New Book!! Vultures to Vampires by David and Trevor on Kickstarter

A new kickstarter book might be on its way…

Starting from the day when Escom were the highest bidder at Commodore’s liquidator’s auction in New York (I was there), how their attempts to relaunch the Amiga spectacularly failed, then the troublesome years when our beloved computer bounced around from company to company, Viscorp, Quickpack, Gateway 2000, etc. and beyond.

ShaderJoy v1.8 on Amiga X5000 demonstrated by Kas1e

A new version of ShaderJoy for AmigaOS4 with a lot of improvements and bugfixes. Also this time it runs over OGLES2 3.0 beta and Warp3D Nova 1.71 beta meaning more complex shaders works.

Everything running on AmigaOS4.1 FE update1, X5000, RadeonRX 11 / 2GB

AmigaOne linux distro Fienix Soar Release Video

Fienix is a modern operating system designed specifically for PowerPC based personal computers and workstations. Fienix is primarily derived from Debian Linux, but Fienix also includes customizations, unique applications, and games not found in other distributions. Every function, application, and game in Fienix has been tested to ensure functionality on PowerPC systems. Additionally, Fienix includes PowerPC bug fixes and performance enhancements not found elsewhere.

ZitaFTP Server v1.10 for AmigaOS 

ZitaFTP Server (for AmigaOS 4) has been updated. It now has a docky that shows you what the server is doing, and has a convenient popup menu, so you can easily edit the configuration, restart the server and quit (no more sending a Ctrl+C).

ZitaFTP Server and Why You Should Use FTPS instead of Plain FTP By Kea Sigma Delta 

Source: Sniffing/Stealing FTP Passwords; Or, Why You Should Use FTPS instead of Plain FTP » Kea Sigma Delta

Plain FTP is insecure, and it’s pretty easy to sniff your username and password. Anyone who manages to connect to your network can capture network traffic, sniff out your FTP password, and then access/steal your files. Tools to do so are readily available.

The bottom line is: do NOT use plain FTP for file transfer if you value your data. Or, stick to plain FTP and risk being hacked. It’s up to you.

Personally, I value security. That’s why I wrote ZitaFTP Server. It’s a secure FTP server (i.e., an FTPS server). The password sniffing techniques shown above only work with plain FTP (and HTTP), and fail the moment secure connections are used. I highly recommend you stop using insecure plain FTP, and use FTPS instead. Yes, even within your own private network.