5 tips for securing SSH on your Linux server or desktop

David Merron Photography/Getty Images I’ve been using Secure Shell (SSH) for decades. With this remote login tool, I can rest assured my remote machines accept logins securely and efficiently. At the same time, I also understand nothing is ever 100% secure on any device connected to a network, which is ...

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Cybercriminals are using Meta’s Llama 2 AI, according to CrowdStrike

Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images Cybercrime outfits have taken fledgling steps to use generative AI to stage attacks, including Meta’s Llama 2 large language model, according to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike in its annual Global Threat Report, published Wednesday. The group Scattered Spider made use of Meta’s large language model to generate scripts for ...

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Apple Sports: This free iPhone app is every fan’s fantasy

Maria Diaz/ZDNET Apple just launched a new free iPhone app — called Apple Sports — that gives sports fans a personalized experience, making it easier to follow their teams’ and leagues’ scores and statistics.  After users download the app on their iPhones, they choose their favorite leagues and teams. Each ...

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Apple secures iMessage against threats from the future

Maria Diaz/ZDNET Quantum computing may still be an emerging technology, but Apple is two steps ahead of other tech giants by releasing quantum-secure messaging. The company introduced PQ3 for iMessage, bringing the iOS messaging app up to level 3 of cryptographic security, the highest level applied to a messaging app.  ...

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Do you need antivirus on Linux?

ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images I’ve been using Linux as my primary operating system since 1997 and I have never installed a desktop antivirus solution on any computer. The only exception to that rule has been when I deploy a Linux mail or file server, where I might add something ...

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