Squid 3.5.5 RPMs release

I am happy to release the new RPMs of squid 3.5.5 for Centos 6.6 64bit, 32bit and CentOS 7 64bit.

The new release includes couple bug fixes and improvements.
The links to the RPMs are at the bottom of the article.

Diving tools for the WEB

The Internet is like a sea but with information and not water. Every Internet diver should have couple tools in his hands to help him with this semi speed of light flow of information.
One of couple basic things about the Internet is that it might lead you to places and information you might not want to know.
So what tools are there to help?
The first thing is a FIREWALL. Once the PC is sitting just inside the Internet there is much more risk for damage from the Internet.
So Firewall Is 1!(check)
Today most routers connect the DSL or CABLE modem to the house and there for adding a NAT and it can be treated as a better then nothing solution.
In a more security aware places such as a company\work-place there is a need to guard the digital assets of the company and there-for a proxy with lots of ACLs is there to help the “divers” from unwanted and unknown malicious “programs”(aka Viruses).

So a recommendation for a NAT-ROUTER is also from security reasons and not only the option to “share” the internet connection between couple devices.

And back to the tools:

  • Firewall
  • AntiMalware(Virus)
  • AntiSPAM
  • Time restriction
  • URL based filtering

Well all the above can be bought with some money.
But for the advanced and Hardcore users there are other requirments such as:

  • honeypots
  • port knoking
  • firebug
  • sand-boxing area
  • VPN

And even with the help of all the above mentioned tools, there is always the possibility that somethings goes out of control and leave us with a lot of hope that we might not be needed to work overtime to handle the escalating situation.

Another set of tools is there for Pentesting such as archassault or backtrack.

What tools are you using daily to protect you from drowning in the water of the NET?

And just to open some of the users list eyes a nice video for parents:

Or a local mirror at:
Internet Safety Presentation – whitnallschools by Eric Gran

More details about the release at squid-wiki.
On this release I have uploaded 3.5.4 and 3.5.5 when 3.5.5 will be the default to upgrade into.

To Each and everyone of the RPM files in the repository there is an *asc* file which contains  MD5 SHA1 SHA2 SHA256 SHA384 SHA512 TIGER hashes.

All The Bests,
Eliezer Croitoru