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Lucid Sleep Support Is Being Worked On For The Upstream Linux Kernel

Chrome OS supports “Lucid Sleep”, which is a mode of allowing the system to carry out various tasks while the system is in a low-power mode or even suspended, and similar to Microsoft InstantGo. This feature, which allows for tasks like checking of n…

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Does DevOps hurt or help security?

LinuxSecurity.com: There is a firmly held concern in security circles that the automation associated with DevOps moves too swiftly, that security teams and their tests can’t keep up, that too many of the metrics measured focus on production, availabil…

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Congress, Crypto and Craziness

LinuxSecurity.com: Crazy is never in short supply in Washington. Through lean times and boom times, regardless of who is in the White House or which party controls the Congress, the one resource that’s reliably renewable is nuttery.

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500 Server Error when resetting password -> Need HEEELP!

Hello All! Several peoples already has reported the same problem: 500 Internal Server Error, when trying to reset their password. The strange thing: Locally everything works like a charm also in production mode and with exactly the same configuration (and versions of PHP, etc…) Everybody who has a little bit of knowledge of Symfony2 may be […]

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Every day a new feature…

I want to announce the implementation of Googles reCaptcha in the Linux Counter Project for the registration and the contact page. I’ve also implemented Memcached to speed things up. Sessions and database queries now get stored in memcache. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂 Alex

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Google develops new defense against phishing

LinuxSecurity.com: Google has developed a new extension for its Chrome browser that aims to stop people from falling prey to phishing sites. The free Password Alert extension stores an encrypted version of a person’s password and warns if it is typed …

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Human Error Still the Largest Security Concern

LinuxSecurity.com: If one listens to the mainstream media, these are the biggest cyber security threats facing American businesses. When hackers from these regions make any move against western businesses and governments, the news is magnified ten-fold…

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To Evangelize Security, Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

LinuxSecurity.com: I’m not a security professional — I can’t configure a firewall or hack my way out of a paper bag — but I’ve been lucky enough to live and work in the info security community for almost a decade now. For me, last week’s RSA Conferen…

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Reducing Power Consumption on Haswell and Broadwell Systems

Haswell and Broadwell (Intel’s previous and current generations of x86) both introduced a range of new power saving states that promised significant improvements in battery life. Unfortunately, the typical experience on Linux was an increase in power…

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Linux Kernel 4.0.1 Officially Released, It’s Now the Most Advanced Version Available

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.0.1, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman, which is the first update for the most advanced available branch. Linux kernel 4.x is the latest branch released by Linus Torvalds, and it’s the most advan…

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WordPress promises patch for zero-day “within hours”

LinuxSecurity.com: Shortly after this article was posted, WordPress released version 4.2.1, flagging it as a critical update. Website owners are encouraged to update immediately, and automatic updates have started to roll out. More information is here.

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Details on WordPress Zero Day Disclosed

LinuxSecurity.com: WordPress security issues have for the most part involved a vulnerable plug-in, but a Finnish researcher has disclosed some details on a zero-day vulnerability he discovered in the WordPress 4.2 and earlier core engine that could lea…

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Google Provides Detailed Analysis of GitHub Attack Traffic

LinuxSecurity.com: The high-profile DDoS attack against GitHub that went on for several days last month was the end result of an operation that included several phases and extensive testing and optimization by the attackers. Researchers at Google analy…

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The Further Democratization of Stingray

LinuxSecurity.com: Stingray is the code name for an IMSI-catcher, which is basically a fake cell phone tower sold by Harris Corporation to various law enforcement agencies. (It’s actually just one of a series of devices with fish names — Amberjack is …

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