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  • July 15, 2008 15 Jul'08

    For Linux security, principle of least privilege prevails, says Red Hat security expert

    A Linux security expert outlines best practices, from granting admins the least system access possible to the importance of system audits and when to turn on listening daemons.

  • November 06, 2007 06 Nov'07

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, JBoss to receive security boost

    Red Hat has announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) will now be subject to the Common Criteria certification and HP will offer multilevel security services for RHEL 5.

  • June 05, 2007 05 Jun'07

    With RHEL 5, Red Hat goes to bat for SELinux

    Told to keep SELinux turned on everywhere, all the time, many IT managers have to break a long established habit of turning it off. But, it should stay on, according to Red Hat's Dan Walsh, who says it's the only way to ensure 100% protection in the...

  • May 03, 2007 03 May'07

    Five ways SELinux may surprise you

    In the column that follows, author and SELinux expert Frank Mayer will walk you through five of the ways that this venerable Linux security technology may surprise you.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Firefox fans unfazed by IE 7

    IT administrators like the security improvements in IE 7. But for those who use Firefox, Microsoft's browser upgrade isn't enough to make them switch.

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    Author dishes on SELinux enhancements to RHEL5

    The reason SELinux is complex is because Linux is a full-featured OS that requires it, said one expert. The next version of Red Hat Linux aims to simplify things with out-of-the-box policy modules that can ship with an application.

  • October 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    Firms find open source way to save over HP OpenView

    For one-tenth the cost of systems management software from Hewlett-Packard and the like, IT managers chose an outsourced solution based on the open source Nagios stack.

  • October 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    Mozilla still looking into Firefox flaw claims

    Although two hackers confessed that the JavaScript vulnerability they found was a hoax, Mozilla still wants to be sure.

  • August 17, 2006 17 Aug'06

    New Directory Server capabilities coming in RHEL5

    In the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server distribution, Red Hat Directory Server will be more than a switchboard of IT information. Added identity management features will build up security while easing administration hassles, says Red Hat ...

  • July 26, 2006 26 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: Firefox, Microsoft under attack

    The exploits target issues Microsoft patched earlier this month. Meanwhile, flaws are reported in Oracle for OpenView and a Mozilla Firefox keystroke logger is on the loose.

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