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Beyond Passwords: 2FA, U2F and Google Advanced Protection

Last week I wrote a couple of different pieces on passwords, firstly about why we're going to be stuck with them for a long time yet and then secondly, about how we all bear some responsibility for making good password choices. A few people took some of the points I made in those posts as being...
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How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in Linux

If you're a Linux administrator and looking to lock down your Linux servers and desktops as tight as possible, you owe it to yourself to make use of two-factor authentication. This should be considered as "no-brainer" as they come. Why? Because by adding two-factor authentication, it becomes...
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Blockchains Are Poised to End the Password Era

Blockchain technology can eliminate the need for companies and other organizations to maintain centralized repositories of identifying information, and users can gain permanent control over who can access their data (hence “self-sovereign”), says Drummond Reed, chief trust officer at Evernym, a...
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How to Password Protect a Vim File in Linux

Vim is a popular, feature-rich and highly-extensible text editor for Linux, and one of its special features is support for encrypting text files using various crypto methods with a password. In this article, we will explain to you one of the simple Vim usage tricks; password protecting a file using...
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How to Password Protect a Folder on Linux/Unix without Encryption

As operating systems, Linux/Unix put the user's privacy and safety above all. While this has resulted in a product that many people swear by, it's also led to certain features that may not be easy to discern at first sight. For instance, the possibility of password protecting directories without...
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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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