If you regularly use networks that change your OS X, Linux, or Unix system's host name, you may notice the Terminal command prompt reflect this. Here is how to prevent this from happening.
Mal/JavaJar-B is a cross-platform exploit of a new zero-day vulnerability in the latest Java runtimes.
300909 Kenthompson and 294727 Dennisritchie, two asteroids discovered in 2008, aren't as prominent from Earth as their Bell Labs namesakes.
There are several ways to look up command manual pages in the OS X Terminal.
Novell says it will retain its hard-won copyrights to Unix, though the question of how that plays into Novell's acquisition by Attachmate is still up in the air.
A couple of days ago we discussed some problems that could arise with sizing files with HFS compression. This problem basically arises from there being a lack of consistency in the various utilities that are available in OS X, where some show compression status and size, and others show the uncompressed size.
Malware has been found in the wild that masquerades as harmless Linux/Unix-like software for routers, but is in fact an IRC backdoor, according to security company Trend Micro.
NetInfo and UNIX: some background
MDJ on UNIX: update_prebinding failure; crashes in UNIX that can corrupt data
Microsoft is getting set to phase out its FAST enterprise search offerings for Linux and Unix. Will customers move to cloud-based search or move to Windows?