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How to Patch Your Server Against Dirty COW Linux Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195)

On October 19, 2016, A very dangerous vulnerability was exposed in the Linux kernel named Dirty COW. A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has existed for eleven years since 2005, it has existed since Linux kernel version 2.6.22+ which means a vast majority of servers are at risk including yours. This bug affects all sort of Android or Linux kernel to escalate privileges, Any system user can become root in no time, Exploiting this bug/vulnerability means that a regular system user...

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Massive DDoS Knocks Down Twitter, Github, Reddit, Pinterest and More Popular Websites

Today a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against a DNS service provider Dyn crippled down the internet.   DNS (Domain Name System) act as the authoritative reference for mapping domain names (uncovertech.com) to IP addresses (138.128.161.226). In plain words, Domain Name System is simply an Internet’s phone directory that resolves human-readable web addresses, like uncovertech.com against 138.128.161.226.   If DNS layer is attacked, it becomes impossible for your browser to resolve URLs and hence website become inaccessible. Services affected by DDOS...

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