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Mozilla releases Firefox & Thunderbird security updates  20 October 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Mozilla has released updates for the Firefox web browser and for the Thunderbird news and email client, closing a number of critical security vulnerabilities in those open source products. The latest security and stability update to the 3.6.x branch of Firefox addresses a total of 9 security issues, including five that Mozilla lists as critical, two high-level bugs and one rated as moderate.
 
Linux replacing Windows in datacenters  19 October 2010 
Source: India Times - Posted by Alex   
Little surprisingly cost remains a factor in Linux adoption. However, the survey also points out to factors such as security and technical superiority among top drivers.
 
Finding Security in an Insecure World  18 October 2010 
Source: Tech News World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
There are more than a few reasons to feel uneasy these days, and whether it's security for your home or security for your business, there are technology solutions that go a long way toward calming worries. ADT Pulse for your home and McAfee for your large business are both comprehensive and easily managed systems that do their jobs well.
 
Google's Five-Step Checklist for a Hacker-Free Life  18 October 2010 
Source: PC Magazine - Posted by Alex   
Priya Nayak, who works in consumer operations under Google's "Google Accounts" wing, puts it best: "My Google Account is very valuable to me." And thus, in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness month, Nayak has taken to the Google blogs to dish out a list of helpful security measures one can use to have an online life that's hacker-free.
 
DARPA Project To Tackle Inside Security Threats  15 October 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Alex   
The technology research arm of the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to develop technology to determine ahead of time when soldiers or other government insiders may become a threat to themselves or others.
 
Top 5 Mistakes Made by Linux First-Timers  14 October 2010 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Anthony Pell   
One of the big differences between Linux and Windows is that Linux users don't typically have "root," or administrator, access. That's a very good thing for security, and it's something you should take care to preserve by not running as root unnecessarily.
 
Survey Points to Simple Steps to Avoid IT Outages  11 October 2010 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
IT reseller CDW LLC found that 25% of 7,000 customers polled had experienced a network disruption of four hours or more within the past year.
 
Two Ways For SMBs To Secure Their Home Workers  11 October 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
In the slowly recovering economy, telecommuting has become an essential way for businesses to retain valuable workers, increase productivity, and support "green" initiatives. But from a security perspective, telecommuting can also be dangerous -- if you don't have the right technologies in place.
 
No quick solution for net neutrality  04 October 2010 
Source: tech.blorge - Posted by Alex   
If there’s going to be a quick resolution to the net neutrality debate, it won’t come from Congress. Democrat Senator Henry Waxman says he’s dropping plans for legislation after failing to secure the backing of his Republican opponents.
 
Cyber Security Month offers reminder of the Internet's risks  01 October 2010 
Source: Tricities - Posted by Alex   
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Consumers must be employ the latest in security technology and the same intuition they use in the “offline” world. “Cyber criminals are opportunistic,” says Consumer Affairs Director Mary Clement. “They seek out vulnerabilities on computers to send spam and phishing e-mails, or try to trick consumers into providing information that allows them to wipe out bank accounts and steal identities.”
 
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