The Openmoko project, developers of an open source mobile phone platform, has recently pulled its download site offline due to a patent dispute.more »
In one fell swoop and with an automatically distributed patch, Google and T-Mobile fixed a problem with the G1 mobile phone whereby users could access root privileges and possibly raise all kinds of havoc.more »
Open source developer Tobias Oetiker, in his presentation at the USENIX LISA conference in San Diego, described how he could help one thousand Windows users at Swisscom.com speed up their computers.more »
Computer vendor Transtec has actualized its Calleo 330 server series on the new 45-nonometer Opterons from AMD. All Calleos now come with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.more »
Charly's Column The sys admin’s daily grind: Netstat-natNov 12, 2008
Without Network Address Translation (NAT) on many LANs, the IPv4 Internet address space would have been exhausted years ago. Still, it’s probably a good idea to check what comes through your NAT connections.more »
Box Backup Backing up for portables with Box BackupNov 12, 2008
The Box Backup network backup tool is a simple and secure solution for traveling clients. We'll show you how to get started with this open source tool.more »
Nmap Scripting Automated penetration testing with Nmap’s new scripting engineNov 12, 2008
Nmap is rolling out a new scripting engine to automatically investigate vulnerabilities that turn up in a security scan. We’ll show you how to protect your network with Nmap and NSE.more »
IMAP Proxies Managing mail traffic with an IMAP proxyNov 05, 2008
IMAP proxies like Perdition, Imapproxy, and Cyrus Aggregator help distribute mail to multiple IMAP servers. We examine some options for IMAP proxy in the Linux evironment.more »
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.
Klaus Knopper announces the latest version of his iconic Live Linux system.
DARPA and NICTA release the code for the ultra-secure microkernel system used in aerial drones.