Seagate Promises Firmware Update for Barracuda Drives

Jan 21, 2009

In the past weeks, Seagate hard drive users have been experiencing failures with their Barracuda drives. Seagate responded with updates, then with a recall, and now promises a resolution.

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Advisory Check 2.20 with More Feeds and HP-UX

Jan 15, 2009

Advisory Check (advchk), a small tool for monitoring installed software security, is now available in version 2.20. It has extended its source feeds and is now supported on HP-UX.

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Tor Software Down to Zero Bugs

Jan 13, 2009

The Tor Project announces that it has removed all bugs that Coverity Scan had found in its software.

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25C3: Severe Vulnerabilities in SSL and SSH

Jan 02, 2009

The last day of the four-day 25C3 congress in Berlin ended with an edge of suspense. In keeping with the theme of the congress, speakers had "nothing to hide" about well-known and new vulnerabilities in two of the most important Internet security protocols, SSH and SSL.

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Security Lessons Why complexity is bad and open source is good

Dec 31, 2008

When a test kernel starts wrecking network cards, the community gets busy.

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25C3: Dan Kaminsky Invokes DNSSEC

Dec 30, 2008

Dan Kaminsky, front man of the DNS attacks band the middle of 2008, has delivered a retrospective at the 25th annual Chaos Communication Congress (25C3) on the background and process of DNS vulnerability. But he also set his sights on the future. And outside-the-box thinker Dan J. Bernstein also had a thing or two to say.

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25c3 Nothing To Hide: Chaos Communication Congress in Germany

Dec 29, 2008

The Germany based Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has opened its traditional annual conference in Berlin, Germany, again this year. After a year of breakdowns in data security, the hacker organization is calling for a number of new protective measures.

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Sixth Debian Update Improves Etch Security

Dec 22, 2008

The Debian Project has released a sixth update for the current stable version of Gnu/Linux 4.0, codenamed Etch.

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