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Q&A Monday: How often should I update my Linux Servers?

Q&A Monday:  How often should I update my Linux Servers?

Question: I have recently become responsible for more servers at my current job, some of these servers are of the  RedHat and Debian flavor of linux, and I was wondering what is the recommended period of time between checking for updates on these servers? Catina P. Martin Mira Loma, CA   Answer: To be honest, it all [...]

Upgrade BackTrack 5 R1 to the new R2

Upgrade BackTrack 5 R1 to the new R2

If you are anything like me, you hate to wait for things and here's a time you can get the information before the release.  BackTrack R2 will be released on March 1st 2012, but there are directions to make all the upgrades today, all you need to do is follow the directions below, and you'll get the newest kernel, security updates and tools [...]

Linux: Disconnect a Stalled SSH Session

Linux:  Disconnect a Stalled SSH Session

    I've recently told everyone about my semi-switch over from an all Windows enviromnet to adding some Linux boxes to my regularly used boxes.  I've also been using SSH in Linux alot more, and every once in a while, I end up with a stalled SSH session.  In my Windows world, I'd just close puTTY and start again, not the same when I'm in [...]

Linux still for the Über Geek?

Linux still for the Über Geek?

  When I first tried getting into Linux almost 10 years ago, I found that is was hard to learn from the world of Windows that I had grown up learning.  If I haven't mentioned in the past, I have a horrible memory which makes remembering new commands in a OS I didn't use often, almost possible.  I tried for almost a year.  At the time, many [...]

Software Update: Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11

Software Update: Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11 for Windows, Mac and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Some of these vulnerabilities also affect [...]

Google Release New Chrome 5.0.375.70

Google Release New Chrome 5.0.375.70

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.70 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, conduct cross-site scripting attacks, bypass security restrictions, or obtain sensitive information. I shouldn’t have to tell you, but I will anyway, if you are using an [...]

Apple Releases Safari 5.0 and 4.1

Apple Releases Safari 5.0 and 4.1

Now this may seem confusing there are two different versions of this update?  Well if you are someone who currently uses the Safari browser often but let me break this down for you as best I can…Safari 5.0 and Safari 4.1 address the same set of security issues, so if you don’t know which version you need just update your browser and your [...]

Google Releases Chrome Update

Google Releases Chrome Update

Google has released Chrome version 5.0.375.55 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions, execute script in an unsafe context, or mislead users. You can check out this entry for more information about exactly what updated where applied to this new [...]

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Being a Network Administrator I’ve ran my fair share of Linux servers with various Linux OS’s on them doing many things.  I’ve decided to give you some tips on using the Linux OS when you are more familiar with another OS.  This isn’t meant to give you everything you need, but give you the ground to build upon. One of the first [...]

Admin Toolkit: 5 Linux tools you need for Windows

I think most System Admins have a USB thumb-drive with a bunch of tools that may be needed to diagnose any problems that might come to their network or their own computer. (Or is it just me?)  I plan to go over what tools I use in more detail at a later time, but for this post I wanted to focus on the Linux tools that I have on my thumb-drive to [...]