Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), created by USA’s Department of Defence, is a small Linux live CD focusing on privacy and security, for this reason, it boots from a CD and executes from RAM, providing a web browser, a file manager and some interesing tools. LPS-Public turns an untrusted system into a trusted network client.
wxCam is a webcam application for linux. It supports video recording (in an avi uncompressed and Xvid format), snapshot taking, and some special commands for philips webcams, so you can also use the program for astronomy purposes. It supports both video4linux 1 and 2 drivers, so it should work on a very large number of […]
In the Pwn2Own contest 2011, Safari was the first browser to be hacked, Followed by Internet Explorer 8. Firefox and Chrome web-browsers remained unhacked! Firefox, one of the most popular browsers is secure and ensures sufficient privacy and security for the users, yet the security can be enhanced by number of add-ons, freely available. In this post, I have gathered […]
Academics are keen on developing an open source application on Steganography an extremely advanced technique of hiding sensitive data without encryption in plain sight. This late April news release follows years of work by computer scientists at University of South Califormia, LA and NUST, Islamabad. The research found that sensitive data securing is very easy […]
.Webmin 1.550 released, This release includes a fix for an XSS attack reported by Javier Bassi that can be triggered if un-trusted users are allowed to change the real names of Unix users on your system. It also includes support for Ubuntu’s new Upstart boot system, and several other new small features
VLC 1.1.9 is released! according to the announcement, “this was necessary because some security issues were found, and the VLC development team cares about security.” This release also brings updated translations and a lot of small Mac OS X fixes.
There are a few common security practices that every Linux user should follow. Unfortunately, not everybody is aware of these. In this post will show you how to secure your home pc or server to the best of your abilities with the best available opensource tools.