Archive for May, 2015

WordPress Sites Backdoored, Leaking Credentials

LinuxSecurity.com: WordPress site administrators just cannot come up for air. With a raft of WordPress vulnerabilities-most of them in plugins-to address, now comes word that a number of sites running the content management system have been compromise…


The Linux Counter still needs YOUR help!

Hi there! In the past I’ve asked several times for help with this project. Unfortunatly the reaction from the community, from you, was equal to zero. There are so many users online on the Counter each day. I really can’t beleive that there is nobody who is willing to help a little bit. There are some […]


It’s Easier to Ask Forgiveness…

…than to understand Linux permissions! Honestly though, that’s
not really true. Linux permissions are simple and elegant, and once you
understand them, they’re easy to work with. Octal notation gets a little funky,
but even that makes sense once you understand why it exists.

Users and Groups:



New Linux Kernel Version 4.0.2 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.0.2 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.2.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]


Breaking The Security Fail Cycle

LinuxSecurity.com: Security’s heavy reliance and emphasis on technology–due to both its heritage and the reality of a shortage of manpower–is part of the reason attackers are getting the upper hand, experts said here this week.


8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years

 At a time when faith in open source code has been rocked by an outbreak of attacks based on the Shellshock and Heartbleed vulnerabilities, it’s time to revisit what we know about Linux security. Linux is so widely used in enterprise IT, and dee…


Launchpad Gets Git

Future versions of Ubuntu’s code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.


Mozilla Moving Toward Full HTTPS Enforcement in Firefox

LinuxSecurity.com: The Mozilla Foundation is initiating the process to phase out insecure HTTP connections in the Firefox browser. The decision is part of a broader movement to encrypt the Web, which in the case of Mozilla Firefox, means permitting onl…


Startup simplifies buying SSL certificates with subscription offer

LinuxSecurity.com: SSL and its successor, TLS (Transport Layer Security), which encrypt data exchanged between two machines, are at the heart of web security. Signified by “https” in the browser URL, they underpin almost all Web transactions that requi…


US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

LinuxSecurity.com: Faced with criticism from lawmakers and civil rights groups, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun a review of the secretive use of cellphone surveillance technology that mimics cellphone towers, and will get more open on its use,…