Linux Security Week: February 14, 2022

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Linux Security Week: February 14, 2022

Happy Monday fellow Linux geeks and Open Source enthusiasts! In this week's newsletter we speak with Jon "maddog" Hall, often referred to as “the Godfather of Linux”, to get exclusive insights on his history with Linux, some of his contributions to the community, a bit about its evolution, and his thoughts on what we might see with Linux in the coming years. We also examine real-time alerting strategies with the snort network intrusion detection system and how to configure them to alert you of possible intrusion events, and explore the anatomy of a Linux ransomware attack.

Have a question about or a comment on one of this week's articles?  Let's discuss! Read on to get the details on these critical topics.

Yours in Open Source,

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Linux Legend "maddog" Shares Exclusive Security Insights with LinuxSecurity

In an exclusive interview with LinuxSecurity researchers, Jon "maddog" Hall, often referred to as “the Godfather of Linux”, reveals his history with Linux, some of his contributions to the community, a bit about its evolution, and his thoughts on what we might see with Linux in the coming years. 
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Real-Time Alerting with Snort

Find out about real-time alerting strategies with the snort network intrusion detection system and how to configure them to alert you of possible intrusion events.
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Anatomy of a Linux Ransomware Attack

In this article, we 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.
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