Forget passwords – several Internet companies have formed the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, which they say will replace passwords with safer and easier to use authentication methods.more »
Table of Contents: 148 What's inside the March 2013 issueJan 23, 2013
Science fiction authors and high-tech visionaries dream of a future where humans and computers communicate in ordinary English. A new cloud-based tool brings that future a little closer.more »
Security Lessons – Hash Maps Security with data structuresJan 23, 2013
What do all programs have in common? They store data at some point, usually in arrays – everything from commandline options to the input and output. But how is data actually stored by the program? Kurt explains.more »
- OpenShift for data centers and clouds
- MariaDB non-profit foundation launched
- Fedora 18 to include Mate desktop
- Oracle repository for kernel changes
- NVidia GeForce R310
- Android OS leads the smartphone market
- Microsoft contemplating yearly major release cycle
- HP writes off US$ 8.8 million on Autonomy
- Stallman alleges “surveillance code” in Unity
Security Lessons: Secure Backup Back up your systems securelyDec 19, 2012
Creating backups is one thing, making sure they’re secure is another. We offer some tips for ensuring the process is as painless as possible.more »
IPv6 Penetration Testing Pen testing on IPv6 networks: In Through the Back DoorDec 17, 2012
If you have enabled IPv6 on your network without considering basic security issues, you might have opened up a hole for attackers. In this article, we demonstrate a successful attack on a server via IPv6 and explain how the popular security tools handle IPv6.more »
Tails Secure Distro Amnesiac IncognitoDec 04, 2012
These days, security and privacy issues are increasingly making the news, but where can the average free software user learn more about safer practices? One of the best answers I have found is Tails, a Debian-based distribution that seems as much about teaching users to make informed decisions as about the software itself.more »
Security Lessons: auditd Configuring and using auditdNov 26, 2012
The auditd tool can provide system logging capabilities to satisfy even the most paranoid users.more »
Should you trust an online service to store your online passwords?
New B+ board lets you build cool things without the complication of a powered USB hub.
Redmond rushes in to root out alleged malware haven.
New initiative will bring futuristic virtual reality effects to the web surfing experience.
Dyreza malware launches a man-in-the-middle attack that compromises SSL.
New cloud combines worldwide access with local attention to data security.
A first cousin of the recent Heartbleed attack affects EAP-based wireless and peer-to-peer authentication.
FOSS community acts to protect freedom of choice for laptop devices.
Quintessential open source browser shores up its market share with a step toward the proprietary dark side.
Authorities in 16 countries take action against users of the imfamous BlackShades malware tool.