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Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments - System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people's computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services.

Securing a Linux Web Server - With the significant prevalence of Linux web servers globally, security is often touted as a strength of the platform for such a purpose. However, a Linux based web server is only as secure as its configuration and very often many are quite vulnerable to compromise. While specific configurations vary wildly due to environments or specific use, there are various general steps that can be taken to insure basic security considerations are in place.


  Home routers come under attack from new DNS redirection tool (May 27)
 

Cybercriminals have developed a web-based attack tool to hijack routers on a large scale when users visit compromised websites or view malicious advertisements in their browsers.

  This is how we get ants (May 26)
 

Today's Wassenaar proposal to limit 0days -- and thereby virtually all cybersecurity products -- is partly the result of lobbying by the ACLU and EFF. The principle technologist of the ACLU called 0day sellers "merchants of death". The EFF called for 0day sales to governments to be the center of any policy debate on cybersecurity.

  Security Researchers Sound Off on Proposed US Wassenaar Rules (May 28)
 

With the two-month comment period for the proposed U.S. Wassenaar Arrangement rules barely under way, a cast of influential security researchers has wasted no time preparing and submitting their thoughts on the controversial proposal.

  Blackhat hack trick wallops popular routers (May 26)
 

A cybercrime vigilante known as Kafeine says criminals are hitting thousands of victims with a hacking tool that targets more than 40 router models.The well-known hacker says the novel attacks use cross-site request forgery and exploits against new and old bugs to change router DNS settings.

  Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages? (May 26)
 

Amit Yoran's colleagues didn't agree with everything the RSA President said at his keynote last month. But most say he got the essentials right

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