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Linux Security Week: January 4th, 2021

Linux Security Week: January 4th, 2021

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: Linux Pentesting: What Is It and How Can It Improve Network Security? and How Reverse Engineering Can Help Secure Your Linux Systems Against Malware. We also examine various topics including the multi-platform Golang malware that is infecting both Linux and Windows servers with a XMRig miner and how you can enable timestamp in the Linux/Unix ping command output to assist in your network troubleshooting endeavors. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

Yours in Open Source,

Brittany Day Signature


LinuxSecurity.com Feature Extras:

Linux Pentesting: What Is It and How Can It Improve Network Security? - This article will introduce the concept of pentesting to improve and verify network security, explain basic pentesting methodology and explore some excellent pentesting tools, distros and OSes available to Linux users in 2021.

How Reverse Engineering Can Help Secure Your Linux Systems Against Malware - This article will examine how reverse engineering can be used to secure Linux systems against malware and other exploits, and will introduce our favorite tools, toolkits and utilities for reverse engineering and malware scanning available to Linux users.


  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!

  7 Linux Port Scanners for Admins and Enthusiasts (Jan 1)
 

Learn about seven great port scanners available to Linux users that could help improve your network security in 2021.

  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.

  New worm turns Windows, Linux servers into Monero miners (Dec 31)
 

Security researchers have discovered a new self-spreading Golang-based malware that has been actively dropping XMRig cryptocurrency miners on both Windows and Linux servers since early December.

  Deepin 20.1 Released with Improved Performance, Enhanced Desktop Environment (Jan 1)
 

The Deepin 20.1 Debian-based Linux distro has been released as a new installation media packed with performance improvements, new apps, and updated internals. Explore these new features and improvements in this 9 to 5 Linux article.

  10 Linux Hardening Tips for Beginner SysAdmins (Dec 30)
 

Taking your first steps as a Linux sysadmin? Learn the OS hardening tricks you need to secure your systems in this Make Use Of tutorial.

  Listing Linux Services with Systemctl (Dec 29)
 

Knowing how to list and check the status of running services is essential when debugging system issues. Learn how to list and manage Linux services using the Systemctl utility in this Linuxize tutorial.

  How To Fix Broken Ubuntu OS Without Reinstalling It (Dec 30)
 

Learn how to fix a broken or unusable Ubuntu OS without having to resort to the option of reinstalling Ubuntu and losing all of your files and applications in this Tecmint tutorial.

  NETCAT: THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE YOU MUST HAVE (Dec 29)
 

Learn how the user-friendly, feature-rich Netcat tool can help network administrators, programmers, and pentesters debug and investigate network issues in this quick tutorial.

  Hold Or Prevent A Package From Upgrade In Debian, Ubuntu (Dec 31)
 

Learn how to hold or prevent a package from upgrade in Debian, Ubuntu and its derivatives such as Linux Mint and Pop!_OS in this OSTechnix tutorial.

  Golang malware infecting Windows, Linux servers with XMRig miner (Jan 4)
 

The Golang malware has been active since last month, exploiting poor security practices to target both Linux and Windows-based servers. Implementing 2FA with robust passwords and keeping all running software updated can help protect against Golang and other dangerous attacks.

  How to Enable Timestamp in Linux Ping Command Output (Jan 4)
 

Learn how to enable timestamp in the ping command output to assist in your network troubleshooting endeavors in this LinuxBuzz tutorial.

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