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Gerald writes "The tcpdump/libpcap project reached a major milestone yesterday with the release of tcpdump 4.0.0 and libpcap 1.0.0. Tcpdump is a command-line protocol analysis tool that ships by default on most Linux and UNIX systems. Libpcap is the library that powers many popular networking tools including Snort, Nmap, ntop, Wireshark, and dozens of others.
Gerald writes "We are pleased to announce the availbility of Wireshark! Live! Helpdesk, a free,
24x7 support service for the Wireshark network protocol analyzer.
Wireshark! Live! Helpdesk provides
instant access to expert support for installation, general help, trace
file analysis, or any other issue you may have with Wireshark.
Gerald writes "After the most recent Wireshark release
a certain AV vendor's product started warning users that the installer contained adware. Since then, I've spent several hours verifying this isn't the case, trying to get the AV vendor to fix their stuff, and reassuring affected users that we do not ship adware with our product.
Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated case. I've had to do this
several times over the past few years, and each incident uses up time that could have been better spent elsewhere. It's even worse for other projects.
If you produce software, have you ever suffered collateral damage from AV false positives?" top
Gerald writes "According to a post on the nmap-hackers mailing list early this morning, Myspace had GoDaddy shut down the entire SecLists.org domain. SecLists.org is run by Fyodor of Nmap fame and hosts many important security-related mailing list archives. This is an important service for the security community.
It looks like someone posted a list of Myspace usernames and passwords to one of the lists archived at SecLists.org. Instead of contacting Fyodor directly about the problem, they contacted his DNS provider (GoDaddy) and had them shut down the entire domain."