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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: A short guide to Linux security

    Here at linuxforums.org we are often asked about the potential threat of a virus or malware attack. This short guide is designed to answer some of...

    Started by fingal, 02-25-2006
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  1. ssh: starting different application instead of bash - secure?

    Hi, not sure if that's the right category here. I have the following setup: We are using a text based application (written in C), which...

    Started by tjareson, 2 Days Ago
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  2. [SOLVED] How to upgrade 'bash' to avoid bash bug?

    Hi all, I was reading that Debian suggests an update and install of the latests bash software. I've had a little bit of difficulty as I'm sort of...

    Started by jkwilborn, 4 Days Ago
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  3. Cant delete or chown file as a root

    Hello, some hack script suddenly appear in the /root directory of my VPS. Lets call it "badscript" but i cant delete it or chown it being...

    Started by postcd, 07-30-2014
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  4. One to be aware of

    Bash is vulnerable to remote code execution under certain circumstances: See here and here. Expect patches soon. I think this probably classifies as...

    Started by elija, 6 Days Ago
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  5. How to avoid chrome store password in seahorse?

    Hello, I am very concerned about the unencrypted passwords saved by chrome in seahorse. This equipment is shared and used by several people,...

    Started by nelo, 2 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 6
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  6. Deny user access to system configuration :?:

    Hello and thanks for your answers. I need to know how can I deny user access to the system configuration environment in kde. Too I need to know...

    Started by GendeDios, 2 Weeks Ago
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  7. [Project] AntiBootkit

    Hi all, I've written a small script to check if Master Boot Record (MBR) has been modified and I want share it with you. A BootKit is a rootkit...

    Started by tmp777, 2 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 0
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  8. How to protect system from cloning?

    Hello there, I would like to protect a Linux system from cloning, I don't mind if the cloned hard drive works in the same computer, but I need to...

    Started by floatinteger, 3 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 1
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  9. Leave your cell phone at home when you protest

    EFF article that should interest some..... https://supporters.eff.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=739

    Started by docbop, 4 Weeks Ago
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  10. lost+found directory hiding malware. How to delete?

    Because of being hacked, I had switched to live linux DVDs. My personal files are stored on FAT32Crackers have infected all of my personal files on...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 07-07-2014
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 635
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  11. Webserver infected with spamscript

    Hi! I have a webserver with numerous websites. There is one specific site that runs Joomla 2.5 that keeps getting infected with various...

    Started by PatricF, 07-28-2014
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  12. Windows Vault in linux

    Hi All, I have an application that uses the windows vault to store some passwords. As I understand these passwords are encrypted using the user's...

    Started by zivgabel, 07-27-2014
    • Replies: 3
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  13. Air gapped computer proxying

    I purchased a replacement laptop, a Toshiba Portege R205. I air gapped it by removing the wifi, bluetooth, dial up modem, piezo electric two way...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 07-07-2014
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  14. Password Tools Powned

    So still the best tool is you brain. Take the time to come up with a handful of good passwords and take the time to memorize them. Popular...

    Started by docbop, 07-14-2014
    • Replies: 8
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  15. How to safely copy files to replacement computer?

    In November 2011, my linux boxes were infected with BadBIOS. I purchased over a dozen replacement computers and returned, sold or discarded almost...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 06-26-2014
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  16. security for online services

    hi I have a general question. I have received a few mixed answers already so I was hoping some of you guys could help me. I'm using an online...

    Started by zanoos800, 06-30-2014
    • Replies: 3
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  17. Should I use Golden Frog or Tails Linux for public wifi?

    I don't plan on entering any credit card info or things like that, but I'd like to log into sites instead of just web searching. Would using Tails...

    Started by Sharpghost6, 06-13-2014
    • Replies: 1
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  18. BadBIOS infected German Tor DVD has preseeds. Root pwned.

    This thread is part three: preseeds and file permissions. The first two parts are: 'Fake browser plugins in live linux DVDs' in Security section and...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 05-18-2014
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  19. BadBIOS infected PCLinuxOS has Kismet streaming wav audio

    Last week, I posted in security section that PCLinuxOS FullMonty 2013.04, purchased from OSDisc.com, has fake browser plugins. Yesterday, I...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 05-21-2014
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  20. OpenSSL security advisory issued June 5th, 2014

    Here's the announcement. https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt The short version is that you should upgrade the openssl package on...

    Started by cnamejj, 06-06-2014
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 422
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