Have your own OpenID URL without becoming a provider

Many services, such as AOL and myOpenID, provide OpenID accounts to use on whatever site that accepts them. You simply type in your OpenID url and hit Enter. But what if your given ID was randomly generated, or the username you wanted wasn't available?

I'd like to introduce a less-widely-known feature of OpenIDs: Delegation. Delegation allows you to have another URL point to your real OpenID. The best ...

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Intrusion detection with Tripwire

It's a myth that any system that you connect to the internet is 'safe'. No matter how vigilant you are, there are always risks out there and so having some way of detecting that something bad has happened is a vital part of any security strategy.

Tripwire (I'm referring to the open source edition here, not the commercial ones that are also available) is a program which is ...

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Never Forget to Lock Again

BlueProximityOkay, I lied right from the start with that title. Don't get into thinking that you can get any real security out of this, as it is equivalent to a locking screensaver. In fact, this is just a screensaver add-on for GNOME. That said, it does prevent the occasional hyperactive child or devious coworker from messing with your desktop when you are away and forget to lock it.

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