Issue #77 / Apr 2007
Cover Theme: Detecting Intruders
DVD: Knoppix 5.1.1
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COVER STORY: Detecting Intruders IntroLooking for signs of a network attack
If you think your systems are too obscure for an attacker to worry about, think again. Today’s intruders are happy for any victim.
COVER STORY: BackdoorsTechniques for building a hidden backdoor
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.
COVER STORY: IsofLooking for intruders with lsof
Track down and expose intruders with the versatile admin tool lsof.
COVER STORY: iWatchMonitoring directories with iWatch
Why wait for cron? iWatch monitors critical files and directories in realtime. This handy Perl script then notifies the user or runs a configurable command when change occurs.
COVER STORY: BackTrackLooking for security holes with BackTrack
The BackTrack live distribution lets you act like an intruder to test your network’s security.
REVIEWS: BooksMastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition See MIPS Run: Linux, Second Edition...
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Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.