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 »
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 »
New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.