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Archive for October 2008

Linux powered mini-machines for Macs

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Mac users might less vulnerable to Internet security threats than those who take the Windows route to computing nirvana, but ‘less’ is not the same as ‘not at all’ and that’s why the world’s first miniature hardware Internet security devices for the Mac have been announced today with a little help from Linux.

Source: iTWire

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Written by syazli7

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 at 22:32:54 +0800

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HITBSecConf2008 Malaysia – 11 days left till online registration closed

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HITB Security Conference 2008 – Malaysia. The 6th to be held in Malaysia in the Hack In The Box deep knowledge security conference series presents you triple track security conference with the introduction of  a new track, “HITB Labs”, 4 tracks of hands-on technical training sessions, 4 keynote speakers, CTF live-hacking competition and several other programmes that are open to public.

The HITBSecConf2008 – Malaysia features Lock Picking Village to be conducted by The Open Organization of Lockpickers (TOOOL) USA, Wireless Village of 802.11, RFID, Bluetooth similar to the one in DEFCON. There will be also the Open Hack competition of the latest line of MacBook and the exploits are to be auctioned by WabiSabiLabi, the exploit marketplace.

One of the keynotes is the first-ever presentation by The Pirate Bay founders, Peter Sunde [brokep] and Fredrik Neij [TiAMO] and it is to be broadcasted live for the IDG Sweden network of sites. The HITBSecConf2008 – Malaysia training tracks and security conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara, Kuala Lumpur from the 27th to 30th of October 2008. Registration price is at RM 899 before online registration closes which then be elevated RM 1099. Students will enjoy discounted price of RM 250 which you need to have proof of your academic status upon check in on-site.

REGISTER NOW :http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2008kl/register

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Written by syazli7

Sun, 12 Oct 2008 at 17:52:52 +0800

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Hackers Use Nvidia Graphics Card to Smash WPA2 10,000 Percent Faster

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Global Secure Systems has said that a Russian’s firm’s use of the latest NVidia graphics cards to accelerate WiFi ‘password recovery’ times by up to an astonishing 10,000 per cent proves that WiFi’s WPA and WPA2 encryption systems are no longer enough to protect wireless data.

David Hobson, managing director of GSS, claimed that companies can no longer view standards-based WiFi transmission as sufficiently secure against eavesdropping to be used with impunity. He also said that the use of VPNs is arguably now mandatory for companies wanting to comply with the Data Protection Act.

He said: “This breakthrough in brute force decryption of WiFi signals by Elcomsoft confirms our observations that firms can no longer rely on standards-based security to protect their data. As a result, we now advise clients using WiFi in their offices to move on up to a VPN encryption system as well.

Source: SC Magazine (UK)

Written by syazli7

Sun, 12 Oct 2008 at 16:52:06 +0800

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Pentagon: Open source good to go

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Military IT folks wondering if their use of Apache, Perl, Linux and other open source software is copacetic with the brass will soon get some answers from the Defense Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. The office is preparing a memorandum that further clarifies how open source may be procured and used within the services. The memo should answer many lingering questions still surrounding the open source, said Daniel Risacher, the data strategy leader for the Office of Secretary of Defense who is drafting the memo. The draft may point out some potential benefits as well.

Source: Government Computer News

Written by syazli7

Sat, 11 Oct 2008 at 20:54:10 +0800

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Streaming video from Linux-Kongress

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Linux Pro Magazine will be streaming live video of the Linux-Kongress keynotes. You can see James Bottomley’s “What is the value of Open Source”, LWN Executive Editor Jonathan Corbet’s “Kernel Report”, or Dirk Hohndel’s presentation on Mobile Linux. Linux-Kongress is being held October 7-10 in Hamburg, Germany. See the web site for the schedule.

Source: LWN

Written by syazli7

Thu, 9 Oct 2008 at 10:46:45 +0800

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LinuxWorld Expands To OpenSource World Conference & Expo

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IDG World Expo announced the launch of OpenSource World(TM) Conference & Expo. OpenSource World will include the key features of LinuxWorld(R), but will offer a strong focus on supporting and enlarging not only the Linux market, but the overarching open source technology umbrella. OpenSource World is scheduled to take place August 10-13, 2009, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Source: MarketWatch

Written by syazli7

Wed, 8 Oct 2008 at 11:03:26 +0800

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UK Government gives £1 billion to log every E-mail and SMS

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Known as the Interception Modernisation Programme, the scheme would enable GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 personnel, and also police, to access complete information on every text, email and visit to a website made in this country.

Source: Digg Security

Written by syazli7

Tue, 7 Oct 2008 at 09:09:33 +0800

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