Linux and General Security Mailing Lists You Should Be Subscribed To

Over time I’ve subscribed to dozens of different mailing lists in an endless attempt to keep up on the latest security news. Below are a few of the best ones that I would recommend to anyone also trying to stay up to date.

[email protected]
Bugtraq is a very active full disclosure mailing list for discussing vulnerabilities. It’s not Linux only but many of the threads are Linux focused and it’s a great list overall.

[email protected]
Discussion of basic security topics, a great resource for the beginner.

[email protected]
The source for release announcements about everyone’s favourite secure shell, useful to stay up to date with changes in this critical program. Very low volume.

[email protected]
Open source security updates. Discussion of best practices and recent exploits, great active list.

Those four will go a long way in getting general security updates as they happen. Something important to remember is that for any specific application you’re using there is more than likely a corresponding announcement and possibly even security specific mailing list. For example Slackware Linux has a list just for security updates in the form of [email protected] .