Smart Access Intro Techniques for managing user identities in LinuxNov 01, 2008
Maybe password security isn't perfect, but most networks depend on it. This month we examine some tools for smarter, more versatile authentication.more »
Security Lessons How hacking got easyNov 01, 2008
When it comes to security, public disclosure of vulnerabilities and working exploit code is now common. We look at why this can be both harmful and helpful to securing your systems.more »
Web Authentication Adding authentication to your websiteNov 01, 2008
Apache offers several options for adding a password-protected area to a website.more »
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has placed videos of its latest conference online. The open- source project concerns itself with web application security.more »
Security Lessons The soft chewy center of the InternetOct 01, 2008
Are your systems secure against DNS attacks? We'll show you why they matter and help you determine whether you are vulnerable.more »
Romain Gaucher, a specialist in web security, offers his Scalp tool in version 0.4. The log analyzer searches for attacks on Apache web applications.more »
Security Lessons Protecting your site and your clientsSep 01, 2008
Learn more about protecting your website with NoScript, ModSecurity, and Site Security Policy.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 »
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.