Posts Tagged ‘Red’

Matthew Garrett Makes Available Secure Bootloader For Linux Distros

December 1st, 2012 12:50 admin View Comments


TrueSatan writes “Matthew Garrett, formerly of Red Hat, is providing a shim bootloader that will allow installation/booting of secure boot enabled computers. The shim is designed to chain boot GRUB (Grand Universal Bootloader) without the need for a distribution to obtain a key from Microsoft. Garrett asks that further contacts regarding the shim be made to him and not to Red Hat as he no longer works there and they may not have knowledge of the product.”

Source: Matthew Garrett Makes Available Secure Bootloader For Linux Distros

Red Hat Developer Demands Competitor’s Source Code

November 14th, 2012 11:50 admin View Comments

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sfcrazy writes “A very serious argument erupted on the Linux kernel mailing list when Andy Grover, a Red Hat SCSI target engineer, requested that Nicholas A. Bellinger, the Linux SCSI target maintainer, provide proof of non-infringement of the GPL. Nick is developer at Rising Tide Systems, a Red Hat competitor, and a maker of advanced SCSI storage systems. Nick’s company recently produced a groundbreaking technology involving advanced SCSI commands which will give Rising Tide Systems a lead in producing SCSI storage systems. Now, RTS is blocking Red Hat from getting access to that code as it’s proprietary. What’s uncertain is whether RTS’ code is covered by GPL or not — if it is then Red Hat has all the rights to get access to it and it’s a serious GPL violation.”

Source: Red Hat Developer Demands Competitor’s Source Code

Oracle Makes Red Hat Kernel Changes Available As Broken-Out Patches

November 13th, 2012 11:47 admin View Comments


Artefacto writes “The Ksplice team has made available a git repository with the changes Red Hat made to the kernel broken down. They are calling this project RedPatch. This comes in response to a policy change Red Hat had implemented in early 2011, with the goal of undercutting Oracle and other vendors’ strategy of poaching Red Hat’s customers. The Ksplice team says they’ve been working on these individual patches since then. They claim to be now making it public because they ‘feel everyone in the Linux community can benefit from the work.’ ‘For Ksplice, we build individual updates for each change and rely on source patches that are broken-out, not a giant tarball. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to take the right patches to create individual updates for each fix, and to skip over the noise — like a change that speeds up bootup — which is unnecessary for an already-running system.’”

Source: Oracle Makes Red Hat Kernel Changes Available As Broken-Out Patches

How Red Teams Hack Your Site To Save It

November 12th, 2012 11:44 admin View Comments


Nerval’s Lobster writes “The use of a Red Team and penetration testing can strengthen an organization’s security posture. But how does a Red Team member actually think like an attacker, and use that mindset to exploit security vulnerabilities? Gillis Jones works for WhiteHat Security, where his job rests within the TRC (Threat Research Center). It’s here that he performs hands-on site assessments, which involve manually confirming all the issues reported by an automatic scan of a particular Website or application. His job includes checking the application’s POST and GET requests for reflection of any inputs. He also checks for Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), which includes stored, reflected, and DOM XSS vulnerabilities. Those checks let him determine the Website’s basic security posture. If user input isn’t encoded or sanitized, that’s a good indicator of other problems. And if that’s the case, then Jones (or someone like him) will move on to checking for SQL Injection (SQLi) vulnerabilities and other issues.”

Source: How Red Teams Hack Your Site To Save It

That’s Negatory, Red Ryder: Curiosity Has Not Found Methane On Mars

November 6th, 2012 11:42 admin View Comments

Red Hat Devs Working On ARM64 OpenJDK Port

October 25th, 2012 10:24 admin View Comments


hypnosec writes “Developers over at Red Hat are busy porting OpenJDK to ARM’s latest 64bit architecture — the ARMv8, also known as the AArch64. The current OpenJDK ARM situation is rather unsatisfactory: for the current 32-bit ARM processors, there are two versions of the HotSpot JVM for OpenJDK — Oracle’s proprietary JIT, and a less sophisticated free JIT that performs poorly in comparison To avoid a similar situation for the 64-bit platform, the developers are working on an entirely Free Software port of HotSpot to 64-bit ARM.”

Source: Red Hat Devs Working On ARM64 OpenJDK Port

Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Skydive Attempt

October 14th, 2012 10:22 admin View Comments


First time accepted submitter madcarrots writes The Red Bull Stratos space jump is about to take place. The balloon is filling up and launch is expected around 10 AM MDT. Check out the live feed of the inflation process… it’s beautiful!” After some delays it looks like the jump is finally going to happen.

Source: Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Skydive Attempt

Red Hat Fights Patent Troll With GPL

September 14th, 2012 09:08 admin View Comments

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jfruh writes “Red Hat is in the middle of a patent lawsuit with Twin Peaks Software, which claims that a Red Hat subsidiary is abusing a Twin Peaks filesystem lawsuit. Now, Red Hat is launching an intriguing countermeasure: the company claims that Twin Peaks’ own closed source software violates the GPL because it makes use of an open source disk utility that Red Hat holds the copyright on. Is this a smart move on Red Hat’s part?”

Source: Red Hat Fights Patent Troll With GPL

China’s Yangtze River Turns Red

September 8th, 2012 09:52 admin View Comments


redletterdave writes “The Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world traditionally known as the ‘golden watercourse,’ mysteriously blushed for the first time on Sept. 6. Residents in the surrounding area near the city of Chongqing, where the Yangtze connects to the Jialin River, literally stopped in their tracks when they noticed their once golden river had turned a shocking shade of red. Residents have carefully crept down to the riverbanks for the past few days to save some of the red, tomato juice-like river water in bottles. Early predictions from scientists say the red water was likely a result of pollution, but investigators are still investigating the unknown cause.”

Source: China’s Yangtze River Turns Red

Indian Prime Minister Formally Announces Mars Mission

August 15th, 2012 08:32 admin View Comments


neo12 writes in with the news that India plans on being the 6th country to launch a mission to mars. “Making the first formal announcement on the country’s Mars mission, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India will send a mission to the Red Planet that will mark a huge step in the area of science and technology. ‘Recently, the Cabinet has approved the Mars Orbiter Mission. Under this Mission, our spaceship will go near Mars and collect important scientific information,’ he said addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of the 66th Independence Day.”

Source: Indian Prime Minister Formally Announces Mars Mission