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Red Hat warns of hole in OpenSSL  17 November 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
In an advisory, Linux distributor Red Hat has warned that a security vulnerability in OpenSSL can potentially be remotely exploited to break into a server. Affected versions include OpenSSL 0.9.8f to 0.9.8o, 1.0.0 and 1.0.0a. Updating to OpenSSL 0.9.8p or 1.0.0b closes the hole.
Chrome, Safari, Office top list for serious bugs  16 November 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Chrome was the application with the most number of high severity vulnerabilities that impacted end users this year, followed by Safari, Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and Acrobat and Firefox, according to a list to be released today.
Anti-Firesheep Trick Protects Linux Users  16 November 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Firesheep plug-in for Firefox has done an admirable job of illustrating the insecurity of public Wi-Fi, just as its creators intended. Now that it's out there in the wild, however, the question for users is how to protect their sensitive information.
Global spam e-mail drops after hacker arrests  15 November 2010 
Source: BBC News - Posted by Alex   
Levels of spam have fallen by almost 50% since August 2010, suggest figures. Figures compiled by security firm Symantec show that the amount of junk e-mail messages flowing around the net has dropped 47% in three months.
Spam Down In October: Symantec  15 November 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Spam levels are down, at least for the moment. So says a new study released recently by Symantec, which found that spam comprised 86.6 percent of all messages in October, compared with 89.4 percent in September. Symantec said the decline continues a "sharp decrease in global spam volume," with spam volume down a whopping 47 percent from August to October.
Kinect Hacked To Work On PCs  12 November 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Alex   
Well, that was fast. Do-it-yourself electronics kit maker and hobby retailer Adafruit recently announced that a hacker had won the company's Open Kinect Bounty. Spain-based hacker Hector Martin Cantero, who is known online as "marcan," released a proof-of-concept video Wednesday night showing the Kinect interfacing with his Linux-based laptop.
Botnet takedowns curb spam volumes  11 November 2010 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Spam volumes almost halved in the three months between August and the end of October, according to Symantec. Symantec’s hosted services unit (formerly MessageLabs) credits a 47 per cent sharp decrease in global spam volumes to action by the authorities against botnets and organised cybercrooks.
Get hacked and spill the beans, anonymously  11 November 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A new Web site could help turn security breach guesswork into science. Database breaches, social engineering attacks, and hacking incidents happen at companies every day, but very few end up being reported publicly. That's because organizations fear--and rightly so--damage to their reputation, public humiliation, and loss of customer confidence.
Think You Have What it Takes to be a Hacker?  10 November 2010 
Source: Brickhouse Security - Posted by Alex   
If you have some decent hacking skills then perhaps, Google is looking for you. No, not to interrogate you for past crimes, but rather to interview you for a a potential career.
Application Security; Don’t get caught off guard with dangerous assumptions  09 November 2010 
Source: Acunetix - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Don’t get caught off guard. We hear that statement all the time with regards to information security. Sadly, as many businesses have experienced, such talk is cheap. Obviously no one wants their Web site to get hacked.
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