Linux Security Week: September 7, 2021

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Linux Security Week: September 7, 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.

This week, we share our favorite Linux backup solutions to prevent data loss in a ransomware attack, examine Linux rootkits and how to protect against them, and walk you through how to install security updates in Debian and Ubuntu. 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 is sponsored by AlmaLinux, the forever-free enterprise Linux distribution, focused on long-term stability, and providing a robust production-grade platform.

Yours in Open Source,

Brittany Day Signature


Best Linux Backup Solutions to Prevent Data Loss in a Ransomware Attack

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Linux ransomware is on the rise, and an attack on your system could result in the loss of critical data and significant downtime - if important files have not been backed up frequently and stored securely.

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Complete Guide to Installing Security Updates in Debian & Ubuntu

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Whether you are a DevSecOps engineer responsible for managing your organization’s application infrastructure or you have your own personal Linux server that you use at home, the importance of keeping your systems safe and secure against malicious attacks by bad actors cannot be over emphasized. This article will walk you through specific steps you need to patch your Ubuntu and Debian based systems to ensure they remain updated and secure.

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What You Need To Know About Linux Rootkits

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Rootkits are an effective way for attackers to hide their tracks and keep access to the machines over which they have gained control. Read on to learn about rootkits, how to detect them and how to prevent them from being installed on your system in the first place.

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