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This week has been interesting with regards to online security: LinkedIn, Last.fm, eHarmony, et al had security issues and breaches. Not directly related to these breaches, but still in the realm of security, Poul-Henning Kamp, the author of md5crypt(), has said that md5crypt() is … Continue reading
Below some miscelaneous links to FreeBSD related news and updates: KDE/FreeBSD Bulletin with recent FreeBSD KDE ports related updates. PC-BSD 20120605 Snapshot now available for testing. There’s also a BSD Talk interview (BSDTalk 2016) with Kris Moore, founder of the … Continue reading
Martin Wilke has put out a call for people to help him test xorg 7.7, an open source implementation of the X Window System. The FreeBSD Xorg Team is pleased to announce Xorg 7.7 Release. We are very happy to be … Continue reading
Martin Cracauer, a FreeBSD developer, went to BSDCan 2012 and wrote up his experience on the Open Source at Google blog: BSDCan 2012 – “The technical BSD conference”. I’m sure this will have been read by many with an open source interst (26716 RSS … Continue reading
iXsystems’ TrueNAS Unified Storage Appliances will continue to leverage Fusion ioMemory technology for powerful, high-performance storage solutions. From the press release: iXsystems Renews Collaboration Agreement with Fusion-io
David Chisnall, a FreeBSD developer, asked on the FreeBSD mailing list why people are using FreeBSD: Why Are You Using FreeBSD? You may have guessed, but there are many, different reasons. The following are some reasons why FreeBSD is still … Continue reading
The FreeBSD Security Team has identified an issue in crypt and has issued the following security advisory: FreeBSD-SA-12:02.crypt (30/05/2012). I. Background The crypt(3) function performs password hashing with additional code added to deter key search attempts. II. Problem Description There is a programming error in … Continue reading