Security

A “Grey Hat” Guide for Security Researchers

The following is a verbatim reproduction of Jennifer Granick's original post In counseling computer security researchers, I have found the law to be a real obstacle to solving vulnerabilities. The muddy nature of the laws that regulate computers and code, coupled with a series of abusive lawsuits, gives researchers real reason to worry that they might be sued if they publish their research or go straight to the affected vendor. ...
VoIP hacking applications

Building a Fedora-Based VoIP Server

There are not a whole lot of active Linux or BSD-based Telephony/IP-PBX distros, but the few we have are quite good and easy to setup and configure. Of the four that we have profiled on this site, only AskoziaPBX is based on a BSD (FreeBSD) distro. The others - trixbox, Elastix, and AsteriskNOW - are all Linux-based. Whether Linux or BSD-based, the key application that makes them what they are is Asterisk. ...
Network Manager

NetworkManager: Secret weapon for the Linux road warrior

NetworkManager is one of those "must-have" and "must-be-installed-by-default" applications that I like to see running on any Linux or BSD desktop distro. The nm-applet, NetworkManager's client application, is a Gnome desktop tool, and it is installed by default on the latest Gnome desktops. Similar applets exist for the K Desktop Environment - KDE, but none is as feature-rich as Gnome's nm-applet. Kyle Gonzales has written a detailed article about NetworkManager and nm-applet in Redhat Magazine. ...