Apache - Infoworld http://images.infoworld.com/t/18281 en Worm targeting Apache Tomcat servers, possibly for DDoS http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/worm-targeting-apache-tomcat-servers-possibly-ddos-231363?source=rss_apache <p>A worm-like type of malicious software has been found targeting Apache Tomcat, an open-source Web server application, according to Symantec.</p> <p>The malware, which Symantec calls "Java.Tomdep," differs from other server malware in that it's not written in the PHP scripting language, wrote Takashi Katsuki in a <a href="http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/all-your-tomcat-are-belong-bad-guys" target="_blank">blog post</a>.</p> Applications Open Source Software Security Apache Application Servers Application Security Hacking Open Source Software Malware Web Applications Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:51:11 +0000 admin 231363 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache Cassandra 2.0 brings the old school SQL functionality http://images.infoworld.com/d/data-management/apache-cassandra-20-brings-the-old-school-sql-functionality-226139?source=rss_apache <p>The Apache Cassandra NoSQL distributed data store continues to accumulate features that mimic traditional databases, with the newly released version 2 of the open source software offering triggers, lightweight transactions and an updated query language similar to SQL.</p> <p>"A lot of our development is driven [to dissolve] the pain points that our users are feeling the most distress over," said Cassandra vice president Jonathan Ellis, about the release of <a href="http://cassandra.apache.org/" target="_blank">Cassandra 2.0</a>, which is managed under the Apache Software Foundation.</p> Data Management Apache Database Administration Open Source Software Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:38 +0000 admin 226139 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache and Linux: A tale of two open source projects http://images.infoworld.com/t/linux/apache-and-linux-tale-of-two-open-source-projects-225873?source=rss_apache <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/open_source_future_hp.jpg" alt="Apache and Linux: A tale of two open source projects" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Linux, the free operating system that Linus Torvalds created as a "hobby," <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/linus-torvalds-announces-linux-311-release-nostalgic-message-225581">turned 22 this week</a>. Open Source Software Apache Linux Open Source Software Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 225873 at http://images.infoworld.com Has Apache lost its way? http://images.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/has-apache-lost-its-way-225267?source=rss_apache <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/question.jpg" alt="Google's Project Loon stakes out no-NSA zone (we think)" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Hemera Technologies</p> </em></div><p>Since its inception, the Apache Software Foundation has had a profound impact in shaping the open source movement and the tech industry at large.</p> Open Source Software Apache Open Source Software Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 225267 at http://images.infoworld.com Hackers targeting servers running Apache Struts applications, researchers say http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/hackers-targeting-servers-running-apache-struts-applications-researchers-say-224971?source=rss_apache <p>Chinese hackers are using an automated tool to exploit known vulnerabilities in Apache Struts, in order to install backdoors on servers hosting applications developed with the framework.</p> <p>Apache Struts is a popular open-source framework for developing Java-based Web applications that's maintained by the Apache Software Foundation.</p> Security Apache Hacking Open Source Software Intrusion Detection Vulnerability Assessment Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:44:48 +0000 admin 224971 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache launches major revision of OpenOffice suite http://images.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/apache-launches-major-revision-of-openoffice-suite-223231?source=rss_apache <p>In its first major revision in more than a year, the Apache <a href="http://www.openoffice.org">OpenOffice</a> suite now comes with a sidebar, from which users can launch their favorite tools.</p> <p>"Over the years we saw the increased use of widescreen monitors, so we had to rethink how we used the user interface," said Rob Weir, of the Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee.</p> Applications Open Source Software Apache Office Software Open Source Software Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:11:54 +0000 admin 223231 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache CloudStack 4.1.0 emerges from incubation http://images.infoworld.com/t/iaas/apache-cloudstack-410-emerges-incubation-220010?source=rss_apache <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Performance_hp.jpg" alt="Apache CloudStack 4.1.0 emerges from incubation" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Apache CloudStack project today announced Version 4.1.0 of the CloudStack, signaling that the cloud orchestration platform continues to thrive since emerging from the Apache Incubator in mid-March.