Weekend Link Roundup: Week 14

Written by Mark Sanborn: Jul 5, 2008

Which Linux Distributions Are Dying? - So which distributions are growing in terms of searches/day? Although this doesn’t necessarily represent popularity it does show how many people are looking for help or new to specific distribution. Interesting none the less.

Mozilla sets Guinness World Record with Firefox 3 launch - Although I can’t say I was part of the download frenzy this is pretty cool.

55 Free High Quality Icon Sets - I love icon sets and these are fabulous!

10 Best Hacking and Security Software Tools for Linux - Best hacking tools that are open source

How to encrypt user info with php - Something I didn’t think about when I wrote my article about hashing stored passworrds was adding the username of the hash. This along with salt creates a stronger hash.

Researchers spot Mac Trojan in the wild - With the rising popularity of the ipod and Apple computers I am sure we will see more of these in the future.

In-Depth look at how “Deep Packet Inspection” Works - A nice whitepaper on deep packet sniffing, AKA deep packet inspection. To make an analogy, deep packet inspection is like your phone company listening to your phone conversations and disconnecting you if you start talking about how bad their customer service is. Many ISPs think they have the right to judge what content should be a priority. Or even which content they will drop from their pipes. I forsee a future where everything is encrypted end to end.

Court orders YouTube to give Viacom video logs - So much for privacy.

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