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LinuxCon: Exploits Show Why Linux Is Vulnerable

http://www.esecurityplanet.com

There is a widely held belief that Linux is a completely secure operating system. But to Brad Spengler of the grsecurity project, the belief is far from accurate. And he has the kernel exploits to prove it.

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Created by keyboardninja 3 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 46 weeks ago
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AppArmor Is Going Into The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel

http://www.phoronix.com

James Morris has outlined a preview of the security subsystem changes he is currently carrying in his security-testing-next branch of the Linux kernel that he plans to have Linus Torvalds pull into the next kernel development cycle for Linux 2.6.36. The big change in the kernel security world is that AppArmor is being planned for integration into the Linux 2.6.36 kernel.

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Created by gooogle 3 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 47 weeks ago
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Open source web apps often insecure, new tool discovers

http://www.networkworld.com

Security company Qualys has released a new open source tool, 'BlindElephant', which can accurately fingerprint web applications down to version level in order to better manage the security issues which now plague such software. According to the company, the need for such a tool is pressing.

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Will Mozilla's $3,000 bug bounty make Firefox secure?

http://blog.internetnews.com

Mozilla is increasing the amount it pays security researchers for bugs from $500 up to $3,000. I personally think that's a very good thing.

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Created by clandestine 3 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 49 weeks ago
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How to Access the Internet (A Guide from 2025)

http://blogoscoped.com

A manual about how to access the Internet in the future (satire).

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Created by akf 3 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 51 weeks ago
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Adding a Secure Delete Option to Nautilus File Manager in Linux

http://techthrob.com

This tutorial will show you how to add a secure-delete option to the contextual menu in Ubuntu and Fedora Linux, but it can also be used as an example for adding any command to the right-click menu in Nautilus. We all know that when you simply delete a file, it’s possible to recover it later.

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HTTPS Extension Adds Default SSL Browsing to Firefox

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have released HTTPS Everywhere, a Firefox extension that activates SSL/TSL encryption on sites that support the security setting, but don't feature it as a default when visiting because of partial support, unsecured trackback links or other issues. To alleviate this problem, HTTPS Everywhere writes all requests in HTTPS.

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Created by noodly appendage 4 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 2 weeks ago
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Microsoft is a weak link in national security

http://arstechnica.com

Microsoft has vast resources, literally billions of dollars in cash, or liquid assets reserves. Microsoft is an incredibly successful empire built on the premise of market dominance with low-quality goods.

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Created by stargrave 4 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 3 weeks ago
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Mozilla opens up more on Firefox 4: Content Security, WebGL coming

http://www.betanews.com

A newly published Mozilla developers' page characterizes Firefox 4 -- whose first public betas may be only a few weeks away -- as feature-laden.

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Created by gurner 4 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 5 weeks ago
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The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

http://defensetech.org

In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems.

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Created by noodly appendage 4 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 8 weeks ago
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Scroogle has been blocked

https://ssl.scroogle.org

"We regret to announce that our Google scraper may have to be permanently retired, thanks to a change at Google. It depends on whether Google is willing to restore the simple interface that we've been scraping since Scroogle started five years ago. Actually, we've been using that interface for scraping since Google-Watch.org began in 2002."

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Created by Ne kvidd neemiz 4 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 8 weeks ago
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Firefox add-on disrupts Google data collection

http://www.computerworlduk.com

A computer security researcher has launched a project designed to provide people greater privacy when using Google, as the company expands the scope of data its collects about its users.

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Created by zarkovic 4 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 11 weeks ago
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Ninja - Privilege escalation detection system for GNU/Linux

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

Ninja is a privilege escalation detection  and  prevention system for GNU/Linux hosts.

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Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Firefox developers say they're close to plugging an information leakage hole that has plagued every major browser for more than a decade.

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Created by polbaan 4 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 13 weeks ago
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Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Fedora 12

http://www.howtoforge.com

This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on a Fedora 12 system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications.

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Created by falko 4 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 13 weeks ago
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