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Why the media loves to exaggerate Linux security problems  25 March 2014 
Source: IT World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
There have been a lot of media reports about Linux security problems recently. ZDNet has taken a stand and pointed out that the problem isn't with Linux, the problem is with certain Linux users and administrators. I'd also argue that the problem is also with certain media outlets who jump on the "linux security stinks!" bandwagon at the earliest opportunity.
 
UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS  25 February 2014 
Source: Hack in the Box - Posted by Dave Wreski   
I've been preaching the gospel of Linux security for decades now, but it's always nice to see proof-positive from an independent organization that Linux is indeed the most secure operating system around.
 
Time to drop unnecessary admin privileges  20 February 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new study shows that CSOs could dramatically lower the risk of malware infection by becoming a lot stingier with the number of company employees given administrator accounts on computers.
 
Out in the Open: Hacker Vows to Instantly Analyze Your Big Data  10 February 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
These days, Hadoop is everywhere. It began as an esoteric data-crunching platform used by vanguard web companies like Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter, and now, less than a decade later, itís a sensation that spans industries. IBM uses Hadoop inside Watson, its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer.
 
Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure  03 February 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
It wasn't designed with security in mind. It was just designed to work. But following disclosures of large-scale spying by the U.S. as well as other nations over the last several years, a variety of companies, including Wickr and Silent Circle, see commercial opportunities in making encrypted messaging products that are easier to use.
 
Should you switch to a supersecure operating system?  08 January 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Qubes, a Linux OS, uses Xen to spawn multiple domains and promises to reduce risk with some extra effort. For most of us, the effort would be better spent elsewhere
 
Why security benefits boost mid-market adoption of virtualization  27 November 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
While virtualization has undoubtedly already found its footing in larger businesses and data centers, the technology is still in the process of catching on in the middle market. But a recent study conducted by a group of Cisco Partner Firms, titled "Virtualization on the Rise," indicates just that: the prevalence of virtualization is continuing to expand and has so far proven to be a success for many small- and medium-sized businesses.
 
Why Hasn't Open Source Taken Over Storage?  01 November 2013 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Open source products have very uneven penetration into the world of business technology. If you look at content management systems or languages, open source rules. But if you look at the market for ERP software or for storage systems, open source hasnít made much of a dent.
 
Take the Exclusive Tour of GitHubís New Hacker Heaven  27 September 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The first thing you see upon arrival at GitHub's brand new San Francisco headquarters is Ryan Tomayko's Macbook Pro. This beat-up old laptop is where Tomayko, one of the company's first engineers, created the "pull request" -- the all-important way of contributing software code (and all sorts of other stuff) to projects housed on the company's web service, a contraption that has redefined the way the world builds things.
 
How To Avoid Getting Your DNS Hacked Like The New York Times  29 August 2013 
Source: Read Write Hack - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When the New York Timesí website fell prey to a high profile hack Tuesday, you may have wondered how a huge, multimillion dollar corporation could get hacked in the first place. From there, it's not that far to another terrifying idea: ďIf the NYT didnít stand a chance, what hope is there for my own website?Ē
 
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