New Security Threats from the IoT

Bruce Schneier on New Security Threats from the Internet of Things An article that's worth reading. The main point, that seems to me the original part of the speech, is the following equality: IoT (Internet of Things) == world-size distributed robot across the Internet. «Through the sensors, we're giving the Internet eyes and ears. Through…

Nagios Plugins for Linux v20

I'm pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nagios Plugins for Linux version 20. Full details about what's included can be found in the release notes. As usual, you can download the sources from GitHub. Bug reports, feature requests, and ideas for improvements are welcome! Security fixes Some insecure data handling issues discovered by…

Nagios Plugins for Linux v19

The release 19 of the Nagios Plugins for Linux is now available for download! You can download the tarball from GitHub. As usual, bug reports, feature requests, and ideas for improvements are welcome! Fixes check_multipath Recent versions of multipath no longer open a multipathd socket file in the file system, but instead use an abstract namespace socket. Thanks…

Nagios Plugins for Linux 18 released

Here is it, version 18 of the Nagios Plugins for Linux. It's manly a bugfix release with a fix for an issue recently pointed out by Paul Dunkler: some of the plugins did not terminate with the correct return code when reaching a warning or critical threshold. The check_memory plugin no more reports as cached memory the unreclaimable…

Neuroscientists simulate tiny part of rat brain

82 scientists and engineers simulate 37 million synapses in massive Blue Brain Project The Blue Brain Project, the simulation core of the European Human Brain Project, has released a draft digital reconstruction of the neocortical microcircuitry of a piece of the rat-brain neocortex — about a third of a cubic millimeter of brain tissue containing about…

Let’s Encrypt – Arriving Q4 2015

Encrypt the entire web Let’s Encrypt is a new, free, automated, and open certificate authority service provided by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a California public benefit corporation. The project aims to make encrypted connections in the World Wide Web the default case, by providing free X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security encryption (TLS). They’ll be working towards general availability over…

Getting Started with Storm

"Getting Started with Storm", by Jonathan Leibiusky, Gabriel Eisbruch & Dario Simonassi. Countinuous Streaming Computation with Twitter's Cluster Technology. Even as big data is turning the world upside down, the next phase of the revolution is already taking shape: real-time data analysis. This hands-on guide introduces you to Storm, a distributed, JVM-based system for processing streaming data.…