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IT Management Linux News for Jul 23, 2009

  • SSL Flaw by (Browser) Design? (Jul 23, 2009, 15:02)
    Join the Revolution!: "A while ago, the two security "white hats" Alexander Sotirov and Mike Zusman announced that they are going to publish a tool for exploiting EV SSL secured sites at the Black Hat Security Conference at the end of this month."

  • A New Voice for Open Source in Government (Jul 23, 2009, 10:32)
    The Standards Blog: "I'm pleased to report this morning on the formation of a new advocacy group for the use of free and open source software in the U.S. Government."

  • Microsoft, Red Hat Renew Linux Patent Spat (Jul 23, 2009, 09:02)
    Netstat -vat: "Microsoft made waves this week with its GPLv2 contribution of virtualization code. On the other side of the coin, Microsoft continues to take issue with open source vendors over patents."

  • How To Defend slowloris DDoS With mod_qos (Apache2 On Debian [Lenny]) (Jul 23, 2009, 06:02)
    Howtoforge: "Slowloris is designed so that a single machine (probably a Linux/UNIX machine since Windows appears to limit how many sockets you can have open at any given time) can easily tie up a typical web server or proxy server by locking up all of it's threads as they patiently wait for more data."

  • 10 outstanding Linux backup utilities (Jul 23, 2009, 04:32)
    10 Things: " Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform."