By: Olaf Kirch

May 13, 2015 10:49 am

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Of Venoms and Antidotes

Today, a new vulnerability was disclosed by the name of VENOM (CVE-2015-3456), already seeing a fair amount of media attention. In order to help you assess the impact of this vulnerability on your systems, we are collecting background information and provide a prelimary risk assessment for our products. What this attack is all about The […]

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By: Olaf Kirch

October 18, 2014 2:04 am

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Understanding POODLE

Let’s take a closer look at the POODLE vulnerability that has been causing quite a stir during the last few days. To begin with, it’s important to understand that POODLE is not a code vulnerability. It is a vulnerability of the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol as specified. Consequently, there is little that can be […]

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By: Olaf Kirch

October 2, 2012 2:40 pm

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Geeko Loves Cephalopod

At SUSE, we have been looking at the next level of storage solutions that provide a suitable foundation for the Cloud and for Big Data. While centralized storage will continue to play a major role in these areas, we are seeing an emerging need for massively scalable, distributed, replicated and yet inexpensive storage. For Cloud […]

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By: Olaf Kirch

August 8, 2012 10:13 am

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Our Planned Approach to Secure Boot

In this follow-on blog to UEFI Secure Boot, I will describe our plans towards UEFI Secure Boot. Note that when we say “SUSE”, we really mean two very distinct distributions –  SUSE Linux Enterprise on one hand, and openSUSE on the other hand. The latter, being a  community project, is rather independent in their decisions […]

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By: Olaf Kirch

August 7, 2012 4:51 pm

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UEFI Secure Boot

In case you don’t know what this blog is talking about: UEFI is the “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface”, and “Secure Boot” is one of its more recent features that is generating a bit of a stir in the Open Source world. At SUSE, we have been looking at UEFI Secure Boot long and hard. On […]

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By: Olaf Kirch

March 23, 2012 8:24 am

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SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 Proudly Presents: Linux 3.0

From a developer’s point of view, changing a version number is nothing to go crazy about. Outside of the occasional significance to a version number, version numbers are typically more or less random strings – window dressing, if you will. The Linux 3.0 kernel does not fall in the window dressing category, which is why […]

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