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Windows 7 to hit consumers with known security problem

http://fsfe.org

Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7, is currently shipping with a potentially serious defect. Ahead of the product's global launch on Thursday, Germany's federal IT security agency (BSI) has issued a warning about a high-risk vulnerability in the SMB2 protocol. This can be exploited over the network to shut down a computer with a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

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Mozilla Firefox plugin check will make the web a safer place

http://blog.internetnews.com

Now Mozilla has a solution to the problem that I personally think is so simple, yet effective, it will change the web security landscape for tens of millions of Firefox users.

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Mozilla says Microsoft browser malware can Firefox off

http://www.daniweb.com

Odd isn't it, how Microsoft kicked up a fuss when Google announced the Chrome plugin for Internet Explorer on the grounds that it could make the browser more insecure. Indeed, it went as far as to suggest that it doubled the potential surface area for malware and scripted attacks. Yet, amazingly, Microsoft sees no such problem with installing a plugin into the Firefox browser.

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Using Zenmap 5.0 on Ubuntu 9.04

http://www.linux-tip.net

Zenmap is the official graphical user interface (GUI) for the Nmap Security Scanner. It is a multi-platform, free and open-source application designed to make Nmap easy for beginners to use while providing advanced features for experienced Nmap users. The purpose of Zenmap is not to replace Nmap.

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Apache HTTP Server 2.2.14 released for security

http://blog.internetnews.com

Apache HTTP Server 2.2.14 fixes three security vulnerabilities which could potentially have left users at risk, albeit a small risk.

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FreeBSD security update

http://www.h-online.com

The FreeBSD developers have released new updates to their operating system to close three vulnerabilities. Users with restricted privileges can reportedly exploit all three holes to elevate their privileges. One of the vulnerabilities is caused by a design flaw recently also discovered and fixed in the kernel. It allows programming flaws to cause a NULL pointer dereference.

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Does Size Matter? Picking a Sane Password Policy

http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com

But since a password like that would be impossible to remember, it's not really practical for most end user applications. So how long should your corporate password policy specify that a password should be?

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Microsoft says turn off Windows feature to protect Windows

http://itworld.com

Microsoft admits that the problem is real. Mark Wodrich and Jonathan Ness, part of the MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) engineering team wrote that an experimental exploit is already out and that it can fain "complete control of the targeted system and can be launched by an unauthenticated user." Just what you didn't need.

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Mozilla catches half of Firefox users running insecure Flash

http://www.channelregister.co.uk

More than half of all Firefox users ran an unsafe version of Adobe's Flash Player, according to statistics collected last week as users installed the latest release of the popular open-source browser.

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Firestarter: Simple to use, powerful desktop firewall

http://www.ghacks.net

Every PC needs protection. Now with the Linux operating system you have a lot of choices for protection. But one of the easiest to use is Firestarter. Firestarter is one of the easiest-to-use firewalls I have used.

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FreeBSD Local Root Escalation Vulnerability

http://www.darknet.org.uk

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go.

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What's really the safest Web Browser?

http://www.itworld.com

It's hard to believe that people will actually believe the new NSS Labs report that claims Internet Explorer is safer than other Web browsers at blocking "Socially Engineered Malware"

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Torvalds bashes vendor-sec private Linux security list

http://blog.internetnews.com

Last week, Linux was tagged with a local NULL pointer flaw that could have led to a privilege escalation issue. Linux founder Linus Torvalds pushed a patch upstream quickly and now that patch is in the Linux 2.6.31 -rc6 milestone.

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Taking FOSS Security Seriously

http://www.technewsworld.com

Developers of open source software projects should be just as concerned about security as anyone developing a proprietary app. However, the nature of the two development processes can be very different at times, and debate still rages about which is inherently more secure -- a secret code kept by a company, or a public one that all eyes can see.

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Mozilla patches 'critical' Firefox flaws

http://blog.mozilla.com

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.5.2 and Firefox 3.0.13 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads

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