Month: August 2007

…and the winner is…

The DesktopLinux.com survey results about the most favored Linux Desktop solution were published today. The big winners of the Destkop environment are: – Distribution: Ubuntu – Destkop: Gnome – Browser: Firefox The Ubuntu/Kubuntu and Firefox thingie were pretty sure to win, i am sort of surprised that Gnome outbeats the Windows Like KDE. Standard Ubuntu …

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Chaos Communication Camp 2007: CTF Hacking contest results

The final data & score is is available online. http://itsec2.rbg.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/~esperer/ctf/ Well not much infiltrating from our Side (Drunkensheeps) we only had 6 out of originally estimated 12 hours of time. Big props to gophers retserv exploit and phantom for his leet erlang skills (:

Password Security

One thing is certain – letting users pick their own passwords is a major security risk. As an administrator you can simply test your passwords by running john the ripper over your passwords. If john spits out passwords in single mode immediately this is an indication that your passwords suck! This is where password generating …

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