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Although "trivially" fixable - and already fixed - a "kernel-crasher" bug was discovered by Øyvind Sæther, a young Norwegian programmer, earlier this week. The exploit could be used, Sæther reported, to take down several "lame free-shell providers" servers. Stressing that hacking is an illegal activity in most parts of the world, Sæther posted several patches to 2.4 and 2.6 kernels designed to keep the exploit from crashing systems Although the bug doesn't give an attacker any other control of a Linux system than crashing it, Linus Torvalds was fast to act and had already fixed it in his source code tree almost immediately and a 2.6.7 release of Linux patching the bug already went live at kernel.org earlier today.   ... (more)

Bloggers Call For Immediate Resignation Of FEMA Director Michael Brown

- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C. - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview. "FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours. This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one single p... (more)

Operation Data Recovery Launched for Katrina Victims

Tugboat Enterprises, the maker of the new data rescue product Lifeboat, is offering complimentary Lifeboat Data Rescue programs and technical support for the program to individuals and companies whose computers were hit by Hurricane Katrina. The offer is extended as a part of corporate goodwill toward individuals and companies who are most affected. Operation Data Recovery is valid for anyone living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee or South Carolina. "When people are affected by this kind of natural disaster, it's important that we pull together. Hurricane ... (more)

VMware Announces Physical to Virtual (P2V) Assistant Free with Migration Service

VMware, Inc.has announced that customers purchasing the VMware P2V Migrations Jumpstart service will receive the VMware P2V Assistant product for free. The VMware P2V Migrations Jumpstart service is an on-site consulting workshop that offers customers a proven methodology supported by VMware and its partners to move and consolidate existing physical servers into VMware virtual machines. P2V migrations are ideal for customers involved in server consolidation or legacy migration projects where recreating existing servers is not feasible or practical. The VMware P2V Assistant is an en... (more)

SYS-CON Media Named Among 500 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America by Deloitte & Touche

Montvale, NJ, October 9, 2002 - SYS-CON Media, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, has been named as an entrepreneurial growth leader by Inc magazine, which today released its 2002 Inc 500 ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The ranking will appear in the magazine's special Inc 500 issue, which hits newsstands October 15. SYS-CON Media achieved a record 752% growth in the past five years. Founded in 1994 by Fuat Kircaali with an initial loan of just $1,200 borrowed on his personal credit cards, SYS-CON is today the world's leading magazine publisher serv... (more)