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That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases by https://is.gd/suMzeI

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You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years.

The Samba team managed to quickly patch the critical vulnerability that was discovered to affect over a hundred thousand Linux and UNIX machines running Samba, which is usually used to provide file and printing sharing services, allowing users to connect to Windows shares on a network.

The Samba 4.6.4, 4.5.10 and 4.4.14 patched versions have been released, and are available for download from the official website or via ours if you want to compile it on your GNU/Linux distribution. Canonical already patched Samba in all supported Ubuntu releases, and other GNU/Linux distributions will soon receive the patch.

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Hands On With Google And Microsoft Authenticator Apps by https://is.gd/74oK1a

One of the primary vehicles used by bad guys to access our systems is stealing log-in credentials in order to impersonate real users. All the security processes and tools in the world are circumvented when someone has your username and password.

That’s where two-factor authentication (2FA) comes into play. 2FA works by adding another authentication challenge to the equation. It’s not just about what you know – your password, it’s also about something you have. That’s where the authenticator apps from Microsoft and Google come into play.

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Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” to Ship with a Bunch of Digital Forensics Tools by https://is.gd/N7DBub

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Debian developer Michael ‘mika’ Prokop announced today that he’s team over at Debian Forensics will include and maintain a bunch of digital forensics tools, along with their dependencies, in the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” release.

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Fake Apps Pose New Phishing Threat by https://is.gd/UsnPS3

Phishing (i.e., fake, malicious email) doesn’t always get a lot of respect. At a time when the world is focused on “zero days,” cyber “weapons” and “kinetic” cyber attacks on the power grid, the very concept of phishing emails seems decidedly old-fashioned, almost second-rate.

In reality, however, phishing continues to pose one of the top threats to businesses and consumers the world over.

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11 year old boy hacks Bluetooth devices using Raspberry Pi by https://is.gd/Iii0q4

An audience of security experts attending a cybersecurity conference at the World Forum in The Hague (The Netherlands) on Tuesday were shocked when a demonstration done by an 11-year-old “cyber ninja” showed the dismal cyber security standards that are prevailing in technology.

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Linux and Other Open Source Technologies Protect Online Privacy: Snowden by https://is.gd/PlAzLb

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Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who is living in exile since 2013 when he uncovered NSA’s surveillance operations. However, the tech world’s robin hood makes quite a few virtual appearances and gives his views on the state of privacy.

Snowden’s latest Q&A interaction happened with OpenStack Foundation’s COO Mark Collier over a video conference call during the OpenStack Summit. Snowden emphasized that premium cloud platform and proprietary software are a dent on people’s privacy.

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