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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.
More nasties found on Google Code repository  14 September 2010 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security researchers are finding more and more malicious things lurking on the Google Code project repository.
Mass-mailing 'Here you have' worm hits in-boxes  13 September 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The US-CERT warned Friday of a new mass-mailing worm that contains a link to what looks like a PDF file but instead is a malicious screensaver file that will interfere with security software on Windows-based computers and spread the message to everyone in the e-mail address book.
Fact or Fiction? Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked  10 September 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
If the idea of using Linux in your business is one that makes you nervous, chances are you've fallen prey to one or more of the many myths out there that are frequently disseminated by competing vendors such as Microsoft. After all, each Linux user means one less sale for such companies, so they have a powerful motivation to spread such FUD.
How Linux Land Got Better Since Last Summer  09 September 2010 
Source: Tech News World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
"My favourite change in the world of GNU/Linux this year is that GNU/Linux is being accepted by more people as a better way to do IT on the desktop as well as the server," said blogger and educator Robert Pogson. "All the advantages of stability, efficiency, security, low cost, etc., that benefit us who use GNU/Linux on the server also apply to those using GNU/Linux on the desktop."
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