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March 20, 2014
by sjvn01
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Linux and botnets: It’s not Linux’s fault!

I couldn’t blame you, if — based on recent headlines such as “Linux worm Darlloz targets Intel architecture to mine digital currency” and “Botnet of thousands of Linux servers pumps Windows desktop malware onto web” — you thought Linux was … Continue reading

March 10, 2014
by sjvn01
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Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals

Google just got serious—really serious—about taking on Microsoft Office, and Office 365 in particular. In a blog posting on March 10th Prajesh Parekh, a Google marketing lead, wrote “we’re offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user … Continue reading

March 6, 2014
by sjvn01
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GnuTLS: Big internal bugs, few real-world problems

According to some reports you’d think the security sky was falling. Yes, GnuTLS, an open-source “secure” communications library that implements \Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), has serious flaws. The good news? Almost no one uses it. OpenSSL … Continue reading