As we plunge into holiday season - and this particular year is my frist using Linux opposed to MacOS or Windows - I’m noticing a massive lift in cyber attack activity. I’m using Fedora Silverblue 34 on a Lenovo Thinkpad so I’m pretty sure this machine is good, but when I go onto my Macbook or Windows desktop computer, some things are happening which are just a bit odd. I’m aiming to figure out what I can do on my ThinkPad + Fedora SB34 machine to scan and secure/harden my network at home and elsewhere. Here’s what’s happening:
1.) Internet cutting in and out often (once every few hours);
2.) Internet cutting out more than I notice on my computer while streaming on Roku TV, Smart TV;
3.) Bluetooth mouse not working properly on Windows with fresh batteries installed;
4.) Asian subtitles showed up on YouTube video on Macbook;
5.) One (1) email alert from Google saying that it blocked someone from trying to login to my account.
I bought htis machine to prevent these types of attacks and it’s been effective as far as my TP is concerned. With that said, there are clearly other devices here and as I visit family, I’m realizing that there are just too many devices to monitor.
As I write out this post, a notification just popped up warning me that this post is being edited in another window, and I’m writing this on my Linux ThinkPad machine - so a bit odd in terms of timing and now I’m quite upset.
I have access to SSH into a few quantum computers through projects that I work on - and they’re my credentials (not business projects) and I want to respond to these attacks as aggressively as possible. I’m thinking Kali Linux + Python and I’m hopeful that if anyone knows anything about specifics that I should be aware of to scan networks that I’m on and respond to incidents - then I’m hopeful you can point me in that direction. These attacks ruined two (2) businesses of mine last year and I want to be very clear - i’d like my machines response to be as aggressive as possible in the computing world.