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What Iíve learned from (nearly!) a year of open source  18 July 2011 
Source: SecurityNinja - Posted by Alex   
As the days count down until I jet off to Las Vegas and release v2.0 of Agnitio Iíve been thinking about the past year and the lessons/things Iíve learned since I first released Agnitio Ė my first open source project.
 
Linux: Secure as a brick  18 July 2011 
Source: Sys-Con - Posted by Dave Wreski   
People who are familiar with me know that there are two things Iím not forgiving about. The first is backups, the second is security.
 
Storing passwords in uncrackable form  21 June 2011 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
News about intrusions into the servers of online stores, games vendors and other internet services can now be read on an almost daily basis. Often, the intruders obtain customers' login data including their passwords. As many people use the same password in multiple places, criminals can use the passwords to obtain unauthorised access to further services.
 
Is Linux Really More Secure than Windows?  15 May 2011 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Common wisdom has held for years that Linux is superior to Windows when it comes to security issues. But now that open source is growing in popularity both on the consumer side (think Android phones) and the enterprise side (Linux runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world, for example, according to Wikipedia), it's time to push past the adage and look again at the whole "which is safer" issue.
 
The Linux vs. Windows Security Mystery  13 May 2011 
Source: Tech News World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
"NSA recommending Vista for home security is merely a reflection of the reality of monopoly in the retail space," said blogger Robert Pogson. "In the USA probably as few as 2 to 3 percent of users use GNU/Linux, so a recommendation is almost useless." Those who are serious about security "are already aware of SELinux, a product of the NSA. The NSA is merely recommending that folks move on from XP, a poor OS poorly supported by M$."
 
What the Sony PlayStation Network Attack Can Teach Us About Database Security  12 May 2011 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
Sonyís PlayStation Network was breached between April 17 and April 19 and was taken offline by Sony on April 20. At the time of this writing, the service is still not available and it might not be available until the end of May. Much speculation has ensued on what has actually happened and the information released by Sony does not always match up with what is published elsewhere in print or on the Internet.
 
Windows Vista for Better Security? I Don't Think So.  10 May 2011 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The National Security Agency (NSA) recently published a report, "Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure" (PDF) in which it makes numerous recommendations designed to help home computer users avoid malware and other common problems.
 
Survey: Insider data breach more common than you may think  20 April 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Last issue we talked about the recent survey of IT managers concerning risk management in their enterprises conducted for Courion. Today we'll look at another recent survey which included IT managers -- and more.
 
A hardened approach to system security  18 April 2011 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Primarily a Windows article, but good general security ideas as well. "Glenn Phillips, president of Pelham, Ala.-based Fortť, says that the dedicated Windows workstations his company sells to hospital emergency room administrators must not only be secure, but absolutely tamperproof as well. After all, lives depend on the machines' flawless operation."
 
Back up your data before April Fools' Day  01 April 2011 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Hello, world! Today it's your Backup Day. World Backup Day is a new idea promoted by a small team of Redditors, and it's a good idea. You can never be too careful when it comes to backing up.
 
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