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GNU/Linux Prevents Back Doors, Microsoft Patches Some

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Tails 3.0 Anonymous Operating System Officially Released, Based on Debian 9

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The developers of the Tails amnesic incognito live system, also known as the anonymous operating system, were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability of Tails 3.0.

Tails 3.0 is a major update that's based entirely on the repositories of the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system. It's also the first version of the operating system to be launched approximately at the same time as a new major release of Debian GNU/Linux.

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Securing Your Linux System Bit by Bit

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As daunting as securing your Linux system might seem, one thing to remember is that every extra step makes a difference. It's almost always better to make a modest stride than let uncertainty keep you from starting.

Fortunately, there are a few basic techniques that greatly benefit users at all levels, and knowing how to securely wipe your hard drive in Linux is one of them. Because I adopted Linux primarily with security in mind, this is one of the first things I learned. Once you have absorbed this lesson, you will be able to part with your hard drives safely.

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5 Must-Have Security Tools for Your Linux PC

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Some people are, rather falsely, under the impression that just because they use Linux they don’t need to worry about security. Sure, Linux doesn’t suffer from the same types of security issues and prevalent malware that Windows does, but that doesn’t mean that Linux users can neglect their systems and expect to be secure.

These five tools are absolutely essential for Linux desktop users. If you’re running a server, there are more. This guide doesn’t present them in any particular order because they all serve different and arguably equally important functions. Plus, they are all free and open-source software. So if you aren’t using any of these on your Linux desktop, start now.

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Security Leftovers

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Browsers: Chrome 61, Mozilla Against Software Patents, Firefox Photon, and Tor 7.0

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Web

Security Leftovers

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Parrot Security OS Ethical Hacking Distro Considers Ditching Debian for Devuan

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Debian

The development team behind the Parrot Security OS ethical hacking and security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution announced that they are considering a possible switch from Debian GNU/Linux to Devuan GNU/Linux as the base of the OS.

The surprising announcement came was posted a couple of days ago on Twitter, and it reads "Our release team is evaluating a possible migration of our project from Debian to Devuan." A few users reacted negatively to the idea of moving the entire operating system from Debian to Devuan, a fork of the former, but without using systemd.

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