your Linux System Now. We also examine various topics including the migration of Microsoft’s Linux app repository to TLS 1.2 and five open-source software applications for virtualization. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

Linux Server Security: A Getting Started Guide - Are your Linux servers secure? No machine connected to the internet is 100% secure, of course. In the words of security guru Bruce Schneier: Security is a process, not a product. However, this doesn't mean that you are helpless. Although cyber attacks, hacks and breaches are sometimes unavoidable, all system administrators and users can take definitive measures to mitigate their risk online. 

IoT Security Vulnerabilities are Ubiquitous: How To Secure Your Router and Your Linux System Now - The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly growing, connecting more devices each day. It is projected that by 2025, the world will have an astounding 64 billion IoT devices .

  OpenEEW Formed to Expedite Earthquake Warning Systems (Aug 26)

OpenEEW, a new open-source IoT project hosted by the Linux Foundation and IBM, aims to save lives by reducing the cost of earthquake early-warning (EEW) systems and accelerating their deployments globally.

  Happy 29th Birthday, Linux! (Aug 26)

Yesterday marked 29 years since Linus Torvalds announced Linux to the world.   Happy 29th birthday, Linux!

  Enough with the Linux security FUD (Aug 25)

Recently, stories of how insecure Linux is have dominated security news headlines. However, there's one critical issue with the majority of them: They're fake news. The underlying problem is incompetent system administrators.

  5 open source software applications for virtualization (Aug 31)

Open-source software offers a selection of benefits including improvements in security, flexibility and agility, but admins must first determine whether each tool's use cases align with their workload needs.

  Microsoft Kills Off TLS 1.0 and 1.1 for Its Linux App Repository (Aug 31)

For obvious reasons, Microsoft is pushing for the migration to TLS 1.2, and  the software giant has announced a change concerning its Linux app repository.  To download packages, TLS 1.2 will now be mandatory.