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Linux roundup, for Linux Users and Linux Sysadmins – Week 01

A weekly roundup from around the web of all things Linux. Linux security, Linux tools, Linux articles, Linux guides and Linux news. – Subscribe 01 | Qubes is a security-oriented, open-source OS that allows you to securely compartmentalize your digital life – qubes-os.org 02 | TrueOS (formerly known as PC-BSD) moves up to the top 10 […]

Panopta (exclusive offer) Get Two Free Months

Over the years Panopta has listened to customer feedback and continues to respond with additional development and improvements to their infrastructure, application and network performance monitoring tools. With Panopta you can easily keep an eye on the most fundamental metrics across your complex infrastructure so you can identify the root cause of problems. If you […]

WordPress Plugin being exploited. Delete inactive plugins

For the past few days an increasing number of WordPress websites have been infected by attackers exploiting a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin: WP Mobile Detector. The plugin with over 10,000 active installs was at one point removed completely from the WordPress repository with no patch available. However, as of today the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched […]

OpenSSL Security Updates – Severity: High

A new set of security updates for OpenSSL were just released this morning to address various security vulnerabilities, some of which are considered to be “high” severity. Please update as soon as possible. To update keep an eye open for Linux distro updates via package managers such as yum, apt-get, etc. Control panel updates for cPanel and others will be released over […]

Temporary change #ArchLinux to #Debian

Update: I’m back on Arch Linux. Debian was great, but Arch is better IMO. Plus, between the front page news, Wiki and the official forum, nothing is impossible to solve or find an existing solution to, fast. I use Terminator (windows can be split as many times as needed) for ssh access to servers (and sometimes use drop-down […]

Poodlebleed vulnerability SSL version 3.0

Google Online Security blog released details of a SSLv3 vulnerability called POODLE attack. Here you’ll find links to all the important info, all in one place! Official website: poodlebleed.com (Test your website against Poodlebleed) Security advisory (PDF download) | Google Blog | Firefox Blog | OpenSSL update | Red Hat | Nice article Fedora Blog | Discussion on […]

cPanel to add MariaDB support. PHP-FPM?

This is just a quick note. This morning I received an email alert from cPanel as follows: “The status of the feature request: you were watching has changed to In Progress.“ This was in regards to the feature request for MariaDB support. It will be interesting to see how long this takes to be implemented.  Its […]

CVE-2014-6271: Vulnerability in Bash allows remote execution of arbitrary code

Patch instructions for CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 are at the end of this post. UPDATE 1: Patching Bash may not be the end of this. There’s still discussion regarding if the changes completely fixed or not. UPDATE 2: Another patch being tested. UPDATE 3: From Red Hat “Red Hat has become aware that the patch for CVE-2014-6271 is incomplete. An attacker can […]

Web Server Optimization Services

Are your websites hosted on Linux servers that are frequently inaccessible or slow? Perhaps you’ve already read articles like this, which shows how decreasing page load times can drastically increase conversions. If this interests you, take a look at my Web Server Services page. Also, check out this must-see infographic… (more…)

2100 HDD0 initialization error 1

I’ve noticed an issue on a few IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads. When you install an SSD drive, a reboot or restart from the OS does not work. When you reboot, instead opening the boot partition, it throws this error: 2100 HDD0 initialization error 1 Other than avoiding reboot and using shutdown instead, the only solution I’ve found is […]