Relay server attack tactic dupes auto-reporting

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Sysadmins have begun noticing a coordinated attack on servers with open SSH ports that tries to stay under the radar by only attempting to guess a password three times from any compromised machine. Instead of mounting an attack form a single compromised host, hackers have worked out a means to ...

Live Mesh Connects Folders and Desktops Across Windows PCs

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Windows only (for the moment): Microsoft has thrown open the doors to a "tech preview" of its Live Mesh service, a kind of web-boosted version of Lifehacker favorite folder-syncing tool FolderShare, with a bit of remote desktop connection thrown in. Signing up with a Windows Live ID gets you 5 ...

Firefox 3.0.1 More Secure and Stable

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

In Firefox's Help menu choose Check for Updates to download Firefox 3.0.1, a minor update that fixes Firefox 3's most common causes of crashes. This update won't cause any add-on incompatibilities. Source:

Access Everywhere: The Definitive Guide to Wi-Fi

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

For the last decade, as wireless networks have grown in popularity, so has the number of hot spots around the globe. The leading online hot-spot directory, JiWire, lists 215,666 locations as of this writing. Those are just the ones people bother to report. Believe it or not, they're not all in ...

Firefox is out

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

For those of you that haven't yet made the move to Firefox 3.0, the Mozilla folks have released Firefox which according to the release notes link (see below) fixes a security vulnerability. However, the "known vulnerabilities" page (linked from the release notes page) doesn't include any info (yet) ...