|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:18 PM||comments (0)|
Debian is Still the Top Linux
Debian Linux is one of the oldest and largest Linux distributions, and the most successful, spawning a host of derivatives and dominating the Linux universe. By any standard, Debian is the most influential Linux distribution ever. ...http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/opinions/7312/1/
|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:17 PM||comments (0)|
Fix a Windows Infection Using Linux
Even if you haven’t opted to run Linux on your computers, you can still
use it to save malware-infected Windows machines.
October 25, 2010 03:22 PM ET
If you use Linux on your company's desktop or server computers, you're
already familiar with many of the security advantages the open source
operating system offers over its Windows and Mac rivals. What many
people don't realize, however, is that Linux can also be used to rescue
a computer that has been crippled by malware. ....
|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
Top 5 Mistakes Made by Linux First-Timers
With the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10, the list of reasons to try Linux for your business just got a little longer. The free and open source operating system is now more user-friendly than it's ever been before while still offering the many security and other advantages it has over its competitors. Read More....http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/101410-top-5-mistakes-made-by.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2010-10-14
|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM||comments (0)|
A Guide to Today's Top 10 Linux Distributions
By Katherine Noyes, PC World One of the most confusing things for the newcomer to Linux is how many distributions, or versions, of the operating system ...http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/204767/a_guide_to_todays_top_10_linux_distributions.html?tk=hp_new
|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:13 PM||comments (0)|
uTorrent patches application against DLL vulnerability uTorrent is one of many applications that is affected by the vulnerability
IDG News Service
August 27, 2010 10:41 AM ET
The developers of the uTorrent file-sharing application have released an updated version that fixes a problem that could allow an attacker to load malicious code onto a user's computer. The problem, known as DLL (dynamic link library) load hijacking, affects dozens of commonly used Windows applications. The flaw can allow an attacker to trick an application into downloading what it thinks is a DLL but actually is a malicious file. A DLL is a piece of code that can be used by more than one application. ...
|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Distributions—A Brief History
Add one part GNU, one part Linux kernel, stir lightly, bake for 19 years, and you get 452 different meals. It seems as though there are as many Linux ...
|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:09 PM||comments (0)|
5 ways to use bootable Linux live discs
Live CDs, DVDs or USB drives let you run Linux without actually installing it. Here are five reasons why you should. By Logan Kugler Computerworld - In the ...
|Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:08 PM||comments (0)|
RWDub's Reviews: Fix for Eee PC's failing to connect to WPA2
By [email protected] (Lyle)
One thing that disappointed me about Ubuntu 10.04 and the Eee PCs was the lack of support for WPA2wireless encryption. The other day I was helping my Niece with her Eee PC , which runs Peppermint OS, and she mentioned having trouble ...
|Posted by Linux Ducks on November 1, 2010 at 9:52 PM||comments (0)|
I would like to post for windows users security doubters one simple security ware idea available for Linux, and invite you to read the product description as available security to really "case harden" your Linux....
Linux application security framework
AppArmor is a software that gives you network application security via mandatory access control for programs, protecting against the exploitation of software flaws and compromised systems.
AppArmor is an effective and easy-to-use Linux application security system. AppArmor proactively protects the operating system and applications from external or internal threats, even zero-day attacks, by enforcing good behavior and preventing even unknown application flaws from being exploited.
AppArmor security policies completely define what system resources individual applications can access, and with what privileges. A number of default policies are included with AppArmor, and using a combination of advanced static analysis and learning-based tools, AppArmor policies for even very complex applications can be deployed successfully in a matter of hours.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ].....
|Posted by Linux Ducks on September 15, 2010 at 4:59 AM||comments (0)|
Linux kernel purged of five-year-old root access bug
The Linux kernel has finally been purged of a privilege-escalation vulnerability that for at least half a decade allowed untrusted local users to gain ...