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security tutorials
Check out these top tutorials from Linux.com to help you improve your Linux server security.

Best Linux Server Security Tutorials on Linux.com

The first rule of Linux server security is to keep your server lean and mean. Only install the packages and run the services that you really need, writes Swapnil Bhartiya in his Linux.com tutorial on making your server more secure. “Even the most hardened servers can be hijacked by exploiting any...
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Brian Spector
Brian Spector, MIRACL CEO and Co-Founder, described Apache Milagro -- a modern cryptosystem with distributed trust authorities -- at ApacheCon North America in May.

Apache Milagro: A New Security System for the Future of the Web

With 25 billion new devices set to hit the Internet by 2025, the need for a better worldwide cryptosystem for securing information is paramount. That’s why the Apache Milagro project is currently incubating at the Apache Software Foundation. It’s a collaboration between MIRACL and Nippon Telegram...
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SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is No Longer Enough

With the near-constant occurrence of highly organized and complex cybercrime attacks, effective digital authentication has never been more challenging. Businesses must verify who they’re transacting with by implementing additional security measures, but at the same time they need to minimize...
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Let's Encrypt
“We want every server on the Internet to have a certificate,” said Josh Aas, speaking about the Let’s Encrypt project at LinuxCon North America.

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open...
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NIST Denounces SMS 2FA - What are the Alternatives?

Towards the end of July 2016, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) started the process of deprecating the use of SMS-based out-of-band authentication. This became clear in the issue of the DRAFT NIST Special Publication 800-63B, Digital Authentication Guideline.  NIST Special...
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Basic HTTP Authentication with Nginx

This tutorial shows how you can use basic HTTP authentication with Nginx to password-protect directories on your server or even a whole website. This is the Nginx equivalent to basic HTTP authentication on Apache with .htaccess/.htpasswd. Read full article
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Multifactor Authentication with Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator provides one-time passwords to smartphone owners for multifactor authentication, or you can integrate it into other applications, such as blogs. Login security increases significantly when using a combination of factors to authenticate a user (i.e., multifactor authentication...
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NIST Declares the Age of SMS-Based 2-Factor Authentication Over

2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST creates national-level guidelines and...
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Serverless Architectures

Serverless is a hot topic in the software architecture world. We’re already seeing books, open source frameworks, plenty of vendor products, and even a conference dedicated to the subject. But what is Serverless and why is (or isn’t) it worth considering? Through this evolving publication I hope to...
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