Encrypting USB Sticks Protecting your USB sticks with encryptionJul 01, 2009
How easy is it to lose a USB stick? Why not protect your data just in case the stick falls into unfriendly hands?more »
Security Lessons The death of MD5 (and some SSL certificates)Mar 01, 2009
Researchers set out to compromise MD5 in an effort to convince people to stop using it. We explain how the attack worked and what this means for you.more »
The idea of an industry-wide common cryptography standard is certainly welcome. But self-interest usually precedes usability, so two industry consortiums are now vying over which standards to adopt, one on the side of Sun and the other leaning toward IBM/HP. Then there is an additional player in the Trusted Computing Group.more »
The Tor Project announces that it has removed all bugs that Coverity Scan had found in its software.more »
Charly's Column The sys admin's daily grind: Single-packet authenticationOct 01, 2008
Conventional, woodpecker-style port knocking is open to sniffing and brute force knocking attacks. Sending an encrypted packet with an access request to the server is safer and more modern. Learn more about Firewall Knock Operator, a.k.a. Fwknop.more »
Expert Security Intro Staying one step ahead of the intrudersJun 01, 2008
Internet intruders have many ingenious ways of escalating privileges and hiding their presence once they get inside your system. The best protection is to keep them out in the cold.more »
Enigmail Encrypting mail in ThunderbirdMay 01, 2008
Combining the Enigmail add-on and the GnuPG encryption software gives Thunderbird users a powerful tool for encrypting and signing email.more »
Version 2.0.0 of the GnuTLS security database improves access to X.509 certificates and adds RSA with SHA-256/384/512 certificates to the crop of supported crypto approaches.more »
Version 16 of the popular Linux desktop reveals new tools, edge-snapping, and performance improvements.
Symantec says Linux-Darlioz burrows in through PHP.
Dell renews its quest for the ultimate developer machine.
Innovative back door looks like normal SSH traffic.
One of CeBITs most successful forums opens the new year with a new name. The popular Open Source Forum continues in 2014 under the name Special Conference: Open Source. This year, the forum will be bigger and offer a wider range of possibilities for sponsors.
New release offers better graphics drivers and expands filesystem support.
New mail protocol will shut out the NSA and prevent snooping on metadata.
A new web application helps users visualize distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Ubuntu 13.10 takes a step toward convergence, with lots of mobility, but Mir only partly here.
Galileo board is targeted to embedded developers and educational institutions.