Posts under ‘Linux & Unix’

Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4 Billion

Over the past 13 years, Sun Microsystems’ Java language has become one of the computer industry’s best known brands—and underappreciated assets.
The tension wasn’t lost on Sun’s new owner, Oracle, which on Apr. 20 said it will purchase Silicon Valley pioneer Sun for $7.4 billion in cash. If Oracle has its way, which they most likely will, [...]

New Study: Antivirus Software Misses 15% of Malware

Security company Damballa reported that about 3 to 5 percent of all systems in an enterprise network are infected with bot-related malware — even within organizations running up-to-date anti-malware tools.
Damballa protects businesses from targeted attacks used for organized, online crime. Their global approach rapidly isolates the command-and-control needed to launch multi-network attacks.
Antivirus software discovered only [...]

Zero-day Attack Found In Adobe Acrobat

Critical Level Zero-day Attack Found, Affects All Versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Adobe and others have warned against a critical-level security flaw affecting all recent versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader for all platforms including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The attack is known as a zero-day attack because it takes advantage of [...]

Scammers Create Fake Parking Tickets Containing Illicit Trojan

Fake Parking Violations Contain Link to Download Illicit Trojan Malware in the ever-increasing world of scams and scammers.

What will they think of next? In the latest creative offering from the world of malware, spyware and viruses we have fake parking tickets that contain malicious URL’s leading to trojan horses and all sorts of malware.
Certain folks [...]

Porn Sites battle with New Forms DDoS Attacks

Porn Sites use malicious Denial of Service attacks to try and shut one another down

One well known streaming pornography site maliciously took the other down today by sending a new form of a Distributed Distributed Denial of Service attack its way. The relatively new variant of DDoS took the site and ISP down for hours.
This [...]

Setting MySQL Passwords

How-To: Set/Change/Reset MySQL Passwords

MySQL is a rock solid relational database management systems (RDBMS) used in intensive web applications and large-scale databases. It is also a major component in the AMP stack along with Apache, (MySQL) and php. MySQL is now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, Inc. however the project’s source code is available under terms [...]

Sun Solaris 10 and VMWare Fusion Networking

How-To: Configure Networking on Solaris 10 running on VMWare Fusion.

Introduction
Solaris is an advanced Unix-based operating system from Sun Microsystems and is known for its scalability, reliability and security. Innovative features like the ZFS Filesystem, D-Trace dynamic healing and Solaris Containers make Solaris a top choice for servers and datacenter solutions.
Solaris can now natively run on [...]