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OSSEC 2.8 has been released

OSSEC 2.8 has been released

OSSEC 2.8 has been released. OSSEC is a cross-platform host intrusion detection system. Hence it’s also known as OSSEC HIDS. It is Free software released under the GNU General Public License, and features log analysis, file integrity monitoring, rootkit detection and real-time active responses. If you intend to run a server anywhere, this is one of the first applications you […]

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
WebRTC voice and video now available on Firefox Nightly, but…

WebRTC voice and video now available on Firefox Nightly, but…

WebRTC voice and video is now available on Firefox Nightly. That’s the latest news from the Mozilla Foundation and TokBox, the Web communications company that Mozilla Foundation is working with to bring us WebRTC voice and video in my favorite Web browser. To see how this actually works, I decided to download Firefox Nightly and install or run it on […]

May 30, 2014 · 1 comment · News & Announcements
Boot managers and boot devices on a PC with UEFI firmware

Boot managers and boot devices on a PC with UEFI firmware

UEFI firmware technology may have its positive aspects, but it also comes, like everything else, with its not-so positive aspects. It is not-so positive because it was a pain to figure out exactly how it works with OS boot managers and boot devices, especially when attempting to dual-boot multiple OSs on one hard drive, or even on multiple hard drives. […]

May 30, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Is TrueCrypt dead?

Is TrueCrypt dead?

Based on the wording of its license, there was always a question mark surrounding the open source-ness of Truecrypt. But that’s not the topic of this brief article. What prompted me to write this is an article that appeared in the Washington Post suggesting that TrueCrypt may have seen its last days as an (“open source”) software project. TrueCrypt was […]

May 29, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Unassailable encryption algorithm cracked in two hours

Unassailable encryption algorithm cracked in two hours

Unassailable encryption algorithm cracked by EPFL researchers in two hours A protocol based on “discrete logarithms”, deemed as one of the candidates for the Internet’s future security systems, was decrypted by EPFL researchers. Allegedly tamper-proof, it could only stand up to the school machines’ decryption attempts for two hours. Only two hours! That can’t be good, especially when experts in […]

May 22, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
China bans Windows 8 from all govt computers. Any other OS will do

China bans Windows 8 from all govt computers. Any other OS will do

China bans Windows 8 from all government computers. Recommends any other operating system. In a move that it said is designed to “ensure computer security.” the Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from being installed on all government desktop, notebook and tablet computers. And as far as the Chinese government is concerned, any other OS will do. That, people, is […]

May 20, 2014 · 6 comments · News & Announcements