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Apache IaaS Open Source Software Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:33:30 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 220010 at http://images.infoworld.com Stealthy malware spreading among popular Web servers http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/stealthy-malware-spreading-among-popular-web-servers-218164?source=rss_apache <p>A stealthy malicious software program is taking hold in some of the most popular Web servers, and researchers still don't know why.</p> <p>Last week, security companies Eset and Sucuri <a href="http://news.techworld.com/security/3444801/apache-web-servers-targeted-by-stealthy-cdorked-malware/" target="_blank">found Apache servers infected</a> with Linux/Cdorked. If that malware is running on a Web server, victims are redirected to another website that tries to compromise their computer.</p> Security Apache Open Source Software Malware Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 08 May 2013 11:28:18 +0000 admin 218164 at http://images.infoworld.com CBS tunes in to open source, cloud http://images.infoworld.com/t/open-source-software/cbs-tunes-in-open-source-cloud-217571?source=rss_apache <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/open_source_future_hp.jpg" alt="CBS tunes in to open source, cloud" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Ring in open source and cloud apps, ring out old packaged software. That's the message relayed by Peter Yared, CTO for CBS Interactive, at this week's open source-focused Open Business Conference in San Francisco.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Apache Hadoop Open Source Software Cloud Computing Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:00:16 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 217571 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache servers ambushed by sophisticated backdoor attacks http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/apache-servers-ambushed-sophisticated-backdoor-attacks-217553?source=rss_apache <p>Apache servers are being ambushed by a particularly pernicious malware program called Linux/Cdorked.A that's infecting visitors to the sick machines with the Blackhole malware kit.</p> <p>Discovered by security <a href="http://blog.sucuri.net/2013/04/apache-binary-backdoors-on-cpanel-based-servers.html" target="_blank">researchers at Sucuri</a> and Eset, they describe the malware a a sophisticated and stealthy backdoor meant to drive traffic to malicious websites.</p> Security Apache Cyber Crime Data Security Servers Malware Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:13:07 +0000 admin 217553 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache Foundation promotes development framework Bloodhound http://images.infoworld.com/d/application-development/apache-foundation-promotes-development-framework-bloodhound-215819?source=rss_apache <p>The Apache Foundation announced Tuesday that the software development and project management framework Bloodhound is now an official top-level project, having graduated from the organization's product incubator.</p> <p>Bloodhound is a highly flexible, open-source tool for collaborating on software development projects. Essentially a fork of the widely used Trac (a Web front-end for several popular versioning systems including Subversion and Git), Bloodhound adds multiple project hosting and an improved user interface, the foundation said.</p> Applications Application Development Open Source Software Apache Development Environments Collaboration Software Open Source Software Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:39:58 +0000 admin 215819 at http://images.infoworld.com How to install Apache on Linux http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/how-install-apache-linux-197432?source=rss_apache <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apache_linux.jpg" alt="How to install Apache on Linux" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The installation, care, and feeding of an Apache Web server is not terribly difficult, but can seem so if you haven't ventured into those particular waters before. This quick-start guide will help you get your feet wet with Apache on a Linux server.</p> Applications Open Source Software Apache Linux Web Development Open Source Software Web Applications IDG Insider Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 197432 at http://images.infoworld.com CloudStack releases first code under Apache license http://images.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/cloudstack-releases-first-code-under-apache-license-206593?source=rss_apache <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/110512-rightscale-openstack-263969.html" target="_blank">OpenStack</a> has grabbed a lot of headlines recently, but competing cloud management platform CloudStack made some news of its own this week with the project releasing its first <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/opensource/" target="_blank">open source</a> code as part of the Apache Software Foundation.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Apache Managed Services Open Source Software Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:16:43 +0000 admin 206593 at http://images.infoworld.com Many Apache Web servers put popular websites at risk http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/many-apache-web-servers-put-popular-websites-risk-206188?source=rss_apache <p>Many Apache Web servers, including those hosting some popular websites, expose information about the internal structure of the sites they host, the IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of their visitors, the resources users access, and other potentially sensitive details because their status pages are left unprotected.