Linux security: Cmd provides visibility, control over user activity

Cmd helps organizations monitor, authenticate, and block user activity that goes beyond expected system usage. There’s a new Linux security tool you should be aware of — Cmd (pronounced “see em dee”) dramatically modifies the kind of control that can be exercised over Linux users. It reaches way beyond the traditional configuration of user privileges and takes an active role in monitoring ...

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Eclipse IoT Milestones, Bare-Metal Cloud Computing Risk, Purism Announces PureBoot, Go 1.12 Released, and Qualcomm and Thundercomm Launched a Robotics RB3 Platform that runs Linux with Robot Operating System

The Eclipse Foundation this morning announced that Eclipse IoT, “a leading collaboration of vendors working together to define an open, modular architecture to accelerate commercial IoT adoption”, has reached “3 million lines of code, 41 member companies, 37 IoT projects and 350 contributors”. See the Eclipse IoT website for more on how “Eclipse IoT is the open source center of gravity for ...

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Securely And Efficiently Backup Data On Linux Or macOS With Vorta (BorgBackup GUI)

Vorta is a fairly new GUI for BorgBackup (or Borg for short), a command line backup tool with encryption, deduplication, compression and validation. Both Vorta and BorgBackup are free and open source software, and they run on Linux and macOS. BorgBackup a secure, deduplicating backup program BorgBackup is a secure and efficient command line backup tool that can store the data ...

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Purism Announces PureBoot to Help You Better Secure Your Linux Computers

Purism announced PureBoot, a centralized, highly secure, and complete boot process for its Linux-powered computers and everyone else who wants to better secure their Linux PCs.  Dubbed “the high security boot process,” PureBoot promises to be a complete and secured solution for more secure boot process on laptop and desktop computers that run a Linux-based operating system, including Purism’s Debian-based PureOS, which comes ...

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NVIDIA Patches Security Issues in GPU Display Driver for Windows, Linux

NVIDIA released a security update for the NVIDIA GPU Display Driver software to patch eight security issues that could lead to code execution, escalation of privileges, denial of service, or information disclosure on both Windows and Linux machines. While all these software flaws require local user access and cannot be exploited remotely, attackers could take advantage of them by remotely ...

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Linux Kernel 5.0-rc8 Released, Git v2.21.0 Now Available, 1TB MicroSD Cards Are in the Works, Sprint Launching 5G Service in Four Cities Soon, Emergency Point Release for Ubuntu 16.04.6

Linux kernel 5.0-rc8 was released yesterday. Linus writes “This may be totally unnecessary, but we actually had more patches come in this last week than we had for rc7, which just didn’t make me feel the warm and fuzzies. And while none of the patches looked all that scary, some of them were to pretty core files, so it wasn’t all ...

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What is Linux? Everything you need to know about the open-source operating system

Linux has long been the basis of commercial networking devices, but now it’s a mainstay of enterprise infrastructure. Linux is a tried-and-true, open-source operating system released in 1991 for computers, but its use has expanded to underpin systems for cars, phones, web servers and, more recently, networking gear. Its longevity, maturity and security make it one of the most trusted ...

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GhostBSD: A Solid Linux-Like Open Source Alternative

The subject of this week’s Linux Picks and Pans is a representative of a less well-known computing platform that coexists with Linux as an open source operating system. If you thought that the Linux kernel was the only open source engine for a free OS, think again. BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) shares many of the same features that make Linux ...

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The Insights into Linux Security You May Be Surprised About

The problem is that some seem to put too much trust in the capabilities of Linux by default. As a result, they often don’t pay enough attention to the manual aspect of their security. Linux can help you automate your workflow to a large extent, but it still requires a manual touch to keep things going well. This is even ...

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InSync is Bringing OneDrive to Linux

Linux users will soon have a new way to access and sync OneDrive on Linux.  Insync, makers of a popular third-party Google Drivesyncing client for Linux (and Windows and macOS), have decided to add another string to their bow: Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service. Microsoft offer a OneDrive basic plan for free. It comes with 5GB of free cloud storage for files, photos and other ...

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