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WordPress Under Attack Again
(Jul 25, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The open-source WordPress blog and content management system (CMS) software is widely deployed and is increasingly being targeted by attackers too.

Homeland Security gets into software security
(Jul 25, 2014, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ZDnet: It sounds unlikely, but the Homeland Security Agency is now providing an online, open-source code-testing suite with the unlikely name of SWAMP.

Tails Linux Still at Risk Despite Security Fixes
(Jul 25, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Researchers aim to prove a point "that no software is infallible" by finding bugs in a privacy Linux distribution favored by Edward Snowden.

Nginx Plus r4 Improves Web Server Security
(Jul 24, 2014, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The new release of the commercially supported open-source Web server locks down SSL security.

Building a better Internet, one Tor relay at a time
(Jul 24, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Parabing: We are going to demonstrate how one can make a small but extremely significant contribution towards an Internet where anonymity is an everyday practical option and not an elusive goal.

Catbird 6.0 Provides OpenStack Cloud Security Policy Automation
(Jul 23, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

 The VAR Guy: Catbird 6.0 enhances the security of OpenStack private and hybrid clouds through automated security policies, providing compliance assurance for enterprises.

Project fosters free, open, secure, public hotspots
(Jul 23, 2014, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 LinuxGizmos: The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has released an experimental hacker alpha version of a proposed new open source wireless router stack that supports secure, shareable WiFi networks

The world's most secure OS may have a serious problem
(Jul 23, 2014, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

The Verge: The Tails operating system is one of the most trusted platforms in cryptography, favored by Edward Snowden and booted up more than 11,000 times per day in May.

Firefox 31 Brings Developer Tools and Security Fixes
(Jul 22, 2014, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Firefox 31 is now generally available, providing users of Mozilla's open-source web browser with multiple patches to improve security. For developers, the new release also provides new tools to help accelerate web application development

Dumping an open source Honeypot on Rachel: FTC reloads on liquidating robocallers
(Jul 20, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

NetworkWorld: FTC sets rules for second robocall challenge at DEF CON

Google Chrome 36 Brings Web Components to the Browser
(Jul 17, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Google is out with a new version of its Chrome web browser, providing users with new features and security fixes for over two dozen vulnerabilities.

Are TrueCrypt Users Screwed?
(Jul 16, 2014, 23:00) (1 talkbacks)

 eSecurityPlanet: When developers of the TrueCrypt disk encryption program warned the open source project was insecure, it left users hanging.

How to use public PCs safely with Linux
(Jul 16, 2014, 14:00) (7 talkbacks)

ZDnet: Public PCs aren't safe, so what's a PC user to do? Carry a Linux distribution on a USB stick in their backpocket of course!

Understanding Linux Security : /etc/passwd & /etc/shadow file
(Jul 09, 2014, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

 NextStep4IT: No system is complete without some form of security.

How to set up two-factor authentication for SSH login on Linux
(Jul 09, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: With many high-profile password leaks nowadays, there is a lot of buzz in the industry on "multi-factor" authentication.

Open source tool could sniff out most heavily censored websites
(Jul 08, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 NetworkWorld: Georgia Tech researchers are seeking the assistance of website operators to help better understand which sites are being censored and then figure out how to get around such restricted access by examining the data collected.

Manage two factor authentication in your serverfarm with privacyIDEA easily
(Jul 05, 2014, 18:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: privacyIDEA is a modular solution for two factor authentication especially with OTP tokens.

How Card.com Is Securing Itself and Its Users With Open Source
(Jul 05, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Finding and fixing bugs is a lot easier when the bug-finding process is crowdsourced and the underlying technology is open source.

NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance
(Jul 04, 2014, 22:00) (5 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: DasErste.de has published the relevant XKEYSCORE source code, and if you look closely at the rule definitions, you will see linuxjournal.com/content/linux* listed alongside Tails and Tor.

PHP Fixes OpenSSL Flaws in New Releases
(Jul 04, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

ThreatPost: The PHP Group has released new versions of the popular scripting language that fix a number of bugs, including two in OpenSSL.

How to Use Parental Controls on Ubuntu Linux
(Jul 03, 2014, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

TechSource: A quick way to block particular site(s) on your Ubuntu desktops is by making changes to the 'hosts' file.

Netflix open sources its Amazon cloud security enforcer
(Jul 03, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

NetworkWorld: Security Monkey keeps Netflix’s cloud safe, and can do the same for yours.

What the Blackphone Means for Mobile Security
(Jul 02, 2014, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The new secure Android phone has arrived, but what does it say about Android itself and what can security-conscious individuals do to get the same security today?

Get OpenVPN up and running, enjoy your privacy
(Jun 30, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Parabing: We are fanatic supporters of privacy.

freeOTP — an open source solution for authentication soft tokens
(Jun 29, 2014, 18:00) (0 talkbacks)

Fedora Magazine: freeOTP is a soft token authenticator that can be used for two-factor authentication,

kSar sar grapher: A Graphical interface for sysstat sar data
(Jun 28, 2014, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

 blacmoreops: sysstat sar provides command line based monitoring data.

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