Linux Foundation Shuts More Web Sites After Discovering Compromise

by Administrator 29. September 2011 18:43
The ripple effects of an August attack on the website kernel.org washed up on the Linux Foundation last week, forcing the group to take down its Web site and warn users that their account information may have been compromised. A message posted on the Foundation's Web site, linux.com,  over the weekend said the Linux Foundation online infrastructure, including Linux.com and LinuxFoundation.org and subdomains are down for maintenance following a breach discovered on September 8. The Foundation said breach was believed to be connected to the intrusion at kernel.org. "We are in the process of restoring services in a secure manner as quickly as possible," the Foundation said. Users we... [More]

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DHS Thinks Some SCADA Problems Are Too Big To Call "Bug"

by Administrator 29. September 2011 18:42
The Stuxnet worm may be the most famous piece of malicious software ever written. When it was first detected, a little over a year ago, the worm sounded a warning to nations around the world that critical infrastructure systems were potential targets of attack for foreign governments and cyber criminal organizations alike. But with the anniversary of the Stuxnet worm's discovery just past, the Department of Homeland Security admits that it is now reevaluating whether it makes sense to warn the public about all of the security failings of industrial control system (ICS) and SCADA software.  Changes in the way DHS warns the public and the vendor community about security issues in IC... [More]

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Hosting Provider InMotion Hacked, Thousands of Sites Affected

by Administrator 29. September 2011 18:37
InMotion, a large hosting provider based in California, was compromised in recent days and the attackers were able to replace the index files of thousands of sites, defacing them and in some cases making it difficult for site owners to recover and reload their sites. The attack occurred on Sunday and the company posted a notice on its site about the incident, but many users posting on the company's forums complained that they were never notified about the attack by InMotion. Some of them said that they only learned that their sites had been defaced when a customer or other third party informed them about it. In a message posted on the company's support forum, InMotion's president said that... [More]

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Cloud Security Needs Continuous Monitoring to Reassure Enterprises, Panel Says

by Administrator 29. September 2011 18:21
  SAN FRANCISCO--A panel of cloud providers and enterprise security professionals said that in order to make enterprise security teams feel more comfortable giving up their data, cloud providers need to be more transparent and open about the security measures and processes they have in place to protect that data. Those assurances , they said, need to go beyond the current point-in-time assessments and move to more meaningful continuous monitoring processes. Cloud computing is continuing to gain ground in enterprises in many industries, as well as with smaller businesses that are eager to save money and off-load some of their work load to providers who may have more security expertise ... [More]

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Windows Server 8: The Ultimate Cloud OS?

by Administrator 16. September 2011 19:11
Summary: While Windows Client is getting all of the attention at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, a powerful Cloud enabled operating system waits patiently in the wings with Server 8. Since last Thursday, I was ordered under strict nondisclosure to keep my mouth shut. And that was really hard for me to do because I could barely contain my enthusiasm for what is probably the most significant server operating system release that Microsoft has ever planned to roll out. Nothing from Microsoft, and I mean literally nothing has ever been this ambitious or has tried to achieve so much in a single server product release since Windows 2000, when Active Directory was first introduced... [More]

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Could Facebook really make HP's webOS work?

by Administrator 16. September 2011 19:09
Summary: It’s debatable whether webOS’s third owner—potentially Facebook after HP and Palm—would be the charm for the orphaned mobile operating system. HP is trying to sell its webOS and Facebook may be one of the few viable buyers, according to one analysts. The bigger question is whether Facebook can take a slick mobile operating system and make a big mobile move. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek made the argument that Facebook could buy HP’s webOS. The rationale goes like this: Mobile media is integrated. Google has Android in a vertical stack that now includes hardware via the Motorola Mobility acquisition. Apple has its iOS integration with the i... [More]

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Windows 8 distribution takes a page from Linux

by Administrator 15. September 2011 19:06
Summary: For the first time, Microsoft has made an early version of a major operating system available to everyone and anyone, and I wonder where they got that idea… Hmmm, Linux maybe? You, yes you, can now download a copy of Windows 8. This marks the first time that Microsoft has released a pre-beta version of one of their flagship programs to the general public. I wonder where they got that idea. Could it be from Linux? After all Linux distributions has been making early versions available to the public since Linux started 20-years ago. The Windows 8 Developer Preview alpha build, was released shortly after 8 PM Eastern on Tuesday, September 13th. The last time, debuted a... [More]

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Microsoft's Windows Server 8: Taking the cloud to the operating system

by Administrator 15. September 2011 19:03
Summary: Microsoft is making available to testers preview versions of its Windows Server 8, Visual Studio 2012 tool suite and other new toolkits this week at the Build developers conference. On the second day of its Build developers conference, Microsoft is making available to testers a developer preview of Windows Server 8, the complement to its Windows 8 client. The server bits went live last night, September 13 on MSDN. Microsoft also is making available this week a developer preview of “Visual Studio 11″ (the product likely to be named Visual Studio 2012 when it is released), as well as its Team Foundation Service hosted on Windows Azure. There are more than 300... [More]

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Windows 8 unveiled

by Administrator 15. September 2011 18:25
Summary: This morning, Microsoft officially took the wraps off of Windows 8, unveiling its radically revised new operating system in front af an audience of software developers. I had a chance to get my hands on the new system (literally) last night. Here’s what you can look forward to. If you think you know what to expect from Windows 8, just wait till you get your hands on it. I stayed up far too late last night, experimenting with the developer preview build that Microsoft will show off to the public for the first time today. I wanted to get a good night’s sleep, but I literally couldn’t keep my hands off the sleek Windows 8-powered tablet that I have on loan f... [More]

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HP closing down its PC business who is gaining now?

by Administrator 10. September 2011 18:21
HP the world’s top PC maker has decided to exit its PC or PSG ( Personal Systems Group) business and concentrate more on enterprise market which leaves HP following the same footsteps of big blue IBM which sold of its PC business to Lenovo in 2004.HP has also decided to close down its much hyped tablet based on Web OS (Linux based) platform initially owned by Palm officially declaring the end of war with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform.HP ‘s exit from PC business is just another indicator that PC’S might be seeing the end very soon and giving way more to handhelds like tablets and mobile phones. Brian Levy, CTO HP Communications & Media, t... [More]

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