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Security advances not keeping pace with technology  19 September 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: NetworkWorld - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Latest News Trying to lock down your company's applications and protect your systems from attack? If so, security scanners and source-code analysis tools are not up to the job -- despite vendor claims to the contrary. "There's an awful lot of marketing spiel, people introducing technology tools that are sold as silver bullets," said Mark Curphey, vice president of professional services at McAfee's Foundstone division, in an interview. "The reality is, in a large enterprise, those things generally don't work."

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Security measures seen doing more harm than good  18 September 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Latest News Many of the security measures put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York are doing more harm than good, said two speakers scheduled to present at the Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITB) this week. The effect of many security measures put in place by governments after Sept. 11 has been to strengthen control over their citizens and erode democratic freedoms, said Roberto Preatoni, a security consultant who works in Italy. "The Internet allows you to do more effective things regarding controlling the population," he said.

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What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit Linux  13 September 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Linux.com - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Latest News So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, or stick with comfortable, tried-and-true IA-32. If you are seeking an easy answer to that question, I can't help you. Running 64-bit Linux has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, a lot of the cons are out of your hands -- but they're not really Linux's fault, either.

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Swiss developers start rolling Your Own Linux Distribution  25 August 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Linux.com - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Latest News Ark Linux project developers operate on a "no-frills" policy when it comes to deciding what features will be included in their distribution. They strive to provide only the tools necessary for a typical desktop user, creating a lean, mean Linux. When some users came asking for more features, rather than violate their policy of simplicity, the developers launched a completely new company called YOLD (Your Own Linux Distribution).

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IBM to pay $1.3B for security provider  23 August 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: FCW.com - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Latest News IBM announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Internet Security Systems (ISS), a publicly traded Internet security provider based in Atlanta.

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