http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/anonymous-speaks-the-inside-story-of-the-hbgary-hack.ars/2 This article is a fascinating description of the HB Gary hack that enabled Anonymous to crack into a server machine and eventually deface a website. HBGary and HBGary Federal position themselves as experts in computer security. The companies offer both software and services to both the public and private sectors. On the software side, …

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/virus-cripples-triple-0-system/story-e6frf7l6-1226005527274 A computer virus has crippled a dispatch system at a triple 0 call centre, forcing ambulance operators to take down details of callers using pen and paper, which is a joke in 2011. The system was 10 years old and undoubtedly would be running Windows XP a release of Windows that is 10 years …

The only annoying thing about WordPress that way I have it set up is that when you update the WordPress core package, it overwrites the index.php that you have set up in the wwwroot. But I had to upgrade the WordPress core and that has reminded me to back up the index.php in my home …

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I am testing out the Blogilo blogging client in Fedora Core 14, I managed to get it setup with my website very easily and I am most likely going to use it for all of my posts if it works well enough. Sure I could be using Debian 6.0 but I love using Fedora as …

The best advance in desktop usage in Fedora Core 14 is that the Gimp now can layer the image window over the tool palettes when using it in KDE. This is better than in OpenSuse and Ubuntu where the tool palettes are always layered over the image editing window and get in the way which …

I have been doing some house cleaning on the website, I fixed up the css a bit and tweaked the layout of the website to make it look a bit better as well as adding a new titlepic. I hope you like it. and when you visit http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux there is a proper html page there …

Destiny drifts closer to the red dwarf. I watched an interesting Documentary about life in the future and they were talking about how humans would survive in the distant future trying to avoid entropy, or the heat death of the Universe. They ended up with space stations in very close orbit around a white dwarf …

Windows computers are very annoying indeed, always finding some way to annoy and inconvenience the users, I can not imagine why Windows is still such a pile of doo-doo when they have  had more than 10 years since the release of Windows XP to get it right and get the security framework in place, but …

http://translate.google.nl/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http://tweakers.net/nieuws/72359/ps3-firmware-v356-bevat-rootkit.html Google translated page from Dutch. Sony have added a root-kit into the v3.56 firmware that can access the files on your PS3 and see what files are on it. Say goodbye to privacy of your own files that you have stored on your PS3. According to developer Mathieulh, the official PS3 firmware v3.56 is …

I am typing this in Fedora Core 14, using the KDE 4.5.2 desktop, it is lightning fast and very stable indeed, way faster then Windows by far. I am overwhelmed with how much faster the Fedora Core desktop has gotten since Fedora Core 5. Now with improved virtualization tools for running other operating systems on …

It is not long until Fedora 15 is released, including Gnome 3.0 and Gnome Shell. Then it will have a revolutionary desktop environment. Ubuntu 11.04 will include the Unity desktop and the default media player for music will be the Banshee media player, formerly called Helix Banshee, which is not a bad media player at …

I have just got a Gigabyte case to match my Gigabyte motherboard and it is a black color and the same size tower case I had previously, but it has two fans, one in front at the bottom and one at the back. After transplanting the 550W power supply and motherboard into the new case …

My OpenSuse 11.3 system is running better now, I updated the x86_64 installation to kernel 2.6.37-rc6 and that was very easy indeed, Ubuntu does not offer the same polished manual kernel installation method that OpenSuse has, you type make modules_install to install the kernel modules into /lib, then type make install to install the kernel …

Tried the FreeBSD DVD on my system last night, I got the operating system installed and the Gnome 2.30 desktop up and running, but I could not get the Intel graphics driver to work with my i3 CPU and Gigabyte H55 motherboard. I guess there is not as much support for this distribution as there …

I am typing this in Gedit, running over ssh to my laptop, just like I was doing with Gentoo. Just by typing ssh -X 10.0.0.2 -l shoggoth you can connect to the other machine after the ip addresses are sorted out. Here is the kernel version I have, 2.6.34 is a good kernel, but I …

I have just upgraded to a 64bit installation of my favourite OpenSuse 11.3 distribution. It is feeling slightly faster than the 32bit version and all I need now is a 64bit version of Flash… That is available, and I have just tested the plugin and it works with Firefox. Too good, now I have a …

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/10/microsoft-mulling-128-bit-versions-of-windows-8-windows-9.ars Working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and longterm projects. Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan. Forming relationships with major partners: Intel, AMD, HP, and IBM. Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards …

I just bought the latest Linux Format DVD, and I tried to boot the Fedora Core 14 distribution on the disc and it would not work, it gave me an error to do with the compressed filesystem. But I got a copy of FreeBSD 8.1 and I will give that a try later and see …