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Report of FBI back door roils OpenBSD community

An allegation that the FBI, which has long pressed for back doors into encryption products, surreptitiously placed one into OpenBSD alarms security experts.

By December 15, 2010


MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. This week, we have questions about Bluetooth suddenly not being available on a Mac when it was previously, whether or not it is possible to change the BSD device node ID for a drive, and tackling Safari Extensions not working.

By August 5, 2010


OS X Process Management: Guide to Activity Monitor

With UNIX having many tasks running simultaneously, through the years developers have incorporated several command-line tools that allow for live process management. These include "top", "kill", "ps", "df", and "vm_stats", and are available in the BSD

By July 28, 2009


GPL is the new BSD in Web 2.0, and why this matters

Tim O'Reilly thinks we're focusing on the wrong debate in open source. He may be right. Still, the Web that he praises is stuck in the same software rut as the old world he criticizes.

By August 20, 2007


OpenBSD hit by 'critical' IPv6 flaw

A security hole in the way OpenBSD handles IPv6 data packets exposes systems running the open-source OS to serious attack.

By March 14, 2007


OpenBSD turns 4.0

By November 3, 2006


FreeBSD vows to compete with desktop Linux

Unix descendent to match Linux on features, with GNOME support expected this year, according to core developer.

By May 12, 2006


OpenBSD update promises better protection

Version 3.9 of the open-source operating system includes a memory feature designed to counter buffer overflow attacks.

By May 3, 2006


OpenBSD founder makes funding plea

The group calls on commercial users for financial help, decries "culture of entitlement" in open-source community.

By March 23, 2006


TIBCO gets a little open source religion

TIBCO is releasing its PageBus code under a BSD license, toe-dipping into the open source community. It's a good start, and offers good technology.

By August 1, 2007