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Open source MS-DOS alternative turns 23

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FreeDOS, which was originally conceived as an open source alternative to MS-DOS, has completed 23 years of its existence. The community-powered project was launched...

Cyber Attacks Explained: Web Exploitation

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Websites are no longer merely about having an "Internet presence" today, but are also used for commercial transactions and to transfer sensitive data. Such...

Cyber Attacks Explained: DNS Invasions

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We often read about defaced websites whose pages get changed to some malicious content. How do hackers do it and how do we protect...

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk for...

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This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. "Doesn't it sound like...

Cyber Attacks Explained: Network Sniffing

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In earlier articles in this series, we have explored denial of service attacks and packet spoofing. This month, let us focus on a wider...

Cyber Attacks Explained: DoS and DDoS

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With this article, we begin a new series on the major kinds of cyber attacks that weaken the IT security infrastructure within organisations. With...

Joy of Programming: The Legacy of C

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Dennis Ritchie died on the 8th of October 2011, at the age of 70. His lasting contributions to computing include creating the C language,...

Device Drivers, Part 7: Generic Hardware Access in Linux

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This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about accessing hardware in Linux. Shweta was all jubilant about her character...

FreedomYUG: Do You Really Love Yourself?

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...or do you use Windows 7 Starter Edition on a netbook? Do you genuinely love and respect yourself? Or did you just agree to buy...

Advanced Nmap: A Recap

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This final article in the series consolidates information from the previous articles, looks at NMap's future possibilities, and at the new tools from the...