Today, a co-worker alerted me to the ‘drown attack’. DROWN is an acronym for “Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption”. While it’s a spin on an older vulnerability, it also builds upon it. This has been declared CVE-2016-0800.
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On Feb 16th, Google and Red Hat announced a critical glibc stack-based buffer overflow bug. Here’s how you can patch it on Red Hat (RHEL), CentOS, etc..
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Back on Jan 19th there was a lot of hoopla about the kernel vulnerability that is CVE-2016-0728. Updating your CentOS 7 kernel won’t be difficult – here are some tips. Continue Reading…


Nano isn’t everyone’s first choice when it comes to the default editor in Ubuntu. First thing I normally do is switch it to vim. Here’s how you can do it..
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The MySQL slow query log is one helpful tool that helps system administrators to determine which queries are taking a longer-than-normal time to run. The only thing is.. how to read it so it’s helpful?
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