Command Line – Bastille Linux Learning the basics of architectural securityFeb 22, 2013
Security applications like antivirus protectors respond to events, rather than preventing them from happening, but the best security in Linux is architectural – that is, in its configuration.more »
Grsecurity Airtight system security with GrsecurityFeb 22, 2013
Security-conscious people dig a deep moat with crocodiles around their homes, hide their furniture in back rooms, and only let visitors into the bathroom if they know the secret password. Grsecurity follows a similarly extreme principle.more »
Forget passwords – several Internet companies have formed the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, which they say will replace passwords with safer and easier to use authentication methods.more »
Table of Contents: 148 What's inside the March 2013 issueJan 23, 2013
Science fiction authors and high-tech visionaries dream of a future where humans and computers communicate in ordinary English. A new cloud-based tool brings that future a little closer.more »
Security Lessons – Hash Maps Security with data structuresJan 23, 2013
What do all programs have in common? They store data at some point, usually in arrays – everything from commandline options to the input and output. But how is data actually stored by the program? Kurt explains.more »
- OpenShift for data centers and clouds
- MariaDB non-profit foundation launched
- Fedora 18 to include Mate desktop
- Oracle repository for kernel changes
- NVidia GeForce R310
- Android OS leads the smartphone market
- Microsoft contemplating yearly major release cycle
- HP writes off US$ 8.8 million on Autonomy
- Stallman alleges “surveillance code” in Unity
Security Lessons: Secure Backup Back up your systems securelyDec 19, 2012
Creating backups is one thing, making sure they’re secure is another. We offer some tips for ensuring the process is as painless as possible.more »
IPv6 Penetration Testing Pen testing on IPv6 networks: In Through the Back DoorDec 17, 2012
If you have enabled IPv6 on your network without considering basic security issues, you might have opened up a hole for attackers. In this article, we demonstrate a successful attack on a server via IPv6 and explain how the popular security tools handle IPv6.more »
Kernel king admits his tone has alienated volunteers, but says the demands of the process require directness.
New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.