Open software, secure software
Monday, 1 March 2004, 1:51 PM CET
Fifty-plus years ago Grace Hopper used her experiences with programming the
UNIVAC with FLOW-MATIC (an open-source project) to write her first compiler
paper and the modern era of computing programming began. Some would also say
that things haven't improved much since her day.
Indeed, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) estimated
that in 2001 $59.5 billion annually, about 0.6 percent of the gross domestic
product was being lost because of software bugs. The Sustainable Computing
Consortium (SCC), an academic, gove...Software [In]Security: Twitter Security
Making Your Thoughts as Small and Incomplete as Possible
Just for the record, I don't use Twitter. But if this column were a Twitter
entry, it might read something like:
"If U know neither the enemy nor yourself,U will succumb in every battle"
...Is security software becoming a security risk?
"Due to bugs in antivirus software, the security suite becomes a risk
by itself, and adding multiple pieces of security software makes the
problem worse, not better "...
john s. smith wrote:
> "Due to bugs in antivirus software, the security suite becomes a risk
> by itself, and adding multiple pieces of security software makes the
> problem worse, not better "...
...Security software to secure USB flash drives?
does anyone know of some software (preferably freeware that would
password protect access to a USB flash drive?)
Currentlty the drive I have is open wide as soon as it is plugged in.
Any help would be appreciated.
Calculating in binary code is as easy as 01,10,11.
Paul Jackson wrote:
> does anyone know of some software (preferably freeware that would
> password protect access to a USB flash drive?)
> Currentlty the drive I have is open wide as soon as it is plugged in.
> Any help would be appreciated.
>...Book Review: Software Security
I'm jealous. No seriously. If Cigital is actually ran as depicted in the
book Software Security - Building Security In, I have to give kudos to Gary
and the gang for making an impressive environment for software security.
I'm a fan of Gary's writing. If you are a regular reader, you know I loved
both his books on Building Secure Software and Exploiting Software. This
latest book is, in my mind at least, a balancing act between the two
previous books on the topic. Gary calls it the "Ying and Yang". Which makes
total sense, since the book cover is of exactly that, ...What do security guards and computer security software have in common???
"Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error"
...F-Secure Readies Security Software For Linux
F-Secure Corp. on Tuesday unveiled security software for open-source Samba
file servers and Linux, addressing a need that's growing within the
The Finnish company announced the availability of antivirus software for
Samba that automatically detects and removes viruses from files stored on
the server. The new product is meant to protect all Samba-attached computers
from malicious code that could enter the network from a Windows or Linux
Next month, F-Secure plans to ship a Linux version of F-Secure Policy
Manager, which will extend centrally managed ...Secure Hamachi
There is a way to run hamachi as a service in the background in ubuntu.
Instructions here --> 'HOW-TO Secure Remote Access - Hamachi+VNC -
Ubuntu Forums' (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=135036)
Is it possible to do something like this in suse? With secure
...How secure is secure?
Thanks to this group and all the high tech individuals who frequent it I
have learned how to protect my PC from the inside out. But what about
security risks to my info 'before' it gets to my computer? Like my mail
box on the server. Could someone hack into that and thumb through my
If so, how would I ever know?
(The short story)
We have a rogue employee at my work who one day decided to run the web
site, she got in tight with the ISP, got tools to set and delete
passwords on a protected directory on the server. Who knows if she has
telnet access to other things, li...security too secure
Summary: security too secure
The security thing won't let me in this sight no matter how I accept,
confirm, get certificate, etc.
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I use Hamachi to connect my netbook to home. All I have to do is start it
and a connection is established. But I want to enter a password and I don't
see that option. I have to enter the login password for home, but a layer
of security is missing. Do you have to join an account to do this?
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On 3/6/2010 1:00 PM, Tom Del Rosso wrote:
> I use Hamachi to connect my netbook to home. All I have to do is start it
> and a connection is established. But I want to enter a password and I don...Security Software
What are the top most important software to have for internect securtiy,
beside ZAP which I have. (ie- Ad-Aware?? anything?)
Antivirus (my favorite: Norton AntiVirus), Antitrojan (recommended: BOClean)
"Felix919" <Flex@nowhere.com> schreef in bericht
> What are the top most important software to have for internect securtiy,
> beside ZAP which I have. (ie- Ad-Aware?? anything?)
"Felix919" <Flex@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> What a...Software Security
How can i secure my software at customer site, so that it may not get
copied. Is there any information available on software licencing techniques
There are manys to do that by binding the encrypted
registration file with BIOS Serial No, HDD Serial No or
Network's Physical Address, etc. to restrict the program to
work on only one workstation.
> How can i secure my software at customer site, so that it
> may not get copied. Is there any information available on
> software licencing techniques or algorithms
>...when is secure, secure?
I wrote a custom authentication handler for PureFTPD, using a combination of
authentication methods, for about 4 different types of users.
So far, from testing it, it does look to work properly, and does it's job
pretty well (and fast). I use #!/usr/bin/perl -W as well as use Strict, and
use warnings, and the code returns no errors or warnings when run.
I am right to presume that this basically only really tells me the my syntax
and structure of the application is right? What's a good way to see whether
it is actually SECURE... There is a couple of lines of...Hamachi and Security
I'm going to ask this here since I know I'll get ripped to pieces for
even thinking let alone commenting in the Hamachi forums.
Steve, were you able to audit the code or were you just given
information on how Hamachi does what it does?
You say in the podcast that only you have the private key. Well
it's ok to believe that, but this is about security - do you *know*
that? Since comms between the client ant the server are encrypted
can you be sure that that key hasn't been passed back to the server?
If you have audited the code, are you going to certify buil...