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 »
VMware bids for a stake in the container industry with a bold effort to integrate containers with its classic virtualization system.
3ROS attack tool lowers the technical bar so anyone can be an intruder.
Mozilla's latest browser offers powerful new privacy feature
If attackers are on your system, saving your passwords in a password vault is no protection.
Faulty hash algorithm persists, despite efforts by experts to raise awareness.
Powerful man-in-the-middle attack is now targeting online shopping.
Another high-profile coder says the kernel team needs a kinder, gentler culture.
Bug database has a bug of its own that could allow an intruder to create an unauthorized account.
Report focuses federal resources on achieving universal Internet access.
Leading browser makers say “no” to porous encryption algorithm