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5 Big Improvements in Wireshark

Nmap was not the only popular open source network security tool to receive a recent upgrade. Wireshark 2.0.0 , an open source tool used for network sniffing and packet analy...

Using Hadoop to Reduce Security Risks

By Ted Dunning, MapR TechnologiesData has become too large to analyze with traditional tools, so companies are upping their security game by moving away from traditional app...

5 Free Tools for Compliance Management

Many organizations must comply with regulations such as HIPAA, and the numbers are growing, fueled by constantly evolving legislation that creates new rules, requirements and auditin...

Why All Linux (Security) Bugs Aren’t Shallow

In 2014 the open source community faced more security challenges than it has at any other point in recent memory. The Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL project and She...

The Trouble with Tor

For over a decade, people all over the world have used Tor (formerly known as the Onion Router) to protect their privacy. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory developed the system using open source te...

VeraCrypt a Worthy TrueCrypt Alternative

When the TrueCrypt encryption software project was abandoned two years ago, it left many folks looking for an open source encryption system. VeraCrypt appeared on the scene as a TrueCrypt alternativ...

An Open Source Solution to Shellshock

The Shellshock vulnerability in the Bash (Bourne Again Shell), first reported last week, has been fueling thousands of attacks against Web servers around the world ever sinc...

TrueCrypt Getting a New Life

When the developers of TrueCrypt delivered the bombshell that they were abandoning their popular open source encryption program, it left many organizations in a hugely diffi...

Are TrueCrypt Users Screwed?

The anonymous developers of the free and hugely popular TrueCrypt disk encryption program dropped a bombshell at the end of May when they abruptly abandoned the project.The ...

Can You Completely Secure Linux?

BOSTON: How does Red Hat go about building and developing a secure Linux operating system? That question was asked and answered at the Red Hat Summit this week by Josh Bress...

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