The latest version of the open source anti-virus scanner, ClamAV 0.94, promises to improve virus detection rates with enhanced scanning capabilities.more »
KEY EXPERIENCE The sys admin's daily grind: Single-packet authenticationAug 26, 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 »
Grendel Scan version 1.0, a Web application testing tools, was introduced at the Defcon Security Conference in Las Vegas.more »
OpenVPN counters censorship Open Source Software Helps Surmount China's "Great Firewall" Instrument Of CensorshipAug 06, 2008
Journalists at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing will not have unfettered access to the Internet. However, GPL software OpenVPN can be used to easily circumvent such censorship.more »
Tracing Intruders Intro Examining the art of computer forensicsJul 31, 2008
You don't need expensive proprietary tools to practice the craft of computer forensics.more »
Investigating Windows Systems Investigating Windows systems with LinuxJul 31, 2008
A forensics expert explains how to extract interesting details from a confiscated Windows hard disk using standard Linux tools.more »
Address Protection Fending off spam before it reaches your filterJul 10, 2008
Sometimes the best way to keep spam out of your mailbox is to keep the spammers from getting your address.more »
BackTrack Looking for security holes with BackTrackJul 09, 2008
The BackTrack live distribution lets you act like an intruder to test your network’s security.more »
But if you are not using the latest Linux kernel, your system is insecure.
Home routers will give room for custom firmware but still comply with FCC rules
Frank Karlitschek will continue to lead the open source ownCloud project
“Xenial Xerus” comes with a new packages format and several improvements for the enterprise.
Linux users can now download and install the Windows code editor
New initiative will address security and interoperability concerns around container technology.
Developers can use RHEL as a development platform without a subscription fee.
Windows users will soon have native access to the Bash shell.
Improvements to SMTP will provide better guarantee of confidentiality
Graphics vendor embraces new reality in Linux graphics