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 »
Single-Packet Port Knocking Remote access security with single-packet port knockingJun 01, 2008
If you are looking for an extra layer of remote access security, try single-packet port knocking.more »
Access Control Lists Working with Access Control ListsJun 01, 2008
The ancient Linux permission system is often insufficient for complex production environments. Access Control Lists offer a flexible alternative.more »
SE Linux Mandatory Access Control (MAC) with SELinuxJun 01, 2008
SELinux provides a safer system through the powerful concept of mandatory access controls.more »
Sshutout and Fail2ban Fighting dictionary attacks with Sshutout and Fail2banJun 01, 2008
Services that require a username and password for login are potential targets for dictionary attacks. Sshutout and Fail2ban introduce time penalties for invalid attempts.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.