Colin Hamilton
By: Colin Hamilton

May 16, 2017 6:00 pm

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No Tears(WannaCry) on Linux Unless you Wine

The big question we're seeing in the Linux Support department right now, "Do I need to worry about the WannaCry malware on my SUSE Linux Enterprise box?" The short answer, most likely not. This is not a Linux vulnerability. There is one exception though, if you use WINE (Windows Emulator), and use it […]

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Colin Hamilton
By: Colin Hamilton

April 24, 2017 6:56 am

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Encrypting Supportconfig for Added Security

There are cases where the data on your server is extremely sensitive. In these cases sending information, like the supportconfig, to us using standard methods like email and FTP aren't secure enough. So what can be done? We can use GPG keys to encrypt the data before it is sent. I'll give the steps […]

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Colin Hamilton
By: Colin Hamilton

April 17, 2017 12:11 pm

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Streamline Your Root Cause Analysis

Hey everyone, it's Colin Hamilton here again. I'm one of the Linux Support Engineers on the SUSE team. A really common request that will come into our queue is an RCA (Root Cause Analysis) for an unexpected reboot of the server. I've noticed it can sometimes be frustrating for customers when the root cause takes […]

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Colin Hamilton
By: Colin Hamilton

April 10, 2017 8:46 am

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Tips and Tricks to SUSE Troubleshooting

Hey everyone, my name is Colin Hamilton and I'm one of the Linux Support Engineers on the SUSE team. I'm troubleshooting SUSE everyday and so I've got a few tips and tricks I highly recommend using in your everyday SUSE tech filled life. 1. Have a test system for exploring I have over 30 virtual […]

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Colin Hamilton
By: Colin Hamilton

March 31, 2017 10:20 am

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Security Vulnerability Scanners on Enterprise Linux

Colin Hamilton coming at you again from the SUSE team. In this post I want to discuss security vulnerability scanners and their role in an Enterprise Linux environment like SUSE. This role is a common pitfall I've seen that lead customers to our support team. So what's the problem? Well, vulnerability scanners are kinda dumb. […]

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Colin Hamilton
By: Colin Hamilton

March 28, 2017 9:56 am

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How to Prepare for Linux Certifications

Hey everyone, Colin Hamilton here from the SUSE team. Today I'd like to post on my insights into taking a Linux certification. I currently have five different certifications related to Linux and I'd like to give my input on the experiences that I've had. First off, new certifications are all going toward sandbox environments with […]

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