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 »
Grendel Scan version 1.0, a Web application testing tools, was introduced at the Defcon Security Conference in Las Vegas.more »
Mozilla has just released version 3.0.1 of the Firefox browser; the first maintenance update removes a couple of vulnerabilities and fixes a some minor bugs.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: FuzzyOCRJul 11, 2008
The latest trend is to hide spam in images. The admin’s response: an OCR tool that extracts the texts and feeds them to the spam filter.more »
Tarpits Using tarpits to trap spammersJul 11, 2008
A tarpit slows down spam by reducing the effectiveness of the spammer’s weapons.more »
Spam Test Comparing antispam appliances and servicesJul 11, 2008
Spam filters can help smooth the waves in your inbox, as long as they are reliable and don’t have too many side effects. We’ll show you what we found when we tested five antispam appliances and two service providers.more »
Apache Suexec Secure scripts with Apache SuexecJun 20, 2008
For many admins, the security of a web application is more important than its performance. If you have a web server with multiple users, the Suexec module can help you avoid problems associated with globally writable directories.more »
Spammers go low-volume, and 90% of IE browsers are unpatched.
Adobe scrambles to release patches for vulnerable Flash Player.
Four-inch-long computer on a stick lets you boot a full Linux system from any HDMI display device.
New statute would require companies to report break-ins to consumers.
Weird data transfer technique avoids all standard security measures.
FIDO alliance declares the beginning of the end for old-style login authentication.
The Linux New Media Awards have honored the most significant products, projects, people, and organizations for open source/Linux every year since 2000.
Legendary Uber-distro splits over the systemd controversy.
New LTS version offers many refinements for the Cinnamon and Mate desktops and significant improvement under the hood.
One of CeBIT’s most successful forums returns in 2015.