Big wigs drag LEED into data centers
The data center community recently joined forces to petition the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to adopt a green building certification for data centers, reports SearchDataCenter.com. The goal of data center groups, including The Green Grid, the Uptime Institute and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), is to develop a rating system for green data centers that the USGBC would adopt under its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
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Canonical, HP work on Ubuntu server certification
Canonical Ltd. says it's working with Hewlett-Packard Co. to win server certification for Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is a favorite among Linux desktop users, but Canonical hopes for credibility on the server as well. Certification on HP ProLiant servers would mean that HP could list Ubuntu as a supported operating system and verify full compatibility.
F-Secure slammed by SQL injection
Last week, F-Secure Corp. was the latest victim in a series of SQL injection attacks targeting security firms, according to SearchSecurity.com.
A Romanian hacker detailed the attack on F-Secure's website in a posting on the hackersblog.org forum. The anonymous hacker said he viewed some statistics regarding past virus activity after exploiting coding errors on F-Secure, a Helsinki, Finland-based antivirus vendor's website. The hacker said the website was vulnerable to both SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks. F-Secure, an Internet services and computer security software vendor, confirmed the breach but characterized it as a low-level threat. The server was taken down for an investigation.
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