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  • What's the right amount of swap space for a modern Linux system?

    Swap space is one of those things that everyone seems to have an idea about, and I am no exception. All my sysadmin friends have their opinions, and most distributions make recommendations too.Many years ago, the rule of thumb for the amount of swap space that should be allocated was...

  • Outlaw Shellbot Infects Linux Servers to Mine for Monero

    The Outlaw group is conducting an active campaign which is targeting Linux systems in cryptocurrency mining attacks. On Tuesday, the [JASK Special Ops](https://jask.com/solutions/special-ops/) research team disclosed [additional details](https://jask.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Shellbot-Campaign_v2.pdf) (.PDF) of the attack wave which appears to focus on seizing infrastructure resources to support illicit Monero mining activities. [Article Source](https://www.linux.com/news/outlaw-shellbot-infects-linux-servers-mine-monero-0). {: .center-text}

  • Top 5 Linux Distributions for New Users

    Linux has come a long way from its original offering. But, no matter how often you hear how easy Linux is now, there are still skeptics. To back up this claim, the desktop must be simple enough for those unfamiliar with Linux to be able to make use of it....