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Linux Server Hardening Using Idempotency with Ansible: Part 2

In the first part of this series, we introduced something called idempotency, which can provide the ongoing improvements to your server estate’s security posture. In this article, we’ll get a little more hands-on with a look at some specific Ansible examples. Shopping List You will need some...
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A Musical Tour of Hints and Tools for Debugging Host Networks

Shannon Nelson from the Oracle Linux Kernel Development team offers these tips and tricks to help make host network diagnostics easier. He also includes a recommended playlist for accompanying your debugging! Ain't Misbehavin' (Dinah Washington) As with many debugging situations, digging into and...
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The latest Linux kernel is loaded with new features.

New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0

Linus Torvalds at last made the jump with the recent release of kernel 5.0. Although Linus likes to say that his only reason to move on to the next integer is when he runs out of fingers and toes with which to count the fractional part of the version number, the truth is this kernel is pretty...
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Kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman talks about how the kernel community is hardening Linux against vulnerabilities.

Greg Kroah-Hartman Explains How the Kernel Community Is Securing Linux

As Linux adoption expands, it’s increasingly important for the kernel community to improve the security of the world’s most widely used technology. Security is vital not only for enterprise customers, it’s also important for consumers, as 80 percent of mobile devices are powered by Linux. In this...
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Mint 18.3: The Best Linux Desktop Takes Big Steps Forward

I run many operating systems every day, from macOS, to Windows 7 and 10, to more Linux desktop distributions than you can shake a stick at. And, once more, as a power-user's power user, I've found the latest version of Linux Mint to be the best of the best. If you've never installed Mint before,...
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Tracing Memory Leaks in the NFC Digital Protocol Stack

By Thierry Escande, Senior Software Engineer at Collabora. Kmemleak (Kernel Memory Leak Detector) allows you to track possible memory leaks inside the Linux kernel. Basically, it tracks dynamically allocated memory blocks in the kernel and reports those without any reference left and that are...
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Unsafe at Any Clock Speed: Linux Kernel Security Needs a Rethink

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total...
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2016 Linux Kernel Report details top developers and companies contributing code.

The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-2016

The Linux kernel community came close this year to setting a new record for the number of changes merged in a single release, according to the latest Linux Kernel Development report released today by The Linux Foundation. Kernel version 4.6 saw an astounding 13,517 patches merged in 63 days --...
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It's Time to Say Goodbye to Linux 4.6

'Please move to 4.7.1 now,' the kernel's lead maintainer says. If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade. Greg Kroah-Hartman on Tuesday announced the arrival of Linux 4.6.7 and made it clear...
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