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How to securely erase the hard disk

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SecurityFrom All about Linux comes a helpful article: How to securely erase the hard disk before selling ones computer. It discusses the shred command, which is part of the GNU file utilities, and DBAN which is a Linux boot disc.
 
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Tips to Secure Linux Workstation

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SecurityAyman Hourieh's Blog has Tips to Secure Linux Workstation, a nice article which will work even for newbies.
(via RootPrompt.org)
 
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SpamAssassin 3.1.1 released

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SecuritySpamAssassin 3.1.1 is released. This is a maintenance release in the 3.1.x branch.
 
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Hyper-threading (on Intel cpus) considered harmful

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SecurityFirst seen on BSDnews.com:
Colin Percival has demonstrated a flaw in Intels Hyper-Threading technology, as implemted on current cpus: Hyper-Threading Considered Harmful. On your local workstation, this doesn't matter (assuming that you don't have other users working on it at the same time as you). But on a server it means that any program can "snoop" information from any other program, thus stealing all kinds of information. Scary. Luckily, there are patches from several vendors, see the original article. As an example, the FreeBSD security advisory FreeBSD-SA-05:09.htt explains how to patch your system.
 
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ClamAV goes win32

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SecurityWhile we're on the subject of antivirus: renowned AV engine ClamAV is now available as an end user application on Windows. ClamAV is a GPL antivirus toolkit for all kinds of Unix variants. The win32 app named ClamMail is done by Boguslaw Brandys of BranSoft and is available from http://www.bransoft.com/clammail/clammail.html.
 
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OpenAntiVirus

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SecurityRun unix? Need an antivirus solution? Turn to the OpenAntiVirus project. Enough said.
 
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Microsoft Windows: GDI Scan

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SecuritySANS' Internet Storm Center has released GDI Scan, a Windows tool to check for the JPEG GDI vulnerability (MS04-028). It will scan your system for vulnerable versions of the GDI libraries.
 
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Using Secure Shell and Secure Copy

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Security(First seen on RootPrompt.org)
So you know that you should be using Secure Shell (ssh) and Secure Copy (scp) to be more secure in administrating your machines around the net. But you don't quite know how to do it? Fear not, the article Using Secure Shell and Secure Copy on sitepoint will tell you how to use these tools.
 
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A home user's security checklist

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SecurityRather than whine and scream about insecure home computers, Scott Granneman has made a printable home user's security checklist in a Securityfocus.com guest column. Someone give this man a medal.

Spread the list to as many people you know. After all, the majority of spam and viruses nowadays seem to come from unsecured home computers with broadband connections. The next time you're invited to someone to clean out worms and spyware from their Windows box, bring this checklist and lock the system down.

It can't hurt.

 
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Major security flaw in Windows

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SecurityMicrosoft today released security bulletin MS04-007 in which they warn about a major security hole in several Windows versions.

Anyone exploiting the hole can do anything on the machine, i.e. create accounts, delete or steal information, run programs and whatnot. A patch is available via Windows Update or from the aforementioned link.

In an article on SecurityFocus, Marc Moiffret of eEye Digital Security Inc. says "This is one of the most serious Microsoft vulnerabilities ever released". eEye discovered the security hole six months ago and kept quiet about it because of the nature of the flaw.

Time to patch. Again.

 
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