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Nmap 5.20 Released 36

Posted by Soulskill
from the more-and-better dept.
ruphus13 writes "Nmap has a new release out, and it's a major one. It includes a GUI front-end called Zenmap, and, according to the post, 'Network admins will no doubt be excited to learn that Nmap is now ready to identify Snow Leopard systems, Android Linux smartphones, and Chumbies, among other OSes that Nmap can now identify. This release also brings an additional 31 Nmap Scripting Engine scripts, bringing the total collection up to 80 pre-written scripts for Nmap. The scripts include X11 access checks to see if X.org on a system allows remote access, a script to retrieve and print an SSL certificate, and a script designed to see whether a host is serving malware. Nmap also comes with netcat and Ndiff. Source code and binaries are available from the Nmap site, including RPMs for x86 and x86_64 systems, and binaries for Windows and Mac OS X. '"
Security

+ - New online merchants can now have Free SSL

Submitted by
Yuvaraj
Yuvaraj writes "New online merchants can now have Free SSL Certification while they build their businesses Just minutes to install, Comodo's fully functional Free SSL certificate offers an unmatched three month term

Jersey City, NJ (May 15, 2007)Comodo, a global Certification Authority and leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, announced today that it is offering its fully-functional Free SSL certificate for a full three month term, longer than any leading CA. Competitors' SSL trial offers are often as short as 14 days. Comodo's Free SSL certificate runs a full quarter, allowing new businesses time to develop their trusted online presence without worrying about an initial expenditure.

Comodo is offering this long-term Free SSL certificate because, as a leading Certification Authority, Comodo is committed to promoting trust in the online space through authentication and security solutions geared for eCommerce conversion. Businesses just starting out need to find a way to secure their site while giving them time to build their business. With Comodo's Free SSL certificate, businesses can secure their customers in their initial days as they build more traffic that they can then convert to volume. Importantly, like Comodo's other SSL certificates, installation is nearly effortless and the user can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Visitors to these protected sites will see the padlock on the site ensuring visitors that sensitive information is encrypted during transmission.

To take advantage of this free three month offer or for more information, visit www.instantssl.com. About Comodo

Comodo, through itsgroup ofInternet securitycompanies, is a leading Certification Authority and global provider of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet.Comodo securesand authenticates online transactions and communications for over2,000,000 businesses and consumers.

Withaglobal presence Comodooffersbusinesses and consumers third-generation solutions for intelligent security and authentication technologies that create trust online. Comodo's technological expertise includes PKI digital certification, Code signing certification, integrated authentication infrastructure services, Web Content authentication, Secure messaging solutions, regulatory compliance solutions, and digital e- commerce services.

For additional information on Comodo — Creating Trust Online visit http://www.comodo.com

For more information, media representatives should contact
Judy Shapiro
Comodo
(201) 963-9471
Email: judy.shapiro@comodo.com"
Editorial

+ - Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Prepares to Take Flight

Submitted by
Lizzytishl
Lizzytishl writes "While Boeing is preparing to fly it's first 787 Dreamliner, the company opened up to editors at Design News who dug deep in the trenches to get everything you need to know from revolutionizing not only larger passenger jets, but the way complex machinery is conceived, designed and built. From the materials used to build the body of the plane itself to the technology to guarantee passengers will have a smoother ride (less of a chance of motion sickness) to larger windows and carry-on storage bins. It's fascinating. You can view it here: www.designnews.com/Boeing."
Microsoft

+ - Why Microsoft will lose patent war

Submitted by
javacowboy
javacowboy writes "According to Roughly Drafted, Microsoft's patent war on open source will end up being counter-productive. Among the factors the author cites are the three different philosophical perspectives on operating systems and software (Windows, Linux, OS X) and the trend toward open standards in the software industry. It's a very meaty article, with lots of historical perspective and technical analysis, but is well worth reading."
The Internet

+ - Political awareness raised by 40.000 blowjobs

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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "Our campaign which addresses false promises made by politicians has reached millions of people worldwide and is currently the most discussed topic on the internet ( http://www.nee-antwerpen.be/index-eng.htm ). Over the course of two days more than 100.000 people have signed up for the initiative. At this moment our website is the most visited political site in the world. Our modest homepage http://www.nee-antwerpen.be/ receives twice as many visitors as whitehouse.gov and ten times as many as England's labour party website (statistics available on http://www.alexa.com/ ).With this humoristic campaign we bring politics closer to the people worldwide.

NEE is an impartial protest movement running for senate in the Belgian elections of June 10th 2007.

NEE works around political awareness and offers voters in Belgium the option to vote 'no' if they find that none of the parties deserve their vote. NEE-votes would simply create empty seats in parliament, resulting in a loss of income and power for the other parties and giving the voters the power to sanction politicians if needed.

This concept has never before been implemented in any political system worldwide and with this stunt it is now being debated internationally.

Sincerely,
Tania Derveaux

Contact:
e-mail: info@nee-antwerpen.be
tel. Tania: +32 (0) 495 48 84 35"
Operating Systems

+ - Is Dell Bad for Ubuntu?

Submitted by vcore
vcore (944477) writes "Many people have become excited for Ubuntu's upcoming release on Dell computers, and while it is certainly good news there are a few causes for concern. Very few details have emerged so far so it is not completely clear what impact Dell with have on the thriving Ubuntu community, but there are questions concerning support, logistics, pricing, and a number of other areas that are affected. From the article, "One detail that will be particularly interesting is the impact that Dell has on Ubuntu. Dell is in the practice of filling their computers with large amounts of "bloatware" and also all sorts of cobranding, but it remains to be seen what they will do with Ubuntu. It has been reported that Dell will be shipping a standard version of Ubuntu 7.04...""

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