Issue #145 / Dec 2012
Cover Theme: Build a Botnet
DVD: Knoppix 7.0.4
SERVICE: December 2012: DVD InlayIssue #145
The latest Knoppix Live Linux DVD is based on Debian stable (squeeze) with newer desktop packages from Debian/ t......
I’m looking at another crop of press releases and marveling at the ever-expanding market for products that fall under the ubiquitous heading of Big Data. Big Data is everywhere. (Or is it Big Data are everywhere – to reprise that classic quandary?) Gigantic file storage appliances from vendors like Oracle and HP and software tools like Apache Hadoop continually add new building blocks to the data infrastructure. And the goal of all this? Apart from more conventional uses for scientific modeling and analysis, one of the reasons for this huge interest in accumulating data is a phenomenon known as data mining, which Wikipedia defines as a process that “attempts to discover patterns in large data sets.”
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 145What's inside the December 2012 issue
Building a botnet doesn’t necessarily make you an outlaw; we show you how one programmer automated a timesensitive business application with a botnet. Next, get ready to hit the ground running with HTML5, and secure your websites with sound PHP programming principles.
SERVICE: On the DVD: Knoppix 7.0.4This month's DVD
The latest Knoppix Live Linux DVD is based on Debian stable (squeeze) with newer desktop packages from Debian/ testing and Debian/ unstable (wheezy). Current computer hardware is supported by kernel 3.4.9 and Xorg 7.7 (core 1.12.3), and the Apt database now contains all data necessary to install software directly via Synaptic.
NEWS: Linux News
- AMD/OpenJDK/Oracle explore use of GPUs
- Smartphone security
- ASF Airavata
- Slackware 14 release
- Shuttleworth funds Inktank/Ceph
- New Apache toplevel project
- Zentyal 3.0 small business server reveals major release
- Keccak wins NIST
- SHA-3 competition
NEWS: Tech Tools
Citrix Announces XenServer 6.1
Red Hat Updates Enterprise MRG
Xen.org Releases Xen 4.2
COVER STORY: Developing BotnetsSecrets of a botnet developer
Botnets aren’t all bad. We’ll show you how to harness the power of the botnet architecture to solve realworld problems in a business context.
COVER STORY: HTML5 OfflineOffline-capable applications with HTML5
An offline cache in your browser and a bit of HTML5 acrobatics combine for interactive web applications that keep working even when the Internet connection breaks down.
COVER STORY: HTML5 ToolsTools and resources for HTML5 developers
“HMTL5 rocks” – and Google is not the only one who feels that way. You will find many resources, frameworks, and utilities that will help you get started with the new standard.
COVER STORY: PHP Security PrinciplesSeven principles for preventing vulnerabilities in PHP programming
Many web attacks are the result of programmer error. Sloppy code testing leaves a door open for the uninvited.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
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.