How Do I Stay Up-To-Date With New Security Patches And Updates?
One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches, is to update your server often and have a schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable, however it’s better to run updates weekly or twice a week. This will ensure that your server is always as up to date as possible. WordPress, cPanel and WHM will often tell you if there is a critical or new update available.
If you aren’t sure how to update your current system, you should check out our How to Update Your Server guide that will walk you through this process.
Here are some useful resources to check for updates that can be made to improve the security of your server.
With the Windows Operating System, you will usually be notified of new updates upon logging in through RDP. If Windows deems the update to be crucial to your server’s security, they will make a popup that blocks the entire screen to view the updates. As Windows updates can take a while to complete, it is recommended to do this during non business hours, or on planned maintenance as they also require a reboot to apply.
Another great way to stay up to date on security patches or updates is by checking out LWN (https://lwn.net/) as frequently as possible. This site is a news site dedicated to providing the best coverage of Linux related information, such as security updates or recently discovered vulnerabilities. You can register for a new account via the following link https://lwn.net/newaccount or you can subscribe to LWN by visiting this link https://lwn.net/subscribe/
The cost of a regular LWN.net subscription is $7.00/month, with options to pay a little more or less.
You can also check out http://www.linuxsecurity.com/, as this site is another go to source for information regarding all Linux distros. They have a specific page for Linux security advisories that you can check out via the following link.
Like LWN, you can also register for an account and sign up for their newsletter. Registering for an account can be done via the following link, and allows you to actively participate in the LinuxSecurity.com community:
To sign up for their newsletter, click on the following link, fill in the necessary information, and click the subscribe button:
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