Imagine trying to complete a critical administrative task and suddenly being knocked offline for an hour - or fifty - in a DDoS attack. Comparitech reports that the average DDoS attack lasted 50 hours in 2022, and Ponemon Institute has revealed that the average cost of just one minute of unplanned downtime is around $5,600. Luckily, our comprehensive guide to preventing Linux DDoS attacks provides simple steps you can take to prevent these disruptive and costly incidents - even with minimal cybersecurity knowledge. 

Protecting against Linux vulnerabilities and the benefits of securely implemented Wake-on-LAN (WoL are also topics we explore this week.

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Preventing Linux DDoS Attacks with Minimal Cybersecurity Knowledge

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To offer Linux admins the knowledge and basic skills they need, here's a comprehensive guide to preventing Linux DDoS attacks with minimal cybersecurity knowledge. We explore exactly what DDoS attacks are, how they work, and why they often happen. We also discuss some typical defensive and mitigation strategies admins can use with stand-alone and cloud-based Linux servers, common misconceptions about DDoS attacks, and offer a quick overview of today's top open-source DDoS mitigation tools. 

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The Unseen Potential of Wake-on-LAN

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With organizations needing a secure and flexible work environment, troubleshooting and securing remote endpoints is critical. We explain how you can securely implement Wake-on-LAN (WoL), a robust yet underappreciated network protocol and feature that enables admins to wake up a computer or device in a low-power state using a network signal, to reap its benefits without the potential security risks.

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Linux Vulnerabilities: The Antidote to This Linux Security Poison

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Thirty years after Linux's inception, what started as a hobby for Linus Torvalds is now one of the most powerful operating systems, powering billions of devices worldwide. However, with great power comes even greater responsibilities, and Linux is no exception to this rule. As the backbone to a multitude of servers, workstations, kiosks, and other front-line devices throughout the globe, it is imperative for organizations to keep their Linux environments secure and up and running at all times by ensuring that they are protected from vulnerabilities leading to potential downtime and compromise. 

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