When the last version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol 1.1 (HTTP/1.1) was approved in 1999, fast computers were running 500MHz Pentium III chips, Bill Clinton was president of the United States, and software engineers were working hard at fixing the … Continue reading →
February 6, 2015
by sjvn01 Comments Off on Fed up with Adobe Flash? Make it safer
We’re addicted to Adobe Flash, and it’s time to break the habit. In the last three months, multiple Flash security holes have been found and exploited. In the last two weeks alone, security expert Brian Krebs has reported that Adobe … Continue reading →
January 8, 2015
by sjvn01 Comments Off on 2015: The year the Internet crashes. Hard.
An Internet joke that goes back at least to the early 1980s consists entirely of the phrase: “Imminent Death of the Net Predicted!” Every year, even more often than you’d hear “This will be the year of the Linux desktop!” … Continue reading →
November 5, 2014
by sjvn01 Comments Off on Fedora 21 beta finally arrives
It’s a bit late, but the Fedora 21 betais now out and ready to download. Previously, Fedora was first and foremost a desktop distribution that also contained server elements. If all went well, the new features introduced in Fedora would … Continue reading →
March 20, 2014
by sjvn01 Comments Off on 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 →