Side Channel Attacks Some web applications send unnecessary information to attackersAug 23, 2012
Sometimes error messages or log entries are too verbose for their own good, disclosing valuable information to attackers.more »
OpenVAS The OpenVAS vulnerability scannerAug 23, 2012
The more IT infrastructure complexity increases, the more indispensable vulnerability scanners become. If you are not interested in retaining the consulting services of a professional hacker, you might want to entrust the task of detecting vulnerabilities to a specialized software tool, such as OpenVAS.more »
Security Lessons: Database Security Protecting your databaseAug 23, 2012
Your database can be one of the most vulnerable elements in your organization. We share some tips for detecting and preventing attacks.more »
HTTPS Proxy Using a Squid proxy with HTTPSAug 23, 2012
How do you monitor the network when your client systems are connecting to secure web servers through HTTPS? We’ll show you how to keep watch using the Squid proxy server and share some inventive certificate tricks.more »
For its size, fail2ban, a utility that scans logfiles and bans suspicious IP addresses, punches well above its weight.more »
Customizing PortSentry Do you have a sentry to keep an eye on your servers?Apr 24, 2012
PortSentry monitors your ports and lets you know when they’ve been scanned.more »
Full release of BackTrack Linux 5 R2 is now available.more »
Charly’s Column: w3af The sys admin’s daily grind: w3afMar 02, 2012
After toiling away to create a small but exclusive website, Charly wanted to run a security scanner against it to check for vulnerabilities. The choice of tools is enormous, but Charly chose w3af.more »
Popular open source encryption tool is vulnerable to attack
New “Yakkety Yak” edition emphasizes cloud and servers
Google finally enters the phone hardware business.
Innovative system adds a hard drive and Ubuntu Core to the RPi for an IoT hub.
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The Apache Software Foundation considers retiring OpenOffice
Adobe won’t kill the plugin in 2017
Linux Foundation's big event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Linux
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