Choosing a hard drive: Does the brand matter?

It’s not easy to get comprehensive information on hard drive reliability. Most of us in the information technology world have anecdotal tales of hard drive reliability and failures, but one or even a few data points about brand and model hard drive reliability...

The Shellshock Bash Vulnerability – Patching CentOS

The Shellshock vulnerability and evidence of its use has now been widely reported in tech media.  Like the Heartbleed exploit I wrote about back in April, the sheer breadth of the vulnerability is staggering.  All of the mainstream Linux distributions contain the...