59 Open Source Security Tools...

While the title doesn't lie, "59 Open Source Tools That Can Replace Popular Security Software".  It probably should have been trimmed to 50.  Several of the packages are no longer being supported so be sure to go to the links and check the activity on the projects before committing.

This doesn't meant that like most articles like this there aren't a few new gems you may not of heard about before.  For me with this one it was the modsecurity package.  This pacakge is a plugin for Apache that aloow you to set up Web Server Firewall like functionality.  As I just had a friend get hacked becuase of a bug in PHP this seems like a great idea to me.  I am now going to look into whether we shouldn't be investigating.

A lot of my favorite security tools are on this list.  Things like SpamBayes, Spamassisin and Bacula just to name a few.  It's 4 pages but broken down in to nice list groupings.

 

DNS Security....

What the heck is DNSSEC? This article does a darn good job of explaining it.  If your company isn't using it might be time to get it roll-out. When you can this is a great way to secure your DNS and still let users work.

Fedora Project and others have been hacked recently...

We found an article that discusses the fact that the Fedora Project was hacked on 1/22.  It seems that they aren't alone in the problem here of late.  Both the Free Software Foundation and Proftpd have also recently been hacked into.  To our knowledge no real damage has been done but it is a great reminder to change your passwords and make the tough.  Also updating/changing SSH Keys also helps since the Fedora hack used the users SSH Key.