Communication in the Post-PRISM World PRISM Break: Part 1Aug 12, 2013
Linux users didn’t need the recent NSA eavesdropping scandal to convince them that securing communication was a good idea. For years, free software developers have been creating secure tools that offer similar functionalities to all of those popular but very leaky services with ridiculous names.more »
Security Lessons: GlusterFS Secure storage with GlusterFSJul 02, 2013
You can create distributed, replicated, and high-performance storage systems using GlusterFS and some inexpensive hardware. Kurt explains.more »
Security Lessons: Signing Code Insecure updates are the rule, not the exceptionMay 31, 2013
Kurt looks at the practice of code signing and examines why so few upstream open source projects actually do it.more »
Stopping Drive-By Attacks Tools to prevent drive-by attacksMay 31, 2013
You won't find a perfect solution to the growing problem of drive-by attacks, but many tools are available to help you keep malicious code off your network.more »
- US gov embraces open data
- Apache Cdorked.A exploit discovered
- News Bites
New Intel CEO
- FSF scolds W3C
- Torvalds releases Kernel 3.9
- Xen new LF collaboration project
- Debian 7.0“wheezy” debuts
- Windows XP most likely to be victim of attack.
Security Lessons – Ruby Tools Ruby, Rails, and Gems developer toolsApr 30, 2013
Great tools and resources are available to help you write secure Ruby on Rails code. Kurt examines some tools and offers some tips.more »
Security Lessons – XML Security It’s time to take XML out back and shoot itMar 15, 2013
XML security problems are numerous, but you can take steps to limit your exposure – or you can use a different standard.more »
Kernel Rootkit Tricks The Spy WithinMar 11, 2013
Rootkits allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. We describe the tricks intruders use to gain access to the Linux kernel and provide guidelines on hardening the kernel against such attacks.more »
The bug was introduced back in 2009 and has been lurking around all this time.
The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.
Lives on as a community project
Five new systems join Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition that come with Ubuntu pre-installed.
The Skype Linux client now has almost the same capabilities that it enjoys on other platforms.
At CeBIT 2017, OpenStack Day will offer a wide range of lectures and discussions.
A major setback for the Linux desktop.
Improved support for GPU in virtualization.
News site for the openSUSE community falls victim to a Wordpress exploit.
The source code is available online.