Enterprise Linux Security Episode 89 – Debunking Security Myths

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There’s a lot for sysadmins to keep track of when it comes to security, so naturally there’s going to be some misconceptions every now and then. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss some common misconceptions when it comes to security.

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 86 – The ‘xz’ Fiasco

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On this podcast, Jay and Joao have discussed multiple times a situation where a threat actor submits a pull request that’s more than the project bargained for. And now, we have a situation where OpenSSH was (almost) backdoored by a commit by a maintainer of the xz project. Don’t miss this episode for all the details!

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 83 – FBI/NCA vs Lockbit

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Through a joint effort, the FBI as well as NCA struck a major blow to the Lockbit ransomware group. In this episode, Jay and Joao will discuss this story as well as the state of Linux in the enterprise/open-source landscape.

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 81 – The VMware Graveyard

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Here we are, yet again, with an industry problem caused by the decision of just one software vendor. This time it’s VMware that’s causing a ruckus. In recent news, it’s been reported that VMware will be killing off 56 (yes, 56) of their stand-alone products, and that’s on top of the news that broke late last year regarding changes in their licensing model. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss these recent VMware-related shenanigans.

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 80 – Stop Paying Threat Actors!

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In this episode, Jay and Joao will discuss an update on the GTA source code theft, how much threat actors are making from ransomware, and more!

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 78 – Mirai: The Untold Story

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The Mirai botnet brought the entirety of the internet to its breaking point back in 2016, taking down many prominent web sites. Now, an article from Wired has emerged that reveals the full story behind the scenes – how the threat actors got started, how the events played out, as well as what they’re up to these days. Join Jay and Joao as they discuss this very interesting story!

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 77 – Security News Sync

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In this episode, Jay and Joao catch up on recent stories. Among the topics they’ll discuss another version of CentOS going end of life (and why upgrading isn’t so straight-forward), the recent curl vulnerability, and more!

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 73 – TruffleHog and CVSS version 4.0

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In this episode, Jay and Joao will discuss a recent discovery by Truffle Security that has found 4,500 websites that have exposed a very critical directory. In addition, the upcoming Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) update, which will bring to version 4.0 – along with some important changes you’ll need to understand.

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 68 – The Barracuda Vulnerability

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Don’t you just love e-mail? It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and this time managing e-mail is even more annoying for Barracuda’s customers, with CVE-2023-2868. This isn’t just any CVE, this is a complete system own by the threat actors. In fact, it’s so bad that the situation isn’t as simple as installing a patch. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss this vulnerability and just how big of a deal it is.

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Enterprise Linux Security Episode 59 – AlmaLinux OS

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AlmaLinux OS was created around the time of “that big CentOS” announcement, and has been a worthy solution for enterprises that wish to continue with Enterprise Linux, but without the fear of the distribution being changed into something else entirely. As a drop-in replacement for Red Hat, AlmaLinux OS continues to tackle new ground and builds a strong community. In this video, Jay and Joao are joined by Atalay Kelestemur who works on the project to discuss this distribution – and there may even be some surprises in store.

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