A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks at more than 150Gbps | Computerworld

“A decade ago, Linux was seen as the more secure alternative to Windows environments, which suffered the lion’s share of attacks at the time, and companies increasingly adopted Linux as part of their security-hardening efforts,” the Akamai team said. “As the number of Linux environments has grown, the potential opportunity and rewards for criminals has also grown. Attackers will continue to evolve their tactics and tools and security professionals should continue to harden their Linux based systems accordingly.”

Source: A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks at more than 150Gbps | Computerworld

Quick, get your security back. Opt-out of Facebook’s new features

At Facebook’s recent f8 conference, they announced some new features that get turned on by default.   One of the most concerning is the “Instant personalization” feature.   EFF has a good summary.

“Yesterday, Facebook announced Instant Personalization, whereby select websites would “personalize your experience using your public Facebook information.” The initial sites are Pandora, Yelp and Microsoft Docs. As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained, this means that when you visit “Pandora for the first time, it can immediately start playing songs from bands you’ve liked.” Pandora, and other partners, can also link your real name and other Facebook information with everything you do on their site.”

Here is the link to the EFF Site and how to disable the “features”

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/04/how-opt-out-facebook-s-instant-personalization

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