Se­curberry Pi

Linux Format - - WELCOME - Neil Mohr Ed­i­tor neil.mohr@fu­turenet.com

Se­cu­rity doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Mon­i­tor­ing, pro­tect­ing and de­fend­ing your net­works can be fun… if you take the right ap­proach. Part of mak­ing it fun is – love it or loathe it, there’s no deny­ing it – the Rasp­berry Pi, which en­ables any­one to un­der­take a host of real-world com­plex projects for very lit­tle cost. The sup­port this de­vice now wields in the form of in­dus­try-lead­ing names such as Kali Linux, De­bian, Ubuntu and Fe­dora, means that this tiny board can be put to any use you can think of.

Help­ing to pro­tect your net­works this is­sue, we’re cre­at­ing a Rasp­berry Pi hon­ey­pot that you can de­ploy on any net­work to lure and en­snare un­wit­ting hack­ers. To block mal­ware we’ll cover Pi-hole, now on ver­sion 3, to pro­tect your en­tire net­work from ad-based an­noy­ances; USB San­i­tizer will scan and safely copy sus­pect stor­age de­vices, and fi­nally we use Kali Linux to wardrive your net­works for se­cu­rity holes. The Rasp­berry Pi en­sures these so­lu­tions are easy to de­ploy, but with a few tweaks you should be able to use them on any Linux sys­tem.

Out­side of the Rasp­berry Pi the Linux world keeps on tick­ing. KDE has hit 20 years of de­vel­op­ment (so has Gnome, while De­bian has passed 24!) and we look at its growth and where it’s head­ing. We re­port live from the floor of Og­gcamp 2017, the great­est un­con­fer­ence in the world; ex­plore Ubuntu Snaps, the new Ubuntu swap file sys­tem and en­cryp­tion tools; and re­view the low-end AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and the mon­ster 32-thread run­ning AMD Thread­Rip­per 1950X pro­ces­sor–that can com­pile the en­tire Linux ker­nel in just 37 sec­onds!

Do please keep on writ­ing in ( lin­ux­for­mat@fu­turenet.com) to let us know what you’re do­ing with Linux, what you’d like us to cover and what we’ve done wrong in this is­sue!

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