Security

Paranoid Penguin - Linux VPNs with OpenVPN, Part V

Tips for success in using OpenVPN for secure remote access. more>>
Security

Security vs. Convenience

Although my intent is not to start the next GNOME/KDE-level war, it seems there must be a happy medium between total desktop insecurity and total desktop unusability. Linux offers so many ways to secure data that it's important to realize it's okay for folks to have different needs and desires. Sure, there are some basic security measures we all should take—things like: more>>

Paranoid Penguin - Linux VPNs with OpenVPN, Part IV

Use dangerous local-area networks without fear with OpenVPN. more>>

Senator Moves To Form Federal "Cyber-Emergency" Agency

Though most of us would admit we get a bit jumpy when our internet connection goes on the fritz, it's unlikely that many could call it an emergency. The potential for a massive cyber-emergency is on the mind of at least one Senator, however, who wants to give the President the power to "protect" us against an internet crisis. more>>

Google Search will now come with an Encrypted version

In the blog post that Google published regarding its collecting of WiFi data, Alan Eustace, Senior VP, Engineering & Research at Google made an announcement that many seem to have not noticed due to the much more important main issue. However, it is still interesting nonetheless. more>>

Using Linux to Disinfect Windows

Are you responsible for one or more Windows computers? If yes then the odds are really good that you have had to deal with cleaning viruses and malware. Did you know F-Secure offers a free Rescue CD built on Knoppix for just this purpose? Let's take a look at how easy the F-Secure Rescue CD is to use. more>>

Paranoid Penguin - Linux VPNs with OpenVPN, Part III

Secure remote networking, the OpenVPN way. more>>

Sudo Axes Escalation Glitch

Among the important benefits of Linux's permission hierarchy is its ability to keep untrusted users from running amok. The all-or-nothing nature of root access, however, can present headaches when users are trusted, but only so far. That is a problem the sudo utility attempts to solve, and does so fairly well — except for the occasional glitch. more>>

Paranoid Penguin - Linux VPNs with OpenVPN

Connect safely to the mother ship with a Linux VPN. more>>

Paranoid Penguin - Linux Security Challenges 2010

Security challenges and worries for 2010: we live in interesting times indeed! more>>

Implement Port-Knocking Security with knockd

Instead of closing ports, make them disappear. more>>

What's New in Firewall Builder 3.0

Firewall Builder helps automate the process of configuring Linux, BSD and Cisco firewalls. Firewall Builder 3.0 comes with support for IPv6, branching rules and a lot more. It will save you time and help avoid errors. more>>

Economy Size Geek - Who Goes There? Adventures in Amateur Security

“Firewalls are a hardware solution to a software problem.”—Someone at ShmooCon more>>

Paranoid Penguin - DEFCON: One Penguin's Annual Odyssey

Thousands of hackers in the same Las Vegas hotel? Sounds like a party to Mick! more>>
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