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OpenSSH Suffered a “Near Miss” But is Now Post-Quantum

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

According to the change log, OpenSSH 9.0 suffered a “near miss” – a potential vulnerability that was found and fixed before anyone could attempt to exploit it: “Near miss in sshd(8): fix an integer overflow in the user authentication path that, in conjunction with other logic errors, could have yielded unauthenticated access under difficult to […]

OpenBSD 7.1 Released!

Tags: , , Date/Time: April 21, 2022 @ 12:51 pm, by raindog308

OpenBSD 7.1 has been released! For those unfamiliar with this OS, OpenBSD was forked from NetBSD in 1995.  In the BSD landscape, FreeBSD is the 800 pound gorilla, and OpenBSD is more of a niche OS focused on security and correctness.  The project has released a ton of innovative projects, many of which have gone […]

OpenBSD 7.0 Released

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 14, 2021 @ 5:35 pm, by raindog308

The OpenBSD project announced the release of OpenBSD 7.0 today. This is the 51st release of the operating system. Major new features in this release include: Support for a new riscv64 platform, which is used by some boards such as the SiFive HighFive and PolarFire Icicle. Continued support for Apple Silicon, though not to a […]

LowEndBoxTV: Ranking the VPS Operating System Choices into Tiers!

Which Linux distros and operating systems we use on our cheap VPSes are Legend, which are Hipster Only, and which are Get Outta Here? We sort Alma, Alpine, Arch, CentOS (classic and stream), Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Oracle Linux, OpenBSD, Red Flag Linux, RedHat, Slackware, SuSE, and Ubuntu into categories. Is it scientific?  No. […]

Puffy vs. Penguin: Getting Started With OpenBSD

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 2, 2021 @ 5:24 am, by raindog308

In this tutorial, we’re going to get up and running with OpenBSD on a KVM VPS. What is OpenBSD OpenBSD is one of the three primary BSD-based operating systems. While FreeBSD focuses on x86 architectures and NetBSD focuses on supporting as many architectures as possible, OpenBSD focuses on security and correctness. Many popular programs have […]

Top Ten Things That Should Be In Your Dot Files

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 13, 2020 @ 6:49 am, by raindog308

“Dot files” are Unix configuration files that live in your home directory.  They’re often used to store user-specific choices and preferences.  For example: .bash_profile is executed whenever you login via ssh (or any other method).  It is typically used to control your Unix shell experience. .vimrc contains customizations for the Vim editor, while .emacs contains […]