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Today’s newsletter highlights our two most recent feature articles: Top 8 File and Disk Encryption Tools for Linux and 5 Open-Source Blockchain Technologies That Linux Users Need to Know About. We also examine various topics including the drawbacks of full-disk encryption, the transition of Linux kernel documentation from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol and how to restrict network access using FirewallD. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

Top 8 File and Disk Encryption Tools for Linux - Data protection is an imperative aspect of digital security for both businesses and individuals. In this new remote work environment brought on by COVID-19, securing ones private data is more critical than ever.

5 Open-Source Blockchain Technologies That Linux Users Need to Know About - With hundreds of thousands of open-source projects underway, its easy to say that open source has become a standard in software development. And when talking about open source, the first development environment that comes to mind is, of course, Linux. Halfway through 2020, around 50% of software developers say they use the Linux operating system (OS) for their projects.

  Update your Google Chrome browser now to avoid hackers, says CERT-In (Jul 21)

CERT-In is urging Google Chrome users to upgrade immediately to the new version of the Chrome browser to protect sensitive information on their machines and prevent contact spoofing and denial of service (DoS) attacks exploiting Chrome vulnerabilities.

  Bluetooth Reconnection Flaw Could Lead to Spoofing Attacks (Jul 20)

Purdue University security researchers recently discovered a vulnerability affecting  IoT devices  running Bluetooth which could lead to spoofing attacks. The vulnerability has a broad impact on mainstream platforms that support BLE communications, including Linux, Android and iOS.

  Popular Linux-Based Toolkit REMnux® Version 7 Now Available (Jul 23)

Are you familiar with the REMnux Linux-based toolkit for malware analysis? Version 7 - which features updated tools and utilities - is now available.

  SUSE releases major Linux update (Jul 22)

Have you heard that SUSE has rolled out SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 2 and its latest system management program, SUSE Manager 4.1? These releases include a selection of new and noteworthy features.

  Server-Oriented Omarine 7.0 Linux OS Released with Enhanced Security (Jul 24)

Are you familiar with the server-oriented Omarine Linux-based OS? Version 7.0 has now been released, making it easier to use SELinux and featuring updated components and enhanced security.

  Linux documentation switches to HTTPS to boost security (Jul 27)

Have you heard that links to Linux kernel documentation have been switched from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol in an effort to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks against kernel developers?

  The Case Against Full-Disk Encryption (Jul 27)

Are you using full-disk encryption to protect your data? If so, you may want to reconsider after reading this article.