Issue #143 / Oct 2012
Cover Theme: Intrusion Prevention
DVD: Mageia Linux
SERVICE: October 2012: DVD InlayIssue #143
Mageia Linux is a multi-purpose distro based on the Mandriva codebase. A group of former Mandriva engineers star......
News of Google’s employee survival benefit surfaced recently, much to the amazement of bloggers, who were all out on the prowl for some tech news. In an interview with Forbes Magazine’s Meghan Casserly, Google Chief People Officer Lazlo Bock spelled out the terms. If a Google employee dies, the company will give a surviving spouse or domestic partner half the employee’s salary for up to 10 years.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 143Intrusion Prevention
New vulnerabilities appear every day. To keep your network safe, you need to think like an attacker.
SERVICE: On the DVD: Mageia LinuxThis months' DVD
Mageia Linux is a multi-purpose distro based on the Mandriva codebase. A group of former Mandriva engineers started the Mageia project in 2010 as a means to ensure continuing support for the Mandriva community through a non-profit organization free of corporate control.
NEWS: Linux News
- OSI accepting individual memberships.
- OpenGL 4.3 and ES 3.0.
- License Protection
- Raspberry Pi ramps up production.
- FSFE protects licences when bankruptcy strikes.
- Gaming passwords secured with My1login.
- Web Apps new to Ubuntu.
- LPI Forum
- RSA Anti Rogue App.
- US Cell Phone Right-to-Know Act.
NEWS: Tech Tools
Peppermint Three Announced
Zsh 5.0 Released
ActiveState Releases Komodo 7.1
IPFire 2.11 Released
COVER STORY: IPv6 Pen TestingPen testing on IPv6 networks
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.
COVER STORY: Capture File Filtering with WiresharkReading a packet capture file with Wireshark and tshark
Wireshark doesn’t just work in real time. If you save a history of network activity in a pcap file using a tool such as tcpdump, you can filter the data with Wireshark to search for evidence.
COVER STORY: OpenVASThe OpenVAS vulnerability scanner
The more IT infrastructure complexity increases, the more indispensable vulnerability scanners become. If you are not interested in retaining the consulting services of a professional hacker, you might want to entrust the task of detecting vulnerabilities to a specialized software tool, such as OpenVAS.
COVER STORY: Side Channel AttacksSome web applications send unnecessary information to attackers
Sometimes error messages or log entries are too verbose for their own good, disclosing valuable information to attackers.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.