Psyb0t Attacks Linux Routers

Mar 24, 2009

A botnet named psyb0t has been nesting for a few months in consumer devices that run on Linux with MIPS CPUs, notably routers. Infested devices connect through a botnet over a private Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server to await commands.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Arrives

Mar 24, 2009

Novell announced today that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is officially out in version 11. The SLES extensions for Mono and the desktop version SLED 11 should also concurrently hit the market. A high-availability extension is to follow.

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Charly's Column The sys admin’s daily grind: PWGen

Mar 24, 2009

Easy to remember but still safe – this is the classic conflict when it comes to choosing a password. The PWGen tool offers a sensible compromise.

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Kernel 2.6.29 Arrives: Btrfs, Fastboot, WiMAX and Mode Setting

Mar 24, 2009

Kernel 2.6.29 has arrived and brings with it a string of new features. We're presenting some of them and describe what to make of them.

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Insecure Candidates: Chrome Wins Hacking Contest

Mar 23, 2009

At the CanSecWest Vancouver 2009 conference's PWN2OWN hacker's competition the Safari, Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox browsers were successfully hacked to run code on their systems. The Chrome browser was recognized as being the least impacted by the hackers.

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CeBIT 2009: Watch Talks on Video for Free

Mar 21, 2009

The talks with the presentation slides from CeBIT Open Source 2009 are online now - watch more than fifty experts giving lectures for free.

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New Kernel Firewall Nftables to Succeed Netfilter

Mar 20, 2009

The Netfilter team has long been mulling over rework of firewall code in the Linux kernel. Now team lead Patrick McHardy ends months of work by announcing nftables.

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WebhostingDay 2009 and IPv6: "Spread the Love"

Mar 19, 2009

Rackspot, a spinoff of the Portuguese Internet service provider NFSI, is making a plea for IPv6 to participants at the WebhostingDay 2009 (WHD09) currently happening at Phantasialand in Bruehl near Cologne, Germany

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