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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!