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Mcafee: Hackers Learning from Open Source

  • CIO; By -Robert McMillan, IDG News Service (San Francisco Bureau) (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
Hackers are taking a page from the open-source playbook, using the same techniques that made Linux and Apache successes to improve their malicious software, according to McAfee.
[This is a different take on an earlier article posted here at LXer. - dcparris]

Leading Open-Source, Open-Standard DRM Project OpenIPMP Announces New Version, Boasting Cross-Platform OMA, ISMAcryp, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Support

Open-source project OpenIPMP today announced the release of OpenIPMP v2, a major upgrade to the leading open- source and open-standards based DRM (Digital Rights Management) system originally released in 2002.

[It's a disgrace that Free/Open Source Software users embrace the idea of restricting freedom this way. Some who host their projects on Sourceforge may wish to move them to Savannah. - dcparris]

VistA Video

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: GNU, Linux
Very nicely done video on the Veterans Affairs hospital system VistA system can be foundhere. From the video:"VA is a leader in electronic health records...VHA patients received higher quality care...higher quality of overall, chronic disease and preventive care..."

Xilinx Releases ISE WebPACK 8.2i - FPGA Industry's Only Free Fully Featured Design Suite

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced the immediate availability of the Integrated Software Environment (ISE(TM)) WebPACK(TM) 8.2i release -- the latest version of the company's free* downloadable programmable logic design suite. This new version includes all the features of the 8.2i release of the popular Xilinx ISE Foundation(TM) software with full support for optional embedded, digital signal processing (DSP) and real-time debug design flows. Most notably, ISE WebPACK 8.2i builds on the ISE Fmax Technology with the integration of the Xplorer utility enabling designers to easily explore multiple design rule settings and constraints to improve design performance by 10 percent.

Unmasking Novell's identity plans

  • Reg Developer; By Mary Branscombe (Posted by hkwint on Jul 17, 2006 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Bandit countryIdentity systems such as Higgins and InfoCard give us new ways of storing and exchanging information about users; good news for users and developers.

The other half of the picture is managing and auditing those identities and the roles they correspond to.

Serious Cluster Design and Prototyping

In the article Robert Brown looks at choosing Linux cluster hardware. He is not going to tell you what kind of hardware to buy, but more importantly, how to navigate the ever changing and complex hardware landscape. Cost and benefit are going to be two key words in this article. If you are interested in real cluster HPC, this article is a great place to begin.

Hackers learn from open source

  • PC Advisor; By Robert McMillan (Posted by hkwint on Jul 17, 2006 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Hackers are using techniques popularised by developers of open-source software like Linux to improve their malicious code, a researcher at McAfee has said.

[ - Crackers also like freedom 0 - hkwint ]

Novell Delivers Next-Generation Platform for the Open Enterprise

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is Now Available Worldwide

iWave announces low cost ARM Platform with Linux and Win CE.Net

iWave Systems, a leading embedded Single Board computer provider announces support for Linux for their Atmel ARM9(ATRM9200) Platform. The Indian based design house has wide spectrum of reference platforms based on Atmel/Sharp ARM9, Free Scale Power PC, Intel Xscale etc to address the needs of Educational institutions, Embedded Training Institutes, R&D Institutes, IP service providers, ODMs and OEMs.

Ex-microsoft staffers set up open source directory site

Timid about diving into the oceanic waters of open-source projects? A few former Microsoft employees have launched a website that evaluates open source projects. The site, called Ohloh, is not a reviews site but instead a directory of open source software, its co-founders said.

Red Hat Expands Presence in Bangladesh

Red Hat, the open source solutions provider, announced the growth of its partner network, presence and services to Bangladesh. While the new partners include Base, Thakral, Daffodil, Flora and Technohaven, Red Hat's customers are offered support by key ISVs, software resellers, OEMs, SIs and business partners operating from Bangladesh. The sales, pre-sales and technical support requirements for Bangladesh will be addressed through Red Hat's Kolkata office.

Red Hat Announces Increasing Presence in Bangladesh

Red Hat has announced the growth of its partner network, presence and services in Bangladesh. The company said this enhanced network enables it to continue providing regional support, training and sales activities, in addition to localized solutions for Bangladesh.

Debian update for rssh

Debian has issued an update for rssh. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

Suse leads Linux pack for virtual servers

Novell will today launch Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10, the first commercially-supported version of Linux to include the Xen open-source virtual server technology, presenting firms with a new way to consolidate servers and run multiple applications and operating systems.

Firefox fans offered source code name check

CompilationFirefox fans are being offered the chance of "geek immortality".

Novell to release new Suse Linux version, first since 2004

WALTHAM. Mass. — Novell Inc. will start shipping Release 10 of its Suse Linux today, marking the first full new release of Suse Linux since August 2004, according to the company's president and chief executive officer.

W Africa Developer Roadshow gets rolling

The second-ever Africa developer roadshow, this time in West Africa, will be held in Ghana during August and organisers are looking for developers from across the region to attend. Workshops on the agenda include localisation and further development of the education-in-a-box project.

Free and open source software on agenda of workshops in Addis-Abeba

[Article is in French - dcparris] La capitale de l’Ethiopie, Addis-Abeba, accueille actuellement une série d’ateliers sur les logiciels libres et gratuits destinés aux responsables politiques, aux professionnels de l’information et aux professionnels du développement.

Introducing Fedora Women

  • Mailing list; By Patrick W. Barnes (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Fedora
In an effort to support the women who use and develop Fedora, the Fedora Women program was launched last week. This new program provides a forum for communication between the women of Fedora, and it will eventually offer additional support to the women that help make Fedora what it is.

Vpslink Adds Gentoo Linux to VPS Web Hosting Plans

Virtual Private Server Web hosting provider VPSLink, (, announced that it has added Gentoo Linux to its VPS product line. VPSLink is designed specifically for Linux power users, providing cutting edge technology at ultra-competitive prices.

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