Cut the Cable with Kodi

Playing Media with Kodi Kodi is a free, open-source media player. You can stream content from the Internet, and play your DVDs and media files. Kodi has been around for a while, but it was originally called XBMC or Xbox Media Center. You may see some references to XBMC, but Kodi is the current name. […]
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How To Add Virus Scanning to Linux

Isn’t Linux virus-free? By the classic meaning of “virus”, yes. But there is malware for Linux. But Shouldn’t We Worry? What about the more traditional sense of “virus” we worry about on Windows operating systems? What about the risk posed by hostile data hitting user platforms through e-mail, web, and removable media? To the extent […]
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Meet LibreSSL

The SSL/TLS protocol suite is critical for Internet security. Unfortunately, it’s one of those things that’s nice in theory but messy in practice. Good news — a very promising project is bringing help! We commonly say that we use SSL to secure Internet activity. However, that statement taken literally is very out of date! We […]
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What Is Going On With The Free Operating Systems?

I’m a big advocate of FOSS or Free and Open-Source Software. Although, is it really more stable and secure? We keep hearing the “Many eyes make bugs shallow” mantra, but it took how long for the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL to be noticed? The way I look at it is that all operating systems have […]
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GnuTLS Bug Puts Network Communications at Risk

A week ago Apple reported the goto fail bug, a logical coding error in the Mac OS X and iOS implementations of a TLS shared library. Yes, it really happened at a goto statement jumping execution to a code block handling failure. This week the open-source community had egg on its crowd-sourced face as we […]
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