A bug in the series 2.6.27-rc Linux kernel can permanently damage Intel's e1000e Gigabit Ethernet card. Linux distributor Mandriva offers a few suggestions -- and not only to its own customers.more »
The openSUSE project warns owners of systems containing the Intel e1000e gigabit Ethernet card against using the actual Beta 1 of openSUSE 11.1 instead of the Linux kernel version. The Linux version can permanently damage the card.more »
The Recovery Is Possible (RIP) Linux rescue system is available in its newest version 6.6. A related web forum enables discussion among developers and users.more »
"If we are going to call Nmap the 'Network Mapper', it should at least be able to draw you a map of the network! " writes developer Fyodor in announcing the newest version 4.75 of the Nmap security scanner.more »
Free blog software WordPress notifies of a security update in its 2.6.2 version.more »
Wietse Venema, the developer of Postfix, points in an advisory to a security problem in connection with the Linux and Solaris filesystems. As more recent versions of these operating systems no longer comply with the POSIX standard for links, local attackers may be able to attach files to other users' Postfix mailboxes.more »
OCFA Exploring the Open Computer Forensics ArchitectureJul 31, 2008
Automate the forensics process with the Dutch police department's Open Computer Forensics Architecture.more »
Security Lessons The Debian OpenSSL disasterJul 31, 2008
Find out what we can learn from the Debian OpenSSL disaster.more »
Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems
Attackers can compromise an Android phone just by sending a text message
PC vendor will pre-install Ubuntu on portables in India.
More embarrassment for Adobe's embattled multimedia tool
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.