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Linux Security Week: December 28th, 2020

Linux Security Week: December 28th, 2020

Thank you for reading our Linux Security Week newsletter! In this weekly newsletter, we strive to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the week's most relevant open source security news. We want to provide you with the type of content you are interested in, and would love to hear your thoughts on this week's articles.

Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: Modernize Your Intrusion Detection Strategy with an AI-Powered, Open-Source NIDS and Anatomy of a Linux Ransomware Attack. We also examine various topics including the motivation behinf RedHat's decision to abandon CentOS Linux 8 for CentOS Stream and how pentesting can help verify and improve network security. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

Yours in Open Source,

Brittany Day Signature


LinuxSecurity.com Feature Extras:

Modernize Your Intrusion Detection Strategy with an AI-Powered, Open-Source NIDS - To help you modernize your intrusion detection strategy heading into the new year, we’ll examine the benefits and potential drawbacks of implementing an AI-powered network intrusion detection system (NIDS) and introduce you to a fast and flexible open-source NIDS we love called AIEngine

Anatomy of a Linux Ransomware Attack - In this article, we’ll examine the anatomy of a Linux ransomware attack, explore the magnitude of the ransomware risk Linux users face compared to Windows users and offer some tips and advice for protecting against Linux ransomware.


  8 Reasons Linux is the Most Used OS for Web Hosting (Dec 25)
 

Linux isnt just a lovable penguin (his name is Tux, in case you didnt know). Its the most popular operating system for web hosting servers. But why? What gives Linux that extra edge? Finnd out in this Tech Shout article.

  Why Red Hat dumped CentOS for CentOS Stream (Dec 22)
 

No, it wasn't IBM calling the shots. This decision was made inside Red Hat for business reasons and it had been a long time coming. Learn the details in this article.

  What Is Penetration Testing and How Does It Improve Network Security? (Dec 25)
 

The best way to improve and guarantee your networks security is by continuously testing it, looking for flaws to fix. Penetration testing an excellent method of verifying and improving network security. Here's what you need to know about network pentesting.

  First Release Of Rocky Linux Will Arrive After March 2021 (Dec 23)
 

It has now been almost two weeks since the announcement of Red Hat dropping support for CentOS Linux 8 and shifting full focus to its future CentOS Stream - a decison which has led to the  creation  of Rocky Linux by CentOS creator Greg Kurtzer.

  Hands-On: Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi 4 (Dec 24)
 

The latest Kali Linux images for the Raspberry Pi 4 include both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. J.A. Watson gives them a try in this hands-on demonstration.

  IPFire Linux Firewall Distro Now Supports WPA3 to Make Wi-Fi Safe Again (Dec 24)
 

The IPFire 2.25 Core Update 153 release brings WPA3 support to the hardened open-source firewall Linux distro - making Wi-Fi safe again for IPFire users.

  LibreOffice 7.0.4 Office Suite Released with More Than 110 Bug Fixes (Dec 22)
 

The Document Foundation has announced the release and general availability of LibreOffice 7.0.4 - the latest update to their open-source, free and cross-platform office suite. The update offers 114 bug fixes, as well as numerous enhancements and added features.

  Where Fedora fits in the new Red Hat/CentOS Stream Linux world (Dec 21)
 

With CentOS Stream now "tracking ahead" of RHEL, where exactly does this leave Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux distro and long-time RHEL test release? Find out in this article.

  4 Docker security best practices to minimize container risks (Dec 21)
 

Without the right tools and processes in place, Docker security can feel like a moving target. Learn four best practices for keeping deployments safe in this helpful TechTarget tutorial.

  How to install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04 LTS (Dec 23)
 

Looking to protect your privacy online and surf the web anonymously? Learn the simple steps to enable Tor Network and install Tor Browser on the Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04 LTS using the command line terminal.

  Rancher Acquisition May Make SUSE a Kubernetes and Hybrid Cloud Powerhouse (Dec 28)
 

SUSE's  acquisition  of open-source Kubernetes startup Rancher Labs closed earlier this month - and this decision could very well make the German company behind the SUSE Linux distro the hybrid cloud company to watch in 2021.

  2021 will be the year open source projects overcome their diversity problems (Dec 28)
 

It is no secret that many open-source projects have a diversity problem that is shortchanging them in key areas including leadership and productivity. Let's make 2021 the year we overcome this issue!

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