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.

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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? – XML.com
  • RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters – Mark Nottingham
  • Lockergnome’s RSS Resource
  • All About RSS – Fagan Finder
  • RSS Feed Reader / News Aggregators Directory – Hebig.org
  • 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 🙂