Security Lessons – Ruby Tools Ruby, Rails, and Gems developer tools

Apr 30, 2013

Great tools and resources are available to help you write secure Ruby on Rails code. Kurt examines some tools and offers some tips.

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Security Lessons – XML Security It’s time to take XML out back and shoot it

Mar 15, 2013

XML security problems are numerous, but you can take steps to limit your exposure – or you can use a different standard.

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Kernel Rootkit Tricks The Spy Within

Mar 11, 2013

Rootkits allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. We describe the tricks intruders use to gain access to the Linux kernel and provide guidelines on hardening the kernel against such attacks.

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Command Line – Bastille Linux Learning the basics of architectural security

Feb 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.

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Grsecurity Airtight system security with Grsecurity

Feb 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.

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FIDO Alliance Formed to “Revolutionize” Online Authentication

Feb 15, 2013

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.

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Security Lessons – Hash Maps Security with data structures

Jan 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.

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Linux News

Dec 19, 2012
  • 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
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