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PostPosted: Thu 05 Oct 2017, 10:52    Post subject:  Security Tools
Subject description: securing your box, your internet connection and web applications
 

https://archive.fo/ixpCz

The ultimate security guide, all in one place.

Further reading :
Security Tools Top 100 : https://linuxsecurity.expert/security-tools/top-100/
Common PayPal Scams : https://www.maketecheasier.com/common-paypal-scams/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MakeTechEasier+%28Make+Tech+Easier%29
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/07/why_haven_t_reporters_mass_adopted_secure_tools_for_communicating_with_sources.html
https://threatpost.com/turla-apt-used-whitebear-espionage-tools-against-defense-industry-embassies/127737/
https://www.wired.com/2014/01/theres-no-good-way-to-patch-the-internet-of-things-and-thats-a-huge-problem/
WPA2 security flaw puts almost every Wi-Fi device at risk of hijack, eavesdropping : http://www.zdnet.com/article/wpa2-security-flaw-lets-hackers-attack-almost-any-wifi-device/
Regarding  WPA2 flaw : https://doublepulsar.com/regarding-krack-attacks-wpa2-flaw-bf1caa7ec7a0
How to protect yourself against KRACK WIFI Vulnerability :
https://www.maketecheasier.com/protect-from-krack-wifi-vulnerability/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MakeTechEasier+%28Make+Tech+Easier%29
IoT Security: What’s Plan B? : https://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/sp/2017/05/msp2017050096.html
Hackers are attacking power companies, stealing critical data :
http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-are-attacking-power-companies-stealing-critical-data-heres-how-they-are-doing-it/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
A HTTPS adoption rate update :
http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-this-surge-in-chrome-https-traffic-shows-how-much-safer-you-now-are-online/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
Mender is an open source tool for updating your embedded devices safely and reliably : doc https://docs.mender.io website https://mender.io
http://www.zdnet.com/article/whistleblower-system-securedrop-fixes-information-leak-flaw/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-security-heres-how-to-shield-your-files-from-ransomware-says-microsoft/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
Malvertising : https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-malvertising/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MakeTechEasier+%28Make+Tech+Easier%29
Why ProtonMail is more secure than Gmail :
https://protonmail.com/blog/protonmail-vs-gmail-security/
DNS Nameserver Spoofability Test / Can you trust your Domain Name Servers? :
https://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm
UPnP Exposure Test :
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2
reverse DNS test :
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
Disabling pinging :
Ping is used to check if a machine is up, Most of the hackers are using ping for finding the hackable machine. The hacking chances can be reduced by blocking ping.
http://www.shibuvarkala.com/2008/10/disable-ping-response-in-ubuntu-linux.html
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16538.0
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UFW
How to block ping permanently :
https://tecadmin.net/block-ping-responses-in-linux/
ad blocking by feds as possible remedy to malvertising scourge
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/senator-urges-ad-blocking-by-feds-as-possible-remedy-to-malvertising-scourge/
Quad9 : a DNS service from IBM and other trustworthy organizations
https://www.quad9.net/#/

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 11:21    Post subject: Sophos anti-virus
Subject description: a Linux solution for a Windows' problem
 

https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-to-linux/2017/9/security-tools-check-viruses-and-malware-linux

Look for Sophos :

If you’re looking for a non-open source solution from a company that’s been in the antivirus sector for quite some time, Sophos offers a free Linux scanner that does an outstanding job. This particular solution does on-access and on-demand scans for viruses, trojans, and malware. To prevent your Linux machine from becoming a distribution point for malicious software, Sophos Antivirus for Linux detects, blocks, and removes Windows, Mac, and Android malware. What makes Sophos stand above ClamAV is the inclusion of a real-time scanner. For desktops that share a lot of files, that is a deal maker.

Once you’ve agreed to the Sophos license (and entered a bit of information), you can download the distribution-agnostic installer, extract the file, and install with the command sudo sh install.sh. During the installation (Figure 2), you’ll be asked if you want to enable on-access scanning (real-time).

Read on if interested installing a 515MB sav-linux-free-9.tgz (link above).

Some commands :
Installing with : sh install.sh
To see if Sophos is running : /opt/sophos-av/bin/savdstatus
To run an on-demand scan : savscan DIRECTORY

Further reading :
A video tutorial :https://youtu.be/QH9gRThLEag
https://community.sophos.com/products/server-protection-integration/f/sophos-anti-virus-for-linux-basic/73353/linux-keeps-freezing-after-sophos-av-install
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