</p> <p>The Apache mod_status module generates a "server status" page that contains information about the server's CPU and memory load, as well as details about active user requests, including paths to various internal files and IP addresses.</p> Computer Hardware Security Apache Internet Authentication Data Security Servers Hacking Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:27:22 +0000 admin 206188 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache Lucene/Solr expands across many servers http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/apache-lucenesolr-expands-across-many-servers-204658?source=rss_apache <p>The Apache Software Foundation's widely used open source Lucene/Solr search engine package has been upgraded to accommodate its users' seemingly insatiable need to collect and use ever-larger amounts of data.</p> <p>"The biggest improvement that has happened to Lucene/Solr is scalability," said Sarath Jarugula, vice president of product management at LucidWorks, which offers a commercially support version of Lucene/Solr. "Lucene/Solr has been re-architected to index data across hundreds of servers," he said.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Apache Data Mining Open Source Software Search Engines Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:49:33 +0000 admin 204658 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache Cassandra database upgrade due this fall http://images.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/apache-cassandra-database-upgrade-due-fall-199749?source=rss_apache <p>With its popularity growing, Apache's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/new-cassandra-comes-big-data-support-623">Cassandra</a> database for high-volume, real-time data management will be fitted with technical and query language improvements in the fall.</p> Application Development Data Center Data Explosion Apache Database Administration Application Development NoSQL Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:20:59 +0000 Paul Krill 199749 at http://images.infoworld.com Cloudera moves Hadoop beyond MapReduce http://images.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/cloudera-moves-hadoop-beyond-mapreduce-194941?source=rss_apache <p>With the latest update to its Apache Hadoop distribution, Cloudera has provided the possibility of using data processing algorithms beyond the customary MapReduce, the company announced Tuesday.</p> <p>Version 4 of CDH (Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop) also comes with a number of resiliency improvements that should allow organizations to "run more critical workloads on the system," said Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera vice president of products.</p> Business Intelligence Apache Data Mining Hadoop Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:03:02 +0000 admin 194941 at http://images.infoworld.com What's next after GPL and Apache? http://images.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/whats-next-after-gpl-and-apache-193376?source=rss_apache <p>At the end of April, I wrote about the idea that usage of the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-and-android-match-made-in-open-source-192287">GNU General Public License (GPL) is declining</a> and concluded that although new, commercially initiated open source projects were indeed tending to adopt other licenses, the use of the GPL itself is still growing -- especially among projects in its core community of GNU platform development. This article explores why commercial projects pick particular open source licenses and what might happen in the future.</p> Open Source Software Apache GPL Software Licensing Open Source Software Fri, 18 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 193376 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache Web server gets high performance upgrade http://images.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/apache-web-server-gets-high-performance-upgrade-186933?source=rss_apache <p>The ASF (Apache Software Foundation) has celebrated the 17th anniversary of the release of the Apache HTTP Server by launching a new version of the popular open source Web server software.</p> <p><a href="http://httpd.apache.org/" target="_blank">Apache HTTP Server version 2.4</a> is the first major update to the software since 2005, when version 2.2 was released (Version 2.3 was a development only version), and includes many new features that make it more suited for high traffic environments.</p> Open Source Software Apache Open Source Software Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:47:58 +0000 admin 186933 at http://images.infoworld.com Apache embraces cloud with Deltacloud approval http://images.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/apache-embraces-cloud-deltacloud-approval-186652?source=rss_apache <p>Extending its range of open-source projects to cloud computing, the Apache Software Foundation has approved the Deltacloud as a top-level project, the organization announced Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/082510-red-hat-offers-its-cloud.html" target="_blank">First developed by Red Hat</a> in 2009, Deltacloud offers a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) that can be used to interact with multiple cloud service providers. Red Hat submitted Deltacloud to Apache in 2010, and Apache accepted the project in incubator status.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Apache Open Source Software Cloud Computing Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:01:47 +0000 admin 186652 at http://images.infoworld.com