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Download of the day: OpenBSD 4.4 CD ISO Images

OpenBSD 4.4 has been released and available for download (jump to download link ) from official project website. OpenBSD is often the first to add new security tools to make it harder to break, developers have also carefully read through the programming code to check for mistakes more than once. OpenBSD is also used for protecting networking using its pf firewall.

What's new in OpenBSD 4.4

  • A new tool sysmerge(8), derived from the old mergemaster port, makes it easier to merge configuration files changes during an upgrade.
  • Fully support OpenBSD inside extended partitions on i386 and amd64.
  • During installation 'dhcp' is now the initial default answer during network configuration.
    OpenSSH 5.1
  • New experimental fingerprint ASCII art visualisation system for easier verification of remote keys. Added chroot(2) support for sshd(8).
  • Added an extended test mode (-T) to sshd(8).
  • Make ssh(1) support negation of groups in a "Match group" block.
  • Over 5205 ports, minor robustness improvements in package tools.
  • See all new features here.


OpenBSD 4.4 Download

You can grab OpenBSD ISO and boot files from the FTP server or mirror machines.

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Some time my work force me to do detective work on MS-Windows boxes. Just like Linux / UNIX / BSD system , Windows machines get *owned* a lot. Recently while searching for information I came across couple of nice built-in windows command line security tools to determine if a system has been hacked cracked.

Fortunately, Microsoft has built numerous tools into Windows so administrators and power users can analyze a machine to determine whether it's been compromised. In this tip, which is the first of a two-part series, Author has covered five useful command-line tools built into Windows for such analysis.

=> Built-in Windows commands to determine if a system has been hacked : Part I and Part II