Security

OpenSSH Server Best Security Practices

https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-unix-bsd-openssh-server-best-practices.html This page shows how to secure your OpenSSH server running on a Linux or Unix-like system to improve sshd security. Read also how to only allow ssh login using SSH keys https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-disable-ssh-password-login-on-linux/

5 blockchain trends to watch for in 2018 | The Enterprisers Project

https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2017/12/5-blockchain-trends-watch-2018?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Few new technologies have raised as much discussion as blockchain. One reason is the controversy, concern, and perceived opportunity around blockchain-based cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin and ether) and crowdfunding via initial coin offerings (ICOs). But what is blockchain’s role in the enterprise?  This article gives some ideas to think about. Take those trends with grain of

Everything you want to know about x86 microcode, but might have been afraid to ask

https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9058-everything_you_want_to_know_about_x86_microcode_but_might_have_been_afraid_to_ask#t=2250 This is a quite interesting presentation on Intel CPU secrets:  Microcode is an abstraction layer on top of the physical components of a CPU and present in most general-purpose CPUs today. While it is well-known that CPUs feature a microcode update mechanism, very little is known about its inner workings given that microcode and

Escape Docker Container Using waitid() | CVE-2017-5123 | Twistlock

https://www.twistlock.com/2017/12/27/escaping-docker-container-using-waitid-cve-2017-5123/ In 2017 alone, 434 linux kernel exploits where found, and as you have seen in this post, kernel exploits can be devastating for containerized environments. This is because containers share the same kernel as the host, thus trusting the built-in protection mechanisms alone isn’t sufficient. Make sure your kernel is always updated on all

‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips related to virtual memory system (Intel x86-64 hardware) allows normal user programs (even JavaScript in web browsers) to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas. It is understood the bug is present in modern Intel processors produced in the past decade. It appears a

Cyber security trends for 2018

Year 2017 was bad cybersecurity year, and it is expected new Cybersecurity Dangers Will Spike in 2018. Security situation was so bad in 2017 that it was though that We’re hitting rock bottom in cyber, but I fear that we have nit yet hit the bottom, and thing will still get worse until they start

The Art of Human Hacking

https://xeushack.com/the-art-of-human-hacking/ Now that we’ve been introduced to social engineering, it’s time to learn about the vulnerabilities in the system we’re trying to hack into: humans. Social engineering is all about making someone do something that they’re not supposed to do. 

Linux antivirus and anti malware: 8 top tools | CSO Online

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3238884/linux/linux-antivirus-and-anti-malware-8-top-tools.html  By most estimates, more than 50 percent of web servers on the internet are running some version of Linux or a related *nix. That should be enough to drive home how critical it is to the ongoing success of the Information Age that you analyze, identify, and eradicate malware on or passing through your