the Survey: Should Lab Subscribe to Web of Science?
The Lab Library has created a user survey to gauge demand for online access
to Web of Science, a unique citation database index which provides a metric
on whether a particular paper or author has been cited in other published
works. Being able to determine this can help strengthen funding proposals.
However, this is a very expensive resource, and a number of lesser used
journals must be cut to stay in budget.
to the survey (login required) by Fri. Aug. 13.
Murphy, faculty member, and student interns Bassam Aldhafari, Ben
Rosenberg, Adam Barlev, Martin Robel
Summer Internships Teach Students the Ins and Outs of Clusters
Law says that the speed of computers will double every 18 months. If that
trend continues, the need for speed will only increase, reaching new heights
via cluster computers. And the need for technicians to administer them is
Student interns from Contra Costa College are learning about this dynamic
field of cluster support at the Lab.
Wale Soyinka Publishes Book on Microsoft Windows 2000
Wale Soyinka saw a need for Linux computer lab manuals in community colleges,
he decided to do something about it. He wrote and self-published four manuals,
which ITSD’s summer interns had the opportunity to use. His most recent
book is on Microsoft Windows 2000.
Emergency Responders Find You: Validate Your Building for E911
provide better emergency responses, the Enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) service is
being updated. The E911 system identifies the caller's telephone extension,
name, building and room number, allowing emergency responders to pinpoint
your exact location. But emergency services cannot find you unless they
have updated information. Validate your buildings and room numbers to keep
the database current.
MPC Model for Windows Desktop Computers Now Available
(formerly Micron) has announced a new series of desktop computers as upgrades
to our current lab standard, the Client Pro 345 model. The new model, the
365, uses the latest Intel chipset (915G) which represents a major change
in the underlying technology in desktop computing.
of Webmail Beware: Internet Cafés Are Not Often Secure
you travel outside the U.S., you may trouble accessing Webmail, the Web
interface to the Lab’s IMAP email system. Commonly this is caused
by Web browsers being outdated and not meeting the Lab’s Webmail minimum
security requirement of 128-bit SSL encryption.
Alert: Security Vulnerability Found
Mozilla has released a configuration change that fixes a security
vulnerability in Mozilla browsers by disabling the use of the
shell external protocol handler. Versions 1.7 and earlier of
Mozilla were affected by the vulnerability. This bug applies
only to Mozilla running on Windows, not Linux or Macintosh systems.
The update is quick and easy, and does not require rebooting.
If your version of Mozilla is vulnerable, you must patch
Protection Program Takes Steps to Secure Logins
As part of an ongoing effort to secure logins and comply with
RPM and DOE requirements, the Computer Protection Program will
begin to disallow inbound telnet connections starting on August
information is available online, see Section 9.02D10civ
and DOE Notice 205.11.
for Linux Security Hands-On Course Is Open
now in “Linux Security Hands-On,” a lab course in
which attendees gain hands-on experience in securing Linux systems.
The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, August
4 in Bldg. 90-0026. A course
description and training
enrollment are available online. Space is limited to a first
come, first served basis.
Protection Brown Bag Event: NCSA’s Kiran Lakkaraju to
Speak on Network Security Visualization
Lakkaraju of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
(NCSA) in Illinois returns to the Bay Area to speak on NCSA's
new network security visualization tools. Steve Lau's well-attended
brown bag presentation on the "Spinning Cube of Potential
Doom" earlier this year stirred up considerable interest
in security visualization. Kiran's presentation and demonstration
at noon, Wednesday, July 28 in Bldg. 50 auditorium, promises
to do the same.
for SANS Security Essentials, Track 1 Is Open
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting SANS Security
Essentials, Track 1, sponsored by the DOE Cyber Security Office.
This course is scheduled for six days: Monday, August 2 through
Saturday, August 7, 2004.
Virus Update: Over 140,000 Viruses Eradicated
Last month the LBNL virus wall identified and deleted over 140,000
infected attachments in messages. Windows-targeting worms were
once again most common with the Netsky.P worm leading the pack.