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  1. OpenBSD's Kernel Gets W^X Treatment On Amd64Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Slashdot

    New submitter brynet tips this news from Theo de Raadt: Over the last two months Mike Larkin modified the amd64 kernel to follow the W^X principles . It started as a humble exercise to fix the .rodata segment, and kind of went crazy.

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  2. OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Slashdot

    Noryungi writes Theo De Raadt roundly criticized NTP due to its recent security advisories, and pointed out that OpenBSD OpenNTPD was not vulnerable. However, it also had not been made portable to other OS in a long time.

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  3. Code Is LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Slate Magazine

    In late July 2014, the information security world was on edge. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University - who work "closely with the Department of Homeland Security" - were scheduled to give a talk at the Black Hat USA information security conference on a simple method to "de-anonymize" Tor users .

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  4. Running FreeBSD on Hyper-vRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2014 | MSDN Blogs

    Hyper-V supports both emulated and Hyper-V-specific devices for Linux and FreeBSD virtual machines. When running with emulated devices, no additional software is required to be installed.

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  5. Four Flaws Expose Critical Network Time-Keeping Servers to AttackRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | CNet News

    Flaws in a popular program implementing the Network Time Protocol, the software used to synchronize servers across the Internet, has administrators scrambling. Four security vulnerabilities in a popular program for synchronizing time on Internet-connected computers could be used to compromise tens of thousands - and possibly millions - of servers, according to security experts.

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  6. Reviewing 2014, Penguin Porn, and Dropping DistrosRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | OStatic

    Today in Linux news are several reviews of the events of 2014. Elsewhere Linux.conf.au lost its hashtag to an adult entertainment awards and another Linux security flaw is making the news rounds.

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  7. Are LibreSSL and BoringSSL safe OpenSSL alternatives?Read the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | TechTarget

    Since the revelation of the Heartbleed flaw, OpenSSL security has been put into question. Expert Michael Cobb discusses whether LibreSSL and BoringSSL could serve as OpenSSL alternatives.

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  8. Can open source cryptography libraries be trusted?Read the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | TechTarget

    After the Heartbleed fiasco, the future of OpenSSL and open source cryptography libraries is up in the air. Application Security Expert Michael Cobb discusses whether they can -- and should -- be trusted.

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  9. g2k14: Antoine Jacoutot on GNOME, rc(8) and /etc cleanupRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | OpenBSD Journal

    Finally a hackathon where I did not have to spend 90% of my time under ports/x11/gnome \o/ .

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  10. Virtualbox Guest Additions for FreeBSD GuestRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2014 | The Code Project

    I had to test something on FreeBSD. I was not sure how the test would turn out. Virtual machines help a lot in this regard.

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  11. Interview: Brian Cook Talks About Porting LibreSSLRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2014 | OpenBSD Journal

    Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 24 06:37:22 2014 from the bringing-it-back-to-irix dept.

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  12. g2k14: Paul Irofti on the long road to octhciRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2014 | OpenBSD Journal

    I came to the hackathon with a single goal: working on the driver for the USB host controller interface found on the octeon machines.

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  13. g2k14: Brent Cook on the portable LibreSSLRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2014 | OpenBSD Journal

    As unusual as it sounds for someone working with the OpenBSD project, I'm not primarily an OpenBSD user.

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  14. Slashdot: LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability PatchedRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 | NewsFactor

    The flaw was disclosed two days ago by the founder of secure backup company Opsmate, Andrew Ayer, who said the vulnerability was a "catastrophic failure of the PRNG."

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  15. Upgrades: SPDY, IPv6, FreeBSD, JekyllRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2012 | Destroy all Malware

    Node.js Server : Binds to both IPv4 and IPv6, HTTPS/SPDY and HTTP, and a few simple redirects.

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  16. LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability PatchedRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 | Slashdot

    The flaw was disclosed two days ago by the founder of secure backup company Opsmate, Andrew Ayer, who said the vulnerability was a "catastrophic failure of the PRNG."

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  17. SRI/Cambridge Opens CHERI Secure Processor DesignRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 | Slashdot

    An anonymous reader writes with some exciting news from the world of processor design: Robert Watson at Cambridge has written a blog post on SRI/Cambridge's recent open sourcing of the hardware and software for the DARPA-sponsored CHERI processor - including laser cutting directions for an FPGA-based tablet! Described in their paper The CHERI ... (more)

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  18. Only a few days old, OpenSSL fork LibreSSL is declared "unsafe for Linux"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | Ars Technica

    Update: A few hours after this article was published, OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt emailed Ars and wrote: "It is way overblown.

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  19. g2k14: Martin Pelikan on ext4, filesystems in generalRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2014 | OpenBSD Journal

    My initial plan was to bring our base to a state where LLVM's libcpp could be compiled, giving us C++11 support.

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  20. g2k14: Bob Beck on LibReSSLRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2014 | OpenBSD Journal

    Well, this was certainly not the hackathon I would have predicted several months ago for me.

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