Thank you for subscribing to 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: Open Source Intelligence, Security Hacking, and Security Blogger Dancho Danchev and Know Your Enemy: Honeynets. We also examine various topics including the latest release of the Parrot operating system, how to check for weak passwords on your Linux systems with John the Ripper and how to set up Wireguard VPN server on an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux server. In addition, this week’s newsletter takes a look at the Unix Test Lab Project, an open-source security project currently in the works, designed to explain how to configure services and software in context to a real network. Happy Monday - and happy reading!

Open Source Intelligence, Security Hacking, and Security Blogger Dancho Danchev - Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), is a tactic used to learn about information relevant to protecting an organization from external and internal threats using publically accessible data. Being able to identify information that could potentially be used against an organization provides actionable insight that could reduce the risk that organization may face. Its an early warning system used to forecast and signal a potential threat.

Know Your Enemy: Honeynets - Honeynets are an invaluable offensive security tool for learning the tactics and motives of the blackhat community and sharing the information and insights gathered. This article will explore what a Honeynet is, its value, how it works and the risks involved with deploying a Honeynet.

  Germany pivots from centralized coronavirus tracing app to privacy-protecting alternative (Apr 27)

Germany officials have changed their stance on a centralized coronavirus tracing app, now favoring a privacy-protecting alternative.

  Google Confirms New Security Threat For 2 Billion Chrome Users (Apr 29)

Do you use Google Chrome as your web browser? Google has warned of yet more security vulnerabilities in Chrome 81, which was only launched three weeks ago.

  Almost Every Antivirus Software Program Can Be Exploited, Researchers Say (Apr 30)

Security researchers have revealed that a vulnerability in almost all antivirus software platforms could have been exploited to disable anti-malware protection and turned into destructive tools.

  Unix Test Lab Guide Project (Apr 28)

Thanks to my buddy Duane Dunston, MS, Assistant Professor of Information Security, Champlain College for sending this in. Duane tells me this is just the start - they'll have much more, including a security guide in the future. The Unix Test Lab Guide (UTLG) Project is designed to explain how to configure services and software in context to a real network. There are many website tutorials and forums where you can find solutions to various technical problems. There are guides that explain how to setup a service such as DHCP or DNS. However, it often requires reviewing multiple websites to understand how those all work together.

  Parrot 4.9 Released: A Kali Linux Alternative For Ethical Hacking (May 1)

Interested in ethical hacking and pentesting? Looking for a Kali Linux alternative? If so, you will want to check out Parrot 4.9, the latest release of the Parrot operating system, which offers notable improvements and security bug fixes.

  Ubuntu 20.04: Welcome to the future, Linux LTS disciples (May 4)

With the release of Ubuntu 20.04, ZFS gets more accessible, security becomes a bigger priority, and Ubuntu speeds up overall.

  Mozilla’s handy new Firefox extension generates burner email addresses on-demand (May 4)

Are you a Firefox user? Have you heard that Mozilla has launched a new email relay service called Firefox Private Relay ?The idea is toprovide an email alias wherever a company or a service asks for your email address, so that you can avoid giving out your actual address and protect your identity.