Christine Hall


Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001 she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and began covering IT full time in 2002, focusing on Linux and open source software. Since 2010 she's published and edited the website FOSS Force. Follow her on Twitter: @BrideOfLinux.


Despite WannaCry, Open SMB Ports Persist
Even after WannCry wrecked havoc last month, there are millions of public facing open SMB ports.
Time to Patch: 'Stack Clash' Vulnerability Affects Wide Range of Unix-like OSes
Researchers haven't yet been able to remotely execute the vulnerability, but they haven't ruled out the possibility.
Report Indicates Not All DevOps Groups Are Equal
The 2017 State of DevOps reports shows a wide gap between the performance of high and low performing DevOps groups.
Getting Started with Open Source Licenses
To get started understanding the ins and outs of open source licensing, it's important to understand the differences between "permissive" and "copyleft" licensing.
Cloud Foundry Announces 'Certified Developer' Program
A certification program for Cloud Foundry announced in March is now publicly available.
Will Dismantling Net Neutrality Affect IoT?
Some people are concerned that the FCC's planned ending of net neutrality rules might have a negative effect on the IoT.
Protecting Against 'Friendly Fire' Security Risks
Protecting against script kiddies might be easier than protecting against a cubicle worker who needs to get some work done.
Discover 2017: Distinguishing the 'New' HPE From the 'Old' HP
One of the problems the "new" HPE must overcome is the fact that the "old" HP's reputation precludes it.
Time to Patch Sudo in SELinux
All deployments of SELinux should be patched for a sudo vulnerability that can grant full root access.
NewSQL CockroachDB Ready for Prime Time
CockroachDB may not have an inviting name, but it took center stage at last week's OpenStack Summit.
OIN Expands Patent Protection With Larger 'Linux System'
The Open Invention Network has added 395 packages to its definition of the Linux System -- the largest single expansion in its history.
Red Hat's Vision for an Automated Enterprise
Yesterday at Red Hat Summit, the company laid out its vision of the future, and it did so with hardly a mention of the word "Linux." Instead, we heard about "the automated enterprise, powered by Ansible."