Microsoft has decided to issue a special patch outside its usual patchday rhythm for all its Internet Explorer versions to close a severe vulnerability issue. Downloads of Firefox have accordingly skyrocketed.more »
OpenVAS Exploring the OpenVAS vulnerability scannerNov 30, 2009
If you prefer to travel light and free, try OpenVAS, a GPLed fork of the Nessus scanning tool.more »
Security Visualization Tools Tools for visualizing IDS outputAug 31, 2009
Spot intruders with these easy security visualization tools.more »
Intrusion 101 A guided tour to someone else's networkAug 31, 2009
You need to think like an attacker to keep your network safe. We asked security columnist Kurt Seifried for an inside look at the art of intrusion.more »
Security Lessons Denial of service made easyJul 15, 2009
A slow death for the default configuration.more »
Forensics in Freiburg Hacker trainer for law enforcement agentsApr 30, 2009
A former intrusion specialist is training a gathering of European law enforcement agents in how the bad guys work on the Internet. Contributing editor Markus Feilner stops in for a lesson in attack techniques.more »
Security Lessons How hacking got easyOct 31, 2008
When it comes to security, public disclosure of vulnerabilities and working exploit code is now common. We look at why this can be both harmful and helpful to securing your systems.more »
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.