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

    Here at 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
    • Replies: 1
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    01-11-2010 Go to last post
  1. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,802
    07-28-2014 Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Views: 730
    07-27-2014 Go to last post
  3. 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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    • Replies: 43
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    07-26-2014 Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Views: 956
    07-20-2014 Go to last post
  5. 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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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,383
    07-07-2014 Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Views: 687
    07-05-2014 Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Views: 1,543
    06-13-2014 Go to last post
  8. 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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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,388
    06-08-2014 Go to last post
  9. BadBIOS infected PCLinuxOS has Kismet streaming wav audio

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

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 05-21-2014
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,636
    06-06-2014 Go to last post
  10. OpenSSL security advisory issued June 5th, 2014

    Here's the announcement. The short version is that you should upgrade the openssl package on...

    Started by cnamejj, 06-06-2014
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 744
    06-06-2014 Go to last post
  11. BadBIOS infected linux distros have multiple squashfs, busybox initrd

    A half a year ago, bartsimpson posted a thread warning PartedMagic in Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) was tampered. linuxforums moved the thread to...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 05-18-2014
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,943
    06-06-2014 Go to last post
  12. How to read "Firewall: *TCP_IN Blocked*" message?

    Hello, FTP users are getting blocked false by firewall (config server firewall), i need to learn what firewall rule triggering this block, so from...

    Started by postcd, 05-26-2014
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,846
    05-27-2014 Go to last post
  13. vnc server connection refused and port appears closed

    I installed vncserver on my redhat, i installed same setup as i used on my last server where it worked. But now after start vncserver and trying...

    Started by postcd, 05-24-2014
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,500
    05-25-2014 Go to last post
  14. Browser Hijack. Is there a way to block a domain?

    On hover, in Google Chrome, I am often redirected to other sites that display the attached screenshot telilng me to update my linux drivers. This is...

    Started by shyflower, 05-17-2014
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,677
    05-22-2014 Go to last post
  15. How to be immune to basic UDP/any port attack flood?

    Hello, on server i have config server firewall and iptables. I would like server to be safe from basic UDP flood and any port attack flood....

    Started by postcd, 05-14-2014
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,043
    05-22-2014 Go to last post
  16. How to allow only RELATED,ESTABLISHED TCP/UDP connections

    Hello, i got advice to Only allow RELATED,ESTABLISHED TCP/UDP connections for other ports such as 53 (DNS). so i want to ask what command i...

    Started by postcd, 05-15-2014
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,068
    05-22-2014 Go to last post
  17. Fake browser plugins in live linux DVDs

    Firefox in PCLinuxOSFullMonty 2013.04 DVD, purchased from last year, has 12 plugins. Eleven of the plugins are fake. They are not in list...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 05-16-2014
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,572
    05-20-2014 Go to last post
  18. New RFC to try and protect our privacy in the future.

    Started by docbop, 05-14-2014
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 441
    05-14-2014 Go to last post
  19. HDD SMART value: Seek_Time_Performance - how to read?

    Hello, my HDD has this value when i do: smartctl -a /dev/sda I just want to ask how should i read this data, if my value is alarming or...

    Started by postcd, 04-28-2014
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,244
    05-09-2014 Go to last post
  20. How long does it take RSA key generate? What my key then?

    Hello, i tried to generate key using linux command "gpg --gen-key". And it prompted my details about key, and after confirmed password, it started...

    Started by postcd, 05-04-2014
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,102
    05-08-2014 Go to last post

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