‚ÄčNo reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0 | ZDNet

It’s all about the uptime…woohoo!

“One reason to love Linux on your servers or in your data-center is that you so seldom needed to reboot it. True, critical patches require a reboot, but you could go months without rebooting. Now, with the latest changes to the Linux kernel you may be able to go years between reboots.”

‚ÄčNo reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0 | ZDNet.

Android x86 ISO Download

Have you ever wanted to play around with Android on something other than your phone or tablet? Good news! You can download Android in ISO format from the developers web site: https://code.google.com/p/android-x86/downloads/list

After you’re done downloading the ISO, you can install Android as a virtual machine in a product like VirtualBox (which is free). At the time of this post, Android 4.3 is the most current version available with a download size of 199MB.

Protecting your Linux server from Shellshock

If you’re a Linux fan, like myself, chances are you have Linux installed somewhere whether on a stand-alone server, dual boot, or through virtualization. If you haven’t heard about the Shellshock vulnerability, please read instances in which this vulnerability may affect your Linux installation:

“The Shellshock vulnerability can be exploited on systems that are running Services or applications that allow unauthorized remote users to assign Bash environment variables. Examples of exploitable systems include the following:

  • Apache HTTP Servers that use CGI scripts (via mod_cgi and mod_cgid) that are written in Bash or launch to Bash subshells
  • Certain DHCP clients
  • OpenSSH servers that use the ForceCommand capability
  • Various network-exposed services that use Bash”

Read more, including how to patch your affected system, by following the link below…

How to Protect your Server Against the Shellshock Bash Vulnerability | DigitalOcean.