Apple Bans Researcher For Disclosing iOS Bug
"It has become clear in the last 10 years or so that independent research is critical to keeping products secure. Modern software products are just too complicated for vendors to do all the research themselves." by Nov 11
Think sandboxing will stop malware? Here's why you're wrong, Apple | Technology
At the end of last week, Apple noted that it was moving towards requiring sandboxing for all apps distributed on the Mac App Store . (Sandboxing? We'll explain.) With Windows 8, Metro apps also requiring sandboxing , it looks like industry players seem to think this will in some way control the malware menace.
"Microsoft, the most experienced company at knowing how to defend against malware exploit vectors, does a good job but is nowhere near a "zero vector" point. If Microsoft can't do it, there is absolutely no way that Apple or Google can - they simply do not have the experience, no matter how vocal their fan base."
"Malware is a criminal problem and a technical solution won't cut it. This is logical if you consider putting better locks on your house - it doesn't stop society creating people who want to burgle you, it just pushes the problem down to the next guy with less good locks." by Nov 11
Tunneling Firefox traffic over SSH
Introduction hi Often I tunnel my web traffic through a SSH connection to a remote machine to have my HTTP and HTTPs connections originate from it. I do this for many reasons, the most common being that I don't trust the network I'm on so I don't want to send my unencrypted HTTP traffic through it or that there is a firewall that prevents me from getting from my laptop to a given server. For example, I can only get to most of the internal Google web servers from an IP address inside Google's network.
There are many articles written about the reasons why users may wish to convert to Linux. Frequently cited reasons include the favorable licensing terms, the freely distributable software (with source code), support from the Linux community, improved security, open file formats, the fact that Linux can run on a wide variety of platforms, etc. However, unless a desktop user is provided with real alternatives to the existing software he or she currently uses, migration to a different operating system is going to be very difficult.
Linux Equivalents to Windows Software