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 »
Argus Keeping an eye on the network with ArgusJul 11, 2008
Argus helps you monitor the flow of data on your network, detect trends, discover worms and viruses, and analyze bandwidth usage.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 »
IMAP spam filter Intelligent filtering with Qmail, SpamAssassin, and MaildropJul 10, 2008
We’ll show you a custom solution for moving spam to a separate folder and adding new spam signatures to SpamAssassin.more »
Isof Looking for intruders with lsofJul 10, 2008
Track down and expose intruders with the versatile admin tool lsof.more »
Backdoors Techniques for building a hidden backdoorJul 09, 2008
Backdoors give attackers unrestricted access to a zombie system. If you plan to stop the bad guys from settling in, you’ll be interested in this analysis of the tools they might use for building a private entrance.more »
Charly's Column The sys admin’s daily grind: WebCalendarJun 20, 2008
Users log on to services such as SSH, ftp, SASL, POP3, IMAP, Apache htaccess, and many more using their names and passwords. These popular access mechanisms are a potential target for brute-force attacks. An attentive bouncer will keep dictionary attacks at bay.more »
Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems
Attackers can compromise an Android phone just by sending a text message
PC vendor will pre-install Ubuntu on portables in India.
More embarrassment for Adobe's embattled multimedia tool
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.