How To Patch Linux Kernel Zero Day DirtyCow Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel that has existed since 2005, being called DirtyCow. This bug affects a large number of popular Linux distros as well as Android devices. By exploiting the DirtyCow vulnerability, any user can become root (admin) in less than 5 seconds. The vulnerability has [...]

HTTP/2, HTTPS, Let’s Encrypt, NGINX and WordPress Hardening

If you're running a Wordpress site on a Linux server running NGINX, then you might be interested in setting up a free SSL (HTTPS) certificate using Let's Encrypt. The internet is moving towards HTTPS, and even Google is said to rank HTTPS pages higher than the standard HTTP pages. If you're using Wordpress, you have [...]

Linux Trojan Linux.Mirai Source Code Leaked

The malicious program first appeared in May 2016, detected by Doctor Web after being added to its virus database under the name Linux.DDoS.87 and Linux.DDoS.89. The Trojan can work with with the SPARC, ARM, MIPS, SH-4, M68K architectures and Intel x86 computers. It has similar features as Linux.BackDoor.Fgt, a backdoor that was found infecting Linux [...]

Multiple Linux Distros Affected By Systemd Bug

System Administrator Andrew Ayer has discovered a system crippling bug in systemd that affects multiple Linux distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS. The bug has existed for more than two years and does not require root access to exploit. According to the article: After running this command, PID 1 is hung in the pause [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:31-05:00October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Linux, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

How To Install Tor Browser In Kali Linux

Tor is free software and an open network. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. You can [...]

By |2019-02-09T14:17:26-05:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Internet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |16 Comments

Luabot Malware Turning Linux Based IoT Devices into DDoS Botnet

The IT security researchers at MalwareMustDie have discovered a malware that is capable of infecting Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices and web servers to launch DDoS attacks, called Linux/Luabot. Earlier this week we reported on a similar malware BASHLITE. It is written in the Lua programming language which can infect a system and issue [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:57-05:00September 9th, 2016|Categories: Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, Debian

If you're using a version of Debian Linux like Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, etc, then this tutorial will help you in getting Google Chrome running on your system. The commands will work regardless of if you're using 32-bit or 64-bit, only the .deb package you download will have either i386 (32-bit) or amd64 (64-bit) in the [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:59-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Linux|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

FairWare Ransomware Targets Linux Web Servers

If you host a website on a Linux server, you might want to watch out for the new FairWare ransomware. Not much is known about this ransomware yet, but it targets Linux web servers, deletes the web folder on the server and leaves a read_me.txt file which demands payment of 2 bitcoins as ransom to [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:54:06-05:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Google Adds Rich Notification Center To Chrome Beta

Today, Google has announced a notification center coming to the Chrome browser, which is currently available in their beta version, build 28, which you can download from here. The beta is currently available for those running Chrome OS or Windows, with a version for OSX and Linux coming soon. These new notifications, which developers can [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:57:54-05:00May 23rd, 2013|Categories: Apps|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Google Updates Chrome in Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS

Google has released a few updates to its Chrome browser today for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS. For iOS, you can now long-press the back button to view your browsing history, along with some other tweaks. For Android, they've optimized fast scrolling. The Windows and Linux versions get "security and stability improvements along with a [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:58:36-05:00March 4th, 2013|Categories: Apps|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment
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