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BerliOS open source project portal falls victim to attack

http://www.h-online.com

In a recent attack on the web server of the BerliOS (Berlin Open Source) open source platform intruders replaced the portal's home page.

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The most insecure part of your network is...

http://www.itworld.com

Sure, It's Secure: "Your desktops' operating systems? Your servers' operating systems? Your firewall? Or..."

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Linux-powered Packet Fence Protects Your Network

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Packet Fence bundles many useful and powerful network protection tools into an attractive, integrated package. Such as network access control, monitoring, intrusion detection, VLAN isolation, DHCP fingerprinting, and captive portal. Eric Geier introduces us to this protective powerhouse.

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Restricting SSH logins to specific groups on Ubuntu

http://jhansonxi.blogspot.com

On Ubuntu I have a user account "administrator" which is in the admin group. It has a complicated password for security. OpenSSH by default allows all users to attempt to login remotely. Since user accounts often have weak passwords it's unsafe to allow this.

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Open Source doesn't automatically mean safety

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The recent Firefox security upgrade introduced me to someone who thought that their old browser was still more secure than others. Sorry. It doesn't work that way.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Simon Josefsson

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Simon Josefsson is a Fellow and GNU hacker with a special interest in security. His contributions to the Free Software world include such ubiquitous projects as GnuTLS and Libssh2, and he was recently presented with the Nordic Free Software Award. I sat down for a jabber session with Simon, asking him about his projects and other security matters.

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Learn to use extended file attributes in Linux to boost security

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ACLs and extended attributes for files are simple and easy to use in Linux, and can go a long way in securing files. Vincent Danen goes over some of the basic file protection enhancements provided by the Linux kernel.

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Adobe PDF at Risk From Zero-Day Vulnerability

http://www.esecurityplanet.com

Users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF documents could be risk from a new zero-day vulnerability, with the company saying it has gotten reports that the flaw is currently being exploited in the wild.

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Configuring Strong Wi-Fi (802.1X) Authentication in Linux, Part II

http://www.linuxplanet.com

As the weaker forms of wireless encryption fail, migrating to stronger encryption protocols becomes more urgent. Eric Geier shows how to configure Linux clients to use strong encryption to connect to wireless networks.

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Linux Security Kernel Clean-Up

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Two significant Linux bugs have been founded and smashed. Here's what you need to know.

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Open source bugs fixed quicker than commercial software

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Open-source code is more prone to severe flaws than commercial software, but bugs get fixed more quickly, according to revealing new research from application security firm Veracode.

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French Army Contributes to Mozilla Thunderbird

http://jordanopensource.org

The French Gendarmerie Nationale police contributed to the code of the last version of Mozilla Thunderbird with security extensions named "TrustedBird".

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Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

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Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site Gnome-Look.org.

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4 Unreasonable Security Practices You're Probably Following

http://www.enterpriseitplanet.com

If you were a police officer and I handed you a bullet-proof vest and told you that it was effective 18 percent of the time or less, how much confidence would you have in the solution?

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Fedora 12 and unprivileged package installation

http://lwn.net

In short, the problem was that in the Fedora 12 default installation, regular users sitting at the console could install signed packages from any repository that the administrator has enabled.

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