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No OS is safe, expert warns  23 September 2010 
Source: IT Pro UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Preconceptions that some operating systems are safer than others are misguided, a security expert has claimed. In reality all systems have their flaws which hackers will attempt to exploit and, despite some people’s belief Linux and Mac users are safer, all are vulnerable, said David Jacoby, a senior security researcher at Kaspersky.
 
Linux Kernel Exploit Gives Hackers a Back Door  22 September 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Alex   
Linux is well-known for its security advantages over many other operating systems, but that doesn't mean it's immune to problems. A Linux kernel flaw first discovered earlier this month, for example, gives hackers a way to not just gain root privileges in 64-bit Linux operating systems but also to leave a "back door" open for further exploitation later.
 
Intel HDCP Crack, Stuxnet Worm Research Top Security News  21 September 2010 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Alex   
The past week in security saw the HDCP master key get exposed, HP's deal to purchase ArcSight and revelations about the Stuxnet worm targeting industrial systems.
 
How to hack IP voice and video in real-time  21 September 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Corporate video conferences can still be easily hacked by insiders using a freeware tool that allows attackers to monitor calls in real-time and record them in files suitable for posting on YouTube.
 
Hole in Linux kernel provides root rights  17 September 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A vulnerability in the 32-bit compatibility mode of the current Linux kernel (and previous versions) for 64-bit systems can be exploited to escalate privileges. For instance, attackers can break into a system and exploit a hole in the web server to get complete root (also known as superuser) rights or permissions for a victim's system.
 
Considering Security on Murphy's Network  17 September 2010 
Source: Enterprise Networking Planet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Murphy's Law states that: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong". It's often used to explain why a piece of toast will generally fall jelly-side down when dropped, but apply it to the field of computer security and you'll realize something much more profound: It implies that your network is bound to be vulnerable for the most trivial of reasons.
 
IDC: traditional IT security is broken says security expert  16 September 2010 
Source: Computer Weekly - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Traditional IT security is buckling and breaking under increasingly sophisticated, high-quality malware attacks, says James Lyne, senior technologist at security firm Sophos.
 
Startup Demonstrates Its Own SSL Alternative  15 September 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A security startup will this week show publicly for the first time its proprietary replacement for SSL, as well as a cloud-based login application that helps block phishing attacks.
 
Linus Torvalds becomes an American citizen  14 September 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Having brought his open-source work and family to the United States from Finland some time ago, Linus Torvalds has marked an important personal milestone by attaining U.S. citizenship. Congratulations, Linus.
 
RSA Reports Price of Hacker Goods and Services  14 September 2010 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Alex   
Zeus Trojan kit - $3,000. SpyEye Trojan kit - $1,000. Bulletproof hosting - priceless, well not really. According to researchers with EMC's RSA security division, bulletproof hosting goes for between $87 to $179 per month depending on the service level and up to $400 per month for certain infrastructures.
 
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