BackTrack 5 "revolution" Rolls Out

May 11, 2011

BackTrack, an Ubuntu-based penetration-testing distribution, offers "major improvements" over previous releases, including support for 32- and 64-bit architectures, KDE 4, Gnome, and Fluxbox.

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Snort Helpers Snort Helpers: Open Source Network Intrusion Detection

May 02, 2011

Snort is the de facto standard for open source network intrusion detection. The developer community has kept a fairly low profile for a couple of years, but extensions like Snorby, OpenFPC, and Pulled Pork have given the old hog a new lease on life.

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Red Hat Summit and JBoss World: May 3-6

Apr 13, 2011

Red Hat announces IBM, Accenture, Alfresco, Cisco, HP and Intel representatives are scheduled to deliver keynotes at the seventh annual Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, May 3-6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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OpenNMS OpenNMS: Monitoring large systems and networks

Mar 30, 2011

If you need to monitor very large networks, you need powerful software. OpenNMS offers serious monitoring capabilities in a truly open source package.

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Security Lessons Linux security in the cloud

Mar 28, 2011

Although you give up control of the underlying infrastructure when you use cloud computing, you can still maintain some control over security.

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Intrusion Detection Platform-independent and extensible IDS with Prelude

Mar 23, 2011

The Prelude security information management system receives both host- and network-based IDS messages and displays them in an easy web interface. We show you how to set it up.

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Security Lessons: Secure Video Secure Video Surveillance

Mar 01, 2011

Unless your surveillance cameras are wired directly to a video board, they are notoriously insecure. We show you how to keep your cameras from being compromised.

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Security Lessons: HTML5 HTML5 – Building a better botnet

Jan 31, 2011

New web technologies address shortcomings in web browsers but create new problems as well.

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