Archive for December 9th, 2003

Excellent Linux site: LinuxPipeline

December 9, 2003

Another item from Scot’s December 4, 2003 newsletter. He’s launched a new Linux site called LinuxPipeline. News, info on applications and distributions. Bunches of stuff that professional Linux folks can use.


Another set of RSS references

December 9, 2003

Courtesy of the December 4, 2003 issue of Scot’s Newsletter — an excellent newsletter that, unfortunately, isn’t published in RSS form.

  • Introduction to RSS – Webreference
  • What Is RSS? –
  • RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters – Mark Nottingham
  • Lockergnome’s RSS Resource
  • All About RSS – Fagan Finder
  • RSS Feed Reader / News Aggregators Directory –
  • Top Aggregators – UserLand
  • RSS Readers – Weblogs Compendium
  • Worm infects Windows-based ATMs

    December 9, 2003

    ZDNet reports on this and you’ve probably already heard about it but it’s one of my worst nightmares — that an ATM gets infected by a worm. Of course, that begs the question of how the worm got to the ATM in the first place? Wouldn’t a responsible bank have the ATMs on an isolated network, firewalled separately from everything else?

    Oracle (?) warns of SSL vulnerability

    December 9, 2003

    eWeek reports that Oracle has issued a High-Severity SSL vulnerability warning, a follow-up to CERT’s Advisory CA-2003-26. Looks like there are no viable workarounds so the only option is to apply Oracle’s patches from their MetaLink support website.

    Anti-virus: Avast

    December 9, 2003

    A long time ago I used McAfee’s anti-virus product … the retail one. Then a few years back I switched to the online version. Their ads and constant attempts to upsell me finally got to me so when it came time to renew this year, I didn’t … even when they said they’d cut the price in half. I went searching for a replacement, tried a couple and wound up with Avast! It’s free for personal use and they post frequent updates. You ‘ve gotta get over the fact that you’re retrieving your AV updates from a Czech site, though 🙂