RHEL 7.4 Launches With Key Performance, Security Features

The first milestone release of Red Hat’s flagship operating system in 2017 debuts, adding several new security features and improving cluster management capabilities.

Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4 on Aug. 1, providing users with improved performance and security features.

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Bookmark The Linux Commands For Easier Repeated Invocation

A while ago, we have written about “Keep” utility, which is used to save the Linux commands in Terminal and use them on demand. It is quite useful when it comes to use lengthy Linux commands often. We don’t have to memorize the commands. Just save it using “Keep” utility and use that command on demand. Today, I have stumbled upon yet another similar utility called “Bashpast”. It is used to bookmark the linux commands for easier repeated invocation. This provides an easy way to repeat frequently used commands and saves you few keystrokes. Also, if you have hard time remembering lengthy commands, you can use it to bookmark them. Of course, you can simply do a reverse search using ‘CTRL-R’ to lookup the commands or use aliases, but this utility provides way faster and easier method. Continue reading “Bookmark The Linux Commands For Easier Repeated Invocation”

First release candidate of SQL Server 2017 now available

We are pleased to announce availability of the first public release candidate for SQL Server 2017, Release Candidate 1 (RC1), which is now available for download. This means that development work for the new version of SQL Server is complete along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and Docker containers. Continue reading “First release candidate of SQL Server 2017 now available”

Release of the Mageia 6 Linux distribution with Plasma 5, DNF support, ARM port

After two years of development, it is the genuine pleasure of everyone involved in the Mageia community to announce the release of Mageia 6, the latest milestone of its 100% community-driven GNU/Linux distribution. Mageia 6 is a stable and modern operating system that offers an exceptionally wide range of software, included upwards of 25 desktop environments and window managers, notably Plasma 5 from the KDE project and GNOME. This release sees the addition of the new package manager DNF 2 as alternative to Mageia’s URPMI, which brings support for AppStream-based software centers (e.g. Plasma Discover and GNOME Software), as well as Fedora COPR and openSUSE Build Service (OBS) to complement the already very complete official Mageia repositories. Other major additions for this release are the addition of the ARM architecture, Continue reading “Release of the Mageia 6 Linux distribution with Plasma 5, DNF support, ARM port”

The Quick, Down and Dirty Guide to Server Security in 2017

When major organizations like the BBC, NHS, & many more are affected by malware on their servers; it begs the question – who is safe? After all, aren’t these some of the biggest organizations in the world? Surely, they can afford the best-of-the-best in anti-virus programs?

First, we need to analyze what these attacks achieve and use, then we can look at how to combat it.


Is there a difference between Malware & Ransomware?
The short answer: No. Ransomware is a type of malware.


The longer answer: Malware is: software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems. Ransomware is a type of malware that results in encrypting a user’s data, then demands payment in exchange for unlocking the data.


Another form of ransomware is simply where the hackers’ block normal access to the user’s system. Malware also includes, viruses, worms, or Trojans, spyware, rootkits, and more. Continue reading “The Quick, Down and Dirty Guide to Server Security in 2017”