The Openmoko project, developers of an open source mobile phone platform, has recently pulled its download site offline due to a patent dispute.more »
In one fell swoop and with an automatically distributed patch, Google and T-Mobile fixed a problem with the G1 mobile phone whereby users could access root privileges and possibly raise all kinds of havoc.more »
Open source developer Tobias Oetiker, in his presentation at the USENIX LISA conference in San Diego, described how he could help one thousand Windows users at Swisscom.com speed up their computers.more »
Computer vendor Transtec has actualized its Calleo 330 server series on the new 45-nonometer Opterons from AMD. All Calleos now come with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.more »
Charly's Column The sys admin’s daily grind: Netstat-natNov 12, 2008
Without Network Address Translation (NAT) on many LANs, the IPv4 Internet address space would have been exhausted years ago. Still, it’s probably a good idea to check what comes through your NAT connections.more »
Box Backup Backing up for portables with Box BackupNov 12, 2008
The Box Backup network backup tool is a simple and secure solution for traveling clients. We'll show you how to get started with this open source tool.more »
Nmap Scripting Automated penetration testing with Nmap’s new scripting engineNov 12, 2008
Nmap is rolling out a new scripting engine to automatically investigate vulnerabilities that turn up in a security scan. We’ll show you how to protect your network with Nmap and NSE.more »
IMAP Proxies Managing mail traffic with an IMAP proxyNov 05, 2008
IMAP proxies like Perdition, Imapproxy, and Cyrus Aggregator help distribute mail to multiple IMAP servers. We examine some options for IMAP proxy in the Linux evironment.more »
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.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.