Stories by Matthew Broersma

  • Red Hat patches critical hole

    Red Hat is warning enterprise Linux users to update their installations of XFree86 to fix a number of serious security bugs, some of which could allow attackers to take over a system. Affected operating systems include Enterprise Linux AS 3, Enterprise Linux ES 3 and Enterprise Linux WS 3, Red Hat said in an advisory.

  • HP reveals HTTP vulnerabilities

    Hewlett-Packard has warned of a serious vulnerability in its Web-Enabled Management Software that leaves an unusually diverse range of software open to remote attack.

  • Intel reveals transistors of the future

    Intel and the UK Ministry of Defence spin-off Qinetiq have successfully built transistors using an exotic material called indium antimonide that allows for far lower voltages than is possible with current devices.

  • Linux puts another financial feather in its cap

    One of Germany's biggest financial services companies has migrated its core Web services infrastructure to Linux -- a fresh example of how the operating system is making its way into more important enterprise applications.

  • Linux vendors rush out e-mail server patches

    Several major Linux vendors have warned they are vulnerable to four flaws in a widely used IMAP e-mail server from Carnegie Mellon University's Cyrus Electronic Mail Project. The flaws could allow an attacker to take over a server.

  • WinAmp blows another security fuse

    For those enterprise IT managers who've been eagerly anticipating the next major WinAmp security flaw, the wait is over. Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com on Tuesday published details of a security hole allowing attackers to take over a PC when a user visits a specially crafted Web page.