Displaying items by tag: Russell Coker

A number of sites with Australian domain names did not resolve correctly on Tuesday afternoon, giving rise to speculation that a move by auDA, the domain administrator, to offer a new .au domain was the cause.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 10 September 2021 08:23

Paragon NTFS driver included in Linux 5.15 release

Paragon Software's NTFS driver has been included in the 5.15 release of the Linux kernel, bringing reliable read and write functionality for this filesystem to the kernel.

Published in Open Source

The Bureau of Meteorology has started blocking the text browsers lynx and w3m from accessing its website, preventing many sight-impaired readers from using the site.

Published in Climate

Avoiding processors that suffer from the Spectre vulnerability will, in some cases, mean that one has to buy a new CPU, a senior Linux systems administrator says.

Published in Security

The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

Published in Open Sauce

Two decades ago, I took on a task that had been about two years in the planning: changing operating systems from Windows to Linux.

Published in Open Sauce

Websites can be denied renewal of the certificates that ensure they are secure due to false positives, if Google lists such sites as not being safe for browsing. Visitors could be denied entry if they visit the site using Chrome or a browser built using the Chrome codebase, a Melbourne developer says.

Published in Security

Microsoft will drop support for Transport Layer Security versions 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365 at the end of October, the company has announced, saying the change will provide the best-in-class encryption.

Published in Security

Intel has revealed details of yet another vulnerability in its Core-based processor line, an information leak caused by speculative execution that affects operating systems which use lazy FPU context switching.

Published in Security

A Linux kernel module that is claimed to protect a system by comparing hashes which are calculated from the most important kernel region/sections/structures with the internal database hashes has been developed but it seems unlikely that it will be incorporated into the mainstream kernel.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:06

WPA2 flaw's worst impact on Android, Linux devices

The flaw in the WPA2 wireless protocol revealed recently has a critical impact on Android phones running version 6.0 of the mobile operating system and Linux devices, a security researcher says.

Published in Security

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has been interviewed by many tech and other publications recently since his book, Hit Refresh, was published. Yet all have failed to ask him a single question about the biggest problem that Microsoft has caused for individual consumers and businesses alike: ransomware.

Published in Open Sauce

Melbourne-based developer Russell Coker has turned down a chance to explore employment in New York City, following the events in the US since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Published in Recruitment

Linux Australia has predictably chosen to take the safe option in the case of well-known privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum who has been chucked out of various free software projects and associations after sexual misconduct charges were levelled at him.

Published in Open Source

The Debian GNU/Linux project says that former Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum is no longer welcome at its events, after charges of sexual misconduct were levelled against him.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 12 January 2012 10:08

Journald: just a reinvention of the wheel?

Two months back, Red Hat developers Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers proposed a fundamental change to the structure of Linux in the shape of the Journal daemon, meant to replace the venerable syslog.

Published in Open Sauce

A long-time member of the FOSS community believes that men need to do much more about increasing the participation of women in the community and improving their experience of being part of the community.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 23 February 2009 20:23

Red Hat deal: when will we know more?

The agreement that Red Hat and Microsoft signed last week is something like a royal wedding - we all like the idea but we'd like to know a bit more about the demands made by the bride.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 16 January 2009 05:22

LCA 2009: Making Linux more secure

Russell Coker is not a man who sleeps with his computers. But he does come pretty close - two servers are positioned in a little cabinet in his bedroom, one being his server and the other his Security Enhanced Linux "play machine."
Published in Open Sauce




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