Cow – Copy On Write. How to Fix Your Linux Kernel?

Copy On Write – Introduction to Hacking ( No – not really ) On October 19, 2016, a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel was disclosed. The bug is nicknamed Dirty COW because the underlying issue was a race condition in the way kernel handles copy-on-write (COW). Dirty COW has existed for a long…


Most Dangerous Linux Security Flaw Gives Users Full Access in 5 Seconds

Linux, the operating system that powers most of the internet, has been carrying a bug for over nine years. Researchers have revealed the Linux Kernel has remained infected with a serious vulnerability codenamed Dirty COW. Attackers are exploiting this Linux security privilege escalation vulnerability in the wild, which is present in virtually every version of Linux. “Any…


How To Set up a Speedy Server for your website – Part 3

DigitalOcean Hosting Why do I pick DigitalOcean? It’s not faster than Google or Amazon Services or Microsoft Azure. In truth, all these cloud services appear to have 1Gbit paths to the internet. I pick it because first it’s not attempting to be all things to all people. The path to what you are looking for…


How to Set Up a Speedy Server for Your Website Part – 2

What super fast hosting services are available? You can get these kinds of super fast hosting services from DigitalOcean, Amazon cloud services, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Google services and a few others, but these are the big boys. My favorite is DigitalOcean because the smallest servers there start at just $5/monthly and your server is on…