Encrypting USB Sticks Protecting your USB sticks with encryptionJun 30, 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)Feb 28, 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 authenticationSep 30, 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 intrudersMay 31, 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 ThunderbirdApr 30, 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 »
Both projects help organizations build their own containerized systems.
Mark Shuttleworth has resumed the position of CEO of Canonical.
Microsoft's open source code hosting platform CodePlex will come to an end after a more than 10-year stint.
Comes with Gnome 3.24
The bug was introduced back in 2009 and has been lurking around all this time.
The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.
Lives on as a community project
Five new systems join Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition that come with Ubuntu pre-installed.
The Skype Linux client now has almost the same capabilities that it enjoys on other platforms.
At CeBIT 2017, OpenStack Day will offer a wide range of lectures and discussions.