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Displaying items by tag: UNIX

Friday, 14 June 2019 07:46

Mail servers running Exim come under attack

Mail servers running the Exim mail transport agent are being exploited, with the attackers using a vulnerability disclosed a few days ago to run arbitrary commands as root, a security practitioner has warned.

Published in Security

Researchers at Slovakian security outfit ESET say they have found a sophisticated backdoor used by the well-known group Turla, which has also been called Snake.

Published in Security

ReactOS, a free and open source operating system on which one can run Windows applications, has released version 0.4.2, within three months of its previous release.

Published in Open Source

The OpenBSD project has marked two decades since commits were first made to the source tree with the release of version 5.8 - and four songs to mark the release, three inspired by the Beatles.

Published in Open Source
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Monday, 31 August 2015 10:51

Systemd's latest conquest: the 'su' command

In what appears to be a relentless march to absorb more and more of a Linux/UNIX system, systemd, touted as an init system, has now incorporated the su command.

Published in Open Sauce

For years now, Linux has been all the rage. But in recent times, there have been murmurings among some veterans — long-time users — after the introduction of systemd, the init system that seems to overstep its boundaries.

Published in Open Source

After lying dormant for nearly five years, the case which SCO filed against IBM back in 2003 is back on the docket of the US federal court in Utah.

Published in Open Source

Richard Matthew Stallman is a stubborn man. And it is this trait of his above all else that has spawned the wonderful world of free and open source software, a world that was barely hinted at when he wrote the first document about his intentions.

Published in Open Sauce

Launch Recruitment’s Rebecca Wallace has a message for ICT professionals in the market for a job – “stay abreast of what’s going on in the IT market and keep your skills updated.”

Published in Recruitment

CA Technologies' Project Oolong - a plan to provide unified data protection across conventional disk backup right through to high availability failover for servers - has become a reality with the arrival of CA arcserve Unified Data Protection.

Published in Business Software
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:21

RIM merges phone and tablet operating systems

Research In Motion has unveiled a new platform for BlackBerry devices, BlackBerry BBX, claiming that it takes the best of the BlackBerry platform and the best of the QNX platform that underpins its Playbook tablet.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 15:57

HP unwraps new cloud programs and products

 

HP is trying to make it cheaper and easier for its customers to move into public or private clouds. Financing and services are at the heart of the announcements.

 

Published in Cloud Computing
Friday, 14 October 2011 09:17

Computing pioneer Dennis Ritchie dead at 70

One of the truly great programmers of the last century and a man who maintained that simplicity was the best way to tackle the task has died.

Published in Enterprise Staff
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:46

Intego brings malware scanning to iOS

Security software vendor Intego has released a malware scanner for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 24 January 2011 13:06

Micro Focus adds Java, Azure to platform list

Micro Focus's COBOL development software can now be used to create code for the Java Virtual Machine or Windows Azure as well as the previously supported platforms.

Thursday, 25 November 2010 10:28

Novell says UNIX IP not sold

Novell has announced that its intellectual property pertaining to UNIX remains with the company after its sale to Attachmate Corporation.

Published in Open Source

Adobe has updated Acrobat and Reader to fix critical security vulnerabilities in the widely-used PDF applications.

Published in Security
Monday, 15 November 2010 12:50

Acrobat, Reader security patch close at hand

An out-of-cycle security update for Adobe Acrobat and Reader has been announced for this week in order to address critical security issues.

Published in Security

Adobe will bring forward by a few days the release of its next quarterly update for Acrobat and Reader in response to a recently-discovered vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild. There's also a warning of an actively exploited vulnerability in Flash Player that will be fixed a the same time.

Published in Security
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