TCP Hijacking Understanding and preventing TCP attacksSep 01, 2005
It is quite easy to take a TCP connection down using a RST attack, and this risk increases with applications that need long-term connections, such as VPNs, DNS zone transfers, and BGP. We’ll describe how a TCP attack can happen, and we’ll show you some simple techniques for protecting your network.more »
GPRS in Linux Mobile Internet access with GPRSSep 01, 2005
Permanent mobile Internet access might sound like a nightmare for some, but for others it is a dream come true. All you need is Linux and a fairly recent mobile phone.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: HTPDateAug 01, 2005
Despite the cyclical disruptions so typical of LUG meetings, our intrepid columnist, Charly, reveals how he set the system time in spite of a blocked NTP port.more »
Socks 5 Examining the generic Socks version 5 proxy protocolJul 01, 2005
Socks is a universal proxy protocol for TCP and UDP that allows internal hosts to securely pass the firewall and authenticates users. This article describes the latest version of the Socks proxy protocol and shows how to implement it.more »
ARP Spoofing ARP spoofing and poisoningJul 01, 2005
Any user on a LAN can sniff and manipulate local traffic. ARP spoofing and poisoning techniques give an attacker an easy way in.more »
Hotspotter Attacks on wireless clientsJul 01, 2005
Security experts are always concerned with WLAN access points, but they sometimes forget that the client is also open to attack. Public hotspots make it quite easy for attackers to hijack connections, as the Hotspotter tool demonstrates.more »
Security Intro Knowing the ways of the enemyJul 01, 2005
Admin Workshop Identd Insider Tips: Identd with Linux-based ServersApr 01, 2005
In last month’s issue of Admin Workshop, we introduced tools that help admins get services up and running. This month, we will show how you can use the Ident protocol to associate a user name with a TCP connection.more »
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.