Tagged: Linux

Norse-Realtime-Attacks
Attackers were quick to capitalized on the  Shellshock Bash command interpreter bug disclosed yesterday.  Constructing a botnet that is rapidly try to infect other servers, according to a security researcher. (more…)

AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES LOGO
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
, Sept. 3, 2014 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today released, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals.  The advisory is available for download from Prolexic (now part of Akamai) at www.prolexic.com/iptablex.   (more…)

PI
The Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which costs as little as $25/$35 and has helped fledge many a DIY hardware project, has racked up worldwide sales of 1.75 million, its U.K.-based creator, The Raspberry Pi Foundation, said today. The first Pis went on sale in March 2012, with its U.K. makers imagining they might sell a thousand in the first year (in the event they sold circa one million — and are now well on their way to two million).  (more…)

Projects
As promised, published an update to the IPBlock.sh bash script located in our Projects heading under the Blacklist Scripts section.  Added a bit more functionality to the script and cleaned up an error I found in it that was allowing some duplicate entries to creep in.  Added an additional output that I have found useful, a DenyHosts.ip file.  It’s prepped and ready to cut and paste into a .htaccess file.  Useful for blocking unwanted folks at the Webserver level.  You can modify it to say what you need for your own uses.

This script along with blockingscript.sh also listed in Blacklist Scripts, do a pretty decent job keeping UNWANTED trolls from the site.  Both rely in IPTables and .htaccess file to do so.