ADMIN Magazine #45 - Print Issue

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Issue #45: Automating Pen Testing – Plug the gaps before an intruder slips inside

In this issue we look at ways to make your systems more secure, more efficient, and easier to administer.

On the DVD: Ubuntu Server 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" LTS

ADMIN Magazine #45 - Print Issue

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* Meltdown and Spectre revisit Intel, AMD, and ARM processors
* Orangeworm, a new hacking group, targets the healthcare industry
* Docker EE 2.0 announced
* Remote code execution vulnerability found in Cisco

IPv6 on Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 automatically prefers IPv6 addresses if available, but the manual configuration steps differ from IPv4 and necessitate new tools.

TLS Offload
Inline hardware-assisted TLS reduces latency and saves valuable host CPU cycles.

Automated Pen Testing
Threats defined "inside" and "outside" the firewall are from another era – before IoT, the cloud, and social media.

AWS Automation
AWS Systems Manager Automation documents let you customize your Amazon Machine Images to improve security and avoid config drift.

This open source relational database aims to completely replace slimmeddown instances of Microsoft SQL Server.

Modern Package Formats
The Flatpak, Snap, and AppImage package formats each has its specific disadvantages.

SQL Server on Linux
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 introduces SQL Server on Linux, along with machine learning services, support for graph data, and on-premises Power BI.

Docker Persistent Volumes
Equip containers with persistent storage using Docker's plugin system.

CI with GitLab
GitLab provides the perfect environment for generating Docker containers that can help you operate critical infrastructure reliably and reproducibly.

PowerShell Core 6.0
Microsoft has broken new ground with this PowerShell release, which at heart is a complete reboot in terms of architecture and objectives.

Tuning Ansible
We look at a few tweaks that can help you configure Ansible for the best performance with the use of a couple of simple plugins that are bundled with the software.

We show you how to use a Samba file server securely in heterogeneous environments.

Learn how malware developers avoid the built-in detection mechanisms of sandboxes.

Debugging Docker
A few tips on how to get rid of the bugs that live in Docker containers.

WebRTC has the potential to bring high-quality, easily developed, and interoperable real-time voice, video, and data communication to applications in web browsers.

Professional PowerShell
The stability, portability, and scalability of PowerShell is becoming increasingly important as automation scripts start to resemble mission-critical apps.

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