Tags: Linux · Operating System
According to some reports you’d think the security sky was falling. Yes, GnuTLS, an open-source “secure” communications library that implements \Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), has serious flaws. The good news? Almost no one uses it. OpenSSL has long been everyone’s favorite open-source security library of choice.
Red Hat discovered the latest in a long-series of GnuTLS bugs .
Latest? Yes, latest.
You see, GnuTLS has long been regarded as being a poor SSL/TLS security library. A 2008 message on the OpenLDAP mailing list had “GnuTLS considered harmful” as its subject — which summed it up nicely.
GnuTLS: Big internal bugs, few real-world problems. More>
Tags: Development · Network · Network Services · Open Source · Security · Web Services
Talk about unlikely combinations. Red Hat, the leading enterprise Linux company, announced on March 5th that it’s bringing Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud. What’s even more surprising is that Red Hat is doing this without Microsoft’s help.
Instead, Red Hat is doing this by collaborating with Uhuru Software to bring Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to OpenShift. This is being done as an open-source, community-driven effort in OpenShift Origin. Origin is the upstream community project behind Red Hat’s commercial OpenShift Online service and OpenShift Enterprise product.
Red Hat brings Microsoft .NET Apps to its OpenShift cloud. More>
Tags: .NET · Applications · Business · Cloud Computing · Database · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Microsoft · Open Source · Operating System · Red Hat · Windows
It took its own sweet time, but Red Hat Enterprise Linux is finally available in the secure AWS GovCloud (US) region of Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is a major move for Red Hat in entering the world of secure government cloud computing.
AWS GovCloud is meant to enable US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud while addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. RHEL, of course, is already widely deployed in U.S. government agencies.
Red Hat Linux now available on Amazon’s secure federal cloud. More>
Tags: Amazon · Business · Cloud Computing · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · Red Hat
Yes, some operating systems are more secure than others. Some, such as OpenBSD, make a real point of protecting you from attackers. Others, such as Windows, have had a bad reputation, but have gotten better over the years. Still others, such as Linux and Mac OS X are known for being secure, but in Mac OS X’s case, at least one major security flaw, the SSL goto bug, has seriously damaged its reputation.
When all is said and done, however, the real security problems in the 20-teens, according to security firms FireEye and Secunia, are not in our operating systems but in the applications we run on them.
Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the operating systems. More>
Tags: Applications · Operating System · Security