My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy
Oct14

My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

In 1998, the movie Titanic was released, mobile phones were just a luxury, and pagers were still in use. This was also the year I got my first computer. I can remember the details as if it were yesterday: Pentium 133MHz and just 16MB of memory. Back in that time (while running nothing less than Windows 95), this was a good machine. I can still hear in my mind the old spinning hard drive noise when I powered that computer on, and...

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Pros and cons of event-driven security
Oct14

Pros and cons of event-driven security

Great news, everyone! Forrester Research says that 95% of all recorded breaches in 2016 came from only three industries: government, technology, and retail. Everyone else is safe… ish, right? read...

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An iTunes Bug Let Hackers Spread Ransomware

FBI overreach, hacker payback, and more of the week’s top security news.

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System76 will ship Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news
Oct13

System76 will ship Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we cover System76 shipping Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news! read...

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Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200

A new proof-of-concept hardware implant shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment.

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