Identify and Verify Gnome Users Based on How They Type

Posted on in Categories Gnome, Hardware, Howto, Linux, Linux desktop last updated April 4, 2008

This tutorial explains GDM (GNOME Display Manager) modification to support user verification through keystroke-dynamics processing. Modified GDM allows only you to login. If you go ahead and tell your password to a friend. They still won’t be able to log in using GDM without knowing the precise method of typing required when entering your user name.

You can create and store a one-way encrypted hash of your keystroke patterns when entering your user name. Add code to GDM to read current keystroke patterns and permit a user to log in when the characteristics are a match.

Many commercial products today provide two-factor authentication on Linux systems. These technologies generally require the purchase of additional hardware and create a closed implementation unsuitable for many environments. The code and processes presented here allow you to implement a low-cost authentication-input system based on the characteristics of how a user types his password into the GDM. Moving beyond examples and into implementation, the modifications to GDM presented here allow you to enhance the security of your computer.

=> Identify and verify users based on how they type

Linux Success Story: New York Stock Exchange Moves to Linux

Posted on in Categories Business, Hardware, High performance computing, HP-UX, Linux, News last updated December 15, 2007
Linux Success Story: New York Stock Exchange Moves to Linux

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is the largest stock exchange in the world. NYSE wants to move away from proprietary platforms, so they selected HP hardware with Linux.

NYSE is investing heavily in x86-based Linux systems and blade servers as it builds out the NYSE Hybrid Market trading system that it launched last year. Flexibility and lower cost are among the goals. But one of the things that NYSE Euronext CIO Steve Rubinow says he most wants from the new computing architecture is technology independence. The NYSE has installed about 200 of HP’s ProLiant DL585 four-processor servers and 400 of its ProLiant BL685c blades, all running Linux and based on dual-core Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

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Hacking Nokia Series 60 Phones with Linux

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Hardware, Links, Linux last updated November 16, 2007

This site details about how to use Nokia Series 60 phone under Linux systems. It also details what applications put on them. The site is quite informative and I’m able to play with my nokia. It covers the following topics for Nokia N95,Nokia 6630,Nokia 6600 and phones:

=> Configuration Details

=> Communicating with it via Linux

=> BlueTooth Applications & Uses

=> TCP/IP over BlueTooth

=> Software on it

=> Games on it

=> Writing For It

=> File Formats etc

Read more @ Nick’s Adventures with Series 60 Phones and Linux