How To Protect Yourself From The WannaCry Ransomware Virus

How To Protect Yourself From WannaCry The ransomware attack is holding computers hostage all over the world. Here’s what you need to know about it to keep yourself as safe as possible. WannaCry attack started on Friday of last week, locking people out of their computers by encrypting their files and demanding them to pay up to 300$ in Bitcoin. To make matters worse the price doubles after 3 days. To receive a decryption key or risk losing your important files forever. What’s worse is that the malware also acts as a worm, which means that it has potential to infect computers and servers on the same network!

ShellShock vulnerability: Should you be concerned?

In the very short: Yes, update right now. If you want more details read below.   What is ShellShock vulnerability? ShellShock is a nickname given to remote exploit vulnerability in bash CVE-2014-6271. It could allow an attacker to gain control over a targeted computer if exploited successfully. All Linux installations running Bash shell are vulnerable to this exploit. It is important to understand that

CentOS: how to deal with a folder containing very large number of files

  So, you’ve left that cron running for a couple of months and now you have several hundreds of thousands of files in one folder that you would love to delete but you cannot even list them? The situation is rather trivial if you can just delete the folder with all it’s contents but what do you do if there are other files in the folder that shouldn’t be removed? First of all it is good to understand how many files you have in the folder. In order to check how many files you have in specific folder on CentOS first navigate to the folder