Access Control Lists Working with Access Control ListsMay 31, 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 SELinuxMay 31, 2008
SELinux provides a safer system through the powerful concept of mandatory access controls.more »
Sshutout and Fail2ban Fighting dictionary attacks with Sshutout and Fail2banMay 31, 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 GnuTLS project has published two bugfix releases to close several vulnerabilities and resolve an error capable of interrupting connections.more »
The security and quality of Open Source software just keeps on improving, as code analysis by Coverity reveals.more »
Red Hat's David Airlie reports in his blog that a simple hack allowed him to develop an X server without root privileges in the course of just one afternoon.more »
Security researchers iDefense have disclosed three vulnerabilities in the Rdesktop Remote Client.more »
The Ubuntu security team has released an update to close a vulnerability in the Vorbis Tools for editing music files in Ogg-Vorbis format.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.