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Pandora FMS vulnerability, feature or just a bad configuration?

We recently received a notification from a concerned user, because he had found a “vulnerability” in Pandora FMS. Besides, not just any vulnerability but one that seemed to give root access to the system. Next, this user called k4m1ll0 wrote a post in Medium warning the community about this vulnerability. If you want to read the original post, click here.

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Create dashboards in Grafana with Pandora FMS data in 3 steps

About a year ago, in another Pandora FMS blog, we talked about what Grafana is, we explained what it was and how it was related to other software. Now we go a little further and we want to show you how to create Grafana dashboards with the data provided by Pandora FMS. It is undeniable that this tool enjoys the support of a large user community, due to the versatility it offers to use different data sources to have displayed on its boards.

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The 6 best tech jobs of the future

You may already know it if you follow us on a regular basis: in Pandora FMS blog we love to look ahead to the future. And we have to tell you a secret: next to our coat rack, locked up in a dresser, we have a gleaming crystal ball that we check from time to time. To activate it, you just have to pronounce the word “monitoring” in a secret language that I will not reveal here, and that is when it lights up and shows us its knowledge.

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Pandora FMS gives you these useful tips to share technology

If you do not have much idea about how to share technology, you may go crazy when shopping or going through online gift websites. You know that the person you have to give something to for secret santa is a technology nerd, but you don’t know much more, and you are afraid of disappointing your friend or, directly, looking stupid with some gift that you thought was perfect, but your friend finds it the most old-fashioned and obsolete thing that exists in the technology market.

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2020 Y2K Effect in Perl and its effect on Pandora FMS

Just when we thought we had got rid of Y2K, we came across an unexpected effect. The 2020 effect. Buried deep in the system, a basic Perl library has made any date comparison operation with the year 1970 become 2070, starting from January 1, 2020. It may seem not important at all, but for many systems, the “beginning” of the Unix calendar begins precisely in 1970, that is, a base reference date, used in much code precisely since the origin of Unix times, 1970.

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Create your own Docker containers to test and deploy applications

If you are a developer, a systems administrator, you work in the information technology sector or you are simply a technology enthusiast who has ever deployed some type of application, surely you will have faced the same problem we all ran into. If you are thinking of dependencies, bingo!

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Lynis security: monitoring a specialized computer suite

But does this mean that Pandora FMS is also into Lynis security? Well, its specialty is different… but yes, of course, it reaches everything covered by monitoring. In fact, flexibility is inherent to its name: FMS means Flexible Monitoring System and it is a tool with which you can save yourself many headaches, as well as tailor it to your needs!