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Tighten Security with DShield

A fantastic resource was passed along to me called DShield – which bills itself as a distributed intrusion detection system. What it is really is a powerful live reporting resource on the most attacked ports, types of attacks and who the attackers are. As the folks at DShield put it – “DShield.org is an attempt to collect data about cracker activity from all over the internet. This data will be cataloged and...

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JAVAONE: Sun's open source strategy treads well-worn path

June 28, 2005—Peel back the covers of Sun Microsystems' open source software announcements at JavaOne this week and you'll find a company taking a new tack on an old strategy: Sell more hardware.Those who've been following Sun's recent spate of open source goodwill said they see it as another ploy to do what the vendor has traditionally done best and think Sun may be warming up to the idea that it may never have a financially...

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Veerle's Charts in Illustrator CS2

I’ve spent a bit of time recently talking about some of the newer and groovier features in Creative Suite 2, so it’s great to see Veerle chime in with this easy-to-follow tutorial on producing stylish pie charts using Illustrator CS2. I think the nicest feature is Illustrator lets you to leave the data in a permanently editable state, making it trivial to export new chart graphics as new data becomes available. I remember...